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Donohue Life Coaching
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Pat Donohue is such an effective life coach because he combines a lifetime of teaching experience with a passion for seeing people "unleashed" to achieve their dreams. He brings context and perspective to the table, given his "real-life" experience in business, athletics, and community leadership. He is quick to listen and connect the challenges which lie beneath the surface, and he helps me understand my strengths and capacities. Pat then crafts relevant & actionable insight, helping empower me with motivation, focus and practical disciplines to spur my personal and professional growth.

  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Not only was Wendi a knowledgable tutor, she made the whole experience easy. Just from our first lesson I've gained confidence in multiple subjects. I'm looking forward to continuous progress and development pertaining to the ACT.

Katz Motivation
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine Z.
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Mr.Katz is the best teacher I have ever had. Being in his class taught me much more than Biology. I developed a concern for the pressing matters of our environment and more conscientious about my food choices. Not only did Mr.Katz teach us lifelong lessons, but he also cares about his students. He forms friendships with them, which is somethings that most teachers do not do. One thing that I can say stands out the most is the Mycelia Project. Mr.Katz had his students make a semester long project that helps their communities and our environment. These projects can make a monument outs impact on our world and I think it's amazing that he has freshmen do this. Overall, Mr.Katz is the best teacher anyone could have.

  • 9 years in business
Kenneth W.
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The main word that comes to mind about Rosalyn's coaching is "courageous." She consistently and artfully offered steps, insights, and ideas that stretched me to my limits. It would have been easier for some coaches to simply go along, but Rosalyn provided the leadership I needed to press forward - and that's what I hired her to do. As a result, I now have a greater willingness to stand up tall and strong for what I believe are the best strategies in situations throughout my professional and personal life.

Walter M.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elvis G.
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The Leadership Pathways program at NEIU strives to strengthen personal leadership ability among our students. Walter has shown to be an invaluable asset to the team as he designs lessons and facilitates weekly classroom discussion. His professional background and high school coaching experience offers insight to developing leaders at NEIU!

Hope with ME
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Grace A.
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Dr. Michael Mecozzi spoke at our high school's Operation Snowball weekend, a lock-in focused on drug prevention, leadership, and team building. About 80 students attended, and this year's theme was "The Power of a Positive Mindset". He spoke on "Rethinking Your Thinking" and had many useful tips to overcoming negative thoughts and reaching one's full potential. He is such a kind, inspiring person and fun, interactive speaker. The students responded extremely well to his encouraging message and learned so much. Thank you, Dr. Mecozzi, for an unforgettable experience!

ArchAngel Human Development
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stanley M.
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Hi! Min. Michael Muhammad over 20 years ago helped transform my life through the teaching of the most Ho. Elijha Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan. He taught a character development class. I remember sitting in his class crying as he spoke with conviction and touch that made a heart to heart connection. As a college graduate I would say that I had never attended a class that provided a chomprehensive knowledge of self development. Anyone reading testimony, if you're familiar with the seven habits of highly effective people by Steven Covey. The seven habits are truly transformational. Min Michael and the principlals he teaches transforms lives. Many people spend money of things, Min. Michael Muhammad invest in building human potential. He inspired me and has left a forever impression of what leadership should reflect. Thank you Bro. Min. Michael.

KeriAynn Strickler
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Aissa P.
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I've only just started having lessons with KeriAynn but I already know we are a good fit. She took time to get to know me and asked about any concerns I had.

Highlight Your Success
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha H.
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I have been stuck in the same job for the last 5 years as a mid-level manager. I'm wasn't sure if there was hope for me to move to the next level in leadership. Letta was really responsive and quick to help me outline a strategy that should work well. We'll be meeting a couple times a month for coaching sessions where we'll work on mock interviews and leadership scenarios to help me gain more skills that will impress my bosses. This really seems like it's going to help me out of my rut!

Yoga Instructor
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
William G.
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I have studied Iyengar yoga with Amy Massat for well over a year, with great, steady progress. I am 76 years old and in good overall condition, but with rotator cuff issues in one shoulder. Amy has made a special effort to work that shoulder, in addition to addressing my overall alignment and ranges of motion. She has a good eye for analyzing a student's performance, and she articulates even the finest adjustments to one's positions very clearly. She brings great professionalism to her teaching, with her ability to demonstrate all motions and positions perfectly and her well planned lessons. I look forward to each session! Bill Gifford

  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Katie is very talented and easy to please her students. I would heartily recommend her as a guitar teacher.

Speech Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Dawn G.
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Cassandra is knowledgeable, thoughtful and thorough. She always keeps the client's goals, experience, and skills in mind. Cassandra has a masterful (and magical) way of listening on multiple levels so she not only hears what is being said verbally, but she can also pick up on what is not being said. This is a valuable skill because often the key to personal and professional growth may not be obvious to the client. Cassandra can help the person go deeper and obtain a better understanding and acceptance of what “is” so that they can achieve clarity and commitment to go for what “is possible.” Cassandra’s workshops and presentations are well-organized, engaging and enjoyable. She is able to create programs that convey key information in easily understood way. I would recommend Cassandra to anyone looking for a workshop facilitator, public speaker, or personal and professional development coach.

Sallie G.
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I went to Hillary in hopes of reducing my stress, along with some psychological issues. Within the last 3 months of sessions she has more than introduced me to meditation and mindfulness. I learned that It's not a straight line with an beginning and an end. She shares her journey and is an authentic teacher. She is encouraging and outside of sessions, she shares her personal inspirations. I guess my comments might sound too good to be true ....my experience is sincere.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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My work stands out from others who do what I do because I am passionate about my job and I truly care for each client. I help people live healthier and I also teach Spanish (my native language). If needed, sometimes I am available for house sitting and/ or pet sitting.

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With over a decade of experience consulting and coaching leaders, teams and organizations on optimizing and improving their performance. We use only evidence based solutions, positive psychology methods and assessments. We have been ranked as one of the top 40 executive education programs, along with Northwestern, MIT, Stanford and Penn: a top 5 organizational development program, and featured in Time, Inc. and Forbes.

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I have the following skills: * Teaching English grammar * Teaching Arabic grammar * Composition of articles in English * Editing English or Urdu scripts * How to become good actor * Writing of cover letters * Resume writing * Treating the sick through yoga and acupressure techniques * Quran scholar to teach Quran with meaning and explanation * Teach numerology to balance one's life by setting the numbers and figures * Activate the subconscious mind to get the desired results and effects in life * Teach presentation techniques * Teach how to become an orator * Tennis coaching * Conduct seminars and workshops on various themes like managing change, how to manage crises and time management * Treat patients with herbal remedies

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Energize your soul with daily yoga meditations. A 200-hour registered yoga instructor, I will lead you through a Baptiste-style vinyasa flow 60- or 75-minute class. I can come to you, or you to me; I am located on the north side of Chicago. I regularly lead a group class on Tuesday mornings at 6.15 a.m. in Sauganash that you are welcome to join. Otherwise, privates are a great way to get started learning how to expand, channel, and connect to breath as you move through the physical asana postures. Let me know your yoga goals so that we can get started right away. Do it now! Price, location, and times are negotiable Namaste! Stefanie

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Some yoga teachers get into an impossible-looking pose and then ask you to do it. I coach you starting from where you are, knowing what your physical and emotional challenges are.

  • 17 years in business
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I provide high energy, interactive, and empowering keynote addresses, hands on skill building workshops (when you want to dig deeper into an area than a keynote), and one on one coaching programs which inspire people to cultivate their leadership using personal, strategic, and actionable strategies. My keynotes and workshops are eye opening, interesting, and practical, and my coaching strategic and focused. My goal is to use all my tools to help you, my client, to develop your leadership, become a stronger (and happier) producer, and in turn help develop the leadership of those around you as well. Many of my recent work has centered around my book, Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership. The book, as well as my presentations based on it, explores the "Ten Bases of Leadership" which were identified from over 100 interviews with Major League Baseball players, managers, and executives. Through the stories and strategies I share with my audience, participants, and clients, I help people in all walks of life to become Major League Leaders.

  • 19 years in business
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About

Sherri Blix is a professional leadership coach who helps clients find fulfillment in their work and improve their performance. She has helped high-potential emerging leaders develop leadership capability, mid-level managers refine their management style, and individual contributors overcome challenges in a particular area of the job. Her collaborative process identifies the client’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth and development while cultivating in the client a deeper self-awareness.

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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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