Ellis Chase is an experienced career management consultant. He is a sought-after speaker, known for his ability to connect with and motivate his audience. Whether he’s talking to large groups or individuals, whether the subject is career development or executive coaching, his energetic style and his years of experience in private practice, consulting firms, universities, and corporations get results.
He has been a consultant to Columbia Business School for the past 11-plus years where he develops curricula and delivers workshops for the Business School’s Executive MBA Career Management and Alumni Relations Career Services; he coaches in the Program for Social Intelligence at the business school and advises EMBA students, and is a frequent speaker at other Columbia University colleges and graduate programs. He was an instructor at New York University’s Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning for almost 20 years and was an original Five O’Clock Club counselor, consulting in this national job search advising organization for 21 years.
In addition to his private practice, Ellis has worked in some of the nation’s largest human resources and outplacement consulting firms; he also worked in manpower planning and staffing at one of the nation’s largest financial services institutions. He is a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association for Career Management Professionals and holds a BA and MA from New York University.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Although I try to hide it, I grew up in NJ, have lived in NYC for most of my life, and I think it’s probably impossible to avoid thinking about writing something in this city.
When did you first start writing?
About 25 years ago, mostly articles and written interviews. Putting into writing the information I was using when I deal with clients and students helped me organize my thoughts better. Then having those articles published helped me reach a wider audience.
Winner of 2014 Eric Hoffer Award for Business Books.
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