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  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca D.
Verified review

Honestly I had no idea I was working with him! I had seemed his service in requesting help with my health and with my career. I was instantly drawn to him and felt like I could open up with him! I can’t say it was an easy route bc by far it wasn’t! This experience has been by far one of the hardest obstacles I’ve ever had to encounter! I’ve been back in school and pretty much training myself through the whole process or at least it felt like I was alone struggling to make this happen but I’m now realizing that I have a whole Network of people on my side! You guys have given me what they call tough Love! I feel like a renewed & young again (speaking of mentally!) LoL I am just getting started! Have a whole life ahead of me! I’ll never be done learning! Always be helping, contributing, giving, achieveing and being all I can be! If for some reason I fail at a job I’ll still have my children and my children are the most important thing in this world to me! I’ve lost my twin sister years back and my life has been downward since then! John , thank you for that tough Loving! They are the reason I’ve changed! I thank God everyday for helping me to overcome my issues I once had! I look forward to coaching right along side of John! We all need to start helping one another even the small things can make a huge difference ! Anyone like to join in on change?! All is welcome! I’d like to thank all of those that were involved! God Bless each and everyone of you! To everyone’s success! Few others I’d like to mention , Palm beach Research Group, Marketers Traders Institute, Social Security, NBC, CBS, Funnel X Project, Go Daddy,Click Bank, Sen,.....there’s many many more! Forgive me in advance to those I haven’t mentioned. Once again God Bless I love you all! Together we can...CHANGE

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Elena N.
Verified review

I don't usually write reviews but I am compelled to do today. I've been blessed to work with Debi for at least 10 years, through the years she has become my mentor, my wise woman and my balance adjuster. You know how you want to read all the help books that you see on Amazon or at a bookstore but you never actually get to? Well, Debi has read them all! You know how you need someone wise to push you to a solution or path that you already know is yours? Debi will know exactly what is best and objectively show you the way! My life has been a fabulous journey and many thanks for that to Debi. I've gotten praise, I've gotten a kick in the butt and the kind hug of all ver wisdom when I needed it the most. Bring everything to the table with this lady- career, relationships, the dilemmas of life and of course personal goals and resolution of conflicts and all will be so much better and it will just all flow. You will feel better and sturdier as you walk out her door.

Life Coach
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
Verified review

Melissa's enthusiasm and positivity is infectious and present in everything she brings to the table. She's helped me question and think deeply about what I truly want in life, in both my career and my well being. She's pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and I've grown immensely. I highly recommend Melissa for anyone who is at a crossroads about their future!

Aurelian Coaching
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
Verified review

Nicole is one of the most thoughtful, savvy individuals I have had the privilege of working with. She is masterful at listening, reading between the lines, and suggesting powerful tools that will help advance you toward your goals in new and thoughtful ways. Nicole cares deeply about the individuals she coaches and the rapport you build with her is one-of-a-kind. Nicole has provided me with extensive support as a new manager and helped me successfully navigate a transition to a new company. Her support is immeasurable, puts me at ease, and I highly recommend her to provide a refreshing lens through which to experience your career journey.

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandi M.
Verified review

I've been working with Arya for about 18 months and I could not be happier with my experience. In our sessions, we focus primarily on how to navigate potential career opportunities and how to understand behavioral patterns that may hinder personal and professional relationships. Without question, his coaching has completely changed the way I understand myself, my behaviors, and the way I hope to interact with the world. He has a pragmatic approach to meeting me where I am, whether that be practical tips to reduce anxiety at work or coping with uncertainty and risk about major life decisions. The sessions have become increasingly more insightful as he learns more and more about me. As others have mentioned, he's also extremely kind, open-hearted, and trained to tackle a spectrum of life's challenges. Far and away the best coach/therapist/spiritual advisor I have ever encountered.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Rachel is very experienced and very professional. Loved everything about my session, so helpful, resourceful and full of wisdom. Some eye opening feedback and priceless advice for my career planning and life advice at the time of transition and stress. I felt inspired and empowered. I can't wait to more sessions with her and will be recommending her to friends and family! Thanks Rachel!

EHM Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Sam C.
Verified review

I truly see Emily as a lifelong collaborator. She took the time to understand my professional and personal goals in order to help me work through my next career move. By artfully blending a holistic mind, body and soul approach to professional coaching she helped me articulate my passions and understand how those passions might align with my career goals. I highly recommend any person or organization to bring her into your process, the outcome was so valuable!

The Explorer's Club
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ann M.
Verified review

I've been working with Conrad Sherby of Life Sherpa Fitness for more than 2 years and find my weekly sessions with him a true highlight of every week. The gym where he practices is clean and uncrowded and reserved only for trainers with clients. It's a positive place where the trainers and clients are all respectful, happy, and working on their various goals. Conrad is a rare gem of a trainer, although the term "trainer" doesn't begin to cover what he offers! He is truly gifted and fully oriented to helping his clients achieve whatever health/fitness goals they want; heck, if you're not sure of your goals, he'll help you by asking the right questions, getting to know you and your habits, and figuring out plans with you. As you continue your teamwork, Conrad frequently adjusts the trajectory of your workouts and recommendations for you as your body or life events change (eg, you get stronger, you're injured, you're overly stressed from a poor work-life balance, your life has too little happiness at the moment, and so on!). Conrad also has a myriad of excellent referrals for you to increase your wellness, for example, to a massage therapist or gifted yoga instructor. Conrad gave me a reference to my new-favorite cookbook, too. As a true educator, he also will send you interesting and helpful videos, articles, or links to apps you may benefit from. We've even gone on weekend hikes with a small group together--just for fun and camaraderie while exploring something new. Conrad could easily have chosen to become a doctor, neuroscientist, teacher at any level, psychologist/counselor, among others, but it speaks to his passion that he chose what drives him the most: a career as a health/happiness/wellness/mindfulness coach using his large base of knowledge, his passion for science-based information, his innate ability to "get" people, and his orientation toward helping others attain a healthy life that works within their life patterns. He has tremendous patience and never judges others; plus, in between sessions, he will even text you to see how that new "habit" is going (eg, "how's the stretching going during the work day?" "Did you have a chance to step away from the computer and take a walk this week?"). I cannot recommend him highly enough--you deserve a try with Conrad to increase your levels of happiness and overall wellness.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Allison P.
Verified review

Emily actually helped me with career work (not yoga). I finished graduate school and was unsure whether or not I wanted to pursue a job in one of two fields. Emily taught me some decision-making exercises to help me sift and sort my thoughts and to evaluate pros and cons realistically. I also went to her for help after I made my decision because I had no idea how to put together a cohesive resume. She gave me the best tips and I used them again when I recently decided to change positions in my company. I spent about $100 each time - totally worth it! Thanks Emily!

  • 22 years in business
Joanna M.
Verified review

I am a mid-career professional seeking to change direction and I couldn’t have ask for a better Career Coach than Dr. Milwid. Dr. Milwid is a skilled guide. She begins by leading you through a self-exploration that helps you understand not only what you’re looking for but also what you have to offer. She then turns tactical and offers extremely helpful and practical guidance for restructuring the primary documents needed for an effective job search: your resume and cover letters. Throughout, Dr. Milwid shares relevant articles and research and brings to bear her decades of experience advising people and her own multi-faceted career. Dr. Milwid is also extremely encouraging and a genuine pleasure to work with. You’ll leave your sessions with Dr. Milwid feeling energized and prepared to embark on a targeted and effective job search. I feel lucky to have worked with her and am confident you’ll feel the same.

Hamlin Harkins, Ltd.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alan C.
Verified review

Donna is not only a knowledgable career adviser but also a very supportive mentor throughout my job search and offer negotiation process. In the first meeting, she already identified my weak points and developed a plan for tackling each of them. Throughout the process I learned to communicate succinctly, maintain poise and overall demonstrate seasoned professional material. After working with Donna, I have successfully landed a few offers and negotiated terms for my dream job which I am happily working on now. I definitely recommend Donna for anyone who is looking for a career adviser or for any help to advance her/his career. Just one meeting will help you understand the changes needed and where you can get to. I love to continue working with Donna!

InTensional Running
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

I reached out to Timur at a time in my running career when I needed some guidance in reassessing my relationship with the sport. I had been training for the Olympic Trials and had experienced a particularly disappointing season, which had left me searching for a new approach. Timur was just what I was looking for. He was able to bring his background in therapy, his own experience as an elite athlete, and his martial arts techniques into our sessions. He created a safe space for self-discovery and growth. We delved into advanced body awareness, technical aspects of running, meditation, flow-state running, race planning, and even play. I walked away from our weekly sessions with tools for life, in addition to running. At the end of our time together, I had found the shift in my relationship to running that I had been seeking, thanks to Timur. I would recommend him to any runner, no matter what your experience level. He facilitates a relationship with running that is deep, meaningful, and sustainable. A rare find!

Fog City Career Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aanchal R.
Verified review

It's been a pleasure working with Michelle and she's been able to leverage her extensive career experience to give me guidance and advice when I need it. As I begin to navigate the start of my own career, having Michelle as a resource has been invaluable!

Kindred Strategies
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke S.
Verified review

Gaynor truly was more than I could have ever asked for. She really helped me focus, provided honest feedback and motivation to help me figure out what I want to do next in my career. I strongly recommend her to anyone in the Bay area looking for a career coach to receive feedback on your resume, career guidance or help you get to that next level.

  • 15 years in business
Kathy K.
Verified review

Lisa helped me uncover and take action on my life vision. Every area of my life has seen big changes in alignment with that vision. I’ve strengthened my marriage, stepped away from a 25 year career in Human Resources, built a company I’m passionate about and found balance in my life. Lisa’s approach is no nonsense and honest. She has an amazing way of keeping you focused on your dream, one step at a time … next thing you know you’re living it.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debra H.
Verified review

Rick is a stellar coach! He helped me through huge transitions in my life. I have struggled my whole life with identifying my true passions. I had many interests but nothing that felt authentically me, that brought pure joy to my life because I loved it so much. I was searching outside of myself for new projects and prospects that I thought might help me attain what I needed to find happiness, fulfillment and success. Rick took me through the passion test in a way that guaranteed getting to my top 5 passions. There’s a process to it that will not fail even if you have no idea what your passions are and if you do think you know, you’ll be shocked to find out that you may be limiting yourself with what you think they are. Once Rick took me through the process, my passions seemed obvious to me because they were the things I dreamed of as a kid before I started telling myself all the reasons I could no longer pursue those dreams. My perceptions and built-in beliefs about myself and about life in general we’re keeping me from my passions and joy. Rick was relentless in keeping my attention focused on literally reprogramming my beliefs and perceptions about myself until little by little the new and healthy beliefs stuck. That’s when the real results started manifesting in my daily physical life. Doors and opportunities opened up and started flowing to me in support of my passions. My old beliefs were false but they became my truth because I started believing the lies I told myself. The stark contrast of my passions unfolding before my eyes literally brought tears to my eyes when I started seeing this. After eight months of coaching with Rick, I am truly living and actualizing my passions not only in my career but life in general. I no longer engage in anything that does not bring me joy or that is aligned with my passions. My friendships have shifted into much healthier relationships. The dysfunctional relationships have either fallen by the wayside or have healed as a result of healthier beliefs about myself and life. Life seems to be flowing with me...or me with it rather than feeling stuck. I can’t count the ways my life has changed and become balanced, joyful, prosperous and fun as a result of Rick’s dynamic, relentless and loving coaching skills and personality. You may hear many things from Rick that challenge you to look deeply into your self and you may not like what you hear and see but if you really want your life to improve, you will one day be grateful that you have Rick on your side. He gives his heart, mind and soul to help you achieve your highest self. He has certainly found his own passion!

  • 11 years in business
Robert J.
Verified review

Nadia is fantastic! She is clear, focused, practical and very professional. She was pivotal in aiding me in my process to achieve my goals. I highly recommend working with her!

JobSavvy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Stephanie P.
    Verified review

    Jacquie is great. Having her available during my job search made the process so much less stressful. She helped edit my resume, condense and streamline my cover letter, connected me to people she knew in the industry, wrote referral letters and gathered useful feedback regarding my applications. She has a ton of insight and wisdom on how to beef up your resume, how to interpret interview feedback and how to stay grounded & motivated throughout your search. Working with her felt like having a cheerleader, editor, mentor and agent rolled into one awesome package, and I would absolutely recommend that anyone looking to switch jobs, enter the workforce or change careers utilize her services.

    TC Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Lisa M.
      Verified review

      Very helpful she provided excellent tools to help conquer some things that were holding me back from reaching my full potential. Highly recommended

      Prima Career Solutions

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I have been recruiting in the Silicon Valley for over a decade. Everything from Engineers to Lawyers - AE's to EA's. Tiny startups all the way to the Fortune 1. I understand that while your resume is a reflection of you, it's true purpose is to open up doors and enable you to tell the rest of the story.

        TORI Consulting

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          We help clients with life coaching, consoling and relationship counseling. We respond to couples' domestic violence and counsel on grief and self-esteem.

          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

          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.

          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 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.   

          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.

          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.