It all started when…
Candice began C.A. Ellis & Associates, LLC in 2016 while completing her Masters in Professional Counseling. Candice also possess a Bachelors in Management Information Systems and a Master’s in Business Administration with concentration in Health Systems Management. Candice profess to be a life-long learner, whether formal or informal.
C.A. Ellis & Associates, LLC. is comprised of 3 entities: Business Consulting & Coaching, Mental Health Therapy and Travel & Leisure Consultant. Through all entities, C.A. Ellis & Associates, LLC. aims to provide tools which aid in creating balance between professional demands and mental wellness for entrepreneurs. We specialize in coaching therapy that encourages opportunities for self-care..
Candice spent over 15 years vertically growing within the social service company. She began writing policies and procedures, to Direct Support, then to Chief Operating Officer, upon her resignation prior to starting her own business. While with the company, she soaked up the knowledge of not only the social service field but the overall business functions – development, strategic growth, staff development, etc.
Candice aided the business to strategically grow the community-based residential agency to a 4M revenue business. Candice played a significant role in all aspects of the business by responding to Request for Proposals to gain the county contract for Assisted Living and Independent Living Options; business plan to acquire funds to purchase building to host new business venture, an Intergenerational Day Center; creating policies and forms for the center and residential services; and developing training for staff.
As a mental health professional, Candice, is proud to provide person-centered therapy which focuses on an individual’s unique situation. She offers several different groups focused on addressing a variety of needs, with a willingness to develop new groups to fit the needs of all individuals - as deemed necessary.
Although, Candice is able to provide services for a variety of cognitive functions, her expertise is entrepreneur coaching and consulting. Candice has over 19 years of business leadership experience and 10 years of consulting which earned her the nickname, " The Therapist for Entrepreneurs". With a blend of acumen and experience Candice helps entrepreneurs create paradigm shifts that end in measurable results for their businesses. Whether it is career advancement strategies or business development concepts, Candice realizes a healthy mind is the first step in achieving one’s full potential.
As a Travel & Leisure Consultant, Candice, creates opportunities for likeminded individuals to travel as a group to various destinations – creating a gateway for opening discussion, professional & personal development, environmental exploration and self-care opportunities.
In whatever free time Candice may have, she spends it with her daughter Ramaya, her grandparents, traveling, and reading.
TRAINING/DEGREES • Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, 2019, Red Cross • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 2019, Behavioral Tech, Minneapolis, MN • Project Management Professional, 2019, Project Management Academy, Minneapolis, MN • MS, Professional Counseling, 2016, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ • Medical Terminology & Coding, 2011, Military to Medicine • MBA, Healthcare Systems Management, 2010, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ • B.S., Management Information Systems (MIS), 2004, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN
PROFESSIONAL/COMMITTEES AFFILIATIONS • I Am Borderline, board member • One & Done, community partner • National Black MBA – Twin Cities, member • Minneapolis Urban League – Young Professionals, chair Personal & Professional Development • Circle of Discipline, board member
“Piecing together the Pinnacle of Success”