Ilene Bergelson is an international presenter, moderator, educator and executive coach known for delivering straight talk with a sense of humor. She is also the founder of Lifemoves Health LLC, a New York City based company specializing in conscious movement training. In all of her work, Ilene’s emphasis on utilizing inner awareness, a strong sense of connection to the self and a partnership-oriented approach has given people the chance to express themselves more fully both physically and verbally.

Why work at something when you can work with it?

Upon noticing that many brilliant people undermine their expertise by the way they communicate, Ilene began accepting speaking invitations to bring the topics of self-expression, interpersonal communication and public speaking performance (and it is a performance, after all) to light. Her message struck a chord. She developed EmpowerSpeak™ with the intention of elevating the level of effective and conscious communication in the workplace.


  • Ilene's Background

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of NYU and Founder’s Day Scholar, Ilene draws on her advanced studies in theatrical arts, expression, physicality, biomechanics and the healing arts to create innovative, multimodal trainings and coaching experiences that fuse self-exploration and discovery with practical learning.

As a performer on Broadway, in film and on television, Ilene has developed special communication and presence techniques, which she shares with senior level executives so that they can actualize their full potential as impactful communicators.


  • Clients

Boutique firms as well as Fortune 500 companies have sought Ilene’s expertise to enhance interpersonal communication, improve outcomes through facilitated discussion, optimize presentation content, increase confidence and prepare keynote speakers, panel groups and moderators to deliver excellence. She has coached subject matter experts in fields including allied health, finance, pharmaceutical, technology, public relations, entertainment and academia to incorporate mindful consciousness in their communication. Clients have sought Ilene’s guidance for highly sensitive conversations and for high profile events such as interviewing Hillary Clinton before a large, live audience.


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Royal Opera House
J.P. Morgan
Girl Scouts
WealthStream Advisors, Inc.
iDIA Computing
Fresh Air Fund
C.H.E.K. Europe
Arc Jefferson

  • Certifications & Affiliations

Through Ilene’s LLC, Lifemoves Health, we are a certified Women-Owned Business Entity (WBE) with New York State, Port Authority NY/NJ and NYC Small Business Services. Ilene is a globally certified coach in Tiara International’s True Leadership Model and holds other several USA-national certifications in various disciplines. She is a proud member of the groundbreaking Presentation Guild and Applied Improvisation Network, as well as a longstanding member of seminal artistic organizations including Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

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Tiara Certification
AIN Certification
Presentation Guild Certification
Actor's Equity Certification
SAG AFTRA Certification
ACSM Certification
ACE Certification
CHECK Certification
ASCAP Certification

Our Collaborative Partners
Trusted professionals to help you expand your reach

Best Practice Institute
Nolan Haims Creative
GAIA Insights
Tiara International
Karico Performance Solutions
Authentic Pro Academy
Bowskill Clinic
PTA Global
Sonja Johansson Movement Educator
C.H.E.K. Institute
Triple Scoop Music


“Ilene has great empathy, a great sense of humor and a deep knowledge of what motivates people and how to unlock the psychological barriers that can get in the way of progress.”