The New Brave is a tribe of women who believe that the surest way to make the world a better place is to tell the truth of what it means to be human and to give others permission to do the same. No more apologies for what we want and what we feel. And no more making other people’s truths bigger than our own.
This tribe will feel like home if you:
- Are tired of burying your emotions to “think positive.” (“Thinking positive” does make a difference, but NOT at the cost of burying our truth.)
- Are tired of seeing and/or contributing to the drama and fear in the world. (Let’s be honest…we’ve all contributed our fair share here, but it doesn’t have to be this way.)
- Want to rewire the patterns in your brain to experience more peace, confidence, connection, courage, and compassion (and less judgement, worry, frustration, and overwhelm).
You can dip your toe in the water with The Brave Beat™ newsletter (sign up at the bottom of this page) to discover more of what we’re all about.
And if you want to get to all the good feelings faster, check out what The New Brave Playground™ is all about and consider joining us inside. We believe that our expanding peace and happiness is the greatest gift we can give our loved ones and the world. We hold each other’s hands when we stumble and remind each other of our light when we forget. We celebrate each other’s wins and cheer each other on as we grow, experiment, play, and evolve. We tackle topics like taming that inner critic, rocking our self-care rituals, overcoming the resistance that kicks up when we try to make positive changes, creating a safe place to fall apart, exploring the richness and depth of our emotions (which can teach us a LOT), and experiencing the freedom of being who we really are.
We hope you’ll join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation that could change your life.
I’d love to play with you!
Here 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
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.