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“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."​

-Louise Hay



Hi there! My name is Ellen Bucciarelli and I am here to help you reach your goals.  Let me start by telling you a bit about my journey. I have always been a creative, sensitive and kind person listening well to others and trying to help out.    I’ve seen businesses both flourish and close up shop as I have experienced both the joy and pain of entrepreneurship. Through all of those, I have found self-respect, joy, great satisfaction, and freedom in my life. 

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“Paint Your Destiny”  offers life coaching & consulting, art therapy and animal assisted therapy.  I am here to help you.   Because I find comfort in my creativity, art and music are a passion of mine.   Whether you are a creative professional wanting awareness and direction for growth and business or are looking for a creative retirement, together, we can work to achieve your expectations, goals and dreams.

Life Transition Coaching is about tapping into your potential and determining what’s important for the next chapter of your life. Together we uncover obstacles and patterns that may be sabotaging your success and blocking your fulfillment. You can expect from me someone to help you stay focused, on track and accountable.

Maggie, my Cavalier King Charles spaniel and I are Therapy dog team.  


“Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people

with a range of health problems.”

-Mayo Clinic

I am a CPC (Certified Professional Coach)  and ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner) certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), specializing in business and life transition coaching.

I am a registered Board-Certified Art Therapist who has been practicing for over 25 years, with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy.  I also hold a Masters degree in Teaching in Art for grades K-12.

Fun Fact: All artwork featured on this website are my personal works of art.

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"There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them."

-Tom Krause


Transition Coaching

Does it feel like something is missing from your life?  Do you feel like you are ready to make a change, but you're not quite sure how to start or maybe even where you'd like to go?

Whatever your goals, have a little faith.  I’m right there with you.

Partnering with me, you will feel better about yourself.  You will move in the right direction and tap into your creativity to help work through challenges that may come your way. We will work together to reevaluate your life, build your confidence, and create a reality where you regularly practice self care.


With me in your corner, we will uncover your full potential and release joy, contentment and a freedom to love yourself.

You are exactly where you are meant to be at this moment.

Let's start moving forward together today.


“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”

-Eileen Miller


Business Coaching

Are you coming to shore, or are you still lost at sea?

Businesses have changed so much in recent times, haven’t they? ​

Many business owners are in the thick of it, doing all they can to keep things afloat amid the waves of uncertainty crashing around them. 


You may be a business owner who’s treading water, not sinking, but not moving forward either. Or you’re moving ahead full throttle, but not growing the way you’d hoped to. 


Regardless of where you’re at, you’re doing the best for your customers, staff, and the community. It can be tiring, but you have hope. 


One thing business owners are not, and that’s quitters. You know that you have what it takes to survive and thrive in uncertain times. You know that you have the strength, resources, and creativity to do what it takes to hit your goals. You’re ready to set sail for success, but still unsure of what direction to go.

What would it be like to have someone guide you through the rough waters, and support you as you chart your next course?

As a Professional Certified Coach, I help clients like you make the transition from the unknown to the known. Regardless of where you end up in your journey, you can expect a partner who will help you re-evaluate your options, to grieve or process any losses or changes in your personal or business life, to manage your needs or to help you plan the next chapter of your life.

We can’t control what’s going on in the world, but we can control how we respond to it. When you respond in winning ways, you have winning results.

What would it cost you to not take control of your own future?

Invest in yourself and know that you can have the feeling of control, clarity and confidence during these times. It’s yours to have.​

Contact me and let’s talk about the next steps in righting the ship.


Art Therapy

Art Therapy and the creative process enables you to express yourself without words. Learning and growing is possible through self- expression.

A picture tells a thousand words, and because art is a symbolic language, you can process your emotions visually.  Deep meaning is revealed and change occurs from within.

Art is relaxing. It can release and reduce stress as well as increase self-esteem and self- confidence.  I work with young adults ages 18-up through later life.

I address various issues throughout life stages. Art work is discussed through a variety of art mediums.

We will work through the different issues that adults often face throughout the years. Anxiety, fear, depression, and obsessive thinking are some of the symptoms that can be reduced while creating art work and just talking.

Art Therapy also helps with socialization and communication skills. You will learn to articulate your thoughts and feelings represented in your artwork. I will help you discover yourself and your unconscious perceptions, beliefs, thoughts and feelings.

Art Therapy is also a creative way to help with memory loss for people experiencing stress with emotional and mental challenges. It is very effective with those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Art triggers dormant memories and emotions. It can help bring lost memories back to conscious awareness.

Art Therapy is personal to me because I have experienced the power of the creative process in my own work as well as in others. We need art to feel fulfilled. I promote Life Coaching and Art Therapy as a means of discovery and change.

Both modalities are process oriented and both together and separately help you reach a new level of awareness while making lasting changes and attaining your goals.

Reach out today to schedule a discovery call!


What Clients are Saying

"I have always wanted to be a writer and took some writing classes but there was something holding me back- a lack of newness and vitality. When I needed some more hands on help, I knew Ellen could draw my gifts out with her creativity as an artist, writer and musician. She helped me set goals and break through limitations.Ellen encouraged me to try new ideas and techniques. She helped me with the written word - to describe nature- a passion of mine. It was very helpful and set me in motion. She always leaves me  with key points and encouragement! On top of everything else, it's like having my own personal cheerleader! I enjoy our coaching sessions each week."

-  Roe McN

 "I have been working with Ellen as a coach to help me with the small business we own. We were severely impacted by the coronavirus. We shut down for several weeks, laid off all of our employees, and saw a significant downturn in sales. Over the last few months that I have worked with Ellen we applied for and received the PPP loan, we brought back several of our employees, devised a plan to safely reopen, and our sales have been increasing. With Ellen’s coaching I was able to tackle some tough business decisions. She helped me tremendously by providing clarity during a stressful time. Every session we set goals and review progress. Her manner is soothing and knowledgeable. She has a business background, as well as excellent coaching skills. I am continuing my sessions with her as I have found them to be invaluable."

- Sally C.

"I worked with Ellen for several months and she helped me dig deep into my own perceptions and thoughts that were creating challenges in my professional and personal life. During our time together, Ellen taught me strategies to change my mindset, consider how my past experiences impact my decision-making, and develop goals and action steps to move me forward. I highly recommend Ellen if you are seeking a transformational experience."

- M. B.

"I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Ellen and found them helpful in starting my own business.  Ellen has strong active listening skills and an insightful, warm communication style.  She partnered with me to get through my procrastination and develop a coaching plan that worked for me.  Highly recommend! "

- Linda W.


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Tel. 845-729-1310