Meet The Coach
Connect with our CEO and Certified Sherpa Executive Coach
Ella L. Clark is the CEO of The Clark Group, LLC, a leading-edge, Business Consulting and Coaching Services Company she formed in 2005. She leverages her creativity, extensive business knowledge and expertise to connect with managers, leaders, executives, and teams seeking to improve their leadership effectiveness, performance and accelerate results.
Ella is a passionate and positive leader committed to collaborating with her clients to gain better insight and discover their impact. Her coaching style is down to earth, direct and “real”. She quickly customizes a coaching process that empowers clients to build on their strengths, improve weaknesses and move forward faster with her professional coaching, support and accountability. She has designed and delivered numerous career search workshops, and leadership programs designed to address effectiveness and achieve career goals. She co-designed outplacement services programs, authored workshops and facilitated career coaching services reaching over 1,000 center visitors, 450 attendees and 200 coaching clients. She demonstrates a passionate commitment to helping her clients identify opportunities for positive change and achieve growth and success.
Prior to forming the business consulting and coaching services company, Ella was responsible for leading Supplier Management programs and driving strategic initiatives focused on delivering value for one of the nation’s largest federally owned utilities. In this role, she provided coaching, consulting, advocacy and oversight of the agency’s efforts to advance small businesses. During her 30 plus year professional career, she held increasingly challenging leadership roles that supported key goals including, minority economic development, marketing, customer service, and training and supplier diversity.
Ella earned her B.S. in Business Finance and Marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; an A.S. in Management Technology from Chattanooga State Technical School; and achieved an Executive Leadership Certificate from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School in Nashville. She completed training and certification through Sherpa Leadership Summit in Ohio as a Sherpa Certified Executive Coach and Certified Professional Career Coach through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches in 2014.
Ella L. Clark, CPCC, CSC
President and CEO, The Clark Group, LLC