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Weightloss Transformation
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 134 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 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Patrick was fun to work with as we collaborated in the job search. He helped me to get mentally ready and motivated for the next job opportunity. His coaching for my job interview I believe was key in getting the job offer.

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April L.
Verified review

Ellen has literally helped me change my life and helped me through so many life and career transitions. I am so grateful to have hired her as a coach. She has helped me through everything from negotiating contracts for senior level positions, resume writing and job hunting for my ideal position to completely changing careers and starting my own business. She will walk you through unknown territory and provide support and accountability for you to have confidence and clarity to push ahead and pursue your dreams and goals. I highly recommend her services if you are looking to take your life and career to the highest potential!

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Silver Star Reiki
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick E.
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If you understand the way to fix things on the outside is to begin on the inside then Reiki can be the answer. Astera does a great job in unblocking and allowing me to find the inner peace to manage and handle myself with the challenges life presents.

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360FIT, LLC
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 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

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Healingseed Ministries
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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Rev Kurt did an awesome job and I highly recommend him

  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Patrese W.
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Wendi has done s great job working with my son. She is extremely reliable and always accommodating. The time she spends helping is priceless.

Tricia's Personal Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jacinta R.
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Tricia does an excellent job! I am only on my second week with her but I did lose 6 lbs the first week by working out with her and doing what I needed to do on my own concerning working out and what I ate. I would definitely recommend her for your personal training needs.

  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa O.
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In working with Julie, I learned so much about myself and how to move forward in my business. I learned about my self-imposed road-blocks and how to move through them. Julie is brilliantly supportive and throrough. She can really coach anyone from any kind of business. I have recommended her to friends and they are so grateful as well.

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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Dr. Vertino has been extremely helpful in assessing and guiding me through issues with ADHD. He is a kind, honest and supportive coach who patiently yet firmly addresses issues and provides effective strategies for overcoming them. I highly recommend Dr. V if you are interested in making lasting life improvements!

Loren Michaels Dream Squad
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie P.
Verified review

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!!

Life Coach, Financial Coach
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Fatima K.
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A life coach with a true ability to understand the client!

Aimee DuFresne
5.0
from 1 review
    Terri H.
    Verified review

    Aimee is an amazing person and soul coach! She has helped me so much and her programs are a wonderful experience to participate in.

    Meta-Morfic
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Nadia P.
      Verified review

      Meta-Morfic has really helped me process through the things that are important to me and then take the measures to get the results I need. The coaching style is firm, but sensitive and helpful. The coaching I received has helped to improve all areas of my life. With the patience and support from my coach, I immediately began feeling empowered.

      Mike Brazitis Consulting
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kelly H.
      Verified review

      Mike was able to research the position I was applying for and was able to successfully translate my skills into the job requirements.

      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. Before, my own frame of mind journey, that ego, self-doubt, fear, and anxiety, wasn't recognized as an intruder until it began to overtake me. I felt wrong - untrue, and that I was thrashing around in my world in a way that was not sustainable or bringing me anywhere near inner peace and genuine happiness. I was living by the "should's" of life and not the "should's" of me. After discovering the Frame of Mind coaching program, I was able to uncover layers and layers of thinking that was completely standing in my way. I was standing in my own way. After the completion of 10 weeks, I knew that this was something I wanted to lead others through. My world blossomed in front of me after putting the principles to practice. "Things" worked; life worked. It is the world's way of speaking to you. Life is now a never-ending lesson - a journey - like a beautiful story of a warrior. By becoming fearless and getting out of my own way, I grew into bravery and have been flowing through life with ease, integrity, and passion. Discovering how your thoughts are in the way of your true happiness and success is a gift that will reshape your entire life as you know it.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      My passion, dedication and tenacity are geared toward providing positive lasting solutions for you on every level.

      About

      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

      About

      We specialize in business and personal development. We work primarily with small businesses and individuals who are at a crossword and need direction and self-confidence.

      • 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. There is nothing better than seeing the sparkle return in someone's eye.

      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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