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8. Meridith Alexander / GRIT Mindset Academy
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  • Serves Ankeny, IA
Top Mindset Life and Career Coach / Corporate Trainer and Inspirational-Motivational Speaker/ Powerhouse Entrepreneur / Bestselling Author... GET UNSTUCK WITH COACHING -- (For speaking events or business consulting, please scroll down below) If you are an individual reading this because you are feeling stuck, because you know that you are ready to see some powerful positive changes in your life but you're having trouble getting results on your own, know that you can get the top mindset and career life coaching no matter where you are located. Providing you the missing link to go from "wishing for change" to creating change is my unwavering promise to you! And not just any change. A positive, deliberate change that helps you begin to fall back in love with your life -- personally and professionally. I'm committed to helping you see a level of potential within yourself you might not even know has existed. Or, you simply never knew how to tap into. Much more than work/life balance, I want you to achieve your ultimate work/ PASSION balance where you are rocking your world thanks to the stories and (yes) greatness that is uniquely YOU. Through my innovative, proven, 3-step GRIT formula we help you learn to embrace your boulders and transform them into positive disruptions that will propel you into a new destiny. Clarity is power. With your new deliberately focused vision, it is possible to transform overwhelm and despair into the fire for your rocket fuel. No longer will you wake up feeling stuck, seeing no real growth or progress. You'll begin to experience what I like to call "the magic of life", creating possibilities that are now without limits. Get ready for the journey that will help you wake up feeling virtually bulletproof, excited to face your day, ready to achieve things that previously might have seemed impossible -- and in the process, help you to positively and powerfully impact the world. Specifically, you will: 1) Emerge - Know what you are authentically passionate about, where your true genius zone lies, and what might be slowing down your momentum  - Beginning today you can accelerate your progress toward those dreams and possibilities.  2) Create - Manifest even more powerful positive habits and a personal empowerment system - Reboot into the BEST version of yourself.  3) Discover - Master the tools to unleash your own unique greatness into the world and surround yourself by a community of G.R.E.A.T. achievers - Recharge regularly so that you can play consistently at your highest level and live the life that you love while making an even bigger positive impact on the world. FOR SPEAKING -- For businesses, I'm the motivating inspirational speaker who can not only motivate your team but who will leave your team with new perspectives and strategies to thrive in the midst of constant change and unpredictability. With programs that include "How Real Leaders Achieve Impossible Results", "Unleashing the Power of Vision, Mindset and Perspective", "Optimizing Your Greatness and Resilience for a Quantum World", "Thriving in a Remote World" and more, my keynotes, workshops and breakout events have helped hundreds of corporate team members emerge not only energized but with tangible new strategies to increase their influence, income and impact even in the midst of challenging circumstances. My innovative training system and passionate delivery of my story is known for its ability to entertain and mesmerize all who hear it. In addition to the captivating details of how this system was put to such an extreme test in my own life, I leave audiences with a blueprint of the G.R.I.T. formula that can accelerate their own success, amplify the extraordinary results in their own life and help them live more boldly, unleash their hidden potential and use their influence, purpose and passion to thrive in an era of massive change, great challenges and great rewards. Tapping into my own experience of thriving even after I became the 24/7 caregiver of my youngest daughter who was crushed by a boulder, attendees learn my 3-step process for overcoming adversity and thriving in the new quantum world where change is frequent and life is unpredictable. Key takeaways: -- How to ignite the best version of yourself by challenging what's possible. -- Identify hidden pockets of greatness and create massive results -- Gain new mastery of your mindset, learn to play at your highest level and achieve extraordinary results. I am the ideal keynote speaker for C-suite leaders and team members of companies and organizations around the world who know that not only do they want to thrive as a business but as a legacy of positive impact for generations to come even in an era of massive change and unpredictability. My message is particularly compelling for those targeting leadership, positive work culture, self-empowerment and productivity in the midst of change/ challenge. See my speaking website meridithalexander.com for videos and the most complete details. I am happy to offer customized pricing based on my corporate clients’ needs. I am available for speaking events 7 days a week and I speak on stages all around the world. For coaching clients, I share the personalized three-step formula that has helped clients all around the world go from "stuck on a hamster wheel" to unstoppable / ready to take on the world. Are you ready to finally live a life that you love -- regardless of the circumstances? Whether I'm working with professionals in high pressure organizations, youth or individuals with the desire to feel like their life is amazing, my passion is helping people get beyond their stress, their challenges and adversity by giving them a clear action plan and strategies that will positively transform their life. Whether you're feeling like you should be further along in your life or you're depressed or overwhelmed or making consistently destructive choices, you can see all of that transform -- and quickly. By applying the personalized action plan, I see clients breakthrough the beliefs that were holding them back and catapult to incredible new levels of prosperity, happiness and success. Clients who were already incredibly successful when they came to me saw their happiness skyrocket and went on to achieve an even higher level of success and prosperity. Do you have a powerful story that you are ready to share with the world? I can help you unleash powerful communication skills and develop your story so that listeners will be excited to hear more. Did you know that individuals grounded in a powerful positive mindset perform 30% better than those with a more negative perspective right across the board? And that according to Harvard Medical research, scientific evidence suggests that positive emotions can help make life longer and healthier? So why can the pursuit of happiness and success feel so frustrating at times? How can we evolve into the most empowered, positively focused version of ourselves even in the midst of challenges, stress and adversity? What if I told you that no matter what your circumstances are, there is a way to wake up LOVING your life…loving your job, loving your world and even loving your challenges? What if I told you that there is a way to go through your day absolutely on fire, exhilarated by what lies ahead? Like a kid in a candy store, you can’t wait to see what you encounter next. Many of us spend mountains of money investing in skills, tools and "secrets" that promise to deliver happiness and great fortune. Many of us then end up wondering why the results continue to be the same. The magnitude of our success directly corresponds to the magnitude of our mindset. The magnitude of our affirmative blueprint also impacts the magnitude of our profit. I help energize and inspire individuals and businesses to accelerate to a level of peak performance, master the art of resilience/stress management and embrace obstacles as opportunities. I help clarify goals and purpose and reignite passion in all aspects of life. I help those with a powerful story find their powerful voice. Clients love working with me because they quickly begin to see and feel tangible results that start allowing them to unleash an amplified level of happiness and purpose in their daily lives both at work and at home. I myself have been trained by some of the best mentors, coaches and business advisors in the world. I bring that training and network to every client that I work with. Ideal coaching clients are those who are committed to feeling more joy, passion and inspiration in their lives. If this describes you then I would love to connect for a brief complimentary consultation call. Together, we would outline the best plan for you. Whether it's sharpening your skills as a world class entrepreneur or transforming a stressful, counter productive inner voice into a mindset that is wired for resilience and success. I help people transform their outlook from burned out and overwhelmed to enthusiastically ON FIRE. My bestselling book THE SKY IS THE LIMIT based on my own story has been hailed on Linked In as a “mandatory read” for anyone who wants to be the best version of themselves. #Mindset If you are looking for life or career coaching, Even though I am based in Florida, I work with clients all over the country. We would connect using Zoom.us which you will love. This is a free site that allows us to see each other as well as record our sessions. That's right. No need for notes. You can be totally present. Interested in more than 1 session? I do have package plans available for life coaching clients who wish to accelerate their progress by doing weekly training over several months. My story and insights have been featured in media internationally. I absolutely LOVE what I do! Nothing compares to seeing individuals or entire teams walk into the room under a dark cloud and leave with a powerful new spring in their step, looking like they are walking on air. My years of experience running my own talent agency for international musicians has given me a specific formula for bringing out the star quality in "normal" human beings. Now I get to do that for more than just performing artists and the results have been thrilling! My goal is to give people the tools to CHOOSE to invest in their own power. My goal is to help people use their powerful mindset to empower their lives -- versus allowing their inner dialogue to become their own worst enemy. Our beliefs create our stories and our stories impact the way that we experience our lives. We do have the ability to influence and even change our inner dialogue. Once we change that inner dialogue, our results become extraordinary. I never tire of seeing other people's lives explode into joy and greatness. I never tire of seeing people look like they have rocket fuel in their tank. I never tire of seeing those people go out into the world and make a huge, huge impact! It’s not “in spite of” the crushing boulders that we face in life that we succeed. It’s precisely “thanks to” these boulders that we learn just how high we can soar. Still have questions? Let's connect for a quick 15 assessment to see if we are a good fit for each other. Reach out to me and we can get you on your way to feeling great. There is no reason to wake up feeling discouraged, disappointed or like you are dreading your day. The time to put all that behind you is definitely today. LOOKING FOR BUSINESS CONSULTING? Jeffrey Williams runs the GRIT Mindset Academy Business Consulting Division. Jeffrey Edwards has 25 years of corporate, operational and leadership experience, he brings a wholly holistic and client-oriented service to clients. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, post-secondary institutions and small medium enterprise owners across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), is Board Certified Executive Coach (BCC) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and International Coaching Federation. Whether you are looking for help with strategies, leadership skills, business plans or more, we've got you covered! It's your time. Step into an era of massive impact! To your EPIC SUCCESS!See more


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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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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