Ilene’s clients typically share some similar characteristics. If one or more of these strengths sound like you, but you find yourself getting stuck or not moving forward towards your goals, then coaching may be an excellent fit for you:

  • Willing to Work Hard: I work hard on things and am willing to do what it takes to be successful.
  • Enjoy Learning and Growing: I like to gain new information, and skills. I am willing to consider and try new ideas and implement them in my life.
  • Action-Oriented: I feel good when I get started and I like to take action. A coach can help me figure out what actions I want to take and offer support, feedback, and accountability.
  • Higher Purpose: I strive to live so that my beliefs are in sync with my actions and I have existing or emerging beliefs about the big picture of things.
  • Strive for Excellence: I try to approach life with the intention to do my best and achieve with a high level of success.
  • Resourceful: I seek out the resources I need to get things done.


In addition to many people seeking to make changes in their lives, lots of professionals work with life coaches: physicians, educators, executives, attorneys, engineers, health care professionals. These people are successful in many areas and can include:

  • Professionals seeking more balance between professional and personal goals.
  • Professionals on the brink of change.
  • Leaders ready to advance in career path or take their careers to the next level.
Services - Personal Coaching for Professionals

Personal Coaching for Professionals

Services - One to One Life & Work Coaching

One to One Life & Work Coaching

Services - Group Life & Work Coaching

Group Life & Work Coaching

Services - Organizational Training & Speaking on Life Work Enhancing Topics

Organizational Training & Speaking on Life-Work Enhancing Topics

Personal Coaching for Professionals – THE COACHING PROCESS

  • Complimentary Initial Coaching Consultation
  • 60 to 75 minute first Coaching session
  • Typically one 30 to 60 minute phone call weekly

One-to-One Life & Work Coaching – The COACHING PROCESS

  • Complimentary Initial Coaching Phone Consultation
  • 60 to 75 minute first Coaching session
  • Typically one 30 to 60 minute phone call weekly

Training/Speaking for Businesses, Professional Offices, Schools, and Organizations

Ilene can provide trainings for organizations including businesses, offices, schools, parents, public sector agencies, and religious groups on a variety of topics, for example:
Speaking Services - Ilene Berns-Zare at illinois diversity conference 9-2016
  • Discover and Lead With Your Strengths
  • Awakening Meaning in Life and Work
  • Transitioning Toward Better Work-Life Balance
  • Basic Coaching Strategies to Enhance Your Leadership in Life and Work
  • Resilience and Bouncing Back from Life’s Challenges
  • Basic Leadership Skills
  • Mindfulness Strategies for Life and Work
  • Navigating the Second Half of Life with Meaning, Resilience, and Wisdom
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Parenting Mindfully
  • Helping Your Child Study
  • Building Well-Being in Life and Work

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