Durham, NC28 Career Transition Professionals near you

Where do you need the career transition professional?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Durham Career Transition Professionals

Browse these career transition services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Durham.

execUchange
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris O.
Verified review

I have met with Linda on multiple occasions as I am in the process of making a career change. The first time we met we went over resume writing, and with her help and guidance we put together a new and updated Professional resume. The second time we met was for Career Coaching. Even though I am of the age group of millennials, I have no experience in using the internet in reference to job searching and networking. She was very influential in helping me make a LinkedIn account as well as an account with Indeed and uploading my resume. She has even offered to help me with role playing interview questions once i get an interview. With her guidance, this entire job searching process has been a lot less stressful. She has even helped my wife with Career Coaching and Resume Writing. My wife has said over and over that Linda's interview prep was harder than the interview itself. We would recommend Linda to anyone who is looking for help with finding a new job.

Melinda H.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of being coached by Suzette Vearnon for 12 weeks. I enjoyed the weekly coaching sessions. It was a very enlightening experience. I learned a lot about my self and how I process things. I also learned that to avoid feeling "stuck" in life, all I have to do is set S.M.A.R.T goals and take action toward those goals, one step at a time and eventually I will achieve my goals. I also obtained a different perspective on the different areas of my life (career, relationships, and finances) based on your objective feedback during our sessions. I appreciated the accountability that helped me remain committed to my goals. Suzette is very passionate about her work as a coach and in wanting others to be successful in every aspect of their lives. She was very knowledgeable and resourceful. Thank you Suzette

Commit2Self
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

Lucie Knapp helped me tackle multiple issues during our work together which went on for about five years. She counseled and supported me on the many issues involved with my food addiction and binge eating disorder. She served as a coach both in person and in phone calls, teleconferences and emails. She always made herself available as a source of support. When I decided to change careers, she helped me in a very challenging transition from leaving a job of over ten years in order to return to school and pursue a new path. She is insightful, attentive, and supportive. She has a vast understanding of many challenges we all face in life. She listens and guides without pushing her own agenda which is a gift when it comes to social workers, therapists and life coaches. She is incredibly resourceful in suggesting books, workbooks and assignments to help in the goals you are trying to accomplish in life. Most importantly she provides a safe space and an understanding, encouraging presence which is what is needed to accomplish your goals, regardless of what they are. I highly suggest her for whatever you're trying to accomplish from weight loss to anxiety management to mindfulness to career changing/transitions.

Evolution for Success
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Skip G.
Verified review

James is both an outstanding life, relationship and career coach, but also an outstanding person. His ability to listen, and then propose a path to overcome a problem, breakthrough a block, or better understand a situation never ceased to amaze me. Sometimes you just need someone to see things from the outside, I just recommend that the person you pick should be trained in specifically that skill. And James is not only trained - he is gifted.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary V.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Jessi LaCosta for the last 9 years. She has provided career coaching for me as I have developed in my career as an executive in the solid waste industry. I have also participated in formal training courses taught by Ms. LaCosta. Ms. LaCosta is a very warm, outgoing and talented lady always giving of herself to help others be the best they can be. Her skills as a coach have been invaluable to me. I am always energized and motivated after interacting with Ms. LaCosta! As a coach, Ms. LaCosta easily grasps the situations I am grappling with. She asks probing questions causing me to explore the obstacles I see to success, and helps me to identify options to resolve issues and build skills. Her deep comprehension of the various schools of theory allow Ms. LaCosta to pull from a wide variety of tools to assist her clients reach understanding and resolution. I have been able to be more of a coach and servant leader with my own employees by applying skills I have learned from my interactions with Ms. LaCosta I am pleased to recommend Ms. LaCosta to other professionals who are striving to be better leaders and build quality relationships. She is an upbeat speaker and has a depth of knowledge that is just fascinating to listen to!

InTernalEYES
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

I had the privilege of working with Jim over a period of months as I was going through a transitional phase when my youngest child left for college. Jim's coaching was very beneficial to me during this time as I was experiencing what some may call the empty nest syndrome. I felt very comfortable sharing my feelings and story with Jim. He is a great listener and I really felt I was being heard. He was good at providing insight and effective tools in assisting me during this transition in my life. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone as he was a great help to me!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck K.
Verified review

Jim has helped my career search activity immensely. His career coaching technique using the Life Map plan helped me get a better understanding of my goals, talents and strengths which then allowed me to target job applications more effectively and with greater confidence. Thanks Jim!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike L.
Verified review

I came to Doug during one of the lowest points of my life. Due to insecurity and anxiety, I had driven away some of the people that meant most to me. He helped me by building confidence and giving me the tools to help relax myself during times of high stress with my personal relationships and career problems as well. He was very helpful in answering questions and seeing me in times of great need (the guided imagery is very good for relaxation when your mind won't relax). Now, my personal relationships are in order and my career's future is looking much brighter, thanks with Doug's awesome help. I owe a lot to him and definitely recommend him to anybody who may be struggling to see the good in things because Doug can help!

SusanWalsh
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Elaine L.
Verified review

Working with Susan Walsh is amazing. I never in my life had such a clear vision for where I wanted my life to be. I was able to leave a career I was unhappy with and found my passion and am twice as much money! My relationship with my husband is better than ever before (lots of upgraded communication and passion!) and we are really developing a plan for leaving a legacy as we travel to places we only dreamed of before: Athens, Barcelona, Maldives. Susan showed me how to leave behind the limiting beliefs that used to stop me. She is so skilled and highly trained and intuitive, I could never recommend her highly enough. Work with her! You'll be glad you did!

Christie S.
Verified review

“Being very much an emotional eater, I have been battling weight gain for years. It had always seemed like I kept going up and up. I would try diet plans – Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, to name a few, and would lose a few pounds, but always gained it back over time, and then some. My weight had reached its all-time high at 210 lbs. On top of that, my hands and feet began to get these patches of raised red skin with thick silvery scales. I went to my dermatologist and was diagnosed with Psoriasis. I tried ointment, after ointment to no avail and also Enbrel injections, to no avail. It began to affect my work. I was told by my supervisors I would have to wear gloves to hide the psoriasis on my hands. I felt like my life was crashing in on me. That is when I met Rick. He explained to me that he was a Wellness Coach, specializing in diet and nutrition, among other things. He told me that if I was interested that he would help me work on my diet and nutrition habits and would come up with a strategy to help conquer this debilitating psoriasis. His theory was that the psoriasis I was experiencing was just a symptom of the many stressors I was putting on my body, including: poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and not dealing effectively with emotional stress. Working with Rick on a weekly basis has been the best thing that I have ever done! It truly is a gift that I have given to myself. I quickly learned that what Rick was saying, was “right on target.” He began to clean up my diet, teaching me about healthy, nutritional foods. He has also introduced me to healing natural supplements and vitamins – all without the negative side effects that medications typically have. As a result, I have more energy and have lost 40 lbs in the past year. Just as a lack of exercise, bad eating habits, and not dealing effectively with emotional stress caused weight gain, I also discovered that these were contributing to put my life out of balance, and played a major role in bringing on the psoriasis. Rick has also begun to help me in other areas – financial budgeting, setting goals, establishing boundaries, improving relationships, career change, and at the very core – helping me find purpose, meaning and joy by deepening my spiritual life. Rick truly is helping me beyond what I could imagine. He is objective, knowledgeable, supportive, empathetic, and encouraging, always listens and is always there, whenever I need his counsel in any area. I finally feel like my life journey has begun again as Rick and I continue to work together on different areas of life that are important to me , and continuing my weight loss, nutrition goals and other life goals - spiritual, relational, career, and finance goals. Rick is indeed the very best of the best of personal life and wellness coaches and a confidante and friend for life!”

  • 4 years in business
Sharon P.
Verified review

Beth is an exceptional coach and career consultant - she worked with me to help me clarify my goals and needs during a career transition. Through my sessions with her, I then identified an actionable plan to successfully navigate a career change. Beth is insightful, personable, and excellent at what she does. Highly recommend her!

Best You Careers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ted J.
Verified review

Best Careers helped me understand and address key areas for development in networkingt & interview skills. They helped focus my resume and LinkedIn profiles to tell the best and most appealing "story" of me to potential employers. They helped me realize that I had all the skills & experience needed to succeeded; and that all I lacked was focus and confidence!

Michele Woodall Coaching
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jeanne T.
    Verified review

    Michele is a natural Life Coach with amazing wisdom and a social sense that can only be described as a given talent, the way Beethoven could write music from a combination of learned skills enhanced by his own natural ability. She is able to connect with me and my goals, help me see the big picture, then walk me through positive steps of change to reach my professional and personal goals. I was in a job situation where I was lost, defeated, abused, frightened, suffering post traumatic stress, stuck in a political situation crafted to take every good thing I achieved and convert it to a liability. She helped me first to realize the climate I was in, why it was destructive, then motivated me to have the courage to go from being a talented player on a bad team to being a talented player on a winning team. I am so grateful to her. I give her 5 stars for possessing the qualities of an excellent coach. Qualities she possesses: Compassionate: she let me know she really cared about the situation I was being tormented by. She excels at creative problem solving, energizing, encouraging, clarifying, and patient listening. As I processed problems, she helped to guide me towards effective positive changes. Sometimes I had to discuss a topic many times before I could finally let it go and move on. She would rejoice with me in small victories. Eventually those small victories became a huge wins for me and my career. Good listener: she gave me time to express my hopes and dreams, took my ideas and we turned them into practical goals, made targets to aim for without being too overwhelmed, developed realistic workloads. Through good listening, she outlined my points, drew up a helpful diagram to help me understand the toxic environment I was trying to work under, and we came up with strategies for changing it. It was definitely a two way street where we exchanged our thoughts and ideas of each situation and their solutions. Nonjudgemental: Michele communicates definite positive regard, caring, and respect. Discrete: I am sure all is confidential and I know she can be trusted. Michele is self aware, with incredibly high personal standards and ambitions: She is continually self improving, going to seminars bringing new ideas to the table. It seems like she really enjoys what she is doing as a coach. She has been in upper level management before being a life coach, and is able to share her experiences in a humble, open, nurturing way. She is a good example for me. I can observe her through her life experiences and learn from her, as she really walks the talk, is authentic in every way. Perceptive, intuitive, Michele can see through situations to the big picture: She could mirror things that I could not see since I was in the picture. She can pick up on nuances through her understanding of different personalities, and can match up strategies to handle them in different ways. We did this often. It helped me to understand and forgive those who had been unkind, to not take their problems personally. It was like she took me from an office with no windows to the mountains with a view. At present Michele is my ongoing mentor and coach. We are working on goals to further advance my personal life and my career. I feel so much gratitude to Michele. She knows how to quickly and effectively put together a whole life picture, plan an itinerary to reach a personal destination, sum up a road block or sticky situation and solve it, and make positive changes with her charges. Plus she’s awesome as a person. She knows how to help her clients get to where they want to go in life!

    Core 2 Communications
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Art S.
    Verified review

    I have really enjoyed working with Michelle over the past year. She has helped me immensely, in regards to my relationships and career aspirations. It all begins at your core. I would recommend her to anyone!

    Debra May - Life Coach
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 21 years in business
    Stephan B.
    Verified review

    Debra is an amazing coach. For me, i had family issues and a lot of negative self talk that was preventing me from moving forward with my career goals and her Mastermind class really helped me understand the basic principles of "Success". Her unique approach to teaching and small class sizes are perfect for self development and career development. Her classes also offer an opportunity to meet local people and to network. I met several friends in her class! I highly recommend Debra's services who anyone looking for Mastermind, life coaching and career development.

    • 14 years in business
    About

    This industry is full of professionals, however, I offer my clients complete individual care second to none. You are always the only client I'm working with and I pride myself in achieving the results you want because we are a team working for a common goal, your success.

    About

    "A job is how you make money. A career is how you make your mark. A calling is how you acknowledge a higher vision, whatever it may be." This quote by Deepak Chopra speaks to the desires we all have to live fulfilling lives by doing what speaks to us. Ascension Career Counseling services provides you an opportunity to discuss your career needs, goals, and possibilities. Services include cover letter and resume writing and revision, aptitude testing and consultation, interview preparation, and career consulting. It is my hope that the services that I provide help you to ascend to a higher plateau in your career that provides an overall sense of a positive well-being.

    About

    2 main things! I have strong intuition and I use it a lot in my coaching, and most of my clients tell me I am right on. I am very honest with my clients, I will not let them fake or "play the good clients" I will call on you and make sure you get from our session 100% of the experience.

    About

    I am rich in life experiences. Because of my age I have experienced much - marriage, divorce, step-families, job changes, relocation, family conflict, death of loved ones and friends, illness, etc.

    About

    We are Charlotte and Raleigh's leading full service career coaching firm privately owned and operated with all coaching done by me directly.I also am Charlotte's leading motivational speaker providing keynotes and convention /corporate talks throughout the United States My background is a great mix of corporate America management,training and sales experience as well as years of career coaching and motivational speaking. I was contracted by CBS TV in Atlanta and other major SE cities in 2009 and 2010 to provide career motivational seminars for the unemployed. I also ran a staffing agency in SC for Goodwill Industries in 2008 and 2009 . My book "The Job I Need Needs Me" has been getting rave reviews from Career Services Directors at many colleges. I am used as a keynote speaker on employee engagement and team building and have handled crowds as large as 1200 at companies as prestigious as Gardner Webb University, Ingersoll Rand ,Grant Thornton, Virginia Tech etc. I am contracted by groups such as the SC Pest Control Association,NC Propane Gas Association , DHEC,etc to provide keynote seminars. My most requested keynote topic is "Dealing With Change" and clips are available to view on our corporate motivational speaking website at andythomascorporateseminars.com. My most prestigious event was last week as a keynote speaker for The National Health Outreach Conference by Virginia Tech in Roanoke .The talk centered around "The Fulfillment Health Factor" I recently worked for Gannett,NBC TV,CBS Radio ,ATT and Deluxe so I am quite aware of the current corporate environment and job market. I coach some of Charlotte ,Raleigh and Winston Salem's top executives . My clients have included Global Directors,Vice Presidents ,Managers, HR Directors,Payroll Directors, IT professionals ,Project Managers , Event Planners , Doctors,Attorneys, Students,Nurses,Nurse Practitioners ,Event Planners, Sales ,Marketing,Business Analysts, Program Managers ,Scrum Masters ,etc. (Every profession you can think of !) About US: We offer single sessions to discounted packages and even guaranteed coaching programs (until hired). I teach a methodology that I created to target companies you are interested in working for. I also excel at helping you to determine your career direction or redirection. There are numerous examples of recent client endorsements here and on my lInkedin profile( Andy Thomas ,Charlotte) . It all begins with a phone call and a free initial consultation. There are MANY recent reviews on Andy's Linkedin profile ( Andy Thomas ,Charlotte) including recent coaching and speaking clients . Endorsements are readily available . His most recent event was a keynote address for the prestigious Virginia Tech National Health Outreach Conference in Roanoke.

    About

    I am a professional career/life coach and workshop facilitator who assists individuals and groups from all over the country in gaining clarity, confidence and direction in their career and lives. I take my clients through a 5-step process of discovering who they are, clarifying their direction, exploration and planning, working through challenges and obstacles, and maintaining momentum as they work toward their goals. Clients come to me for: * Career transition * Clarity of career direction * Achieving better work/life balance * Interview coaching * Strengthening their work relationships * Taking greater ownership of their career Contact me today for a free consultation.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.