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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
Cindy D.
Verified review

“I don’t need a career, or life coach – I know my direction.” When a 2.5 year, full-time contract came to an end a coworker suggested that I might find it helpful to see a friend of hers whom had a coaching and consultancy business (yielding an eye roll from me). As a bit of a favor, I contacted Deb. I have always been laser-focused with my career. I am often the go-to caregiver, and document-person in my family. I pride myself in being able to keep it all together while exceeding goals and expectations. I was blindsided when my first meeting with Deb was a complete catharsis. She helped me slow down, refine my pitch, and build on my strengths as they applied to some of the new skill sets I had acquired, and would be offering as I set out to build my business again. During the couple of months we worked together, Deb was very detailed with our agreed upon goals from meeting-to-meeting. She often followed up between meetings to help me stay on track, and provided subtle but effective encouragement (remember – I didn’t need a coach). An unexpected bonus was that Deb also happens to be very connected and opened a few key doors for me by making introductions. If you are skeptical about engaging with a “coach,” Deb will amaze you. You’ll wish you had met her ten years earlier. I have a feeling she is a unique coach. I know that I will be engaging with Deb again. -- Cindy Davis

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

I want to give Jim McCoy TEN stars for the work we've done together -- and I do mean together. I have worked hard for what Jim calls "confidence through clarity." What does that mean? I asked Jim to work with me on weight issues. Over the course of several months, he helped me clarify my thinking about my weight and put it into the context of my life. I began to focus on what would make me happy in my life, and the weight became a secondary (yet still paramount) issue that began to come clear and take care of itself as I put together a game plan for my overall happiness, I didn't understand what a life coach DID until I began to work with Jim. Through our weekly telephone talks (we don't live in the same city), he helped me create a long-term, sustainable lifestyle plan that includes eating and moving -- and many other things necessary to my overall happiness. I am optimizing my strengths, tweaking my plan as I learn more about what I need and want, finding best strategies to support my lifestyle changes, and becoming more and more self-aware of how I sabotaged myself in the past, and how I can optimize my life today. I look better, I feel better, and I'm taking better care of myself. My clothes fit! Thank you, Jim. Thank you for believing in me and helping me learn to believe in myself.

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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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce C.
Verified review

I am a 74 year old woman that has been training with Ryan for years! His program is extremely safe, effective and most importantly, its FUN! ... Because if you can't get a laugh or two in, forget it! Not only have I gotten a leaner body, but I have also greatly increased my flexibility, which has helped my quality of life tremendously! I highly recommend the senior citizen community to hire Ryan for their exercise and flexibility needs!

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

Marc Todd Harris is a "Great Coach"! I've known Marc for over 10 years and he has Guided and Mentored me in many areas of my Life. He can be very Intense at times but that's only because he is very Passionate and Believes there is Potential for Greatness in Everyone and he wants to bring it out. One thing is for-sure if you allow him to be your Coach you will Definitely Achieve your Goals. Remember that the process is what counts & that is what will transform you into the Person you want to be. No matter how Tough things get Don't Give Up! For better days are ahead if you stay the course. I would Definitely Recommend Marc Harris as a Life Coach to Everyone I know.

  • 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!

Diane Darling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Don J.
Verified review

I first met Diane over 10 years ago when she was hired by Fidelity Investments to help Investor Center representatives build more relations with their clients and grow their networks. As the Global Learning leader at NATIXIS, I reconnected with Diane - as I needed help to get our employees more comfortable at business events and functions. I hired Diane on a number of occasions to help build the skill and confidence of our employees many of whom were introverted. Diane's content, facilitation, and engagement is ALWAYS TOP NOTCH! She is a true pro - bringing the audience along with her with great content and ability to "put it to use" right away! The feedback from all participants was 5 stars across the board! She has tremendous energy coupled with real life stories and examples. Sometimes you roll the dice on so called "experts" - but not the case with Diane. She would be an invaluable speaker, contributor, or developer for nearly any event or program! I wholeheartedly recommend Diane for any engagement - large or small! Don Jones Head of Global Learning & Talent CSG International

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heather P.
Verified review

Lee is a very caring and hardworking coach. She’s made a substantial contribution to my life.

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!

Improve with Dr. Chris
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan L.
Verified review

Under Chris’s supervision I have gone from 343lbs to around 280 at the time of this review. I had chronic back issues, no energy and Chris has totally changed my life, he uses simple equipment to make you sweat. After a few months I have felt much better. Set a goal to hike the length of Vermont this summer and I know Chris will have me ready. He really cares about the people he trains and it shows. I would highly recommend Chris to my friends (and have).

Ruby Slippers Management
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 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.

Jen Karofsky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Sharon O.
Verified review

Jen is an intelligent, compassionate coach who provides exactly the right amount of support you need to reach your goals. What I loved about Jen is that she is so empowering. I worked with her to get off sugar. She helped me see that even making small changes could have significant, long term effects. I would highly recommend Jen if you are looking for a seasoned compassionate coach who knows how to help you become your best self.

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!

    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!

    Joseph Z.
    Verified review

    I was ready to honestly look at/into myself. I knew I had something(s) blocking my full potential. I was determined to untangle all the experiences and complications and learned emotional reactions that were limiting and in some ways paralyzing me. I wanted to be the best me possible. If you are ready to live in truth, Judy Silvan is the perfect guide for that expedition into yourself. -Joseph, 11/15/2015.

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      Be your own hero. Hero (noun) is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. "You're my hero -- me to everyone, all the time!" I'm so fortunate to spend my time surrounded by amazing humans. I'm in awe of their strength, their courage, and their awesomeness. Even when I'm not with them, I turn on the TV, scroll through Twitter or walk down the street and suddenly, I'm in awe of complete strangers (and animals with social media accounts). Seriously, humans (and Internet quadrupeds) are so cool! We live in a world chock full of heroes -- living beings that inspire us, and that we believe are worthy of our respect and total admiration, but, here's the thing. This constant focus on the heroism of others distracts us from our inner hero -- our strength, our courage, and our awesomeness. I mean, look at that cool thing that guy did! How dare we think we can do that? How dare we admit to ourselves that we are worthy of a hero status? Look at all this proof we've collected to explain why we're not cool/smart/rich/creative enough to do the things we want to do and be the people we want to be. Why should we even bother? We're not as cool as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and we never will be! Wah! Lies. The truth is this: We're all heroes to someone, and we really need to start being heroes to ourselves. Let's all put on our big-girl/-boy pants, tie our capes, and soar.

      Eve's Total Life Changes

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Our company Total Life Changes is all about changing our customers' lives, both healthwise and financially. I guarantee you this is one decision you will never regret. Contact me for more information.

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        I am a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, nutrition advisor, competition prep coach, powerlifting advisor, bodybuilding advisor, general health advisor, and life coach.

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        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.

        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 get a life coach?

        People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

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