Ellen Vahr is Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Before going into coaching and building her own firm, Ellen worked for 20 years in the finance- and insurance business in Norway. She has also worked and studied for several years abroad. After graduating from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), she worked and studied business, language and culture in the USA, England, Denmark and in Tunisia. She has for several years worked with hundreds of clients offering Professional Coaching for private and business clients and Mentor Coaching for coaches in training and certification. For many years, she worked extensively with Female Entrepreneurs. Ellen Vahr is now a full-time writer.
If you want to discuss the possibilities for the translation of Ellen Vahr’s novels,
please do contact: Oslo Literary Agency
Miss Marie (2019)
- The first novel in the Idle Hour Series, H. Aschehoug & Co.
- Rights sold to German Aufbau
- Based on a true story
1916. A story of a young woman, Thea Marie, who is travelling to America during first world war to work for the richest family in America, the Vanderbilt family, in order to save the family's bakery.
The Gift (2016)
- Nominated to the Bookseller’s Prize 2016
- Rights sold to German Aufbau (Die Gabe, 2019)
– Based on a true story
– Has been selected to be Book of the Month in January 2017 by the book clubs
“Vahr has given life to a truely fascinating and strong woman who overcame fears and prejudices, followed her heart and found her own path.” Elin Brend Bjørhei, VG
Ever since she was little, crofter’s daughter Anne has felt different. She was born with the second sight, which is set off when she is out in nature. At the age of 25, Anne ends up in Norway’s capital, then called Christiania, working as a servant girl for a renowned goldsmith and his sick wife. She is seduced by the master of the house, and simultaneously tormented by her closer relationship to his wife.
Suddenly Anne finds herself out on the street, saddled with children, poverty and shame. All she has left are her own self and her gift – and that’s when she finally wakes up. With her knowledge of nature and her belief in her own skills, life opens up to her in a new way.
“The Gift”is a book about a women’s struggle to find her own path and dare to follow it. It is a story of profound poverty, betrayal and violation, but it is also a love story about courage, hope and finding one’s way home.
Brannfjell’s achievements included providing home remedies for the treatment of rickets.
Våg Livet (2013)
Drømmekraft (The Power of Dreams); a book about following your heart, living true to yourself and fulfilling your dreams. Drømmekraft has three main agendas: finding your dream, following it and maintaining it, so that you may live a life in keeping with who you really are and with your values. Have your already found your dream but have difficulties in succeeding financially; the book gives you 30 concrete strategies for success, as well as inspiring entrepreneurial stories. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag.
Contact Talks and Book Presentations
Ellen is offering lectures and talks to both businesses and private organizations. She travels across large parts of Scandinavia and shares her books and experiences as a professional coach with a large audience.
If you do want to get in contact with Ellen concerning lectures, talks or book presentations, please do not hesitate to contact her for further information.
English video: Presentation of the novel Gaven - the Gift.