Sowing the Seeds of Success
Ellen Cole is the Founder of Little Seed Group a marketing, PR and social media agency which she founded in 2016. The core aim of the Group is to help organisations to grow, thrive and blossom through award-winning marketing, PR and social media services.
Ellen is dyslexic and was diagnosed in the final year of her postgraduate education. This led her to spend the next decade of her life working to understand the beauty and benefits of being a dyslexic professional.
She says that having dyslexia provided her with some unique strengths which she uses within the business. Ellen is highly creative, and like many neurodiverse individuals, has the ability to think outside of the box and spot patterns that others miss, allowing her to come up with innovative ideas.
“It takes a lot of imagination to succeed in marketing, so this trait has really helped me and my clients to succeed.”
Ellen founded Little Seed Group after the agency she worked for closed down suddenly, leaving all of its employees redundant with 48 hours’ notice. Having always wanted to set up her own business, but being concerned that she wouldn’t make it on my own – the redundancy was the push she needed to start.
Ellen is also an advocate for Dyslexic Entrepreneurs, acting as a mentor to others and undertaking public speaking engagements on dyslexia in the workplace, helping to raise awareness and help businesses to become more inclusive.
Ellen says, “Every single person in this world has strengths and weaknesses and by working with a diverse range of talent, this brings different thought and talent into the workplace.”