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EG Results, LLC
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 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

Donohue Life Coaching
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Lance D.
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“I am very pleased with the support and council I received from Donohue Consulting. Pat’s insights and focus on bringing positive energy and the power of weak ties were key in helping me with a successful career transition. I will recommend Donohue Consulting to friends and family who can benefit from having a professional like Pat in their corner.”

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from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacquelyn D.
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I would highly recommend her services to anyone that is really looking to level up at any stage of their life and isn't afraid to work hard to improve. Sarah provided structure around areas that were needed, (i.e. the hard 'skills' and marketing tools), while providing reminders about emotional kindness as different things often come up when you are in a stage of self-reflection. She understood the battles, gave actionable advice, checked in on different items, and provided long-term solutions while being a supportive source of motivation. Her experience working to help me improve as a whole individual, versus just what's next, made 'what's next' more manageable and was pivotal in my new career, especially knowing she will be in my corner every step of the way.

Acuity Talent Advisors
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Pat D.
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I worked with Charles on looking at making a career change. He was extremely flexible and worked around my schedule. I have already recommended them to multiple individuals.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole E.
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Gertrude has been my coach for nearly 10 years. From career to marriage related topics, Gertrude has continuously supported me to be successful. I highly recommend her.

  • 2 years in business
Amanda F.
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Amanda's passion for this work makes it so worth while. She has a knack for helping you see you own patterns holding you back. If you're looking for a career change or transition, or if you're feeling stuck in any area of your life, Amanda is a great resource for you. Her professionalism is apparent and she provided me more value than any coach I've used before. She's a little spiritual and incorporates that into her coaching, which I loved! She also sends little welcome gifts to all her clients in the beginning...which is so different than anything I've experienced as well. I felt truly invested in. Thank you so much, Amanda!

  • 11 years in business
Mary B.
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When I need solutions, I call Faith. I can not begin to express how great it has been to work with her. I met Faith while serving as Marketing Director of a University. She was contracted for numerous editing projects. Later, Faith assisted me in transitioning to my present entrepreneurial role. We collaborated in web content creation/editing. Faith has a strong background in business services, accounting, and compliance. Yet, she enjoys writing and editing - what a combination. Her business recommendations have been invaluable and her excitement is phenomenal. You should see for yourself. Faith has my recommendation!

Highlight Your Success
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marlon S.
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I was currently looking to change careers and was in a rut. I wasn't getting many callbacks from my interviews and unclear of what HR was looking for. Letta help me define my accomplishments on my resume, gave me task to improve my leadership and influence in my current company. It turns out I was ready for more responsibilities after a great interview, I accepted a management position at my company.

from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jim P.
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I know from personal experience that it's hard to be objective about who you are, where you are and where you're headed. Kattalina helped me find answers to those questions and define the obstacles that were stopping me from moving forward. I was open to what seemed to be unconventional ways such as EFT, Reiki and career evaluation to unravel the layers of time and experiences that seemed to keep me stuck in the same old cycles. Kattalina is also a very caring, non-judgemental, listening agent who has a gift for seeing and feeling things that are not so obvious. I highly recommend Kattalina for any type of coaching situation ~ JP ~

Speech Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Pamela A.
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I used Cassandra Griffin's coaching services when I was going through a challenging time in my professional career. I was dealing with work-related circumstances and changes that I did not initiate and I felt that my life, in this area, was out of my control. Cassandra listened to me and helped me to process what I was experiencing. She also encouraged me to shift my perspective so I could get back in a place of power and purpose. She coached me through my transition from my old job to a job that I feel is a much better environment and fit for me. I appreciated Cassandra's ability to be in tune with my feelings, reality, vision, and goals. Although my initial focus was on my career changes, the coaching that Cassandra provided also benefited me in other areas of my life. Cassandra does a wonderful job of blending her professional coaching skills with her natural humor and wit. This made the coaching process effective and enjoyable.

Wendy Lalli, Ltd.
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
George V.
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I have worked with Wendy Lalli a number of times over the years. She is an excellent career coach. In addition to helping me personally she has organized coaching groups and created tools and processes to help individuals be more effective. She is easy to work with and very well connected.

J Elson Company
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Les N.
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Jack Elson is a wonderful coach. He helped me set clear goals and move ahead from my reality towards getting my life and career where I want to be. I highly recommend him.

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

    Ruby Garcia Coaching
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Marcus V.
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    Work with me on multiple personal and career issues to help get my head straight And work through them.

    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I give personal attention that get results instead of relying upon a bunch of time-consuming profiles and instruments Working beyond just a session, but giving more extra time to keep you motivated and focused to get the results you want


    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.


    I provide professional communication for the following: - Resume writing - Interviews - Technical, business, and academic writing (including dissertation editing)


    Career Coach Experts has over 28 years of experience providing recruiting, career coaching and resume writing service so we know what hiring managers and companies are looking for. We specialize in working with job seekers, or someone in career transition find their life purpose and combine it with an authentic vocation they love to do, ensuring career satisfaction. Our staff writers utilize the latest technology and SEO to help your resume stand out and get interviews! We offer many options, or customized packages at competitive prices to best service our clients and help them succeed in a job search. We are passionate about helping people find new, or better jobs and our clients reach all of their goals.


    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.


    It's never too late to find a career you love! We offer individual career coaching focused on helping people to: * Uncover their hidden career dreams and goals * Identify their inborn talents and gifts * Package and market their unique qualifications in a custom resume or CV * Create and use a professional network to uncover job openings * Sharpen their interviewing skills to manage hot seat interview questions * Develop original small business plans to create additional revenue streams

    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

    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.

    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 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.   

    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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