I remember the moment I knew something had to change.

hi, i'm elena

I walked off stage after taking a bow to an elated audience, completing another performance of Roméo et Juliette, and went home to an empty apartment I had been given by the company. The washing machine was broken, I hadn’t had time to pick up groceries so there wasn’t any food left for a late dinner, and I had missed another birthday party back home. I remember thinking….this can’t be it. I had worked my entire life to create the career I had, and now that I was on the path, I was miserable.

I worked with a coach myself, and soon learned all the ways I was creating my life from proving, fear, and running. I was always looking for the next thing that would make me feel accomplished. The next thing that would make me believe I was enough. And I never stopped to look in the mirror.

It took courage and support, and I quickly became the leader of my life.

wELCOME

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep...”
- RUMI


I've had the honor and pleasure of meeting so many amazing people across my travels and throughout my career. People from all different walks of life with unique stories about how they have become who they are.

And I keep discovering, we're all human.

We all have desires, dreams, goals, stops and struggle in our lives. What we learn from these things and the action we put behind that awareness creates the most change. What I love most about coaching is the transformation that occurs. Through partnership we are able to empower your choices and open up new space for possibilities. Together, we break down patterns and barriers getting in the way of creating the life you want.

Another thing I'm sure of: Something powerful resides within you.

I'm here to support you in seeing it, and creating your entire life from that place. The answer is always inside you. Through intention and action, we are able to navigate the obstacles holding you back from the life you desire.



HERE’S WHAT I BELIEVE…

Having all the answers by yourself is unattainable.
You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to figure it all out alone.

Create the insight and accountability to define a goal, make a plan,
and see progress that leads to transformation.

That’s the sign of
a leader.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT ME...

I can sing in any language (from Italian to Czechoslovakian). 

1

Singing in your non-native language to 400+ people who also don’t speak that language, you learn to read between the lines, uncover the kernel of truth and what the heck the character really wants.

Singing in your non-native language to 400+ people who also don’t speak that language, you learn to read between the lines, uncover the kernel of truth...and what the heck the character really wants.

The oldest friend I have ever had was 103!

2

Simona and I met when I was 9 years old when I volunteered at a nursing home. She taught me that everyone has a story worth sharing. (She also taught me incredible patience by teaching me to crochet!)

Simona and I met when I was 9 years old when I volunteered at a nursing home. She taught me that everyone has a story worth sharing. (She also taught me incredible patience by teaching me to crochet!)


Growing up in New Mexico was a gift. Home sweet home.

I travel THREE times a year to places I have never been. 

3

By having this goal, I’m always opening myself to new things. It reminds me that I'm a small, yet integral piece of this puzzle that makes the world go round.

By having this goal, I’m always opening myself to new things. It reminds me that I'm a small, yet integral piece of this puzzle that makes the world go round.


The prettiest sunset I have ever seen is still in New Mexico.

4

Growing up in New Mexico was a gift. Home sweet home. 

You can always find me surrounded by fresh flowers.

5

They remind me that life is cyclical. And I also like beautiful scents to surround me when I am working. It reminds me that I create my world.

They remind me that life is cyclical. And I also just like beautiful scents to surround me when I am working. It reminds me that I create my world.


tAKE A LISTEN…

I sing to experience freedom and love inside every crevice of my body - and to then gather it up and pour it out into the world.

Enjoy

Elena Armijo

Professional Media Bio

Elena Armijo, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator has a strong track record of supporting clients and organizations in creating impact, culture shifts and leadership development. Her unique ability to identify common patterns while generating new awareness and re-invention leaves clients with the ability to make stronger choices, clearer decisions and powerful steps toward their desired outcomes. Elena offers in-depth and customized executive programs for high performers who are at the top of their respective fields – from CEOs of leading businesses, to professional athletes, policy-focused individuals, entertainers and artists, and more. Partnering with Elena, these clients have created and achieved the professional and personal impact in the world they once perceived unattainable. As a leader and trainer with Accomplishment Coaching© and CHIEF Core Guide Facilitator, Elena continues to expand her work with teams across the world.

Elena Armijo was inspired to become an Executive and Leadership Coach through her work as a professional opera singer. Drawn to work with ambitious top performers like herself, she realized she could bring unique insight to the coaching business after spending many years “on the other side of the table.” Elena’s ten-year career in opera spanned across the globe and included work with many prestigious opera companies as well as performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Elena holds a B.M. of Music Education from New Mexico State University and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington.

When not traveling domestically and internationally for speaking engagements and workshops she lives just in Newark, NJ with her partner Aaron and their three sweet pups, Chloe, Nalle and Bailey.

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