Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD candidate, is the founder and managing partner of Elle Partners, a leadership consulting firm. She and her colleagues focus on cultivating innovative leaders and teams to develop mindful, courageous and vital work environments where the business and staff thrive together. Ellen is a PhD candidate in Human and Organizational Systems, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Professional Coach. Prior to her focus on professional and personal development, she was in sales for Xerox Corporation. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Steve, and has three children.