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Carol Stream Career Counselors

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Weightloss Transformation
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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Bill T.
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I have worked with Patrick now for three months and have had amazing results due to his diet counseling and training sessions. I have achieved a weight loss so far of 30 pounds, something that I never thought possible after the many programs that I have tried. I weigh now what I weighed 30 years ago. I'm glad that I kept my clothes from 30 years ago! I might be able to even fit into my Air Force Uniform soon! If you use Patrick as your trainer, you can't go wrong. I have more energy and feel so much better both physically and mentally.

Donohue Life Coaching
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Julia F.
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Working with Patrick and Binita was very beneficial for me and my partner's relationship. They are very warm, combining psychology with coaching to create a balanced, comfortable and highly effective counseling experience for their clients. The psychological aspect helped us empathize and understand each other more completely, while the coaching aspect gave us specific action steps to move our relationship forward. After just a few sessions, we saw major improvements in our communication and conflict resolution skills. We continue to use the tools they gave us everyday, and would highly recommend their services!

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from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph D.
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I got in touch with Andrew and this company when I needed help to achieve my future career goal as a police officer. Andrew is flexible with scheduling and will do what he can to make it work your schedule as best as he can. The workouts are personalized to what you are in need of and what your personal goal is. As for the workouts themselves, they are intense as well as informative. Andrew does a good job explaining the reason for the workout and what it will benefit. Overall the work that i have put in with Andrew has definitely been a pleasure. -Joe

  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Reavens L.
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Victoria helped me find my voice as a professional and as a writer. She assisted on my resume, cover letters, LinkedIn, Northwestern University Graduate application essays and we do lots of practice for interviews which is extremely useful for my school and career.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rose S.
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She asked me a lot of questions and really seemed supportive of my career goals.

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Kat H.
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If you long to get unstuck and build the life and career you want, make an investment in yourself and book a session with Sarah. She is my go-to life coach to keep me inspired, motivated and empowered.

Rev. Darrell Jones
from 10 reviews
    Ania G.
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    We chose Rev. Darrell to marry us. Need I say more? We are forever grateful that he was there to help us have a beautiful, personalized, special ceremony, thankful for his beautiful words and creativity, for the time and care he took to make it about us. We also attended a couples counseling session with Rev. Jones prior to the wedding that was very helpfu and eye-openingl, and purchased one for after the wedding. We adore this man.

    • 2 years in business
    Sam R.
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    Had an excellent experience with Amanda. She really knows her stuff and made it seem like I was her priority. Not only does she push you with strategy and action planning, but she helps you see all of your bullshit too. We focused on career but it was also about personal development and life in general too. Highly recommend her as a mentor and coach.

    ArchAngel Human Development
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Darryl M.
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    Whether personal issues, family or otherwise, Minister Michael Muhammad provides professional, in depth counseling services that anyone in need will derive a benefit. As a long term friend, mentor and confidant, I've always admired his ability to pierce the veil of the issue. Whether I was dealing with marital, business or social problems, his intervention has long benefited my life for the better. He impressed me by his professionalism and sincerity, and his willingness to exceed the call of duty. And I would greatly recommend his services to all and anyone who finds themselves in need.

    J. Marie Ministries
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shannon M.
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    Minister Janis provides me with spirtual counseling because of the death of my daughter! What can I say....SHE IS AWESOME!!

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Pat S.
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    Anita is an excellent therapist. She is a thoughtful listener and responds with helpful commentary to assist in resolving personal issues. I would wholeheartedly recommend.


    I provide professional communication for the following: - Resume writing - Interviews - Technical, business, and academic writing (including dissertation editing)


    It's never too late to find a career you love! We offer individual career coaching focused on helping people to: * Uncover their hidden career dreams and goals * Identify their inborn talents and gifts * Package and market their unique qualifications in a custom resume or CV * Create and use a professional network to uncover job openings * Sharpen their interviewing skills to manage hot seat interview questions * Develop original small business plans to create additional revenue streams


    As a man of God, I counsel based on the word of God... You will never go wrong listening and adhering to the word and wisdom of God.

    • 21 years in business

    I am gifted and experienced at developing initiatives and solutions that solve issues and provide structure for working out problems. Whether in relational conflict or community development, there is a need for engineering solutions that can facilitate reconciliation or train skills that build people into a good team. Faith, empowered by sound practice, allows for growth in any relationship, marriage, team or community.


    With a three year masters in marriage and family counseling, I'm trained to handle most issues that present themselves. Not only do I work with clients on personal and relational issues, but also help with practical concerns, such as home and office organization. You can view my website.


    I provide career coaching transition services for individuals that are struggling with their "next step" in their career. As a former executive search professional, my focus is on determining what someone wants to do in their life, and setting up a plan for them to get there. My clients are both actively employed and underemployed or unemployed. All of them are dissatisfied with their current careers, and are looking for more of a fulfilling career.


    Career Coach Experts has over 28 years of experience providing recruiting, career coaching and resume writing service so we know what hiring managers and companies are looking for. We specialize in working with job seekers, or someone in career transition find their life purpose and combine it with an authentic vocation they love to do, ensuring career satisfaction. Our staff writers utilize the latest technology and SEO to help your resume stand out and get interviews! We offer many options, or customized packages at competitive prices to best service our clients and help them succeed in a job search.


    I offer the following services: * Spiritual Counseling * Energy Healing * Angelic Healing * Crystal Healing * Shamanic Healing and Clearing I am an experienced practitioner with over 20 years of experience.


    I preform weddings of all except same sex. I also perform wedding/pre-marital counseling. I also do wedding coordinating as well.


    As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I help guide and motivate my clients to make changes in their lives. I work with my clients by holding them accountable, making goals together, and giving them the necessary skills to make the desired transformation. I practice from a directive, goal oriented approach that helps clients cope with anxiety, manage depression, work through relationship issues, learn how to communicate effectively, manage stress, and learn skills to control anger.

    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

    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.

    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 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.   

    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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