What Our Clients are Saying

It’s hard to imagine that you can change the way you speak and sound, but the improvement comes quickly and dramatically. Don’t just take our word for it; see what our clients have to say…

My startup has gone through a rapid scale up phase this past year and Ellen has been a tremendous asset to me on that journey. She’s a great speech coach, but has also helped me as a general business coach in some respects. Even the smallest nuances and details, she will notice and bring them to light for me. All the incremental changes have really added up and I can truly see an improvement from my time with her. I’m thankful for her insights and would recommend her to anyone looking to improve the way they communicate with their team and how they speak in a public!

C. Gauss, CEO/Founder - Viral Launch

Working with Ellen at Accent on Business has been a considerable boost to my professional presence. I really appreciate her coaching and training techniques, as they are science based and individual to my personality and professional development needs. Her coaching has definitely provided me with improved communication that I am applying in my career, seeing the results in the manner that senior management communicates back to me with opportunities. 

I highly recommend Ellen and Accent on Business if you are looking to move up into the next step in your career and boost your professional image. 
Thank you!

M. Krishnayya, Vice President, Compliance and Permitting Service Line Director - Brown and Caldwell

After experiencing Ellen’s presentation at the United Way Women’s Speaker series, I knew our team would benefit from her techniques and resources.  Her techniques are practical, specific and tailored for professionals in our environment.  We have already seen evidence that our people have been able to implement Ellen’s methods.

S. Alexander, Gregory & Appel

Ellen, I just had amazing unsolicited feedback on my … interviews from (Sally Smith) who ran the search.  She said everyone was amazed at how I commanded the room, my level of sophistication and preparation.  She said I accomplished transforming the board’s view of me from staff to leader which she said is rarely accomplished. Thanks so much for your help with everything!

I should add that I had an interview with a recruiter last week and his eyes nearly popped out of his head with excitement when I pulled the “draw my ideas on the white board” trick.  Excellent tip!  You’re the best!

Name Witheld, Indianapolis Executive

Ellen, Thank you for being an awesome speaker for our Professional Women’s Group!  You’re clearly very good at what you do, but you’re also very gracious and generous to share that with us.  The PWG members had only enthusiastically positive feedback and many asked for you to come back.  On behalf of the PWG, thank you!

Dress For Success

C. Brisson, Dress For Success

Thank you! Your advice and guidance have been major factors in getting to this point. It is much appreciated.

A. Hamersly, P.E., Trails and Parks Manager - Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.

I’ve worked with Ellen on and off for nearly 10 years and she is a skilled professional. At the risk of sounding like Tony Robbins or some cheese ball life skills coach, Ellen really does transform people’s lives. Whether it’s someone who’s struggled with speech impediments or a foreign-born EVP looking to improve his connection with employees, Ellen works one on one to improve what and how people communicate, which allows THEM to build their confidence and unlock their potential. They go from poor communicators to good ones, or from uninspiring managers to inspirational leaders – depending on their talents, opportunity, ability and desire to implement Ellen’s guidance. I’m working on a before-and-after video built from footage from she’s collected of clients and their improvements it’s obvious and moving.

M. Morgan, Marketing Programs Manager, CloudBlue Technologies

I needed to cut my Elevator Pitch down from a 5-minute explanation to a few words. Ellen helped me do that. When I achieved a position with Rainmakers that required me to speak at the meetings, she helped me tame the butterflies and learn techniques to reduce the nervousness. In addition to the spoken word, she also worked with me a written presentation so the words flow better, by being more powerful and expressive. Best of all, Ellen is professional and fun to work with – a winning combination! I highly recommend Ellen to anyone who wants to leave the proper impression. You’ll be amazed what a few hours with her will do for you!

C. Hartman, Owner, Hartman Inventory & Nationwide Inventory Professionals, Director of NICA

Ellen has to be one of the best people I know on the planet. She helped me address my strengths and weaknesses as a public speaker over the period of many months. In doing so, she pushed me way out of my comfort zone more than once and I am far the better for it. I look forward to our sessions and would hire her again and again! There is none better.

S. Emmett, Commercial / Fleet Manager

I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Ellen through Rainmakers, a business networking association, and whenever I am around her, I am thoroughly impressed by her professionalism and sincerity. She is one of those people you instantly trust because you know she is truly trying to help you grow as a person and become more than you thought you were. Ellen’s business, Accent on Business, has helped so many people within Rainmakers become stronger, more confident speakers. It is amazing to see those transformations.

S. Kelly, Customer Relationship Strategist

Thank you so very much for presenting at our Women Leaders Symposium! You made such a positive impact on women business leaders. One survey respondent called your session “vital for all women”. Thank you for making a difference and empowering business women – Ever onward!

C. Maslowski
Ellen, A potential new client gave us this feedback: “Engaging Solutions’ years of experience and depth of understanding are impressive and your ability to present the subject in such an interesting way is exceptional.” Thanks for your help! This will mean more work for our company.
T. Butler Robinson, Engaging Solution, LLC

Three successful events today and You were a part of that success. Thank you – You still have lots of work to do!

J Hanson

My presentation went extremely well.  My mentor told me it was the best one I have ever done.  I had a team member come up to me after and was super impressed at my delivery and said I was an “amazing performer”.

K. Leonard, Vice President, Finance - edgefactory

It’s clear, from reading through these raving recommendations, Ellen Dunnigan knows how to help people present themselves and their ideas better. If you need to pitch investors, close a sale, or introduce an unpopular-but-necessary corporate policy, Ellen will stun you with ways to make each situation more persuasive and palatable. For anyone in business, three sessions with this woman, and she’ll make you better at your job; it’s that simple.

But, those are far from the only ways a few meetings with Ellen will benefit you. That Sunday School class you teach? With her guidance, you can go from informative to INSPIRING. She can help you raise money, get volunteers and certainly delight people more by offering tips and techniques for crafting memorable presentations. And those wedding speeches and toasts? Learn how to ‘speak from the heart’ more effectively with a little planning and practice. (And on behalf of every wedding attendee everywhere, if you’re giving a Best Man speech soon, please, for the love of God, have a session with Ellen first).

I’ve worked with Ellen often. She’s a strategic thinker, motivating trainer and a generally fabulous resource for anyone interested in developing some ‘game’ when it comes to personal and professional presence.

MY recommendation? Get her on your team before your competition does.

J. Long, CEO/Founder - Mr. Canary Company

I’ve had the pleasure to work with Ellen on executive presence and management. As a rather introverted person, she helped me with tools to prepare for presentations and executing presentations that were confident but maintained who I am as a person. I implement these tools often and I am thankful to have Ellen as a resource.

C. Copeland, Senior Director of Business Management - Beekeeper Marketing

I was at the Wood-Mizer annual trip to Kings Island on Friday. There wasn’t supposed to be a program, but when we all met in the picnic area there was a stage and microphone. I quickly put some thoughts together…just in case. Next thing ya know, I was on stage talking to 500+ employees and families! It all went well.

I’m so glad that you and I are working on this! Obviously, I will be speaking to groups quite a bit more than even we anticipated!”


J. Smith
Just wrapped (the meeting); feeling very positive – thanks so much for all your coaching and support. It’s changed the game for me and I really appreciate that!
Albert K., Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (National Office)

We’ve greatly benefited from our relationship with Ellen. She has trained and mentored our sales and customer service representatives over the last two years. We’ve had great results in the areas of public speaking, sales presentations, and in preparing an elevator pitch. As the COO of Bacompt Systems, I highly recommend her for your organization.

D. Hurt, Chief Operating Officer at Bacompt Systems, Inc.

With little experience, I knew that when I decided to begin using public speaking as a means to market my practice and take it to the next level, it would be wise to get the help of an expert. Ellen Dunnigan was (and is) the expert I chose to work with. While Ellen did help me with all of the major aspects of communicating my message, her greatest value to me was her ability to help me improve in “subtle” areas that I would have never considered even thinking about on my own. Based upon the feedback that I’ve received from my talks, Ellen’s coaching and encouragement has helped me gain a level of credibility with my audience that I simply could not have gained on my own. If the outcome of any project or endeavor is at least partially based upon your effectiveness as a communicator, you would be very wise to seek the help of Ellen Dunnigan.

M. Light, Experienced Financial Advisor/Insurance Agent
This week I gave a sales presentation to a roomful of people. For the first time, I saw people nodding their heads and smiling in agreement with me.
S. Cronk, Sales Executive

I thought I would always have to live with my scratchy voice. I was so tired of people asking me if I was sick or asking me to ‘speak up’. You have made a real difference in my life, both personally and professionally.

D. Sailor, Trainer and Public Speaker
Your techniques gave our people confidence and credibility as speakers and we were amazed at how painless it was. Thanks for meeting our irregular schedules and deadlines.
T.J. McCann, McCann and Shultz Consulting Group
My English is 100% better. My co-workers and patients haven’t had to ask me to repeat myself in weeks.
Physical Therapist (originally from India), Beverly Healthcare

Thank you so much for presenting at our recent leadership conference…I look forward to working with you on additional projects in the future.

Dr. L. Campbell, Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP, Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc

Thank you for your presentation. You were insightful and intriguing – can’t wait to see what’s next!

K. Glick, Industry Relations Program Manager, Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Corn Growers Association
Wow! Loved, loved, loved your presentation!  You and the content of your presentation holds amazing professional and personal relevance and application!  I can’t wait to continue the work ahead. – Thank you very much!
P. Rohrman

Do you want greater influence?

We work with competitive professionals who want to project a confident and competent impact and be better influencers. Schedule a chat with Ellen to get started.

Elevate My Presence & Influence