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Raleigh Career Coaches

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from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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Working with Linda of execUchange absolutely changed my life for the better. She is an excellent Career Coach and Resume Writing wizard! When we started working together, I lacked the confidence to achieve the great success I was seeking, because it had been many years since I interviewed or upgraded my resume. I definitely felt like the positions I was qualified for, and desired, were out of reach due to these challenges. Because of Linda's honesty and vast industry knowledge, she helped me prepare for the tough interviews so I felt more confident, and ready to take on the higher level positions that we both agreed I was qualified for. In addition, the resume she crafted for me was STELLAR and with just a few changes, I can use it for three types of positions. In all my years in my career, I would average a 50% response rate with the resumes I was submitting and after submitting Linda's resume, I had a 90% response rate. Linda crafted my resume and cover letter in such a way that is impeccable, professional, and made people want to interview me. Due to her coaching and superb resume, I landed an incredible position because of all the hard work we did together. I know that without Linda, none of this would have been possible.

Living In Grace Life Coach
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Millie L.
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"For the past 2 years I have had the privilege of being coached by Darlene Smith. She not only has a passion to see individuals reach their God given potential, she is very passionate about her work. During our time together she has helped me grow in learning to live in view of God's grace and she has helped me develop a more distinct pathway for my professional and personal goals. If you are considering investing with a life coach, I highly recommend Darlene Smith. She is one of my greatest blessings."​

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Greater Works
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly U.
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Dr. Sharon Lee graciously fell into my space when I was 22. She coached and mentored me until about 25. Three years have passed since then and I can say that the service she has given me is invaluable. No, it was not a become an instant success, or a become instantly better person type of thing. Dr. Lee administers tools; she identifies what the tool is, how to use it and most importantly, which tool to apply to what problem area. Then, once you understand those basics, she sets you free to master those tools for yourself. What I enjoyed most about Dr. Lee’s services is that she didn’t hold your hand the entire way through. Things you thought you had together she’d quickly point out that you didn’t, and even if you felt angry about what she was saying to you at the moment, there was always a teachable moment where you could come to your senses and process your situation and errors rationally. Make no mistake, Dr. Lee is certainly kind and compassionate, friendly...all things you would hope to expect from a Counseling Professional. But she is not afraid to push the buttons needed to elevate you where you need to be. My experience with Dr. Lee has been wonderful. What is taught by her can be carried and utilized long after your season with her is over. It has grown me, and it will grow you. Book services with Dr. Lee. It is certainly a worthwhile investment.

Maida Dias Health Coach
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Keshia R.
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I really enjoy her teaching style. I have only had two classes with her. I have already learned a lot.

Lisa McCaskill
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie G.
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I attend Lisa's Yin yoga classes and was a client of hers in life coaching. In both settings, Lisa provides a serene environment free of judgment. I felt comfortable and encouraged in yoga and in coaching sessions.

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

Arbor Sage Coaching
from 2 reviews
    Nick A.
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    I really enjoyed the coaching with Heather, it was a great experience! I came away with a clear action plan and renewed excitement for my goal. She did a great job of asking questions that made me think. And having the accountability really works! Thanks!

    Seairra P.
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    I am Seairra Price,Director of Programs for young Leaders of Huntington Station I met Tawanna Francis three years ago when she facilitated a workshop for a Young Leaders event. She has offered her services for several events as a speaker. She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her she would be a great asset to your organization.

    Strive With Purpose
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Eric W.
    Verified review

    Strive with Purpose has given me the most relative and effective guidance throughout my experience with the business. Ms. Williams allowed for me to discover the solution to my problems by letting me to talk about my issues, develop a plan to improve my own self motivation, and most importantly allowed for me to understand the importance of my thoughts, feelings, and self-esteem from an Existential approach. Strive with Purpose has assisted me in understanding my purpose!

    Life Coaching
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Barbara P.
    Verified review

    Charles guided me through developing a vision for the next phase of my life. He provided me with useful tools that included guided visualizations, a new meditation approach, and a fresh perspective to deal with some old issues. Charles guided me through a process that allowed me to access my inner wisdom and for that I am very grateful. Barbara P, Carrboro

    • 8 years in business
    Ken H.
    Verified review

    It was a great experience and really helped me with my relationship with myself and how I relate to others. Thanks so much Sha!

    • 3 years in business

    Providing one on one personalized tailored services to encourage motivate and achieve your hidden talents and skills by actively listening to what you desire in life and setting goals to get you there.

    • 15 years in business

    My work stands out for two reasons. One...I love doing it, and two...I frequently do it for free. Which means that I like it and people trust my words. Sometimes, unfortunately, some only realize the value of those words in hindsight. I am making my first consultation free. If you like my edification...we'll continue. If not...I bid you well. My time is valuable and I DO work for money, but this is a business relationship first. If you don't think I can help you - why hire me. And how will you know unless you sample my work. I don not want to waste your time any more than you want your time wasted. I take pride in everything that I do. I want the sheets on my bunk to look the best. Besides, a one time consultation may be all you need, and that I'll give for free, because I love you - whoever you are. I believe in love so much, I'll bet that even YOU will pay for true value. I have a common sense approach to life. Love...its powerful enough on its own. Love doesn't need my help. We both know that love is blind sometimes and we both know that this is why you are here. Love makes it harder to see right from wrong. You are here because you need direction or confirmation to what you are already deciding. Or maybe you need a fresh perspective or new insight. Every one needs a teacher, even me. How can the child be an engineer, without the professor to teach him engineering. Love cant be taught though, your born with it, so you can only experience it and express it. If you've never experienced something new, its foreign to you and you need some fresh solid options on the table. Which may help you determine how best to express yourself in these new experiences. Whether these experiences they be innocent or almost unforgivable.


    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.


    The following are offered: * personal -- helping others achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams * business -- developing leaders through supervisory leadership and communication skills development; training in SMART goals development, implementation and measurement through teamwork We're focused on businesses in the 100-employee range for rapid success.


    I personalize all coaching and training to the specific needs of the client to ensure success. My ability to see the issue, produce viable solutions and support clients to integrate the solutions is a key to my work. I focus on action and taking you from where you are now to where you want to be.

    • 18 years in business

    I provide full-service health coaching, wellness training, personal training, meal planning and meal preparation.

    • 4 years in business

    As your life and relationship coach, my goal is to enrich your life by adding more creativity and value than you ever dreamt possible. My passion lies in life and relationship coaching. I have a proven track record of helping my clients by offering creative exploration tactics that boost their inner confidence, life skills, and poise- resulting in overall success in all facets of their lives. My Philosophy I believe that Creative You Coaching helps you to discover what’s really important to YOU in your life! I will work with you to design a plan of action to make your goals and interests become a reality. The best part is that all of this is done in a creative and fun manner. If you are currently facing challenges or road blocks, I will work with you, and teach you how to eliminate them. Creative You Coaching partners with you throughout the entire path to success and in the end, will celebrate that success with you! Once that success has been achieved, I will always be a call or email away in the event you need a boost of encouragement.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am offering life and business services to my clients. I offer my life experiences to help others avoid the same pitfalls and give them encouragement. I coach using the Bible as my source.


    I'm a certified professional leadership and work-life balance coach that works with entrepreneurs, executives, and managers within the tech industry. I help people reach their personal and professional potential. I help my clients figure out who they want to be and break through anything that might be holding them back. We design the future and set goals together, and I challenge and support them as they work on the most important topics in their lives. I also operate as an objective sounding board and point of accountability for my clients. I use a process that encourages those I work with to direct their energy in a more constructive way, which research has shown increases satisfaction in several areas of their life, not just at work. Not only does the process create great feelings, but it also creates better habits and helps people try tasks outside of their comfort zone.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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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