Personal Growth Coaching for Leaders & Small Business Owners

We help leaders like you thrive in life and business while keeping God 1st.


LIFE-CHANGING! I got my highest paid client EVER after only a few weeks of working with Dr. Jevonnah Ellison. She has helped me increase my network, impact and sales! I am beyond GRATEFUL!

-Marianne R & Angela C.

United States Small Business Administration Official Business Coach

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is a 6-month intensive training program that helps CEOs and Executives get unstuck and take their business to the next level.

SBA's Emerging Leaders has trained over 5,000 small business owners, creating over 11,000 jobs, generating nearly $1 billion in new financing, and securing over $4 billion in government contracts.


Our Services

Tailored strategic business coaching for high achievers.

We just don't talk about problems. We execute solutions.

Choose just the services you need, or build an all-inclusive step-by-step package.


A high octane group coaching experience with monthly training

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Workshop Training

For your corporate organization & teams

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Personalized Coaching

1-on-1 training for your team and corporate leaders.

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Live events

Experience our world class Thrive Summit and personalized VIP Days.

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Phone Support

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone. We provide that so that you are seen, heard and understood.

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Consulting Sessions

We'll sit down with you and your team to build a complete strategy for success.

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Consistent Check-ins

Stay on track with regular check-in sessions, ideal for busy execs who just need more hours in the day.

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Onsite Seminars

Does your whole team need training? Let us come to your office and lead a custom seminar experience designed just for you.

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Meet Dr. Jevonnah Ellison.

First and foremost, she's a daughter of God. And believes in keeping God 1st in life & business.

A finisher of leadership programs at Oxford, Harvard and Yale Universities, Dr. Jevonnah Ellison, affectionately known as "Lady J" is the Founder & President of The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC, an award-winning coaching firm that focuses on building extraordinary entrepreneurs for the last 10 years.  

Most recently, she graduated as a Distinguished Scholar from The prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program in New York City. 

She was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and is a Leading Business Coach for The United States Small Business Administrations Emerging Leaders advanced THRIVE Program. As a First Lady, Marathon Runner, Speaker and 4-time Author, Dr. Ellison is committed to helping small business owners thrive while keeping God first. 

Dr. Ellison, a 14 time marathon finisher, has built a world class team of expert, certified coaches who can help you get real results.


We are a Lighthouse

We are a lighthouse for high achieving small business owners who want to thrive and flourish.

We are an award-winning trusted source in the industry and provide

direction, guidance, inspiration & relevant strategies on the next right step for you to take. '

Through tailored business coaching, we help you get the results that matter to you.

Your sustainable success is our goal!

Our Mission & Vision

We help emerging leaders and small business owners gain clarity, close more sales and work with clients they love.

The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC is committed to growth-minded leaders.

Through our signature, value-based coaching methods, we will inspire them to unlock their fullest potential and thrive.

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* Relentless Integrity - we choose to walk in character.

* Intentional Margin - we choose to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others.

* Wise Generosity - we choose to be wise with our heart of giving.

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Meet Lady J's Certified Coaches

The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC has a world class team of people centric and results based coaches who know how to challenge and coach your clients to lasting success.

Each of them has been through an intensive 12 month certification program with Dr. Jevonnah Ellison to master her signature Thrive Coaching Method.

Meet a few of them below!

Terri Sullivant

Transformational Mindset Coach

With over 40 years in leadership experience, Terri is equipped to help clients shift their mindset to one of greater peace, joy and fulfillment. She specializes in helping people "mine the treasure" of gold that is inside of them by maximizing the opportunities hidden in adversity, challenge and change.

Her Superpower: Excellent listening and creative ideas.

Dr. Sheila Cornea

Tenacity Coach & Systems Expert

Sheila will help you make your greatest impact yet. She specializes in coaching leaders in building high-impact, ministry-based brands that make a difference through online engagement, spirit-led strategy, and intentional influence. She blends her experience as a nonprofit executive, leadership pastor, and entrepreneur with her expertise in personal brands, copywriting, and organizational development to guide you from launching your unique dream to leading your team with gutsy grace. 

Her Superpower: A well of deep wisdom and insight.

Dr. Kylle McKinney

Financial Consultant & Dave Ramsey Coach

As the Founder of True Prosperity Financial Coaching, Dr. McKinney is committed to helping his clients flourish and win with money.

With the heart of a teacher and the wisdom of an experienced leader, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the field.

His Superpower : Diligence, consistency and a commitment to excellence.

We are here for you

The Entrepreneurial First Lady, LLC team of powerful coaches is here to help you experience the kind of lasting success that truly matters to YOU.

Janice Vance

Marriage Major Coach

Janice is the Founder and Visionary for "The Marriage Major".  She is a Transformational Marriage Coach who inspires married women to “Major in their Marriage”.  

She inspires married women on how to find renewed love and passion for their husbands so that they can make their marriage a Great Love Affair. She also coaches engaged women who are in the process of getting married.

Her Superpower: Helping leaders heal their relationships so that they can thrive at work.

Carolina Sizemore

Dream Coach

As an encourager and mentor to young women and the young at heart, Carolina has discovered the keys to unlocking hidden gifts and passions.

Her coaching experience has allowed her to witness women of all ages discover a more fulfilling life as they journey into their future.

She is a firm believer that we are God's handiwork (Ephesians 2:10) and that our lives can glorify Him.

Her Superpower: Sincerely encouraging and celebrating others.

Crissy Maier

Opportunity & Mindset Coach

"As a 9/11 rescue worker, Instructor at the Police Academy and promoted to Sergeant, Crissy knows a thing or two about leadership. Even with a full schedule, she finds time to be an author, speaker and coach. She walks alongside individuals and organizations, helping them gain clarity on how to turn obstacles into opportunities and understand their true beauty, purpose and power.

Christine, affectionately known as Crissy, believes that we can live a life of freedom, success and happiness with greater impact on our communities.

Her Superpower: Empowering Youth to lead and live with heart.

We are committed to helping you Thrive

Julie Brown

Certified Dave Ramsey Financial Coach

Julie is an author, financial coach, and speaker who helps you gain control of your finances by determining what has been derailing you.

She'll help you step into your reality with hope, create a plan that works, and decide on how you will advance so that you can “Get Busy doing Life and Winning with Money Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”

Her Superpower: Truly listening and being able to see and sense the needs of her clients.

Angela Chatham

John Maxwell Coach

Angela brings over 20 years of management and leadership experience from the corporate and private sectors in such industries as oil and gas, technology, health, and legal including companies in the Fortune 500 and Am Law 200 rankings. 

She helps companies develop leaders and empower their teams so that they can fulfill their purpose and improve performance through strength awareness, effective communication, and values based principles. 

Her Superpower: Helping you lead with boldness and enthusiasm.


Cassie Smith

Cassie has a heart for coaching and leading others into excellence. Her years of coaching experience and creating signature courses makes her the ideal candidate to help your team go to the next level.

Her Superpower: Helping you create courses and curriculum for your team that will make a lasting difference.

What our clients say

"With Coaching from Jevonnah and The Entrepreneurial 1st Lady, I've been able to accomplish in 3 months what I've been dreaming about doing for 3 years!"

- Julie Miles, Your Best Self Course

"In ONLY TWO months of being in the Thrive Mastermind, I have been able to break free from the mindset of not charging what my services are worth. Before I joined, this was my biggest struggle. Now, it feels great to continue to add value to my clients AND receive the increased revenue."

- Phyllis Jenkins, Your Powerful Journey

"If you're on the fence about whether you can get results from coaching - you can! I earned my highest paying client within a few weeks of coaching with Jevonnah! When I think of the highest level of coaching excellence, I think of Jevonnah. I am so grateful for the example she sets as a woman, a leader and as a coach of excellence."

- Marianne Renner, From Chaos to Clarity