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Another Happy Couple
from 87 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Yolanda L.
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Hello Allan, Where do I begin, from the very first day my now husband reached out to, regarding you performing our nuptials, to the day you united us in Holy Matrimony, you were there for us guiding us though this important time of our lives. Living in Las Vegas, Nv and trying to plan a wedding in Birmingham Alabama was very difficult, you never know who/ what you’re getting when hiring someone over the internet. You counseled us, you made sure we understood your background as well as what you stood for and you understanding what we stood for and if we were Christians. After you had gimps into our lives, after counseling us, you wrote our vowels base on us, I was so amazed at the accuracy. I ask you to come to the rehearsal dinner, simply because I was nervous and without hesitation you said okay, not only did you show up, you showed up early just to ease my fears. My husband and I were very happy that you stayed and had dinner with us after the rehearsal dinner. We wanted you to have the opportunity to see a little gimps of where we come from. Everything I we wanted to be included in our wedding you made it happen. I sincerely meant what I said when I said you are family. Please forgive me for not remembering your wife’s name at this time however, she is beautiful and stunning and I was so happy to see her enjoying herself at our reception. Allen, I just fell in love with you both. I can’t thank you enough. God is to wise to make a mistake, I’m so grateful Christ spoke to my Spirit when we first spoke letting me know I need not search any further. May God’s Blessing continue to fall on you both just like the mist of morning dew. We love you both. Mr. & Mrs. Larryl Lamb

  • 5 years in business
Kim T.
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Three years ago, I went to church and the sermon was “Don’t allow the past to impact your future.” The pastor said, “No one is born a loser or a winner, but everyone is born a chooser. The choice you make will make you a winner or loser. Do not put confidence in your flesh, put confidence in the Spirit of God.” I sat in service grasping everything he said, and when I got home this was heavy on my mind. I came home and sat in silence for about an hour. I thought about my life and thought to myself I am striving to be a born chooser that will start to win from this day forward. I have always considered myself to be a cheerful, happy go lucky person and I know there was something I was missing within. At times, I would see a passerby laughing and having such a positive attitude. I noticed this with Labarron and his positive energy by his Facebook postings. I happen to scroll through my timeline and see something I needed to be reassured of. I have known Labarron for over 20 years on a cordial level. I thought to myself, how can he be so happy and positive all of the time and never complain. I said my prayers that night and God spoke to me saying, you said you want change and you want to know how to get there, I have provided the answer to you, it’s up to you to take advantage of the vessel given. I fought with the word of God for a few days. I keep things to myself and not too often do I let people in so it was a struggle and the hope I would not be judged in regards to situations I needed guidance in. It took strength, courage, and prayer to reach out to Labarron, about finding my happiness. Labarron was more than willing to help, he recommended books, and reinforced Gratitude. I have always been a grateful person, but did not realize the complaining set you back even further. I must say, I feel like a revived person with a purpose now. I have been blessed over and beyond in my career. I received an academic scholarship this year and I know the best is yet to come. I could not have done it on my own, I thank God he sent Labarron my way, he is a powerhouse of knowledge, patient, and kind I would recommend picking up a copy of his book “My Daily Miracles by Law of Attraction.” I know now, All Things Are Possible!!

from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sherita P.
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As a recently-single mother of three children, I was in a difficult place. Coaching with Carolyn helped me turn my life around. Learning to focus on my strengths, the art of consistency, and organization of thoughts has catapulted my life into purposeful direction; not for just myself but my kids as well. I've gotten physically and mentally healthier. I decided to go back to school, and will be graduating soon from career college in a profession that is all about using my strengths and talents! The most remarkable part of my story is that I have learned to love me, because I now understand me. My journey is far from over; however, it will be less difficult thanks to Carolyn’s life coaching contributions to my existence! Thank you Carolyn!

Lotus Counseling Services
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James E.
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Good experience with the counselor.


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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a career coach?

    If you’re interested in furthering your career and want expert help, a career coach is a smart solution. A career coach is a professional you hire to guide you during a job search or a career transition, or to help you improve and advance in your current position. A career coach analyzes your work situation and learns what your professional goals are. They then create a strategy to help you achieve your targets. Throughout the process they should provide objective feedback and guide you in approaching the process strategically. Here are some of the tools and tasks a career coach may assist you with:

    • Helping you build a strong resume that reflects your work history, potential, and skills
    • Coaching for interviews and strategies for solid answers built around your resume and the target job
    • Defining your career goals
    • Creating a plan for job searching
    • Improving networking strategies and skills
    • Developing strategies for negotiating raises or promotions
    • Assessing why you’re not getting where you want to go
    • Identifying new positions or career opportunities that fit your skills

    What is a life coach?

    A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

    Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

    Why is career counseling important?

    Career counseling can help you discover your career path, help you overcome challenges preventing you from finding happiness in your job, or help you learn more about career opportunities that are available to you. Career counselors are typically counselors who specialize in helping guide people into their best career choices. As professionals, they have typically completed a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career counseling and bring a nuanced understanding of the emotional blocks that prevent someone from doing what they love or getting ahead in their current position. Here are some of the ways that career counseling can help:

    • Identify your skills and talents and how they correlate to different career paths
    • Educate you about the educational requirements for launching in various careers and what earnings can look like
    • Help you understand the kind of environment you want to work in, and which careers are best suited for that
    • See opportunities to transfer your existing skill set to other career areas
    • Help you identify causes of tension or unhappiness in your current career and how to overcome those difficulties
    • Help you create a game plan for moving forward
    • Provide a safe space for you to understand your feelings about career choices you’re making

    How much does a life coach cost?

    A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

    What is a career counselor?

    If you’re feeling lost in your career path, overwhelmed, in need of a job but confused as where to start, or ready for change but uncertain what you want, a career counselor is a good choice for you. A career counselor is typically a licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree in counseling — likely with an emphasis on career counseling. Each state has different licensing requirements for career counselors, so be sure to research before reaching out to a pro.

    Due to their academic backgrounds, career counselors often have a more holistic and in-depth approach than a career coach. Career coaches are not regulated by states and also tend to be more business-focused — a good fit for those who know what they want but need help achieving it. On the other hand, a career counselor provides guidance and clarity around some of the more emotional aspects that job hunting and career movement entail. Career counselors meet with you in a series of one-on-one sessions. They assess your personality and learn what drives you. They get a detailed understanding of your work history and your hopes, and often work to help you discover any internal blocks preventing you from going where you want to go. Hiring a career counselor is appropriate at any time in your career, from recent graduate to executive-level management.

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