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Santa Barbara Life Coaches

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Brenda First Consulting
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anne S.
Verified review

Brenda has helped me in so many ways to make sense of the complexity of everyday life through her coaching expertise and incredible intuition. She sees to the heart of issues quickly and stays positive and kind always. She has a wealth of experience that she weaves into her coaching with skill and confidence. Brenda is a highly skilled coach and mentor. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to better understand relationships and your own role in making the world a better place for both yourself and others.

Curtis Knecht, LMFT, CPCC
from 8 reviews
    Clare K.
    Verified review

    I have known and worked with Curtis for a few months. He has a wonderful sense of putting people at ease, is highly intuitive and can access a level of intuition that makes him a very desirable and personable coach both personally and professionally.

    Punchline Fitness
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tally D.
    Verified review

    Kyle not only is an amazing personal trainer, but an amazing person too. He helped my recover from a back injury that prevented my from doing what I love, and had me jumping and running around in less than 4months.

    Conscious Consults
    from 5 reviews
      Anna J.
      Verified review

      I made major positive life changes after working with Anne. I was seriously stuck in my career and relationships and feeling incredibly burnt out. Amazing experience and everyone needs to do themselves this favor. Thank you Anne!

      Dana Meyer Consulting
      from 5 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Matt S.
      Verified review

      Dana is a management coach that helps guide individuals to gain a better understanding of the challenges we all face as managers. She provides simple yet effective tools that can be implanted on a day to day basis, in addition to tools that can help navigate long term goals. Her focus is getting individuals to feel more comfortable with their responsibilities, while keeping perspective on both work and life situations. Her work is very beneficial for new managers trying to gain perspective on their evolving roles.

      • 31 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Joey G.
      Verified review

      I recently took a swimming lesson with Gina Johnson in preparation for the U.S. Coast Guards. I couldn't be happier after my first lesson. Gina broke the technique down so I could understand why I was doing what I was being coached to do, which to me is key. By the end of the lesson I already felt I was moving through the water more efficiently. In the future we will be drilling the technique in different ways to make my movement instinctive. This will allow me to utilize the techniques without having to think about it. I am confident I will be going into the Coast Guards with an edge because of Gina.

      Eva-lution Coaching
      from 4 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      Jillian H.
      Verified review

      Eva was so helpful in my life. Sometimes even just validation that you’re not the only one going through something is what you want. With Eva, you get so much more than that. She had the experience and tools to help me actually discover the answers I was seeking on my own. Life coaching has been way more helpful to me than some therapy that I’ve tried that have dug too deep into my past. Eva helped me understand what’s happening now so I could create the future I wanted. I can’t thank her enough!

      Regina Breech
      from 4 reviews
        Ashley D.
        Verified review

        Thanks to Regina Breech's expertise and depth of knowledge I have been able to live my most authentic life. Regina's coaching support has taught me how to unchain myself from self-sabatoge, cultivate myself in an authentic/true way, to develop more wellness and health surrounding my abundant finances and so on and so on. She's an agent of change-mercy-grace. I owe so much to her wisdom and generosity.

        Michelle G.
        Verified review

        Great personal coach. highly recommend.

        Cela B.
        Verified review

        The Get Happy Zone is dedicated to focusing your attention on the good and the happy things in life. With the wealth of information and tools available from Jackie, you have something tangible to work with in creating a more meaningful, purposeful and spiritual life. And that's a happy thing.

        • 4 years in business
        Crystal S.
        Verified review

        Erica Martin is a stellar sales strategist and inspirational speaker. She is the perfect blend of a step-by-step, concise, actionable coach mixed with a heartfelt, passion-driven, upbeat mentor. For those seeking to take their business to the next level, I cannot recommend her more highly. Erica Martin gets RESULTS!

        Transcending Diversity
        from 2 reviews
        • 27 years in business
        Julie R.
        Verified review

        My life coaching experience with Patti has been remarkably supportive and compassionate. It has been extremely rewarding to have Patti in my corner, encouraging me to reach beyond my limits and helping me to overcome obstacles that hindered my progress. She also helped me to identify some limiting beliefs and replace them with more realistic beliefs. Together, we created a plan that allowed me to take the necessary action to accomplish my goals. I genuinely appreciate her ability to guide me through tough decisions by allowing me a very proactive role in the process. I am now living on purpose with passion and impact! Thank you Patti!

        Audra S.
        Verified review

        Rhetah has been my personal and business coach for several years. She challenges my thought processes and she challenges me to go beyond what I think I could do. She celebrates with me in my successes and guides me through any defeats or "learning opportunities". You can't afford not to have her in your success toolkit and your life!


        I offer personal empowerment coaching, clairvoyant readings, space clearing and blessings for both personal and real estate needs. I am a healer who assists you in healing emotional, physical, mental and spiritual blockages. My gift is guiding you to fully open and integrate to your highest potential. I have found that the space around us is filled with emotions, some negative, and some positive. Often I see fear, a sense of lacking or wanting, judgment, guilt, regret, and worry. My work transforms and transmutes energy patterns such as these and creates a clear environment, be it your home, office or personal space. Most of us tend to look through our past experiences and create our future. Our old conditioning habits from parents, schooling, and other people's belief systems, for the most part, are self-limiting. By using a combination of energetic and intuitive guidance, my work facilitates acceptance and new beginnings for each client I am honored to serve. For over twenty years, I have been blessed to be a coach and a healer of body, mind, spirit and Mother Earth. I am walking this planet to help others enlighten and empower themselves with the knowledge of who they really are, wherever they are on their path. I am looking forward to working with you, and assisting you on your life journey. Blessings, Judy We accept in-person or phone appointments.


        From personal struggles to professional hang ups I assist my clients with tackling it all. Focusing on key points to unlock the full capabilities and strengths of my clients is our starting point.


        Being on bed rest due to a high-risk pregnancy can be extremely stressful and isolating. Personalized coaching can help you and your baby thrive.


        Join me on a daily journey towards fulfillment! I provide an opportunity for people to develop a system that revolves around their lifestyle. The process will become an everyday routine that will help provide clarity and purpose. We will create short and long-term goals and look to inspire ourselves and others.


        My work stands out because I take a untraditional approach to my trade. People seek me out because they know that I am different. I tailor my approach to the needs of my customers (with a healthy balance of personability and professionalism). And in result of that, I have the pleasure of seeing people change! It really is win-win!

        • 18 years in business

        For 20 years I have been supporting clients as a compassionate counselor who listens very deeply in order to get to the heart of the matter. My intuition, experience, education, personal growth and love for people are ways that I excel in the field of psychology. Description of clientele:  As a clinician, I offer therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults. Employment past includes private practice, contract work for mental health agencies, youth shelters, residential treatment programs,foster care and adoption, schools, hospitals, incarceration units, drug and alcohol facilities, retirement homes and hospice, college instructor and psycho-educational consultant. Areas of facilitation include: individual, couples, family and groups. Specializations in mental health, diagnosis, communication, relationship, bereavement, trauma, behavior, special needs, substance abuse, empowerment, medical issues, geriatrics, the lbgtq community, traumatic brain injury, hearing and visually impaired, foster care and adoption. Description of services: As a counselor, art therapist, supervisor, program manager, advisor, consultant, educator and workshop facilitator, my  theoretical and therapeutic orientations are in education, spirituality, behavioralism, Jungian, Family Systems, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Expressive Arts Therapy, transpersonal therapy, EMDR, EFT, kundalini, meditation, mediation, and Non-Violent Communication. My outlook is founded in wellness & holistic philosophy.


        Ronit is a certified life coach and has been facilitating The Work of Byron Katie for the last 8 years, having been trained at The School for The Work, as well as other workshops led by Katie. Ronit has an artful sensitivity, skill and understanding in working with people, as well as an ability to clearly explain concepts, that make her an excellent teacher. Ronit says, "I love The Work as it is so effective at helping people to see the truth clearly and quickly. It feels like luggage-loads of pain evaporate leaving us feeling light, free and happy. The Work is a beautiful gift of our age." Ronit has blessings from Katie herself for her private work and public workshops.


        I will help you overcome anxiety, depression, and self defeating behaviors caused by unhappiness with your life situation and/or relationships. I use a highly effective strategic approach, utilizing your personal strengths and achievements. Listening deeply, I collaborate with you to identify goals and milestones to change your life, and help you realize the joy in relationships you want. Our work together is important and new each time we meet, so that you leave leave every meeting with information and strategies you can use to make the life changes you need. I also employ hypnosis to deepen and expedite the work we do together.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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.

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