“Ellie is a transformational leader who is changing the world!” 

~ Jack Canfield


Ellie Shefi 

Speaker, Strategist, Consultant, Corporate Trainer, #1 International Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author and Publisher, Attorney, Host of the Free by Design™ TV Show and the You Are Not Your Scars® Podcast, and Founder of the Made 2 Change the World™ Foundation


Ellie Shefi is the very definition of tenacious. Having overcome a lifetime of adversity, including abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, cancer, and a myriad of other health issues that have seen her defy the doctors’ death deadlines for over two decades, Ellie has mastered mindset, resiliency, and resourcefulness, and she has dedicated her life to the empowerment of others.  

Ellie is a speaker, strategist, consultant, corporate trainer, #1 international best-selling and award-winning author, and publisher who provides her clients with practical, easy-to-implement tools and strategies that generate results. Host of the Free by Design™ television show and You Are Not Your Scars® podcast, she is regularly interviewed in publications and on others’ podcasts and television shows, including NBC, ABC, CBS, the New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Yahoo News, the LA Tribune, and TED Ed, to name a few.

A heart-centered, impact-driven leader who facilitates change, Ellie helps companies to increase their efficiency and profitability; entrepreneurs to bring their business to life; authors to write and publish their best-selling books; and speakers to amplify their message so they can scale their impact. Her signature programs—Free by Design™ and You Are Not Your Scars®—empower participants to claim internal freedom and create a joyful, abundant life they love. 

Additionally, Ellie is founder of Made to Change the World Publishing and is the publisher of Sisters Rising™, a book series that provides women with a platform to tell their stories, showcase their businesses, and raise awareness of their work. She is also the founder of the Made 2 Change The World™ Foundation (made2change.org), 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 late 2022)

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“Without a doubt I would recommend working with Ellie as she over-delivers on every course, summit, challenge… she delivers what she promises and probably three times as much if not more than you are expecting.”

-Ramone B., Client

“I have perfected my story and enhanced my future through the gifts Ellie has to offer. My favorite part of working with Ellie is she is a hands-on mentor, willing to go above and beyond while over-serving.”

-Kelly N., Client

Jack Canfield

America’s #1 Success Coach

Ellie is a transformational leader who is changing the world! Impact-driven and heart-centered, Ellie uses her diverse experience to empower you with simple, effective tools that deliver results.

Patty Aubery

President of The Canfield Training Group

Ellie is a talented coach and mentor to authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs. If you want to bring any aspect of your business to life and amplify your voice, she is your expert!

Lisa Nichols

 Founder of Motivating the Masses

Ellie is equipped with the information, education, passion, and conviction to move you to action.