The Real Cost of Hiring a Coach

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-09-26T23:15:46Z

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Spiritual Coach

Trying to find yourself? You could do what Julia Roberts's character did in the 2010 movie, "Eat Pray Love." After a divorce, a prophet said she would soon lose her money, so she traveled to Italy, India and Bali. "I want to go someplace where I can marvel at something," she says. Kirsten Meneghello, a former attorney, took a different tack. She turned to Cassandra Christiansen, a former human resources executive and current spiritual coach who runs Ulumination in Bend, Oregon. Among Meneghello's desires? To find a more suitable career. "Law was not where my heart was leading me," she says. "I wanted to find a greater life purpose and sense of fulfillment."

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