Love. Lead. Align. Rise.

The voice of Love is the only voice that really matters. It’s the only voice that’s real.

And yet, the voice of fear often gets free reign, making us play small to “protect” ourselves.

But we don’t need protection. 

We are the light of a thousand suns…and we unleash that light when we stand for LOVE.

The New Brave is about BEING LOVE in every instance we can. 

It’s about choosing faith over worry, compassionate curiosity over judgement, togetherness over feelings of separation, expansion over contraction, power over force…it is ultimately about choosing love over fear. 

As we peel away the learned patterns of reacting to the world with anger, fear, worry, anxiety, guilt…we come to influence the world with our generosity, playfulness, insight, compassion, and joy. 

The New Brave is about what it means to lead with love, choose love, and leave love in our wake.

It’s about the strength that comes from standing in our power — which is to say, standing in the power of Love.

When we lead ourselves from this place, we lead others to it as well.

Our families grow stronger and happier and more resilient.

Our clients – or customers – or co-workers grow stronger, more insightful, happier, and more resilient.

Our communities do too.

Together we rise.

And together we uplift the vibration of the planet.

If you are committed to aligning with the forces of LOVE — and with other people who are committed to aligning with the forces of love, you’ve found a home here. 




Brave isn’t what you think it is. The funny thing about being brave, about COURAGE, is that you get it AFTER you do what scares you. NOT BEFORE.


A Welcome Note From Our CEO & Playground Leader

I used to try to protect myself from the slings and arrows of life, but I discovered that life just keeps coming.

Protecting yourself is the easy default. It’s human nature when we feel wounded to pull back, pull in, and protect ourselves.

But then there we are. Shrinking back. Small. Unsure. That’s no life at all.

I’ve weathered a lot of heartache. Hell, I’ve even caused some… and although I wish life wouldn’t hurt, it sometimes does.

Depression. Obsessive compulsive eating. Widowhood. Single motherhood. Both parents gone. I know pain intimately.

But in spite of mad temptation to shrink back, I took a chance and stepped forward and opened to life, to the pain, to the pleasure, to the sadness, to the joy. I discovered I get to choose whether all the hard stuff would make me scared or make me stronger.

I chose stronger.  I committed to choose to see these events in ways that lift me up rather than knocking me down. I learned how to be my own best friend and decided to trust what life brings, even when it looks like a nightmare.

It’s not always a walk in the park, but I wouldn’t live life any other way.

I am blessed by friends and family I adore. A beautiful home. A business I love. Travel. Adventures. Fun. Peace. Confidence. Optimism. And pockets of delicious joy. And of course sometimes frustration, impatience, and sadness — all a part of being human, but far outweighed by the good.

I have learned to look the hard stuff — the fear, the worry, the judgement — straight in the eyes, let the emotions wash through me, open to what they are telling me — and then choose to focus as soon as I can and as much as I can on the experiences, the people, the thoughts, and the emotions that bring me back to love.

I speak, I coach, I write, and I share the truth of my life — not some glossy version you can’t relate to. I share the shortcuts I’ve created through decades of trial and error, and personal growth and development.

I share effective, simple, inspiring strategies that have created emotional wellness and massive mindset shifts in thousands of women.

I have a Masters in Education and a certification in life coaching, and I love working with clients one-on-one and in my group programs.

In The New Brave tribe, I will help you unearth and connect to your truth — what makes you fall, what makes you soar, and what kind of a life you want to create. I’ll give you the tools to navigate life with sail up and rudder down, instead of being tossed about by the seas of inevitable change.

Nothing makes me happier than sharing what works with wonderful women like you. If you want to explore working with me, pop me an email at ellie@thenewbrave.com to start a conversation that could change your life.

I’d love to play with you!


Ellie BT


0.5_imageHere is a taste of what you will get with Ellie on your stage

Ellie’s dynamic, inspiring speeches and presentations have empowered thousands of women to live “The New Brave.” She is a natural expert in speaking, teaching, coaching, and connecting with audiences of all sizes, and her keynote addresses lead to rave reviews from participants and organizers alike.

Her wisdom, compassion, and warmth make Ellie an incredibly sympathetic and engaging speaker. Her credentials include being a certified life coach, obtaining a Masters of Education and running successful businesses. These accomplishments provide the cache needed for organizers to be proud and for attendees to pay attention. Her open heart and enthusiasm, combined with her incredible story and raw vulnerability allows her to connect emotionally with people from all walks of life.

She shares the story of her late husband’s devastating diagnosis with a brain tumor in the Amazon.com #1 bestseller A Juicy Joyful Life: Inspiration from Women Who Have Found the Sweetness in Every Day, and she is also a co-author in The Wisdom of Mid-Life.

She has been featured on Channel 5: WCVB Boston, WBET 1460 AM, and on 95.9 WATD. and she has been featured along with the wellness center she created in honor of her husband and father (Uplifting Connections) in several newspapers.

What Attendees Are Saying…

“Enlightening…needed by so many women. Spread your light, Ellie!” – Judith A

“So much positive energy!” – Bridgette F.
“You are inspiring!” – Tricia C.
“I love your straightforwardness! Reliability — wonderful –!” – Ann F.
“I found the experience very empowering. It was very uplifting and thought-provoking. Ellie was very down-to-earth and shared personal experiences. It made the atmosphere very comfortable and I felt I could really open up and not be judged. I would recommend this to anyone.” – Molly D.
“To meet strangers and within a brief span of time to feel connected. Feel the energy and learn skills to deal with my life in a practical way is wonderful. This is my first experience with a group of positive people seeking knowledge, and I loved it!” – Chris C.

Ellie’s forte is emotional wellness. Some of her speaking topics include:

  • How to Handle Hard Emotions So They Don’t Derail You
  • When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade
  • Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: How and Why to Create a Daily Practice
  • Self-love: How (and Why) to Be your Own Best Friend (and Make Friends with Your Inner Mean Girl)
  • 5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Habit Rockstar
  • Outwit Resistance and Surge Forward Toward Your Dreams
  • The Two Questions that Change Everything
  • How to Choose Love Over Fear and Trust Over Worry
  • How to Make the Best Decisions of Your Life Everyday
  • The Gifts of Choosing Presence
  • Stress Less. Happy More: How to Thrive and Not Just Survive
  • Trustfall with the Universe
  • Setting Boundaries: How to Own Your No and Rock Your Yes
  • How to Choose a Tribe That Helps You Shine
  • A Safe Place to Fall Apart: How and Why to Journal
  • The 5 Paths to Joy

She can also create a talk specifically geared to the needs of your audience. Click the button below to contact her to explore the possibilities.

Click Below If You Would Like Ellie To Speak At Your Next Event!