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More About Ellen

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“Throughout my life, I’ve always been pushing to move forward, and now, there has been a shift. I feel like I’m being pulled—to fully embrace my journey, to claim my power, and to share my voice.”

Ellen is available for mentoring and coaching opportunities, working with adults and with parents of dyslexic children. As an advocate for people with dyslexia (which is a super-ability, not a disability!), Ellen strives to empower others to live their lives to the fullest. Ellen is also an advocate for women who have been abused.

Ellen is also available for public speaking opportunities and for workshops. With her unique perspective and personal experience, Ellen incorporates themes of inclusion, self-development, advocacy, empathy, creative thinking, and outdoor education into her agenda. Whether speaking to educators, thought-leaders, human resource professionals, women’s advocacy and empowerment groups, abuse prevention groups, or to audiences at corporate conferences and events, Ellen’s story will motivate and inspire.

As a natural speaker and teacher, Ellen has a background in leadership, creative thinking and problem solving, process redesign, program management, healthcare, clinical and corporate training, and conflict resolution. Matching her analytical and technical skills, Ellen is innately empathetic, approachable, encouraging, and truly a people person.


Contact Ellen for interviews, or for coaching, speaking, or workshop opportunities.

“When we learn to heal, to explore our individual journeys, to discover our unique purposes, and to live with love and in alignment with the universe—that’s when we can begin to co-create our lives with that universe.”

Below are organizations that I have been directly involved in or used as resources. Please contact them directly for more information.

New England Donor Services


"To save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation."

On December 6, 2013 My mother Ellen E. Busch was in a tragic accident and a few days later was declared brain dead. She was able to be an organ donor and saved the life of a stranger and two people got their vision back. This gave meaning to what otherwise would have been a meaningless tragic death.

New England Donor Services coordinates organ and tissue donation in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and the eastern counties of Vermont and Bermuda. Through its federally designated organ procurement organization, New England Organ Bank (NEOB), and its centralized tissue donation services operation, NEDS serves thousands of donor families each year who have generously made the decision to donate and honors the wishes of those who registered as donors and gave the gift of life.

Responsible for one of the 57 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, NEDS works with nearly 200 hospitals and serves 14 million people in our region, screening nearly 50,000 potential donor referrals annually. Working sensitively with the donor families, NEDS staff leads donation authorization discussions, maintains medical support of potential donors, coordinates recovery surgeries, allocates organs according to the national transplant waiting list and directs transport of organs to transplant centers and tissues to processors.

Through these gifts of life, New England Donor Services saves and heals the lives of organ and tissue transplant recipients in our region and across the country.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Abuse defined:


Domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. People of any race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, education level, or economic status can be a victim — or perpetrator — of domestic violence. That includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate or control a partner, or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to, including through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, or financial control.

International Dyslexia Association 


In public school settings where many teachers are not knowledgeable about this condition, students with dyslexia may be considered stupid or lazy. Parents who have children diagnosed with dyslexia should seek out reading instruction that is based upon a systematic and explicit understanding of language structure, including phonics. This reading instruction goes by many names, Structured Literacy, Orton- Gillingham, Simultaneous Multisensory, Explicit Phonics, and others (See IDA’s fact sheet Effective Reading Instruction). If you think you or your child may be dyslexic, you can take IDA’s test which will evaluate the chance that you have this condition.  

Unbeatable Mind 


Commander Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. He presents his insights on how to forge mental toughness, develop mental clarity and cultivate an authentic warrior's spirit. Unbeatable Mind Academy was originally oriented to train special operations candidates in the mental, emotional, and spiritual strength to become an elite warrior. That training, combined with SEALFIT, has been largely adopted by the SEAL BUDS training command as well as the Air Force Special Operations training command. Unbeatable Mind training has led to profound transformation and breakthroughs for thousands from all walks of life.

Modern Era Warriors

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Working with a professional credential coach is one of the most empowering actions a person can take. Choosing the right coach is equally important.

At Modern Era Warriors, we have created programs with the goal of making you the strongest, safest version of yourself. Our programs are designed to prepare any individual for real life combat in the shortest time possible.

We incorporate Commando Krav Maga; Combat Submission Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Striking; NRA firearm and shooting courses; functional fitness and nutrition; group and one-on-one coaching; speaking; facilitating; and training into a revolutionary experience like no other.

Outward Bound USA

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Outward Bound USA (OBUSA) is a non-profit organization providing experiential education in the United States through a network of regional schools, especially in wilderness settings. Outward Bound counts among its desired outcomes the development of self-awareness, self-confidence, leadership skills, environmental and social responsibility.



CrossFit is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport, incorporating elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, kettlebell lifting, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises. Individuals complete daily workouts (otherwise known as "WODs" or "Workouts of the Day").

Helping Survivors

Helping Survivors is part of a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, and professionals working to ensure the right of every person to build a life free from the devastating consequences of sexual assault and abuse.

This website was founded by Helping Survivors, LLC. Incorporated in Delaware, Helping Survivors, LLC is a national organization comprised of individuals dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and abuse. 

The Art Social

Following one’s dream takes courage. I am so proud to add a link to my friend Mara Fletcher’s website, The Art Social.  The Art Social is a newly opened Art Gallery in the San Fe Arts District of Denver, Colorado.   

The Mission:  To create meaningful beauty through art and social connection. The Art Social is a comprehensive 1,300-square-foot multi-level loft-style art gallery and event center. We are dedicated to promoting local artists and supporting all forms of artist expression through curated art events, including art exhibitions, film premiers, live music performances, book signings, single-release parties, poetry readings, and art classes.

Mind Gym Bro - Coach Jim Brault

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Choosing to work with a coach is a decision to take your life to the next level. Selecting a professional credential coach with real-life experience who is successful in their personal life and is a person of integrity is equally important.

Jim Brault (pronounced Bro) has 40 year's experience helping people train their minds. Jim earned a degree in Psychology, ran one of the top Tony Robbins training franchises, been a Fortune 500 CHRO, and he has designed and led training as the CEO for U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine's companies Unbeatable Mind and SEALFIT. 

Discovering the most effective methods to train the mind also inspired Jim to become certified in Yoga, Meditation, and Hypnotherapy. Jim has coached hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs. You can work with Jim through the Mind Gym App, in the Physical Training sessions (PT), or as your personal 1:1 coach.

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