ellen james associates
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS | EXECUTIVE COACHING
Ellen James is the founder and president of Ellen James Associates, a coaching and management consulting firm in San Francisco. She has more than twenty years of experience in the areas of organizational leadership, executive coaching, and career development. Her specialty is helping business owners and co-founders build a secure and trusting partnership so that their strengths and differences will support, rather than undermine, their business strategy.
Ellen began her training in organizational psychology at the Yale School of Management, where she held the position of Associate Director of Career Planning. At Georgetown University she chose to focus her career on the particular challenges of leadership and communication at senior levels of management. She brings psychological depth as well as broad management experience to her coaching practice, having worked with a wide range of companies and nonprofit institutions, including Google, Oracle, ABC-Television, The Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Society, Yale University, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Corporate clients have sought her out to help manage the challenges of transition within their organizations, among them the U.S. Federal Courts system, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Children’s National Medical Center.
An expert in interpersonal dynamics, Ellen spent five years as an executive coach with the Leadership Institute at Fannie Mae, the mortgage investment company based in Washington, DC, where she worked with company directors and their teams in a program designed to assess and strengthen leadership competencies, improve communication, manage stress and conflict, and help talented individuals achieve higher goals for performance and satisfaction in their work.
Ellen is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Past President of North Bay Coaches, ICF’s Northern California chapter. She is certified in Organizational Development consulting and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Caty Everett has more than ten years of experience in leadership development, working as a certified executive coach and consultant with business leaders in Fortune 1000 companies across diverse industries. Her extensive experience includes executive and leadership coaching as well as team development initiatives for clients such as Google, Salesforce, HP, Altera, Wells Fargo, Oracle, Cisco, and Millipore. Caty graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard, where she maintained a special emphasis on group dynamics and intergroup relations. She earned her M.A. in Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior from Columbia University.
Caty brings her expertise in leadership, group dynamics, and communication to corporate clients in all of her coaching engagements. It is her strong belief that companies committed to leadership development and team-building generate a dynamic, emotionally intelligent, and inspirational culture that significantly enhances their bottom-line success. Caty's goal is to help organizations maximize return on their most important corporate asset: human capital.