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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!

Fawn Miller Coaching
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie Z.
Verified review

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 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bea N.
Verified review

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.

White Light 26
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Katie O.
Verified review

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.

Jon Jacobs - Life Coach
4.9
from 9 reviews
    Rina K.
    Verified review

    Before I worked with Jon, I felt unsure about how I wanted to proceed in my career. We explored different options I had been thinking about. After working with Jon I felt better about what my next course of action was going to be in regards to achieving my goals. He helped me gain some clarity into what I really wanted. He also gave me some great tips to build my confidence and offered some great ideas on how to achieve great things.

    • 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.
    Verified review

    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.
    Verified review

    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!

    Verbal Ninja Inc.
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Dr. Ty T.
    Verified review

    I came to Oliver at Verbal Ninja ahead of a big speech that had career and even life changing potential. I was speaking to a large group of fellow doctors, several of whom were what you might call “celebrity doctors.” Frankly, I wanted to upstage them. I myself have an acting background but have always had a lot of stage fright for public speaking. I worked with Oliver over the month leading up to the big event. I knew what I wanted to say, just not quite how to say it. He made my words sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before—yes, that good. Yet it still sounded like me…I felt comfortable and spontaneous. He sort of gave me the voice that I always thought I had inside, if that makes any sense. He also coached my delivery, voice, gestures, movement, eye contact, etc. etc. His tricks to conquer stage fright—especially the psychological aspect—are brilliant. The result? I think I killed it that night. Even my billionaire friend who came to see me said I spoke better than a lot of people he sees that speak on a regular basis. Even the owner of the company had this to say: “Thanks for everything, the event was great and we were very happy that you gave that speech, it was amazing! Not only the way you presented (like an actor) but also the content was very emotional, some tears were shed from Melissa.“ People came up to me afterwards and shared how I changed their view on aesthetics and really motivated them. All the “famous doctors” who spoke alongside me on the panel were super impressed as well. In short, Oliver came to me highly recommended. He leaves me even more highly recommended. If the stakes are high, he’s the guy.

    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.

    Julie Danette
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Christy B.
    Verified review

    I've worked with Julie on everything from career, and relationships, to weight loss and finances. Her Coaching is always spot on and to the point. We have used various mediums and modalities to get me to the Next Level, such as "The Wish", Young Living Essential Oil sprays, and Energy work. I go to Julie FIRST with any big decisions and issues when I find myself stuck. She's your All-Purpose GURU for getting yourself out of your own way. Thank you Julie for never letting me lose traction with my PURPOSE!

    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.

    Ashtoreths Insights
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Sheila D.
      Verified review

      Goddess Ashtoreth has been my life coach for over 4 years and I am very grateful for her. I look back at the me when we first met and who I am today, the transformation is incredible! She is very patient, understanding and honest. She makes you take a good look at yourself, good and bad. She makes you accountable for you and your actions. With her, you touch on so many aspects of who you are and life. It’s about mind, body and spirit with her. It’s about recognizing, acknowledging and embracing the wounds that lie dormant deep within. She helps you get in touch with these wounds and then the healing process begins. She calls this process “The Onion Peel”. At first I did not quite understand what she meant, but as you start the process it makes complete sense. One layer at a time. You have to peel back one layer in order to get to the next layer. She is so patient about it. She understands that everyone has to go at his or her own pace. With her patience, it helps the individual evolve and transform. This is what she truly wants for each individual. It’s not about her; it is truly about wanting you to become the best version of you. You feel this from her. You feel the love from her. With working with her you evolve in some many areas in your life. Be career, relationship, finances, etc. It’s all connected. You have to be healthy in all areas in order to achieve your greatness. When you work with Ashtoreth it’s about complete self. She helps you see you and find you. Again, I am so grateful for her. Without her I am not sure where I would be with self and life.

      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

      • 24 years in business
      Sandra S.
      Verified review

      Randy Moraitis has been my coach through a difficult divorce and subsequent career change. He has the ability to focus in on the areas I most need help with and then works with me to create a realistic plan to effectively move toward and achieve my goals. He listens well and is fully present each time I meet with him, which is highly important to me. As a result of his coaching I was able to navigate my divorce and heal more quickly than I would have without his knowledge and guidance. I continue to work with him to further articulate my career path and how it ties in with my life purpose. Randy is continually furthering his own skills and knowledge through continuing education, which gives me further confidence in his abilities and his heart to bring his best to his clients. Without reservation, I give Randy Moraitis my highest recommendation.

      • 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.

      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

      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!

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      While on-stage, theater acting is a fun way for kids to build confidence & learn, my classes are geared towards a career in the entertainment industry. If your child or teen wants to be a working actor, and you don't know where to start- my classes are the answer!

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      • 1 year in business
      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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      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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