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Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Giorgi K.
Verified review

Coach Lynn helps me in my career transition, as well as she designed my CV, trained me for interviews and enhanced my communication skills. I am convinced that she is awesome Executive Life Coach. All of my meetings and interactions with her were highly informative, helpful and I was able to gain more confidence to accomplish my goals. Coach Lynn was incredibly effective throughout my job search. Amazingly, within the month of our interactions I was able to get an excellent job. Moreover, new avenues for my career development have opened with her efforts. I am very satisfied with career coaching from Coach Lynn Johnson. She is highly experienced, insightful and professional in her work. I greatly value all the advice, training and other services that she provides to me. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a job or better career.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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This will be my second week working with Elin Personal Training Redefined. So far I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience. Elin responds very quickly to any question or inquiry that I may have, and the trainer Alek has done a great job during my sessions. I also really appreciate the guidance and advice on nutrition. I would definitely recommend Elin. Thanks!

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.

Level 10 Lifestyle & Fitness
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Santana D.
Verified review

Hiring Lvl 10 was the best decision of my life . I saw such great results from my personal training . I was challenged to be the best woman I could possibly be. I dropped 4 sizes in the matter of four months. I also received personal nutritional guidance, and the best part was that my trainer walked me through what to eat and why I should eat it. My training sessions were hard & at the same time extremely fun. Do yourself a favor and go with LVL 10

Coaching with Dr. Neal
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph F.
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Dr. Neal is a true professional with a human heart. His 'listening' & guidance has improved my life on all levels.

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Raffi Bilek is a phenomenal resource. He actively listens before he speaks, and provides meaningful feedback and direction that clearly reflects my unique situation. His comments are wise, productive, and well thought-out. His humor also helps me feel comfortable and makes him relatable – sometimes it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I am indebted to him for his active listening and articulate, wise, and compassionate guidance. Thank you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Dr. Guckert is an absolute asset for any life or career needs you may need. I have been very impressed with her professionalism, knowledgeability in goal setting/motivation/practical action steps/accountability/etc., and follow up. It has been very easy to communicate with her and to have online sessions. I had honestly felt lost in my life and career, but Dr. Guckert has provided clarity and helped me install confidence in my strengths. I’m looking forward to following through on my business idea. Also, she’s got great business acumen! In any case, if you’re on the fence about a life or career coach, please just contact Dr. Guckert. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am.

Happy Work Week
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Katie R.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with Quianna over the past month. We decided that a package of five sessions would match my needs and we went well above and beyond what I was expecting to get out of our meetings! Not only did Quianna help me narrow down which field I should be looking for a career in, but she also helped me discover what motivates me professionally and why I was so unhappy in my previous position. An awesome part of her approach is how she starts with the foundation of who you are. I hadn't wanted to admit that I was severely lacking in professional confidence. However, she encouraged me to tackle that head on before we began talking about a new career field and those initial discussions were immensely helpful. Logistically speaking, scheduling and communicating with Quianna between sessions was very easy as well. Over the course of our sessions, I contacted her via text message, phone call and email and she was always very prompt and friendly in her replies. On a personal level, I truly enjoyed working with Quianna. She was incredibly warm and understanding and made me feel that I could be comfortable and open with her about what I was looking for and how I felt about my new job search. Not only did she help me before I began looking for a new job in a new field, but I believe that she can help others with any variety of questions or problems about their current or future work experiences.

Anne Chow
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shannon D.
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Anne is wonderful! She is a great listener and her upbeat personality and guidance always make me feel better when I am being hard on myself. She helps put things in perspective when I can't see it myself and is patient in the process when I say, no, no, that's not how it is. Then later I realize she was spot on! Just took me some time to get there myself.

  • 8 years in business
Nikiah T.
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I contacted Ms. Cathcart during a difficult time in my life. I was homeless and in a shelter when I first heard her words of encouragement. Throughout this past year she has provided me with inspiration, motivation, and has encouraged me to accomplish the impossible. With her guidance and teaching I am now living in a 3 bdrm home, driving a Mercedes Benz, and living in the belief that I can accomplish anything set before me. Thanks for everything, Nikiah Tyler

DMV Coaching and Therapy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Milton L.
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Dr Dan was an amazing coach and provided me with great insights to my existing problem. He helped me with my career choices, as well as my relationship dilemma. Thanks again and will definitely use Dr Dan in the future.

Sacred Vessel Healing Arts
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen S.
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She’s my shining star, sunshine on a cloudy day. My life is so much greater since she came into it!!! I’d be lost without her guidance!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah U.
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Lucie is truly an amazing coach. She has helped me initiate and generate greater personal and professional awareness. She keeps me on track and accountable for my goals at each session. Lucie is an excellent listener and really digs deep to help get the clarity I need to move forward. I've noticed great shifts and changes since my coaching with Lucie has begun. I would recommend Lucie to you if you are ready to do the work and take your life and career to the next level.

Mommy A La Carte
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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Momma a la Carte added to the joy of being a mother and bringing life into the world. Through the moments of worry, frustration, and confusion, Momma a la Carte knew what I needed. I have worked with Mommy a la Carte through the whole baby registry process, bringing our first daughter home, as well as her first birthday extravaganza. They have been (and still are) available when called upon with various parental questions and indecisions. The guidance given was sound and needed! I truly have appreciated being able to seek assistance without any worry. The services of Mommy a la Carte made tasks seem less complicated. What would I ever do without help being only a Mommy a la Carte away?!

  • 9 years in business
About

The Youth Career Coach Inc. was founded in 2009 in Boston, Mass, and now based in the Washington, D.C. / Northern Virginia area. We are provide career and leadership development workshops for Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. We cover topics such as: resume building, interviewing techniques, personal branding, goal setting, landing the first job, networking, leadership, team building, and public speaking.

JC Esaw HR Consulting
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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As a recent graduate, I needed to update my resume. Ms. Charlene was able to create an amazing resume that highlights my skills and the career I'm looking to enter into. She was great with responding quickly and providing feedback for job search. I will definitely recommend her service to anyone in need of resume service.

Two Bird Coaching
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jessica H.
    Verified review

    Atieno came into a time of my life when I really needed some guidance. She was very helpful for me to find myself and work through some 'bumps' that I was facing in my life road. I became a more focused and happy person by working with her.

    Dr. WinFitness LLC
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa P.
    Verified review

    I really love how dedicated he is to helping me teach my goals.. He looks at diet and excersise as one and gives me the tools, support anf guidance i need to loose this weight once and for all.

    Career Resources, LLC

    New To Thumbtack

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been writing resumes for over 11 years and prior to that, I worked in HR. My goals are to make sure my clients have a resume they are happy with and to make sure they are well prepared for the job interview.

    Curvy Wellness Coach
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Veronica A.
    Verified review

    I am so happy that I got the opportunity to work with Jenny through one of the most stressful periods of my life. She used her experience and research to help me come up with action items and held me accountable when I wanted her to. She makes you feel comfortable right away and after a session or two you feel like you've known her for years. I would recommend her to anyone who needed guidance and coaching!

    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.