Mary Ellen and the team at Conduit Coaching have been making a positive impact for years. Here’s what some of her clients have to say.

Through innovative exercises and accountability, Mary Ellen helped me plant the seeds for my new business. Additionally she provided me with various tools to help reduce distractions and focus on one thing at a time. She did all of this with humor, warmth, intelligence and a good kick in the arse when I needed it.

Avrum Nadigel

Mary Ellen’s ability to articulate my thoughts and directions and deliver feedback in an interesting yet humorous manner was motivating and inspiring. It was wonderful to finally be able to ‘be’ in the moment and surrounded by clarity in an arena of chaos.

Software Marketer

Toronto, ON

Mary Ellen, you are incredibly gifted.

Through our coaching I have become a better leader – I’m more focused, productive, and on track with achieving my business goals. Revenues and profits have increased, and I have more time and energy to enjoy my life outside of work.

You bring your energy to each and every call and it’s contagious. I love it!

You have the wonderful ability of being able to truly listen and get into my headspace. You are both resourceful and knowledgeable. You analyze information and can deliver it back to me in a manner where I have greater understanding. Hmm, guess that means you also have an analytical side. Who ever thought that one could be creative, imaginative, insightful and analytical all at once? Amazing!


President, Healthcare Benefits Company

Your facilitation skills not only kept us on track but the work we do with you positively changes the way we present ourselves and are experienced by our clients. You did a great job of paying attention to what was going on at all levels and pointing out those shifts to us. Important and subtle stuff.

Louise Pohl,

Partner, Learning Works

Mary Ellen – Working with you was a lot of fun & extremely insightful.

The exercises we did helped me think through and define my priorities more clearly. I particularly found the visualization exercises helpful in overcoming some bad habits and changing behaviours! Thank you for your help.

Lesley Braby


My experience with Mary Ellen was outstanding.

I was looking for someone who had an understanding of business, experience working in a corporate environment, and could work with me during a period of significant change in my business, and more importantly, significant change in my life.

At all times, Mary Ellen was focused on helping me find ways to improve through thought-provoking and meaningful questions and challenges. In terms of availability, she was able to accommodate my very busy and challenging schedule. And after every discussion, I left with a sense of enthusiasm and looked forward to our next opportunity to explore ways to efficiently move forward.

I would definitely recommend Mary Ellen to anyone looking for a personal coach, looking to develop their potential or looking to excel.

Brett Hodson

President & CEO, CORIX Group of Companies

Before I started my sessions with Mary Ellen, I didn’t have much faith in the coaching experience.

I was stunned by how much it changed my life.

Despite running a business I enjoyed, I felt stagnant in my life.

Mary Ellen helped me evaluate and celebrate my life as it was, while clarifying the direction I was going and developing the tools to get me there. Vague notions became life-changing realities.

I encourage anyone who wants to bring focus to their life to give her a call.

Matt Sullivan

Sullivan & Associates

Last night was my first major presentation EVER. I co-presented “Closing in on Sustainable Salmon Farming” to an audience of 125 at the Courtenay Fish & Game Protection Assoc. The presentation went really well, and I was not even that nervous. There are definitely things to improve upon, and more confidence will come as we are touring this speech around for a few months.

I just wanted to thank you profusely. I can’t even explain how much you helped me. I’m actually excited to do these speeches, and feel worthy of taking people’s time. It helps that I’m really thrilled by the topic, and it is exciting and new stuff that many people have not heard of (closed containment for BC salmon farms).

Thank you again for coaching me. You have given me a new level of confidence, and even, choke, Gahahhckk! Joy! in public speaking. I did not even think that would ever be possible for me. Although I enjoyed Hollyhock a ton, and learned so much from everyone, this is by far the most direct benefit to my job from that experience. Thanks a million times over.

Michelle Young

Administrative Director, Georgia Strait Alliance

Mary Ellen is a very innovative and empathetic coach.

She helped identify and compartmentalize the gremlins that barred my way to personal achievement.

Working with Mary Ellen helped me meet my income goals, brought focus to my priorities, and balance to my life as a whole.

Dan Wolfson

Freedom 55 Financial

Before I worked with Mary Ellen, I felt as if I was wandering around in circles. I knew I needed to move forward… I just didn’t quite know how. Mary Ellen prompted me to look within myself and to recognize what my intuitive voice was telling me.

Mary Ellen’s enthusiastic, heartfelt and non-judgmental approach gave me the gentle guidance I was missing.

Kate Nielsen

BC Non-Profit Housing Association


604 873 0350


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