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Ellyn Ludden, Chief Visionary Officer (CVO)

Mission: Elevate leaders to discover new possibilities and stretch their limits to achieve their individual and collective best.

In Ellyn Ludden, CVO, founded Team Summit in 2004. She is a Certified Master Business Coach from BCI International, being only one of four master executive coaches in the state of Indiana. Ellyn is also a national speaker, certified trainer, and author of her new book, Are You Sleepwalking Through Your Life?

She was voted 2011 Executive of the Year in Business and Leadership Development in Cambridge's Who's Who. In 20 years of working in corporate and not for profit marketing, sales and communications departments, Ellyn Ludden has developed expertise in each of these areas, leading teams of all sizes to new levels of achievement. Her expertise ranges from developing new products in small, private companies and as an officer for a Fortune 100 firm, giving her an understanding of the problems - and solutions - that exist within organizations of all sizes.

With executive level management experience at Conseco and new product branding expertise with companies such as DowElanco, Sargento, and Vectren, Ellyn brings positive energy to the corporate world. She speaks to organizations of all sizes on topics ranging from leadership, goal setting and goal getting, work/life balance, today's corporate culture and cultivating the leader within. By specializing in business and management consulting, with the focus on communications, Ellyn gets people literally outside to experience new ways of thinking and working together to succeed as a team and individually.

What are you like to work with?

Ever eaten a power bar and had a double espresso at the same time?

What’s your process for working with a new client? 

I begin with a custom needs assessment that looks at all aspects of their business. We make recommendations based on what my client's goals are and how we can help achieve them. Then, I prepare a comprehensive report that identifies strengths and opportunities, for the whole organization or for a specific department or team.

What is Team Summit all about?

Taking my knowledge and experience in corporate America to help more organizations succeed, I specialize in business and management consulting focusing on communications. The end goal of each program is my client having AHAs and increasing team and personal effectiveness. I use the Extended DISC¨ tools designed to help improve individual, team and organizational performance. We get people literally outside to experience new ways of thinking and working together to succeed as a team and individually.

What are your areas of expertise?

  • Transformational executive and leadership coaching
  • Team building programs
  • Experiential learning programs
  • Single and multi-day retreats specializing in unique, off-site locations
  • Extended DISC¨ tools including Personal and Team Analysis
  • Leadership training
  • Facilitation

Why did you start Team Summit?

I wanted to live my passion. Take all my experience in the corporate world and help make the difference in many people’s lives outside just one company.

Mike Tinder

Corporate Coach

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream.  Discover.”
               - Mark Twain

Martha Ellen Taylor

Client Services Officer

"All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
              - Author Unknown

Micah Maxwell


“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.”
              - Author Unknown
Susie Morwick

Chief Organizational Officer

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”
               - Helen Keller

Food for Thought!