Ellen Castro, Chief Energizing Officer, brings her contagious energy and spirit of excellence to her life’s purpose of inspiring millions to become conscious of and accountable for their choices. Stronger choices create stronger results for a stronger bottom-line.
Winner of AI’s Global Best Female Executive Coach 2019 , Ellen joyfully inspires, energizes and empowers leaders, managers and professionals to attain their personal best. By sharing her earned wisdom with caring candor, she brings light to your beliefs and behaviors blocking your advancement. You can’t change what you are not aware of. As a trusted sounding board, mentor and advocate, Ellen facilitates you creating relationships of trust, attaining stellar reputation and optimizing your career opportunities – all while you enjoy more success and a more enriching life.
Ellen continues to be a successful entrepreneur and business owner for over 30 years. Ellen’s zeal for her clients’ success keeps her relevant and up-to-date in today’s 24/7, competitive world. 100% of Ellen’s business is through referral and repeat clients with her proven framework for success.
Global Business and Leadership Consultant, Ellen travels worldwide for clients in nearly 2 dozen industries – from high tech to entertainment to education, to government and non-profits. With Ellen’s laser-beam focus she makes a tangible lasting impact on your long-term success. Always constructive, pragmatic and solution-focused, her Fortune 500 clients include Ericsson, Boeing, Frito-Lay, Deloitte Consulting, Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Adobe, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, McAfee, Univision and Fidelity Investments. Regardless of size or industry, Ellen is a catalyst for stronger leadership, higher employee engagement, improved teamwork and needed innovation by providing real solutions and immediate results.
Powerhouse Speaker, Ellen’s energizing, practical, life-changing, engaging and entertaining keynotes and programs have inspired thousands to live authentically. From salespeople to healthcare professionals to engineers to executives to accountants to association members to students, everyone leaves refreshed and renewed. Equipped with Ellen’s immediately applicable insights, tools and skills, participants feel excited and ready to live vibrantly and boldly from the inside out. Her audiences include Verizon, Meeting Planners International, Women in Executive Leadership, KPMG, Association of Realtors, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, University of North Texas School of Business, American Heart Association as well as Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.
Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author, Ellen’s books unleash your potential, stir up your dreams and increase your self-awareness to take action to live your best life. Her third book, Happy in Spite of People, a parable on the power of embracing the differences in people, has received rave reviews and the 2016 International Latino Book Award in the category of Best Self-Help Book. Her third edition of Spirited Leadership: 52 Ways to Build Trust – a classic in the field – received the International Latino Best Self-Help Book Award. Now in its fourth edition, it equips you to harness your personal power by becoming conscious of your choices, actions and impact on others thus gaining resiliency, leadership muscle and inside out confidence.
Ellen earned an MEd from Harvard and a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University. She served on the faculty of SMU’s Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center for more than fifteen years, and had the honor of teaching the inaugural Latinas and Leadership class at the University of North Texas.
Ellen’s personal corporate experience includes leading a $90M profit center of 500 employees for Exxon. She was the highest-ranking female in Marketing, earning 5 promotions in 11 years before she decided to re-invent herself in graduate school after shattering her head on the glass ceiling. After Harvard, Ellen directed the merger/acquisition process for a national healthcare alliance that grew from 1,000 to 5,000 employees.
Even with Ellen’s busy schedule, she remains active in the local community and is humbled to be a member of the Hispanic 100.
Ellen’s the “real deal.” Her combination of warmth, spirit, experiences, insights, pragmatic solutions and heartfelt service makes her your competitive advantage to achieving your desired outcomes and sensational success. You are Ellen’s passion!
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