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Ellen Richards

Helping Executive Assistants raise the volume of their impact!


About Ellen

The Lightbrary is a coaching and consulting company dedicated to the empowerment, growth, and development of Executive Assistants as leaders and change makers within their organizational spheres of influence and beyond.

Ellen Richards, Founder of The Lightbrary, helps Executive Assistants dream bigger, explore possibilities with curiosity, unlock inner knowing, and confidently create action plans to achieve their goals. She also partners with organizations and executives to design and build strong career pathways that support Executive Assistant growth and development.

What drives Ellen’s work at The Lightbrary is her core belief in freedom and sovereignty, as well as a deep respect and admiration for Executive Assistants. Her approach to coaching is rooted in these values and she is committed to working those who are invested in creating environments where everyone can learn and thrive.

Before The Lightbrary, Ellen enjoyed a successful decades long career as an Executive Assistant. As a trusted partner to C-level executives, senior leaders, and global teams across countries and industries, she supported key decision-making, strategic planning, organizational operations, change management, talent development processes, and other initiatives.

Ellen is a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, COR.E Leadership and Transitions Dynamics Specialist and International Coaching Federation (ICF) member.

  • California, United States
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist
  • COR.E Transitions Dynamics Specialist
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
Who I Help
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Executive Assistants
  • Executive Business Partners