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Norwalk Career Coaches

Browse these career coaches with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norwalk.

  • 20 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Annika R.
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I hired Craig as a career coach, had my first session with him yesterday. He is very motivated and want to see you succeed. It is a team effort, he will put in as much as you do. Feeling excited and looking forward to working with him and see some rapid results.

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Move Into Change
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah B.
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A very supportive presence goes a long way toward making Judy Garfinkel the top-notch life/career coach she is. In just a few sessions, she helped me break down general objectives into specific issues/goals and establish key steps to my own moving into change.

Overcoming Obstacles
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Danny C.
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Tom is my life coach for over 10 years now! He is always available or makes himself available when needed. He has helped me with finances, work, business and relationship advise. Tom has been a great motivator for when I needed that extra push. I recommend him to anyone.

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Inner Guru Coaching
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wesley M.
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I met with Jerry today for personal and career coaching and it was a really great experience. It was my first meeting and I think it went very well. It's true what others have said, the meeting really feels more like a conversation than any other type of therapy and it really gets to the root of what you want to accomplish and defined steps on how to achieve your goals. I left feeling refreshed and with a very positive outlook.

Health and Fitness by Tom
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Tina B.
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I'm down 60 lbs. Feel amazing. I took 1 st place at a weight loss contest. If not for Coach tommy, I could never have figured out the confusing world of how to eat.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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Nick made each lesson engaging and fun. I found myself looking forward to the next lesson. He is extremely knowledgeable and always found a way to make the lesson relatable. He provided me with many useful test taking tips and tricks. As a result of Nick's coaching, I experienced a significant increase in my test scores.

Holistic Health & Wellness
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel G.
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I had a wonderful experience working Shayla Mcgrady as my exericse coach. She was motivated me to never give up and challenged me beyond my normal limits. I suprised myself how strong I was and my endurance. Without her encouragement and support, I don't know if I would be as healthy as I am today. She is very experienced and loves helping other people get healthy and fit and feel better about themselves. I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about becoming a healther person.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
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Dale operates with a high level of professionalisim and is very committed to helping me meet my fitness goals. I am so gald I started a training program with him - I've never made as much progress as I have under Dale's coaching. I would highly recommend Dale!

JNC Coaching
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Having Jeanine as my coach changed my life. She helped me discover my purpose. She helped me turn my life around when things were a little dark and there is no doubt that I am a better man today because I called her.

Life Coaching Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gina L.
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I truly enjoyed working with Brent. I feel like he really takes the time to listen deeply into what you are saying. I felt heard and understood, which is something I don't say often. We only worked together for a few months, but it was a great few months. He always maintains eye contact and shows great care and compassion. We shared an amazing moment during our work together where I felt like he truly understood where I was coming from and I began to cry. This is something that I don't mind sharing because it just shows how much Brent really takes the time to make you feel comfortable and heard. I highly recommend Brent as a coach.

In Tune
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
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Rick Gioiello has an intuitive/innate sense to coaching among other talents, and knows where the work is needed. With upfront honesty and intense compassion , he gives advice/direction making one feel comfortable and allowing that vulnerable side to shine, I have personally felt I have learned something new after sessions with him, and as a result booked a role on a short film. He has also helped me with audition clips and is an awesome photographer . He takes his work seriously and passionately and it shows brilliantly. -Gina Rados-

Shiftability Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bill E.
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Insightful, powerful and eye opening. I would be separated right now if I hadn't given coaching with Gillian a chance. It's a fresh approach that opens your eyes to how you are being blocked and simple solutions that are right in front of you but somehow haven't been considered...my wife and I are communicating so much better and are firmly on a new path, and really excited about it...awesome! - Bill

James Wightman
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elisheva A.
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James is incredible. He's a powerful force that'll challenge you (in a loving way) to move towards the life of your dreams. He's helped me make more money (a few hundred more a month) doing what I love. He's helped me see my worth and value myself more - and I've been extra proactive on growing my business. He's inspired me to take care of my body more, and because of that I feel healthier and stronger than I have in months. I highly recommend him as a Life Coach to anyone -- he'll get you where you want to go - and fast!

Slyder Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Grant N.
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excellent experience very intelligent and professional looking forward to more work with slyder coaching

Karl Avdek Life Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Autumn E.
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Karl's experience as a life coach and sports coach have helped my son thrive. He gives clear direction and his enthusiasm to share his knowledge offers tools that will last my son a lifetime. Thank you!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ben S.
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Michael is a very knowledgeable person and highly focused in exceed his students expectations. He is more than a teacher, he is an excellent coach who helped me during tough moments with wise advises. His flexibility allows his students to tailor-made their lessons according their priorities and needs.

Public Speaking
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Travis S.
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Victoria, is quite a talent! My wife and I met with her for about 45 minutes and she presented me with a handout script for me to read out loud and then critique me over and over again until I improved somewhat, as it’s still a work in progress but I think she’s well worth the money.

Menifield & Associates, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kay W.
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Angela Hooper-Menifield is my mentor and life coach. The last eight months that I have worked with her has been a wonderful and life changing experience for me. She has helped me to appreciate the person that I am, to recognize the abilities that I have, and to pursue the dreams and passions of my heart. Angela is very insightful as a life coach – she listens deeply to guide you to get to the root of the matter and to be truthful with yourself. She also provides other perspectives to view situations that you have dealt with/are dealing with to help you grow as a person and to deal with other people. Angela’s many years of human resource, training, and human behavior experience has been helpful to me and the many other people she has coached and trained. She has shared with me the many current opportunities that she has to work with various organizations. Her knowledge and skills are highly in demand. She also provides pro bono services to a number community organizations to help them advance their vision and grow their employees/staff. I believe Angela has made a great impact on my life and the lives of many other people that she has trained and coached.

Christine Semple
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Matt S.
    Verified review

    Christine is an excellent coach. She's incredibly capable and allows you to really uncover any issue and get beyond it. She's helped me transform my life and can surely help others as well! Would highly recommend!

    Find Your Voice NYC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Jake M.
    Verified review

    I was skeptical at first and unsure if I wanted to make the financial or time committment to a life coach. He didn’t try to sell me which was a plus. It took about three months for me to contact him and say let’s go for it. We worked over the course of 6 months on some issues that affected me at work and at home. By the end of 6 months I was doing things I never thought I’d do, like meditation and going to yoga! My productivity at work and my home life improved. He looked at the whole picture. Not just what I was telling him. He saw things I didn’t see. I highly recommend him if you need someone to help you get back on track.”

    David T.
    Verified review

    Joel's in-depth knowledge of finance has been very helpful; our discussions are very productive and the information and mindset he provides are very insightful. I look forward to each session as there is a lot to learn, and usually some food for thought to chew on afterwards. I believe that these coaching sessions will help me achieve my goals!

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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