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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.

  • 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
Katherine A.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Jim McCoy. I started working with him a year and a half ago (when I was in major crisis mode). He's intelligent, funny, and incredibly compassionate. I've had more growth with him than I did after a few years with my Boston-based psychiatrist. His method works for me because he does more than simply mirror my feelings -- He actually gives me his opinion when I ask for it. He's helped me gain confidence and direction. He always makes himself available to talk and never makes me feel like it's a chore. I HIGHLY recommend him as a life coach. He'll change your world!

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.

Jen Karofsky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Mark P.
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Jen has an intuitive gift and passion for helping people get unstuck and discover their ideal path in life. Her genuine, caring personality reveals her nurturing spirit which enables her to listen deeply and relate to her clients' needs, while simultaneously she possesses a sharp mind that is bursting with creative ideas and solutions to challenges. She's a fantastic coach. Mark Penta www.markpenta.com

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

    • 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.

    Lexi Klupchak- Acting Coach
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Cathyjo C.
      Verified review

      Lexi has worked with both of our children. She taught them privately and at a theatre camp for 11 years. Her understanding of children and their psyche along with her vast knowledge of the theatre is something that everyone should have the privilege to experience.

      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.

      Transformational Coach
      5.0
      from 1 review
        ERICK T.
        Verified review

        She is a very kind and caring woman that tries her very best to help others. To me, she was very inspirational and helped me make some important life decisions. She is a very good listener and will give great advice! My experience with Mrs. Kristine Lotowski was very good because she helped me a lot and taught me many important things. She transformed from ordinary to best of me

        Kathy Black
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Amy H.
          Verified review

          Kathy is an inspiring coach and program facilitator. I have always felt free to be myself as she encourages me to grow and expand my awareness. She has supported me through many personal and spiritual steps.

          Purple Tail Farm, LLC
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 7 years in business
          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          About

          I tailor lessons and coaching to individual needs so that your time with me is productive and fun.

          Great Place to Learn
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 28 years in business
          • 5 hires on Thumbtack
          Anne F.
          Verified review

          My daughter was taking advanced calculus and suffered an injury during a sporting event. During her recovery she missed a lot of school but with help from A Great Place to Learn was able to stay current with her assignments. Flexible scheduling, priced right, very professional. Thank you for helping our family. Anne M.

          Matt Hanna
          5.0
          from 1 review
            Alyssa L.
            Verified review

            My coaching sessions started with Matt when I was thinking about going back to school for a degree in cello performance. I took a look at the tuition prices at all the nearby conservatories and realized I could save many thousands of dollars by putting together my own educational program. I asked Matt to help me with this process, and he has been awesome. He has provided friendly but firm encouragement through the whole process of clarifying my goals, setting my priorities, and taking specific steps towards accomplishing what I want to accomplish. I have never felt so disciplined and motivated about my cello playing, and it feels great. I can’t recommend Matt enough.

            About

            I work with a wide variety of couples and individuals desiring healthier relationships or wanting to address other personal challenges. I coach both online and in-person.

            • 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.

            • 2 years in business
            About

            Women unashamed to prove a good woman doesn't meet societies guidelines, and a strong woman requires a strong mind, soul, and body. This is just the beginning of redefining who you thought you were, All things made new!

            • 3 years in business
            About

            Do you feel like you've gotten off track because of choices/decisions you've made? Has life has thrown you a curve ball or two and things just haven't turned out like you thought they would? Do you know what you want to change but can't seem to figure out the steps to get there? Do you simply feel stuck? I have over 15 years of experience helping people get aligned with their values, beliefs, dreams and goals to move forward and improve their career, relationships and overall well-being.

            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.

            • 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.

            About

            Let your light lead you. I offer workshops, retreats, and coaching. I develop personal and professional development opportunities for groups and individuals. Partnering together, we can reflect, gain greater awareness, and build action plans to attain sustainable results. If you are creative and enjoy new experiences, we would work well together!

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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

            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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