Ellia Harris is a speaker with a wealth of experience presenting on both sides of the Atlantic. Her specialty topics are goal-setting, organizing, productivity and Light Bulb Thinking(TM). She also guides companies to implement Light Bulb Thinking in their workplace.

Ellia launched The Potential Center in 2002, using group training and executive coaching to help businesses and nonprofits in the US and the UK improve problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills. She later transferred these skills to coaching individuals in organizing their homes, their work spaces and their heads in order to gain time and increase their productivity. Today, Mindful Organizing works with clients across the US by video call and email, and on-site in the Seattle area.

Ellia was a regular presenter at our UK fundraising conferences. Her topics were always relevant, her presentation style was warm and involving, and delegates received lots of useful information and advice. Top qualities: expert, high integrity, creative.
— Kevin Kibble, Publisher, Professional Fundraising Magazine

Audience members come away with at least one tool they can apply right from the get-go.

Keynotes include:

  • Light Bulb Thinking On Demand (Creative Problem-Solving for Teams & Leaders)

  • Mindful Goal-Setting - How to stay grounded while reaching for the stars

Speaking engagements coming up:


Past speaking engagements:

June 10 2019 - “Considering Virtual Organizing?” webinar, NAPO Virtual Chapter, NAPO.net. “Ellia's presentation taught me what I needed to do to strengthen my skills to be able to provide Virtual Organizing more effectively. I learned verbiage as well as confirmed what I needed in order to get the information I need and communicate better with the client.”

Aug 2019 course release - “Boost Productivity Through Creative Problem-Solving”, NAPO University

Aug 22 2019 - “Mindful Goal Setting” webinar, Business Impact NW

Mar 12 2019 - “Ask the Organizer”, Phinney Neighborhood Association

Jan 16 2019 - “Ask the Organizer”, Greenwood Senior Center, Seattle

Jan 15 2019 - Mindful Goal-Setting; Business Among Moms Seattle Chapter

March/April 2018 - How Superwomen Take Control of Their Lives (co-presenter), Umpqua Bank, Seattle

Podcast appearances:

Cavness HR, Sept 22, 2019: Workplace Culture Podcast, “The Importance of Creative Problem-Solving” https://bit.ly/2Oj5vKW

Brand with Catalyst, May 26, 2019: “Mindful Organization, Marie Kondo-mania, and Productivity with Ellia Harris”: https://brandwithcatalyst.com/blog-and-podcast/

Vital Presence, Jan 2019: https://vitalpresence.com/ellia-harris-mindful-organizing/

Published Articles

Pursuit Concierge Blog, 4/30/19 - The difference between being mindful and being intentional

Pursuit Concierge Blog, 2/22/19 - Mindful goal-setting

NAPO Get Organized Blog, 7/27/17 - Airline Travel – A.K.A. Fitting 10 Pounds into a 5 Pound Bag

Interested in booking Ellia to speak or train?

Book a Discovery call or send a message through the contact form and let’s connect!