Ellen Patnaude has always been fascinated by how a person’s hard-wiring, life experiences, and unique perspective causes them to interact with the people around them. She is a Detroit native, and graduated from Alma College in 1995 with a BA in Biology & French. She thought she wanted to be Jacque Cousteau, but her first few science-based jobs pointed clearly towards working with people. She worked for several years as a community organizer in other midwestern states. Returning to Michigan in 2005, her reputation followed her for challenging people to see and be a better version of themselves, and the phone started ringing. Since then, Ellen has built an internationally recognized business facilitating group workshops and sessions for individuals interested in being challenged to create new roadmaps. Her clients are located around the globe. Based in Lapeer County, she and her team of facilitators also welcome groups to LeadQuine’s home base, Wicked Walnut Farm, for unconventional and unforgettable “get away” experiences. Ellen is an ICF credentialed Executive Coach, and certified in multiple assessment tools.