MEET the FOUNDER
Leadership Specialist, Consultant, Facilitator Coach, and Conversation Starter
Personal Development for Professional Success.
Ellyn Herbert works with independent contributors, mid and senior level managers to develop their best selves and their teams by helping them lean into their leadership roles and to think comprehensively about all the issues that impact their success. She works with small and mid-sized organizations to create leadership development programs that are aligned with the overall business strategy.
She is a certified leadership and team coach and in 2004 founded HERBIZ, a Delaware leadership development coaching company for women. She firmly believes that it is only through a combination of training, mentoring, AND coaching that individuals (and organizations) can completely develop the full range of skills necessary to succeed.
Ellyn has been coaching professionally for 18 years. She graduated from the Graduate School of Coaching and received her initial certified coach designation through the International Association of Coaches (IAC) in 2007. Her ICF – PCC credential is pending. She holds numerous coaching certifications, a master’s certificate in Adult Learning, Training and Facilitation from Temple University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development. She has worked with 1000's of individuals helping them develop the strategies they need for success.
In addition to her coaching & academic credentials, she is also an Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration where she helps small businesses start, grow, and succeed. Ellyn has a strong corporate background as well as long-term experience and success as a small business owner. She has 10 years’ experience in administrative management and human resources working for such notable companies as Goldman Sachs and PolyGram records. Together with husband Jeff Herbert she managed and operated Herbert Studios, a corporate & advertising photography studio specializing in high-end product and architectural images. Their clients include advertising agencies, corporate accounts, and manufacturing companies. Her government experience, corporate background in HR & her business ownership experience makes her extremely valuable as a business coach. She has walked the talk. She knows how to develop business and drive its growth. More importantly, she knows first-hand that achieving at the highest levels at times requires a steadfast focus, an unswerving commitment to the result and the ability to be comfortable with discomfort. Not always an easy task and especially difficult without appropriate support.
Ellyn consistently seeks out diversity and learning opportunities. In college she was awarded a prestigious Congressional Internship and received the Dean’s Award, one of her school’s highest honors given to only 5 seniors. She is a Dale Carnegie graduate and has worked in the academic, entertainment, banking, and investment banking fields. She has received various Leadership Awards including the U.S. Small Business Administration's Women in Business Champion award, Delaware Today’s Women in Business award, and the Delaware Women in Leadership award.
One of her greatest desires and drivers is to help women succeed on their own terms and realize their greatness. Her greatest love is her husband Jeff who is her biggest champion and introduced her to a wonderful life of entrepreneurship. Her greatest gifts are her two sons Jack and Sam who make her walk her talk every day. She enjoys playing tennis, loves attending comedy shows & eating sushi with friends, playing blackjack, being entertained by astrology, reading every darn thing she can make time for, and laughing out loud and heartily at least once a day.