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Matthews Career Transition Professionals

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Craig S.
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Being a seasonal professional my resume had become too long. Anne Marie helped by maximizing my exposure by limiting my resume to two pages. She highlight the skills, experience, and accomplishments that are most relevant to your job goals. She is very professional and will take the time to listen and understand what your career goals are.

Coach Your Career
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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What a great experience! As a senior level professional going through a difficult career transition, I turned to Scott for resume and interview tips, and got so much more! I found him to be a very skilled career coach, empathetic listener and motivator that really helped me navigate through a life-changing career event!

  • 31 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne F.
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Dave is a natural and gifted coach. We spent time together during the transition of my career. He's a great listener, accurately highlighting talents and skills, with prompt and thorough follow ups. A great coach who became a great friend and can be counted on with certainty. Highly recommend.

The Bold Thing, LLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Teesha B.
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Jenn came into my life at the perfect time as I was planning a career move which would free me from sitting in a mundane office staring at a computer. I am going to be doing what I love instead. She has assisted me in the organization of my exit. I would have done it on my own regardless, but I feel that with Jenn's assistance I am doing it healthier. I also feel so many other areas of my life aligning and I feel more balanced overall. I deal with obstacles in a different way and absolutely love having the support of someone to go through this transformation with me. I would reccomend her to anyone whether making a career move or just wanting to live better. I am eternally grateful for the gift she has given me.

Sherman Burns Consulting
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Don C.
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I first work with Sherman when at Celanese & had responsibility for an engineering group. We used Sherman to work with our high performing young engineers personal development. Each engineer had different needs. Sherman identified the need and developed a training program around those needs. On a weekly basis he reviewed with our staff the candidates process against a defined timeline. The results exceeded expectations. Later in my career, when at Wellman, we engaged Sherman for a similar assignment with the same positive results.

Venture Coaching
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather W.
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Venture Coaching has provided me with valuable coaching in my business startup and operations. I would highly recommend Venture Coaching with any type of career or life coaching.

  • 9 years in business
Tristan H.
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Katherine is an excellent life and business coach/mentor not just because she's good at what she does but because she genuinely cares and wants to see people succeed. Her encouragement and realness is what I admire most and I look forward to seeing her talent expand in her own career and in others esp mine.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles H.
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Jessica does a fantastic job of helping those in need of assistance when it comes to career counseling. Whether guidance with job searches, or looking over a resume or giving advice on interviewing skills, she approaches each task with knowledge and professionalism that allows whoever she is working with to feel confident in their newly acquired skills. Thinking back over my experience with her I can honestly say that there is nothing I would improve, not to say she is perfect, but at least during our interaction she was exemplary.

Ezer Unfolding
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Lorena W.
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It was very refreshing to have a space designated for talk about career projections and possibilities. I feel like I walked away with a manageable action plan after my time with Akpene. She asked good questions and got me to think in ways that I hadn't thought of yet. I'm super excited to see what comes of our plan!

Best Life Coaching, LLC
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas K.
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Susie is an awesome coach. I hired her for career coaching and got something even better. She helped me discover a whole new approach to life simply by listening and asking questions and challenging my thinking.

  • 13 years in business
Lisa M.
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Felicia and I met about 1 year ago. I was trying to make a decision on pursuing my dreams or stay within my current career. She allowed me to share the pros and cons if being an entrepreneur vs working for company. I did a visualization of how it would feel to actually wake up each morning and design my life. I wrote in my journal my ideal day from sun up to sun down, as well how it felt. I then did a vision board within my journal showing my ideal lifestyle. She truly opened my eyes up to the possibilities of what the Universe can bring into your life. I now have my own Health & Wellness business that is thriving, and I am so happy to wake up each morning feeling excited and renewedm Thank YOU, Felicia!

Athena Consultants, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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After searching for a job for over a year, Tara helped me to focus my resume and land the job I have been happy going too for 2 1/2 years! Taking my resume, she helped me to focus on my skills vs. my experiences from my previous positions to allow my resume more versitility! Tara is professional and great at what she does, without her help I am not sure where I would be! If you are in a rut with job searching, looking for a career change or need help with your resume, Athena Educational Consultants is the company you need to help! What an amazing resource! So very happy I found Tara and Athena Educational Consultants to help me land my dream job!

Shelley P.
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Angela is an excellent recruiter, career advisor, and life coach. She brings positivity to any project and environment.

  • 10 years in business
Angela C.
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Jeannine is wonderful at helping you to clarify your goals while motivating and supporting you to reach your highest potential. She has been a wonderful resource for me in my career planning and business development. I have a great respect for Jeannine's professionalism and expertise!

  • 2 years in business
Khendr'a D.
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I was looking for a change from my current job. Constance worked with me on sprucing up my resume as well as providing some tips for the interviews I took part in. I even received great feed back on how well formed my resume was and how it provided substance to the value that I provided. If you want to make that next step in your professional career C4 consulting is the place for you to go.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Valerie has helped me become more empowered and focused in my career development goals. She doesn’t provide me with answers and solutions, but rather she assisted me with crafting my own action steps to help unlock the solutions that lay dormant inside of me. She serves as a guide on my journey of self-actualization.

Tara Lynn Foster, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kathryn N.
Verified review

Tara’s coaching gave a voice to the brand I have spent my entire career trying to define. Now, with a clear vision of my brand, I stand confidently in my career success as I watch my business development metrics hit new career high records. Thank you, Tara, for the passion you bring to finding the inner superhero in all of us.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I use a technique and process that I developed as a former Sales Trainer for CBS Radio that gets my clients quick interviews and then we work on getting them hired! Getting hired is a selling the greatest product-YOU!, CEO's and Global Directors use me to guide their career direction ,resumes ,and job approach.

  • 2 years in business
About

Jim Korth has spent the last 10+ years in workforce development. During this time, he has successfully assisted hundreds of unemployed and underemployed individuals in their re-employment efforts. He stays up-to-date on the local labor market and follows current trends in human resources and hiring. Jim is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and author of the Former Offenders Work Search Guide. Jim has personal experience in career transition. After spending 15 years in vocational ministry as a pastor, Jim transitioned first to sales before settling on his career calling to help job seekers and career changers. He has a passion to help people maximize their talents, and the proficiency to help them do it. Jim started Affordable Career Solutions in order to provide executive level career consultation to the non-executive at an affordable price.

  • 13 years in business
About

Career Coaching has become an expensive fee based service. I provide affordable career coaching services to those who are in the market for such services. I have the heart of the teacher and will in fact teach you so that you can continue to develop your career skills long after our time together.

  • 4 years in business
About

Example Of Recent Endorsement: As a mom, a wife and business owner, I am pulled in many different directions on a daily basis. I was helping my Clients, marketing my law firm, arranging my work schedule to be able to volunteer at my daughter's school and trying to be a good wife. I never put myself first in any day. If I did, I felt guilty that someone else was needing me and I was saying no to that person to say yes to myself. Andy helped me put my life into perspective. He really challenged me to come to terms with it being ok to still have a successful law firm, still be a great mom and wife, but still put me first and not feel wrong about doing that. Andy did not have an easy client admittedly. But he had the patience, compassion and understood why I felt that way. In the process, my Firm has become even more successful, yet I have been able to take more time for myself. I wholeheartedly recommend Andy and would encourage others to reach out to him as well

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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