Marcia Ellis is a coach, trainer and consultant on organizational development issues with over 20 years experience in the corporate environment. Marcia combines her human resources expertise with her coaching and training skills to deliver high impact training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions that are interactive, experiential and learner-centered. She specializes in providing tools and concepts that managers can immediately employ in their day-to-day work situations that enhance their leadership capabilities and improve their business results.
Marcia began her career with Sikorsky Aircraft. She held leadership positions in Organizational Development, Employee and Labor Relations and was the Director of Work/Life and Diversity Programs. Marcia was one of the original members of the Boston College National Work and Family Roundtable which brought together thought leaders from 30 global companies to shape corporate and public response to the demands of work, home and community in order to enhance employee effectiveness. She also established a women’s leadership program at Sikorsky that aided in the advancement and retention of women within the organization. This program was expanded to include men and addressed diversity issues in the workplace, which resulted in more effective relationships between men and women with a corresponding boost in morale and productivity. In addition, she was awarded the United Technologies Corporation Team Award for the first successful human resources shared services initiative when she led an inter-divisional team that developed and implemented a key employee opinion survey of the worldwide UTC population.
Marcia has served as a speaker at a variety of conferences including The Conference Board, The Alliance of Work/Life Professionals, The International Association of Business Communicators, and The International Quality and Productivity Center. Marcia’s work in the area of flexible work arrangements won the National Innovative Excellence Award from the Alliance of Work/Life Professionals and was featured in a special work/life edition of the American Compensation Association Journal. Her program, “Managing Flexibility for Productivity” designed for helicopter manufacturer, Sikorsky Aircraft, successfully brought flexible work arrangements from written policy to effective practice. This program was adopted by United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Sikorsky Aircraft, and implemented throughout all the divisions of the corporation.
Marcia’s training programs have been presented to more than ten thousand participants worldwide. She has consulted for a number of multi-national organizations in the media, transportation, entertainment, manufacturing, technology and financial services industries.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Leadership Development
- Personal and Team Effectiveness
- Coaching for Development
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Preventing Sexual Harassment
- Performance Management
- Supervising a Union-Represented Workforce
- Work/Life balance
Marcia Ellis graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received her coach’s training from The Coaches Training Institute. In addition she holds an Insights Discovery Accreditation along with Team Effectiveness and Sales Effectiveness Accreditations, which she uses to help her clients improve individual, team and organizational performance.