Survivor of abuse, rape, domestic violence, homelessness and cancer, Ellie Shefi
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Ellie Shefi walked through hell and came out happy.

Elli grew up in a family that struggled finically.  Ellie and her family would dig in trashcans for aluminum cans and newspapers to recycle for money.   She is also a survivor of abuse and rape and a survivor of domestic violence that forced her to live under a fake name and a ghost file.

Ellie has also been homeless (or as I prefer to call it “housing challenged”).  She has lived in her car and eating food that restaurants were throwing away at the end of the night.

Ellie is also a uterine cancer survivor and a medical miracle that has been told that she would be dead by and keeps on living.

Ellie has survived all of that and today she is attorney, entrepreneur, a number one international best-selling author, speaker, strategist, consultant, coach, and philanthropist. 

Ellie shares how she has successfully moved from the hardest and darkest days of her live to the success she is enjoying today.

Ellie shares what has inspired her and who has motivated her to become successful.

You can purchase Ellie’s books, from Amazon by going to or visiting

You can connect with Ellie Shefi by visiting 

Hey #DefineYourselfers, I am the Chris Mitchell.  I want to let you know that I am looking for guests for a new podcast I am launching in June.  Guests should identify as both successful and disabled.  So, if you identify as successful and living with any type of disability: physical, visual, hearing, learning, mental I want to hear from you.  Send me an email at  That is 

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