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Weightloss Transformation
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zac A.
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I trained with Patrick for just over 2 years and made great progress in my weight loss. Patrick is a motivator and always kept me in check. If you have the will to make a change in your lifestyle and need a great coach, trainer and friend - look Patrick up and schedule a time to meet. You will not be disappointed.

Donohue Life Coaching
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Sally W.
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Very pleased so far!! I just hope my son takes full advantage of the coaching. Coach Pat instantly demonstrated that he really understood what was going on.

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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Ellen is passionate about helping her clients identify and then develop a strategy to meet their short and long term goals. I highly recommend Ellen if you are looking to not just find a job but identify a career that aligns your passion and skills to achieve your life's mission and values. Ellen, I truly value your support and guidance as I work on my career transition goals. Mary

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360FIT, LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Wendie was an excellent tutor. Easy to schedule with and found a time and convenient location close to home. My son's score went up several points from the first time he took the ACT (before tutoring). His Reading score had a big increase send his math score went up dramatically too. My son mentioned that the tutoring also helped him in his math class at school. I would definitely hire Wendi again.

  • 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.

Loren Michaels Harris
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kim J.
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Loren Michaels Harris auditioned and won a spot in our cast to read "LOST OR FOUND" in the 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan show which I produce and co-direct locally. He. Was. Fabulous! Wonderful to work with. Very open to suggested edits and coaching. He is so clear on his message that he speaks off-the-cuff as smoothly and confidently as he reads a prepared piece. He was cool under pressure and absolutely delivered. A consummate professional. I would work with him anytime!

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey W.
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Sarah is an incredibly supportive and non judgmental life coach. She helped to develop my confidence and teach me the value of creative visualization. While working with Sarah through a career change, i more than tripled my salary and found a challenging position that supports both my career goals and greater life goals.

  • 11 years in business
Adam F.
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Chris Falcon is the best personal trainer that I know. He is extremely knowledgeable and understands how to get the best results for his clients. His talents go beyond personal training. Chris is a natural motivator and personal coach and has provided me with valuable advice has not just benefited me athletically but has helped me become a better person and find more enjoyment in life.

Your Highest Light
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
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Really enjoyed my coaching sessions! Had great conversations! Loved the positivity!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan S.
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I don't know where to begin... Ashley helped me plan out my entire career path from my first year of college all the way to the day I received the offer letter from the employer. She doesn't only help you establish your career path she helps you rationally breakdown all the milestones you'll need to hit in order to accomplish your personal career goals. All in all, I owe many thanks to Ashley for my career growth. Without her expertise and advice I would not be in the position I am in today.

Larry Kamphausen, OJCR
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
LP P.
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As a spiritual life coach, Larry is both sensitive and smart, exuding a contagious reverence for the Holy, while embodying so seamlessly the art of finding the sacred in everyday life. I highly recommend working with him in the realm of life coaching and spiritual direction, if you have the opportunity to benefit from his innate insight!

Loren Michaels Dream Squad
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie P.
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Loren coached me into a new person. He got me on a diet plan, a great exercise regime, and amazing coaching all the way. He helped me all the way up to winning a Body Transformation Challenge. Loren is passionate, goal oriented, and has an amazing work ethic. If you want someone who will genuinely lead you to success. Loren Michaels DREAM SQUAD!!

The New You
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Lawrence C.
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Darick is extremely knowledgeable and tailors the work out to what suits you the best. His understanding of anatomy ensures that you train your weaker areas in parallel without causing any discomfort (I am an older individual). I have never looked or felt better because of Darrick's tutelage.

MCL Contracting Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Paul M.
    Verified review

    Has given me the support and knowledge to hit my career goals.

    About

    Welcome to your journey towards your best self. Our work together would center around how your thinking can be mastered in order to create an extraordinary success in business and in your life. The powerful and unique coaching program is 10 weeks in length and is centered around daily interaction via an online journal, coupled with weekly one-on-one thought-provoking calls. Let's begin your journey.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have reinvented myself time & again successfully so I understand what people go through when trying to figure out what their true calling is. I have worked with many people from all walks of life and feel a special connection to each one. I am intuitive, trustworthy, inspiring and supportive.

    • 8 years in business
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    • 18 years in business
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    My passion, dedication and tenacity are geared toward providing positive lasting solutions for you on every level.

    About

    Suzanne is a healthy lifestyle expert and unconventional game-changer in the field of transformational coaching and personal development. Her extensive experience and knowledge in multiple healing modalities as well as her special skill in subconscious mental training for permanent change, have allowed her to work with high-level individuals and groups to transform health, and to pinpoint and dissolve the limitations keeping them from reaching goals. Suzanne provides profound personal insights and creative integration tools and strategies to help create a conscious, successful, purpose-filled life.

    • 2 years in business
    About

    I specialize in clients 40 and over and who do not have a lot of experience working out and would like to begin the journey to a healthier life. I am all about posture, core strength and adapting exercises based on your physical needs. I set realistic goals not only that you can reach but have input in. I will offer nutritional advice as well as life coaching .

    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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