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  • 17 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Kim C.

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I'm so happy that I went with Strategic Transformations. I am looking to change careers and needed help with my resume. Rita was wonderful to work with; she made the process much easier. She answered all of my questions and was able to capture my experience perfectly. My resume looks fantastic! Thank you, Rita!

Aditya J.

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Rita brings with her a wealth of professional experiences in consulting, HR and general business management. This blend of real corporate experiences coupled with her personal style (patience, empathy) worked well as I thought through my career goals. It's been great working with Rita and would highly recommend.

Catherine S.

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I was referred to Rita and wrote back to the that person..Thank you times 100 fee the referral.Rita did an amazing job for me ,took enormous care to meet my needs and was a wonderful resource that I will use for consulting on further career search needs.

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jennifer M.

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Asking to describe my experience with Sean is not an easy task because there is so many great things that I would like to say. I was recommended to Sean by a trusted family member and now I have recommended others. I have experienced positive and real results in my life thanks to Sean. I am a believer in counselors and therapy but the difference I experienced working with Sean is that I am focused on the present and future with healing for the past but in a positive experience. Although I have been working with Sean for over a year now I still don't understand completely how it works so well but it does. The sessions for me have not been in an intense and dramatic way but in a subtle and positive difference that I can look back on. I am glad to have his expertise in my life and would recommend Sean to anyone looking for positive growth in your life.

Esther M.

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Sean is an intuitive, insightful and compassionate healer. I went to him for help with my career. After a couple sessions it turned out it wasn't my career that was in need attention but other areas of my life. I had some internal mental blocks that we addressed. By doing some deep meditations, he helped me work through them. After each session I felt shifts happening in my life. They were subtle but very impactful. I can honestly say after working with Sean I feel more peaceful and content with where I am in my life. I strongly recommend using his services. It will be time and money well spent.

Candace C.

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Sean is an amazing healer, life coach, therapist, and body talk expert. He was able to bring peace to some old emotional wounds that I hadn’t thought about or even realized were still there. I went to him because I felt “stuck” and was searching for advice on my life purpose. After just two months of sessions, I already felt much healing and therefore more joy than ever in my daily life and am also able to express myself better and see more clearly changes to make to encourage my happiness and growth so that I may pursue my dreams being more in the flow and in the spirit of love.

  • 2 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA

Harrison G.

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Our team worked with Emily from EHM | Brand+ over the course of two weeks for some facilitation help as we mapped out a new branch of our business. We paid $1,400 for a 2-hour session and two 1-hour sessions, and we spoke on the phone for an hour twice and exchanged a ton of emails (we were basically her main project for two weeks - she made the time for us since we were in a hurry, which was awesome). We opted not to do deliverables since we were in a time crunch, and they would have added to the cost. Even as a mission-driven small organization where we talk about our values day-to-day, we wanted assistance and an objective perspective to help us move forward. Emily created a very tailored approach to the work she did for us since our goal was to have some new frameworks to use to address challenges in different areas like marketing, operations and business development. Emily did a great job of keeping us on track and brought a calming presence to our meetings, even when we talked about complex issues we face as an organization. She's really good at communicating in a way that everyone can understand. We will hire her again if we decide we need more help!

Nick W.

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I'm starting a consultancy and Emily (EHM | Brand+) has helped me to build it from the ground up. We finished our Phase I work having to do with brand creation (one contract) and soon we will start Phase II which has to do with growing based on the core brand values (another contract). Emily is extremely professional and also manages to make me think hard and dig deep during our sessions together. Most of my exchanges are in-person but I had to travel for business for awhile and we emailed and did a session over the phone. Emily is also amazingly creative and fun to work with. I got what I paid for (a few grand over a few months and set for 3 more at about $800/month - different kind of work this time, not as involved). Emily works hard and I always felt like she went the extra mile to make sure I was getting what I wanted.

Evan A.

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I have been seeing Emily for life coaching for a month - I'm working on sorting out some career and relationship challenges. We've been meeting over the phone when I travel and at a quiet coffee shop when I'm in town. Emily's communication is really wonderful. Sometimes the sessions feel emotionally difficult - and Emily is supportive of my journey. She's never judgmental. She asks deep questions. In my time with Emily I've made progress. I feel better about where I am. I'm really thankful for this great service she offers.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Michael D.

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As a business owner and CEO most of my professional career, it is difficult to find someone who can cut through all the BS and get down to the core...my core...what drives me...what has held me back? What is the one thing that has been missing? Lea Goldenring helped me find those answers. She is very engaging and creates a very safe healthy environment in which to do some very productive work. I got more out of a few sessions with her than any of the many self help / self improvement books I have read. If you really want to take up your game, Lea is the "real deal" and is a pleasure to work with...Highly recommended!

Katharine B.

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Lea is an excellent Personal Development Coach. What I like the best about her is she makes me feel comfortable talking about myself and my personal and professional challenges. She is non-judgmental, sensitive yet strong and honest in her communication. I highly recommend her to anyone ready to reach their goals and dreams. I am!

Tim C.

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Lea is very knowledgeable, professional, and offers many useful resources to those looking to improve their outlook and station in life. She comes highly recommended.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Kim W.

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I am currently a special education teacher looking to move into an administrative position. Leanne was a huge resource with assisting in locating resume examples and educating me on what a professional resume should entail. She proofread my current resume and gave me constructive feedback on how to present myself for my desired job. She read and provided feedback for job cover letters, especially highlighting appropriate experience for each job I was applying for. She was highly professional, kind, and highly effective with coaching me in regards to my resume. I highly recommend her and Communication Coaching to anyone in need of building a resume and all other services! She is a great person to work with and I will always refer her when someone is in need of coaching for public speaking, editing of professional documents, and or advice on advancing careers.

Wilfrid B.

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Leanne was an invaluable resource. She helped with my job search every step of the way, from understanding what I wanted and needed to prepping for interviews. She also produced an expert resume for me. Overall, working with her was a great experience!

Gerald L.

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Leanne is great to work with. She asked some questions and produced a professional resume and cover letter. I am glad that I found Leanne and hope she continues to do quality work for others needing professional resumes.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Harry C.

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I needed a script for a voiceover job which included both audio, and video, on YouTube. The subject matter - Ireland- was something I had little knowledge of. Gaynor came to my rescue with a narrative that perfectly framed the subject matter, made it interesting and easy for me to relate to as the narrator. She also produced the narrative in very short order. I am extremely pleased with her professional skills and follow thru on my project.... More to come in the future. Many thanks, Gaynor!

Brooke S.

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Gaynor truly was more than I could have ever asked for. She really helped me focus, provided honest feedback and motivation to help me figure out what I want to do next in my career. I strongly recommend her to anyone in the Bay area looking for a career coach to receive feedback on your resume, career guidance or help you get to that next level.

Gisele C.

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Writing resume, did an excellent job for reasonable price. Great value.

  • 1 year in business
  • Berkeley, CA

Paige C.

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I am so grateful to have Nicole as a mentor and a guiding light. Her coaching style blends her hands-on professional experience with sincerity. Nicole understands people and dynamics quickly and does so through listening. She practices active listening. You will do most of the talking, and she will bring it all together, usually by asking a question. The ah-ha moment! She doesn't dwell on weaknesses, but focuses on strengths. On a professional level, she has helped me navigate through the ranks and carve out a role that fit my skillsets and lifestyle. I've also looked to her for advice when presented with new career opportunities. Based on my experience, I cannot recommend Nicole's services enough. Every mid-level professional deserves an advocate like Nicole.

Christina D.

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Nicole is one of the most thoughtful, savvy individuals I have had the privilege of working with. She is masterful at listening, reading between the lines, and suggesting powerful tools that will help advance you toward your goals in new and thoughtful ways. Nicole cares deeply about the individuals she coaches and the rapport you build with her is one-of-a-kind. Nicole has provided me with extensive support as a new manager and helped me successfully navigate a transition to a new company. Her support is immeasurable, puts me at ease, and I highly recommend her to provide a refreshing lens through which to experience your career journey.

Alysa G.

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Nicole played a big role in my career development. My issues have been trying to focus on what I want to do and how to do it, and working with Nicole on those issues put me on the right path for success. What I love about Nicole is that she forces you to see the big picture, ask yourself the hard (but necessary) questions, and then identify the steps to reach your goals. I look forward to using Nicole again when I need to navigate life and career changes, which I anticipate will reduce my fear of making those changes, knowing I have her in my back pocket.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Sharon U.

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Glenn's passion for holistic wellbeing is evident in his the way he treated me during our coaching session. As soon as I walked into his office, I was greeted with gentle music, relaxing aroma diffusing through the air, and a soothing cup of jasmine tea. Our session consisted of an hour of reiki and an hour of guided coaching. The reiki session was interesting. I am new to reiki and I find that you need to be open to receiving someone's good intentions and energy for it to work. I was apprehensive at first, but as soon as I allowed myself to let go, vivid images started to form in my mind. They were images of a passion I want to pursue but have been feeling reluctant to. It was inspiring. The coaching session was insightful as well. I was able to discover my self-limiting beliefs, barriers that I placed on myself to keep me from feeling balanced. Then I was able to discover new perspectives that made me see myself as expansive, ever-flowing with energy, and constantly growing. I recommend Glenn. He was a great guide that helped me navigate through my complex thoughts and onto a path of clarity and balance.

Katherine L.

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Glenn was exceptional! I was lost and confused. I had huge life and career decisions to make and Glenn's coaching guided me and gave me the clarification that I needed. He performed a Reiki treatment afterwards which appeased my a lot of my anxieties. Glenn is a compassionate being with great energy and a warm, healing touch!

David R.

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I worked with Glenn on an intuitive review of my career path. Glenn is a very insightful individual and with his work with Tarot Cards was able to help me dig in deep and unlock internal wisdom regarding the direction of my career. I am very grateful for his insight

  • 8 years in business
  • Response time: 21 min
  • Danville, CA

Ashley G.

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I didn't know what to expect when I decided to look for a life and career coach to help me figure out my next steps in life. I was not happy with my situation (on multiple levels), but was not sure what I should do about it. I knew I had to make a few changes but needed direction and guidance so I can make the right decisions. I searched for life and career coaches in the area and decided to call Yuval Goren (Danville Coaching). He was able to provide me with the clarity and the support I needed. He helped me regain my confidence and focus. I found these coaching sessions to be very effective and beneficial for me. It's a great feeling when you have a solid plan and know where you are going!

Joe M.

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After working in the same job for almost 10 years I felt I must do something to make a change. I was confused and not sure what I really want to do and what type of work would make be happy. Yuval guided me through his clarity process and I learned so much about myself, my passion and my priorities in life. I was able to identify my next career move and getting into something I am really excited about.

Milky A.

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Yuval was great helping me find my next career Path and overcome some of my challenges

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Thumbtack Customer

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I hired Christopher a few months ago to be my life coach. I am an attorney with three kids and a working spouse, and my issues included goal setting, time management, work/life balance, and just general home and family organization. I have never hired a coach before, but I was on the verge of a logistical work/life breakdown because I could not manage all I was doing in the hours in a day. I didn't want a therapist to work through my feelings and issues. I wanted a coach to help me figure out how to make it all work. I wasn't sure if I needed a "life coach" or more of a productivity/executive coach when I started my search. Christopher has a calm demeanor and what I loved most, after meeting a few coaches, was his honesty and desire to help me figure it all out while maintaining my sense of self and my natural "flow." Anyone can sell you a time management plan (that makes you super efficient but eliminates time for things that don't fit inside the schedule perfectly but that you love) or a "follow your dreams" type of coaching program that would lead us all to quit our jobs and become yoga teachers and writers, but Christopher was different in that he understands plans are not one size fits all, and the goal must be to break things down and set goals that work for you naturally. I liked that Christopher has worked as a lawyer and in business environments, so he understands the balance between "create a more fulfillling life" as a long term goal and the day-to-day logistics to get stuff done in the meantime. While I was reading organization and self help books before I got a coach, the great thing with coaching with Christopher was helping me to implement new things, trying one to three things per week and incrementally adjusting what worked and didn't work, so that piece by piece, my life just felt better. He helped me on the personal/home side and professional/business side, but Christopher would be perfect for students, working professionals, people in jobs that require self-motivation, or even stay at home parents. He helped me get it together in a lot of ways. My life is still stressful because it is busy, but I will say it is 100 times more under control after having Christopher as my life coach. I am more relaxed and fulfilled.

Tyler B.

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I am a dedicated and high performing athlete and young professional. There are recent experiences in my life which made me feel as if I was dealt a hand of adversity. I started working with Christopher when I had felt misdirected, unfocused, and unhappy. I had never questioned where my power came from but was recently feeling a state of great confusion. Working with Christopher has: re-grounded me within my core values, empowered my positivity, and brought clarity in the direction of my own life. I have experienced significant emotional and social changes in my life through our work. Christopher is truly a sage and possesses a deep humble wisdom. He is an excellent listener and well-thought communicator. I continue to be awed by the number of insights into my own life that Christopher brings to the table. I am deeply grateful for all of the teachings working with Christopher. I feel that there is no topic in which he does not possess great knowledge. He is consistently positive and productive. My efforts put into our coaching relationship are multiplied through the work we do together, and he has helped me materialize positive change in my own life. I can't wait for my next meeting with Christopher where I know we will continue to move my own life.

Bart N.

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Christopher is one of the most capable professionals I've worked with. The man was born to be a coach. The timbre of his voice, the lifetime of experience, the focused way he listens are some of the tools he wields like a master craftsman to help identify and resolve problems. He was able to help me resolve a challenge I'd been dealing with for years in days and then set me on a path I'd been wanting to travel. I highly recommend Christopher Scott Taylor as a career or life coach. Just talking with the man puts you at ease.

  • San Francisco, CA

Ido C.

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I highly recommend Adrian for psychotherapy. Adrian provides a warm and welcoming presence, which allows a space for deep reflection. With Adrian's ability to deeply listen and insightful thinking, he provides a space for long lasting change to occur. I highly recommend Adrian as a therapist for all those who seek to create change in their life.

Quetzal F.

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Adrian has an incredible way of tracking my needs, asking the right questions, and supporting me through some really hard materials. Highly recommend him!

Marcia B.

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Adrian's calm, welcoming demeanor is soothing and his knowledge and care are extraordinary.

Brittany B.

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Shannon was one of the most helpful people for me in my life so far. I was able to be totally honest with her about where I was, and where I was stuck. I'm super stubborn and she was able to be with me with complete patience, understanding and compassion all while gently pushing me to move beyond my comfort zone. She helped me grow and I was able to develop a true sense of trust in her and her wisdom. Highly recommend!

Ilicia E.

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Shannon is fabulous to work with. She helps you through the hard times in a really unique way. I felt really comfortable with her from the start and felt compelled to have her help me through some hard times.

John M.

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Loving kindness, such a blessing to work with Shannon

  • 4 years in business
  • Oakland, CA

Camille D.

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I have previously worked with 2 coaches with varying experiences. Stacey, however, belongs to the subset of well-equipped and extremely competent coaches. I have been working with Stacey in a weekly hour long session since October 2016. She truly raises the bar by combining career, well-being, and life coaching. Her holistic approach to coaching allows for her (and myself) to see the bigger picture as she helps me to chip away at my goals and aspirations. Another quality that makes her stand out is how she presents information to me in a way that allows me to come to a solution through my own efforts. Often times I find myself hearing her voice in my head and using her (sometimes unrelated) knowledge to find a solution to challenges I have building my business. The direction and feeling of "being on the right track" that I've gained from working with Stacey has been a blessing. I appreciate each and every coaching session. I know that I will carry her knowledge and wisdom with me throughout my journey. I would highly recommend!

Radhika W.

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It’s my absolute pleasure and honor to recommend Stacey as a life coach. I particularly appreciated her warmth, grace, and compassion as she coached me over the past year. In addition to her caring nature, she was so skillful at helping me to see new possibilities and step into a whole new way of being that helped me to be more effective. Working with Stacey allowed me to become a more mindful leader and person overall. Her coaching also gave me the tools to work toward whole-life balance. I also greatly appreciated her generosity of time, attention, sense of humor, and genuine interest. Stacey makes you feel both at ease and very supported. I could go on! If you have the good fortune to be coached by Stacey, you will really benefit from her deep wisdom, and compassion and I highly recommend her!

Jacqueline A.

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Stacey is a GREAT coach. She's very attentive, compassionate, nurturing, and solution orientated. With her guidance these last 4 months, I have been able to accomplish a lot more in business than I have the last 2 years by myself. When I'm with Stacey I really feel that she cares about me and my growth and that is very comforting. Talking to her helps me generate ideas on how I can over come my challenges in my personal and business life. I HIGHLY recommend Stacey as a integral coach.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Katie S.

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Jill's coaching helped me, first and foremost, to identify and focus on my core values in life. Even more importantly, Jill helped me develop my own tools and strategies for personal accountability that I can and will continue to use after our coaching relationship ends. In our six months working together, we focused primarily on my career and relationships. In that time, I started dating a wonderful, kind man, after literally years of singledom. I also accepted a job offer to join a firm doing work that I love and believe in, with colleagues that I adore, and opportunities to grow and stretch myself like I've never had before. I had never worked with a life coach before, and working with Jill made me a true believer. I can't recommend working with Jill strongly enough!

  • 9 years in business
  • Response time: 21 hours
  • Larkspur, CA

Logan H.

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I'm really, really happy to give Regan a good recommendation. He not only helped me, but also my sister and her daughter. I thought therapy would be for a long time, like a year or two because my problems were so huge. In the first session he got rid of a very serious fear I had and after three years now that fear hasn't come back. Then he started working on my PTSD and after a few more sessions I had such relief that it felt like a miracle. I had forgotten how it felt to feel normal. I'm now feeling well enough to have him coach me in a new career. Can't thank him enough that is why I gave him 5 stars. My name is Logan if you needed that.

Kerri Z.

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I first hired Regan to help me lose weight about 5 years ago and to help me get over being in two abusive relationships. He used "Tapping" and Hypnosis, both of which he taught me how to do on my own, to help me solve both problems. I lost 72 pounds and have keep it off so far. I no longer have the panic attacks caused by the memories of my abuse. He is now coaching me how to be a success at my new career. I have a whole new life and purpose now and have never been happier. My son is now using him and I love seeing the changes in him. He wants to send in a review too. I rate Regan at 5 stars plus.

Aaron H.

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Talking with Regan and using EFT and hypnosis helped me tremendously in dealing with an incredibly traumatic event in my life. He is very compassionate and kind. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Regan. Ho'oponopono

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Dave B.

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When Lindsay and I started our work together, I was lost and overwhelmed by the career search. I felt trapped into a prescribed role by my previous job skills, and unable to see a future where I could someday like my job and use my skills to better the world. Lindsay helped me to be realistic and practical about the experiences of my past and my goals for the future. We went through my work history and past roles, and she listened attentively to the challenges and triumphs that led me to where I am today. With her guidance, I was able to clearly come up with a framework for evaluating my next opportunities. She provided human accountability and self-imposed deadlines to keep me on track, and I am pleased to say our work ended with me feeling empowered and in control. Directly through her advice in how to seek out new jobs, I found a part-time role I'm working in now and have a final round interview with a potential dream employer. If you're not sure about career coaching or Lindsay in general, I can't recommend this experience more enthusiastically. She makes the daunting challenge of a career transition feel like an obvious step in the right direction, and for that I am very grateful.

  • San Francisco, CA

Jon S.

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My career has transformed completely since working with Emily. I came to Emily feeling stuck in my career and unsure of how to tap into my skills. The coaching process has helped me to learn about myself and what I need to do to succeed. Also, Emily held me accountable to myself and to her which caused me to actually get stuff done and make progress towards achieving my goals. Now, I have my own business, have won a huge international award, and feel confident in my direction. Thank you Emily!!

  • 5 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA

Jessica L.

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Lauren is a great listener and really takes the time to evaluate your personality and understand your needs and wants so that she can find the best possible matches for you. Lauren is very intuitive and easy to talk to. I've definitely had my share of toxic relationships, and with her expertise in counseling, she has great advice for creating lasting, healthy relationships. I highly recommend Lauren and can't wait for more matches!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Fremont, CA

Neha D.

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My session with her was extremely informative and directional.I relocated to Bay area from a different geography and her guidance and attention to detail helped me understand the professional environment and the requirements to make my profile more relevant for the job market in San Francisco. She not only gave me candid feedback on my resume but also guided me on Interview prep and navigating through career challenges. What I loved most about Sue was that she is able to understand your challenges and guide you through them. I would say I would continue to get mentored from her through my career challenges as I find her recommendations and guidance relevant, concise and at the same time aligned with the ever so competitive job market in bay area,

  • Fremont, CA

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I provide career and life coaching to professionals who feel stuck in their life and career. As LinkedIn's # 1 career coach, I have clients globally, and I work both remotely and in person.

  • San Francisco, CA

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Have You Ever Dreamed of "Taking Time Off"? Do you long to escape your cubicle, quit your job and travel the world on your own terms? If so, welcome to Three Month Visa... Tara Russell, PCC, CPCC, CDC is a "Life Sabbatical & Long-term Travel Coach" - a certified life and career coach with a passion for working with clients who dream of taking time off to travel, live, work, study or volunteer abroad. As the Founder and President of Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting, her mission is to empower her clients to transform their lives (and ultimately the world at large), through meaningful international travel and volunteer experiences. An avid traveler and believer in the rejuvenating effects of "taking time off", Tara's journeys have taken her from the ancient ruins of Peru and rainforests of the Brazilian Amazon to the temples of Japan and the Himalayan Mountain ranges of Nepal. She is widely considered to be a national thought leader on the topics of work/life balance, career breaks and travel sabbaticals and has been featured in numerous online and print media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BBC Travel, New York Magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Seventeen, Travel & Leisure, The Christian Science Monitor and msnbc.com. If you're ready to take your travel dreams down off the shelf and make them happen, contact Tara TODAY - she'll get you off the couch and on the plane!

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