Why Online Courses?

“E-Learning is the future. Global Industry Analysts projected e-learning would reach $107 Billion in 2015 and it did. Now, forecasts show triple the revenue of 2015 – e-learning will grow to $325 Billion by 2025.” - Forbes.

My name is Gwen Elliot, and I founded Essential Courses to help thought leaders and influencers in the health & wellness and spirituality spaces, create effective (and profitable) online courses. Access to online courses have transformed my life and I want to help more people tap into this knowledge.

Highlights of My Experience:

🌟I created my first online course in 2012. To date I've created over 30 online courses.

🌟Over 250,000 people around the world have enrolled in the courses I've helped create.

🌟Currently training at the Harvard Extension school in learning design. I also teach at the University of Toronto in multimedia studies, and you will always catch me upping my education knowledge with books, podcasts and via mentorship by top mentors and course creators. 

🌟Currently working at Shopify (world-class commerce company) building free training for Shopify Academy. I love working at Shopify, and am unavailable to create courses that compete with Shopify business courses.

🌟I've personally invested THOUSANDS of dollars on online courses (from online business to meditation to how to do my taxes the right way)!

Official Bio:

Gwen Elliot is the founder of Essential Courses and is a Sr. Course Producer at Shopify. She creates courses that help people live their healthiest, happiest lives! Gwen is a former producer for a television show about entrepreneurship that was picked up by the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. Entrepreneurial at heart, she has been featured in media outlets for different projects including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Cosmopolitan, The Globe and Mail, The Star and Thrive Global, and FLARE for entrepreneurial endeavours.


What I'm Currently Learning (For Fun):

🥋 Currently training to be a Krav Maga (martial arts) instructor. I'm also training for my black belt in December of 2019 martial arts instructor

☕Currently diving deep into the research on caffeine and it's effects on our brain

📚Reading: Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try (Dr. Srini Pillay, M.D.) to learn how to unlock the power of the unfocused mind.


Selection of media publications that featured my work related to entrepreneurship and education. 

Interested in working with me?

I currently offer two ways to work with me. You can get in touch directly at gwen@essentialcourses.co to learn about my "Create Your Flagship Course" online course creation service. Or you can book a 1:1 coaching session to get immediate feedback to help you create your course.

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