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I Thought You Knew...

Ellen Patnaude, an Executive and Communication Coach with more than two decades of experience, reveals her insights about how and why we project our own fears and beliefs onto others. She candidly shares the mistakes she’s made in her career and life, and offers simple, clear ideas on how to have the hard conversations that lead to more effective everyday interactions.

The Book - I Thought You Knew... Confessions of a Chronic Assumer


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  • Got a conference coming up and looking for an unconventional, engaging speaker with a different perspective?
  • Need a panelist who is exceptionally good on their feet to answer any question in the moment?
  • Looking for someone who will give your group tangible takeaways, practical tips, and will inspire them to try something different?

Ellen Patnaude has been speaking to groups for more than two decades, ranging
in size from 25 up to 1,500. Her down-to-earth style makes her relatable and
approachable, and leaves audiences confident they can actually do something
differently as a result of what they’ve learned.

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Coming Spring 2024…

Ellen’s next book! This memoir/non-fiction guide chronicles her very bumpy ride
through caring for her mother as she suffered from Lewy Body dementia. Ellen’s
raw account of what happened sheds light on the parts of caregiving that are not
usually discussed. The messy, the painful, the terrifying, and the unexpected.

Each chapter ends with Ellen’s reflections on the experience, as well as some
suggestions of things she wishes someone would have told her at the time.
Expected publication in early 2024. Join our mailing list to get all the latest updates!


Join Ellen as she shares her approaches to helping her clients improve their communication skills.

From the readers of "I Thought You Knew..."