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Monterey Career Coaches

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  • 25 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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Dr. jKonrad Hole was FANTASTIC! He was easy to get in touch with to finalize our plans, arrived early to check in with us, and did a great job of playing along with our random one-liners throughout the ceremony. With all of the stress and anxiety leading up to the wedding, Dr. Hole's calming demeanor was definitely appreciated.

Sean Michael Imler
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Vitality Path
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Megan L.
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My Experience working with Amanda on bettering and enhancing my path to vitality was absolutely incredible. She had amazing attention to detail and had me look into aspects of my life that I hadn’t considered to be something that would affect me. She is a brilliant coach and really motivated and inspired me. She helped me to see my best life and the possibilities and potential of myself. The steps and guidance she provided me with have given me tools that I can use throughout my daily life through it’s unpredictable and changing ways. I am always prepared to handle situations that I before would have stressed over or avoided due to anxiety. She also helped me with my gut health which was resulting in my skin having reactions that I just couldn’t get rid of. Everything she does is for you and she’s genuinely cares and wants to help you. Her coaching has changed my life and I highly recommend her. She is an absolute goddess and wonderful human being.

  • 36 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ilya K.
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Let me tell my story. I was looking for place where I can challenge my body and relax my brain. From the bagging I felt that this place is THE PLACE. 7 am bootcamp is really hard for non-morning person. After first 2 weeks, I started feeling more energy during the day. So mornings are not that bad. Next big thing for was a Tough Mudder run. Lori believed in me and helped to prepare. I finished it. 14 miles up/down Tahoe Northstar Ski resort, 20+ obstacles, 1 ice bath(google Arctic Enema), 2 electroshock etc. Next month I was playing volleyball and completely torn my ACL. With Lori's help I successfully went thru rehab. She is amazing educated coach. Lori knows everything about human body and muscles, diets and nutritions etc. My nutritionist told my exactly the same as Lori did a couple months earlier. After 1 year I lost about 30 pounds and 4 sizes :) So if you are willing to work hard and achieve a results this is a right place.

Serenity Marshall
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
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I've been working with Serenity in personal training sessions for the last 6 months. She is a FANTASTIC personal trainer. She has a strong passion for coaching and developing her trainees and is extremely professional. Her passion is coupled with natural talents of empathy and individualized perception of others as well as a competitive edge. When I first met Serenity, she took the time to fully understand my goals and desires for training together. She invested in learning about me, my motivations as well as the roadblocks that I had been encountering in meeting my fitness goals. As we’ve continued to work together, she has continuously worked to customize my workouts to push me, constantly keeping my workouts just within reach while also a solid stretch for improvement. Our time together has truly become the highlights of my week. I can’t recommend Serenity enough to others!

Carmen L.
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Windsor has been my life coach for the past 3 years. He has walked me through with workshops and support ,how to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. In my life journey with Windsor, I have learned each day to be present, mindful, and authentic. Each day we should seek directions to satisfy our essence by embracing the truth of our strenghts without allowing others to sabotage our happiness. Thank you Windsor for your kindness and guidance by teaching how "to unleash" my inner beauty and the art of reflecting it in others .

Pathways to Greatness
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Sharon P.
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Terry Williams is a rarity in our world. She is the kindest person I have ever met. Terry is an exceptional coach and group facilitator. I have hired her to coach and facilitate numerous teams over the last fifteen years. The result of her coaching has made me a healthier and more effective leader and supervisor. The result of her group facilitation with numerous teams I have worked with has provided stronger communication, improved working relationships, more fun, understanding, and productivity. Terry helps people step into their greatness and she cheers you on the whole way.

Omega Status Consulting
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Jonay is a great dating consultant and over all life coach. He is always encouraging his clients to seek the best. Most of all he encourages others to approach dating God's way. Jonay is a really insightful guy who has inspired me to align my dating life with God's truth!

A Balanced Life
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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I felt at ease with Judy from the moment I met her. She always has a smile on her face and really takes the time to get to know you as she works with you. I was really struggling with some personal problems when I started working with Judy and I am truly a different person now a year later. It can often be scary to seek help or go talk to someone, but Judy made the experience a pleasant one and I highly recommend her if you're looking for a life coach. No matter where you're at in life, we are constantly growing and it was very helpful for me.

Fuse Life Coaching
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marla L.
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Dave helped me adjust my attitude about my life & career. Because of his suggestions to celebrate every success and accomplishment, I have more confidence & have a more positive attitude. Dave has a lot of good advice, he's all about appreciating life, taking care of the mind & body, and he's a great listener. Dave was always on time and always followed up our sessions with an email.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eki A.
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Great experience working with Nicki. She was extremely helpful with respect to not only social media and website design but also with general life coaching in regards to content development and branding. Thanks Nicki!

Wendy H Coaching
from 2 reviews
    Richard C.
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    Wendy played a major role in how I was able to realign my life to be more purposeful and gain control of my future. Before I started my sessions with Wendy, I worked at a decent job with above average pay but extremely low job satisfaction in an industry I could care less about and a role I strongly disliked. I am sure this describes most of us! I knew I wasn't truly happy, and Wendy helped me take inventory of my life. She challenged me to think deeper about what kind of life I wanted going forward. With Wendy's help, great patience, and her asking me all the right questions, and through different assessments, I realized it was time (and felt ready) to switch careers, back to what I've always wanted to do. Once we figured that part out, she helped me with resume review, cover letter review, and interviewing techniques through mock interviews. Now I can say I am finally doing what I studied in college, which is what I've wanted all along! If you are looking for a coach or feel that something is off in your life then I would suggest reaching out to Wendy and starting the conversation to create meaningful change in your life.

    Shannon Rey
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Barbara B.
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    Congratulations on considering working with Shannon Gibbs as your personal coach. In my experience with Shannon, I can attest to the value she brought to our relationship. She’s unlike a traditional counselor, rather, she brings to the table her coaching hat. Shannon’s skills and innate and spiritual wisdom provided me exactly what I needed during a rough patch where I was struggling with identifying my personal gifts and how they could be best used in a career profession. She helped guide me through an exercise where I was able to discover, through feedback of close family and friends, the personal qualities that I possessed that will propel me to my next career. It took this guided instruction to get me there. She has a nurturing and supportive style that is invaluable if you are feeling stuck and need a little nudge or feel defeated, worn out, confused, dealing with a life crisis or are just plain scared and tired of being stuck. She has backbone, passion, commitment, wisdom and persistence. She is also a natural teacher which shines though in her coaching because her focus is that you be set free so you can soar on your own. It is in these coaching conversations that she talks with you to find the root of your desire to become all that you were created to be. Shannon always has a word of encouragement or correction or wisdom and it’s always delivered in compassion and constructively. She has inspired me to pursue a career passion that, up until now, seemed distant and unattainable. I still have a lot of work and growing to do, but Shannon taught me how to be open to these new possibilities so that I can thrive where I’m meant to be.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Bryan K.
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    My former employer worked with a 3rd party company called RiseSmart. While I was in between jobs, RiseSmart assigned Stephanie Swanbeck to be my Career Coach. It was my first time working with a company like RiseSmart, so I had no idea what to expect. Words to describe Stephanie: friendly, professional, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, good listener, problem solver. She was very good at listening to me to understand my situation, what skills and experience I had, and how my skills and experience could be scripted to help me land my ideal role. We covered a multitude of topics, including resume writing, common interview questions, and negotiation tactics. Every time I had a question, she was able to come up with a well thought-out response to help me think about things from a different perspective. I really enjoyed working with Stephanie, and I would recommend her to all future clients. If I could, I would give her a 6 out of 5 stars!

    Nelson S.
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    Steph is so great! She energized me to fulfill my passion and always work hard.

    Coralee P.
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    I knew I believed in schronicity and I have to thank the need and want for some direction three years ago. Thats when I found Lynn, someone that has given their time to my life and helped me understand how to make it better. Lynn Crocker is a gift from the universe,to my life and has helped me find my voice, my direction and best of all the ability to see I have complete power and control in my life! Lynn will sit down and take the time to understand the root of the issue that is holding your life back from where you want it to be. She will help you in so many ways! I recommend her to everyone who is ready! Just give her a call! You will see for yourself what a gift she is to this earth!


    I am a mediator, conflict coach, facilitator, and trainer. As a mediator I am a disciplined neutral providing a safe and confidential environment for parties to attempt to work out their differences constructively and without damaging escalation. As a coach I provide individuals and groups with the tools they need to engage with others in conflict more positively and productively. My work can transform careers and lives.


    My creative thinking and coaching practices stand out as being vibrant, compassionate, and driven by the needs and capabilities of all the individuals involved. Clients in the past have remarked on my ability to hold space and create safe environments for processing and growth the happen in.


    I help clients who are overwhelmed, stressed, and lost reconnect with their true nature and create a life filled with joy, peace, and ease. In addition to one-on-one phone coaching, I offer a unique program with horses. With the horses, I safely guide clients in a magical experience, teaching individuals to establish their own authentic leadership, the keys to overcoming fears and developing trust, and a unique insight to your communication skills. My specialties are mind and body and leadership.


    I am patient with those I serve since my intention is to help you become more balanced, I am well researched and up to date on the latest if it is clearer otherwise many times the traditional ways are timeless and the best options to integrate from the collective wisdom.


    Empathetic listening from a trained life coach! I create an empathetic listening environment to help you discover each day's path! Now you can: * Feel better about yourself in your relationship or in dating * Devise strategies to get what you want and follow through * Feel truly heard and get clear about where you're going * Feel more confident about yourself as an employee and in your career path * Struggling to find a job? Encouragement to keep you moving * Figure out a plan to get ahead * Believe in yourself and have someone else encourage you unconditionally * Brainstorm ways to grow your support network How coaching works with Lauren: * E-mail Lauren your questions or ideas (completely confidential) * Lauren will let you know if she has time available and ability to phone coach you on this subject * Sessions are $45 each (limited-time offer only) * Currently there is no minimum amount of sessions; you may discontinue at anytime * Coaching with Lauren does not guarantee you will feel more confidence. Sessions are to pep talk you, help you gain perspective, and to help you keep making plans and feel encouraged!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a career coach?

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

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

    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.

    How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

    When it’s time to take your career to the next level, it’s time to hire a career coach. The cost to have a career coach help you with your professional journey will vary based on how many sessions you require, the level of coaching you desire, and the rates of the coach as determined by their experience, expertise, education and training. On average, career coaching sessions can range from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the professional and what your needs are. Career coaches in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living will also typically have lower rates than those residing in large metro areas like New York, although most do offer remote coaching. Many coaches also offer a free introductory consultation, which gives you the opportunity to determine if their personality and coaching style are the right fit. It’s helpful to ask the coach about their relevant experience and get references from former clients. Depending on the professional, session rates could range anywhere from under $60 to well over $250 per session. Package discounts are a good way to commit to the relationship as well as get savings on services.

    What is a career counselor?

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

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

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