1:1 Coaching With Elena  

Bespoke coaching tailor-made for you


I specialize in partnering with high-performing, mid-career and executive professional women. I work with both individual women and sponsoring organizations/employers. My clients are:

  • Smart as hell, hard-working and have clear expertise

  • Ready to explore what's really possible professionally, break out of their comfort zone and achieve true transformation

  • Willing to dig deep to reverse limiting beliefs and negative patterns

  • Excited to commit to showing up more visibly and powerfully and making changes to the way they communicate and operate

  • Confident that it's their time to shine and bring their inner badass back to life


I customize all of my 1:1 coaching programs to my clients’ goals and needs. I follow the framework below to set clear expectations and achievable, measurable results.

  1. Assess Coach/Client Fit - Before I work with any client, I make sure we’re a good fit. I know that working with a coach is personal and we need to have the right chemistry. I also use this time to set clear expectations and evaluate whether a client is indeed coachable. If we’re in agreement that we’re a good match, we move on to goal-setting.

  2. Plan and Set Goals - I start by understanding my client’s current state - what’s working and what’s not, their natural talents and strengths, challenges and opportunities, and the values that drive how they operate. From there, we’ll identify approximately three areas of focus, each associated with measurable goals.

  3. Achieve Breakthroughs and Transformation - This is where the magic happens. I bring a number of proven coaching and consulting strategies - powerful questioning, consultative strategic guidance, role playing and visioning - to support clients in achieving breakthroughs and lasting transformation.

  4. Measure Results - I work with my clients to continually measure progress and assess how the program is going at the end of every session. Having this regular check point provides accountability both for my clients and for me to ensure that we are achieving results and tracking towards the goals we set.


Typically, I support my clients in the following areas:

  • Getting unstuck and navigating career transitions

  • Improving performance

  • Building confidence and executive presence

  • Personal branding and visibility

  • Self-care, establishing boundaries, and balancing career and family

  • Negotiation


Individual women, as well as the sponsoring organizations/employers, enjoy a number of benefits from coaching with me.

For Individual Women

  • Improved performance and opportunities

  • Smoother, faster career transitions

  • Greater job satisfaction, purpose and organizational commitment

  • Better working relationships, fewer conflicts and more respect

  • Improved executive presence, communication and confidence

  • Enhanced wellness and self-care habits

  • Improved ability to be authentic, navigate office politics and make emotionally intelligent choices

  • Higher salaries

For Sponsoring Organizations/Employers

  • More employee engagement and satisfaction

  • Increased bench strength

  • Enhanced collaboration and organizational dynamics

  • Greater productivity

  • Quality improvements

  • Increased revenue

  • Greater retention and reduced attrition costs


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"I don't consider myself a 'scaredy cat' or a 'fearful' person.  But I realized after reading Elena’s blog on 7 Things Badass Professional Women Don't Do, that I wasn't as 'badass' as I wanted or needed to be.  I forgot myself.  So I picked up a phone, and called Elena.  

Working with Elena got me back to myself.  My job wasn't valuing me.  I wasn't valuing me.  And if I can't value me, I can't put value into my family.  My son.  My man.  My life.  Elena helped me see me again.  

I am forever grateful.  With her help 1:1, I quit a job that undervalued me and really didn't care or serve me or my abilities.  Elena also showed me highly effective negotiation tactics that helped me land a significant pay increase in a new job. This new job lets me shine, sharpen my skills and accepts the parts that are 'works in progress,' in a much more nurturing environment.  Elena helped me realize not only my potential, but my natural 'badass' skills, and was my best cheerleader.  

What I got out of working with Elena:  Self preservation.  Breakthroughs around made-up fears.  Self-value.  Catalyst to be the Badass I truly am."  

— Manisha Sharma, M.D.


"I loved working 1:1 with Elena as I went through a recent career transition. Elena helped me hone in on my strengths and take a broader view of my talents to explore new roles that I wouldn't have considered on my own.  She also shared negotiation and interview prep strategies with me, which were incredibly helpful during my job search. Within six weeks of working with Elena, I had a different perspective on my abilities and potential and a new job!”

— Katherine M.


"I worked with Elena to help me get clarity on career progression, as my organization is going through a growth and transition period. My 1:1 sessions with Elena helped me evaluate the various options and Elena asked some tough questions that made me assess career options differently. Elena gave me some concrete tools to use that helped narrow down career paths and we also worked on a potential pitch to my new manager. She also used a personality assessment tool that not only honed in on my core attributes but also provided ready-to-use branding tips to aid in my pitch of capabilities and what I have to offer."

— Tanjina S.


"Elena was a tremendous help in excavating the underlying issue behind why I was feeling ALL THE OVERWHELM and crazy strapped for time, yet I had no financial proof to support my busyness or business.  Since working with Elena I created new services that better reflect my best efforts and time.  I have also started to attract the clients that I work best with.  As a result, I feel like my business is starting to fit again (it was getting a wee bit too tight).  Uncovering these nuggets about myself is bringing far more ease to the way I run my business and because I got to the root of what was going on, I have awareness around preventing such things from creeping back into my business.  Elena delivers the perfect mixture of compassion, directness and strategy to create measurable results." 

— Kelli Preston, Brand Strategist, Website Designer and Content Creator at Hey, I'm Kelli

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"Elena was a great coach to work with. I decided to start my own company months ago and it wasn’t until I hired Elena that I actually started it. She encouraged me and pushed me to do it! She believed in me and what I wanted to do and asked me tough questions that forced me to get clear on what I wanted. If I didn’t hire her, I don’t know if I would be where I am today. I cannot thank her enough. I look forward to connecting with Elena in a few months to see where she can help me next." 

— Kathleen Feeney


"Elena helped me reposition myself and enter a new field in record time. She guided me through a process of identifying my key strengths and then used her creativity and obvious intelligence to help me shape a winning elevator pitch, LinkedIn profile and renewed confidence in my abilities. Thank you, Elena!"

— Karen