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"Building Positive Relationships"

Dr. Sabrina J. Ellis


Dr. Sabrina J. Ellis is a proven organizational development and leadership transformation change agent for corporations and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals who desire personal growth coaching.  Dr. Ellis has a niche in forming efficient teams with complementing team members and moving people from potential to promise to position.  Dr. Ellis, a John Maxwell certified coach, is a highly regarded organizational facilitator, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and author who focuses on helping each organization and/or participant reach goals.


After receiving the prestigious 2016 President Barack Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Ellis became the Chief Visionary Officer of Free to Thrive, which was developed to “challenge the leader within for positive transformations without”.  Free to Thrive focuses on guiding organizations through meaningful change for the greatest impact to employee satisfaction, improved leadership, better resource, and financial management, and heightened awareness for the best customer service.  As part of this initiative, she established Recherché Mentoring Program to influence the lives of adolescent females to reach their potential through philosophical approaches to mental, physical, and spiritual change.


Dr. Sabrina Ellis is a native of Ohio and a product of the Akron Public School System. As a graduate of Notre Dame College of Cleveland, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Dr. Ellis graduated in May of 2005 with a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, with an emphasis in Clinical Pastoral Counseling.  Dr. Ellis subsequently continued and earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Transformational Leadership in June of 2011.


Having served as an Executive Pastor and a Senior Pastor, inclusive of more than 20 years, Dr. Ellis has invaluable experience in management, facilitation, teaching, conflict resolution, team building, and interpersonal communication.  She has served as Chaplain for the Western Reserve Section of the National Council of Negro Women and the Cleveland Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction.  These experiences led her to form Living in Victory Ministries, Inc., to impart this knowledge to women to enhance their emotional development through spiritual awakening and recognizing their purpose through identity awareness.


Dr. Ellis is the author of three books:  And the Women Came First, The Advancement of Renewal in the African American Pentecostal Church, and Wife Life: Securing Your Future.  She is also the editor of a book of women’s testimonies entitled And They Overcame.  She has served as the keynote speaker for several conferences and organizations, including The Black Women’s Political Action Committee’s 31st Annual Fundraiser in Cleveland, Ohio, and has served as host on Total Christian Television (TCT), a network with over 70 million viewers worldwide.   


Dr. Sabrina Ellis has broadened her mission to affect those in need of relationship strengthening, finding purpose in identity formation, and encouraging burgeoning leaders.  She looks forward to helping organizations that struggle with a culture of lethargy and detached leadership as she provides internal processes for positive transformation.



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