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  • 3 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francis S.
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When looking for a personal trainer, it struck me exactly how hard it is to find quality in any service. Most people are bad at most things, and people that take their work seriously are rare. I signed up for some classes with a trainer at my gym. Paid a reasonable amount. Got terrible advice and hurt myself. The trainer was probably trying his best but just didn't have the experience or knowledge to help me learn correctly. I was afraid to make a more serious financial commitment with no guarantee that I'd get better results... but I tried out ELIN, and I'm glad I did. I got a phone call from Elin and was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his ability to communicate effectively about critical aspects of getting in shape. It was clear this was a no-bs trainer that was interested in actually providing training rather than tricking me into paying an exorbitant price and then phoning it in. I began sessions with a trainer named Kris. Kris had the body to indicate that he knows how to work out, but that isn't always enough. You have to be an effective teacher as well. It turns out Kris has an excellent eye for form and was able to explain, over the course of our sessions, specific issues with my body that needed to be addressed. He found exercises that addressed those issues, and if I had difficulty with that exercise, he found a new one that worked better. He strikes an excellent balance between fixing form and letting you get on with the workout, neither constantly interrupting you nor letting you do useless reps. He was also able to explain and demonstrate over time the importance of the less glamorous parts of the workout, such as stretching and SMR, which all of us "know" are important but which we never really accept as crucial. In short, all of my expectations for hiring a professional trainer were met. These guys don't screw around. If you're serious, hire ELIN.

  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Charmeda M.
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I have been working in a field for over a decade and was ready for a career change. I am a person who, can always help others in their career aspirations, but I was having difficulties identifying and addressing my own. I decided to look into obtaining a career/life coach. I thought I needed to make an investment in my future and I needed help. I spoke with several individuals but Coach Lynn, stood out, and I booked her shortly after our initial consultation. The coaching I have received thus far has been phenomenal, and life-changing. I believe it has changed my career and life's trajectory for the better. This woman can take your career to new heights and bring life back to a barren desert. I highly recommend working with Coach Lynn.

Knowledge Kinetics
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet W.
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Gaurav Bhalla is an experienced and versatile business consultant and executive education specialist. As a consultant and educator, he brings to his clients excellent communication and strategic thinking skills, developed over a 35-year career working with Fortune 500 companies and teaching in executive programs at leading business schools. Since 2002, Gaurav has taught numerous times in executive education programs at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has taught modules on marketing management, service innovation, customer journey mapping, and customer experience management. As director of Smith's Center for Excellence in Service, I have had ample opportunity to observe his teaching style. Gaurav is a highly effective executive educator, whose teaching evaluations are always stellar. The content of his courses is always conceptually rigorous and managerially relevant, and the executives in our programs rave about the quality of his presentation style. Gaurav Bhalla is the consummate business consulting and executive education professional. He can be trusted to deliver an unparalleled client experience.

Ben G.
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Marc Hayes is an excellent professional life coach. He asked me the right questions and got me to understand the importance of creating, setting, maintaining and reaching my goals. I have dealt with other life coaches in the past, but Marc Hayes is the best.

Yoga for Beginners
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Elizabeth's coaching opened incredible opportunities for me- she coached me through my first independent consulting gig and connected me to her extensive network (which resulted in a quick immersion in the investor world and an invitation to the White House). She's the best listener, and the most giving, empowering, and enjoyable person you can imagine.

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

Envision Fitness
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kinzey H.
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I love this site! It was fast and easy to use. Alicia was everything I was looking for. She was friendly and came to our first appt very prepared and professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

MJH Consulting
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jen T.
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It was very eye-opening to talk through where you are and where you want to go without bias or judgement. Maria was great in helping me get to the core of it all.

Rick Bell
from 1 review
    Christopher P.
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    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

    • 23 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Bernadette P.
    Verified review

    We are still in the process. So far, he is very professional.

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

    • 18 years in business
    Admin A.
    Verified review

    Great leadership, vision, and worth hiring over and over again.

    High Performance Coaching
    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!!!

    Trena Bolden Fields
    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.

    • 2 years in business

    You really, really want the job offer - I make sure the interview process goes exceptionally well. Career Planning, Job Searching, LinkedIn Profile, Resume Writing, Online Applications, Phone Interviews, In-Person Interviews, Thank you notes, Networking, Getting Promoted. I'll Coach you, We'll practice.


    We offer: * Analyst or Consultant * Administrator * Marketer * Human Resources * Program Coordination * Life Coach * Resume Writing * Job Interview Preparation * Salary Negotiation * Award-Winning Public Speaker * Counselor or Crisis Worker * Volunteer Leader


    We provide thoughtful, tailored, and personalized business and professional development services, to help you become a better problem solver. Our team of dedicated professionals applies real world experience to help you problem solve and successfully reach your goals. Every problem in business and personal life is unique, and obtaining the skills to recognize, react, and problem solve is paramount. You must also dare to be different, challenge yourself to explore, don’t wait for opportunities, and create them. As a small, independent, customer focused service provider, we have used our relevant experiences to help businesses from very small size, up to billion dollar companies. We provide problem solving training to individuals, startups, and powerful CEOs. Why problem solving, you ask? There are many terms (life coaching, mentoring, professional development), these are really all part of problem solving, and learning to be a good leader. A good leader you ask? Everybody leads, there are no pure followers. What we do is help people lead well, vice poorly. Whether they lead themselves or a team, the skills needed to be successful must be learned, practiced, and utilized. Our team of professionals is comprised of military veterans, business executives, leaders of Government, and people with specialized skills (such as adventuring, craftsmanship, flying, etc). We would love the opportunity to provide personalized training, organizational training, or one of many motivational speaking topics.

    • 2 years in business

    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

    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.

    • 8 years in business

    Whether you’re looking for someone to serve as a strategy consultant, an Account Operations manager capable of building, content creation, uploading, and optimizing campaigns, or a numbers geek who can perform complicated data analysis and generate reports, we can step into any of these roles. With locations in DC Metro Area, NYC, and Skype options, RAD.IM can work with you anywhere.

    • 10 years in business

    PROTEUS' work stands out due to our commitment to service, honesty, and providing value. We will respond promptly. We will give our honest and candid insight and opinions on what can and can't be done, who can do it and how. And we only engage where we see the value we add.

    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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