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Boston Career Consultants

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  • 11 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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Ken offered great resume and LinkedIn advice. I found his insight to be very helpful, especially as I am navigating a big career change. Having not worked with a career coach before, it would have been good to get a clearer picture of his services/better understanding of what to expect from the outset... but the overall substance and style of his work was excellent.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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Three months ago, I knew that I wanted to make a career transition but didn't know how to achieve that goal. I felt overwhelmed and was spinning my wheels. Enter Deb Goldstein. After just 1 hour of meeting with Deb, she was serving up gobs of value! Later she sent detailed notes with homework assignments we'd discussed to help me inch closer to my goal. Our sessions continued in this pattern for the next 2 months and I followed Deb's guidance after each time we met. What happened next surprised me. I received a better opportunity than the type I was originally targeting, a job that was more aligned with my long term goals. Had I even received an intermediate job offer that quickly, I would have been thrilled, but the offer I got exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't have received such a gift without learning and following Deb's skilled guidance. I will never approach a future job search the same way again. Deb is a gifted investigator, career therapist, cheerleader, and muse in a single package. She will shepherd you through her organized, thoughtful process, always going at your pace. Deb digs deep with her questions and helps you discover what you want from your career and how to craft your personal brand. She does all of this without telling you what she thinks you want, empowering you to own the process and try new things. Deb will open your mind to a better way of job searching and career building. I will gladly hire Deb again if I need career advice in the future.

JQ Strategies and Services
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas V.
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Working with Jane has been great. If you're looking for a coach to help you with your career, whether it be to help you in a job hunt or to simply help guide you to a more rewarding and fulfilling path, she is outstanding!

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Merlin Coaching
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob E.
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I contacted Jim for help transitioning into a new career. Ironically, he helped me realize the value of the career I already had. With his advice on improving my life outside of work, I decided to stick with my current career. I appreciate the eye opening experience.

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jean B.
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Ian did an excellent job! I am mid-life in career and needed someone to update my resume. Ian combined all of my work experience, updated my layout and advised me on what content was important. I was proud of my resume after Ian completed it. Resumes are so important and I couldn't have trusted it with anyone better. Ian offers other services, as well. I will be utilizing every resource that Ian can offer. He's intelligent, strategic and, above all, an honest & interesting guy. Thank you, Ian.

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JQ Strategies & Services LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn O.
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Jane has been such a blessing for me and helping me navigate through my challenges in my professional life. She has helped me work through some difficult decisions and help me see the end of the tunnel in regards to my career. I would highly recommend her to anyone with career challenges and not sure which direction to take.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren L.
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Diane provides excellent career coaching that is engaging and extremely effective. Her intuitive abilities allow her to analyze an individual's behavior and how this behavior promotes or hinders professional success. In addition, Diane takes the time to establish relationships with her clients. Her career coaching has truly been life transforming! I would recommend her services to any professional.

Victoria Stratton Fitness
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia W.
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I had my first consulting meeting with her and we are off to a great start.

Perfectly Imperfect World
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria P.
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Great work! Would definitely hire her again.

Ciara Gogan Life Coaching
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Amy C.
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Before working with Ciara, I was feeling like I'd hit a wall in my career and was trying to figure out what my next move would be—the problem was, I had a ton of conflicting reasons to stay at my job vs. applying to new jobs. My goal going into working with Ciara was to (A.) Identify where these career-oriented mental blocks were coming from and (B.) work through my reservations and ultimately decide whether I should stay and continue to learn in my current role or move on to a new opportunity The number one breakthrough I had while working was Ciara, was that my self-doubt was ultimately getting in the way of my decision-making. Once Ciara provided a few helpful resources and exercises—like introducing me to Gallup’s ‘Strength Finder’—I felt like I had the tools to begin conquering my negative thoughts and start working towards my goal of determining the next steps in my career Through working with Ciara, I decided to start applying to new jobs outside of my current company. Though I still feel like my current position provides excellent learning opportunities, I now know I have a wealth of experience to apply elsewhere, so I’m starting my job search now before potentially becoming “burned out”.

Ms. Tamika
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Stephanie M.
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It is my pleasure to share my thoughts about Tamika Fowler. We worked together at a financial consulting company where she served as our "HR Guru". She was an integral part of the operations team, and always brought a positive light to any project she worked on. Tamika displayed extraordinary professionalism, dedication, responsibility and commitment to her work, and had the unique ability to identify and solve problems. Even under pressure, and during stressful deadlines, Tamika was mature, respectable, and patient. She is highly motivated and organized, and has good written and verbal communication skills. She works well with others, both internal and external clients, and is very helpful. I am excited that her next goal is law school, and hope she is hired so that she can make that happen.

Personal Empowerment
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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Anne is personable and thought-provoking. Feeling kind of lost in my career right now, Anne had me think of things in a new light as to what I am keen on in my working life.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sasha N.
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Olya is truly a miracle teacher! In just 10 lessons with Olya, I was able to improve my GMAT score by 150 points! I highly recommend Olya to anyone who wants to have a chance to study at a top MBA program.

Stark Venture
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Chris N.
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Craig Desmarais has plain and simply been instrumental to our company. Check out his work at BandBCars.com He has taken us over the last two years from backwards technology old school to become a known, recognized growing company. In an established field known as Used Car Sales, facing an industry tarnished reputation, we've had and continuously have to reinvent ourselves to survive and thrive. We have to differentiate ourselves, we have to be a presence in our community, we need repeat fan base, we need excellent reviews as well as addressing concerns, all just for starters. Craig's suggestions, his efficiency, his creativity, his awareness of new social media, his patience to educate, his courteousness and his flexibility have been extremely appreciated and valued by us. Craig has become the tireless, 24/7 face behind the scenes of B & B. Thank You Craig !

Radbill Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Kris G.
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As a person who has read a lot of self-help books and been unsuccessful in making change, I am the perfect person to share that Francesca's life-coaching is extremely powerful and effective. Her one-on-one coaching has helped me bring about desired transformations in my life, and I highly recommend her!

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  • 6 years in business
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Rounding Third Consulting has over five years of academia, business, and counseling experience providing high quality services to every customer. We offer state of the art consulting service, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.

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I have successfully grown three businesses, sold over 10 million dollars in products and services and have an MBA from the number one business school in entrepreneurship. I am looking to share my expertise, network and experience with those who want to succeed and grow beyond their expectations.

  • 6 years in business
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I use an individual, holistic approach to my work with clients. I help them be planful, mindful, and strategic with their professional development

  • 16 years in business
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If you're looking for an experienced public relations advisor who can create an effective communications strategy, successfully execute marketing and PR programs and produce written materials and messages that tell your story, well, we should talk. My services include: writing, public relations, marketing communication, reputation management, online marketing, thought leadership, presentations, personal branding, social media, lead-generation, issues management and crisis communications. I look forward to working with you!

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We custom tailor our plans to meet the needs of the client. There s no job too big or too small for us and we believe in total transparency. This combined with our work ethic and dedication to the client allows us to grow with our clients and enjoy long and profitable futures.

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.

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