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Living the Dream with Ellie Shefi
8th January 2023 • Zen Success • Charissa Sims
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Interview with inspiring leader Ellie Shefi

Advisor, Leadership Consultant, Attorney, Corporate Trainer, Speaker, Strategist, Publisher, and #1 International Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author

Ellie Shefi is a strategist, leadership consultant, and corporate trainer who helps organizations optimize their culture and individuals expand their influence.

With over 20 years of experience as an attorney, educator, and impassioned human, civil, and constitutional rights advocate, Ellie has dedicated her life to creating impact through the empowerment of others. Having overcome a lifetime of adversity, including domestic violence, homelessness, and cancer, Ellie uses her experiences to fuel her determination to drive change. From her early days as a teenage tutor, speaker, and facilitator to becoming a multiple #1 international best-selling author and member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, Ellie has spent decades cultivating the expertise she now shares with her clients.

After becoming a trusted advisor to governments, corporations, and NGOs, Ellie founded MTC Consulting to help organizations build resilient teams and world-class cultures. She now uses her unique expertise to help HR departments and C-Suite executives mitigate risk, optimize their operations, and align their teams.

As the founder of Made to Change the World™ Publishing, Ellie leverages her experience as a multiple #1 international best-selling author, Quilly Award recipient, and member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors to guide best-selling authors through the writing and publishing process. Additionally, Ellie is the publisher of Sisters Rising™, a book series that provides women with a platform to tell their stories and showcase their businesses.

A sought-after speaker and media host, Ellie also helps individuals increase their visibility, monetize their expertise, and become globally recognized through speaking engagements and media exposure.

Ellie is the host of the Free by Design™ television show, the You Are Not Your Scars® podcast, and the Creating an Impervious Mind® expert YouTube series and is regularly interviewed in publications and on others’ podcasts and television shows, including NBC, ABC, CBS, the New York Times, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, to name a few.

Ellie is also the founder of the Made 2 Change The World™ Foundation (, a nonprofit organization that equips and empowers the next generation with the tools, resources, and strategies they need to create the lives, communities, and world they envision.

Ellie is a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors and has received a Quilly Award for her literary work. A #1 international best-selling and award-winning author, Ellie’s books include: 

Unlocking Your Superpower: 8 Steps to Turn Your Existing Knowledge into Income

Sisters Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Living Extraordinary Lives

The Authorities: Powerful Wisdom from Leaders in the Field (which she co-wrote with multiple New York Times #1 best-selling authors Les Brown, Bob Proctor, and Marci Shimoff)

Women Who Shine (which she co-wrote with a group of #1 international best-selling women authors)

SuccessOnomics: Secrets of Success in the New Economy (which she co-wrote with New York Times #1 best-selling author Jack Canfield)

Women Who Dream (which she co-wrote with a group of #1 international best-selling women authors)

Your Story Sells (forthcoming 2023)

Free Gifts from Ellie