Elli StGeorge-Godfrey, executive coach, international expansion consultant, Elli StGeorge-GodfreyMeet Elli St.George Godfrey

As founder and executive coach at Ability Success Growth and a top growth expert on Tweak Your Biz, I work with business leaders in the US, Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Leveraging my background in psychology and leadership development, I show both leaders and followers how people experience change by paying attention to the human element. Great leaders know that people make up organizations so paying attention to how communication, self-knowledge, problem-solving, decision making and conflict management are necessary skills. I bring tools, resources and perspectives to help leaders enhance their leadership and management skills, to fill skills gaps and thrive. In collaboration with my clients, my analysis and insight helps the leader identify where they are strong and weak in their skill set. Sometimes a skill previously thought to be a strength has become a weakness (e.g. hands-on approach with customers rather than training sales/customer facing employees to interact with the customers in a preferred way). Under my guidance, personal styles are fine-tuned allowing the senior leader to “authentically inhabit” the role of CEO and collaborate with their team more effectively.

Since leaders depend on their teams to achieve the business goals, attention is given to followership – the relationship the leader has with their team and within the team members themselves. My encounters with the team pinpoint where communication, collaboration and/or cooperation break down. Through one-on-one and group coaching sessions, teams are able to develop essential communication, problem solving and conflict management skills.

For international leaders working in the US, there are additional challenges. Navigating the path to building a thriving global business plus working effectively within the US business environment take attention, preparation and self-awareness. I guide professionals to develop a clear road map for expansion while increasing their self-understanding and performance.

With this focus on both the people and the organization in which they work, my market-proven coaching helps leaders and their teams develop styles and capabilities which enables them to collaborate and effectively join together to optimize the business outcomes.

Curious? Want to learn how I might help you and your company grow and thrive? Click here to schedule a consultation.

More Ways to Connect with Me:

  • Member of Irish Network-Boston
  • Member of the #SMEcommunity (networking group of Irish small businesses)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 4-term Board member of the Boston chapter (past)
  • Come chat with me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

You can find more posts on Tweak Your Biz   about issues that business leaders face as they expand into new markets (including international) or connect with a more sophisticated customer and I have been a featured expert at Mass Innovation Nights.

When I’m not doing some kind of “business-thing”, I love music, reading, baseball, learning foreign languages (yes, even Irish) and traveling.


Training and Education

  • Coaches Training Institute
  • Antioch University New England — MA in Counseling Pyschology
  • Emmanuel College — BA