Keith Ellison runs The Ellison Group, Inc., an executive coaching and management consulting firm, with an emphasis on skill development and cycle-time reduction. Since 2000, business leaders across multiple industries have used his firm’s services to improve sales, profits and shareholder value. His clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, and CIGNA, to name a few.
Prior to launching The Ellison Group, Ellison served as Director of Consulting Services at the Wharton Small Business Development Center. Under his leadership, the Center coached more than 1,200 individuals and small businesses, resulting in over $50 million in debt and equity financing.
Between 1995 and 2000, Keith launched and published Next Step, a quarterly magazine about cultural diversity. He is the co-author of Conversations on Success, a life enhancement book with candid and inspirational lessons on success. Building on his experiences in publishing and consulting, Ellison became a professional speaker, facilitator, and expert witness at conferences, seminars , and public hearings.
Ellison teaches management communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also serves as the program director for the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center, where he leads a team of consultants in providing business advisory services and training to entrepreneurs.