About Ellen

Ellen Cohen JD, CPCC, PCC  is an executive, leadership and mindset coach with over 10 years’ experience who works with corporate executives and attorneys across many industries to elevate their influence and effectiveness, build leadership skills & team building skills, and cultivate mental fitness, grit and resiliency. Her coaching style incorporates scientific/neuroscience-based coaching, emotional intelligence and mental fitness modalities designed to help her clients stand out as effective and collaborative leaders, team builders and executives.

With 20 years’ experience as an entertainment attorney, Business Affairs attorney and senior executive negotiating high level talent and business deals in film, TV and digital for major studios including Disney, Sony, Microsoft, Fox, and Showtime, Ellen has a particular expertise in working with lawyers both in law firms or in corporate environments including General Counsel, Business/Legal Affairs and Corporate Legal departments to help them and their team/associates (1) build relationships across different internal functions and clients, (2) enhance their ability to be influential, develop a meaningful professional brand and departmental mission statement and (3) cultivate powerful relationships.

Ellen is an enhanced practitioner in Conversational Intelligence (CIQ), a certified Team coach and a Positive Intelligence coach.  Additionally, she has studied the neuroscience of stress and its impact on performance, leadership, team building, and interpersonal relationships and her programs incorporate this knowledge to improve influence, productivity, effectiveness and job satisfaction.  As a result, she has many resources to offer her clients to deepen their own knowledge, develop new skills and explore new behaviors and habits both within their professional and personal lives. 

Clients are General Counsel, in-house attorneys and partners/executives at major law firms; EVP/SVP/VP level corporate executives across industries from IT to Finance to Business Development; medical professionals including doctors, medical director; and PhDs.  Representative companies include Latham & Watkins, Boston Scientific, IMAX, Kaiser Permanente, City National Bank, University of Pennsylvania, Los Angeles County Health, The SEC, CVS, BMI and Cap Gemini. 

Ellen received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a double B.A. from Brandeis University in Philosophy and French Language & Literature.  She also admitted to practice law in the state bars of CA, NY, FL & GA.  She earned her coaching certification credentials from CTI and was awarded the PCC credential from International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is also a 200 hour Certified Meditation Teacher (Unplug Mediation) and a 550 Hr. Certified Yoga instructor (YogaWorks).  She is a contributing editor to Attorney At Law Magazine – Los Angeles edition where she writes about executive coaching issues facing attorneys.  She is also a member of the ABA Attorney Well-being committee and on the ABA speakers’ bureau on Grit and Growth Mindset.

Education and Certifications


  • Brandeis University: double B.A. in Philosophy and French Literature & Language
  • Emory University School of Law -J.D.
  • Admitted to practice law in state bars of CA, NY, FL & GA


  • Coaches Training Institute – CPCC
  • International Coach Federation – PCC
  • Team Coach Accreditation (ITCA) -EMCC
  • Positive Intelligence Coach
  • Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) – Enhanced Skills Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner – Multiple Certifications
  • Change Management – Lee Hecht Harrison
  • DiSC-Trained Facilitator
  • Hogan Assessments 
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner
  • LEA 360 – MRG
  • Profilor (r) 360
  • 580 Hrs. Yoga Instructor (CYT-500) -YogaWorks
  • Yin Yoga Instructor
  • 200 Hrs. Meditation Instructor – Unplug + Davidji
  • Reiki (Usai)-Master/Teacher (Shinpiden)
  • Breath Work – The Breathe Method

Clients and Assignments


  • EVP, Film / Cinema Company
  • EVP, Music industry 
  • Partner/Attorney Executive – Top Tier International Law firm
  • General Counsel, Healthcare Management
  • SVP, IT- Banking
  • SVP, Lead Scientist – Healthcare Management
  • SVP, Entertainment Studio
  • VP, Consultant, Oil & Gas
  • VP, Business Affairs-Major Studio
  • VP, Social Media, Cosmetics
  • The Coaching Fellowship, a non profit organization that offers a select group of women professional leadership coaching (Pro Bono)


  • Entertainment/Broadcast/Media
  • Medical Devices/Technology
  • Law Depts, Law Firm
  • Legal/Business Affairs
  • Sales/Marketing/Retail
  • Banking/Finance
  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy
  • Government/Government Agencies
  • Health Care 
  • IT / High-Tech
  • Startups
  • Consulting
  • Cosmetics/Beauty
  • Small Businesses


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