Elite Success Coach / Psychotherapist / Trained by Brené Brown / Author / #everycountryintheworld / Shenanigan Enabler / Antigravity Yoga Instructor / Digital Wizard
Ella has lived, worked and taught in 104 countries with business in tow.
Roots & Home
Taiwanese descent, proudly born in Canada, moved to 64 different cities, now living in Spain
IN ONE WORD
Instatrust: ability to create instant sense of trust, safety and being understood
How to release anxiety and feel joy
Top 3 Influencers
Brené Brown, Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson
Most impactful book/podcast
'Refuse to Choose' by Barbara Sher
For SHITS & GIGGLES
Melissa McCarthy lip synch battle on Jimmy Fallon, Michael Mcintyre comedy skits
I used to BE scared OF...
Shining too bright therefore losing "friends"
F*ck this shit moment
Had a flash-forward of a miserable cookie-cutter life, left narcissistic ex-partner, moved half way around the world, started my first business.
Advice to 13 year old self
The people who criticize you don't understand or love you. Go find those who do, there are lots of them!
Best advice received
These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Coaching, group masterminds, retreats, e-courses, referral commission, real-estate, low risk bank investments
I say RAWFEM, you say...
F*ck the rules!
One of the Hardest moments in your life?
My dad died shockingly suddenly at the beginning of my 16-country freedom tour.
How did you overcome it?
My bestfriends' love held and healed my heart. Howled my grief, turned it into fuel to live NOW, not maybe someday!
Who’s your tribe?
CTI grads, my Leadership "Llamas", Girl Gone International, entrepreneurial BFFs
What do you wish you stopped doing a long time ago?
Trying to be the best man / eldest son I could be
After A shitty day/month/year, How do you keep going?
Shut all doors, blinds, and listen to Marianne Williamson audiobooks all day long
who/What changed your direction forever?
Got stood up, took myself out on a date instead to a wellness conference, found my calling as a coach
Hardest part about being a trailblazer / first generation?
No feminine role model to follow. Someone JUST like me who has done what I dream of.
Sacrifice made to get here?
Being far away from my nieces and nephews
Sacrifice NOT willing to make?
Sleep, inner peace, friendships, health
Growing up, money was _____. Now, money is _____.
Scarce, a way to control women / An enabler of joy and shared adventures
ABOUT HER BUSINESS
What is your business about?
Sametuary, a sanctuary for superwomen to put down their cape and write the truth
What stage is your business at?
10+ years expert
Where do you get support? Or do you do it all yourself?
From my business partner Anne, flatmate Maria, six-figure business mentor, relationship coach, psychotherapist, virtual assistant, branding & marketing strategist, photographer, videographer, Simplero.com, housekeeper, book editor, personal chef, accountant, driver, travel agent, best friends, entrepreneurial sisters
Do you have employees? If so, What do you look for?
Nope! I love freedom too much! I hire consultants where needed, who do what they say and say what they do.
How did you overcome your fear of selling?
Learned the art of enrolment and practiced it over and over until the end of time
What should you do less / more of, but don't?
Less: tinkering with Photoshop and CSS / More: hiring bigger self-starter support team
biggest high and most challenging low in your business?
High: making $16,000 per month! / Low: having only $735 left in the bank.
Your advice for new / growing / peaked entrepreneurs?
New: do or do not, there is not try. / Growing: hire self-starters to support you. / Peaked: teach others everything you know.
Networking, how do you?
I don't. I hate networking. I make friends because friendship makes the world go round!
biggest leap of faith you’ve ever taken in your business?
Invested $15,000 in a year-long leadership program to come home to myself
How many hours a week do you work on / in your business?