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Marshalltown Career Coaches

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Complete Home Wellness
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
Verified review

I travel every week for work and have been working with Patrick while I'm in Des Moines. I have a chronic rotator cuff issue and Patrick has been a great resource and coach to help me train around this issue. With his background as a physical therapist, he's been educating me about the physiological root cause of my shoulder issues and helping me find ways to work out around the issue. I highly recommend him to anyone in Des Moines or to anyone passing through town.

The Next Step Solution, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Cora G.
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As a previous client of The Next Step Solution, I want to say I highly recommend the complete package to anyone who is seeking to learn what their God-given strengths and passions are. We are all unique and have characteristics that are innately built in us that naturally make us perfect in certain roles. However, like myself, though I had these strengths and passions deep inside me, I needed help discovering what they were and how these strengths and passions had already been playing out in my life without me fully realizing it. As my career coach took me through the journey of self-discovery, I learned that I had much experience with transferable skills that my prospective employer would be looking for in their search for the perfect candidate. I share with you my testimonial so you can see the contrast of where I was to how the journey with my career counselor truly made all the difference in my results. I was seeking to enter a new career as a registered nurse. I had been an in-home daycare provider for over 15 years. I had not done an interview in over 17 years, nor had I ever put together a resume or letter of intent. The job seeking process had changed drastically in all those years. I didn’t know how to sell myself on paper to get to the point of getting the interview, let alone knowing what to say in the interview to assure them I was the right person for the job. My career coach started me off discovering what my strengths were by taking an online test. I had a deadline to submit all my paperwork, so at the time I remember thinking I don’t have time to do a self-discovery journey… I need a resume quick! I couldn’t have been more wrong. It turns out discovering my strengths was the foundation to everything else we did and ultimately what landed me two job offers at two different hospitals in the area, both of which were a direct track to what was my passion. In other words, I got TWO offers for what were my DREAM jobs. My resume showed a consistent application of transferrable skills in all my previous roles that they were skills they were specifically looking for. I remember several aha moments as I struggled to see how certain skills had been performed in my previous roles as my coach guided and encouraged to pull out specific examples I had performed. She showed me how that applied to a transferable skill. By end of my journey with my career coach, I had a new confidence of who I was, what specific path I wanted to take that would lead me to fulfilling my passions of doing what I love and I had an arsenal of prepared documents that gave me the tools needed to land the job! Though I was done with my sessions with my coach, she went above and beyond the call of duty and continued to coach me through my interview process. Seeing how nervous I was, my coach took the time to help me realize I had all the tools I needed to be successful. She even practiced doing interview questions with me. I had been so nervous about this process, I pictured myself walking into the interview and clamming up with no personality and having brain block. The interviews I faced were particularly intimidating because both positions I was interviewing for required me to be interviewed by a 5-person panel by important supervisory people that were in charge of finding just the right candidate for the position. What I didn’t realize fully at this point was that my coach had fully prepared me to shine during this moment. After saying a small prayer, I walked into the interview surrounded by all these important people, knowing this was the most important interview I had ever had in my life. I was amazed as the process unfolded how confident and sure of myself I felt. I truly did shine and I knew without a doubt I had hit the target during the interaction I had with each person. Ultimately, at the end of each of the two interviews I was asked the dreaded question, “Why should we hire you compared to all the other candidates applying for the job?” This is where I was able to pull out the strengths finder test results and fully explained what my strengths were, why those were important as a nurse and how those strengths had already been consistently applied in all my other roles and life experience and how those strengths were a perfect fit for their organization’s vision and purpose. I walked out seeing smiling faces and knowing that I was going to be offered the job. Money was tight for me at the time I considered the services provided and I questioned if I could afford it. Looking back at the journey, I know it was an investment that will pay off for years to come. I know without a doubt that I would not have had the same results if I had tried to do this alone and not taken the time to discover my strengths and passions first. Thank you, Next Step Solution! You helped to change my future!

Love Your Life, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Cami M.
Verified review

Carrie is an excellent life coach who asks some really deep questions that gave me the clarity that I needed for the direction of my life both personally and professionally! She helped me to find my passion and then map out my goal on how to achieve my dream job. She is amazing to work with as she knows the right questions to ask and is very encouraging throughout the process. I would highly recommend her services!

SunGlow Transformation
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Julia T.
Verified review

Christine is a Great Coach. She is a very intuitive person. I benifted greatly from our coaching experience.

Beth Goodson Coaching
from 2 reviews
    Erin E.
    Verified review

    One of my favorite things about Beth is her ability to be personable and understanding. She presents herself in a way that makes opening up about life seem easy and conversational. I enjoy the fact that she never seems to pass judgment about anything brought to her. It's hard to find someone, in my experience, that makes talking about uncomfortable topics feel almost effortless and received without some form of judgement. She is attentive and warm.

    Inspire Wellness
    from 1 review
      Paul J.
      Verified review

      Great personalized service!!


      Shyam (Shyamsunder Panchavati), an advisor to Harvard Business Review and Mckinsey and Co., is now available for select coaching assignments. He offers coaching in management subjects, like entrepreneurship, brand management, social media marketing, designing course curriculum, management and manufacturing practices, logistics, and supply chain, as well as human values, behavior sciences, and esteem elevation.

      • 12 years in business

      Dr. Lisa Van Allen has been called The Biz Doctor because she blends the best of psychology, business strategy and spirituality to help entrepreneurs and executives break through belief barriers they don’t even know they have. She is the author of the award winning book, Your Belief Quotient by Lisa Van Allen Your Belief Quotient: 7 Beliefs that Sabotage or Support Your Success. Dr. Lisa is a nationally recognized, “in-demand” speaker and business strategist, using humor and inspiration to drive home life changing truths.

      • 5 years in business

      White Picket Fence Coaching works with women who are striving for success in their lives! Although they typically see where they want to go or how they want to live, they are not accomplishing their goals and dreams because their biggest barrier is themselves and overcoming their own negative belief system. We work on creating a plan to accomplish your goals and dreams by working on eliminating your negative thinking and creating solutions that will give you the energy and focus you need to accomplish your goals and dreams! Reinvention bootcamp focuses on the same things, but we do it through group coaching!


      I offer career transition and professional and personal development coach. I work with clients to create a plan to achieve their life of personal passion. I have weekly sessions to set goals, develop a plan, and stay on track. Just as a sports professional uses a coach to challenge and develop their skills, I coach clients on their pursuit of personal and professional dreams.


      Majority of personal trainers these days think they can just hop into the health and fitness industry and start “changing lives.” That’s what’s wrong with the industry. So many “personal trainers” that don’t know what they’re doing and most don’t even practice what they preach. I believe experience is the #1 factor when it comes to helping people. Without the experience how do you expect to know what to do? Because you read it in a book? That’s a joke. I’ve been experiencing on myself and others for years to see what works and what doesn’t. Having proper knowledge in nutrition, active lifestyles, and proper balance is what makes a health coach. I help turn a well balanced lifestyle into everyday living.


      I am a very motivated individual looking to turn someone's life around and become friends for life. I also may be touched by them and learn some things from them as well.

      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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