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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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First phone contact AND subsequent, in-person, one-hour session with Michelle Hannah was outstanding. She is polite, courteous, promptly responsive to your queries, professional, yet friendly, warm, inspiring, and NATURALLY vibrant, positive, and energetic. She is also sincere and authentic - what I truly respect. And she demonstrated her expertise immediately. I was thoroughly impressed. She is excellent at honing in right on my target desires and goals (be these implicit or explicit), and mirrors and articulates well my objectives. She also is very good at obtaining clarity from me on any issues or points that are relevant to my objectives. This indicates to me that she is listening very well, and accurately, and is responsible to not misunderstand or assume/presume what I feel, think, or mean to say. In doing so, I feel that I am clearly heard by her. As such, she recognizes nuances that may either hinder or help me as I proceed forward. Terrific communication skills, and which do not feel forced or mechanical. She's fluid AND precise in how she communicates. In her emphasis on the pragmatic, she quickly, effectively, and clearly breaks down my larger goals into realistic, do-able, non-intimidating chunks. This so that I will have a better chance at experiencing the positive re-inforcement of my having actually completed my step-by-step goals. Instead of feeling bogged down and discouraged, this gets me moving out of 'stuckness' and stagnation. (Getting unstuck is difficult to do on one's own, when it comes to particularly sticky or stubborn issues. Including counter-productive ones that I've been tolerating for too long and to my detriment. So, Ms. Hannah's positive 'shake-up' activates me in the best ways, and in alignment with what is best in me.) In her non-judgmental and compassionate way, Ms. Hannah affected my energy, my outlook, and my confidence immediately and for the better. And she did this without hype or false or artificial means, but in substantive and real ways (and matching what I feel about my true core self). I feel that, with Ms. Hannah, my life situation and desired goals are genuinely validated. Terrific to feel that I have someone in my corner, in a healthy, productive way. Just invaluable. She is also well organized. I was impressed with the introductory worksheets she asked me to fill out, before our first session, and the realistic, do-able homework she gave me to complete before our next session. She understands the importance of positive momentum, as do I. Accordingly, I appreciated her recommendation that I schedule my next session not more than 9-10 days after the first one. I told her ahead of time that that's the kind of accountability I want and need, to keep me on track with my goals at this early stage. In my estimation, Ms. Hannah went above and beyond for my first session. That said, I will not take her generosity of investment for granted. In fact, it's part of what motivates me to meet my goals: valuing her time and my time, and what we put into the work together, as client and coach. As I see it, this is not unlike an athlete who's inspired to do well, not just for herself but in appreciation of her coach's efforts as well. She also works with a partner-coach whose business/finance background will be very helpful to some of my goals as well. But the partner-coach is not involved with my private sessions with Ms. Hannah. Those, I presume, would be separate sessions on an as-needed basis. A great complementary choice for a client to have. The only area of improvement I would suggest, thus far, is that Ms. Hannah provide her office address on her initial intake material, once a client hires her. A simple, practical item of information.

Acker Next Level Coaching
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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I have heard Michael speak publicly in various forums. He is articulate and inspirational. He also has national & international experience so can speak to a variety of subjects and issues.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tina S.
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I've heard Michael speak more than once and his message is riveting, important, insightful, informative, and inspirational.

Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Jessica S.
    Verified review

    Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.

    Carrie Grace
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica S.
    Verified review

    Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.

    Carrie Grace
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Leslie M.
    Verified review

    Amazing speaker. I would highly, highly recommend her. She was exactly what our team needed in a time of transition.

    • 35 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Laura N.
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    Janine is one the most charismatic and knowledgeable speakers/trainers/motivators/life coaches on the planet! She has a huge heart and it comes through in everything she does. She really takes an interest in whatever audience she is working with and asks all the right questions to deliver exactly what is needed at a level that will well surpass your highest expectations!!!

    Mara R.
    Verified review

    I was struggling with a decision about taking a new job vs. staying with my current employer. I reached out to Donna for coaching guidance. She was amazing at asking me questions that helped guide me through a very well thought out approach on what really mattered to me and what my ideal situation is....and as a result I peacefully made the job decision. Her coaching stretched me to reflect on what really was important to me as well as to dig deep to understand why I was interested in each position. Thank you Donna - I continue to open myself up to what the Universe delivers to me - and I'm doing a better job at asking!

    DB Coaching and Consulting
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Lamar B.
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    Dr. Deena Brown is a privilege person to know because she is always a student about successful mindset and such expositor of these topics. I am blessed to hear her bring fresh insight to me and many others on a weekly basis live and in person , and she never fails to drop gold nuggets of inspiration and practical information to grow as an individual about how to live life abundantly and victorious. I highly recommend working with Dr. Deena Brown!

    KandidKate Speaks
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Jim M.
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    Kathleen was the garden coordinator for City Corps in Ventura CA. She was a great mentor to the student volunteers, and a great ambassador of the garden to the community. Her tours of the garden were always entertaining and full of knowledge.

    Sharon G.
    Verified review

    Caroline was my Marketing coach and I can sincerely say that she was knowledgeable, inspirational, and the reason for my marketing sucess. I couldn't have done it without her.

    Ken H.
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    Bob was tremendous. Our audience was informed, entertained and genuinely pleased by Bob's presentation.

    • 9 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Cheryl C.
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    Victoria Ashford was our guest speaker. She was motivating and very engaging. Everyone thought she was very thought provoking and gave them ideas on how to better position themselves in their current job. Highly recommend her!

    • 28 years in business
    Ryan K.
    Verified review

    Don uplifted our sales team and gave them specific ideas they can apply immediately to boost their sales. He did this in a very fun and inspiring way. Loved his stories. He is great to work with and always does more than you expect. How he customized his program just for our group really made the difference. He's a real pro, knows what he's talking about, and has a wonderfully way of connecting with his audience.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Celia T.
    Verified review

    Working with Nathan has been a great experience. He’s a business owner himself and shares what he looks for when he’s interviewing people for his own business. It’s priceless information. What I like about Nathan is that he teaches you how to read and interpret a job description so you can tailor your resume for that job. Instead of just writing the resume himself he gives you the tools you need to write it yourself. That way you can change your resume when needed and helps you become more independent. He’s responsive and encouraging. I really enjoy working with Nathan!

    Lisa G.
    Verified review

    Mark did a fantastic job at our corporate event. Great message, great fun. Just what we needed. I still hear people at the office talking about it. Definitively one of the better speakers we've had.

    Gabrielle Romero
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nura A.
    Verified review

    Gabrielle is an excellent speaker! Her approach meets the needs of the business and the individual client. Her overall coaching skills are excellent, and she delivers with authenticity and warmth, leaving the audience touched with valuable input and a great learning experience. Thank you so much Gabi, we look forward to working with you again! - Strategic Coaching Sessions, Inc.

    • 4 years in business
    Marilou M.
    Verified review

    Colleen is a true professional. She loves to motivate her team and help grow any business she is involved with. She cares deeply about her co-workers and her clients. It was such a pleasure to work with her.

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    Zoe Ministries

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      I have been a pastor for 29 years, along with being a motivational speaker, teacher, counselor, and CEO of Zoe Ministries.

      • 26 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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      CLICK "PHOTOS" TAB ABOVE TO SEE VIDEO of Motivational Speaker, John Davis, who inspires peak performances during change. New technologies, systems or processes can be daunting. Working with new management teams or people of different generations can cause stress. Changes always illicit fear. The first step in navigating change is to conquer the fear of change. ​ John's powerful keynotes give practical tools for navigating the changes within your industry. His programs deliver your tailored message, while inspiring the audience to drive forward fearlessly and take focused action confidently towards successful outcomes. If you need a Dynamic, Powerful, opening or closing, Motivational Speaker who can inspire your audience to take immediate action, then John Davis, the Corporate Action Hero, is your Speaker. You have worked hard to bring the best information, products, services, or training to your audience, now challenge them to engage, discover, and implement the content you have brought. Using Humor, Physical Demonstrations, and Audience Interaction John will have them on the edge of their seat bouncing from each AHA moment to the next. Your audience will leave the program charged to achieve greater success in both their personal and professional Lives. Partial Client List: USO Nationwide Insurance  AFLAC The Dwyer Group BASF LG McDonalds Akzonobel Penn Station Subs Civista Bank Englefield Oil/Dutchess Shoppes BSI Financial  Mr Rooter Oberlin College  AirServ Nest International What people are saying; "John brought amazing value to our Reunion and his electrifying personality kept them fully engaged!","Thanks John you Rocked the House!!" -Dina Dwyer Owens, Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group and Television's "Undercover Boss" "Mr. Davis provided an outstanding presentation during our annual year end event. I assure you that you have never experienced a motivational presentation quite like his. It was fun, entertaining, exciting, and inspirational. If you are in need of a keynote speaker and you do not hire him, you are doing yourself a disservice. It was an absolute pleasure for our company to have him at our event." -Rusty Campbell, CleaRESULT Inspire and motivate a sales team to embrace changes in our business, and be willing to take the necessary risks to improve their performance, compensation and quality of life. John delivered a FIVE STAR performance in all areas, and our group still talking about is unique style and unforgettable Keynote! -Jim Rhodes, President, Consolidated Graphic Communications “John's presentation regarding customer service was great. Our audience included professionals, field service technicians and office personnel. Everyone came away from the presentation with an enthusiasm for internal and external customer service. John's use of the bull whip to demonstrate customer service principles left a memorable impression. One of my employees stated that "John was very down to earth and understood us." -Judy Packer, Human Resources Director, FireFighter Sales and Service

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