Women's Life & Wellbeing Coach

Start Within Coaching supports women of color to heal from collective, historical and personal trauma. To guide you on your path to wellness and freedom from overwhelm, we offer individual and group services focused on self-care, mindfulness, and resilience. We have set an intention to #DisruptStrong™ -- to disrupt the myth of the "Strong Black Woman."


Our goal is to create safe spaces for women of color to have honest, healing conversations. We will support you to feel a sense of worthiness, to know that your dreams, your health, and your lives matter.

Start Within – Finish Strong™


Founder, Colette Ellis, is an advocate for your mindfulness and wellbeing. She is a certified Stress Management coach and practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-Tapping).

Colette has traveled the globe facilitating personal growth and workplace wellbeing. Clients have transformed their organizations via her interactive seminars on employee wellness, leadership development, and team building.

Colette is contributing author to Transform Your Life With One Call: America’s Top Life Coaches Reveal What You Need to Know. Her book Focus on Your Vision helps readers clarify priorities and optimize their work-life balance. As a co-host for Brooklyn Savvy TV, she facilitates substantive conversations about women’s issues. A former eHow.com contributor on workplace morale, her tips and advice also have appeared in Thrive Global, Real Simple, Small Business Chronicle, and Daily Burn.

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Conversations, ideas, and tips on Mindfulness & Healthy Living
with Coach Colette