• "Your Tedx presentation was AWESOME! You are a fabulous presenter - natural, engaging, funny!"

    - Public School Administrator


    "Listening to Alex Ellison speak so candidly and articulately about where our education is headed was insightful and thought-provoking. Her fresh ideas allayed concerns I have had about my own kids’ futures. I feel more excited and can see how any college “recruiter,” parent or future employee could benefit from hearing Ellison’s informative and useful perspective. As a TedX presenter, Alex delivered a presentation that had the whole room sitting at rapt attention. As a Producer of Speakers, I’ve seen a lot. Alex was amazing!" - Gretchen Bruener, Professional Speaking Coach

  • For Parents, Students, Educators and Policy Makers

    With ample experience working directly with parents and students, consulting with schools, and working with community leaders, I can speak to a range of audiences. I am able to tailor talks, simplifying complex topics for nonexperts or ramping up the content for seasoned professionals.

    Topics of Interest


    College admission trends and data

    Best practices for students applying to college

    Affording an education today

    Job Hopping

    Preparing this generation for the future of work

    Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education for young people

    Vocational education, apprenticeships, and European education models


    To learn more about my style and my favorite topics, check out at https://medium.com/@alexjeanellison

    Sage on the Stage or Guide on the Side

    I have experience speaking on stage in front of thousands, in a gym auditorium of a public high school, in a boardroom with a powerpoint, virtually during webinars, and in intimate workshop-style settings.

    Speaker Fees

    I offer a handful of free talks, seminars, and webinars each year for causes that align with my passions. Reach out to start a conversation.

    I never charge nonprofits for speaking gigs. I will only charge you for the cost of travel and lodging.

    My speaking fee for all other companies and private parties ranges from $350-$1,000, not including travel.

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