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Medford Career Coaches

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

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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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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Merlin Coaching
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi M.
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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!

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
Juliane W.
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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.

  • 37 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jared T.
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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 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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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.

  • 4 years in business
James L.
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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.

The Potential-U
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Becky B.
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Matt is a kind, caring, and incredibly knowledgeable coach! He uses his experience and expertise to help guide you to on your journey to becoming your best self.

Treehouse Athletics
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Amy B.
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    Great coach! Amanda is very patient with me, I've had a few injury set backs and shes worked with me and modified the workout so I could do them. Shes very knowledgeable and corrects me anytime my form is bad. Would recommend her all day long!

    Personal Empowerment
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Matt B.
    Verified review

    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.

    Anne P.
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    I first met with Sharon a few months ago to find a job closer to home. At that time, I was unclear about my core strengths and assets. Over the spring and summer, Sharon Harris has provided concrete tools and exercises that have pinpointed my strengths and talents and has opened up a whole new world to me. She continues to be on the look-out on my behalf for employment closer to home. Sharon is professional, her enthusiasm is contagious and she is an absolute joy to work with.

    Purple Zen Ajna
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Annally C.
    Verified review

    Laura is a positive uplifting person. She has been my assertive coach for a while now and has really helped me get my life where it needs to be. She also performs Reiki on me on a weekly basis and it's one of the best services I have ever received! Laura is amazing!

    Craig W.
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    Everyone talks about work life balance when the reality is our work is integrated into our life, not balanced with it. Pete's ability to add value in everything I brought to him, even if it was not something he had experience in, makes him a great asset to have on you team! Pete helped me with a variety of different projects and situation in my professional role, volunteer role, and personal life. Pete's greatest value to me was his ability to speak into any area of my life and add value or give me clarity. Conversations with him helped me process through tough leadership decision at work and helped me create better personal disciplines in my life. If you are looking for help in one area of your life, Pete can help. If you are willing to open up about every area of you life...hold on because Pete will give you the candid feedback to take everything to the next level!

    About

    As an integrative psychotherapist and life coach, my goal is to create the safest environment for you to share your challenges. Together, we will work to uncover your greatest strengths and reveal important insights about your life so you can learn to accept parts of yourself that have been hidden and consciously change the parts of self that are no longer working for you. Expect your relationships, career and confidence to improve as you get to know yourself in a more intimate and loving way. Let us begin your journey in self-acceptance and self-love today. Get ready to step into the life you have always dreamed of!

    About

    We offer resume/interview prep for entry level to experienced individuals in Boston, MA. Are you an entry level to experienced sales/marketing professional on the job hunt? With unemployment at 6.4% in Massachusetts alone, job seekers are looking for any advantage to stay competitive. If you want to get ahead of the competition in a flooded marketplace, you need an edge. "Get the edge" with customized, full-service career consulting for sales/marketing professionals. Mission: We provide you with personalized, customized, professional career services that elevate your job search resources and enable you to move forward confidently in your career pursuits. Advantages include the following: * customized * affordable * local * 17 years' sales/marketing experience * expertise in resume/cover letter/thank-you letter writing, interview prep/follow-up, LinkedIn, social media use in job hunt, and qualifying job opportunities. How does it work? We offer an initial, free, one-hour-long, face-to-face consultation to determine your needs and examine next steps. This includes an in-depth discussion on your background, education, interests, accomplishments, goals, hobbies, family, motivations, passions, etc. This is a collaborative endeavor, and we will be working closely together throughout the entire process. Your resume is not just a static documentation of your achievements; it is also a representation of what you, as a person, will bring to a role, a team and a company. Once needs are identified you will provide me with the necessary documents, information and identified jobs/job types you want to apply to. This includes resume copies, cover-letter copies, thank-you letters, job descriptions, accomplishment names/dates, education information, club/association memberships (titles/ dates), etc. What are your options? * Experienced sales/marketing professionals (over 3 years): The hourly rate is $50.00. * Entry level sales/marketing professionals (0-1 year): The hourly rate is $25.00. Your options are as follows: All clients receive "Get.The.Edge. Welcome Packet", which includes the following: * Welcome letter * Explanation of services * Copy of the signed contract * List of helpful job search websites * List of helpful job search apps * List of helpful job search tools (ex. JibberJobber) * List of specific job search terms * List of helpful job search-/employment-related blogs * List of helpful sales/marketing websites, apps, and blogs * List of helpful books related to job searching and sales/marketing * Membership and log-in information for the "Get the Edge Community" * 30-/60-/90-Day job search tips * "Pre-interview Preparation" packet (if applicable) * Contact information * Meeting schedule [dates/times/location(s)] Services include the following: * Individual resume review/write-up * Individual cover-letter review/write-up * Individual thank-you letter review/write-up * LinkedIn profile creation/review and revision * Interview preparation (face-to-face role play) * Post-interview follow-up consultation * 10 qualified job opportunities Qualified refers to job posting opportunities that fit your background, skills, experience, education and goals to aid in the application process. What do you get? Depending on the services you choose, you get the following: 1) Document review/write-up that includes the following: * Digital copies of your new resume(s), cover letter(s), and thank-you letter(s). Resume(s) are given in Microsoft Office-compatible (ex. Word and PDF), ASCII (plain text) and Mac-compatible formats. * Digital list of 10 job opportunities, with description and links -- Digital information is given on one thumb drive. Interview preparation includes the following: * Pre-interview "Interview Preparation Packet" * 1- to 2-Hour face-to-face role-play meeting, to review questions and answers, as well as situation preparation * Post-interview follow-up involves a 30-minute touch-point phone call LinkedIn profile service includes the following: * 2-Hour collaborative meeting to gather information and review current profile and profile picture, update the profile and review how to best leverage LinkedIn in branding yourself. Career package is at $300.00 and includes the following: 1) Digital copies on one thumb drive * One resume review/write-up * One cover letter review/write-up * One thank-you letter review/write-up * 10 qualified job opportunities Qualified refers to job posting opportunities that fit your background, skills, experience, education and goals to aid in the application process. * "Interview Preparation Packet" * Two-Hour interview preparation session * Post-interview follow-up involves a 15-minute touch-point phone call * One-Hour collaborative meeting to gather information and review current profile and profile picture, update the profile and review how to best leverage LinkedIn in branding yourself.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    Are you unhappy in your current life situation or with yourself and don't know how to get out of it? Are you feeling stuck in life or in your relationship? I specialize in helping individuals and couples with life decisions and also moving out of uncomfortable or disheartening situations. I help them to find their direction in life to make it more meaningful, to improve their relationships, to achieve a better balance, and to gain clarity in figuring out the next steps. My "from-feelings-to-actions" program will show you what you have to do to find inner guidance and a more fulfilling life. In each session, we will figure out what you can do in your daily life to feel better. There is a specific plan of action. It's different from what you usually do, but consistent with what we are discovering about you and what you want. I'll teach you to "read" the messages that your feelings are sending to you, and I'll gently push you and support you through your new and exciting journey. You're going to love to explore new territories in your life and discover what you really want. These apply for both individuals and couples. My clients constantly tell me they feel confident from knowing that they're always on the right track, or that they will find it if they get lost again. After working through my program, they've developed skills to go beyond their fears and unpleasant feelings and get the life and relationship they want. Getting the life and relationships I wanted has always been my main motivation. So what I've learned through my training, my own personal journey and my 9 years of experience in the field is what I want to share with you. Do you want to know more about how I can specifically help you? I offer a 30-minutes free phone consultation. Feel free to e-mail or call me to schedule it.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I motivate others to be the best they can be. I give life tools and skills to cope with loss and suffering, bullying and stressful situations to help the cope in a positive way. The three main goals I want someone to learn about themselves is what I learned from life, such as the following: * Treat others how you want to be treated * Love yourself * Accept your erroneous zones and learn from them and move forward in life The main idea of Mathenia's Positive Corner is sometimes life will bring you to a halt, and you have to be the one to say "enough is enough" to truly make a positive change in your life.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    My work surpasses others with in my field of work because I care more about helping you become a better you sooner then others. I have mastered well developed aids and methods to get you were your want to be.

    • 1 year in business
    About

    Certified Wellness Coach, offering in person, telephone and Skype sessions. Certified Angel Card readings.

    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I do not provide anyone with a "quick fix." This journey is about me helping you work towards your goals so that the investment you are making in yourself is a life long investment.

    Q & A

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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