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San Rafael Leadership Trainers

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  • 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.

Saira N.
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Last year, Trent helped my husband Trevor and I as we worked through some communication concerns in advance of our wedding. Trent helped us identify unhealthy patterns in our communication styles. As a result of Trent's coaching, Trevor and I were able to identify workable solutions, and a year later, we continue to see the benefits of incorporating those lessons. In fact, the improved communication we developed after working with Trent has further strengthened our relationship, and it's definitely helping us as we move forward in our married life together. Thank you Trent :-)

InTensional Running
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Reyna A.
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I've been taking private lessons with Timur for a couple of months now, and I'm so impressed with his level of skill in integrating internal martial arts into every day movements and running! He's taught me to use muscles at will, which I've never knew existed! And I have a background in dance, and so learning entire muscle groups which I haven't used in decades was astounding!!! He's certainly helped me to improve the fluidity, ease, and strength of my movements.

720 Degree Coaching
from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan K.
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Bill Patton has really helped me improve my tennis skills. He has provided honest feedback and really helps with equipment suggestions and practice techniques.

  • 28 years in business
Virginia H.
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I needed professional coaching to help me transition to a career as the leader of an educational program for children from an ad agency leadership position. Speed and clarity were important to me, and Barry delivered on both. He listened to my goals and what I perceived as my challenges and then cut straight to the chase. Excellent insights that I had never even considered but were foundational to my success were provided succinctly and persuasively. I plan to work with Barry again as I proceed thru my transition. Highly recommended!

Transforming Daily Moments
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Greg D.
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Working with Teri McClanahan through Transforming Daily Moments this past year has been a most pivotal experience for me. When I started with Teri I wanted a system for making decisions that went beyond basic life coaching. I have been in a key transition stage in my career the past year and needed results as much as I needed a new perspective. Teri’s background in high level Project Management and Psychology has been the right combination. Teri has helped me reassess my priorities, get back in touch with both my strengths and my passions, and give me new tools for leadership in my new role as Executive Director of a nonprofit. Whether you are tackling a challenging health crisis, making a career change, or launching your own business, I highly recommend Transforming Daily Moments to help you craft the strategies you need to overcome challenges, identify and reach

  • 1 year in business
Brenda A.
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Katie is an amazing coach with a very unique gift that truly shined throughout the entire coaching process. Trust is key in any relationship, but it was specifically critical to me in our coaching relationship because I needed to feel comfortable enough to share my life experiences, challenges and dreams in their rawest form, without feeling judged. Katie is so authentic and open-minded. It was easy for us to establish a relationship of trust and authenticity at our very first session, where she clearly defined her role as the coach, and demonstrated a genuine interest in my own expectations of our relationship. I found that the most powerful part of the coaching process was drawing energy and strength from the proudest and happiest moments of my life, to overcome today's challenges, and silence the inner saboteur that tells me I'm inadequate. Katie's creativity is not only contagious, it's unmatched. She is a divergent thinker and has helped me to discover the universe of possibilities within my reach. Katie has helped me to re-purpose my life with renewed vigor and credence in my ability to break through the glass ceilings I've lived under for so long. She is an absolute gem and I highly recommend her for personal and leadership development coaching.

Cicerchi Consulting
from 4 reviews
    Michael M.
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    David provided critical group facilitation, civic engagement, and direct training to cross-sector and interdisciplinary beneficiaries in a $50,000 USD public health project I launched in Peru. The U.S. President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief funded a portion of the project, while local Peruvian government agencies funded matching contributions. David's role was to meet with governors, mayors, teachers, youth, and other stakeholders to stimulate interest in combating HIV in a large but underserved province in northern Peru, particularly among youth populations most affected by a growing concentrated epidemic. He led or co-facilitated a series of successful training sessions with teachers, students, and health officials covering topics such as leadership, communication, and disease prevention. David's dedication, efficiency, and innovation in delivering resources and information contributed to our team reaching over 1,000 key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

    Think Epic Yoga
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Darren B.
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    I was incredibly lucky to meet Amanda while I was on a personal retreat in India. It was a serendipitous meeting because I ended up really needing the clear outlook and wise views that Amanda had to share. Her advice and insights come from an old soul who has travelled around the world, and along the way, picked up a detailed observation of the human experience in all of its joys and challenges. With Amanda's guidance, I was able to sort through my personal discoveries made on my retreat, relate them to my previous emotional imbalances, and develop a plan to move forward with enlightened perspectives paired with meditation and yoga practices. My growth would not have been nearly as great without her help. Her observations are keen and advice spot on. Everyone would benefit working with her! Even more amazingly, I was also able to take private and group yoga lessons with Amanda! Her qualities I described above make for a beautifully focused practice. Not to mention, her eye for corrections and ability to manually adjust my postures really helped me gain new insight on a few of my postures. Thank you, Amanda, for all of your help! I hope paths soon cross again!!

    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marleen S.
    Verified review

    Worked with Susan Evans, RN in an intensive partial hospitalization program where she was the psychiatric nurse for the entire program. Her skill, expertise, compassion, experience and humor were great assets and greatly appreciated by staff and clients alike! A terrific health care professional, with unlimited energy and a wide variety of talents.

    Stephanie Owen
    from 2 reviews
      Susana R.
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      Stephanie has been my personal trainer and has provided group dance lessons for a group of girls between the ages of 8-17. Stephanie is AMAZING!! she is able to help you work out and sweat with a smile on your face. She helps you create a plan that works for you and that is truly based on your realities. As a group teacher she is able to help all the people in the group join in and try new things that they might be shy or unsure about. Kids love her teaching and I as an adult, who doesn't like to work out, LOVE working out with her.

      Farmer John
      from 1 review
        Sherry S.
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        I am an intermediate tennis player looking to have fun while increasing my personal fitness. Farmer John gave me a customized professional tennis lesson where I was able to cover the topics of my choice. There was a good balance of instruction combined with practice to help me improve and learn the game correctly. His teaching style and feedback was positive and encouraging. He has inspired me to play more tennis and strive to be the best tennis player possible.

        Irina Seals LLC
        from 1 review
          Erica R.
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          *How did Irina help you grow into a leadership position?* First and foremost- Irina took a chance on me when hiring me- Not only had I never really had a full sales role before, but I also was coming from a completely different industry. Irina believed in me and recognized my dedication, passion, and past experience. She taught me the steps I'd need to grow my network and close deals. I soaked everything up like a sponge and implemented what she taught me immediately, and it paid off. In less than 2 years, I went from a senior BDR to a Director of sales at a successful ad tech company (which had huge financial benefits too). She has continued to help push me to believe in myself and have confidence in my work for my next step. I don't know where I'd be without her today. *What kept you from growing into a leadership role before working with Irina?* My mindset has been my biggest detriment. Also, like many women, we don't want to step on people's toes, even if we know inside we can do it. I can easily convince myself out of anything, or find an excuse to think I'm not skilled enough. Irina has made me a confident leader and I look forward to continuing to grow with her help. *If you were to recommend Irina as a mentor/coach what would you say?* I'd say do it, what's holding you back? You are in good hands! When I first met Irina- I wondered, how does she do it? Always poised, beyond organized, well kept, executes on every action, is one of the most positive people I know. With Irina, you will get someone who will change your mindset to believe in yourself, someone who will give you the formula for success- all you have to do is commit to implementing it, and you will get someone who will give you honest and straight forward feedback. I'll never forget when she was my manager after one bad pitch, she asked, how do you think you did? I answered- poorly. She answered, you're correct, that was not great, and it was not your best work. After giving me the feedback to improve, she said I believe in you and know you will fix it for next time. And I did. I think that story showcases the type of mentor you will get- someone who makes you reflect, pushes you, and believes in you. She can do wonders in a short period of time. I've learned more in a week from her training than I have in total in the previous 7 years in the workforce.


          I help professionals define and achieve success on their terms. I've combined 20 years of technology products, executive and marketing experience with leadership development and coaching to help my clients achieve greater joy, fulfillment and wealth at every stage of their career.


          Intentional Leaders empowers authentic leaders to live their passion! Yes, you can live your passion. Our business coaching and intentional leadership programs help you build the business essentials to achieve meaningful results and inspire others. We draw out and strengthen good team work and leadership qualities and develop authentic leadership skills to get what you want in business and life. Our proven business coaching, people management toolkit and unique leaders' retreat with horses show you how to get the clarity, know how and tools you need to lead your employees to success! Intentional Leaders is a San Francisco Bay Area business coaching firm serving national and international clients.


          We take an integral theory approach to our work, always designing solutions that address the process / systems, mindset, behavior, and cultural elements.


          Hello, my name is David. I've been working with people as a personal trainer and yoga coach for upwards of 15 years. I've been a working and teaching guitarist for almost 25 years. As a trainer and/or yoga coach I emphasize breath work, alignment and full body engagement and awareness. I emphasize take aways for the client because in my experience clients achieve the best results when they can integrate the work we do together into their daily lives 15 years of practicing yoga and more than 7 years teaching. I have worked in the health and fitness realm for upwards of 10 years in various gyms and am currently on staff at the YMCA As a fitness instructor/trainer. I've been providing health, life and wellness coaching for over 5 years and hold an MA in health education with a nutrition specialization Over 25 years of playing and teaching guitar. I am available for lessons and performance. Lessons all serve to meet the students agenda and musical goals. I am a proponent of functional harmony and theory and practical application. I hold a BFA in jazz guitar performance. I lead a jazz trio and quartet and we are flexible enough to satisfy the needs of your event.


          I am a coach, counselor and voice teacher in Sonoma County, CA. With specialties in somatic and depth psychotherapy, expressive arts, voice and performance, and recovery from addiction and trauma, my work is oriented towards listening for each person's inner knowing. With a variety of modalities to choose from, together, we will determine the best treatment approach for your individual needs. Call for a free initial phone consultation.


          Hello. I'm Dr. Lily Benavides; a Social Scientist and Leadership Development Educator. My purpose is to expand an individual's leadership skills that propel them to consistently produce improved business results. Ultimately, my passion is to help people become the best versions of themselves.


          TLC Coaching promotes a spiritual awareness that enhances confidence, assertiveness, and achievement. Through encouraging individuals to radiate personal values and strengths, individuals become a part of a shared consciousness that promotes human potential.


          I come from a social justice background where I have a dozen years of experience in hiring and as an effective manager. I now provide leadership, career, and parenting coaching. My clients tend to be changemakers who want to maximize their impact, people who were passionate about their careers but have lost the passion and aren't sure if they need to change jobs or careers. Parents tend to be people who are struggling to figure out this complicated job we have and want to be able to set aside the guilt and expectations, so that they can find clarity on their values and identify strategies that will work for their families.

          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

          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.

          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.

          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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