Helping Clients Integrate Mind, Body, and Spirit

Business Highlights
* Transitioned from performing artist to business owner
* Founded Livemoves Health LLC, a unique movement training program
* Founded Empowerspeak, an interpersonal communications coaching firm

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After working in the performing arts for over two decades, Ilene Bergelson felt the need to use her experience to help people express themselves through both their physical and verbal communication skills. As the founder and owner of Lifemoves Health LLC, a New York based company, Ilene is living her dream of providing group and one-on-one training focused on the partnership of mind, body, and spirit. This unique program, launched in 2003, also offers movement training and workshops in post rehab and recovery, prenatal and postpartum, fitness for breast cancer surgery, as well as other specialized areas.

Ilene expanded her practice to coaching verbal expression by developing EmpowerSpeak in 2008 which compliments the mission of Lifemoves Health through promoting effective and conscious communication in the workplace through group training and individualized coaching. “Creating these inter-connected organizations was a way to augment my career while doing something I was truly passionate about.”

In 2014 Ilene was introduced to SCORE Mentor, Lynn Diamond, through a recommendation from a colleague. An experienced business coach, Lynn was the perfect match for Ilene’s needs. “Together we clarified the mission statement, values, and target market. From there we built a plan that could be put into action.” Lynn also introduced Ilene to SCORE mentors and clients from complimentary fields who could share their experiences with her. “Lynn and the people I met though SCORE provided me with invaluable guidance and support! I would suggest it to anyone launching or attempting to grow a business.“

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SCORE Success Story: Ilene Bergelson