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Laura Fay Life Coaching, LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda G.
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I have been able to observe the counseling/ coaching skills of Laura Fay firsthand, and I would like to commend her as an outstanding coach. As a teacher for more than 30 years, lay counselor for over ten years, and a current student in professional counseling, I see in Laura wisdom and compassion which complement her warm, encouraging, engaging, and empathetic level of interaction with women. She has a well-developed ability to ask stimulating questions that lead to deep insights. I highly endorse Laura as a coach. Linda Geel

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Chine O.
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An amazing experience! She is efficient, timely, and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be returning to Mrs. Harris for more career coaching in the future!

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Justin M.
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Patrick is amazing knowledgeable and helped me personally and professionally in my career. Not only does he have years of interviewing under his belt, he's seen countless resumes. He helped me polish up my resume in terms of wording, look, and feel. I couldn't thank him enough for the candid career advice and tools to help make me successful.

DMV Coaching and Therapy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Francis M.
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I am very happy I found Dr Dan among the many other therapists out in the DMV area. He helped me figure out a new career path after working for same employer for over 20 years. He helped me embrace changes by confronting my fears and making the best out of every situation. Thanks Dr. Dan.

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Harry S.
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Raffi, was professional, insightful, and helped us.

Center of First Thought
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Aryka B.
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The fall of 2014 was a turning point in my life. I was experiencing a crisis in that I was turning another year older and needed to find some perspective and direction in my life. My inability to truly understand my purpose created a state of panic and anxiety and I didn't know what to do. During this time I was referred to Center of First Thought. At first I was a little apprehensive about seeing a therapist but I was immediately put at ease. My therapist, Rose Shelton and I talked about my life path. I was able to put a lot of things into perspective. I thought of her as like a coach. Thanks to Ms. Shelton I have learned to see things more clearly and a lot of my anxiety about the future has disappeared. I am still growing and learning my path but I don't know if I could have come this far if it had not been for Ms. Shelton and Center of First Thought.

Conscious Mind Dynamics
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Cynthia S.
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Working with Julian has helped me realize what it is that I truly want from my career. He helped me identify what truly matters most to me, not only in my business but also in other parts of my life, having this type of clarity has helped me in just about every business decision that I have made in the past year of my life. Not only have I gained clarity, but by working closely with Julian and utilizing several methods that he practices, including hypnosis, I have been able to reach my goals at a rate which I did not know was possible. Julian is extremely talented at what he does and has a gift with people which I've never before encountered in my life, I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking to maximize their growth potential.

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah U.
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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.

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

    Dr. Jude Black
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amanda R.
    Verified review

    Dr. Jude is an amazing therapist and coach. She is an extraordinary leader who exemplifies the utmost level of personal and professional ethics in her work. She has true compassion in her heart and it shows in her work and relationships. She listens, understands, reflects and always see the good in everyone and every situation. Dr. Jude takes amazing care of her clients. She is trustworthy, honest and real. Look no further in your search, Dr. Jude is the Cadillac of counselors! She is the best in the business!

    • 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! It is so rewarding to help people discover inner wisdom as they get clarity on who they are, what they want, and find new courage to take action. "A well-designed life is not a life of drudgery. You weren't put on this earth to work eight hours a day at a job you hate until the time comes to die." You deserve to experience so much more! Let's work together to help you live the life you imagine. Best wishes, Caitlin Magidson, LGPC Career & Life Coach

    About

    I provide and require premarital counseling to the couples I marry. Marriage is a divine institution created by God that permits two single heterosexual adults to enter into an intimate covenant relationship with each other and make an unconditional lifetime commitment to God to remain with an imperfect person. Singleness is not a relationship status but a position every Christian must attain.

    About

    We are a full-service adult group practice, designed to optimize life experiences for the adults we serve at the many stages and junctures of their lives. As the director of career services, I offer individual career counseling to adults who are transitioning careers or reentering the workforce. I oversee the resume services and the other career coaches, including workshops for young adults entering the workforce. Our practice offers assessments, such as the Myers Briggs and EQI.

    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!

    • 19 years in business
    About

    I am a mature woman that has faced great adversity in life. I never gave up and am regarded as a leader within my community, state as well as nationally. I worked within multicuktural societies and learned the value of active listening and reframing. Ciaching is not about me ..it is about helping the client achieve their goals. Meeting the client and engaging them to evaluate their situation. It is wonderful to witness their growth.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We are dedicated to tailoring our services to your needs.

    About

    I provide affordable premarital counseling and both religious and civil wedding ceremonies. I am warm and honest. All services are provided with a smile and a sense of humor. There is nothing boring and mundane about! I am a licensed and ordained Baptist minister of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. and the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. I have also received ordination as an Elder from the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. I received a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership from Webster University. Recently, I served our Nation for 12.5 as a United States Navy Chaplain. I am certified to perform marriages in DC, MD and VA. At this time, I do not perform same-sex unions or marriages.

    About

    Do you want to get your life back on track? Do you have specific needs or life goals? Are you looking for support on your spiritual journey? Are you looking for direction and support? Do you want to become your ultimate self? Then look no further. We provide services to adults, teens, children, couples (married and premarital), LGBTQ, people with special needs, and seniors. Together, we can move you towards the best possible life you can have.

    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

    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.

    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 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.   

    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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