Ellie Shefi 

Speaker, Strategist, #1 International Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author and Publisher, Attorney, Advisor, Consultant, Corporate Trainer 

Leveraging her more than 30 years of experience in law, business, education, and advocacy, Ellie helps organizations build resilient teams and world-class cultures while developing influential leaders. Serving as a strategic advisor to governments, universities, corporations, entrepreneurs, and NGOs, Ellie uses her unique expertise to help HR departments, C-Suite executives, and organizations mitigate their risk, optimize their operations, and align their teams.

As the founder of Made to Change the World™ Publishing, Ellie utilizes her experience as a multiple #1 international best-selling author, Quilly Award recipient, and member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors to guide entrepreneurs, speakers, leaders, coaches, and consultants through her signature "strategy first" best-selling book writing and publishing process so they can amplify their message, build their business, and scale their impact. Ellie is proud to helm Made to Change the World™ Publishing, a world-class independent publishing house run by women, for women, to provide women with a platform to tell their stories, showcase their businesses, increase their visibility, monetize their expertise, and become globally recognized through speaking engagements and media exposure.

A sought-after speaker and media host, Ellie is the host of the Free by Design™ television show, the You Are Not Your Scars® podcast, and the Creating an Impervious Mind® expert YouTube series and is regularly featured in publications and on others’ podcasts and television shows, including NBC, ABC, CBS, the New York Times, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, to name a few.

An outspoken advocate fighting against injustice, Ellie is proud to serve on the leadership councils and advisory boards of nonprofits focused on civil rights, human rights, criminal justice reform, disaster recovery, fighting human trafficking, and ending mass atrocities.

A dedicated changemaker, Ellie is the founder of the Made 2 Change the World™ Foundation, an emerging nonprofit organization focused on equipping and empowering 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 (which she co-wrote with a group of best-selling authors)

  • 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: 30 Inspiring Stories of Shining Light into the World (which she co-wrote with a group of #1 international best-selling authors)

  • When Love Speaks: A Collection to Inspire (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: 30 Stories to Inspire Big Beliefs and Big Dreams (which she co-wrote with a group of #1 international best-selling women authors)

  • Your Story Sells: How to Leverage Transparency, Authenticity, and Growth to Succeed in Business (which she co-wrote with Les Brown and other #1 international best-selling authors)

  • Moments That Matter: Defining Moments that Shifted Everything (which she co-wrote with a group of #1 international best-selling women authors)

  • Voices of Victory (forthcoming Q3 2024)

  • Women Living Fearlessly (forthcoming Q4 2024) 

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. 



Ellie's Best-Selling Books