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Weightloss Transformation
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 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
  • 121 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.

  • 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.

Top Pro
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Soar to Success Coaching
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laqueeta B.
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I have had the opportunity to listen and learn so much Phil that i was inspired to start my own business. His business knowledge and life coaching qualities are like no other.

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

Negotiation Geek
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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Joanna is unlike any interview coach I have had before, the approach she has to her clients was something to admire, and I looked and researched a few interview coaches before I decided to go with Negotiation Geek. Joanna has experience working HR in a Fortune 500 company, offers great advice, and she puts forth the most solid effort I have ever seen from a career coach in getting to know her clients’ needs before a session is established. This isn’t a cookie cutter coaching session, I was very impressed when she helped me prep for an interview for a Fortune 500 company, she reached out to her network who worked for the company to give me advice on the hiring process, taught me how to search for clues in the job posting, and asked me some very tough questions in our mock interview session. As a result of her game planning and the preparation skills it left me, I was well prepared for the interview, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as my mock interview with Negotiation Geek. I would recommend Joanna again and again to anyone who needs to prepare for an interview, and her salary negotiation skills are top notch and have helped me establish a better salary for the jobs I have been interviewing for. Joanna is awesome, and she even followed up with me after the interview to see how it went! Joanna is an amazing coach and I trust her because she’s put in the work in corporate America HR and she truly cares about her clients’ success. Go with Negotiation Geek and you will not be disappointed!

Dana G Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sue L.
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Working with Dana has been one of the most amazing investments I've ever made in my life. She really knows how to get things moving in the direction you're looking for. She's professional, personable and great at what she does. Highly recommended!! -Sue L.

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!

My Fitness Decisions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kiki L.
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I have been working with Jill since September 2014 in order to lose pounds and get stronger physically. I love that Jill has educated me on how to make clean food choices and how to manage social outings in regards to not eating or drinking too much. I am 6 pounds from my goal!!! Jill is a wealth of knowledge and imparts it via planning and frequently checking in with my progress. I highly recommend Jill as a coach to get healthy !!!!!

Speech Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Marsha T.
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When I decided I needed a coach to assist with some decisions I needed to make, I began my search online. The sheer number and different types of coaches was totally overwhelming. But, little did I know that the perfect coach for me was right under my nose! Several months before, I had been introduced to Cassandra through a mutual friend because I was interested in the coaching profession for myself. We had several brief conversations about her training and about the business of coaching. Even in those early discussions, I found Cassandra to be warm, articulate, professional, considerate, and quick-witted with quite a sense of humor. Suddenly, I thought…Cassandra would make a great coach…for me! And I was right! She is not only a great listener but one of her most fabulous attributes is that she is able to “synthesize” my ramblings and feed them back to me in a marvelously cohesive statement that sums up what I said and much of what I felt – but hadn’t said! So, over the past 13 years, I have maintained Cassandra as my “go to” coach, and I have never been disappointed in the outcome of our collaboration. I have never felt judged, or wrong, or stupid in any situation that I have shared with her. Cassandra is the most non-judgmental person I have ever met. She is phenomenal in the way she supports me in whatever I am trying to achieve…and it’s ALWAYS about ME! If she has an opinion about something, she sets that aside and places the focus on what I want for my life. Her questions are so skillful that they encourage me to think in new and different ways and it inspires me to pull from deep within myself to come up with new ideas and approaches to my situation. In other words, Cassandra’s coaching is not about proving that she has the answers, but rather she is all about empowering her clients to gain clarity, recognize their own truth, and affirm their gifts. Yes, it is evident that Cassandra is highly trained and certified; but her value as a coach goes over and above what can be taught in a classroom. She is a person of integrity with a genuine desire and commitment to helping her clients achieve the highest level of personal satisfaction and professional success in their lives. I recommend Cassandra without reservation!

Bhavani Coaching Inc.
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz J.
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I have had the pleasure of having had many coaching sessions with Bhavani. She has helped me with many decisions and helped me to tackle many projects. She is the first life coach I have ever dealt with I am SO glad I reached out to her and SO fortunate to have her as my life coach. Bhavani goes above and beyond to assess her clients’ needs snd help them to reach their goals. She is kind, knowledgeable and has a special talent for really listening to her clients to help them determine the path that they should take. I look forward to my sessions with her. I have a real good feeling after a session and always feel motivated and inspired because of her wise, insightful words. Bhavani and her life coaching will forever be an integral part of the healthy, motivated and mindful life I strive to lead. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her. You will be glad you did.

QORE1
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Tina B.
    Verified review

    Joe put me at ease from the beginning. I found him to be very professional, personable and intuitive. He was an excellent listener and very skilled at being able to sum up my circumstantial barriers and point out things I was unaware of. Joe was very skilled at helping me to navigate my life course toward a successful new path. I am very grateful to Joe and highly recommend him to anyone who needs life coach assistance.

    Loren Michaels Dream Squad
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 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!!

    About

    At Essential Reiki & Guidance, we offer some of the following services: * Solutions Focused Brief Therapy and Life Coaching * Reiki Healing * Meditation * Reiki Training and Attunement * Workshops

    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.

    • 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 .

    About

    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.

    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.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    My name is Brooke Glover, and I am a job consultant with Power Job Center. Power Job Center is a "full-service online shop" that offers resume and cover letter creation, resume and cover letter review, and coaching in job search strategies, interview prep, and career counseling/advice to professionals (from recent grads to late stage) in the industries of administrative assistant/clerical, human resources, sales, customer service/data entry, accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/advertising. Features include the following: - Schedule a 30-minute in-person initial meeting with you (if located in Chicago or Chicagoland area) to introduce myself or schedule a 30-minute phone chat with you (if located outside of Chicago) to introduce myself - 72-hour turnaround guarantee: If you are not given resume or cover letter within 72 hours from initial contact, then you will not have to pay - Unlimited calls, texts, and e-mails for revisions, modifications, adjustments, and/or corrections for resume and cover letter to produce that best possible resume and cover letter for you - Coaching can be done in person (if in Chicago or Chicagoland), by phone, or by Skpye - Unlimited texts and e-mails after each coaching session to make sure that you have the support needed to find employment - Reasonable pricing for services with excellent quality Benefits include the following: - You must be satisfied with final version of resume and cover letter before you pay anything. - You will have a customized resume and cover letter that will look professional while highlighting your skills/abilities, experience, etc. - You will be given real world and insider advice, tips, and suggestions regarding job search strategies in your area, interview prep, and career counseling. I look forward to working with you!

    About

    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.

    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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