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Overcoming Obstacles
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
Verified review

Tom has shown that he genuinely cares about how, when, and if I progress. He is invested in whether I actually achieve breakthroughs toward my personal success. Considering that my goals are so immense: to metamorphosize an ashamed, unhappy, ineffective, & lonely guy, with limited professional influence, into a proud, happy, effective, socially fulfilled, & profoundly influential version of myself, it would have been easy for him to give up on me. Even though I'm confident many life coaches in his position would have terminated our relationship months ago, dealing with such a high-maintenance client as myself - expressing to him hundreds of suggestions / criticisms / requests, expecting a personalized experience that caters to my individual needs, and offering frequent pessimism or guarded skepticism at best - he has been patient, flexible, & determined to support my progress. It has been several months since Tom started coaching me, and I have consciously delayed writing a review until I might have a sense not just that he cares and won't give up (after all, that's part of the job description), but that he will actually help me transform myself, in ways that countless others haven't. I have worked with therapist after therapist for years & years, undergone treatment with psychiatrists, hired dozens of countless project collaborators and personal assistants, and tried more times than I can remember to count on the support of family and friends in order to help me make the steady progress needed to break out of a deep debilitating personal rut that has lasted for decades. All of the above have been unsuccessful. I naturally wasn't expecting Tom to be any different. But I gave him a shot, deciding that I deserved a chance for renewed hope. I almost gave up on him and on myself, but he didn't give up on either. And finally, after months of 'blood, sweat, and tears,' I have come to believe there is hope at the end of the tunnel. I'm beginning to make steady transformative progress, and I'm looking forward to the journey that lies ahead. Prerequisites for success: I have to be patient, make a few reasonable leaps of faith, and make an investment in my future, emotionally and financially. I also have to be an active participant and be willing to gradually take the reins myself. I finally have to accept his limitations, while recognizing and counting on his strengths. His limitations: Tom is not a miracle worker, and in comparison to others I've worked with, he's not the most charismatic, inspiring, eloquent, forward, original, perceptive, intellectual, tech-savvy, exciting, or assertive. But his STRENGTHS far outweigh these limitations: He is persistent in his efforts. He is determined to be an ally on the road to victory, offering extra support when needed, never conceding defeat. He is compassionate, showing empathy for my experiences & struggles, frustrations and pain, & and my initial often-pessimistic attitude. He is patient, and will put in the time to understand, listen, and reevaluate / regroup when necessary. He is humble and modest, not expecting recognition, praise, notoriety, credit, or gratitude for going above and beyond. He is affordable, & ends up charging far less money than he could for his time, and far less than any of the other life coaches I considered, let alone being a mere fraction of the cost of a therapist or psychiatrist! He is respectful, as a friend would be, but sensitive & honors any boundaries I set. He never speaks down to me. He is honest, and when requested, very candid about what he thinks needs improvement, more, focus, or a shift in perception. He doesn’t rub me the wrong way as a salesman might, as though I’m a source of income, but always treats me like a person who deserves to achieve his dreams. He is passionate about helping people. He works very hard, often going above and beyond what others would do, putting his clients ahead of his personal life. He is fair, respects agreements, honors his word, readily forgives, and shows lenience. He is creative, willing to try to approach problems from new perspectives and angles. He is open-minded, willing to work with approaches and systems he’s unfamiliar with that I know are likely to be effective. He is trusting, and gives me the benefit of the doubt, while also helping me to become more accountable. He is reliable, and I have been able to count on him in ways I couldn’t count on therapists, employees, mentors, friends, & family. His system of "open access" helps me throughout the week, and this unique system of coaching has been the key to my success, helping me beat procrastination and not lose sight of my goals. He is flexible, & accommodates limitations, changes, and conflicts with my schedule, deficiencies in my attitude, and treats my perceived failures like learning opportunities to take a new, more promising approach. He is resilient, and puts up with much more than necessary for someone in his position, and never complained once to me about it. Finally, he is kind, complimentary, and friendly. He's like that 'conscience on your shoulder.' I would recommend him to anyone who is considering hiring a life coach, or to anyone who has unfulfilled dreams they know they deserve to and could achieve, but haven't. Thank you, Tom, for your efforts, and quality work :)

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Move Into Change
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robyn S.
Verified review

I didn't fully understand the role of a life coach until I started working with Judy. At first our work was rather concrete. I needed help to identify, set and achieve various goals for myself. Recently, our work has become a bit more esoteric. Now I find myself exploring questions like "How can I be more self-accepting, self-assertive, purposeful, mindful....?" Working with Judy is like having a built in support system. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and passionate about her work. I greatly value her perspective and truly love learning more and more about myself.

  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

Immediate healing in tumors in lower abdomen ( one was like a mid size grapefruit, and the other one was like a golf-ball size). They disappered same day, after session. WOW! My pain was gone right away, and still gone in lower abdomen. Immediate healing in car-sickness, mental ballancing (before I used to switch over numbers, when I was writing). My stress, fears, and angers were gone. I feel more relief, and still feel it.I can focus more, I feel calm, and in peace. And still feel that way. She ballanced my energy field, body field, emotional field, spiritual body field. She lifted that burden, what was pushing me down. I feel so healthy, so alive. She healed my hip-joint, before it was dislocated two times. Now feel so strong. No pain, and no discomfort in my knees. No pain in my shoulders. Feel so much love. My digestion so much better. I can eat spicy food. She is the best! I am so blessed to know her. She saved my health and my life for sure. Thank you, Beloved Jacquie

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Inner Guru Coaching
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine J.
Verified review

Jerry gets it! Living in Australia with Jerry as my Life Coach in the USA is proof of how flexible, down to earth, professional and practical she is. With her insight and support my life focus has changed for the better. After every discussion I come away with perspectives/information/ideas that have the potential to impact my life in positive ways. And they have. Over and over again. That is priceless! Thanks Jerry.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

Nick made each lesson engaging and fun. I found myself looking forward to the next lesson. He is extremely knowledgeable and always found a way to make the lesson relatable. He provided me with many useful test taking tips and tricks. As a result of Nick's coaching, I experienced a significant increase in my test scores.

Health and Fitness by Tom
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Victor V.
Verified review

Absolutey excellent job I've never had a constant coach at my fingertips Was excellent to have someone with me on the journey Down 29 lbs. feeling great and high energy

Thrive - Holistic Coaching
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alan H.
Verified review

Jeanine has been great! I simply can’t say enough! She has helped me through a relationship crisis and helped get me through the “construction zone” wonderful life coach

Soul Excelsior
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Stephany V.
Verified review

After struggling for several months with internal issues like many of us, I decided to reach out for that extra help and push I needed. Hence why I chose Gabriella to be my life coach :) Unfortunately, I was one who could never acknowledge that I, myself, mattered just as much as everyone else and was a very passive aggressive girl. Allowing myself to continue being passive with conflicts and obstacles that I encountered I began building and bottling a lot of anger and felt the love I had for myself begin to diminish, but after I began to converse and work with Gabriella she really helped open my eyes and my voice. She is so easy to talk to but still helps dig deep to the core of ourselves where we can find the willpower within us to use as a daily tool in life. Gabriella is extraordinary, she connected with me so well and still helped me figure out how to balance certain aspects in my life whether it was from dealing with boyfriend issues to finding ways to do something FOR MYSELF. I have learned so much about getting along with life and being happy and loving with myself. I have learned that we all deserve to voice our emotions, we are equal and have the willpower to do better for ourselves in every way. Gabriella was the perfect guidance into starting to approach life in a more positive and healthy way. She truly is an amazing mentor, a very brilliant life coach, and a great friend. I will forever be thankful to have found her support.

Written in the Stars
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Q.
Verified review

Carmen is a fantastic Astrologist. Her insight and methodology has been candid, succinct, and eye-opening. I have been a client of hers for nearly two years, and her ability to help me visualize and implement new goals in my life, while learning how to move on from the past, has been indispensable. Carmen's tarot card and spiritual life chart readings are always concise and knowledgeable, never superfluous and insincere. I burn Carmen's "Glory" soy candles as a monthly new moon ritual in order to assist in manifesting my beliefs in myself and my potential. With Carmen's spiritual guidance, I have grown stronger, both mentally and spiritually, and have come out of a depression that I was stuck in for quite some time. She is a true talent. With Carmen's assistance, you have an opportunity to better yourself by expanding your consciousness and understanding more about your own body and state of mind, as well as the relationships you have with those who surround you.

My Coaching Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex J.
Verified review

Janet is my career coach and a true professional. She is quick and efficient; Provided me with a new resume within 48 hours and it looks great! I have the confidence I need now to network and apply for a new position.

Life Coaching Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gina L.
Verified review

I truly enjoyed working with Brent. I feel like he really takes the time to listen deeply into what you are saying. I felt heard and understood, which is something I don't say often. We only worked together for a few months, but it was a great few months. He always maintains eye contact and shows great care and compassion. We shared an amazing moment during our work together where I felt like he truly understood where I was coming from and I began to cry. This is something that I don't mind sharing because it just shows how much Brent really takes the time to make you feel comfortable and heard. I highly recommend Brent as a coach.

Angel's Friendly Coaching
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Md Azizar R.
Verified review

I have worked with Angelique Mercurio as her student and very much appreciate her deep knowledge and sincere integrity. She has an innate ability to meet you where you are and communicate effectively and productively. Working with her is easy yet challenging because she operates from a place of authenticity and no personal agenda. Whether teaching or coaching, Angelique Mercurio clearly demonstrates a seasoned level of knowledge and experience and a passion for what she does. Her understanding of Emotional Intelligence and coaching in general has helped to propel her into being a credible force and expert in this area.

Carrie Clark Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
Verified review

Carrie is everything you'd want in a work/life coach. She helped provide me the inward reflection, outward structure and accountability I needed to get to the next level. I'm finally doing the things I've been thinking/dreaming about doing for years. I really wish I worked with Carrie earlier and got this process going. I'd be much further along today than I am however I'm happy I got started, which is the problem for most of us. Carrie can help you get out of your own way and on the path to reaching and exceeding goals. I couldn't provide a strong recommendation.

Casting Solutions Coaching
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon D.
Verified review

I just started taking classes with Liz and I am glad I found her! She has a vast knowledge of the industry and a unique and efficient teaching style. Her website "I aint playin films" is 100% true because let me tell you she doesn't mess around! She challenges me every class and makes sure I leave a better actor. I feel like she is a mentor and a coach all in one and I look forward to continue working with her :)

Elevated Ideals
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Daniqua R.
Verified review

Bernard coached me with my career implementing simple skills for growth. It lead to me getting a better job, better benefits and the best part... a 20k+ increase in pay .

Slyder Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nora P.
Verified review

I was initially skeptical about "life" coaching. Why would I need it if everything seemed “ok"? On my journey with Eli I discovered that “ok” is acceptable, but abundance is a conscious choice and there for the taking - if I wanted it. And not only did I want it - I found it. Eli is incredibly smart and intuitive, creative and able to think out of the box yet very structured in his approach. I felt his experience in professional sports was unusual and refreshing- and greatly benefitted our interaction. I liked the elegance of his thinking process, his flexibility and his ability to listen and ask the right questions. Many times over, he challenged me to think outside of my comfort zone. Identifying and addressing certain issues and hence developing strategies together was an amazing process which made me feel empowered and in control.

Mckay Strength
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Jose E.
Verified review

Lamar is a special kind of trainer. I say that because whatever your goal is, he goes out of his way to find the solutions that work best for you. He could easily just give you a cookie cutter program and absent himself from your goals; but whether it is using technology or putting his own body to work with yours, he exhaust himself finding the best solution for you. He will meet you at your level and then help you improve and become better at what it is that you do. In my case I have been an amateur martial arts athlete most of my life and in my late 40's I have decided that competing in the open Ultra Heavy Weight Class in Brasilian Jiujitsu would be a blast. But I needed to improve my conditioning. I called on Lamar. Not only did he design a program for me and my specific needs as an older athlete. He also suited up in a Gi/Kimono and drilled with me until neither of us could barely move. The result was both a bronze and later a silver metal in my first two competitions. I could not a have achieved my goals without his help. That is what I want in a trainer . A trainer who cares about what it is I want to do rather than making me into something I'm not. I find that to be the difference between a novice and a master level trainer, of which is the latter, Lamar McKay is a Master LevelTrainer. Jose A. Esquea

KM Consulting LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

An outstanding professional who is both experienced and knowledgeable. Anyone looking for a business coach or consultant should sit down with Jim first. He is the consummate professional. I highly recommend Jim.

Christine Semple
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Matt S.
    Verified review

    Christine is an excellent coach. She's incredibly capable and allows you to really uncover any issue and get beyond it. She's helped me transform my life and can surely help others as well! Would highly recommend!

    Ellen Bolin Coaching
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Timothy S.
    Verified review

    Working with Ellen has been an absolute pleasure! This was my first experience with a life coach and her experience, along with sound advice, has been incredibly insightful. She is a straight shooter, professional, and great listener with an attentive memory and desire to help her clients achieve their goals. I would gladly recommend her to anyone looking to take serious action in their life and/or ensure they are on the right path to succeed.

    • 1 year in business
    Michael M.
    Verified review

    Catherine is always on top of making sure you succeed. She has helped me understand my abilities and pushed for me to do better while always keep a clear perspective. I appreciate her honesty, kindness and, consideration for her clients.

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    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.

    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 get a life coach?

    People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

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