Ellen Messer

Ellen Messer is a specialist in designing and facilitating customized experiential learning to help people  “work better with and through each other”.   She knows the organizations that thrive in our economically challenged times need to tap the resources of their people to achieve high level results.  Her expertise has assisted clients develop strategies to increase outcome focus, collaboration, teamwork and authentic cooperation among all organizational levels. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare organizations, small businesses and public sector service organizations.

Ellen has coached and strategized with executives, conferenced with and trained middle management, and presented assessment-based programs for front-line workers to improve performance and meet multiple challenges. Her enthusiasm, spontaneity  and the  ease with which she  relates to people have been key ingredients to her success. Among Ms. Messer’s programs, Diversity Awareness and Inclusion, Assertiveness and Communication Skills (Say What You Mean / Mean What You Say), Build a Winning Team, Meeting Skills, Conflict Resolution, Problem Finding, Solving and Decision Making are frequently requested.  She was the President of The Samson Group, a virtual work team originally created to consult with Xerox Business Services and develop and facilitate their organization wide cultural change strategy, WorkLife Learning, and presented Xerox’s Leadership Through Quality Program (Total Quality Management) at Xerox Business Services locations throughout the United States, including the Xerox Conference and Learning Center at Leesburg, VA.  Amtrak, Southern California Edison, The Longshore Workers and Pacific Maritime, and Midwest Express Airlines, are some of the clients she has coached in Diversity Awareness and Inclusion, Cultural Competence and Preventing Sexual Harassment, to leverage pluralism and meet legal compliance.  IBM, Xerox Business Services, Rennselaerville Institute, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, small private businesses, Law Firms, New York State Office of Court Administration, universities and colleges, are among her clients.

Ms. Messer volunteers her consulting resources locally to individuals in career development, personal goal setting and coaching for performance improvement.