ABOUT ELLEN COHEN

In school, I noticed students who blurted out answers, constantly forgot homework, missed application deadlines or put off studying for exams.  While working, I saw clients who never organized their financial records, neglected to file tax returns or forgot to pay their bills on time.

After researching ADHD, executive function and learning differences, I realized that many of the people who had passed through my life experienced similar challenges, affecting their school life and their adult life as well.

As a life coach, I am passionate about helping clients manage their lives better so that they can experience more success and less stress and frustration.

COACHING EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

I have been coaching over 10 years.  I coach both ADHD and non-ADHD college and postgraduate students, e.g., law, medical, PhD, MBA students, etc., and adults including executives, entrepreneurs and other professionals.  I am also an Edge Foundation coach (www.edgefoundation.org).  This national non-profit organization connects students and adults with coaches who have met their rigorous standards.

Certified Coach – College of Executive Coaching

This coaching certification program is dedicated to training life coaches who hold advanced degrees and is fully accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Certified Coach (ACC)- International Coach Federation (“ICF”)

ICF is the pre-eminent international coaching organization.  It governs the coaching profession worldwide and has established guidelines for coach conduct and ethics. Part of the certification process required passing an oral coaching exam.  Continuing coaching education credits are required to maintain certification.

Board Certified Coach (BCC) – Center for Credentialing & Education

This organization also maintains ethical guidelines for its coaches and requires continuing education credits to maintain certification.  Passing a written coaching exam is part of the certification process.

Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD Certificate – JST Coach Training LLC 

This intensive program is run by a leading ADHD coaching expert, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, author of Empowering Youth with ADHD.

Coaching Children with ADHD, Ages 8 – 12 Certificate – JST Coach Training LLC

This program is also run by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett.

GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS:

CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – national & local chapters); ACO (ADHD Coaching Organization); ICF (International Coach Federation – international & local chapters); Board of Governors – Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

OTHER EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

MBA Degree with distinction in Finance – Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University

JD Degree – Santa Clara School of Law

Business and Legal Experience – I have worked for the government, as well as for both small & large companies, some well-established and others newly created.

Honors and Awards – Beta Gamma Sigma (National Scholastic Business Honor Society); Who’s Who Among Professional & Executive Women; Who’s Who Among American Law Students; Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Editor; California Bar Exam Essay Grader; Essay Finalist (the Coach Exchange) for Article: “The Coaching Edge”; Guest Blogger for the Edge Foundation (www.edgefoundation.org) “Be Kinder To Your ADHD Self” – December 2012