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  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Giorgi K.
Verified review

Coach Lynn helps me in my career transition, as well as she designed my CV, trained me for interviews and enhanced my communication skills. I am convinced that she is awesome Executive Life Coach. All of my meetings and interactions with her were highly informative, helpful and I was able to gain more confidence to accomplish my goals. Coach Lynn was incredibly effective throughout my job search. Amazingly, within the month of our interactions I was able to get an excellent job. Moreover, new avenues for my career development have opened with her efforts. I am very satisfied with career coaching from Coach Lynn Johnson. She is highly experienced, insightful and professional in her work. I greatly value all the advice, training and other services that she provides to me. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a job or better career.

Cherry Wellness, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Carl H.
Verified review

Coach Linda is fantastic. She has excellent academic and career credentials across a range of relevant disciplines. Yet she is very low key, informal, flexible, and easy to work with, and does not presume to "know it all." I recommend her without reservation.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
Verified review

Sharon ran a fantastic workshop for my team here in Washington. Her calming presence and empathetic nature meant she quickly built trust and rapport with the team. She used some unique activities to gently encourage the team to move from their comfort zone, and try something different, this resulted in some wonderful personal insights, openness and deeper connections across the team. Sharon helped us to identify communication techniques and core values to support us as a team and individually, as we move through a 6 month transition which will result in multiple redundancies. Thank you Sharon – you were just what we needed!

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Chanan S.
Verified review

Raffi led an informal group which I attended along with a few classmates from Israel in the summer of 2010. We had just returned to New Jersey from studying in a one- to two-year fellowship abroad. Raffi smoothed our transition back to American life, all while volunteering his time and skills. He is extremely intelligent, insightful, trustworthy and pragmatic. I recommend Raffi without hesitation or reservation. He has a serious goal-focus balanced with a great sense of humor. Raffi is a tremendous, vital person to turn to.

Anne Chow
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kate Z.
Verified review

Ann is a great life coach! Whether helping me plan my next career move or setting goals for the new year, she always keeps me on track and focused on my priorities.

Fluid Leadership Consulting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenna M.
Verified review

My coaching experience through Fluid Leadership has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Attending these coaching sessions helped me through one of the most trying times of my life. These sessions helped me to discover what is most important to me and to pursue the life I want to live. My life coach, Lawrence Ellison, used methods that empowered me to search my heart for the dreams that I had allowed circumstances and fear to bury. By actively participating and doing the assignments, I graduated from the reactive to the creative and have started paving my way to a fulfilling life. As a result of these sessions, I am now pursuing my passion for a career in music. Fear no longer has me bound, I’m taking control of my life. Thank you Fluid Leadership, for your guidance has given me the courage I needed to make the necessary steps to live an abundant life. I’m thankful!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
Verified review

I worked with Erin during a difficult transition and she provided expert and compassionate coaching that got me back on track with my goals and helped me to gain the confidence needed to pursue my goals. I greatly looked forward to my coaching sessions as they always left me feeling uplifted and inspired. I highly recommend Erin to anyone needing encouragement and a gentle push in the right direction. she truly reflected back my light when I was going through a dark period and for this I am forever grateful!

Fresh Water Alchemy, LLC.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olivia B.
Verified review

Leslie’s approach to life-coaching is completely unique and it works. She gets to the heart of the matter, quickly and effectively with an approachable and formidable style. Her personal experience and deep understanding produced new insights that for me, were invaluable. The wisdom in Leslie’s coaching was key in gaining new vision and moving people through cloudy areas of their life. A key foundation to her success in life coaching is her engaging and active listening skills and ability to identify areas for improvement in a supportive way. I reached out to Leslie for assistance with achieving greater balance in my life as I was juggling five children, a potential career, and managing my own life. I highly recommend Leslie as a Life Coach, she is easy to talk to, honest, direct and has a great sense of humor.

Rick Bell
5.0
from 1 review
    Christopher P.
    Verified review

    I have had the pleasure of working with Rick on a number of occasions to utilize his expertise in career coaching, resume writing, and business consulting. As a coach and consultant, he is a great listener and provides useful feedback and ideas for action. I have found him to have good availability and always responds quickly. He is professional, discreet, and I trust him completely. I recommend him highly! Christopher Porter

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sarah U.
    Verified review

    Lucie is truly an amazing coach. She has helped me initiate and generate greater personal and professional awareness. She keeps me on track and accountable for my goals at each session. Lucie is an excellent listener and really digs deep to help get the clarity I need to move forward. I've noticed great shifts and changes since my coaching with Lucie has begun. I would recommend Lucie to you if you are ready to do the work and take your life and career to the next level.

    Trena Bolden Fields
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Lynda D.
    Verified review

    Trena is great to work with. She's a wonderful coach who helps you focus on what actions are needed to progress in your chosen career. In this case, I worked with her on preparation for headshots. She has a wonderful process for planning the shoot to get the most out of the time spent on the session.

    Maggy Sterner Brand Coach
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Ben H.
    Verified review

    Three hours flew by during my conversation with Maggy, and in that brief time we were able to uncover some critical aspects of my personality that had been inhibiting me from moving forward. Furthermore, we highlighted and aligned my goals and morals to make decisions clear, allowing me to move forward with confidence, lifting a huge weight off my shoulders. During our consultation, Maggy was able to tap into who I was as a person and as a professional allowing me to be fully open and express things about myself that I had not previously acknowledged. Working with Maggy was a huge help during a transitional period in my life.

    Happy Work Week
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Katie R.
    Verified review

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Quianna over the past month. We decided that a package of five sessions would match my needs and we went well above and beyond what I was expecting to get out of our meetings! Not only did Quianna help me narrow down which field I should be looking for a career in, but she also helped me discover what motivates me professionally and why I was so unhappy in my previous position. An awesome part of her approach is how she starts with the foundation of who you are. I hadn't wanted to admit that I was severely lacking in professional confidence. However, she encouraged me to tackle that head on before we began talking about a new career field and those initial discussions were immensely helpful. Logistically speaking, scheduling and communicating with Quianna between sessions was very easy as well. Over the course of our sessions, I contacted her via text message, phone call and email and she was always very prompt and friendly in her replies. On a personal level, I truly enjoyed working with Quianna. She was incredibly warm and understanding and made me feel that I could be comfortable and open with her about what I was looking for and how I felt about my new job search. Not only did she help me before I began looking for a new job in a new field, but I believe that she can help others with any variety of questions or problems about their current or future work experiences.

    Paige L.
    Verified review

    Brooke is a terrific coach. I was going through a big transition leaving a job to start a business. Working with Brooke was like talking to a good friend who really listens and cares. She is easygoing, approachable and humorous. She asked simple yet very powerful questions that opened up my thinking to other possibilities that I hadn't considered. Her coaching helped me make the leap sooner and with confidence!

    High Performance Coaching
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua S.
    Verified review

    Amazing coach and mentor to me for over 20 years. I am a tough critic but with all sincerity I believe hiring Jay would be the best career decision an ambitious professional could make!!!

    The Buchanan Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Bill S.
    Verified review

    I would like to highly recommend Buchanan Group based on the quality of the support and coaching they provided me through my transition from full-time employee to consultant. BG helped me define my personal mission and objectives as well as utilize social media to establish an on-line presence. The process has worked well, thanks in large part to the insightful and supportive coaching BG provided. Bill, Senior Program Management Advisor

    • 2 years in business
    About

    Hello! I am a Career & Life Coach in private practice; I combine my expertise as a Career Coach at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with my training as a Therapist in Mental Health Counseling. This specialty and intersection of career and life training enable me to support high functioning individuals in achieving their goals. I work with clients as a thought partner as we engage in conversation to design a happier, more fulfilling life. Our conversations can cover topics around work/life balance, family, hobbies, career, relationships, or health. My approach is holistic and relational, which means the coaching relationship is the vehicle for change. I'll help you recognize your strengths and reframe limiting beliefs to overcome and break free of past barriers and habits. Sessions are confidential and give you space to talk without judgement. I incorporate insightful feedback, gentle humor, and a focus on mindfulness that will leave you feeling more confident, self-aware, and inspired!

    • 9 years in business
    About

    The Youth Career Coach Inc. was founded in 2009 in Boston, Mass, and now based in the Washington, D.C. / Northern Virginia area. We are provide career and leadership development workshops for Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. We cover topics such as: resume building, interviewing techniques, personal branding, goal setting, landing the first job, networking, leadership, team building, and public speaking.

    About

    Resume Crafters is a full-service resume writing and career-coaching business that provides clients with a dynamic, competitive edge. We write outstanding executive and federal resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and bios for professionals. We provide mock interviewing sessions and strategies for job search and effective social media job campaigns. We are also supporting career-changing solutions and workplace goals. Our services entail building a positive relationship with a client through careful analysis and interviewing that highlight strengths, transferable skills, and accomplishments. We believe that your resume is a unique sales tool that highlights your notable leadership ability, personality, and expertise in a customized format that makes you stand out from the crowd and get interviews. Customers love the fact that they get lots of interviews and are impressed with the insight, clarity and presentation of a Resume Crafters resume that makes them look great on paper. They also receive updates at no additional cost. Resume Crafters has been in business since 1992 and is owned by Barbara LaBier, a certified career coach and resume writer with over 15 years experience. She also blogs and has worked for 25 years as a technical and freelance writer.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been writing resumes for over 11 years and prior to that, I worked in HR. My goals are to make sure my clients have a resume they are happy with and to make sure they are well prepared for the job interview.

    About

    My team of three helps review and write resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles; teach interview skills; and perform all other job-search-related activities and documents. We are geared toward student and recent graduates but have advice for every level. Let us help you get where you want to go!

    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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