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Cottage Grove Leadership Trainers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen W.
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Leah is amazing. In the midst of a road trip through Minnesota, I attended her Wobble 2 class as a way to de-stress and exercise while travelling. Leah's calm, clear leadership included just the right amount of intense workout and deep relaxation. I left feeling happily transformed and in my body again. When I travel through Minnesota again, I won't hesitate to come back.

Rick Conlow International
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Davis J.
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We have worked with Rick on many occasions over the past fifteen years. Rick has provided us with sales training, team building, and leadership training that has helped us grow in volume but even more as business professionals. He is an inspirational speaker and trainer who continues to follow up those he has helped. It's more than a job to Rick. I highly recommend using Rick for any training needs you may have. We will use him again.

Starting Point Academy
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Sharon R.
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I met Dr. Gonzales through a mutual friend. I found out his background and his vision for developing something better for addiction, Starting Point Leadership. I was certified through his program, and I can tell you it really works. Of the eight I have coached in the last two years, all of them are sober and lives have turned around for them. Most importantly, the program operates from a strength based perspective instead of continuing talk of past failures. I would highly recommend this program.

Betsy Koepke Coaching, LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mel K.
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Betsy is truly one of a kind when it comes to empowering women to step into their new levels of leadership. She is kind, thought-provoking, and challenges you in ways that help you truly grow from the inside out.

Real | Active | Wellness
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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We hired Tim as a coach to help get our teenage son fit and ready for High School basketball tryouts. Tim is an AWESOME coach! He has such a warm, engaging, flexible and supportive personality....and is so knowledgeable, versatile and completely committed to his client's success. He strikes a great balance between camaraderie and leadership and intuitively knows when to push and when to back off. He's 100% responsible, reliable and is also a great communicator. Hire this Fantastic Coach/Sports/Fitness won't be disappointed!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nan G.
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I took a leadership class through Jill and Epowering you 360.I looked forward to our class each week. I really learned a lot about leadership and how I can use it in my work place . I'm feeling more confident in my leadership skills. Thanks Jill and Empower you 360.

Liz Uram Speaking
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt H.
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We had Liz speak to two of our groups on business ownership and leadership this year. She was easy to work with and took time to make sure she was well prepared. Liz made sure that she had a good grasp on our company’s specific language and culture which really helped her to connect with our audience. Our group was very engaged in the presentation and there was a good amount of interaction between Liz and the groups. We received great feedback from our business owners who felt like they received information and knowledge that they could immediately apply to their businesses. I would definitely use Liz again in the future and I’d recommend her to others.

Yoga by Josh John
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chase L.
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I was looking for a yoga instructor to help me learn poses as I want to attend a Bikram class (for the first time) in the next couple of weeks. Josh is an excellent instructor. He is thorough and patient and provides guidance and instruction in a positive and calming manner. Not only did Josh, go through all of the poses, he also came to my work place to do so, so it was convenient for me. Josh also offered to go with me to my first class so that I would have a familiar face and make the experience of a Bikram class a fun one. Looking forward to the first Bikram class and other yoga lessons/instruction with Josh. Thanks Josh!!!

Renee L.
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As a small business owner in a service industry, I'm constantly faced with new challenges. Whether it's managing the business, leading employees, customer service, I've found myself wondering- Is there a better way I could be doing this? What's the best way to handle this situation? How do I get through "growing pains?" Dr. Jeremy has extensive training and systems in place from his ownership of HealthSource Chiropractic. After listening to not only the struggles in business but also the things that were going well, he was able to offer some strategies to manage the business more efficiently. He made some very strong points about management and leadership, which actually encouraged me to take a few days away from the day-to-day to focus on our business. After our coaching session, I put a lot of thought into what it takes to be the business owner. What kind of people do I want to hire? What tasks should I be doing and what should I be delegating? Where do I want the business to be in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years? What steps are needed to meet those goals? These are just a few of the things that I focused on. Since our meeting, I have new procedures in place and written goals that I look at every day.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
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In a short amount of time Dr. Swenson was able to identify our personalities and traits. It has helped on an individual level and within our family to see all perspectives and dynamics so we can move forward.

  • 3 years in business

I'm not in to become a millionaire in this industry. If it happens, then I know I did something right. I want to help others succeed to build their dreams. I have a motto: When you succeed, I succeed. Success does trickle downhill. I've been there, seen the ups and downs, and know what to avoid and how to build your business. As a motivational speaker, I provide the insight to give people the awakening in order to go out and pursue their dreams.


We are highly experienced and credentialed career and leadership coaches ready to help you move forward to reach your full potential! We have been employed by internationally known consulting firms, Fortune 50-100 global organizations, nonprofits and the government. The great news is that you can afford us because we keep our overhead low! We are small enough to dig deep and get to know you! We utilize assessments in emotional intelligence, personality, leadership styles, 360 feedback conflict, change, and others. Visit our website for more information on assessment packages that can benefit you! We offer the Bar-On EQ®i — the global leader in emotional intelligence assessment. We welcome you to check out our results by visiting our testimonials on our website. Invest in yourself, your future and your overall happiness in work and life! Our focus is supporting people and organizations to make effective changes to achieve positive outcomes through career coaching and leadership coaching at all levels, utilizing proven coaching methodology. Assessments and coaching are held confidential under the ethical guidelines of the International Coaching Federation. Are you ready to evolve to be your best? Call us for a complimentary assessment on your own coachabilty! We offer flexible meeting arrangements to maintain confidentiality, and there are also discounts for phone sessions.


Gabriele Kushi, BFA, MEA, HC, AADP, the owner of Kushi's Kitchen, is an author, a board-certified holistic health practitioner and health coach, certified macrobiotic counselor, cooking teacher, personal chef and certified yoga teacher. She weaves her extensive knowledge of the macrobiotic system, yoga and other healing arts and her worldwide work with indigenous healers and medicine women into her masterful online study programs, private yoga and coaching sessions, and culinary art. As the published author of The Macrobiotic Kitchen in 10 Easy Steps (with Michio Kushi) and Embracing Menopause Naturally and her Natural Food Cooking DVD Series, she is often quoted in the media. Gabriele received the 2009 Aveline Kushi award for her over 40 years of dedication and work in macrobiotics. Gabriele Kushi currently has offices in Minneapolis and NYC.


GiANT Worldwide's consulting services are simultaneously comprehensive and in-depth. We use Myers-Briggs type indicator to highlight strengths and weaknesses in individuals, then apply a multitude of social science and leadership theory principals to raise the capacity of individuals within organizations.


We provide leadership and employee training, development and consulting solutions tailored to your unique business needs.


We have expertise that ranges from sales management to higher education, assisting organizations with leadership, organizational development, time management skills, implementing and identifying training needs, and succession planning. We also have acquired knowledge in the areas of business administration, training and staff development and a special interest in strengths-based development where we assist individuals and executives in leveraging and maximizing their innate talents in order to develop the strengths which will support higher retention, lower turnover, and stronger employee engagement.


I approach yoga as a way to get your mind in tune with your body is already capable of, with a non competitive, non perfection approach. Come as you are and enjoy the journey of getting in shape and being healthy.


Hi, everyone, what a goofy combination, right? I play and love the game of hockey; giving back to the sport is a passion. Yoga is something I wish I had learned 20 years ago. I am finishing up my YTT through LifePower at Lifetime Fitness, where I have been practicing for five years. I hope to hear from you. Jamie

  • 7 years in business

I am a business, career and life coach, specializing in energizing visioning and strategic planning journeys designed to optimize and obtain individual, team and organizational commitments. What makes what I do stand out is how it's approached. It is approached from a shared prospective. I identify clients' passions and talents and seek opportunities for them to be combined in a way that leverages their energy and capabilities. Examples include the following: 1) I developed and facilitated workshop experiences for clients (e.g. fanatical leadership, personal leadership and goals to action) designed to generate leadership insights that lead to action. 2) I hold one-on-one sessions with clients in various stages of transition, including job change, divorce, graduation from school, etc. 3) I consulted with two entrepreneurs to develop and implement business plans for their new businesses that led to increased productivity, reduced costs and greater demand for their services.

  • 16 years in business

We're an in-demand leadership coaching, consulting and training organization. We go beyond conventional leadership concepts into the new realities of achieving business acceleration, and professional and personal success with business and executive coaching, strategic visioning and training systems, presentations and workshops.

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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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