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Gregor Coaching & Counseling
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
Verified review

Steve has been an invaluable source of wise guidance and effective guidance for both myself and my wife as we navigate life's complexities in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He brings to the table a natural ability to discern our situation, and yet remains, along with us, in reliance upon the Holy Spirit for ultimate direction and correction. I cannot recommend Steve enough to both single clients and married alike.

Interview2work
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Evan H.
Verified review

Lorraine provides her clients with high quality, personalized career guidance. Her resume editing and interview preparation instill confidence and thoroughly prepared me for my own job application. With Lorraine's help, I found a suitable and rewarding career path, and was hired shortly after applying for my first job.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tash S.
Verified review

Angel is very intuitive and has helped guide me through many of life's traumas, ups and downs. Whenever I have a problem, I know I can turn to her for her undivided attention and genuine good advice and guidance. Angel has given me hope and empowered me to think more positively on a daily basis with her life coaching. I really admire her dedication to her clients needs and her passion to help others do feel and be better human beings. I would give Angel as many stars that are possible, as she is truly an inspiring soul and has made a big difference in my life since the day I met her for my initial consultation. Thank you for the work you do Angel. #Blessed

Heart Works
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli S.
Verified review

Melanie was such a wonderful addition to our party last night. All of our guests were parents without our kids for a few hours and were definitely enjoying ourselves and she was so professional handling all of us. She was the hit of the night and everyone wanted a chance to have a few minutes with her. She has a gift and is in touch with something special and was able to give guidance and insight to everyone. I can't imagine how taxing it must have been on her to do readings for so many people in a relatively short time but she did it with grace and professionalism. She was the perfect additon to our party but I'm looking forward to coming to her in the future for private readings."

The Sophos Group
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

While researching coaching professionals based out of the Greater Sacramento and East Bay areas, I connected with Dan Chrystal. Honestly, I could not be more pleased. As a fairly successful, but unfulfilled “forty-something” year old, I was originally seeking some career guidance. Within our first meeting however, it became apparent that the work I needed to focus on first was much more personal in nature. Through deep, honest and open discussions as well as guided personal discovery assignments, Dan was able to expediently dig into some core issues that had been subconsciously shaping my life, choices and ultimately my destiny. Within a few sessions, I was able to lay down some decades-long heavy burdens, clear up some limiting beliefs and settle some internal turmoil which previously, no advisor, coach, therapist or friend had been able to understand or help resolve. Dan has a simple, honest, approachable demeanor, which was important to me. At this point in my life, the thought of endless personal discovery over multiple months of verbal rehashing was simply not an option. But I also knew that I needed help and was ready to fully participate in making that process happen. With his holistic mindset and a focus on getting down to business, I highly recommend Dan Chrystal as a personal / professional coach for anyone who is ready to do the personal work to make change happen. I look forward to my continued work with Dan as I move into the next phase of aligning my professional life with my personal values and talents.

  • 10 years in business
Therese P.
Verified review

Lynell and I have worked together for the past six months (and counting)! I have worked with other health coaches before and even professionally edited a holistic health coach book, but these coaches' knowledge pales in comparison to Lynell's knowledge and expertise. Lynell is very supportive and is very knowledgeable about health and fitness. However, she goes beyond just your average health coach that's out there. Her coaching comes from a psychological approach, including whole body wellness and stress management techniques, and the word "diet" (as in the starve yourself dieting to lose weight) does not exist when she works with you. She helps you create healthy habits from a goal-setting perspective that are both realistic and produce amazing results. As a result of working with Lynell, not only have I lost almost 20 pounds but I have more energy and feel more focused and organized in my life, especially with my career path. I'm a freelance copywriter who works from home and Lynell has really helped me to really hone into my career goals as well as my personal health and wellness goals. Lynell also has a background working with diabetic clients and is very knowledgeable about diabetes and how to be heart-healthy. She is dedicated to helping her clients prevent heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. She has helped me focus on my sodium intake. In the past, I had issues with on-off again high blood pressure and with Lynell's help and assistance, I've been able to keep my numbers at a healthy range. There is a lot of confusion out there about nutrition and healthy eating and there is a LOT of misinformation on the internet. Lynell's approach is realistic and works in "real life." She doesn't set you up to fail and she's there every step of the way with you. Lynell concentrates on the basics of nutrition so you don't feel overwhelmed. She walks you step-by-step through the goal-setting process and encourages and supports you during each coaching session which gives me confidence and feels like I'm not alone in my health and wellness journey. I'm 44 years old and am dealing with perimenopausal symptoms. Lynell is very empathetic and has shared invaluable tips and information about the types of foods and nutrition I should focus on for healthy balanced hormones. As a woman, I feel like she really "gets" what I'm going through and really listens. I highly recommend working with Lynell. If you feel like you are spinning out of control and don't know how to get your health back on track or want to exercise but don't know where to start, definitely hire Lynell for her coaching sessions. She's an amazing coach and is a very positive and uplifting person who always see the bright side in every situation!

Kimba Livesay Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Flo H.
Verified review

Kimba has giving direction and understanding with myself. It has been a rough road ..She is there for guidance. Simple yet direct and creative . I would highly recommend Kimba to just anyone.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kody S.
Verified review

eda chen is a rockstar. she'll help you get the job you need and take your resume from zero to hero real quick. definitely recommended.

Pooja Dang Life Coaching
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Deirdre M.
Verified review

Pooja is a life coach you want to hire. She's professional, enthusiastic and Dang, one positive person! A great listener that knows how to take the negative and spin it towards the positive. I highly recommend her professsonal guidance!

Stew B.
Verified review

4/15/17 Carmil is and has been my mentee for almost two years. He is a kind, caring, intelligent man with a heart of gold. His wisdom and guidance is priceless. He is an excellent listener and will most assuredly add value to your life. Without any hesitation, I recommend him as a partner for you to move forward in all aspects of your life. Stew Berman, Professional Certified Coach PCC, CLC, CMC

Career Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Xenia O.
    Verified review

    I have asked for her help with my resumes and both times I've received call backs! I gave her basic information and her finished products were something I could not have ever imagined doing myself. They were professional, straight to the point, and amazing!! She always works her magic!!

    Melissa Kirk
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Karen B.
    Verified review

    I went to Melissa to help me learn how to take the next steps necessary to grow and expand with my creative home based business. I am doing hand analysis and career coaching with Melissa. The two services have been integral and both have provided me with insight that was beyond my recognition. Within the first session, Melissa was able to pinpoint numerous areas where I could grow and offered solutions I would have never been aware of. Melissa has helped me pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses, my gifts and my talents and has helped me visualize and implement immediate growth and financial gain. Within three months of working with Melissa, I gained almost 2,000 more FB likes to my business page, organically, not paid. My income has increased, and my brand awareness by magazines and other well known online publishers has been recognized. Melissa has been able to set me on a path and realize potential I only dreamed of. I have far to go still, but I am confident as I continue to work with Melissa, my business will grow far beyond what I ever imagined it could be. I would recommend Melissa Kirk to anyone interested in discovering their true hidden potential and seeking to increase the growth of their business, income and personal well being. I would love to see Melissa offering group workshops and conferences that integrate her unique and successful formula so more people could have access to her insight and skills to becoming a better, more successful person.

    Sarah L.
    Verified review

    Gemma has been a blessing in my life! I came to her seeking answers and guidance, and that's exactly what I found. She helped me develop gifts I never knew I had and heal from the loss of a loved one at the same time. I can never thank her enough.

    Creative LifeWork Design
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Michelle E.
    Verified review

    I have learned so much from Nancy and have become so much more confident, organized and creative in my business. Before working with Nancy, I felt "stuck" and needed the tools to grow my business. After our first coaching session I had such a sense of hope, direction and excitement. She is so authentic, genuinely cares and the accountability she provides is invaluable. I highly recommend Nancy to anyone looking for practical steps for growth, a sense of purpose and a clearer vision of your career.

    • 16 years in business
    Kathy M.
    Verified review

    Laura’s IN-Vizion sessions and her intuitive insight helped me to see where I was blocking abundance and prosperity in my life from my past that was holding me back. I was amazed at how powerful the IN-Vizion session could be. It was such a beautiful journey that allowed me to step into my power while opening me to my guides. She has given me the confidence to step into our business and be more confident of the choices I make. I am now on a refreshing, creative and healthy path filled with love and manifestation! I can fully let go of the anger and fear that I have held onto for so many years about money and am convinced this is because of Laura’s direction through the IN-Vizion process. I highly recommend it to all who are battling their own fears and want to improve their life and well-being.

    Renee S.
    Verified review

    My wedding was 6-6-15 and every since ppl has been asking me who was that dude he was speaking great words from GOD plus he funny i had to let them know it was none other than the God believing but fearing brutha yes i said brutha lol Mr Peter McAllister dude showed love in a real godly way im honored to have had him do the Officiating of my wedding

    LF Career Specialist
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Marcus D.
      Verified review

      Well-written, targeted resume with a quick turn around time. Definitely worth It! Very customer service oriented and great with making changes.

      About

      I provide authentic personal branding. Communicating a personal brand that sums up your strengths and aspirations is crucial to a satisfying career. Your personal brand emphasizes the uniqueness of you, and distinguishes you from all others. What is the theme of your life? I recently appeared on national TV giving advice on finding jobs during the current recession. "[CEO Personal Branding workshop] hit it out of the park! The attendees learned how to make themselves stand out in the workplace and be remembered for future promotions. Ryan was polished, professional and engaging. In addition, he was easy to work with. What more could anyone want?" - Michael Lee, ABL Program Coord., former Dean JFK Biz School, Nat'l Speakers Assoc. I offer integrity, clarity and vision. Few things are harder than taking an objective look at your life purpose, values, and motivation. I take a holistic coaching approach, first utilizing scientific assessments, then listening and offering intuitive insight that can help you to break free of obstacles. Got career?™ Never before has it been quite so critical to excel at what you do for a living. As an executive coach focusing on strategy and branding, I give workshops to help people merge their unique abilities with what the world needs. [This is from a live interview on career transition during a recession.] "...good advice for anybody looking for a job..." - Julie Bandaras, Fox News

      About

      Our office provides a professional atmosphere for meetings and completion of work. We have an expertise with software and equipment that creates a greater degree of efficiency. Technical expertise and editorial expertise in marketing and document prep.

      About

      I provide career coaching and interview preparation via video chat on Skype. I also write resumes that speak directly to the job you are targeting.

      About

      I am a business and career coach, specializing in the areas of presentation and networking. Because 80% of the job market is unlisted, career seekers need to know networking just as much as small business owners. Networking is the single most cost-effective form of marketing. I connect you with your sphere of influence!

      Q & A

      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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