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  • 4 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Lisa was wonderful to work with on career counseling, a new cover letter and new resume for me. I am thrilled I found her, she was prompt, thorough and patient. I am exceededing happy with the finished products.

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Kangas Career Services
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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Kangas Career Services was professional, polite , prompt and provided me with a resume which far exceeded my expectations. Kangas Services helped me land my dream job! Thank you

  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dan W.
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About my experience in dealing with Todd Smith ... after having had a successful career as a healthcare administrator and entrepreneur which enabled me to retire at the age of 52, I decided at the age of 65 that is was time for me to "give back" to society and do something constructive. So, I got a job as a school bus driver for the Eden Prairie, MN school system. I love young kids and felt this opportunity would enable me to help young people grow in maturity. After only a few months on the job, I quickly realized that I was failing miserably in dealing with the kids. As a father of three children and six grandkids, I thought I had all the requisite skills and experience to be a good influence on the kids on my bus. I was confused and almost heartbroken to realize that I could not successfully drive the kids back and forth to school while at the same time helping them mature. In truth, many of the kids on my bus were out of control and doing things that were actually counter productive to their growth in maturity. I thought seriously about going back into retirement. I was very close to quitting one day feeling like a total failure when Todd Smith got permission from management to ride along on my bus and help me learn some better skills for managing the children. The kids were misbehaving on my bus. I needed to earn their respect. My goal was to learn some techniques to better control their behavior. Todd coached me in many techniques including positive reinforcement, caring interactions, and the use of logical consequences. I needed to have better boundaries and not let the kids walk all over me - but to do it in a kind way. Todd was very kind to the kids which made me happy but also very direct in this approach ... giving me concrete instructions and homework. It was like a workshop in good parenting skills. As a result, I was able to keep my job and develop a satisfying relationship with the kids on my bus. Todd is a magnificent teacher. His guidance for me, even at the age of 65, was life changing. I can highly recommend Todd to help you achieve your own goals.

  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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I went to Jewels for career advice. Her insight, wide range of experience, and professional therapies set me on a course that far exceeded my expectations. I became comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my life and it just keeps getting better. She is truly gifted.

  • 32 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
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Ginny has helped me and my family for many years. As a teacher, she taught my whole family reiki which is a wonderful healing tool. As a counselor and practitioner she helped us through the tragic loss of a loved one and helped me to recover from panic attacks and anxiety. Her meditation cd is wonderful. I could go on and on and could never thank her enough for her support, guidance and professionalism.

Coach Clover
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brad W.
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I worked with Clover during a career transition. It was really helpful to collaborate with someone when considering what I wanted to do and how I could get there. Clover is really good at getting you to look deep inside yourself and be true to your core beliefs.

Starting Point Academy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Leigh-Anne B.
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Dr Lou is an amazing coach trainer and working with him through the Academy has set me on an incredible path as a Recovery Coach. I am blessed to be following my passion and purpose and Dr Lou was instrumental in that. We maintain our professional relationship even though I am based in South Africa. Grateful and blessed for Dr Lou's teaching, guidance and mentorship!!

MMC Fitness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn R.
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Allan Moles combined an incredible amount of knowledge behind both physical training and nutrition to customize a plan for me over an initial start-up 3-month period. He completely changed my views on "what it took" to lose weight. I was coming from a background of deprivation diets, endless cardio and defeating group exercise classes. As a mom to 2 young kids I was spending a ton of time in the gym, torturing myself on fad diets and not seeing any lasting results. I met Allan through a nutrition class and was instantly sold on his approach. During my first 3-months of following a macro-based nutrition plan and a clear, concise weight training schedule, I lost over 15 pounds and close to 3 dress sizes. I finally felt strong, confident and in control of my life. I continued to train with Allan beyond that initial start-up and only saw further results and continued success under his lead. I've said it so many times, but I wish every person out there struggling with their weight could meet and train with Allan. It really was life changing for me, and I am so grateful for his guidance and friendship.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Our family sought Anna's expertise during and in the years following my divorce. Without going into great detail, my case was a very complicated and multi-faceted one. There were many factors the 2 children needed help working through, and Anna was amazing with them from beginning to end. Her compassion for her clients is overwhelming, as is her ability to connect and forge a strong trusting relationship. Because I know it was an important element to myself choosing a counselor, I'll add that she also presents herself very well professionally should attorneys and judges become necessary. I would recommend her to anyone seeking family counseling. My children adore her and I am forever grateful for her. We would not be where we are today if not for her guidance and dedication.

Betsy Koepke Coaching, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tracey M.
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Working with Betsy has been phenomenal! She was great at providing me guidance and thought provoking questions, as well as tools that I could use to achieve my goals. I love her down to earth personality and appreciate her pushing me outside my comfort zone, where I ultimately thrive!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shalanda M.
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I love love love Michelle !! she gave me a lot of accurate insight and not only that, she touched my heart and I gained a good friend and some tools to help me with my learning and guidance ! Love you Michelle you're the best I hope to see you again !!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim P.
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Leonard helped me navigate through some tough career choices to determine what really mattered to me. He also helped me work through political and communication issues at work. Now I’m in exactly the right job and career, and I have a long-range vision for where I’m headed. I’d strongly recommend him to anyone struggling with a career or job decision.

Trinity Life Coaching, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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With compassion and spiritual principles, Trinity Life Coaching helps bring to life potential from within. I have had several years of personal transition and I was benefited greatly by Coach Cheri's guidance in navigating this emotional terrain. She will provide a non-judgmental way for you to achieve greater confidence in taking your next step. Through tangible tools and practical tips you can learn to make the most of everyday, living each moment to the fullest and rich with self esteem.

Yoga by Josh John
4.7
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!!!

  • 1 year in business
Megan M.
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When I started coaching with Andy I was burned out on what I felt was a dead end job for me. By the end of coaching I had renewed energy that I could apply to my career, but ultimately ended up shifting gears and landed my dream job. One of the reasons the interview team selected me was because l was "very self aware and comfortable talking about her strengths and and achievements," which wouldn't have been the case if I hadn't spent time with Andy reflecting on my past and what I wanted to accomplish in the future. Coaching really was a game changer for me, and Andybis the absolute best; I can't recommend him highly enough.

Create-Fate Enterprises
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharito L.
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Renae was very professional and knowledgeable giving accurate advice and clarity to my situation. I would recommend her services to anybody that needs some sort of guidance during the journey of life.

Aspire Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
    Sheila A.
    Verified review

    I had some problems that I was having difficulty getting through. She was there for me when I needed help and followed up with me to make sure things were improving. I valued her opinions and guidance. Great person. Very caring and personable.

    About

    CareerSherpas was founded on the idea that where one person can improve their life dramatically, everybody deserves the same chance to succeed. What's with the name? Sherpas are the native mountaineering guides of the Himalayas who have been relied on for successful ascent of the highest peaks for generations. Their daily work as climbing and terrain experts allowed many expeditions to succeed against impressive odds. I took on the moniker CareerSherpas to express what I look to achieve for my clients: Reaching the pinnacle of personal success. My own career has had ups and downs, but I've learned a lot about the trajectories that can be set if you aim high and want to share that success and knowledge with others. What makes CareerSherpas different? CareerSherpas was founded on the idea that where one person can improve their life dramatically, everybody deserves the same chance to succeed. I don't live in an ivory tower; I work in the real world and see every day the trials, tribulations, and enjoyment that work can bring when you're doing what you enjoy. I came to do this because people often struggle with knowing and accepting what they really want to do or even realizing that they aren't doing it. I know what it means to develop and prosper in a professional career with a balanced and busy life, not because I've studied it, but because I live it every day. Who am I? My name is Peter Fitzgerald, and I am an ex-patriot Australian information technology professional with a broad array of experience in all the many facets of IT, but that doesn't really start to explain how I wound up offering to help people with their careers, does it? In a lot of ways, it does! I started out helping friends, family, and colleagues discover opportunities for growth, and in doing so, discovered a knack for connecting people with the things they really wanted to do and finding ways to help them do it. I believe in practicing what I preach, and have consistently been applying the same techniques and approaches to my own career that I use to help others. While my results may not be typical, I have been able to consistently improve my situation over the past seven years and get involved in work that invigorates and engages me. I want to share this success and help you set and achieve goals that make your life better. Contact me, and let me help you find a fulfilling, successful career for you.

    About

    Find the career that fits you best. We provide career management services which include the following: * career assessments to determine career direction * personal branding * interview coaching * online identity * networking * job search coaching * resumes and more

    • 7 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

    Career Love Collective is on a mission to empower women to love their careers. This is accomplished by tapping into inner confidence, authenticity and influence with targeted 1-on-1 Leadership Coaching. By encouraging more women to embrace their confidence, we will disrupt how women view their own power in the workplace.

    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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