GRAND OPENING: NEW BUSINESS IN COLUMBIA
NEW CHAPTER COACHING
Published Saturday, January 31, 2009
● Specialty: Career and life coaching
● Owner: Carolyn Sullivan
● Phone: 886-8922
● Address: 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200
● Web site: www.newchaptercoach.com
● E-mail: email@example.com
● Nature of services offered: New Chapter Coaching specializes in helping businesses and individuals identify strengths, negotiate challenges and achieve goals. The business offers leadership coaching and team building as well as individual career and life coaching. The business also helps facilitate business retreats and workshops. Owner Carolyn Sullivan said coaching helps clients discover their inner will to achieve goals, such as reducing stress, increasing confidence and improving organization and performance.
● Opened: September
● Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sullivan said she is available other times by appointment.
● Costs: Individual coaching packages start at $355 per month for six months. Business coaching packages start at $495 a month for six months. Sullivan said prices vary depending on the length of the package and number of coaching sessions. She said standard packages include four 45-minute coaching sessions each month that can be done in person, over the phone or via videoconference.
● Reason for location: New Chapter Coaching is located at the Buttonwood Business Center near Providence Road and Nifong Boulevard. Sullivan said the professional office space provides ample parking and a spacious conference room for clients.
● Ownerís experience: Sullivan has nearly 25 years of business experience in both the public and private sectors. She received a bachelorís degree in psychology and sociology in 1982 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Sullivan graduated from Bostonís Suffolk University Law School in 1985 and worked for 15 years as a trial lawyer for a boutique Boston firm, where she became the firmís first female general partner, before moving to Columbia in 2000. Before starting New Chapter Coaching, Sullivan worked for more than three years as executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and later served for more than two years as director of affiliate development for the Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit organization.
● Clientele: Anyone
● Origin of name: "This is a new and exciting chapter for me, and Iím looking forward to helping others create new and rewarding chapters in their lives and businesses," Sullivan said.
● Customer appeal: Sullivan said she helps clients realize their ability to achieve their own goals. "The individuals have the resources within themselves to solve their own problems," she said. "I donít have all the answers. My philosophy is: The person sitting in the chair across from me has the answers. My goal is to help them unearth those answers."
● Why take the plunge now? "Coaching is perfect for me because it enables me to utilize all sorts of experiences and training from my background," Sullivan said.
● Future plans: Sullivan said she eventually plans to incorporate a group program for current executives and emerging not-for-profit leaders.
- Jordan Raubolt
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