Meet Ellen J. Burton

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Coaching. ​Training. Speaking. Inspiring. Educating.  

E.J. Burton



A effective leader is not the person concentrating on the three most important priorities of the year, or the most brilliant thinker, or the one most in tune with the corporate culture. Effective leaders can command the full range of their own attention - it is not talent so much as diligence in civility.

Giving people a clear, positive, galvanizing sense of where the organization is trying to go is imperative to a supportive corporate culture. We know from a large body of research on organizational behavior that most people want some form of choice and voice in what they do and how they are treated at work - that this can spark greater commitment and improve personal health and work product.  

We Coach souls!  In a time when almost everyone has access to the same information, new value arises from putting ideas together in novel ways and asking challenging questions that dust off old ideas and shine light on new ones.  Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness.  We help individuals and companies maximize their full potential and realize their definition of success.

Executives who can effectively focus on others emerge as natural leaders regardless of organizational or social rank.  These business leaders are easy to identify. They are the people who find common ground, whose opinions carry the most weight, and with whom other people want to work. They are also the ones who demonstratecivility in the workplace.  Research suggests that as people rise through the ranks, their ability to maintain personal connections suffers.

Ellen Burton has been called an inspirational leader and a catalyst for change.   Her ability to assist and focus coaching clients achieving their goals is exceptional!  In addition to personal and professional coaching, Ellen is a nationally acclaimed business lecturer and motivational speaker.

Ellen’s initial career as a Certified Athletic Trainer allowed her to contribute to Division One intercollegiate athletic medicine teams (The University of Michigan, The University of Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan University).  After 14 award winning years as an Executive Sales Consultant and corporate trainer for international corporations Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis and LifeWatch, Inc. Ellen courageously committed full time to her leadership Coaching and training.  

Ellen’s clients include senior executives, middle managers, physicians, academics and small business owners.  These tend to be professionals in well-established careers with a strong desire to move to the next level in their professional and/or personal lives.
Nationally, Ellen lectures on business topics which include, but are not limited to, Consultative Sales, Strategic Planning and Analytical Thinking, Effective Teamwork Strategies, Managing Multiple Projects, Business Communication Skills, Women and Leadership, Leadership Skills for Managers and Supervisors, and Strategies for Managing the Generations.

A sampling of Ellen’s seminar clientele include: The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Michigan, The Berklee School of Music, Carnegie Melon University, Salisbury University, The University of Indianapolis, National Lewis University, Amcol Intl., NiSource, Inc., Wrigley, Intl., Kellogg Inc., US Bank, SC Johnson Inc., The Denver Public Schools, and Catholic Charities.

Ellen Burton is an avid golfer, community volunteer and is active in her church.  As a result of working with her Coach, Ellen is powerfully contributing to the world while happily and gratefully living a life beyond her wildest dreams.