What is coaching?

Coaching is a process that provides objectivity and feedback critical for growth. 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 with individuals and companies 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
  • Provides outside objectivity
  • Teaches new coaching tools
  • Improves performance

Current Topics

  • Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)
  • Coaching Tools for Team Performance
  • Cultivating Conscious Leadership
  • Goal Setting & Achieving

Team Coaching &
Professional Development

Looking for new and cutting edge content to help your team be even better? We do all the leg work for you to bring your organization relevant topics like our newest content on Conversational intelligence (C-IQ) and how words create worlds.

Our team coaching and professional development is about energizing and educating your team to perform at their potential. It’s the foundation behind Stephen Covey’s sharpening the saw principle.

Edge Coaching is unique in our focus on increased self-awareness and self-mastery tools. Frequently overlooked and yet essential, hands on techniques are provided for cognitive, emotional and physical wellness.

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
  • How to Use a Life Puzzle
  • Overcoming Your Inner Critic

Areas of Focus

  • Organizational Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • 360 Feedback Surveys
  • Facilitation Services

Organizational Coaching


Are you and your company dealing with a challenge and feel stuck?

Organizational coaching provides the objective expertise to uncover new solutions to unhealthy patterns that are draining valuable time and money.

We deconstruct the issue to provide new insight to the situation. Ideal for senior management and human resource departments looking for outside professional input.

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.