compelling learning that grows your capacity to

connect & perform




The Bolder Company is the catalyst for the lasting behavioral change that empowers businesses to thrive. We connect individuals to themselves, to each other, and to the futures of their organizations. We combine fully experiential, improvisation-based learning with grounded, outcomes-focused content to produce lasting behavioral change.

Committed to helping people build trust, courage, and levity, the organizations we work with become collaborative, generative environments. Our most popular programs and workshops focus on empowering the confidence, clarity, ease, and power of emerging leaders and executives.


Organizational Dynamics
Facilitation and Presentation skills
Emotional Intelligence

Effective Communication
Unconscious Bias & Inclusion
DISC & MBTI Personality Type



Founding Partner, The Bolder Company

Ellen Feldman Ornato is a dynamic facilitator with a warm, engaging style. She loves to see people evolve into who they’re meant to be through self-discovery and to see team members develop excellent communication practices and connect more deeply, building strong foundations of trust and respect.

Ellen’s diverse work background includes stints as a city planner, an economic development official, and a marketing director in a large retail chain.  Prior to launching The Bolder Company, she owned a learning company and a marketing & public relations agency. Ellen is certified in MBTI (Myers Briggs), Unconscious Bias, and DISC. She holds an MA in Urban Planning and BA in Sociology/Spanish.



Founding Partner, The Bolder Company

Jenny Drescher is an invigorating speaker and coach with a bold, funny style. An accomplished performance Improviser, instructional designer, and candid-yet-kind facilitator, she draws out courage and playfulness in her audiences and students. She delights in guiding people to break free of patterns that hold them back and liberate the powerful leader within.

 Jenny has 12+ years of coaching and teaching experience in diverse workplaces such as AEC, manufacturing, and dental practices. Jenny’s corporate work background includes sales and distribution, operations and account management. She has been a certified coach since 2007. She is EQ-i 2.0 certified in the US and Canada.




A resounding thank you for your presentation today! I hope the evaluations reflect some of the many positive things I heard today. Thank you for re-framing things as you did for health care providers; you compressed a great deal of work into an artfully executed 60min session. Job very well done!

Eugene Orientale, Jr. MD

Professor, Family Medicine
UCONN/St.Francis Family Medicine

Ellen and Jenny really stood out as the keynote speakers for our most recent Power and Progress annual Women’s Business Symposium event at our Women’s Business Center. They delivered a wonderful, fun and engaging presentation to the 60+ women in attendance. The energy in the room was palpable from the beginning to the end, and the women left energized and inspired to be themselves and make powerful connections. Thank you!

Milena Erwin, MBA, CGBP

Program Manager, Women's Business Center

I attended today and must report that this was the most dynamic and fun workshop I’ve ever attended. The time flew by and everyone left feeling more connected, having powerful new insights that can be implemented both on stage and one-to-one. Thank you Ellen and Jenny!

Lesley Ingves


Ellen and Jenny did a great job leading our team building event which was both fun and engaging! They helped folks develop valuable networking skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Feedback from the team was excellent! Bravo!

Michelle L. Ouimette, MBA

Managing Director, Ability Beyond, Roses For Autism






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