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Behavioral Health Coach & EFT-Tapping Practioner

Start Within Coaching facilitates healing from collective, historical, and personal trauma. To help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic and social injustice for Black, Latinx, Indigenous (BIPOC) leaders, and other communities impacted by inequity, we offer individual and group services focused on self-care, mindfulness, and resilience. Diverse leaders learn proven methods to increase their resilience and heal from trauma due to white supremacy or microaggressions.

Our goal is to create safe spaces for honest, healing conversations. We have set an intention to #DisruptStrong™ -- to disrupt the myth of the "Strong Black Woman." We also are aligned with efforts to decolonize healing, mental health, and wellness.

Start Within – Finish Strong™


Founder, Colette Ellis, is an advocate for mindfulness and wellbeing. She is a Behavioral Health coach and practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-Tapping). For over 15 years, she has traveled the globe facilitating personal growth and workplace wellbeing. She has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care principles by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

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 contributor on workplace morale, her tips and advice also have appeared in Thrive Global, Real Simple, Small Business Chronicle, and Daily Burn.

Coach Colette's Video Channel

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

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