Seva Mandir India


Ellen is a truly exceptional professional and human being. She combines focus and perspective, result-orientation and compassion, humour and passion – with an ease and naturalness that is indeed rare. We first worked together on strengthening a women’s enterprise, and Ellen quickly steered us all to focus on key outcomes and durable impact, without losing sight of the softer process dimensions of a women’s empowerment effort. What was also impressive was to witness the ease with which Ellen slipped into another culture and could connect with everyone. And since then, I have seen Ellen repeatedly bring these same winning attributes into other contexts and show equally strong results. Indeed a joy and honour to have worked with her!