Dorothy Payne-Polk, Certified Life Coach

teletherapy: illinois

As a Certified Coach Practitioner accredited through the International Coach Federation, Dorothy Payne-Polk partners with clients to formulate action-driven objectives, with goals developed to attain ideal outcomes. Services focus on lifestyle and career coaching, where she offers step by step guidance and encouragement designed for obtaining effective, long-term changes. 

After obtaining her Bachelor degree in Psychology, Dorothy found herself on a road to professional self-discovery. As a manager in the financial industry, she worked to shape and mentor teams by providing motivation and tools to assist with workplace development. Uniquely identifying the needs of each team member, she excelled at creating work environments where employees thrived. Through this, Dorothy quickly realized her need to connect with people on a deeper level.

Shifting her career to servicing in a nonprofit and healthcare setting, she later worked as a Human Resource Consultant with Northwestern University, and is currently an HR Professional.

 Dorothy’s unique approach includes offering trainings and workshops where she provides tangible tools to help clients identify limiting beliefs and construct expanding beliefs that facilitate their preferred identities. She helps clients discern imbalances in their life and create strategies for greater harmony in life and work. With this, Dorothy has dedicated her work towards the empowerment of others that promotes self development and optimum living.

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Urban Balance prioritizes the safety of our clients and staff and will provide teletherapy counseling services.