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Roxanne Kaufman Elliott

Roxanne Kaufman Elliott is President & CEO of ProLaureate Ltd.

Roxanne is a sought- after Keynote Speaker and author; an i3Ⓡ Leadership Master; a certified facilitator/coach in The Leadership ChallengeⓇ and The Leadership Practices InventoryⓇ 360°; and an award-winning business/marketing strategist. Roxanne’s clients range from privately held businesses to global corporations in the manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, financial services, real estate, consumer products and construction industries, as well as many others.  

Roxanne has served as a business coach in Case Western Reserve University’s Entrepreneurial program within the Weatherhead School of Management; as a strategic planning, marketing advisor, leadership development coach and subject matter expert to Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College; as an Executive Coach in the YWCA Women’s Momentum and Bootcamp programs; and certified coach and facilitator of the nationally known SOAR program for high potential women in business.  

Roxanne is a graduate of Sinclair College and Bowling Green State University; holds numerous executive education certifications from The University of Wisconsin at Madison and the American Marketing Association.  She is a former long-time Board and Executive Committee Member of the Counsel of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and Board member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership; Immediate past Chair of Leadership Lorain County; Vice President of Professional development for the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association; a member of the Strategic Alliance Faculty of Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA; and is active in other local and national professional development, coaching, teaching and business organizations.


Roxanne’s career spans over 35 years of local, national and international experience. Her expertise encompasses corporate leadership positions, consulting, coaching, facilitating in the areas of leadership development, strategic business development, entrepreneurism and communications.


Roxanne spent the first part of her career in management and consulting with non-profit performing arts centers and arts groups and then several years with an international corporate training firm as a development coach and corporate communications trainer.  She then served for over 12 years in an executive leadership position with one of the world’s largest specialty chemical companies.  Roxanne then founded her own transformational leadership development firm, ProLaureate LTD, in 2003.