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  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charmeda M.
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I have been working in a field for over a decade and was ready for a career change. I am a person who, can always help others in their career aspirations, but I was having difficulties identifying and addressing my own. I decided to look into obtaining a career/life coach. I thought I needed to make an investment in my future and I needed help. I spoke with several individuals but Coach Lynn, stood out, and I booked her shortly after our initial consultation. The coaching I have received thus far has been phenomenal, and life-changing. I believe it has changed my career and life's trajectory for the better. This woman can take your career to new heights and bring life back to a barren desert. I highly recommend working with Coach Lynn.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francis S.
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When looking for a personal trainer, it struck me exactly how hard it is to find quality in any service. Most people are bad at most things, and people that take their work seriously are rare. I signed up for some classes with a trainer at my gym. Paid a reasonable amount. Got terrible advice and hurt myself. The trainer was probably trying his best but just didn't have the experience or knowledge to help me learn correctly. I was afraid to make a more serious financial commitment with no guarantee that I'd get better results... but I tried out ELIN, and I'm glad I did. I got a phone call from Elin and was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his ability to communicate effectively about critical aspects of getting in shape. It was clear this was a no-bs trainer that was interested in actually providing training rather than tricking me into paying an exorbitant price and then phoning it in. I began sessions with a trainer named Kris. Kris had the body to indicate that he knows how to work out, but that isn't always enough. You have to be an effective teacher as well. It turns out Kris has an excellent eye for form and was able to explain, over the course of our sessions, specific issues with my body that needed to be addressed. He found exercises that addressed those issues, and if I had difficulty with that exercise, he found a new one that worked better. He strikes an excellent balance between fixing form and letting you get on with the workout, neither constantly interrupting you nor letting you do useless reps. He was also able to explain and demonstrate over time the importance of the less glamorous parts of the workout, such as stretching and SMR, which all of us "know" are important but which we never really accept as crucial. In short, all of my expectations for hiring a professional trainer were met. These guys don't screw around. If you're serious, hire ELIN.

Knowledge Kinetics
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet W.
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Gaurav Bhalla is an experienced and versatile business consultant and executive education specialist. As a consultant and educator, he brings to his clients excellent communication and strategic thinking skills, developed over a 35-year career working with Fortune 500 companies and teaching in executive programs at leading business schools. Since 2002, Gaurav has taught numerous times in executive education programs at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has taught modules on marketing management, service innovation, customer journey mapping, and customer experience management. As director of Smith's Center for Excellence in Service, I have had ample opportunity to observe his teaching style. Gaurav is a highly effective executive educator, whose teaching evaluations are always stellar. The content of his courses is always conceptually rigorous and managerially relevant, and the executives in our programs rave about the quality of his presentation style. Gaurav Bhalla is the consummate business consulting and executive education professional. He can be trusted to deliver an unparalleled client experience.

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin W.
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Tom was Great all around. He was able to provide sound advise through career counseling that proved valuable within days of meeting. Tom had examples on hand to assist with choosing formats and how to consolidate years of training & experience to make you look like a Rock Star at your profession.

Coaching with Dr. Neal
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Casey J.
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So far I am pleased with the work Dr. Neal and I are doing to help me reach my goals. Dr. Neal is professional, engaged, dependable, accommodating, and knowledgeable in his field. His career and life experience make him a quality candidate for a life coach.

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Mindful Way Counseling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy L.
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I was one of Denise's clients for a few years until I moved out of state. I consider myself so lucky to have found her and worked with her during some of my toughest times. She sets a very comfortable setting...I never felt judged by her. Not only is she compassionate and kind, she has a great sense of humor and I felt like I was confiding in a friend during our visits. I would recommend Denise to anyone!

Highest Good Wellness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Crysi H.
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I have received several services from Highest Good Wellness, and each experience left me full. The Reiki healing/ Crystal Reiki are my favorite. Sessions are intense and intentional with consultation before. Salimah always prepares time for initial consultation to get to the heart why I am seeking the service and what I hope will be revealed. Salimah always leaves time for reflection at the end of services. I especially appreciate the write up of our sessions and readings that Salimah provides. It’s nice to have something tangible that I can keep and go back to.

  • 2 years in business
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Hello! I am a Career & Life Coach in private practice; I combine my expertise as a Career Coach at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with my training as a Therapist in Mental Health Counseling. This specialty and intersection of career and life training enable me to support high functioning individuals in achieving their goals. I work with clients as a thought partner as we engage in conversation to design a happier, more fulfilling life. Our conversations can cover topics around work/life balance, family, hobbies, career, relationships, or health. My approach is holistic and relational, which means the coaching relationship is the vehicle for change. I'll help you recognize your strengths and reframe limiting beliefs to overcome and break free of past barriers and habits. Sessions are confidential and give you space to talk without judgement. I incorporate insightful feedback, gentle humor, and a focus on mindfulness that will leave you feeling more confident, self-aware, and inspired!

Ben G.
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Marc Hayes is an excellent professional life coach. He asked me the right questions and got me to understand the importance of creating, setting, maintaining and reaching my goals. I have dealt with other life coaches in the past, but Marc Hayes is the best.

SBLD Consulting
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sinan K.
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Efficient and on time

The Buchanan Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Bill S.
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I would like to highly recommend Buchanan Group based on the quality of the support and coaching they provided me through my transition from full-time employee to consultant. BG helped me define my personal mission and objectives as well as utilize social media to establish an on-line presence. The process has worked well, thanks in large part to the insightful and supportive coaching BG provided. Bill, Senior Program Management Advisor

About

CMC is a management consulting organization that provides expertise and relationships to assist small to medium-size companies to achieve their goals and objectives. Our leadership, management, sales and marketing, and operational expertise assists companies reach their highest expectations. We do this through providing advice and counsel, leadership and management mentorship as well as hands-on implementation of recommendations. CMC begins with a structured approach, starting with a formal assessment, in which one or more of our team members work with the company to provide an honest view of the company's strengths and weaknesses. From that assessment, a plan is developed focusing on cultivating those areas in the company to promote growth. Using that plan, CMC takes a hands-on approach to plan execution while providing leadership to move the company along the approved path to success. At specific and identified waypoints, an evaluation of the plan's execution and effectiveness is conducted to determine if modifications to the plan are needed.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are dedicated to tailoring our services to your needs.

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the process is convenient and tailored for the client. knowing that the demand of day to day living, our preferred method is remote communication.

  • 10 years in business
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I provide wellness consultation, life and leadership coaching, Reiki, hypnotherapy, stress and pain management, and motivational workshop and speaking.

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We offer: * Analyst or Consultant * Administrator * Marketer * Human Resources * Program Coordination * Life Coach * Resume Writing * Job Interview Preparation * Salary Negotiation * Award-Winning Public Speaker * Counselor or Crisis Worker * Volunteer Leader

Rick Bell
5.0
from 1 review
    Christopher P.
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Rick on a number of occasions to utilize his expertise in career coaching, resume writing, and business consulting. As a coach and consultant, he is a great listener and provides useful feedback and ideas for action. I have found him to have good availability and always responds quickly. He is professional, discreet, and I trust him completely. I recommend him highly! Christopher Porter

    About

    We offer human resources consulting that includes recruitment, outplacement services, training, employee handbooks, policy, procedures, exit interviews, employee surveys, interim HR support and supplemental benefits -- LegalShield and identity theft services at no cost to the employer.

    • 12 years in business
    Shanna C.
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    "Thank you for sound business advice. Now we are on our way to certification."

    Fresh Water Alchemy, LLC.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Olivia B.
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    Leslie’s approach to life-coaching is completely unique and it works. She gets to the heart of the matter, quickly and effectively with an approachable and formidable style. Her personal experience and deep understanding produced new insights that for me, were invaluable. The wisdom in Leslie’s coaching was key in gaining new vision and moving people through cloudy areas of their life. A key foundation to her success in life coaching is her engaging and active listening skills and ability to identify areas for improvement in a supportive way. I reached out to Leslie for assistance with achieving greater balance in my life as I was juggling five children, a potential career, and managing my own life. I highly recommend Leslie as a Life Coach, she is easy to talk to, honest, direct and has a great sense of humor.

    Trena Bolden Fields
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Lynda D.
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    Trena is great to work with. She's a wonderful coach who helps you focus on what actions are needed to progress in your chosen career. In this case, I worked with her on preparation for headshots. She has a wonderful process for planning the shoot to get the most out of the time spent on the session.

    Q & A

    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.

    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

    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 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.