Pioneer and Entrepreneur

Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur who left the corporate world to revolutionize the way the world thinks about careers and making money. She uses her extensive experience combining people, innovation and marketing strategies to teach individuals how to create careers that bring personal and professional fulfillment, and to teach companies how to build vibrant cultures and recruit the talent needed to ensure growth and success.

In addition to advising and consulting for companies, she speaks around the world on topics that include life design, professional fulfillment, using people initiatives to drive innovation and empowering success in the uncertainty of the freelance economy. She has coached at and consulted for organizations that include Fortune 500 companies and prominent educational institutions, and she coaches the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Accelerator. She currently teaches at the Continuing Studies departments at both University of Toronto and Stanford University. Her work has been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Prior to founding her practice, Ms. Abate was Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Recruitment for Dow Jones & Company/The Wall Street Journal. She served as Global Director Talent Acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. She is a design thinking enthusiast, as well as a lover of improv comedy and storytelling.

Ms. Abate graduated with Honors in Political Science from The University of Chicago and received her MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.