Trainer | Ellen Nastir

Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC, BCC, CPCC is a Certified Professional co-active Coach with advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, Tension and Change Management, Appreciation at Work, and most currently obtaining certification in Positive Psychology for the Workplace. She received her coach training and certification from The Coaches Training Institute, the first ever to be recognized by The International Coach Federation. Her BA degree is from University of Florida, and her Masters was obtained from University of North Florida, both in Education.

Her extensive background includes teaching hearing-impaired children from birth through elementary school. She implemented and organized many educational workshops, training, and seminars for their parents.

Ellen has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures—from opening Tampa’s first bagel shop in 1981 to owning and operating a Wash-Dry-Fold Laundromat! She then focused her attention on a Sales career in marketing and promotional sales, earning her Salesperson of the Year Award for many years. Her success in those endeavors makes her a natural for coaching individuals and businesses.

Ellen is a trained PeopleMap Systems educator, a proven training and development system. She focuses on the “people side” of professional performance within the corporate structure. Her expertise is in the development of employees’ people skills to complement their technical skills and abilities, thus increasing productivity and retention, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution. In 2010, she was selected to be a Trainer for new trainers.

Company retreats, seminars, workshops and Lunch& Learns have all proven to be well-received –with great results — long after the initial interaction occurred. She has also been a presenter for numerous organizations and associations. Her broad background allows her to easily connect with her audience. Her speaking engagements are known to be thought- provoking, interactive, and FUN!

Ellen is the co-author of When Divorce Crosses Your Mind…What You Need to Know. Her desire to help those in transition through the divorce process is the catalyst for reaching out to educate and inform others how to successfully navigate this unfamiliar terrain. She also contributed to the educational program Building a Successful Parenting Plan for Children, which is useful for helping parents co-operate in creating a system that will work for their individual family’s needs and circumstances.

Ellen also is involved in her local community. She is an Executive Coach for University of Tampa’s Leadership Coaching Program since 2004, offering pro-bono coaching to their MBA candidates. Ellen is an active member of the International Coach Federation, Frame Works and Mustang Sallies, and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Mastermind. In addition, she is a past Board Member of the Ophelia Project and the Boys Initiative and Tampa Jewish Family Services.

Ellen has become involved as Mission Chair for bringing the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to the West Coast of Florida. Most recently, she was asked to serve on the FL Executive Board of Trustees, as well as becoming a Co-Facilitator for a Parent Support Group. She is extremely excited to engage and educate the community, while reaching out to those needing support for themselves or family members.

On the personal side:

Ellen enjoys living in connection with who she is. Although her life has had many twists and turns, with an occasional volcano or tornado thrown in, she would not change a thing. It has made her who she is. She appreciates all of her past experiences and uses them as stepping stones to implement what is next.

Ellen is divorced, happily remarried, mother of two, bonus mom of one, and LOVES the joy each of those roles provide her.

Contact Information:

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Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay programs:

  • Effective Leadership Through Self-Awareness

What participants have said:

“Great presenter!”

“Ellen’s passion and energy was incredible!”