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Every Body's Fit
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marriana B.
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Megan is the best! An intelligent, inspirational and motivational trainer, Megan pushes and challenges me every session in a fun positive manner. Megan is completely invested in me and each of her clients and our success in our fitness journey. Her “can do” attitude leads me to believe in myself and that I can achieve anything because she believes in every one of us. I have seen such great results in my strength, toning, nutrition habits and overall enjoyment of working out with Megan’s guidance. The EveryBody’s Fit family is a family for life!

Marie Stark Weddings
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
BC Y.
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We are so happy we chose Marie to officiate our ceremony! She was everything we hoped for! Simply put, she was perfect! After speaking with several officiants I knew the minute we first spoke that she was the one. Thankfully I was right! Marie's calm demeanor, professionalism and guidance made our day even better than what we expected. She was so easy to work with and provided great advice. She arrived early and helped soothe our expected nerves and reassured me that everything would be perfect! Thank you Marie! We feel like we gained a friend in addition to the great services you provided!

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

I don't even know where to begin. Prior to meeting Michelle, I had no idea what a life coach was. All I knew was that I was stuck and I needed a bit more guidance in my life and that's when my cousin recommended her to me. Michelle is beyond amazing. When I first met her she gave me her book and her workbook. These tools, along with her, helped me through my whole process. I was able to self reflect more and change my way of thinking. She's helped me have courage to do some of the scariest things I could never imagine myself doing. She's helped better direct my life to where I want to go and open to my eyes to my own truths. She has a passsion for what she does and it truly shows in her work. There's never any judgment and she's able to share her toughest experiences . Michelle has an amazing heart and only has the best intentions. I admire her strength the most. I'm extremely grateful for her guidance and highly recommend her as a life coach.

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia D.
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If you're like me, you're reading this wondering if you should take the plunge. While each situation is unique, I gotta say... DO IT! If you have the means and could use guidance in any aspect of your life, absolutely dive in. Fawn is incredible. I've been working with her for over a month now and I've seen so many significant changes in my life, changes that wouldn't have been possible without Fawn's support and knowledge. I contacted Fawn when I decided I needed a more hands on approach to improving my outlook and my habits. What I've achieved in my short time with her is far greater than I ever expected. I come away from our sessions more positive, more motivated, and refreshed. Her meticulous handling of each session, her ability to listen with an intent to understand, her check-ins, and her resource sharing is so intuitive. She knows because she's been there. Her scheduling system is wonderfully easy, which is especially helpful when dealing with different time zones. She utilizes Google Docs for session notes, which I love! I can carry my progress in my pocket. Fawn does an amazing job laying out a path at the beginning of coaching, but she also knows when to make adjustments. Much like life, you can only prepare so much before you have to simply run with what you've been given. I love that each conversation feels like catching up with a wise friend I've known for years, all while aspects of my goals are starting to fall into place. I'm incorporating her suggested action items in a way I've never been able to do before: effortlessly and optimistically. I'm gushing, but so what? One thing we touch on so often--and for good reason--is gratitude. I'm so grateful to have found Fawn and I can't wait to see where the remainder of our sessions lead.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey O.
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Pastor Acker was very comforting and offered me wonderful advice. I am very great full for his inspiring words and the attentive way he listened to my concerns. I highly recommend seeking guidance or counseling from Pastor Acker.

Thumbtack Customer
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Pedro is an amazing life coach who's guidance has been unparalleled. He is extremely honest, loving, and full of confidence. I highly recommend Pedro to anyone looking for some help navigating through a difficult part of life.

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

  • 6 years in business
Nicole C.
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Bradford is an outstanding life coach! He's provided me the guidance and insite I've needed to boost my career and reach my most treasured goals. I'd recommend his services to friends and loved ones at all times. Please reach out to Brad, he'll change your life for the better!

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!

Lemonade Life Coaching
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina H.
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For career minded individuals Emma offers a compelling mix of openness, strong listening and understanding skills, with proven business acumen; in short she understands the world you are operating in. Furthermore, Emma has a lovely way of getting to the heart of this issue (root rather than the symptoms) and keeping you focused on reaching your potential with a strong action plan. I highly recommend working with Emma.

On Path to Success
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Susan F.
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When I think back about those who have influenced me in the past five years Margi Mellott certainly comes to my mind. I was fortunate enough to have Margi as a mentor. As my mentor, Margi clearly left a lasting impact on my life with the support, guidance and encouragement she offered. I certainly admire who she is and her humble success. Margi is a kind, thoughtful and well-rounded mentor who I would highly recommend.

Evolution Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carla R.
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Judy’s program is so valuable in every way. I felt it was a very essential program for everyone in whatever stage of life to take a pause and reassess and refresh. Judy ISN the real jewel behind it. She brings an energy and enthusiasm to every call. She helps you see things you may not have seen yourself with each weeks work, and is able to personalize the material to each client. I have referred her to Teo close friendship who also rave about how fundamentally important and life’s changing the programs are. Judy is part coach, part psychologist, part mentor, part everything. She really brings so much insight and experience. I loved this program and her guidance in making it a part of my life.

Kutula Career Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
AJ J.
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I've been going to Kay for five years for coaching on various career-related needs. She always asks strategic questions and provides objective feedback in a positive manner. She also follows up to discuss how things have changed/improved and provides additional guidance when necessary. I've always felt comfortable seeking guidance from Kay and look forward to continuing to work with her.

Bnick Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jolene D.
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My training with Branden Nicholson has been a wonderful experience. I started training with Branden a year and a half ago with the desire to get healthier and with his motivation and guidance I am now in the best shape of my life at 30 years old. Training sessions are always new and exciting and I always get pushed to my limit. This is one of the things that I love about how Branden trains, he pushes you further than you would push yourself and further than you think that you are capable of. And yet time and time again I am amazed at what I can accomplish, this is something that I am able to take and apply to other areas of my life. It is much more than just the physical that improves through each workout but also confidence and mental drive. I am extremely blessed to have Branden as my trainer.

  • 4 years in business
Cindy B.
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I've been training under Ticia's guidance for two years. During that time she has trained me with a variety of moves which keeps my body challenged. The workouts have included; plyometrics, cardio such as hiking, kettle ball workouts, free weights, weight machines, running hills & stairs and body weight excercises. Ticia has created meal plans and inspired me to learn meditation. She is basically my life coach, trainer, therapist and friend. Someone who can in one way or another relate to my life needs and goals.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie D.
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Tish has been great to work! She's very knowledgeable about how to expand my network and has good connections in lots of different fields. I would definitely recommend her as a career coach.

Hypnotherapy Breakthrough
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Dolores P.
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I can't recommend Carlos's services highly enough. I had a series of very effective hypnotherapy sessions with him that were completely life-changing. With his guidance and coaching, I felt truly empowered and was able to turn some troubling challenges into marvelous opportunities. These are results you can count on.

Love with the Lights on
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Debra M.
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    Where is the "10" star button??? Katy is the real deal and a GIFT straight from Heaven!!! Thoughtful, Insightful, Kind and Spot On. We are lucky to have her guidance and to have HER in our LIVES! Much Love Katy!!! :) Debra

    Career Discovery
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Holly H.
    Verified review

    Jessie has played an integral role in shaping my career and quickly became the older sister I always hoped for and wanted. She is one of the most loving and generous people I have ever met - always happy and willing to give her time and energy to those who need it. Jessie truly has a passion for helping others and is always doing what she can to uplift those around her each and every day. Inspiring and empowering both men and women to follow their dreams is what she was put on this earth to do. Over the years Jessie has been there to always cheer me on and guide me through life's crazy twists and turns. I am so grateful for the wisdom she has bestowed upon me. She has helped me so much professionally, but I am most grateful for what she has done for me personally. She has always reflected back to me the person I hope to be, and as a result I can say that she has taught me to truly love myself. Having Jessie as my mentor has been one of my greatest blessings. She is a remarkable human being. These words simply do not do justice to what an incredible mentor she is. Jessie has forever changed my life, and I know if you let her - she will do the same for you!

    LORiKOOP.com
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Cindy D.
    Verified review

    Whether it's a dream job you're seeking, your own business you're creating, or just getting past that feeling of being stuck in the mud, Lori Koop is your gal! Not only is she extremely intuitive and very helpful for creative folks, she is also very business savvy and has the skills and tools to help you soar ! Lori has help me transition from one phase in my career to the next and has empowered me with a number of effective methods that gets you out of your head And into your game! And with the license plate of real you -that says it all ! Cindy

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    • 14 years in business
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    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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