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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ky S.
Verified review

Coach Michelle was influential in me making a transition in my life. She is very compassionate but very truthful in her approach. When you are in crisis, you dont know what the plan should be or the first step to putting one together. She is very good at helpingyou with a plan and holding you accountable to it. IN the first meeting I felt hope and by the 4th meeting I felt empowered. My family begin to notice the transformation and I was much more fully present within my relationshipb. Most of all it was a great moment in my life to get to know me!

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zlata M.
Verified review

I've always cared about expanding my english vocabulary and grammatical skills. I find it comes in quite useful for a professional career. The assistance I received gave me the confidence to excel in my professional and personal life. Lois has expanded my knowledge of the english language and I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance or just looking to expand their knowledge of the english language.

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie Z.
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I could write a complete memoir around my experience with Fawn. Before I get into it, I want to be very straightforward: Fawn: -Incredibly smart with huge range of knowledge in counseling and resources -Infinitely compassionate -Super easy to talk to and considerate of me -My biggest cheerleader (I'm talking up there next to my mom) -Worth every penny Me: (and you, future client!) -Stuck / Confused / Unhappy -Willing to be utterly honest with Fawn and myself -Open to making big and small lifestyle changes -Committed to spend as much reasonable time on coaching exercises and reading -(4 months later) Crazy in love with myself and so proud to have embarked on this journey to create my HELL YES life I liken my experience with Fawn to be, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." (Buddha) I was in a really tough place in my life, feeling like I had no direction or even a compass to guide me. Fawn struck me with a phrase in her bio that said that she helps women who feel like they are stuck. I totally identified with that. I knew that something needed to change in my life. I originally reached out with the intent that it would be my career, but working with Fawn became so much more. With her guidance and support I have made incredible changes in my life, self-appreciation, discipline, relationships, spirituality, and happiness. We started unpacking the deepest of deep limiting beliefs that I had about myself. In no way would I describe this process as easy, but the payoff is oh so sweet. I have personal testimonies from the people around me (some of who don't know that I'm working with a coach) that recognize a change in my daily happiness. One of the MANY things I have loved about working with Fawn is her ability to zero in on what I need. She has incredible knowledge combined with a natural intuition of how to help her clients grow. Even if I didn't know what I would accomplish on a given call, it was her talent and expertise that helped me each step along the way. She introduced me to new methods of communication and taught me many exercises that I will continue to use whenever I am faced with challenging situations for the rest of my life. She also recommends great books :) Another area of note where I noticed a huge change in the course of my coaching with Fawn is my self-discipline. I was really struggling with accomplishing anything that felt like "work". (Outside of work.) I was a writer that hadn't written in years and through my personalized action items (or assignments) I began a very therapeutic return to my art. I also started creating a schedule and setting goals for myself. Over time, the result and accomplishment of doing the "work" totally outweighed the dread that hovers around procrastination. I was able to change a really bad habit that I specifically identified in the beginning of this journey. I have a remarkable amount of quantifiable self-improvement in my google docs that I am so proud of. I have to second another review I saw saying if "you're wondering whether or not to take the plunge..." DO IT. Your life is about to change.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bea N.
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I am extremely happy with Mike as a life coach. We had our first conversation and he's already given me invaluable information to get me closer to obtaining a great job. I look forward to continue talking to him and keep growing in every facet of my career and personal life.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sharlene F.
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I needed help writing my resume and Dan was there every step of the way. He provided great suggestions on what my focus should be and guided me in using the proper terminology. Now I have a presentable resume and feel confident in my search for a new career. I highly recommend Dan. He was very professional and his pricing was very reasonable.

White Light 26
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Katie O.
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If you're even remotely considering reiki healing, please book your session with Soraya- she is honestly incredible and a true miracle! She's the most intuitive, down to earth, caring, nurturing, warm, and loving person. I first reached out to Soraya for reiki healing for my beloved golden retriever, Lily. Lily was terminally ill and I was having a really hard time letting go. I wanted to send Lily the purest form of love I could and help her release the anxiety and fear I sensed around her. I was in a terrible place emotionally because letting go of my beloved was honestly heart wrenching for me-- this was the hardest thing I ever had to go through. But the minute I started speaking with Soraya about Lily (in tears), I immediately started to feel better. She has the most gentle, patient, kind, and caring demeanor and clearly just wanted the best for Lily and myself. Even though we did Reiki healing for my Lily, Soraya also made sure I received a lot of the reiki too because I was really needing it. After just the first session with Soraya, I felt entirely different. I still felt heartbroken, but I felt warmer, more heart-centered, and more peaceful. That's where it started. We did a few sessions for my Lily gradually easing her fear and anxiety, and gradually helping me come into acceptance and understand that I want the highest good for Lily which might not ultimately be her presence here on Earth with me. Not only did Soraya help with the actual Reiki for Lily, but she helped me really understand what was going on for me, and to process all of my feelings and emotions surrounding this transition. Soraya is without a doubt the most caring and nurturing person I've ever met. When Lily finally did pass on, I once again felt incredibly empty inside. In those first few days when I didn't know how to do or be anything, Soraya helped me pick myself back up, practice self-care and self-love, and slowly find my way back again. I am truly indebted to her- she is an absolutely life-changing healer. It's not just the reiki healing that makes this a unique experience- it's the way Soraya blends the reiki energy with her intuitive nature-- she's helped me witness and begin to move through so many blockages in my life. Every time we have a session I learn more new things about myself- I honestly cannot recommend her highly enough. It was clear from the get-go that Soraya has this incredible way to make you feel loved, cared for, nurtured, and peaceful. She's in this for all the right reasons- you will never meet a more genuine healer than Soraya. Please, do yourself a favor and book a session with this incredible healer- your highest self deserves this experience.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily R.
Verified review

Thank you, Sami, for giving me the right words, confidence and tools to make this massive change in my career. Your guidance helped inspire me to make a change that was crucial in finding the right path for me in life.

Harry Poliak Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Rod S.
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Harry is an exceptional man with a wide variety of life experiences that he brings to his coaching practice. He is remarkably creative and has been of great help bringing insight to issues that blocked my way through an important and challenging transition in my career and personal life. I value and appreciate the energetic presence he brings to his work.

EK Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kelly G.
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Emily has such a great and comforting personality. When I meet with her, I feel like I’m really being heard, no matter what tangents I go on. Most importantly, she’s patient and allows time for me to work through my thoughts. I’ve referred friends over to her, and they have raved about her as well. Choose Emily to help guide you in your career or other parts of your life. You will be very happy you did!

LeadHERship Academy
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Renee R.
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I LOVE what Coach Kiana did for my family. My girls were out of control and I was having a hard time getting a handle on life. After 6 months of weekly coaching, both of my girls are on track to graduate again, their attitudes and appreciation has gotten sooooo much better and I am centered, in a new career I never had the courage to be in and I love my life!!!!

Thomas H.
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Natalia Benson has an amazing gift to offer the world that is unique to her and her practice. I highly recommend seeing Natalia for life coaching and healing. I leave sessions after working with Natalia feeling so serene and clear about my life path. Natalia is a natural intuitive and is able to see and pick up on things that the normal person would not which is why I love talking to her. Natalia is an amazing listener, has an open-mind/heart, and I am confident to say that I would trust her to lead me in the right direction in any area that I need work on in my life, whether it be career, spirituality, finances, self-esteem, relationships, love, navigating emotions, self-care, literally everything! You will get way more than you ever expected with Life Coaching from Natalia!

Super9Solutions, llc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
Verified review

I left the business world to live the creative life I always had hoped for. Paul has been an incredibly ally throughout this transition helping to merge my rational self with my creative self. His coaching method has enabled me to set up real goals to a non-formulaic, artistic pursuit --- and then giving me the tools to take those first key steps to achieve them.

Gregory Cheng, CPA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

Greg was super helpful in guiding me through the steps from a working at a startup to now a small business owner. He not only helped me make careful but smart career decisions, he also helped me package myself and my idea in front of the investors. I needed much help with business modeling, financial modeling, and pitch deck compilation, and Greg taught me all in the most efficient way possible. I would not have been able to raise the funds I needed and be where I am without Greg today.

Melanie Scott Coaching
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan T.
Verified review

Mel's insight and encouragement helped me battle through a seriously bleak period i went through this past winter/spring. I went to Mel at a time when I was facing obstacles that I thought I just couldn't overcome and i didn't know where else to turn. I was in the midst of a health crisis, was laid off from my job, dealing relationship issues that left me feeling worthless an depressed, and dealing with difficult family members. I literally thought all was lost. Mel listened to me with the warmth and compassion of a dear friend, but also challenged me to go to those dark places and gain awareness of my patterns and "stories" that kept me in this ugly self-defeating cycle. Through her eloquently put insight and encouragement, I left every session feeling empowered with a realistic plan of attack. Armed with the tools Mel taught me, I feel like I have matured beyond what i ever thought possible for myself and gained an invaluable sense of awareness that i consciously continue to build. Im very happy to report that i feel like I have made it through the worst time in my life so far. Its been a long rollercoaster of a journey, but Im physically and emotionally on the mend, and i am embarking on a very exciting career opportunity. I am sure that this new adventure would not be in my life were it not for the amazing growth I went through via life coaching. I intend to make working on building my awareness and opening consciousness a lifelong pursuit. Its hard to imagine such powerful wisdom coming from someone you'd just as easily hang out at happy hour with, but Mel is a rare gem who possesses wisdom well beyond her years. As I have gotten to know her more through the Raise Your State community, I have seen her candidly battle through her own difficult journeys. If you are lucky enough maybe one day she'll tell you her story. For me personally, It has been an amazing thing to witness this transformation in her, and even more incredible to see her come out the other side wanting to dive back into the depths to help other young people who are feeling just as lost. She is not only a life coach to me but and endless source of inspiration and light.

Partner for Solutions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Janine G.
Verified review

I am writing to offer my strong recommendation of Kathy Norton as your advisor and coach in obtaining guidance through the hiring process of employment. Kathy was able to take my former resume and key in on my skills and abilities. With her vast experience in her writing and analytical skills, she was able to convey the important requirements of the job specifications into my resume. She gave me a story that gave me the confidence I was seeking for in the interviewing process. Through her coaching abilities, I was able to convey to the employer that I was a strong candidate for the position. With my old resume and lack of interviewing skills, I had been in search of a new career for over a month. Now with my new resume in hand, and her coaching skills, I have obtained a new career that is a great fit for my employer and myself. In sum, Kathy is an exceptional advisor, a hard working individual who will always go the extra mile for you. I am so grateful to have had Kathy as my advisor and coach. Sincerely, Janine R. Goldman

  • 6 years in business
Tyler P.
Verified review

I have struggled with anxiety my whole life. As I got older, I felt overwhelmed, lost, and not knowing my purpose. Nothing was going right for me in terms of career and relationships. I felt like my life was falling apart and I had no clue where to begin. I am so grateful to Dr. Ronaye Desiena and the team at LIVE treatment for helping me work through this difficult period in my life. When I feel like I’m spinning out of control, my team helped me slow down and shift my perspective in a way that I never would have been able to accomplish alone. Also, I love that everything was tailored to my specific needs/schedule. I highly recommend.

About

Hollywood Dreams Entertainment is a low-cost multi-service and digital production company that offers low-cost services for newcomers who need acting and career coaching, headshots, acting resume, or acting demo DVD. Our company is great for newcomers who don't have a lot of money to spend and want to get into showbiz without breaking the bank and who want to make connections by networking. We also cater newly discovered talent to talent agencies.

  • 27 years in business
About

My focus is on helping you find your power, passion and purpose, leading to the work you're meant to do in the world. You will gain breakthrough tools to support you both personally and professionally. I have a doctorate in spiritual science, and am a master coach who trains other coaches. Having worked for four national outplacement firms and served as a Director of Marketing and marketing consultant, I can help you package yourself competitively for the current marketplace.

About

I am dedicated to creating an oasis - a safe space for your inner power to awaken and come forth. Whether it’s a major life change, a temporary crisis or simply a realization that you are “stuck” in some part of life, I am here to provide support and assist you in finding clarity about what is standing between you and your dreams coming true.

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I am a Reiki practitioner providing hands-on and distant Reiki services. I am also a life coach and I offer coaching as well as consulting services for those entertainers who are seeking a shift in their careers to a more successful and enjoyable level of success.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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

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.   

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 it cost to hire a career coach?

A career coach provides one-on-one sessions to help you reach your career goals or overcome any challenges you’re having in your career path. The cost to have career coaching can vary based on factors such as the number of sessions you purchase at one time and the experience and rates of your counselor. Career counselors are typically professionals who have earned at least a master’s degree in their field. Based on their academic background, supplemental certifications they have received, and any postdoctoral work they have done, their rates may vary. Typically career counselors offer reduced rates when you sign on for their services on an ongoing basis. A typical price range for career counseling services (nationally) could be $75-$150 per session. Remember to always ask if the career counselor offers a complimentary introductory session. You want to make sure the relationship will be the right personality and counseling style fit to help launch your confidence and upcoming career changes.

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