Mentoring & Consulting

PR Mentoring: Sitting next to Nellie

An expert ear, a sounding board, your very own strategic public relations, communications and marketing auntie – lifting you, your skills and confidence up.

“It has been invaluable to have Ellen as an experienced ‘sounding board’. Ellen is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and helpful.”

Fiona Geeson
Marketing Communications Manager | Ashfield Meetings & Events

PR mentoring online & In-person

Ellen provides PR mentoring, training and trusted advice and consultancy to business owners and leaders, public relations, communication and marketing practitioners, agencies and teams. Ellen shares her 25 years’ experience and expertise to help you to overcome your challenges, feel supported, get better results or simply to be a guiding hand.

Online & In-person


Each PR mentoring session is tailored specifically to you and my mentoring and advice is friendly, positive, inspiring and practical. Recent sessions have focused on issues such as imposter syndrome, feeling overwhelmed and out of your depth, PR and comms strategy, advice on going freelance and setting up as an independent consultant, research and thought leadership ideas, storytelling and messaging, advice on challenging briefs and media pitching.

Your PR mentor

Ellen Carroll is a strategic communications, PR and marketing consultant with over 25 years’ experience. Ellen loves helping people, businesses, and organisations to step out of the shadows to create opportunity, demonstrate value and secure real impact.

Our PR mentoring and consulting is for:

Business owners
and leaders

  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Ideas and a sounding board
  • Input on strategy and how to communicate better
  • Someone to challenge and provide honest feedback
  • Advice on reputation and crisis management
  • Consultancy on thought leadership and storytelling
  • Support, confidence and encouragement.

Senior agency, freelance and
in-house leaders

  • Help and support with challenges
  • Feedback and consultancy on briefs and client work
  • An independent sounding board
  • Strategic and practical input and ideas
  • Advice on setting up on your own, growing your business or career progression
  • Support, confidence and encouragement.

Junior and
mid-level practitioners

  • Help with skills, knowledge and training gaps
  • Access to a senior practitioner to learn from and share experiences
  • Ideas, access to contacts and opportunities.
  • Advice on building relationships and managing workload
  • Self-belief and confidence building
  • Support, confidence and encouragement.

To find out whether mentoring and consulting is the right fit for you, please book a free call with Ellen.
One-to-one mentoring sessions start from £250 plus VAT.

Case Studies


“The work Ellen has done with me and Ultramed has been extremely helpful for us in bring PR to the forefront of our thinking rather than just our marketing. I would highly recommend working with her as a way to bring focus and energy.”

Lovegrove Essentials

“Working with Ellen at Nellie PR was very enlightening. She was able to help me clearly identify which aspects of PR to focus on for our brand, and how to go about that. Together we created a strategy that I can follow and track the progress of, and I set aside a day a week to implement that."


“Ellen is imaginative, creative and articulate. Her practical and thoughtful approach helps create an environment in which the business can develop its thinking and move ideas forward. Her input has been valuable and will deliver real payback to the business as we implement the ideas and concepts she has identified, and helped us identify for ourselves.”