What is coaching?

Coaching is a process that provides objectivity and feedback critical for growth. Lay terms: coaching helps you see what you are missing (even if it is right in front of your face) so that you can correct what needs to be corrected. It can prevent small deficits from growing into bigger problems that drain individuals of time and energy. Edge Coaching focuses on three aspects:

  • Increasing awareness
  • Providing tools for change
  • Adding accountability

Clients come seeking professional services that assist with tackling life’s professional and personal challenges. We work individuals and companies who are looking for honesty, direction and clarity in their lives.

Why Edge Coaching?

Edge Coaching stands out in three very important ways:

1) Master’s Degree: All EDGE Coaches™ have a master’s degree, requiring both undergraduate and graduate level education from accredited colleges and universities.

2) Coaching Certification: In addition to having a master’s degree, EDGE Coaches™ have verified coaching certification and are trained in the field of coaching.

3) Professional Experience. EDGE Coaches™ have years of experience in human behavior making them qualified and competent agents of change.

If you don’t know where you’re going,
you’ll end up someplace else.

~ Yogi Berra

Coaching Services

Executive Coaching


Do you want to become your personal best? Do you have the tools you need to thrive?

Executive coaching is about personal and professional development. It focuses on how to be conscious and intentional with your life. This results in clients seeing and creating positive outcomes.

Edge Coaching has a six month executive coaching package. Goals are discussed and timelines to achieve these goals are set at the beginning of the coaching process. Each package is customized specific to the client’s wants and needs.

A free consultation is offered to discuss the executive coaching process.



  • Work directly with Michelle Ellwanger
  • Customized coaching experience
  • Offers objectivity & awareness
  • Provides tools for change
  • Adds accountability
  • Improves performance


  • The Psychology of Personal Performance
  • Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)
  • Coaching in the Workplace
  • The Art of Conscious Leadership
  • The Work/Life Formula

Staff Development


Quality staff development is about energizing and educating your team to perform at their potential.

Edge Coaching staff development topics are unique in their focus on self-awareness and personal accountability. Frequently overlooked and yet essential, hands on techniques are provided for cognitive, emotional and physical wellness.

Our topics are relevant and engaging. Upon completion of an Edge Coaching staff development workshop, participants will leave with new tools in their toolboxes. These new tools make possible immediate noticeable results.

Motivational Speaking


Michelle Ellwanger has presented to a variety of groups ranging in size from 25-300+ attendees.

Audiences enjoy the original inspiring content that always includes teaching hands-on tools. Long after the presentation ends, participants are able to use the techniques learned.

Contact our office 3-4 months in advance to book Michelle for your next event.





Presentation Titles

  • Lifehack Secrets
  • How to Create a Personal Strategy
  • Mindfulness for Beginners
  • How to Use a Life Puzzle
  • What’s Holding You Back?

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Retreat Facilitation
  • 360 Feedback Surveys
  • Leadership Training
  • Employee Coaching

Corporate Consulting


Most of the time, you can handle a situation. Occasionally, you could use objective input.

Edge Coaching provides custom consulting solutions to assist leaders when making important decisions.

From one time consulting to ongoing services, we provide the outside expertise you are looking for.

Click below to view pricing information for coaching services offered at Edge Coaching. We offer a free initial consultation to answer any questions you have to help you make your decision. Additionally, we stand by the quality of our services by offering a satisfaction guarantee.

Coaching Pricing

Coaching Questions (FAQ)

What should I look for in a coach?

Do your due diligence and take the time to research your coach. Read their biography, spend time on their website, look for reviews and past client feedback. Additionally, find out about their coaching certification and experience. This will help assure you are making an informed decision.

Do you work with clients outside of North Carolina?

Absolutely. Phone sessions are available for clients living in the United States and Canada. Additionally, Michelle Ellwanger travels to facilitate corporate retreats, give speaking presentations and provide 3 day coaching intensives.

Do you offer single coaching sessions?

We do not offer single coaching sessions. Coaching is about developing a relationship to facilitate the process of change and growth. This requires time which is why we ask our clients to commit to the coaching process.

Do you provide employee coaching?

We do work for companies needing employee coaching. For employee coaching to be successful, we ask three questions suggested by executive coach Marshall Goldsmith:

1) Is the change the company is looking for behavioral? If the change needed is ethical or intellectual, coaching will not work.

2) Is the employee willing to change? If the employee does not see a reason to change and does not care, change is less likely to occur and coaching results will be compromised.

3) Is the company willing to give the employee a fair chance? If coaching is only being used as a formality and the company already plans on terminating the employee, then coaching is not being used for its intended purpose.

If yes is the answer to all three above questions, employee coaching can be highly successful. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs.

Can I use content from your website?

Content my be used if Edge Coaching is credited and linked to.

Professional Excellence

We believe in professional excellence and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards. Below you will find organizations we support and belong to.