Ellen Duenow

Profile PictureEllen Duenow is a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and speaker focused on developing human potential within businesses and individuals. She has been an external consultant for 12 years, and has over 20 years of broad-based business management experience in a leading global corporation, Levi Strauss. She has also been a small business owner. Her experience with new business start-ups benefited from her skill in bringing structure where none existed.

Ellen’s passion is maximizing human performance. She has intensive experience in reengineering corporate business processes and managing through change and ambiguity. One of her key roles at Levi Strauss was Transition Manager through a major reengineering process. For one year, she provided consulting to Hewlett Packard during its absorption of Compaq employees. Her interest in people coupled with her skills in strategic planning, creative problem solving, facilitation, networking, communication and interpersonal relationships make her a rich resource. She has an organized, yet flexible and intuitive approach to problem resolution and facilitation. She is enthusiastic, creative and committed to collaborative partnerships. She has enjoyed partnering in the development of curriculum, training programs, vision statements and business reviews.

Ellen participated in and championed core curriculum courses in Group Process, Leadership, Ethics, Sales, Diversity while at Levi Strauss. She honed her skills in developing seminars, training and team building during times of significant change. She is recognized and respected for being practical, yet creative, enthusiastic and responsible. She works well with others and, above all, maintains a sense of humor.

Ellen’s focus includes: Change Management, Corporate Culture and Leadership; she has also facilitated sessions in Negotiation, Customer Service, Conflict Management, Communication & Working Styles, Time Management and Teambuilding sessions. She has conducted training sessions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Ellen was raised and received her university education in the mid-west, and currently resides in Northern California.

Partial List of Clients:


Adobe, Agilent Technologies, Align Technologies, Applied Biosystems, Applied Materials, Bank of Montreal, Bayer, Harley Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., Macy’s, National Semiconductor, Picis, SGI, Synopsys and Teradyne.

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