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Working with Judy was a real life changing experience for me. I came to her at a crossroads in my career. She kept me focused on my ultimate goals, helped me through some major obstacles and provided a deeper understanding of my situation and how best to approach it. She provided me with useful tools and approaches that I still rely on. She really shifted my way of thinking and I am now settled in a career that is much more rewarding. Best of all, she is both deep and wise, and kind to boot. A wonderful coach!Mar 28, 2014
I didn't fully understand the role of a life coach until I started working with Judy. At first our work was rather concrete. I needed help to identify, set and achieve various goals for myself. Recently, our work has become a bit more esoteric. Now I find myself exploring questions like "How can I be more self-accepting, self-assertive, purposeful, mindful....?" Working with Judy is like having a built in support system. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and passionate about her work. I greatly value her perspective and truly love learning more and more about myself.Mar 28, 2014
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.Mar 31, 2014
Judy was a great coach and compassionate listener. She guided me to be able to look at things in a different way and helped me to take a deep dive into my personality to figure out what elements that I need in a career. I appreciated her ability to look at things objectively and call me out on things that a friend or relative couldnt. At the end of the six weeks I felt empowered. I also felt like I had a developed a friend and someone who would champion my career decisions and hold me accountable for taking action to move forward in my search.Oct 30, 2014Verified
Judy has been helping me to focus my current position search and provided relevant feedback on my process and planning, in addition to expert advice on my resume. Judy's support in helping me to develop effective cover letters has been outstanding. I recommend speaking with Judy about your coaching needs. Judy's experience and excellent listening abilities are making a big difference for me.Apr 23, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing depends on your coaching focus, and whether my work with you involves travel or we work locally or via phone/online. I offer different packages and often run special offers for Thumbtack clients. Email me, or give me call, and we can chat about your needs to help determine the best package for you.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Whether you've hired me for life coaching or career coaching, the general coaching structure is the same. We begin with a free consultation call in which I get a sense of what you need and we discuss how I can help and what that can look like in terms of time, fees, and resources. If we decide to work together, I then send you a packet with materials which can include questions to help you think about your life/career and your goals. The way your coaching proceeds after that depends on what we've discussed together, your unique goals, and your focus. Throughout working together, we are continually assessing your satisfaction and progress.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a Board Certified Life and Career Coach. I have a Master's Degree in Holistic Thinking, and am a Certified Focusing Professional (see below). I am continually learning through workshops and reading books on topics ranging from willpower, the science of change, coaching itself, positive psychology, adult learning theory, ADD/ADHD, and other learning issues in adults. I am an ACC through the International Coaching Federation and participate in their professional development opportunities. I recently completed additional professional development on current trends in resume writing. Previous to coaching I worked in education (teacher, professional development), the performing arts (professional ballet dancer, dance educator) and I am certified in "Focusing," a process of helping people listen to themselves deeply and to grow the skill of listening not to just what a client says, but what he or she means.