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Bowie Career Counselors

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  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Michele J.
Verified review

Coach Lynn have been a great help to my career path and life expectations. She helps me see things that was so cloudy. I'm walk in her office one way and walked out refreshed, excited about my future, my career and life. Best thing that ever happen to me. Excited to future sessions. Thanks Coach Lynn you are a blessing that was so necessary for my growth

Lotus Wellness Center
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Diana W.
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I have taken several classes at Lotus Wellness Center with Uma and attended many events and lectures. Uma is a book of vast knowledge and always a professional. Her spirit is bright and her energy amazing. I highly recommend her for massage, Reiki, intuitive counseling and just about all of her metaphysical classes!

DMV Coaching and Therapy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Francis M.
Verified review

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
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
Verified review

Raffi Bilek is a phenomenal resource. He actively listens before he speaks, and provides meaningful feedback and direction that clearly reflects my unique situation. His comments are wise, productive, and well thought-out. His humor also helps me feel comfortable and makes him relatable – sometimes it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I am indebted to him for his active listening and articulate, wise, and compassionate guidance. Thank you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Dr. Guckert is an absolute asset for any life or career needs you may need. I have been very impressed with her professionalism, knowledgeability in goal setting/motivation/practical action steps/accountability/etc., and follow up. It has been very easy to communicate with her and to have online sessions. I had honestly felt lost in my life and career, but Dr. Guckert has provided clarity and helped me install confidence in my strengths. I’m looking forward to following through on my business idea. Also, she’s got great business acumen! In any case, if you’re on the fence about a life or career coach, please just contact Dr. Guckert. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am.

Knowledge Kinetics
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
Verified review

I highly recommend Gaurav at Knowledge Kinetics as a career and life coach. He is a keen observer of human interaction and is adept at reading character and motivations. His accumulated experience and education allow him to quickly assess skill sets and key strengths/opportunities at the individual level, helping his clients grow and progress professionally. Gaurav begins by investing time in open listening and observation, and quickly absorbs critical information and details. Once having formed thoughts and opinions, Gaurav is a thoroughly engaging communicator, whether addressing a single client or a large group. He effectively shares his ideas and recommendations with a personalized and customized approach that is always on target, leaving listeners inspired!   A few examples of Gaurav's coaching and consulting expertise and its impact on my own trajectory include the following: By leveraging Gaurav’s professional expertise transforming qualitative and quantitative data into insightful findings, I was able to bring added value to my larger team. This greatly benefited my organization from a business perspective, and allowed me to grow personally and professionally.   From a consulting perspective, Gaurav also worked effectively with senior leadership, and staff at all levels, to collaborate and advise on effective solutions to problem issues as an internal advisor. His sought-after counsel was a key input in organizational decisions. Whether helping guide you personally on your career and life journey, or inspiring larger teams in achieving critical organizational goals, Gaurav will prove an indispensable asset.

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!

Conscious Mind Dynamics
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Cynthia S.
Verified review

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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!

Possibilities Plus
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sultan A.
Verified review

John was very prompt in getting back to me when I needed to revamp my resume. He is very easy to work with and will make sure that your resume is nothing less than perfect. I can hardly recognize my resume now from it's original draft and I've very pleased with the results. Not only did John help me with the content and formatting of my resume, but also gave me suggestions for my job hunt. Bottom line, I was absolutely satisfied with the experience.

About

I provide the same services that I provided when I was Pastor. I do marriage and family counseling in various areas that my clients need. I also do life coaching and mentoring.

About

We provide mobile massage therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness meditation, holistic nutrition, spiritual counseling, life coaching and more! We work with our clients on a holistic level to relieve stress and create great, joy filled lives!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I have over 20 years in the field of counseling and working with families. I have developed and do a group called "The Me Nobody Knows". It is a group that helps people begin the process of emotional healing from things that have blocked their paths to reaching their full potential towards their personal goals.

  • 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!

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!

  • 4 years in business
About

because of my diverse life experiences I have the unique ability to relate to whatever you're trying to overcome to talk to

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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