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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.

Donohue Life Coaching
from 53 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.

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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!

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!

Achieve Career Consulting
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 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.

  • 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.

  • 11 years in business
Adam F.
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Chris Falcon is the best personal trainer that I know. He is extremely knowledgeable and understands how to get the best results for his clients. His talents go beyond personal training. Chris is a natural motivator and personal coach and has provided me with valuable advice has not just benefited me athletically but has helped me become a better person and find more enjoyment in life.

  • 2 years in business
Paul P.
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Amanda was an excellent coach during my career transition. I was completely burnt out in my finance career and was counting down the days until I left my company. When I signed up with Amanda I was a little skeptical since I'd never invested in myself like this before but I am extremely happy that I did. I can't recommend Amanda enough, she really encouraged me to see things differently and make big changes in my life. My favorite aspects were her attitude and the entire coaching process, which works like a charm! I am now taking tech and art classes to transition to the design profession.

Dwayne The Adviser
from 5 reviews
    Evelyn T.
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    Dwayne has been consulting and coaching me for about 10 years now. Dwayne knows a lot about life and when he combines his life experiences with his spiritual intuition he comes up with excellent results! I highly recommend his professional coaching, mentoring and consulting services. E L Tyler Little Elm, TX

    Chris T.
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    Bert is very passionate about dieting, lifting, and an overall fitness lifestyle. He has helped me change my workout in order to meet my fitness goals. His knowledge about the body and the gym will help him continue his success as a trainer/coach.

    • 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!

    Highlight Your Success
    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!

    Loren Michaels Dream Squad
    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!!

    Personal well being
    from 2 reviews
      Rico S.
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      Great and good job, in relationships, and personal issues coaching, and counseling techniques.

      Aimee DuFresne
      from 1 review
        Terri H.
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        Aimee is an amazing person and soul coach! She has helped me so much and her programs are a wonderful experience to participate in.

        Gina L.
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        I love working with Kelsey. She is so encouraging, motivating and positive. Her training and meal plans are straight forward and easy to understand. She is an excellent coach and is always asking how she can better help you - a good trainer will just give you a plan. An excellent trainer will always constantly be helping you, asking you how they can help you, encouraging you. She isn't only a trainer, but she is your friend. ❤ I still have a ways to go, but I've learned so much from Kelsey and I'm eating right, exercising, losing fat mass and building muscles which is my goals that's she's helping me achieve.

        • 19 years in business

        You will get results Motivating people


        Suzanne is a healthy lifestyle expert and unconventional game-changer in the field of transformational coaching and personal development. Her extensive experience and knowledge in multiple healing modalities as well as her special skill in subconscious mental training for permanent change, have allowed her to work with high-level individuals and groups to transform health, and to pinpoint and dissolve the limitations keeping them from reaching goals. Suzanne provides profound personal insights and creative integration tools and strategies to help create a conscious, successful, purpose-filled life. It is gratifying to see my clients transform different aspects of their life through our work together. To see the successes and achievements of my clients.


        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. Watching individuals discover their strengths and see them gain confidence in pursuing their dreams and living their life on purpose.

        • 4 years in business

        Cheszerae is a personable, vibrant, innovative and skilled motivational speaker, Doctor of Education candidate and life coach who helps people reach their highest potential in the emotional, spiritual, professional and social areas of life. She applies sound biblical principles to any situation. Radical, cutting-edge, wise, and trailblazer lady with a heart for people are some of the words/phrases used to describe Cheszerae. As a role model, professional recording artist and doctoral scholar, Cheszerae decided to start her coaching business following the voice of God to serve and equip people of all walks of life to build a journey and pathway in the marketplace that is pleasing to Him. Prior to her role as a life coach, Cheszerae served the public in various sectors, such as nonprofit, entertainment, religious and hospitality markets. With an overwhelming love for Christ and passion for personal growth in others, Cheszerae invests quality one-on-one time with each client and/or heart-to-heart intimate group training. She will continue until your goal is clearly discovered and successfully completed. Witnessing the joy that my clients experience after they have discovered their inner identity makes me ecstatic!

        • 18 years in business

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

        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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