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Walnut Creek Career Coaches

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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hantz F.
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Best coach ever!

Dan Lynch, CMT
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Wade C.
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My massage with Dan was fantastic. He has a great blend of techniques and I left feeling so great. His coaching thought the session on breathing and visualization of letting go of stress was truly impactful. The 90 minutes flew by so fast! Truly a skilled practitioner who knows his stuff. I would not hesitate to visit Dan again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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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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Wellspace SF
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa R.
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Wellspace SF is a wonderful discovery! I was looking for help and guidance around nutrition and relationship to food. I am glad to have found this place. Their response to my initial request to find a nutritionist/food coach was very timely. The folks I communicated with were so professional and caring, and they matched me up perfectly with a nutritionist/food coach who has the perfect background and personality for my needs! I attribute this to careful listening and good questioning. I was able to make an appointment quickly, and we have already had an initial session, and I couldn't be more pleased!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
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Leslie is a great coach. She really listens, and is very focused on helping you figure out how to move forward.

Relationship Specialist
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ilana K.
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The best coaching!!

Summer Simonton
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Summer is a very caring and kind and skillful coach. I've only had one session with her so far, but came away extremely impressed and appreciative.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neda N.
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I spoke with Velina on Skype about the challenges I'm dealing with in my life and she was really helpful. I highly recommend her to anyone having difficulties or needing a good coach in their life. She seems to know a lot and has a lot of experience helping people with all kinds of issues. For me, I really felt like she cared deeply for me and understood me like a close friend and yet is very professional. She is warm and kind. I'm so glad I found her. She helped me so much.

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Madeleina B.
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Arya is a master counselor and life coach. He brings a potent combination of skills into his work: a sincere heart, a highly intelligent mind, and a wealth of professional training and experience. Every session feels expertly held in a professional yet humane container; the real issues are addressed, directly and sometimes sternly, but always with an authentic kindness and care. Arya has helped me to: -cut through my insecurities and obstacles around my artwork -focus in on and take more action with my career in more ambitious and visionary ways -navigate very old and difficult patterns with my family -recognize and begin to authentically relate to things I was avoiding about myself/my life in a way that has led to way more relief, freedom and positive action -and just more generally, being someone in my life I can trust to help me through the ups and downs of being a human I'll share one more thing: though I didn't experience this directly, my dear friends went to Arya for couples coaching/relationship counseling. They said they received incredible benefit from their work with Arya, and that if not for his intervention, they don't know if they would have made it. They spoke about his acute attention to detail, especially in tracking the subtle habitual ways that they would shut down or leave their hearts, while giving them practicable alternatives to create the kind of connected, intimate, and fulfilling relationship they were longing for but couldn't find. There's a reason (many reasons) why Arya is at the top of this yelp list. He is absolutely worth it!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie W.
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Susan is a top notch coach! She is professional yet very approachable. She has the ability to gain the confidence of her clients and help them to pinpoint their strengths and capitalize on them. She is also a master at helping people adapt to major life changes by reassessing expectations and goals to create a new pathway for success. I highly recommend her!

Aurelian Coaching
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alysa G.
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Nicole played a big role in my career development. My issues have been trying to focus on what I want to do and how to do it, and working with Nicole on those issues put me on the right path for success. What I love about Nicole is that she forces you to see the big picture, ask yourself the hard (but necessary) questions, and then identify the steps to reach your goals. I look forward to using Nicole again when I need to navigate life and career changes, which I anticipate will reduce my fear of making those changes, knowing I have her in my back pocket.

Lucy Claire Curran Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Working with Lucy Curran on my Vet Tech. resume and cover letter was an amazing experience. Previous to working with Lucy I thought I had a good resume and cover letter. Lucy’s changes to my resume and cover letter made them both look and sound amazing. Her knowledge of knowing how to convey a positive message to an employer made my resume and cover letter really stand out. My new resume is now tailored to fit my personality and skills. I am now proud to present my flawless resume and cover letter to any prospective employer. I am so happy with the help provided by Lucy that I would recommend her to anyone who needs to just start a new resume and cover letter, or to someone who thinks that their resume and cover letter may be good enough.

  • 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.

Serenity Marshall
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
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I've been working with Serenity in personal training sessions for the last 6 months. She is a FANTASTIC personal trainer. She has a strong passion for coaching and developing her trainees and is extremely professional. Her passion is coupled with natural talents of empathy and individualized perception of others as well as a competitive edge. When I first met Serenity, she took the time to fully understand my goals and desires for training together. She invested in learning about me, my motivations as well as the roadblocks that I had been encountering in meeting my fitness goals. As we’ve continued to work together, she has continuously worked to customize my workouts to push me, constantly keeping my workouts just within reach while also a solid stretch for improvement. Our time together has truly become the highlights of my week. I can’t recommend Serenity enough to others!

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey A.
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With a good number of years experience marketing technology and services, I was eager to return to the field, but somewhat reserved about how a seasoned professional might "fit in" to the current marketplace. Not only has working with Kristina has enabled me to see what career paths fit my personality profile; but more importantly, how to envision myself in a position that would really make me happy. She has also helped me to restructure my presentation package and supplied me with valuable research tools to find potential meetings for informational interviews. What I found most valuable, however, was her one-on-one time which really helped revive my confidence and set an action plan in motion. I whole heartedly recommend Navigating Transitions for your Career Counseling requirements.

  • 9 years in business
Lauren W.
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I have known Reverend Lucinda Martin for over 5 years and have had the blessing to receive spiritual guidance from her in many aspects of my life. I first met her when I was looking for someone to officiate my wedding. It was very important to my fiancé and I to have an outdoor wedding but still keep Catholic Tradition in our cermony. Upon meeting Lucinda, I immediately felt her passion and love for helping others in their spiritual path. She is warm, open and non judgemental. This was essential to me in my search. After seeing how beautiful our cermony was I decided to start both individual and couples spiritual guidance sessions. In the sessions I learned new tools on how to navigate my life in a more peaceful and serene way. One of my favorites is the spiritual mind treatment. Spiritual mind treatment is a format of writing out a prayer to release wounds, hurts and bring forth virtues you want. This process has drawn me closer to my Catholic Faith and enriched my life in so many ways. I continued on in my journey with Lucinda. I received career guidance, a celebration of life when my beloved bunny died and many tools to navigate life's challenges in a more peaceful way. I know I would not be where I'm at now, without Lucinda's love, support and guidance. I strongly recommend her in all her services. She is a non biased person that has helped me grow in all aspects of my faith journey. If you are looking for a deeper connection in faith, an interfaith wedding officient, career guidance, celebration of life, or simply a satchel of tools to navigate through life in a spiritually balanced way; I urge you to go with Lucinda. Blessings to you in your journey. Lauren W

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim P.
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Dessert-Rae is one of the best coaches an her dedication, passion an expertise in teaching an learning has revolutionized! changed my life for ever for I am a healthier, confident, stronger, faster an taller ;) than I've ever been. An continues to get the best performance out of me every week. I'v gained 3 inches in hight from 5'6 to 5'9 with her training, I've detoxed from processed foods(low nutrient energy foods), sugar food addictions, candidiasis To nutrient dense super foods, smoothy an juices in easy to follow meal plans tailered to my goals, preferences, an dietary needs. I am a plant based eater an conquer of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma{chemo&radiation} an candidiasis to name a few. I know with her coaching an dedication to a healthier me she's add years if not saved my life.If your looking for the one. this is it! hold on cuz ur gonna achieve higher version of ur self! u never knew or only dreamed of. 💪💪 I thank you with all tht I am Dessert-Rae. -Jim

CMI Coaching
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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Coach Mark is supportive and understanding, while also encouraging you to think outside of the box.

Cathy's Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane K.
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Cathy is an amazing Life Coach, she is a great listener and provides great insights into issues and situations. Cathy helps you get to the root of an issue and helps you find your own best solutions. I highly recommend making an appointment with her.

Live Your Dreams Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Ivory A.
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I was looking for someone who doe's taxes and came across Charlotte on thumbtack. I was tired of getting gouged by H&R block. She not only did my taxes for less she got me back more than i would have with H&R. I've also used other services she provides ie; life coaching and financial advice. she motivated me to purchase my first home. Thank you Charlotte so much!!!

Life Design Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
    Kristie B.
    Verified review

    Jess has a sharp mind, quick to recognize a person's patterns and values. And then, after a minute, she articulates them in a way that is almost yoga-like in bending a problem into a different perspective that, suddenly, that problem looks like an opportunity. As a coach she's understanding but always makes the bottom line clear: "You're here and you want to be there, so what does it take?" She knows how to cut through to the core issue and approach it with strategy. What I love about her is that she makes it clear you're the driver but she's the navigator. You're getting you to your destination but she's keeping you in line with your values and goals. Couldn't ask for more from a life coach!

    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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