Testimonials

Here are the testimonials of some of my clients, as shared in their own words.

Regardless of whether they sought me for executive coaching or life coaching, they experienced the benefits of coaching because we focused on what matters most – how they see things and their ways of being.

Coach El has helped me move away from my All or Nothing attitude in my professional life by providing me with easy-to-use tools and a range of possible outcomes to focus on rather than a weakly perceived, rigid one. The main tools are my body language, breathing exercise and posturewhen I engage with my clients, candidates and colleagues. The sessions help me to align what my brain wants and how I can tap my body langauage as well as verbal language effectively to acheive the desired outcomes. Coach El has helped me through a difficult and frustrating second half of 2020 caused by the global pandemic as each session has been freeing in helping me ‘see’ that different outcomes can be seen with positivity. The rigidity and short-sightedness of the previous lens I used to ‘wear’ has been slowly replaced by a softer, gentler and more flexible pair of glasses through which I try and view the world today. Thanks a ton, Coach El.

Jag Dhaliwall | Malaysia / Singapore

Co-founder & Managing Director, Principal Partners

My coaching experience with Ellery was definitely very good for me. I felt really heard and guided into this assertive approach of the Body / Emotion / Language, how they all must grow together. I actually felt a difference in my posture and its positive consequences, either in myself or in the communication with others.

I do trust Ellery to coach me, I’ve found him to be very professional, focused in my best interests, always leading me to know more about myself and my behaviour. I find him to be a good coach, as he has this accurate understanding on the many issues that we talked about in our sessions and is able to address them assertively.

I definitely recommend Ellery as a coach, to anyone who wants to deal better with their challenges in life.

Marlene Gonçalves | Portugal

Secretariat, Jaime Freitas, Advogado

I just finished a session with Ellery where he provided incredibly useful guidance in his coaching capacity. I have been struggling with certain decisions with regards to my career and Ellery helped to recognize key points of resistance as well as enthusiasm that unlocked the ability for me to develop insight. I felt supported and challenged without being stressed which was a class act in itself. I would definitely recommend Ellery as someone to work with as a coach where you need someone who is willing to care and be present while providing sharp observations and guidance.

Rovik Robert | Singapore

Senior Associate, Business Environment, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Hi Ellery, just wanted to say a big “thank you” on your coaching over the past few months.

I’m glad that I have decided to work with you. It is really great how easy to be open with you to share with you my thoughts and in the process, you are sharp and could identify with me the perspectives that I didn’t see for myself. It’s like I have a mirror now to look at the blindspots that I have missed or undiscovered.

Your coaching has also helped me to reconnect and realigned deeply with my thoughts, which brings CLARITY that has moved me to be effective in life, in areas of my work, in my relationships and my confidence.

In applying simple techniques that you shared with me, I overcame the anxiety to speak with people of higher social status.

Thank you again and would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a great coach, who wants to better themselves. Cheers 😉

Richard Woo | Singapore

Senior Financial Consultant, Prudential Assurance Company

When I was first introduced to coaching, I was doubtful about the idea of it as I knew nothing much about it and could not imagine the great impact it would have on my life. I also imagined it to be quite scary to open up to someone with my own thoughts (that I tend to judge myself for).

This is why a good coach is very important and I am so glad I met El. He always manages to create a very safe space for me to speak up and he has made my journey of self-work more enjoyable than I imagined it to be. Every session leaves me more curious and excited to work on the areas that initially felt so entangled and heavy.

The greatest benefit I got from our coaching would be the ability to replace harmful self criticisms with acceptance and love. This single internal change alone has brought many visible results in different aspects of my life – my emotional and mental health, productivity at work and my relationships.

So, THANK YOU EL! You’re a really awesome coach and inspiring person. My self-work will continue because of you. Keep doing what you do!

Tan Hui-Ling | Singapore

Area General Manager, Nefful International

I started my first coaching exprience with El since November 2019 I remember I felt instantly connected to El on my first session and I felt safe to open up to someone fully for the first time. As someone who is always looking to improve myself as a person, I have spent at least hundreds of hours on self help books and videos but El managed to provide me with realisations about myself and practical steps on how to overcome each limiting thoughts/belief in just a short 2 hours session. El has helped me make many breakthrough that I didn’t knew I needed. Through my experiences with him, I felt that the methods and guidance that was provided by El are very personalised to my own life and needs. He has helped me found out limiting thoughts and beliefs I have that was buried deep in me. Till date, I have only done 7 sessions with El and I have gained more value than I expected. They have manifested in my business, my relationship with my love ones and most importantly, the relationship with myself. When I look back at where I was before coaching to where I am now, I am very thankful to have El as my coach as I can feel the effort and heart he puts in during each session and I see the importance of coaching and the importance of finding the right coach. El is definitely the coach I can trust!

Andy Yeo | Singapore

Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist, Optimus Animal Rehabilitation

Ellery has helped me reframe the way I perceive myself in relation to the world. I hadn’t realised how much of my perceptions were really the result of self-talk and assumptions. Ellery points out the language I use and how it affects the way I feel when I interact with the world. On a more tangible level, coaching with Ellery enabled me to manage my feelings of burnout during the COVID19 crisis as well as paying attention to my posture and physical stance. I was able to be more assertive in my requests to my colleagues and managers. And I’ve been able to adopt a more relaxed stance both physically and mentally to issues at work.

Vikram Ramankutty | India / Singapore

Design Thinker & UX Evangelist, Bosch

Ellery was really calm and collected, which provided a stable space for me to share my struggles. He was able to recognise emotions well and helped me to gain more distinctions and clarity about them, which allowed me to understand what I needed to work on. Thanks Ellery for the enlightening session!

Priscilla Ng | Singapore

Nurse & Medical Student, National University Hospital

Receiving coaching is a first time experience for me. With Ellery, his coaching enabled me to explore my thoughts with more clarity. The questions he asked does not make me feel defensive and awkward. Overall, it was quite comfortable and easy to communicate without the fear of being judged by him.

The sessions were professionally conducted and he listens attentively and mindfully. Coaching made me aware that I have blind spots that I would otherwise not know unless its pointed out by someone whom I can trust and feel vulnerable with. What I find useful is when he points out alternative perspectives that I would have otherwise not thought on my own.

I would recommend coaching for anyone who is stuck in life or having issues seeing things with clarity. It certainly saves a lot of time figuring out your own head and flaws on your own.

Rei Lim | Malaysia

Marketing Manager, Transtel Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.

My experience and journey thus far with Ellery as my life coach had been a really fruitful and fulfilling one. What was really assuring to me since day one was that Ellery would always stress that the goal wasn’t really to change me as a person completely, or to push pieces of advice to me in a way that would seem compelling for me to act upon. Instead, he puts it across to me that who I currently already am; in my area and range, is already sufficient enough. What he strives to do with me is to open up another side of the range that is either an opposite or contrasting to what I have within my current range. Gaining success in this endeavour would grant me more choices and alternatives to choose from when I’m faced with a situation in my everyday life that requires a direct/indirect respond from me.

The journey had since pushed me out of my comfort zone in both the areas of private self-work like meditation and personal reflection to everyday outward-facing moments like dealing with challenges such as situational restrictions, to managing relationships with different personality types. I have to say coaching with Ellery had definitely given me less suffering in my everyday life; more control; as well as the space to be bold to explore better alternatives and approaches and be capable of certain other ranges that would bring me results which previously, I would not have imagined them to be possible for me.

Jasper Toh | Singapore

Regional Marketing Portfolio Analyst, CooperVision

I engaged Ellery as a life coach during time of struggle. I was feeling lost and needed to find clarity in life. Also, running a business and leading can be stressful. The internal voices can quickly push you to a state of distress. Throughout our coaching duration, Ellery has helped to unroot the tension that I’m feeling by going deep to the root cause, changing the stories that I’m telling myself and empowered me with tools and ideas to shift my emotional state of mind during downtimes. Tough times are the test of emotion fitness. When I recognise, understand and started managing the emotions, clarity begins to emerge. As a business owner and leader, it feels easier to make certain decisions and this translates into clarity for the team. I believe there are many more good things to come as I practice and apply the lessons learned. Thank you for the wonderful sessions!

Eric Chan | Malaysia

Founder, RecursiveX

I had a very good experience with El. He provided a safe space for me to share my problems and asked me various questions to help me view things from different perspectives. El demonstrated a lot of empathy during our sessions and truly cares for his clients by following up after. I would recommend El to people who are searching for clarity in their struggles as well as those who wants to take an active role in self-improvement. Thanks El!

Lynn Teo | Singapore

Procurement Manager SEA, Coty

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