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First Name: Colette
Last Name: Ellis
Job Title: Founder & Head Coach
Company: InStep Consulting LLC
Phone: +1-646-450-4380
Country: United States
Languages: English

“If you take an entrepreneurial and holistic approach to managing your career, you can weather the storms of ANY economy. Let’s partner to tap into your strengths and open new doors toa career path that fits your goals and values.”

Colette D. Ellisis a nationally recognized coach who helps leaders leverage their passion, power and relationships to achieve sustainable results. A dynamic communicator, she has been a trusted advisor to pivotal managers of Fortune 500, government, and not-for-profit organizations for nearly 15 years. She helps clients discover their competent advantage™through Executive Coaching, Career Management seminars, and Career Assessments.

Colette’s coaching and consulting experience spans the Consumer Products, Financial Services, and Healthcare industries. Previously, she worked as a Learning Consultant for Towers Watson, responsible for the design and global implementation of training programs to enhance alignment of the firm’s business goals and increase consultant productivity. Her company, InStep Consulting LLC, has provided Leadership Training and Strategic Planning services to retained clients since 1998. Firm expertise includes Organization Development, Team Building and Workplace Diversity.

Colette has coached executives and managers in effective communication and how to lead their teams through change. Her signature approach, Discover Your Competent Advantage, helps leaders realize results faster – as they discover their strengths and realize ways to promote their accomplishments to key decision makers (

Colette shares her insight writing articles as the NY Career Coachfor She encourages innovative and continuous learning as Adjunct Professor with New York University, teaching graduate courses on Managing Diversity. She has been a featured speaker for 85 Broads, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Citibank at Work, Downtown Women’s Club, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Women for Hire.

Colette holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College (cum laude, in English), and an MPA from New York University (Dean’s Scholar, in Public Finance). She is certified by FranklinCovey to teach 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® and FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities. She also earned certification from Yale University School of Medicine in Coping with Work & Family Stress™, a work-life balance curriculum.

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