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Redwood City Career Coaches

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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hantz F.
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Best coach ever!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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I've been working out with John for over 3 years, and he has transformed my body. He helped me lose about 13 pounds before my wedding. He's more than just a personal trainer - he's a life and health coach as well. I know if I have any questions about health or what I should be eating, I can always send him a note, and he'll respond. Every workout we do is always different. He keeps things interesting, and I always leave feeling good/sore. John is the best!

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Wellspace SF
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa R.
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Wellspace SF is a wonderful discovery! I was looking for help and guidance around nutrition and relationship to food. I am glad to have found this place. Their response to my initial request to find a nutritionist/food coach was very timely. The folks I communicated with were so professional and caring, and they matched me up perfectly with a nutritionist/food coach who has the perfect background and personality for my needs! I attribute this to careful listening and good questioning. I was able to make an appointment quickly, and we have already had an initial session, and I couldn't be more pleased!

Sean Michael Imler
4.9
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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
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Leslie is a great coach. She really listens, and is very focused on helping you figure out how to move forward.

Fusion Nutrition
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jose C.
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Julianne is really sweet! After meeting up with her she went over a variety of different foods that I could eat to get a healthier diet. I was really happy to have her coach me and suggest different options. She is really great and will do whatever it takes to see you succeed and have a healthy life. You get what you put in and what you ask for. Julianne is super understanding and willing to help, the first step is asking for it. She is a great person to have on your team! I am really happy I had the chance to meet her and have her help me make life changing decisions.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jen P.
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Deb is an amazing life coach. My husband and I truly feel she is an asset to our relationship. She is a great listener and is nonjudgmental. I feel she comes from a place of love. She helps us see things about ourselves we might not have, if we didn't have her in our lives. Whenever she leaves I feel I have gained so much by our time together, that would have otherwise got ignored, not talked about, or buried. She is sweet, sincere, relaxed and full of great insight. We are so blessed to have her in our life! Thanks, J and I

Relationship Specialist
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ilana K.
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The best coaching!!

Vitality Path
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 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.

Life Coach
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
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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!

Summer Simonton
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Summer is a very caring and kind and skillful coach. I've only had one session with her so far, but came away extremely impressed and appreciative.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neda N.
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I spoke with Velina on Skype about the challenges I'm dealing with in my life and she was really helpful. I highly recommend her to anyone having difficulties or needing a good coach in their life. She seems to know a lot and has a lot of experience helping people with all kinds of issues. For me, I really felt like she cared deeply for me and understood me like a close friend and yet is very professional. She is warm and kind. I'm so glad I found her. She helped me so much.

Aurelian Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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Working with Nicole: WOW! Nicole is at the top of her game! She's enthusiastic and professional. She's prepared and punctual. Her methodology and coaching are comprehensive, creative and targeted for the modern market place. My cover letters, resume and interview prep are anything but generic! She has tailored them to reflect me uniquely. Having been out of the work place for 10 years, raising a family, she has prepared me to be confident and competitive as I begin a new career. I know that my relationship with her will most certainly continue. She's an asset in regards to staff development, communication strategies, and furthering future career steps towards higher management. I cant recommend working with her enough! Thank you, Nicole!

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Madeleina B.
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Arya is a master counselor and life coach. He brings a potent combination of skills into his work: a sincere heart, a highly intelligent mind, and a wealth of professional training and experience. Every session feels expertly held in a professional yet humane container; the real issues are addressed, directly and sometimes sternly, but always with an authentic kindness and care. Arya has helped me to: -cut through my insecurities and obstacles around my artwork -focus in on and take more action with my career in more ambitious and visionary ways -navigate very old and difficult patterns with my family -recognize and begin to authentically relate to things I was avoiding about myself/my life in a way that has led to way more relief, freedom and positive action -and just more generally, being someone in my life I can trust to help me through the ups and downs of being a human I'll share one more thing: though I didn't experience this directly, my dear friends went to Arya for couples coaching/relationship counseling. They said they received incredible benefit from their work with Arya, and that if not for his intervention, they don't know if they would have made it. They spoke about his acute attention to detail, especially in tracking the subtle habitual ways that they would shut down or leave their hearts, while giving them practicable alternatives to create the kind of connected, intimate, and fulfilling relationship they were longing for but couldn't find. There's a reason (many reasons) why Arya is at the top of this yelp list. He is absolutely worth it!

  • 22 years in business
Douglas M.
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I highly recommend Dr Beth Milwid as a career coach. An experienced senior finance executive in the midst of a career transition, I approached Beth after being referred to her by well regarded leadership coaches in the Bay Area. I have appreciated Beth’s knowledge and experience not only of the job-search process, but also with the broader “career coaching” space. Beth provides an impactful blend of strategy and tactics. She applies real world experience and a talent for listening to guide a process that is specific to one’s goals while providing context from best-in-class resources. Beth provides exercises, articles, and online resources to help guide the process from self-assessment to executing networking and search strategies. She is quick to jump into the detail to support opportunities as they arise - rapidly turning around resume, cover-letter, and other communication edits. If you are in the midst of a job search or interested in more fundamental career coaching, I urge you to contact Beth to see what she can do for you.

A Balanced Life
5.0
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.

Fog City Career Coaching
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aanchal R.
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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!

Live Your Dreams Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Ivory A.
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I was looking for someone who doe's taxes and came across Charlotte on thumbtack. I was tired of getting gouged by H&R block. She not only did my taxes for less she got me back more than i would have with H&R. I've also used other services she provides ie; life coaching and financial advice. she motivated me to purchase my first home. Thank you Charlotte so much!!!

Cici Woo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shanthi Marie B.
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Claudine Woo is an amazing mentor and career coach. She is intuitive, compassionate, and works with you to establish pragmatic and tangible solutions to help you achieve your professional goals. Claudine has been a constant source of support, and an authentic guiding voice on a career path that has been anything but clear. I recommend Claudine especially if you find yourself balancing multiple passions, and looking for a path that may not be as visible for you as it is for others.

The Mindful Matchmaker
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Jessica L.
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Lauren is a great listener and really takes the time to evaluate your personality and understand your needs and wants so that she can find the best possible matches for you. Lauren is very intuitive and easy to talk to. I've definitely had my share of toxic relationships, and with her expertise in counseling, she has great advice for creating lasting, healthy relationships. I highly recommend Lauren and can't wait for more matches!

About

I support professionals who are lacking fulfillment in their lives to get crystal clear on their life's purpose, make a plan to get where they want to be and feel courageous so that they can create more joy and happiness in their lives. What separates my service from other life coaches is that I am also a yoga therapist and I teach my clients body/mind techniques to address the fear, stress and anxiety that come up in the process. Because of all that my clients not only get crystal clear on their life’s purpose but receive specific step-by-step information on how to go about their next phase in life without the overwhelming anxiety and fear.

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

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.

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.

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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