After seven years with a Cigna Insurance, Ellen Palmer jumped off the corporate train and decided to pursue a Masters degree in Education. A lucrative position beckoned and Ellen left her academic program to build a subsidiary for Cigna. In the new company, she started as employee number three and left two years later, after she brought on significant clients and built a sales pipeline which helped the company grow to 143 employees during that short time.
Making a conscious decision to leave that job and get married, Ellen Palmer left her corporate career to take control of her life. Throughout her professional life she helped other companies get their businesses started so she worked as a consultant when her kids were young doing just that. One day it dawned on her that she could start her own business and over the next five years, she created three: Spoil me Spa, Ellen Palmer Wellness and Create Your Perfect Day™.
Good Health and Conscious Living
Ellen works with individuals and groups to help them take control of their health, nutrition and fitness – naturally and holistically. She believes that it is our gift to feel great inside and out and she thoroughly enjoys helping people get back on track to looking great and feeling their best. Ellen works with clients struggling with weight loss, fertility, as well as degenerative diseases such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Candida, Fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, and others. She counsels her clients about natural approaches to overcoming challenges by designing a unique plan to suit their needs.
Ellen admits that for the first time in her life she is living her purpose and enjoys the work/life balance she craved during her corporate years. She is on a mission to help other people live fuller, healthier lives and designed her businesses on the philosophy of self improvement as an empowerment tool. Ellen shared: “The positive ripple effect that people share with their families and colleagues is amazing when they take control of their health and their lives.”
The healthy approach is also something Ellen believes is applicable as a business model. Her company – Create Your Perfect Day Business Coaching™ is a coaching service for Women Wellness Practitioners and Entrepreneurs. She helps other women create meaningful and profitable businesses that blend with their unique family goals.
Ellen designed the program to reveal your true gifts so you can apply them to your business in an authentic way that best suits your personality and your desires. It provides the level of accountability that many women need to follow through on tasks to keep you moving towards goals. Ellen and her team help you navigate the inevitable potholes and occurrences that come up in both life and your business!
Detoxing Your Life
The desire to help others lead healthier lives came from Ellen’s personal wellness transformation. After a lifetime of suffering from digestive conditions, reproductive issues and allergies, Ellen had a conversation one day with her General Practitioner that changed her life. She was tired of years of medications, procedures and surgeries that didn’t seem to be helping. Ellen went to her doctor’s office with a thick file of research she had done and asked her to go through it with her to try and understand why was she sick? Ellen’s doctor was very rushed and instead of discussing her condition and the research, she prescribed yet another medication.
Ellen pleaded that she didn’t want to treat the symptoms – she wanted to get to the bottom of why she had the symptoms in the first place. Her doctor was very frustrated and said, “That isn’t my science and I can’t help you.” It all made sense to Ellen then. It wasn’t that her doctor didn’t want to help, she wasn’t trained in medical school about how to heal, just how to treat which is only enough in the short term. If Ellen wanted to get well forever, she needed to take control of her health. Ellen says that for the rest of her life, she will be grateful for her doctor because that experience launched her wellness journey.
Your Body is Brilliant
Ellen received her formal training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. It is the only nutrition school integrating over 200 traditional dietary theories with modern concepts such as the USDA Food Pyramid, The Glycemic Index, The Zone, Raw Foods, Gluten Free and Superfoods. It was there that she had the unique opportunity to learn directly from leaders in the medical and holistic health field such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Marion Nestle, David Wolfe and Paul Pitchford.
She also earned advanced certification with M’lis Corporation, a longstanding international leader in natural, holistic health and skin care solutions.
“The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and it is here that this belief was solidified for me. Through detoxification, cleansing, food, and lifestyle changes, people can take control of their health and return to symptom free living! I believe that life is an amazing gift and everyone deserves to live it with great energy and joy.”
After learning what her body needed nutritionally, emotionally and physically, Ellen is happier and healthier than she has ever been. She is also on a quest to share her passion for wellness with others. She is now a woman in charge of her own wellness.
Tap into Your Feminine Side
Taking her wellness training and putting it into practice with Ellen Palmer Wellness, Spoil me Spa and Create Your Perfect Day™ was difficult at first. Ellen was used to the corporate culture and what she calls the masculine model of doing business. She built her businesses on her own feminine model of nurturing and creating an authentic environment that would focus on positivity and helping people.
She admits to a crisis of confidence at first since all she knew was the corporate environment but she was sure she did not want to recreate that in her new endeavors. Just as she healed her body, she was determined to build healthy businesses that would reflect her values and authenticity was not negotiable.
Her distinct businesses serve different populations. Spoil Me Spa is a talented team of spa professionals who deliver an entire spa experience to you at your home, hotel, bridal location, or corporate event. Based in Connecticut, Ellen’s clients are often people who simply do not have a lot of free time. Hectic schedules, juggling family and career…. Spoil Me Spa was created for them. Ellen’s team can transform a location into a relaxing environment where you can enjoy an array of spa services including massage, facials, manicures, sugar hand scrubs, personal training sessions, hairstyling, makeup and more. Whether clients are taking time for themselves, planning a special occasion, spa party or rewarding their employees, Spoil Me Spa has something for everyone.
Ellen Palmer Wellness offers 1:1 and group coaching on wellness topics ranging from nutrition and personal development, transformation for mothers, to detoxing your life and health is wealth workshops. Ellen also writes a newsletter with helpful tips and best practices and sells a line of internal body care products by M’lis Corporation.
Create Your Perfect Day™ is a coaching service for women wellness practitioners and entrepreneurs. Ellen and her team help other women create meaningful and profitable businesses that reflect their unique family values and personal goals. Ellen will be expanding this brand to include other Create Your Perfect Day™ modules for different transition stages in women’s lives such as Create Your Perfect Day on Campus™, Create Your Perfect Day for New Moms™, and others.
Build Your Community
Ellen has learned a lot about herself developing her businesses and advises women who are considering any type of change in life or career to listen to themselves. Take the time to be quiet and slow down to discover the new roles you can play. She also believes that women have a natural intuition which is a gift and encourages us all to open up that unique and personal present.
Both businesses have given Ellen an opportunity to build communities. She enjoys bringing women together and teaching them how to live optimized lives with great health and great joy. Clearly her teaching world has come full circle from the days she left her Master’s program to return to a career in the corporate world.
Ellen believes everyone has the opportunity to hit the restart button on life and design a new role that fits better. Her quest is to help others utilize a unique tool box for their individual body so they can take control of their personal development in a more healthy way.
While Ellen’s business background and corporate experience was certainly a plus as she launched her new businesses, she also utilized Savor the Success, a premium business network for women entrepreneurs, to promote her companies and tap into the power of the women’s network.
Let it Shine
After many years of struggling with health problems, Ellen is now in control of her wellness and energized to help others do the same. She is hosting wellness renewal retreats, writing a journal/workbook and hosting a tele-seminar series to help women connect with their passion, create their perfect day and transition to more peace, joy, health and happiness. Everybody deserves a little pampering and whether you are interested in a spa day, a wellness business, or a healthy living overhaul, Ellen is prepared to help make your life shine. It is the journey and not the destination and Ellen is proof of that.
Ellen’s Advice and Action Steps:
- Have faith in yourself.
- Tap into your feminine side, especially if you have been working in a masculine career environment. Take the time for self care and for silence.
- Tap into your transferable skills to synthesize new opportunities.
- Believe in your body – it will tell you what it needs. It’s the only one you have.
“Nurture yourself.” Ellen Palmer
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