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Keith Ellison
The Ellison Group, Inc.

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.