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Denise Sarkor

International Legacy Coach, author and speaker, Denise Sarkor was born in Monrovia, Liberia and raised in northern New Jersey. Denise is the Founder and CEO of New Roots Development, LLC—a professional training and coaching company, supporting career professionals and entrepreneurs through life and career changes. In 2016, she completed an ICF accredited training program that has been equipping life coaches since the 1980s; she has earned the CLC credential through this process. Denise served as Managing Editor of Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs from 2012 to 2013, and previously worked as an international banker and development consultant at institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and the World Bank. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University. A lover of the arts, global citizen and humanitarian, Denise supports the causes of economic empowerment, education, and human rights. She is author of The Clean Poetry Series—healing poetry for women experiencing separation and divorce, and her work has also appeared in The Huffington Post. 

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