Marcia Bench is a Purposeful Business Mentor and Master Certified Career Coach. As an author, speaker and trainer, she has more than 25 years’ experience coaching, training, and speaking to entrepreneurs and professional groups. She is the author of 23 books and has been coaching and consulting both individual and corporate clients since 1986. She is Founder of Career Coach Institute, http://www.careercoachinstitute.com as well as other coaching companies. She is also a Profitability Consultant for medium-sized companies.
A former attorney, Marcia’s books include The Tao of Entrepreneurship: 52 Lessons in Applying Spiritual Principles to Business Ownership, (High Flight Press 2009) and Career Coaching: An Insider’s Guide (High Flight Press 2008).
Marcia has been a featured speaker/trainer at hundreds of local, regional and national conferences, as well as on hundreds of teleclasses and guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs. Her mission is to help individuals increase their sense of enjoyment and meaning in their work.
Marcia's coaching experience includes work with managers and executives from Fortune 500 firms in a variety of industries as well as dozens of business owners, professionals, and military officers entering the civilian workforce.
Prior to entering the coach training industry, Marcia was Senior Vice President in a dot-com career management firm for 4 years, and previously spent 10 years as President of New Work Directions, a business and consulting firm she founded. Ms. Bench developed her expertise in business start-up and management in part through her 4 years as a practicing attorney specializing in business and employment issues. She is a current member of the International Coach Federation.
Marcia's education includes a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Oregon University. In addition, she is a Certified Career Management Practitioner through the International Board of Career Management Certification, a Certified Business Coach, a Certified Teleader and Master Certified Career Coach.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I started career coaching because I found that the advice I had gotten did not lead to my own fulfillment. As I shared the importance of focusing one's career around one's lilfe purpose, others also found they resonated with the idea. And it became the basis for my national seminar tour in 1989 and my worldwide coach training institute, Career Coach Institute, in the 2000's!