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  • Writer's pictureVianca Valdez

Ellen Bradley Ganus Biography

Million Dollar Earner, Public Speaker, Guest Speaker, Business and Personal Coach, Entrepreneur, Award Recipient, Film and TV Actress, Triathlete, Musician, Yoga, Mother, Wife… These are a few adjectives best used to describe Ellen Bradley Ganus. Yet beyond the story of her stalwart personal attributes and her sheer desire to rise above the seemingly insurmountable, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distinguished her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering emotional bond between herself and those with whom she works, to help make their dreams a reality.

Nearly a decade ago, Ellen Bradley Ganus lived through and overcame every parents nightmare; at just two years of age her son was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a life threatening blood disease that nearly claimed the toddler’s life. After months of what seemed like never ending treatment, the Ganus family was able to return to a state of near normalcy. Ellen knew she must create a viable income source for her family (to pay off her newly amassed million dollar debt), one which allowed her to remain at home with her son as he recovered. It only made sense that she chose to create a platform, centered around helping others regain their health, as a vehicle to rebuild her life. This new found passion allowed her to work with not only other moms and children, but also professional athletes looking to improve their performance.


Her associations in the sports world inspired her to participate in her first triathlon in Long Beach California. In just three short years that followed, Ellen became a million dollar earner and placed in the top 25 of one of INC’s fastest growing companies. It was this achievement that made her a very sought after coach for others that needed to improve their own health and also create new streams of income in the down economy. She became well known for helping people achieve six-figure incomes in just twelve months. For this reason, she became honored in magazines like Your Business From Home, and most recently, Prosper Magazine.

She donated her time to students at USC, giving talks to the Entrepreneur Classes, and was delighted to be interviewed by the Transformational Leadership Council, as a contributor for their coaching programs on leadership. Ellen was also honored as Ambassador of the Year by the Ozark Research Institute, and was a contributing writer to several magazines including Best Ever You, and Infinite Field Magazine. She was interviewed by and appeared in several other magazines such as The Hot Mom’s Club and Elle Magazine – What’s Hot in Hollywood? She appeared on many radio shows including “Spiritually Speaking Live”, KLTA Talk Radio”, and “Passion by Design”.

Her first book, Giving Good Phone, sold out it’s first printing in the opening weekend of its release; a new record for the publishing house.

Fortunately for entrepreneurs around the world, she found ways to share her love and communication, and through her natural gifts, innate intelligence, and hard work, her postulates realized have carried her to the heights of her industry. Ellen has enjoyed some her greatest success through helping others. She has personally coached thousands of entrepreneurs over the past 9 years.

She has similarly distinguished herself as one of the generations Top Female Award Recipients in the world of Internet based Marketing, not only as a multi-million dollar earner, but also as a sought after trainer to the industry.

She can be seen in several videos – celebrating her success, as well as training tools, including “Enterprising Women”, “Isagenix Vision”, “Isadelights”, and “Developing Your Story”.

Some of her recognitions include:

  • Couple Of The Year

  • Field Advisory Board

  • Millionaire in Action, Top 15

  • Millionaire in Action, Top 15

  • Spirit of Isagenix Award

  • Diamond Team Builder Award

  • The 27th Isagenix Millionaire

  • Woman of the Year

  • Isagenix Top Trainer Award

  • Field Advisory Board

  • The Persistence Award

  • Outstanding Women of Isagenix Award

Ellen’s success stretches beyond the business world to many accolades in Entertainment, too. Based in Mexico City for several years, she participated in Telenovelas and other projects that resulted in a loyal fan base throughout Latin America. Here in the States, she has appeared on different Soap Operas, including “Young and The Restless”, and “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and in a film entitled “The Interrogation”, which won several awards at various film festivals.

Praised for the keen intelligence which informs her business acumen, Ellen Bradley Ganus graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Speech, where she honed her vocal skills (the Arthur Lessac Method) and studied theories of persuasion. While at school, she also contributed to Sorority life as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and performed in the famous Northwestern Waa Mu Show. Her love of the Arts began early in her life as she was enrolled in Professional Children’s Theater at the tender age of 7, and later attended the High School of Performing Arts in South Florida. In Los Angeles, she considers herself lucky to have studied acting with the late Roy London, and she also enjoyed many years at the Larry Moss Studio.

Ellen has also been a student of personal development throughout her life, always striving to live her life to the fullest. She has enjoyed Tony Robbins as one of her all time most influential mentors, and has incorporated some of his work into her trainings around the world.

Ellen is particularly passionate about her work with Childhelp, USA. CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy prevention, and treatment and community outreach.

With equal passion, Ellen is committed to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a non-profit, academic, pediatric medical center, providing the highest quality healthcare for children in the region and beyond. She is planning the launch of her own foundation to benefit CHLA in the near future, and is currently an Ambassador to MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION bringing smiles to the faces of terminally-ill children.

Residing in Los Angeles with Paul, her husband of twenty-three years, and their two children, Ellen’s life embodies the following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate the beauty and find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”

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