Dolores Tersigni
Founder & President

Dolores has successfully led and built teams at high growth companies during the initial start-up phase, scale-up phases, as well as large public companies. She was brought on as Head of People for theAudience, then moved into a Vice President role at Netflix, finally holding the role of Chief People Officer at Headspace before starting Ellavate in 2018.

Working at the intersection of where the people meet the business, Dolores advises executives with a direct, pragmatic and supportive approach.  By encouraging honesty and transparency, Dolores coaches executives driving towards clarity, managing high-performance teams and being compassionate leaders.  She is here to help her clients connect the dots they didn't even know existed.

Dolores has nearly two decades of experience in People Operations, her primary areas of expertise are: Executive Coaching, Business Partner Support, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Design.

Dolores is currently based in NYC and Los Angeles.  Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Janelle Bechdol

Human Resources Specialist

Janelle is a Human Resources Leader who equips organizations to grow top talent through Learning & Development, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Janelle began her career  at Ernst & Young where she led global community initiatives before transitioning to help launch the Ernst & Young Talent Development Center of Excellence.  From there, Janelle started her own talent development consultancy and has served clients in the education, technology and financial services sectors.

Janelle specializes in leadership and professional development training, strategic communication, systems building, and program management. She holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Communication and Rhetoric from SUNY Albany.  She advises several nonprofits, teaches workshops and gives lectures.

Janelle is currently based in NYC.  Connect with her on Linkedin.

Karyn Dobbie

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Karyn is a Global Talent Acquisition leader, having built teams across EMEA, APAC, and North America.

She has extensive experience in the areas of Talent Development, Recruitment Strategies, and Recruiting Operations.  She began her career at a boutique staffing agency before transitioning to in-house roles in Media, Advertising, and Technology.

Karyn specializes in Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, and creative design roles with a focus on building global sales teams at the local and enterprise level.   Her approach is to understand business needs and asses current talent prior to developing a go-to-market strategy. In addition, she has a passion for how brands interact with talent, advocating for an outstanding candidate experience.

Karyn is currently based in Seattle, WA.  Connect with her on Linkedin

Elizabeth Hobafcovich


Elizabeth is a people-driven leader passionate about creating purpose, healthy cultures, and diversity in organizations. She has held pivotal roles in building startups and developing grass-roots partnerships that sustain over time.

With a passion for holistic cultural renewal, Elizabeth has designed and implemented leadership development strategies for purpose-driven NGOs. She has extensive experience in inspiring and mobilizing teams, coaching, and business development.

Elizabeth is avid about “The Why” behind brands, organizations, and leadership. Through design, storytelling, and customer experience, she loves shaping brands to positively engage and impact culture. She is driven by the desire to help both people and organizations Level Up!

Elizabeth is currently based in NYC.  
Connect with her on Linkedin.