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Gurnee Career Coaches

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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

  • 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.

R.W. Coaching
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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great life coach. good insight.

  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Frank K.
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PEP did a great job at helping me approach my career change before I made any big decisions. They helped me answer all the questions I should ask before leaving my old employer.

Achieve Career Consulting
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ben S.
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Betty helped me immensely with my resume and job search. She worked on it with me to make it more professional and resonate with prospective employers. We had several in depth meetings about what I wanted to do with my degree, what type of jobs that interested me, where I'd like to live, what kind of work environment suited me, etc. Before working with Betty I had little idea of the direction I wanted to move with my career. Betty helped me pursue jobs I was passionate about. When I was chosen for an interview Betty helped me prepare by coming up with some potential interview questions and talking me through some things I should expect. Her advice was crucial and I felt confident and relaxed during the interview and ended up landing the job. I would recommend Achieve Career Consulting to anyone. Betty does everything she can to help you succeed and put you on track to have the career you've always wanted.

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!!

Diamond State Of Mind LLC
4.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larissa P.
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I did not feel that my coach read anything i e/mailed him. Last session, I was not sure what to do, and was helped by someone else. I got fee good points, yet the couch did not now how to help and per my request called very late.

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We do private nutrition and fitness consulting including personal training, nutrition consulting, and meal prep. We have our own nutritional shake blend and we call it an NS Shake, all raw and organic 100%. We also offer life coaching. We understand that part of our job is therapeutic although I'm not licensed, I have over 10 years of experience. I've studied not only the human body on the physical aspect, but also on the mental level which we think is important.

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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.

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We offer business coaching for entrepreneurs and life coaching for those looking to discover and live their version of a cool life. Using tools and structures for inspired motivation, insights to discover new and pre-existing strengths, and active support to bring stretch goals to fruition, Oesterlein Coaching and Consulting helps individuals to deliver sustainable results.

About

My personal goal in life is to help as many people achieve their own goals in order to maintain a happy and fulfilling life as humanly possible. I have a large amount of life experience in dealing with such things as loss of loved ones, mental health, drug/alcohol recovery, relationships, and child rearing. I currently have an associate's degree in the field of psychology as a result of my determination to eventually become a certified counselor. Until then, I will use my real-life knowledge to help and coach anyone who could benefit from having a compassionate and knowledgeable person to speak with. Thank you.

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I provide management and professional coaching sessions in person, over the phone or via the Internet. In addition, I am available for general business and marketing audits to provide a fresh perspective to any sized business. With over seven years of experience in social media and small business marketing, I will help your business enter new target markets and better serve existing clients. I have held positions in four very different industries, including retail, hospitality, banking and transportation/railroad. I have an eye for improving any business, any industry and any size. I look forward to working with you and your team.

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Most coaching starts with a process of getting to know the client. While all well and good we believe that your greatest talents and abilities can get easily lost in focusing on all the things that are wrong or that need to change missing an opportunity to start with strengths. It changes the whole relationship when you start with strengths awareness. We all change by identifying our NEEDS, defining a VISION, evaluating the SKILLS we need and then taking ACTION. Using the 80/20 Principle we simply are better at helping our clients focus on the right things and eliminate everything else. One of our favorite saying is Who cares??? in response to stuff that just doesn't matter.

  • 19 years in business
About

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a social worker for over 25 years. I have worked with many different populations. I love seeing change in people. It fulfills me to be a part of the change process. I have added Life and Parenting Coaching to my practice in the past 5 years. Coaching is highly motivating. It is typically a shorter term, faster paced process than counseling. A little about me.....I am a special needs adoptive parent. I have four children by adoption. Three of my children have special needs. I have experience navigating the special education system, residential placement system, in-patient hospitalizations, home based services, etc. I'm also a devout sports mom! I have an active, loud, happy family. We also rescue dogs so we have rambunctious dogs added to the mix! I currently work full time in a prison. I spend the majority of my time helping inmates find meaning and purpose in their lives, despite their long sentences. It is immensely rewarding to help these inmates move from despair to hope and to be a part of that process. I also maintain a small counseling and coaching practice in the evening and/or weekends based on schedules and child sport season. I am dedicated to my clients and I will help your realize your dreams and goals! I work to help adults achieve and maintain their goals. It is so easy to lose yourself in the busy-ness of life. Balance is the key to maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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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