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SW Coaching & Consulting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Tamiko S.
Verified review

I have had the opportunity to experience Mrs. Washington doing several presentations for the educational and clinical professional community within private and public settings. Her wealth of knowledge in the field of education, counseling and "best practices" is exceptional. She is easy to work with and inspires any project that you may need her expertise for. Keep up the great work....Sincerely, Dr. Tamiko Smith, MBA

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

I met with Jerry today for personal and career coaching and it was a really great experience. It was my first meeting and I think it went very well. It's true what others have said, the meeting really feels more like a conversation than any other type of therapy and it really gets to the root of what you want to accomplish and defined steps on how to achieve your goals. I left feeling refreshed and with a very positive outlook.

Thrive - Holistic Coaching
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Working with Jeanine was an absolute pleasure and it is remarkable to see how much positive transformation she has facilitated in my personal and professional life in just 6 weeks. It is evident that coaching is Jeanine’s passion and she has an incredible gift. Her style is incredibly personalized, consultative, thoughtful, and inspiring, and I found myself empowered by her ability to offer a plethora of resources and guidance. Now that we have completed coaching, I am particularly grateful for Jeanine’s conscious efforts to serve as a teacher while giving me the tools to create change in a gradual, sustainable way. Through meditation, intention-setting, and reflection, Jeanine has enabled me to achieve heightened self awareness, feeling more centered, present, and confident. Not only did Jeanine help me accomplish every one of my goals that I set for coaching, but I am now pursuing my dream career and ready to continue to use the tools that she provided to continue to evolve my aspirations while savoring the journey along the way.

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

I am very grateful to have found My Coaching Services. I forwarded my resume for review and editing. The results of my resume are incredible. I had no idea that just a few changes could make a clearer and more professional looking resume. Now when employers view my resume, they are immediately provided with a summary of my experience. Janet Logan is an exceptional coach. She listens to your concerns, interests and input with regard to your ultimate goals. I recommend My Coaching Services to anyone searching for a new career or just in the job search market.

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

I consulted with Mr. Piper for couples counseling. I had the impression that he was genuinely interested in understanding my relationship, and I valued his authenticity. I do not hesitate to recommend others to him.

Anna Holtzman Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Dan C.
    Verified review

    Decided to try coaching with Anna because I was feeling a bit stuck in my career, but I ended up getting much more than that. She helped me dig deeper into many different things in my life and has cleared up a lot I had going on in my head.

    Scott Pace, LLC
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashley R.
    Verified review

    Scott has been an invaluable therapist for me for a few years now. I've gained so many strengths and I've been able to make so many changes under his care and counseling. More recently, if it weren't for him, my situation may have eaten me alive and he was there literally every step of the way to make sure that didn't happen. His methods of therapies are wonderful. He's generous, professional, relatable, relaxing, reliable, consistent, and punctual. My favorite, though, is when he's leading into a breakthrough. He's direct enough to get you there without needing to be too "psycho-babbly". I recommend Scott 12 out of 10 times!

    Angel's Friendly Coaching
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dolores Napolitano
    Verified review

    Angelique has a down to earth, direct style which makes her readings motivational and crystal clear. You're left with certainty as to which choice to make. She also employs counseling and humor in her sessions, cheering you up and assisting you in finding peace in your situation. Angelique helped me see the logic of my situation and helped me make a choice for my highest good. She is friendly and is completely invested in guiding you toward your happiness. The real deal!

    J_Therapy Services
    4.9
    from 9 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Molly S.
    Verified review

    There was an instant comfort I felt with Judy. I had never gone to therapy before and she put me at ease almost instantly. I started having sessions with her at a really difficult time in my professional career, and there were times when I thought I was doing everything I could, but she helped me realize there were more options and other avenues of achieving my goals that I hadn't even explored. Our sessions together really helped me through some very dark times in my life and when I couldn't afford therapy anymore after I lost my job and health insurance plan, she continued to send me text messages just to make sure I was doing ok. She is incredibly thoughtful and has given me valuable tools for handling anxiety and difficult work relationships.

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

    Working with Carrie has been incredibly helpful both personally and professionally. As a busy mom struggling to find balance, ease and purpose, I found Carrie’s professional guidance a necessity! She honed in on exactly what was getting in my way, helped me see possibilities toward a future I LOVED and enabled me take make it happen. Her professionalism and expertise has launched me into a new career while juggling life with 3 active kids AND still finding time for me. I wouldn’t be where I am without her guidance. Thank you Carrie!

    K Career & Life Coaching
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Fiona H.
    Verified review

    Kim has been an absolute blessing to work with! She has so much compassion for her clients and genuinely cares for your well-being. She has helped me both professional in my career and personally when I always needed a bit of support. Kim has helped me see my potential and worked with me to achieve a career change that better fit my career and life goals. She is exceedingly professional and makes you feel at ease during every meeting. Also, she is very easy to talk to and has a tranquil demeanor which is not always easy to find! If you are looking for professional and/or personal growth, I would highly recommend Kim to anyone who needs to take the next step in their life!

    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 .

    Next Level Life Coaching
    4.4
    from 7 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Caitlin C.
    Verified review

    I sought out a coach because I was looking for guidance on ways to improve my career. I was experiencing a lack of fulfillment and needed help defining my professional goals and strategies for achieving them. Chris and I were able to set up our first meeting within one week of our initial call which I appreciated. We have had two meetings so far, and I can tell already that he is very astute. He helped me define my core challenges and goals within the first hour and we're already working on a plan for moving forward. He is personable and very encouraging. I would absolutely recommend him.

    CuttingEdgeJobs
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    Amy A.
    Verified review

    Betsi Rosen is an incredibly gifted recruiter and coach. She has over 25 years of experience helping companies find exceptional talent in NYC. She has helped 1000's of candidates articulate their strengths and land their next job. Betsi is a wonderful listener and really understands how to coach job seekers to present and distinguish themselves in today's competitive landscape. Betsi is supportive but able to deliver constructive feedback in a way that clients are able to hear and act on. Betsi is a rare gem in that she is incredibly compassionate and wants the best for lucky folks who have the opportunity to work with her. She is really talented and it shows!

    DFCOACHME
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Kanaiah S.
    Verified review

    It is a pleasure to be coached by Deidre. She has coached me multiple occasions throughout the years. She has shown me how to confidently step out of my comfort zone. She is patient and grounded in maintaining a positive outlook in all situations. She will take you to the top of your goal list with a step by step coaching plan. She has helped me with my career and kept me motivated to stay on track with my career goals. If she caught me slipping she put her foot down because she wants to see me win. She is like the personal trainer at the gym that pushes you to the point you want to give up. Then you see the results and come running back for her services. I work with her to this day and she is my go to person in all areas of my life. She has the expertise to make your goals a reality. I highly recommend her coaching services if you want to make your dream goals a reality. Deidre is definitely the person to hire for all your aspirations.

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

    Jim is a pro. Very helpful and i would definitely recommend for others looking for career, resume, or cover letter/interview prep.

    Hat-trick Coaching
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexa D.
    Verified review

    Awesome coach for career counseling! Susye helped me to work through the feeling of being stuck in my situation, and that made me move in the right direction.

    • 23 years in business
    Candyce T.
    Verified review

    When I met Carol I had no idea of the profound impact she would have on my mental and physical health. She understands how to nurture and motivate. I believed my problem was impossible to solve. I needed to talk about my problems and I desperately wanted to get better. I didn't realize that I had to let go of the strange comfort of my story in order to move ahead and become free. Carol's nurturing wisdom and loving laughter pushed me through. I feel truly blessed to have coached with her. Carol also introduced me to wonderful vitamins that I trust. They have given me more energy and improved my seasonal allergies. I also use cleaning products that work well and don't destroy my hands. I don't mind cleaning quite as much as I used to.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Dr. Cofrin, is warm, sincere, intuitive & very knowledgeable in her field. After leaving our first session with her we felt good, so we know better things await us.

    Laura Westman
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Debora S.
    Verified review

    Laura is an awesome Life Coach and more!!!! I had the pleasure of working with Laura as my Life Coach for several months and she has a true calling in this profession. After our initial conversation we had an instant connection. After each weekly session, Laura provided me with tips and tools to organize my personal and professional career. She helped me tap into unresolved issues that were holding me back and I was able to move forward. Laura listened to me and gave me honest feedback to push me to the next level (gently I might add :). Her confidentiality and professionalism was outstanding and her sweet calm voice made it easy for me to open up to her. I highly recommend Laura as your life coach. You'll never be the same after you experience her step by step coaching processes. She is phenomenal. To this day I still use her tips and tools and it's made a difference in my life. If you're looking for a Life Coach and more, Laura is the one for you!

    About

    What makes my coaching great is me being down to earth and treating you like a person. Over my life, I battled with emotional eating, and as a result, I've gained and lost hundreds of pounds over my lifetime. I've tried every "diet" and found consistent principals that will make a difference no matter where you are in your battle with the bulge. I absolutely love working with people. It's my passion to make a difference for people and help them achieve their goals.

    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

    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.

    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 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.   

    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.

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