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Wilmington Career Coaches

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from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 300 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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The team at LifeWork exceeded my expectations. They offered me exceptional advice and guidance in my career decelopment and polished my resume and LinkedIn profile to a truly professional level.

F.A.M.E. Fitness
from 42 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
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Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a working professional with a desk job took a huge toll on my overall health. It was tough to find the motivation to get to the gym after a long day at work. I started working with Jonas about three years ago and he changed everything. He's an incredible trainer, coach, and person. I highly recommend F.A.M.E. Fitness!

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan H.
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I love Linda! From the first five minutes speaking with her and even now after a few sessions, she has always made me feel comfortable to tell her what's on my mind, focus on one thing at a time, and stay positive. She has really helped me to start changing things around in my life for the better, both with my actions and even my mindset. This is my first time speaking with a life coach and I was pretty nervous and anxious, but I am so grateful to have found Linda because she truly cares about her clients and what they're feeling and experiencing. Even discussing specific parts of my life that I was concerned about have helped me better the other aspects of my life without even directly focusing on it. She just helps me become a better person and really want to change my negative bad habits around for the long term. I also love the recap emails she sends to keep me motivated and remind me what we discussed. She works with your schedule and really goes above and beyond. I can't say enough great things about her, highly recommended.

A Healthy Fit
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamil T.
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I found Lisa through her website after quite a bit of searching. I knew what I wanted to accomplish; I just didn't know how to get it done. Nutritional advice, personal training, and motivation is what I was searching for and exactly what I found in Lisa! She is encouraging, upbeat, and always focused on my development. The workouts are fun, varied and always challenging. As I have made lifestyle changes toward being healthier - I feel that I have a true partner in Lisa. She has worked with me on so many different muscle groups and overall cardio fitness my health, body and spirit are all stronger. Each time we go through something new she demonstrates just what a strong and effective teacher she is both my modeling the exercise and patiently giving feedback until my form improves. She is such a strong teacher that many of the exercises she has taught me I now can do at home. Lisa has a variety of videos that she has available for those in-between work outs along with those times I can't make my twice weekly workouts. Simply put - a joy to work with and a complete health coach. I feel nothing less than grateful to have found her.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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Nekeidra was amazing to work with. She helped update my resume, explaining the different formats required for online applications vs. email applications. She also coached me on tailoring my resume for each and every different job I applied for. She was supportive and helped me through my entire search process. I truly enjoyed working with her!

SHEpherd Consulting LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim O.
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I find SHEpherd's guidance very useful in my current career. Dina gives me advice on navigating usual hurdles and some not so common hurdles. I find having someone coach me who actually has a successful career outside of "career coaching" to be a great benefit. Her career experiences help me make better choices. I'm looking forward to continued support from Dina and SHEpherd Consulting. JO

Capello Services
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janna P.
Verified review

Working with Jared helped me realize and achieve goals I didn’t have the confidence to go after on my own. Jared was encouraging and yet challenged me during each session to look beyond my own fears so I could achieve my goals. I took steps and went back to school and am now working as a nurse! I would not have been able to do this without having Jared in my corner , providing me the tools to have the confidence and the boldness in myself to pursue my goals and dreams! I highly recommend Jared as a life coach! Reach out to him! Let him help you like he has helped me and many others! Thank You Jared!!!

Next Level Life Coaching
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin C.
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I sought out a coach because I was looking for guidance on ways to improve my career. I was experiencing a lack of fulfillment and needed help defining my professional goals and strategies for achieving them. Chris and I were able to set up our first meeting within one week of our initial call which I appreciated. We have had two meetings so far, and I can tell already that he is very astute. He helped me define my core challenges and goals within the first hour and we're already working on a plan for moving forward. He is personable and very encouraging. I would absolutely recommend him.

Solid Rock Fitness & Health
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Val is wonderful at coaching you to do your very best, and pushing you to do things farther than you expected. She is so positive and encouraging! I love working working with her!

Blu Katrina
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle D.
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Katrina is an excellent life coach. She pays special attention to what your individual goals, and works to formulate a plan best-fit for your life. From my experience she had a deep understanding of the power of the mind, and was able to explain in simple terms how to overcome mental blocks and get the most out of life and your personal experience. Attaining my goals seemed to become a much simpler and less daunting task after having worked with Katrina.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I have reached out to verna on several occasions for professional coaching advice. Her advice is helpful, candid, appropriate, and nonjudgmental. She only has your best interest. I would recommend her in a heart beat.

Mellowood Publishing, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja P.
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Leslie is a top notch educator with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience. Her keen intellect is enhanced by a natural curiosity for all things. She is brilliant, highly successful at bringing out the best in the kids she coaches and is entertaining to boot. I recommend her without reservation.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy D.
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My husband and I had our first skype communication with Jen this morning. We explained that we are hoping to improve our communication skills and desire better conflict resolution skills. She was already very helpful in getting both of us to open up more and identify how differently we view various issues that arise within our marriage. I am very excited to work with Jen and love the option of in-home visits, which is ideal for our schedules. She emphasized her role as a coach rather than a therapist, which made my husband feel a lot more at ease. I am optimistic about having Jen assist us in strengthening our bond and being a happier couple over all.

Caryn F.
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Kathie was my Health Coach in the summer and fall of 2017. Early on, she asked questions about what was going great in my life and what I wanted to improve. Kathie then worked with me to set realistic goals for myself. Each week during our coaching session, she had a well thought out approach to discussing my progress and coaching me to learn the importance of positive self talk and personal encouragement. In just 90 days time, I achieved a significant amount of progress towards my goals and I loved Kathie’s coaching style! Caryn

Rick Gehman
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Whitney B.
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Working with Rick has been a really good experience so far. I had a few items that I wanted a career coach to help provide feedback/guidance on and I really think working with Rick will help through these items. One item is more of the solid goal planning I think most professionals may want to seek assistance with from time-to-time. As the CEO of a company in a similar industry, I am looking forward to his perspective as we work through that process. Another item is not as streamlined as goal planning but offering guidance on challenges faced at work. Rick shares a very fresh perspective which balances individual awareness to situational reality (i.e., how are you as the client experiencing the actual challenge at work). Rick is astute and catches onto dynamics very quickly so he is able to assess situations -- this is likely the most important skill a career coach can bring to helping with these situations. I am early into this process with Rick and I already feel that his offerings have helped me gain a new perspective on #2 so that I can focus on #1. It's time well spent to invest in yourself within your career and I believe Rick will help compliment that.


As a coach and therapist, I work with you to map out a plan and together we are partners as you take action to achieve your goals. Professionally and educationally, my experience in working with clients allows you to feel confident and supported as you move closer to getting where you want to be!


I provide an individualized approach to healing and wellness based upon priciples of integrative health and functional medicine. Private coaching is also available to assist in optimal health, management of weight, stress, chronic health needs, nutrition and women's issues.


We help people reach goals and foster healthy bonds in friendships and marriage, providing encouragement and feedback along the way.

  • 12 years in business

I wrote the first book on Recovery Coaching and train others on how to be a recovery coach.


I help people land their dream jobs and improve their careers. If you're looking to figure out your next move, jumpstart your job search, or make sure you're on the right track to achieving your goals. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.


You can discover your master plan for your most authentic self, and choose the vocation for which you are truly designed. This is for you: ...if you are going through a career or assignment transition; ...if you are putting your life together after a divorce, college, retirement, leaving prison, being laid off, facing a serious health crisis or other major transition; ...if you are wondering what you want to do with your life now that your children have left home; ...if you have a deep sense that you are meant to contribute something more. Are you ready to move out of "I don't know land"? This coaching experience will guide and challenge you in pursuing your new path toward fulfillment in life. We'll use a powerful process to find clarity and confidence. Step-by-step, you will be guided in discovering your life blueprint, and bringing energy and direction to your life.

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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