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Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LL L.
Verified review

Laura's been great! Very helpful and responsive for all of my resume and job searching/career transition questions. Highly recommend her.

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Fitness at Home
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carleen G.
Verified review

I have trained with Johanna out of my home since February and cannot recommend her enough! She is a very sweet & friendly young woman but most of all full of energy, reliable & effective. Johanna gives me the push I need to get the most out of my training when I'm with her as well as on my own. We train twice/wk and no two sessions have ever been the same. She tailors them to my personal needs and ability and is very knowledgeable about diet and overall health. Johanna demonstrates she honestly cares. I can always count on her to truthfully & promptly answer any questions I may have. My initial goal was to lose 30lbs. I have lost 25 of them so far & once I achieve that goal, I will definitely be setting a new one. I am undeniably happy with my results thus far not only because I look better, but more importantly because I FEEL better! Thank you Johanna for going above and beyond in efforts to make this new lifestyle transition an achievable one! Not only have I gained knowledge & strength...but I have also gained a great friend along the way!

Nancy Morehead
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Professional and dependable. Did a great job, I would definitely recommend using Nancy again.

New Life Rejuvenation
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis P.
Verified review

I had the opportunity to work for Dr. Frost several years ago and still consider this the most valuable growth experience of my professional career. As my clinical supervisor, Dr. Frost guided me in a positive direction that has ultimately shaped my own successful clinical style. No matter the circumstances or situation, she always remained calm and professional while providing guidance and encouragement to assist with solving whatever problem presented. As a supervisor and mentor, Dr. Frost consistently provided appropriate feedback in a confidential, safe, non-threatening forum that promoted and supported on-going professional development. In addition, she is highly skilled and effective with goal setting, monitoring, and follow up. In short, Dr. Frost is genuinely committed to helping others improve so that they can reach their fullest potential.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Natascha J.
Verified review

Missy is results driven, connected and also relatable. She is also intuitive and savvy. Missy has supported a shift in me that helped me switch out of my long-time career and develop the confidence and and guidance to start my own business. My business is thriving in sales and I am motivated and excited for what I am creating next. We have a plan and we continue to focus on different aspects of my life to develop next-level success. The skills, tools and her ability to get me out of my own way, while holding me accountable has enabled me to produce incredible results both personally and professionally.

Soul Healing Guidance
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlene S.
Verified review

I received an akashic records reading from Fernando in regard to my love life and career. The approximate time was about 10min. I was impressed with the quality of the vocal recording and the tone/mood that was conveyed. The background music was soothing and although I was on the edge of my sit waiting to hear the next word, the music ushered me to patience and calm. I look forward to my next reading

On Track Wellness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn S.
Verified review

I was 36 years old playing baseball in an 18+ league. My performance was slipping fast and I thought my playing career was coming to a close. Then my high school friend Nate stepped in. With his help with workouts, recovery and Advocare supplements, I'm back to being one of the better pitchers in the league now at 39! Highly recommended. He does a great job of training and getting you to the correct supplements.

Van Ness Ventures, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Bobbie W.
Verified review

Discovering one's purpose in life can be an exhilarating as well as a frustrating journey. Derick is gifted to serve as a guide along this journey. Through his experiential learning exercises, meditation training and mentoring, he enabled me to gain deeper clarity of my soul purpose which allowed me to EXPERIANCE greater levels of joy and fulfillment in my career as well as my personal life. Derricks genuiness, humility and incredible listening skills make him an excellent guide for anyone looking to discover deeper understanding of their life's purpose. If you are looking to begin a journey of your own or enhance the journey you are on, I would definitely encourage you to allow Derick to come alongside of you. You won't be disappointed!!

Write To Interview
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

Mukti has gone above and beyond my initial expectations. She is a true professional in her field and current with HR and recruiting trends. It was a pleasure working with her over the phone and via email. She truly took the time to understand my needs and dig deeper into my career goals. I will definitely recommend her to colleagues and friends! Thanks again for the superb work and outstanding skill set. (PS.. I saw that email come in from you at 1 am!!)

FairWay
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thabit J.
Verified review

Mike and I used to work together in the same real estate office. After the market crash in 2008, we separated and each discovered a new career. I joined the United States Air Force and the military became my life. I kept in touch with Mike and his family and we met for coffee every once in a while. Every time we met, I noticed something different about Mike. As time went by, I started seeing a noticeable difference in his lavish life style and the way he has evolved since we worked together. I honestly became very envious and somewhat jealous. Eventually, I humbled myself and asked Mike to mentor me to become like "him". And he agreed! Today, I'm honored to proclaim that Mike has been one of the best mentors I've ever had. Here is what makes Mike more unique and much more effective than any other mentors I've had in the past: 1. Straight To The Point - No Gimmicks No BS: Either commit to the plan to see a change in your life/career or don't waste my time and yours. 2. Committed: At the very early stages, Mike emphasized to me the importance and need for having a mentor and life coach. His philosophy about it is very simple; you are either in or out. I chose to be in and learn from the best. 3. Specialized and Tailored Plan: My military career is different from real estate. Mike was able to create and design a special plan to help me achieve my military career goals and expedite my progression in it. 4. Strategic Planning: Mike was able to carefully analyze my whole situation and came up with a very creative steps despite of the fact he's never served in the Armed Forces. His plan is working very well for me right now. 5. Passion: I found Mike to be very passionate about his teachings. He is a living example of what he teaches. I much rather have a mentor who has been in my position and understands my current status (including frustrations) and my goals verses someone who is reading to me what to do from a textbook (if you know what I mean). If you're reading this review, I highly encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and contact Mike today to get started on an amazing journey that you've never thought about or even imagined; a journey that is going to lead you to be a better and much more accomplished person in life and making a positive difference on those whom you love and cherish. Airman TJ

  • 14 years in business
Michelle L.
Verified review

Danielle lives and breathes holistic wellness and is such an inspiration to work with! She is a rare gem and one of a kind! You will get massive results and wish you found her sooner! She creates custom programs that help you take baby steps that turn into massive lifestyle changes as the months go by you will not recognize your’old’ self anymore, the new and improved version of you will be all that you come to know and love! Expect Your energy levels to go up, for you to feel like your best self and your end goals to be met! Thank you for choosing a career that helps so many people and one that truly is life changing. Her enthusiasm for life and vivacious personality creates such a safe and incredibly positive impact in everyone’s life, you have to experience her passion and inspiration for wholistic wellness for yourself !There is no one like you on the planet Danielle!! You’re the best!!!

On Path to Success
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Lucia P.
Verified review

Returning to the workforce after being at home with my children felt daunting. Margi, my friend and someone I've admired for many years helped coach me through the transition beautifully. She is an excellent listener, communicator, and helps you break it all down into manageable pieces! She is encouraging and uplifting to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs job coaching or any transitional coaching. Lucia P

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

Throughout my career public speaking has been a task that has loomed over me like a dark cloud, often causing me physical distress. I have always watched politicians, reporters, and others speak and have envied the way they are so natural in their communication. It is a skill I have always wanted to improve upon both to enhance my career but mainly to eliminate this unnecessary source of anxiety and distress. I was recently asked to give a talk at my former graduate school’s yearly career day. I agreed immediately, of course, and was so honored that I would be considered for this role. Shortly after I began to panic. After weeks of sleepless nights I decided that instead of doing what I always do and worrying about it until it is over, I would take this opportunity to seek out a public speaking coach. I was introduced to Andre Carter on a Thumbtack request I sent out. I had a very short timeline and was afraid it would limit my chances of hiring anyone. I was also unsure about how a Skype based coaching would work. These concerns were all quickly alleviated. Andre responded to my request within 24 hours and gave me an overview of his services. He first wanted to talk to me on the phone, assess my goals, and give me a detailed training plan and quote. He even gave me a few tips on our first call. After my initial conversation with Andre I was calmer than I had been in months. I trusted him completely to take me a level where I was confident about this speech. I immediately accepted his proposal and we got right to business. After our initial session I volunteered to practice in front of my family. I don’t who was more surprised! After just that first lesson I experienced something I have never felt before, actual excitement about giving a speech! Having just completed our third and final session, I am intentionally writing this review two days before my actual speech. I am so confident in what Andre has taught me that I don’t even need to wait to see how it goes, I know I am going to blow everyone away. To say that I highly recommend Andre Carter for his speaker coaching skills does not even do him justice. If you have ever even considered improving your communications skills, hiring Andre is the best investment you could ever make towards your future. Thank you, Andre! I look forward to working with you again! Katie Marshell

Erica Marasco Coaching
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alisa L.
Verified review

I was having a very difficult time with a family member and was desperate for a change in the relationship. I asked Erica for her services mainly for that reason. I also wanted to get clarity in my career and improved platonic relationships. I completed the reflective assignments that Erica sends you prior to meeting with her - and that alone was an eye-opening experience. It led me to think deeper about other areas of my life and what else could be worked on, as well as what was going very well. I let Erica know in those writing assignments I was skeptical and was not 100% confident that working with her would get me the results I was after. In 3 months, I made vast gains in the top 3 areas I came to her for and beyond. I am very pleased with my time spent with her and would recommend her to anyone seeking life coach services or just seems "stuck" in their current situation.

Coaching with Emily
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kristine G.
    Verified review

    Emily is priceless! I was hesitant to try a Life Coach and now that I have experienced Emily, I cannot imagine not having her guidance and support. She has a natural way of surfacing what needs to be addressed and allows me to blossom into the best that I can be in my career, relationships, and all aspects of life. Emily’s approach allows us both, together, co-create all that I desire and want to manifest in my life. My inner fire has been ignited through Emily’s coaching and I am deeply grateful!

    Strategic Life Coaching
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sandeep K.
    Verified review

    I reached out to Stephane in a crisis mode after being recommended by a friend. It was a dire situation and Stephane immediately helped me calm down, made me feel at ease. Ever since that first call, it has been an eye opening experience in learning about myself, working through my issues all through the exercises that Stephane has provided. To begin with, he is very personable, genuinely interested in your situation, takes time to really understand it, gets to the bottom of it, and try to sort it from there. He is someone you will instantly feel like trusting. The fact that he has so much experience in dealing with personal and professional cases helps in him understanding your case better than you yourself would. Everyone should have a coach like Stephane regardless of whether one is going through a tough time in life or not. The other great thing about him is that he is not someone who will stop you right at the end of your time limit and say we agreed upon 1 hour and the time is up. He will complete the conversation, ask you if there's anything more you need help with (every single time) and provide that help if necessary even after your session is complete. He is also very responsive when it comes to messages. His short sessions are a life saver when you need to get in touch with him outside of scheduled sessions. The flexibility, the genuineness, the personable experience, the trust factor all make him a wonderful life coach. Be it a relationship issue or a career issue, he has the knowledge and experience to provide you with solutions through exercises that create wonders. I would highly recommend his service. Oh and you don't need to be local to avail his service. I myself am in Chicago and all my sessions have been via phone and he still "gets it" without seeing me in person. A genuine life coach/counselor for all personal and professional issues. Highly recommend!

    Bright Path Transitions
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Nancy H.
    Verified review

    I found my sessions with Vasi to be a powerful and positive experience. Though I came to the initial session confused and somewhat discouraged, I left feeling inspired to move forward. I had been in a stage of not knowing what was to be my next chapter for my life and career, and other efforts hadn't helped me in gaining the needed clarity and motivation. Being able to have the added input from the numerological perspective added a great deal of value but what I found most valuable, was when that perspective was combined with Vasi's intuitive guidance. Her attentiveness and insightfulness guided me to contemplation where I discovered my answers and left the session with clarity and fresh energy to take steps forward. I've found Vasi to be an incredibly talented intuitive who is able to hear you at all levels. And because she is able to do that, she creates a space for you to dig deep and ask the deeper questions of yourself that inspire you to move forward. Nancy Helgeson Executive Coach, Therapist, and SoulCollage Facilitator

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kerstin L.
    Verified review

    I met JR when he was my executive producer at ABC news. Our first meeting we discovered our common faith and in that moment I began one of the most important relationships in my life. He brings people to the Lord and fosters success in those he encounters because he's not afraid to be real. My husband and I leaned on him through infertility, job loss, miscarriage, changes in career and location and severe marital difficulties. We never got canned answers or sugar coasted greeting card quotes. He makes us do the work and gives us the tools to fight for our relationships with one another and most importantly with our Lord. I've always considered JR my mentor and pastor. I've had great success in my career and when asked I always attribute it to my Lord and the man who has made my relationship with my Heavenly Father so strong: JR. My first book is set to publish this winter and JR holds the first 5 pages. His words are so important and inspiring I had to share them in my own memoir in an attempt to help others like he has helped me. I am so blessed by what this talented young man has done and continues to do every day.

    Emily Silva Coaching
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nicole H.
    Verified review

    I’ve been working with Emily for almost 2 years and she has made a huge impact on my life. She is always so positive, encouraging, and supportive, and makes it so any large life issues seem less overwhelming. We’ve worked on everything from finding a new career path, to stress management (family related, social anxiety, etc,) and Emily has helped me find tools that work for me to better approach and tackle those challenges. I highly recommend working with Emily!

    MysticalCure.com
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Attila F.
    Verified review

    After my first session with C.M. I felt a deep sense of clarity about my choice of profession, and gained insight into my relationship with my deceased father. Ever since then I have a new appreciation for the type of work I do. I also have an entirely new attitude which has opened doors in my career and relationships. My work with C.M. has helped me enjoy my work in a new way, and enjoy my life as it unfolds. Thank you, C.M. for your help during our sessions.

    Carol B.
    Verified review

    I have really enjoyed working with Joanne during my job search. It was evident at every step that she cares deeply about having me experience breakthroughs that lead to results. Her methods are both practical and creative. Some of her exercises helped me think outside the box to see where I was stuck. In addition, she employed practical advice for actions to take. Both the concrete suggestions and the whimsical aspects of her coaching enabled me to make progress with the problem we were addressing. If you are trying to escape negative thought patterns, explore your passions, or work on short-term or longer term career aspirations, Joanne will encourage you to draw upon your strengths, think productively, and put together action items as well. You will feel stronger and get moving. I heartily recommend Joanne!

    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.

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