Ellis has worked with individuals and groups across a broad spectrum of industries, large and small corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organizations, with extensive experience in both corporate-sponsored and private counseling.



Job Search
• Research
• Resume
• Two-minute pitch
• Networking
    – Theory
    – Contact list development
    – Structure of networking/networking      meetings
• Interview preparation
• Follow up to networking meetings and interviews
• Negotiating salary package
• Managing the search - time, emotions, organization, discipline/consistency

• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
• Campbell Interest and Skill Survey
• CareerLeader
• Experience analysis
• Values clarification
• Targeting/Options
• Validation techniques/market research


“It was refreshing (so so so refreshing) to have a positive meeting with you."
– Financial planning analyst

“Thank you so much for all the time, effort, guidance, and support you have given me during the past months.  This was most certainly a challenging time for me both personally and professionally.  I've come out of it on higher ground and wanted to let you know that you were an instrumental part of that transition.  It's great to know I have a true advocate for my success going forward."  
– Financial analyst in family office

“What sets you apart is that you truly see people as individuals, and you DEFINITELY come across as more sincere in that belief than most other people.”
— Marketing professional

“Your reasoning was the one that actually CONVINCED me it was the right move!  I can't thank you enough.  What others couldn't help me in days of chatting and brainstorming, you did in less than 30 minutes!  
– Columbia Business School student

“You really saved my skin. You can quote me on that, too.”
— Law firm administrative manager

“Thanks to you, I landed with a private equity group recently. You were correct; I needed some tweaking in my approach to find new opportunities. Your coaching and process of connecting with individuals to find hidden opportunities was the solution that worked for me. With a lot of hard work, I reached out repeatedly and now I am a Partner with a growing group. I cannot thank you enough.”
— Private equity professional

“Yes, we sure did go through quite an adventure. I cannot thank you enough for all your good advice and counsel during this dramatic change in my career/life. I really feel I went through a “baptism of fire” with this high drama negotiating.”
— NJ institutional sales professional

“Your work with me has had as much impact as any professor's (probably more, but don't tell the staff or faculty).  It was a pleasure working with you.  Your help was absolutely crucial to making my business school experience worthwhile."  

--Columbia Business School alum, alternative energy analyst

“My search was always a ‘part time search’ due to my current job. My target was to make my move in a 12-24 month time frame. It ended up being 9-10. The more progress I made in my search, the more excited I became about reaching my target and the easier it became to keep my search time sacred – I ended up with THREE very interesting opportunities and a few weeks later, I had two offers on the same day.”
— Ohio sales executive

“Sifting through all of the work-related details (both small and large) can be very difficult, and the advice you provided me with was always thoughtful and sound. I also appreciate your patience with me during the times when I was an obsessing pain in the ass and the fact that you always made yourself available to me when I needed you. I am truly grateful to you.”
— NYC hedgefund analyst

"I heard from ________.  They didn't think it was necessary to meet with me again.  He went ahead and MADE THE OFFER!!  He said, "If you can sell ______ to our clients with as much enthusiasm as you sold yourself, we'll be successful."  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!  You are the best!  PS.  If you want to use this story, you are hereby granted unlimited rights without royalty obligations.  Unless you make it a movie...then I want a piece."

--Columbia Business School student, private banking  

"Thank you so much!  Although I had never thought about this new route, I find myself excited about business ownership and being my own boss.  Thank you for getting me through one of the toughest periods in my life.  Your positivity and style are just what the doctor ordered."

--Atlanta franchise owner