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JQ Strategies and Services
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
Verified review

I hired Jane as a Life Coach because I am going through a life transition and seeking a new path that reflects the growth I have managed over the last several. I spent many years in an emotionally abusive marriage where my feelings were dismissed, my dreams squelched and my intellect ridiculed. As a single parent in the ten years between now and then, I had little time to pursue dreams or new careers, but I was away from the bullying and able to finally begin to blossom and to value myself. Now my children are grown and I'm ready to take the next step, but I realized that I could not do it alone. The conditioning was still too strong. I wanted someone to help, to bounce things off of, to give me perspective and to keep me from falling into ambivalence and indecision in the face of that inner critic. Jane has been that person. She has a wonderful combination of kindness and straightforwardness. She spent our first session just listening, giving her full attention to where I had been and where I was at. The validation of that alone, was worth gold to me. She has the ability to listen in a way that is deep and that helps you hear yourself, and trust yourself. We are still working towards my goals, which she is helping me identify and stay true to. The more I work with her the more solid and confident I become in my dreams and the quieter that echo of the bully becomes. I highly recommend Jane for anybody who is in a transition period of their life--especially if you have been the victim of abuse--and is looking for someone who can provide support, structure and firm but gentle guidance. She never, never tells you what to believe or who you are or what you want. She helps you find your own way there.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Deb is an exceptional career coach (and exceptional human being). When I was out of work and professionally disoriented, Deb came to the rescue. By engaging me in thoughtful discussion of my core values, skills and experience, she guided me to reformulate my personal narrative and helped me articulate my professional goals. In supporting me in the development and implementation of customized job-search strategies, I found the confidence and determination to find the job I truly wanted. She was the mirror I needed to discover who I wanted to become. I could not recommend her more highly.

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Merlin Coaching
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi M.
Verified review

Jim is a wonderful coach! I highly recommend him as he takes the time to listen to you and he really cares about your outcome- it shows that he is passionate about his work! He and I have had about 5 sessions so far and he is helping me see more clearly what I want from my life and work. It's a process, and I sometimes feel all over the place- but Jim can really get to the core and ask you, "When you get this (and you will!) do you really want it, and why?" So success is a reality, and I feel I'm taking charge of my life, career and happiness! I'm thankful to have found such a great life coach in Jim, he's professional yet down to earth and I look forward to our next session!

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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
Juliane W.
Verified review

I was initially nervous to meet with a life coach, however, after meeting with Jane I realized it was the best decision I have made for myself in a long time. She creates a plan to help address your personal and professional goals and genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recomend booking an appointment with Jane for career goals, life coaching skills, or any additional professional aspirations.

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Empower Management Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robyn G.
Verified review

Marc is very passionate about his work. He truly cares about helping people. He always goes over and above what is expected from him on each of our sessions. I really appreciate the fact that he does not end the call until we are done – even if it is over the time limit. This shows dedication and a true love of his work. This and the fact that he is so willing to help makes him truly the best coach I have worked with and the most authentic. After one session with Marc you can tell he is the real deal. This is his life’s calling and it really shows in how much he cares and how real he is during our conversations. If you want someone who is honest and speaks his mind, Marc is for you. I highly recommend him as a life coach to anyone. I have only had 6 sessions with Marc and I have seen a difference in my perspective on life. I am still not where I want to be but that is because this kind of change takes time. I still have more work to do with Marc. I plan to continue working with him and look forward to each session. Thank you Marc for your patience and perseverance with me.

  • 37 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jared T.
Verified review

Rob's energy and passion for what he does are clear right away. He always has a positive outlook and will help you find the silver lining in every situation. When I first spoke with him, I was having some trouble being underappreciated at work. Rob offered sound advice and was always there for me when I needed him. Highly recommend Rob as a life and business coach, motivational speaker and all of the above!

TriWellness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
Verified review

I had interviewed two other fitness coaches before Gena and what I loved about Gena from the start was her willingness to listen and customize a plan based on my personal needs, circumstances and abilities. She coaches, encourages, checks in and keeps the experience positive providing the little extra push needed to stay focused on fitness goals that can easily be compromised with a busy to-do list.

Athena Desai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Athena has a rare gift to see a person for their true self. Her compassion, her commitment to others and her vulnerability to continue her own growth make her a genuine and gifted coach to others. She is a true blessing!

Best You Coaching
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mack M.
Verified review

I have had several sessions with Christian and have no doubt I will be working with him on and off for the rest of my life! He is the type of coach that will ask you questions you didn't even know you needed to ask yourself and will simultaneously empower you to create the life and reality you've always wanted. So thankful for a coach like him!

Ruby Slippers Management
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Crystal is my friend. We have been friends for about 5 years. In that five years, she has drastically changed the quality of my life. Neither of us realized it, it just happened. When we met, I worked part time at a retail job that I didn't want to go to anymore. I lived with my grandmother at 28 years old and I drove a 1998 Buick that was in pretty rough shape. Today, I have a successful career doing something that I love to do. I drive a new Jeep which is what I have always wanted and I live with my girlfriend. I am very happy with my life and I know that if I had never met Crystal, it's not very likely that I would be where I am today.

  • 5 years in business
Sally M.
Verified review

It was very helpful working with Wendy on issues around my marriage. She taught us tools about effective listening and actually stayed with us for 4 hours until we were comfortable with the technique and felt we had resolved the issue(s) at the time. Wendy is very clear, concise and compassionate as a coach and we learned a lot.. She definitely went above and beyond our expectations. The quality of her work was excellent. I don't have anything to say that would have made it better next time. I want her back to teach in the same way she did before. A real gem of a coach!

  • 4 years in business
James L.
Verified review

James has provided amazing coaching and team facilitation services for me and those in my company. He is attentive, thoughtful, engaged. One great example: he took our group through a comprehensive process that transformed our team. It lead to a major breakthrough in the trust among ourselves and to increased productivity and satisfaction. Can't recommend him more highly.

Jared S. Taylor
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Rob K.
    Verified review

    About a year ago, I thought I was simply signing up for group and private tennis lessons to hone my game and improve my physical conditioning. And yes - Jared did provide challenges at my level that helped me with my thinking game and strength and stamina - absolutely. The unexpected surprise bonuses: extra conversations and encouragement. Jared speaks to me in ways that - every single time - stir within me extra enthusiasm both for tennis and for business. Jared even gave me a copy of his book "It's your Future 4 for it!" Jared Taylor, young, super bright is now part of my extended Genius Support Team. (Happy to recommend him.) - Life and Business Coach

    Shelden Life Coaching
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Kim A.
      Verified review

      Alexa helped me to start working again. I hadn't worked in my many years, and she helped me understand what I truly valued and how I could transform that into a job. Alexa helped me gain clarity about my needs so that I can be happy and fulfilled in my job. Alexa worked not only on career development with me but also self-development/self-esteem. I highly recommend her!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Linda M.
      Verified review

      I am very pleased with Wendy's Health Coaching. She has been able to help me with several health issues. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate in helping those who face health challenges. The addition of the Yoga helps to compliment the coaching. I am planning to continue with Wendy and know I will see my health improve on a weekly basis. It is always wonderful to have a good support system.

      Caitlin Green Coaching
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tugba B.
      Verified review

      I have met Caitlin in a very stressful process in my career and personal life. It was a great decision to work with her; she helped me incredibly in decreasing my self-criticism and made me a better person. Thanks for being such a compassionate and dedicated coach and a wonderful person, Caitlin!

      Creativelife Coaching
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Colin M.
      Verified review

      Dave is a great coach. He will challenge you to work outside of your comfort zone while offering an objective opinion and continuing support. Highly recommend him!

      Compass Development Group
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 15 years in business
      Christian B.
      Verified review

      As a coach Jen is exceptional and incredibly talented. Her gentle, kind and genuine personality combined with a sincere and authentic passion for her profession makes her impact invaluable. Her razor-sharp questions are always delivered with a great combination of humor and hard challenges. She has a unique capability of always connecting moment to the right context and overall purpose of the coaching engagement. Jen provided the appropriate setting and guidance, which empowered me to be more authentically linked to my personal leadership vision. She guided me to reconnect with my core values and inspired me to deploy them in the right framework from a professional perspective. For that I’m forever thankful!

      YouTime Coaching
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      James P.
      Verified review

      I worked with Jonathan Wolf for a little over a year and found the experience to be incredibly helpful. Jonathan was very available outside of set meeting times as well as immensely supportive. I would highly recommend Youtime Coaching to anyone seeking these kinds of services

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          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

          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

          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.

          How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

          When it’s time to take your career to the next level, it’s time to hire a career coach. The cost to have a career coach help you with your professional journey will vary based on how many sessions you require, the level of coaching you desire, and the rates of the coach as determined by their experience, expertise, education and training. On average, career coaching sessions can range from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the professional and what your needs are. Career coaches in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living will also typically have lower rates than those residing in large metro areas like New York, although most do offer remote coaching. Many coaches also offer a free introductory consultation, which gives you the opportunity to determine if their personality and coaching style are the right fit. It’s helpful to ask the coach about their relevant experience and get references from former clients. Depending on the professional, session rates could range anywhere from under $60 to well over $250 per session. Package discounts are a good way to commit to the relationship as well as get savings on services.

          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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