ELLEN HAYON

Executive Facilitator & Learning Solutions Manager
Bell Leader since 2018
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When Ellen partners with your organization, you can expect results. She listens intently to client needs to design the right training solutions that maximize team potential. As a program facilitator and leadership consultant, Ellen puts people at ease with her warmth and genuine curiosity. She believes in experiencing joy while solving complex problems together and has an ability to surface others’ diverse perspectives and ideas to drive toward collective action.

With a background in organizational development, Ellen started her career as an eighth grade math teacher with the education nonprofit Teach For America. Since then, she has coupled her passion for people with creating operational efficiencies across an array of industries from manufacturing, technology, education, and healthcare. Her prior experience includes talent management, curriculum design and career coaching.

In her free time, you’ll find Ellen spending time with family – likely playing a board game or two, chasing her toddler or on a nearby hike in North Carolina.

  • MBA in Strategy and Consulting from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego

Fun Facts About Ellen

Hmm.. first instincts lead me to say a dolphin… socializing with friends in the Ocean.. count me in!

I grew up in central Illinois and still crave a thin-crust Monical’s pizza with a side of French dressing… yep, you dip the pizza into the dressing.. it’s delish!

Is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones considered a super hero?? I loved watching the evolution of her Achiever Competitor skills!

My dad actually went through an Achievers course over 15 years ago! At the time, I didn’t fully understand what Achievers and Bell Leadership was all about. What I did recognize was the profound impact it indirectly had on me growing up as a daughter of a parent who’d been through one of their training programs. I love that I get to work for an organization that directly and indirectly touches people’s lives in transformative ways!

"You lead according to who you are."