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Weightloss Transformation
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.

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EG Results, LLC
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gerald L.
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Ellen really supported me and took immediate action to take my resume and cover letter to a whole new level. I would definitely recommend her without reservation!

Donohue Life Coaching
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 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.

Top Pro
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

  • 5 years in business
  • 63 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.

  • 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
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!

My Fitness Decisions
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 !!!!!

Loren Michaels Dream Squad
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 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!!

MCL Contracting Services
from 1 review
    Paul M.
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    Has given me the support and knowledge to hit my career goals.

    On Course Wellness
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Jackie S.
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    Annette is an outstanding coach and has helped me with the way I see myself, my weight and how muscle is more condensed than fat and I'm much smaller than what I weigh on the scale because I strength train 3 days a week with heavy weights. She champions me to the finish line and I've achieved many goals I've set for myself with Annette beside me as a partner climbing the mountain beside me.


    I'm an experienced, certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches which is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). Besides my coaching, I'm also ACE group fitness certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Turbo Kick and Ageless Grace (mind-body fitness) Instructor and am a Silver Sneakers FLEX instructor helping people have fun while moving every single day. I'm also in the process of getting my ACE senior fitness certification and Silver Sneakers Circuit and strength training certifications as senior fitness is a passion of mine. My specialty is helping you get back to your dream weight for good through healthy weight loss without gimmicks or deprivation, so you can achieve the healthy and happy life you deserve! My Your Healthy Life Made Easy! (TM) Program covers all wellness topics, including weight loss, weight maintenance, fitness, nutrition, stress reduction and life satisfaction as they all contribute to being the best you can be. I work with individuals, small businesses and corporate wellness programs across the U.S. by phone, Skype, email and text, and I offer individual and group coaching programs. As an entrepreneur and a former corporate VP, I have a soft spot for those who have the extra pressures of the business world literally weighing them down. Weight loss and weight maintenance is near and dear to my heart because I've struggled with my weight in the past too (I've lost 48 pounds and rock size 6 jeans) and now help others make a sustainable change. Knowing that I "walk the talk" is inspirational and highly motivational to those I work with. I "get you," and I can help you!


    Anita Smith endeavors to coach adolescent girls and women in empowerment and healthier self-perception through supplying options for change, growth, and develop by way of workshops, mentoring, training, conferences and resources by the aid of quality products, services, integrity, reliability, faith, and hard work for the purpose of adapting or transforming their mindsets to break the unhealthy, pre-set rules governing their lives. * Crystal M. Gaines, client: Crystal M. hired me as a speaker in 2010 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: expert, on time, high integrity “We requested Anita to speak to our youth and women on personal development. She was knowledgeable, very encouraging, and our attendees came away with a new perspective.” * Quincy Bingham, client: Quincy hired me as a career coach in 2009 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: great results, expert, good value “Anita identified what messages I was trying to convey and helped me to effectively communicate those messages, verbally and non-verbally with my clients, friends, and family, especially when the stakes were high. We worked on my body language, pitch, tone, gestures, style of dress and the overall synergy of my presence. The sessions were fun, yet extremely informative! Now I use nearly everything I learned on an everyday basis. I feel like a new me!” * Veela Ammons, Owner/Founder, Image and Beauty Management, colleague She worked directly with me. “Anita Smith is a consummate professional, not only as a teacher, trainer, coach, but she is also a phenomenal speaker. I've had the pleasure of working with her on some projects and would welcome the opportunity again. Her enthusiasm is contagious. I'm glad that I know her. Sincerely, Veela Ammons” * Olguine Oriental, student, University of Saint Thomas - School of Business, colleague Olguine worked directly with me. “Anita is an amazing speaker and really inspires others when she speaks. I truly enjoyed your motivational talks and would love to attend more in the future. Thank you for making Miss Black Minnesota such a positive event.” January 5, 2011 * Arthur Horton III, educational counselor - TRiO, City Colleges of Chicago, colleague He worked with me. “Ms. Smith is one of the best motivational speakers that I have met. When we appeared for a speaking engagement without students, she performed so well that we had to bring her back a second time. She really connected well with students, and it helped motivate them to find out what they do well and move forward in their future endeavors whether it be college or technical school.” January 12, 2011 * Nancy Tennicott, client Nancy hired me as a model in 2003. Top qualities: personable, on time, high integrity “Anita was one of our models at Ford Models. She proved herself to be a very reliable and personable model.” May 12, 2010 I also do phone consultations.


    Living Lean is a lifestyle company focusing on the fundamentals of home and health. Living Lean uses a minimalistic approach, enhancing your life by getting your home and body healthy. Based on the premise that a simple life is a fulfilling one, Living Lean helps you to overcome the excess in your life by providing services in home organization and styling as well as small group and personal fitness training. Emphasizing on increasing budget consciousness and reducing consumption, Living Lean gives you the tools to apply what you already have to know your potential.


    I am a published author. I host my own radio talk show. I write all the contents for my show. I've completed two screenplays and am currently working on the third.

    • 5 years in business

    100% of my coaching clients say they would recommend coaching with me to a colleague or a friend. So, are you puzzling over an important decision? Are you feeling overwhelmed by competing priorities? Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you have an issue at work and in life that's driving you crazy? Do you have a goal, but never seem to get closer to accomplishing it? I can help! I'll talk you through your options, help you see and solve your problems. I'll support you as you make changes, so you feel less overwhelmed and more satisfied that you are living a fulfilling life that's in line with your values. I'll get you unstuck. Let's get moving together!

    • 12 years in business

    I'm passionate about helping people. I received a Bachelor of Arts in communication, focusing on psychology in 2006 from Augusta State University. I worked as a parapsychologist with people from ages 7 to 70, experiencing all difficulties in life, from ADHD to Downs Syndrome to fibromyalgia to dementia. I spent two years as a primary caregiver to a man with stage four bone cancer, helping him every step of the way. I then helped my father in law as he declined from Lewy Body dementia. I also years working with in addicts, mostly helping their children.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    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.


    We are navigating the desires of your heart into reality. IFMI Consultants, Inc. offers career, life and personal coaching services. As the founder of IFMI Consultants, I'm extremely passionate about helping others embrace who they are, as well as what their personal or professional needs are. I feel that my work is completed when my clients describe their experience after our sessions as a "defining moment" in their lives. It's really awesome! It truly is an awesome experience for both myself as a certified professional coach and consultant. My customers not only appreciate my loyalty and honesty during and after our coaching sessions, they also appreciate my commitment to making each coaching session about them, and only them. Whether it's a (free) 30-minute introductory coaching session, or we've engaged in a contractual agreement, there is always a sincere interest on behalf of IFMI Consultants, Inc. to offer exceptional services with a rewarding experience as a return on your investment.

    • 7 years in business

    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!

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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