Ellen Patnaude, Patnaude Coaching
Ellen Patnaude has always been fascinated by how a person’s nature and lived experiences cause them to interact with others. She is a Detroit native and graduated from Alma College with a BA in Biology & French. She thought she wanted to be Jacques Cousteau, but her first few science-based jobs pointed clearly towards working with people. She worked for several years as a community organizer in Indiana and Ohio. Returning to Michigan in 2005, her reputation followed her for challenging people to see and be a better version of themselves, and the phone started ringing. Since then, Ellen has built an internationally recognized company supporting teams and their leaders in improving everyday interactions.

Ellen is the author of two books, “I Thought You Knew… Confessions of a Chronic Assumer (and How to Stop Guessing your way through Important Interactions)” and “You’re Not Doing It Right: Loving My Mother Through An Unpredictable Caregiving Journey.” Both are available through your favorite online bookseller or on our Books page.

Ellen Patnaude, Patnaude Coaching

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About Patnaude Coaching

Ellen Patnaude founded this company in 2005 as a sole proprietor. Over the years, it has grown and evolved, working with Fortune 100 and small businesses around the globe. While Ellen is the face of the company and lead consultant, she has a team of professionals with varied skill sets who can step in to support engagements as needed. Our parent company is Patnaude Professionals LLC, which is a certified LGBT BE(R) and 100% woman-owned.

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What Sets Us Apart?

No organization thrives or fails because of one person. It takes a team. At Patnaude Coaching, we specialize in supporting teams to improve their everyday interactions. From reducing assumptions, to setting clear expectations, to managing conflict productively, we meet your team where they are, help them chart where they need to go, and support them to get there. We are certified in a variety of leadership assessments to give our clients scientific measurements of their effectiveness, and then help them close gaps as needed. Outcomes are measured in increased productivity, stronger communication, and greater accountability.

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Ellen’s Credentials

Ellen is a credentialed PCC-level Executive Coach (from the International Coach Federation (ICF), and certified in multiple assessment tools, including the AcuMax Index®, MRG’s Leadership Effectiveness Analysis LEA360® and Leadership Culture® assessments, Genos International’s Emotional Intelligence toolkit, and Equine-Guided Learning practices from Innovative Horizons.

Ellen lives in mid-Michigan with her wife, Dani, at least one and as many as three young adults at any given time, three cats, and a dog with way too much energy.

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Success Stories

At Patnaude Coaching, we specialize in transforming workplace communication, fostering a more collaborative and efficient environment. Hear from our satisfied clients who have experienced remarkable improvements in their professional interactions.

What I love about working with Ellen Patnaude as a business coach is her ability to shine a light on unseen obstacles to action and bring clarity. She is an inspiring, energizing speaker, talented trainer and consultant who gives her all to her clients. I highly recommend Ellen as a partner to help bring about the growth you want to see in your business.
Jayne B., Marketing Monsoon
I am not someone who usually participates in workshops and found myself doing so more that normal. I found value in seeing how others on the team process information and how to best address situations going forward.
Employee, Ciranda
During our team workshop, we learned about each other’s hard wiring which helped us understand how to better deal with each other … I enjoyed the brainstorming session for problem solving and realizing more about myself … The brainstorming session on problem solving was great and provided more insight about myself.

Employee, Omak

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