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San Jose Personal Life Coaches

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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine W.
Verified review

Stephen is very energetic and very passionate. After a discussion to explain what I (don't) know about health and nutrition, we were on our way! Some personal and business issues have interrupted the regularity of my training, July will be rough, but soon we'll be on a more regular schedule which I know will bring me closer to my goals.I'm excited!!

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Top Tier Fitness
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris K.
Verified review

Jessica is the best personal trainer ever! I highly recommend my friends if they are looking for personal trainer around Bay Area.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marissa D.
Verified review

Evan is great personal trainer! My core is the strongest it's ever been, which has helped me tremendously with my horrible posture.  I initially took him up on his introductory offer and have continued training with him since. He's extremely knowledgeable about fitness  and really cares about your goals. He seamlessly incorporates exercises, nutritional advice, and fun conversation into every workout.  I would definitely recommend him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
Verified review

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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John Pangan Fitness
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gretchen K.
Verified review

I've worked with other personal trainers in the past. But my experience with John exceeded my expectations for several reasons. Upon meeting him I felt quickly at ease. He was able to quickly assess my physical ability and pushed me just enough past my comfort level. I had an amazing workout! He was very encouraging and positive towards me. It was very obvious he was extremely knowledgeable not only in training but he also came up with a detailed strategy to help me reach my fat loss goals especially with my nutrition. I feel very confidant in his ability to help me. I also know he will keep me free from injury. He exceeded my expectations. It was the best experience I've had with any personal trainer.

Forever Fitness
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Keleigh S.
Verified review

Nicole is the real deal! I've had 4 personal trainers prior to her and although I got results, I hated it every step of the way. NOT WITH NICOLE! I now look forward to my sessions and even though, in the moment, my body may be angry...... I feel accomplished and great when we are done. Nicole is more that a trainer. She provides guidance on food choices and even insight on how to make eating healthy more fun. Thanks to her I now know how to make pasta from zucchini and it is amazing. Nicole is always early for my sessions and we work as a team to communicate and confirm scheduling. I respect her time and she absolutely respects mine. I have dealt with other trainers that lacked respect for my time and I have never had that issue with Nicole. She gives what she gets. If you are dedicated you CAN expect the same. If you are looking for someone to PARTNER with you on your journey, I suggest calling Nicole for a consultation. She WILL NOT do the work for you as it is YOUR journey and you have to own it. She WILL work with you to make it fun and rewarding. I am looking forward to a long and HEALTHY partnership with Nicole!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
Verified review

Jared is a great personal trainer. Whatever your goals are, lose weight, gain muscle, etc., he takes his job seriously and will help you. He is not an intense trainer, he is calm, knowledgeable, and always happy to workout with you. He wants you to achieve your goals and is genuinely happy when you are making progress towards your goals.

Sean Michael Imler
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Candace C.
Verified review

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
Florence D.
Verified review

Leslie is an amazing asset for personal growth. She has tremendous knowledge and great tools to cause breakthroughs and she helped me move my life forward. She is empowering and demonstrates immense kindness. I love working with her.

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

  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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I began working with Jacquie last year in August(2013). I was looking to connect with my wife who had recently crossed over. Jacquie helped me to do exactly that. And then some...The healing successes that I have experienced with Jacquie (of Golden Lotus) are immeasurable. The energy that she brings to each and every session has been profound. Recently life has changed for me. Family issues, work related commitments, life, etc. have made it challenging to meet with Jacquie face-to-face, let alone be in the same state. Jacquie offered remote (phone) sessions as a way to keep the continuity of our healing sessions in place. Initially I was reluctant to the idea. I was wrong... We have been meeting (remotely) for about six months now. The sessions always feel as though she is right in the room with me. And the truth is, she is...Our next remote session is in two weeks. Being able to continue our work does not weigh on physical proximity. She is present with the Ascended Masters wherever we are... Respectfully, Richard A. Bata, Ph.D., MFT San Jose, CA

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.

iChoose Wellness Center
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
Verified review

Dr. Corbin is a true pro. When it comes to hiring someone to navigate through the nuisances of lifestyle and health needs for something as important as yours and your family’s nutrition, I would only leave it in the hands of a doctor who values holistic views on health. Dr. Corbin does just that with honest and valuable evaluations. He’s even turned me on to tools to help with other areas I’m trying to work on in my life like stress management.

Vitality with Alma
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Selma W.
Verified review

In my personal journey to health and wellness, I have been fortunate to experience all of Alma’s different services. She has educated and inspired me to make healthier choices for myself and my family. Alma is very passionate about plant-based nutrition and helping people transition to a lifestyle that is sustainable and environmentally conscientious. I have had a grocery tour with her and she pointed out healthier substitutes and alternatives to everyday convenience foods that my family was accustomed to. She recommended certain supplements and essential oils that have supported me in balancing my hormones after having children. Her bodywork services have done wonders for me and have further contributed to my overall well-being.

EHM Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Evan A.
Verified review

I have been seeing Emily for life coaching for a month - I'm working on sorting out some career and relationship challenges. We've been meeting over the phone when I travel and at a quiet coffee shop when I'm in town. Emily's communication is really wonderful. Sometimes the sessions feel emotionally difficult - and Emily is supportive of my journey. She's never judgmental. She asks deep questions. In my time with Emily I've made progress. I feel better about where I am. I'm really thankful for this great service she offers.

Willis Personal training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mauricio L.
Verified review

I met Willis 5 Days before March 1st and what inspired me to help make my change was when Will said, "Moe, I plan to give you 30 years of your life back" we started 3/1/17 90 Days No Carbs, No Red Meat, No Sugars, No Alcohol, and working out 5 Days a week. After 90 days I was down 67 Pounds and Diabetes Free after living with it for 9 years. Today 7/25/17 I am down 95 Pounds! I couldn't have done this without Willis help and guidance. I've gained years back to my life and also a brother for life!!!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Rachel is the number one, brilliant and genuine Life coach! If you want the results, she is for you! When I was referred to Rachel (she was highly recommended by a dear friend of mine), my life was falling into pieces and I was uncertain which direction should I take to move forward. Rachel helped me in every little detail to transform my life for better professionally and personally, and got the wanted results in a matter of couple sessions, although we continued working together for 6 months because you don't want to stop the pleasure of coaching process and can not get enough! Her vast professional experience is very rare and unique. I would recommend Rachel Jacobs "Jacobs and Associates" to anyone who craves a change, want to improve their career and relationships, open to new opportunities and ready to take new heights. Rachel is highly professional, extremely qualified, resourceful, right to the point, attentive to detail, punctual and fun to be around! Coaching with Rachel will enrich, empower and inspire you! It will help you live the life of your dreams! Coaching sessions with Rachel is a must have for any successful person!!! Fondly, Masha Shidlovskaya

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Lindelof Consulting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim W.
Verified review

I am currently a special education teacher looking to move into an administrative position. Leanne was a huge resource with assisting in locating resume examples and educating me on what a professional resume should entail. She proofread my current resume and gave me constructive feedback on how to present myself for my desired job. She read and provided feedback for job cover letters, especially highlighting appropriate experience for each job I was applying for. She was highly professional, kind, and highly effective with coaching me in regards to my resume. I highly recommend her and Communication Coaching to anyone in need of building a resume and all other services! She is a great person to work with and I will always refer her when someone is in need of coaching for public speaking, editing of professional documents, and or advice on advancing careers.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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 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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ava C.
Verified review

My weight has always fluctuated. When I gain weight I’d go on a crash diet, which would leave me tired and cranky. I started to have hair loss in my early 20s, and knew something wasn’t right. I was focused on my weight, and didn’t realize I had a host of problems that my weight was only one symptom of. I’m was able to address my gut health issues, chronic anxiety, depression and uncovered trauma that was buried deep in my subcounsious. I’m so grateful to have found out about health coaching, and full body wellness. This was a small price to pay for life long results!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caren V.
Verified review

Powerful coaching that has literally been life changing. I am really loving the fact the coaching is so specific to my life scenarios!

Q & A

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What is a health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

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.

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 get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

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