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Lake Forest Life Coaches

Browse these life coaches with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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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.

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
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
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.

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Silver Star Reiki
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Av L.
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A massive heartfelt thanks to the beautiful Astera for helping me on my Journey.. I am a very spiritual person and have been for many years. I am a Reiki practitioner, I meditate on a regular basis and I am very much in touch my my feelings and intuition. Despite my focus on the positives in life, I was noticing a pattern of negative people in my life who either lied to me/stole from me/attacked me on a spiritual level/hurt me. It was only after I had soul detection with Astera, where the blocks that were placed on me on a deeper level were founds and removed, that I felt a whole new magical energy inside. Things then began to flow better, I started to attract better people and circumstances. I have had many healing sessions with many practitioners in the past but this has to be the most effective one and permanent. Whereas the effects of other healing energies seem to only be temporary. Astera is so gifted and talented at what she does. She is very intuitive and has a wealth of knowledge that can help anyone. Thank you Astera xx

Emerald Crane (Di)
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Jamin P.
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After talking with Di I was quite surprised at the importance a life/career coach one can have on my career. Going through medical school the focus was always on studying the career, but they all ignored the imporatance of great resumes and interview skills. After talking with Di I realized how valuable her knowledge and skills are in the work force and how much they could have helped me in the past. The knowledge would have helped me earlier in school ( applying for programs) for residencies and later on for an amazing career opportunity. These are things I currently look for in potential physicians that apply at my hospital. Although many may not understand the importance of her knowledge and skills now, trust me it is something that one will regret not having later. Di's knowledge and compassion of which she works with is better than any guidance I have seen throughout my professional life. Di is someone I highly recommend to my colleges and would to anyone else no matter their career/life goals.

Troemner Consulting
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo N.
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Keith not only rewrote my resume, he is also a very good interview coach. He helped me on how to answer the sticky questions that will be asked at the job interview. Well recommended

  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn S.
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I have been working with Victoria for going on 3 years now- we meet up once a year to revamp my resume- and I don't know what I would do without her. She gives what I have done in life focus and helps market me in a way that I never could have done myself to be desirable to potential employers. She also gives me the confidence to go for what I really want out of life.

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  • 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.

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.

Your Life Destiny
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Jude L.
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I am a parent of an 8th grader who plays basketball. Coach Williams has been her coach for the past couple of years. It truly seems as if coach has been in my daughters life for so many more years. The two have a special bond and my daughter sees Coach Lashun as a mentor whom she admires. We as a family have been thoroughly pleased with the professionalism, character and the compassion with which she runs her program. Coach Lashun teaches not only the game of basketball, yet life skills and etiquette as well. She often times seizes the opportunity to expose her young women to the greater world around them, thus helping to prepare them to be successful and compassionate women who give back to their communities. Lashun teaches her players not to fear and to believe in themselves. This is likely her greatest gift to these young ladies. Job well done coach Lashun Williams!

Life Upgrade Movement LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Madds M.
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Laura is a great coach! Always upbeat positive. Look forward to our calls. I like her approach and Have seen the benefits of her help already.

McCoy Consulting LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tunji S.
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I have known Amera McCoy for almost 4 years now and I can say without a doubt that she is the best executive coach I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Amera McCoy is a superb executive coach who builds relationships with her clients to get results, rather than approaching it as just another business transaction. Our interaction began in class when I started my doctoral program in Business Psychology. After getting to know her professional background and seeing her vast knowledge exhibited, I decided to reach out on a more formal note. She has helped and coached me through some of the challenging moment in my career and remains a friend, confidant, and (she doesn’t know yet) mentor years later. She brings the same passion and expertise to a group situation that she did for me one-on-one. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in either occasion Amera has a great sense of humor and tremendous life/professional experiences that she leveraged when working with me individually and with my teams.

White Hawk Consultant LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Neka S.
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Roy Boxill is a very good coach. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a life coach. He is very attentive and courteous. If I could give him more stars I would.

Go Create It
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Berenice S.
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Go Create It is such an asset to the educational world. Their programs excited and empowered our middle schoolers and the impacts are long-lasting. Their entrepreneur program has influenced our students to have more confidence in themselves, think outside the box and take educated risks. Our school community is impressed with the micro-financing hands-on experience that the program offers. We also loved the Math Thru Music program- our teacher team has implemented a different approach to teaching and kids are eager to increase their numeracy skills when it is relevant to their lives. Go Create It is an asset to our educational system!

  • 9 years in business
Maureen B.
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Coach T keeps you accountable by having you make weekly schedule a to keep you on task on focused on income activities. He has you think hard on your vision and purpose. He instills in you that you are UNSTOPPABLE and your past dies not determine you future. Ultimately, you realize that your true purpose is what motivates you and everything else falls behind that.

Paula Jablonski
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jennifer G.
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Energetic, knowledgeable and amiable are the words that come to mind when I think about Paula. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Paula for a handful of years, during which I have worked for her and have learned from her via health coaching and workshops. Above all, I was impressed with Paula’s ability to teach me things not only about health and wellness but about business as well and to be a continual source of information and encouragement. Paula has a knack for finding and sharing information that is relevant to having a healthy lifestyle in today’s fast paced society. Paula’s education and passion for balanced living would inspire anyone to make a change, even just one small one, for the better. Her zest for life is contagious and her dedication to helping others is inspiring.

Nicole Martinez, Psy.D.LCPC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amity C.
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Dr. Martinez was an incredible life coach. Having 4 small children and a husband who constantly travels, I was off track. She truly helped me by just listening and suggesting valuable solutions to refocus and prioritize what's important and best for me.

Life Coach, Financial Coach
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Fatima K.
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A life coach with a true ability to understand the client!

Body Impact
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tim R.
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Angel is a fantastic trainer and motivational coach. He was able to motivate me to workout which wasn't always easy. Angel is committed to improving the overall health of his clients. Exercises are designed to give you the flexibility and strength you need for daily activities in your life. I really liked the fact that we never repeated a workout. The best training experience I've ever had was training at Body Impact Chicago and with Angel Santiago as my trainer. I would highly recommend you check it out for yourself if you live anywhere near the North Suburbs of Chicago.

Leah S.
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Cordelia exemplifies the true meaning of a coach; one who helps foster and support the capabilities already within yourself. I found our conversations stimulating and inspiring, and found myself opening up and becoming more aware of my own habits. She is able to coach you through an exploration of your own thoughts without interjecting judgement, really allowing you as the client to recognize your potential. I highly recommend her services.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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We have such energizing sessions. I feel great after and am ready to tackle anything thrown my way. You really know your stuff and you make me want to help people as well.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a life coach?

A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

How much does a life coach cost?

A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

Why get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

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