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.
She recently published a new book, “I Thought You Knew… Confessions of a Chronic Assumer (and How to Stop Guessing your way through Important Interactions)”, available through your favorite online bookseller or on our Books page.
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.
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.
What sets Patnaude Coaching 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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