LIFE-CHANGING! I got my highest paid client EVER after only a few weeks of working with Dr. Jevonnah Ellison. She has helped me increase my network, impact and sales! I am beyond GRATEFUL!
-Marianne R & Angela C.
SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders
United States Small Business AdministrationOfficial Business Coach
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E.Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a 6-month intensive training program that helps CEOs and Executives get unstuck and take their business to the next level.
SBA's Emerging Leaders has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 11,000 jobs, generating nearly $1 billion in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.
A graduate of leadership programs at Oxford, Harvard & Yale Universities, Dr. Jevonnah Ellison, affectionately known as "Lady J", is the Founder and President of The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC, a coaching firm that focuses on building extraordinary entrepreneurs.
We are a transformational leadership coaching company specializing in tailored business coaching for high achievers.
With over 18 years of coaching experience, Dr. Ellison has helped thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs clarify their purpose, amplify their strengths and significantly increase their profit margins.
She was named "Small Business Person of the Year" by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
Most recently, she was appointed by the United States Small Business Administration as "The Official Business Coach" for the Montgomery/Mobile Cohort Emerging Leaders T.H.R.I.V.E. program.
As a First Lady, Speaker, and 4-time Author, Lady J is clear about her purpose: to help others thrive & flourish in life and in business while keeping God 1st.
Dr. Ellison, a 14 time marathon finisher, has built a world class team of expert, certified coaches who can help you get real results.
The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC has a world class team of people centric and results based coaches who know how to challenge and coach your clients to lasting success.
Each of them has been through an intensive 12 month certification program with Dr. Jevonnah Ellison to master her signature Thrive Coaching Method.
Meet a few of them below!
Transformational Mindset Coach
With over 40 years in leadership experience, Terri is equipped to help clients shift their mindset to one of greater peace, joy and fulfillment. She specializes in helping people "mine the treasure" of gold that is inside of them by maximizing the opportunities hidden in adversity, challenge and change.
Her Superpower: Excellent listening and creative ideas.
Dr. Sheila Cornea
Tenacity Coach & Systems Expert
Sheila will help you engage your tenacity so that you can relentlessly pursue the life and work your soul craves. Her superpower is helping difference-makers wrangle their big ideas, untangle their task list, and launch their dreams into the world. She'll help you get more done in less time.
Her Superpower: A well of deep wisdom and insight.
Dr. Kylle McKinney
Financial Consultant & Dave Ramsey Coach
As the Founder of True Prosperity Financial Coaching, Dr. McKinney is committed to helping his clients flourish and win with money.
With the heart of a teacher and the wisdom of an experienced leader, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the field.
His Superpower : Diligence, consistency and a commitment to excellence.
The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC team of powerful coaches is here to help you experience the kind of lasting success that truly matters to YOU.
Marriage Major Coach
Janice is the Founder and Visionary for "The Marriage Major". She is a Transformational Marriage Coach who inspires married women to “Major in their Marriage”.
She inspires married women on how to find renewed love and passion for their husbands so that they can make their marriage a Great Love Affair. She also coaches engaged women who are in the process of getting married.
Her Superpower: Helping leaders heal their relationships so that they can thrive at work.
As an encourager and mentor to young women and the young at heart, Carolina has discovered the keys to unlocking hidden gifts and passions.
Her coaching experience has allowed her to witness women of all ages discover a more fulfilling life as they journey into their future.
She is a firm believer that we are God's handiwork (Ephesians 2:10) and that our lives can glorify Him.
Her Superpower: Sincerely encouraging and celebrating others.
Opportunity & Mindset Coach
"As a 9/11 rescue worker, Instructor at the Police Academy and promoted to Sergeant, Crissy knows a thing or two about leadership. Even with a full schedule, she finds time to be an author, speaker and coach. She walks alongside individuals and organizations, helping them gain clarity on how to turn obstacles into opportunities and understand their true beauty, purpose and power.
Christine, affectionately known as Crissy, believes that we can live a life of freedom, success and happiness with greater impact on our communities.
Her Superpower: Empowering Youth to lead and live with heart.
Julie is an author, financial coach, and speaker who helps you gain control of your finances by determining what has been derailing you.
She'll help you step into your reality with hope, create a plan that works, and decide on how you will advance so that you can “Get Busy doing Life and Winning with Money Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”
Her Superpower: Truly listening and being able to see and sense the needs of her clients.
John Maxwell Coach
Angela brings over 20 years of management and leadership experience from the corporate and private sectors in such industries as oil and gas, technology, health, and legal including companies in the Fortune 500 and Am Law 200 rankings.
She helps companies develop leaders and empower their teams so that they can fulfill their purpose and improve performance through strength awareness, effective communication, and values based principles.
Her Superpower: Helping you lead with boldness and enthusiasm.
Cassie has a heart for coaching and leading others into excellence. Her years of coaching experience and creating signature courses makes her the ideal candidate to help your team go to the next level.
Her Superpower: Helping you create courses and curriculum for your team that will make a lasting difference.
What our clients say
"With Coaching from Jevonnah and The Entrepreneurial 1st Lady, I've been able to accomplish in 3 months what I've been dreaming about doing for 3 years!"
- Julie Miles, Your Best Self Course
"In ONLY TWO months of being in the Thrive Mastermind, I have been able to break free from the mindset of not charging what my services are worth. Before I joined, this was my biggest struggle. Now, it feels great to continue to add value to my clients AND receive the increased revenue."
- Phyllis Jenkins, Your Powerful Journey
"If you're on the fence about whether you can get results from coaching - you can! I earned my highest paying client within a few weeks of coaching with Jevonnah! When I think of the highest level of coaching excellence, I think of Jevonnah. I am so grateful for the example she sets as a woman, a leader and as a coach of excellence."