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Ridgewood Career Coaches

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Move Into Change
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen J.
Verified review

"Judy is an exceptional life coach. Too many in the coaching field couch and cover their work in hopes of not giving too much of their work away without compensation. Judy does not withhold her knowledge or expertise from those she serves. Her training, insight and experience is evident from the moment she begins engaging with you. Her listening skills are apparent. The questions she asks of you are structured to stimulate your thinking. Judy is a unique Life and Career coach. She belongs on your team as you transition and transform your own life and career objectives."

Overcoming Obstacles
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Danny C.
Verified review

Tom is my life coach for over 10 years now! He is always available or makes himself available when needed. He has helped me with finances, work, business and relationship advise. Tom has been a great motivator for when I needed that extra push. I recommend him to anyone.

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

I'm down 60 lbs. Feel amazing. I took 1 st place at a weight loss contest. If not for Coach tommy, I could never have figured out the confusing world of how to eat.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 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.

Soul Excelsior
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Stephany V.
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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.

JNC Coaching
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
Verified review

I completely, wholeheartedly recommend Jeanine. It was my first time working with a coach and, of the 15 or so coaches that I did intro calls with, I connected right off the bat with Jeanine's warmth, intuition and understanding. She's changed my life. In our time together, I grew more than I could've imagined in just a few months. I relearned how to connect with my intuition and to act on it. I nurtured a profound, deeper trust in myself and the universe. I reopened myself to the world to be the giver that I am at my core. And I found the courage to speak my truth and step into my full bigness and wholeness of being. Her use of guided visualization is so powerful and has opened up worlds and tools that I will use for the rest of my life. Most importantly, I feel that Jeanine approaches her clients as more than just clients but as humans that she deeply cares about and roots for. I feel unconditionally supported and cherished by her. Jeanine is incredible and I can't recommend her enough!

WellThrive Elite
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fay K.
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Aaron, head trainer/coach of WellThrive Elite is an exceptional wellness provider. He is fully versed in all necessary components of the medical and sports fields with unparalleled knowledge. Conscientious, discerning, and honest – he really cares about my results and shows it. He affords me the best training including ARX to build strength, martial arts exercise and nutrition advice to lose weight, and bodywork to de-stress and reduce soreness after workout. All done with humor, a genial attitude and big smile. A rare find indeed; you win the lottery with this guy!

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

In Tune
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
Verified review

Rick Gioiello has an intuitive/innate sense to coaching among other talents, and knows where the work is needed. With upfront honesty and intense compassion , he gives advice/direction making one feel comfortable and allowing that vulnerable side to shine, I have personally felt I have learned something new after sessions with him, and as a result booked a role on a short film. He has also helped me with audition clips and is an awesome photographer . He takes his work seriously and passionately and it shows brilliantly. -Gina Rados-

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christine W.
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My experience with Patricia involved personal life coaching sessions on a professional development level over a two year period. Patricia' mentoring helped me to significantly achieve professional and personal growth through her knowledge and expertise. Her one-on-one coaching provided strategies for me to implement to reach my goals professionally. Her trust and insight was invaluable to me to achieve a positive work-life balance and a job satisfaction!

Conscious Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra T.
Verified review

Ro is an extraordinary spirit and has a unique and inspiring way of helping me see how I sparkle in the world. Ro is an outstanding coach!

Slyder Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Grant N.
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excellent experience very intelligent and professional looking forward to more work with slyder coaching

Kevin Burns
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keith G.
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Kevin Burns has a depth of knowledge, compassion and understanding that I haven’t seen and or experienced in a long time. He gave me lots of personal advice to help me get “unstuck” at a time I needed it most. With his advice I was able to turn things around. His words came from a deep place and has helped me “change course” in many areas of my life. He’s warm and very professional and has a good heart. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking assistance. He’s an amazing ‘Life Coach’ ...Keith Gitens

Pineapple
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bruno F.
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Eric has been an amazing coach and mentor over the last year! His entrepreneurial mindset plus his strong human and professional values helped me to set new avenues to my professional and personal life, specially when it has to do with being open to new opportunities, creativity, and innovation. He is pretty much aware about the challenges we have to face everyday in our work environment and he is always bringing, if not the right solution, at least the best way to deal with it. I highly recommend his work!

Healthy Masters
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Gabby F.
Verified review

If you are looking to learn a healthier lifestyle and work toward being the best you that you can be, Melissa will help you in that direction! Melissa is the most dedicated nutritionist and healthy living coach. She has turned her expertise into an awesome support for those who are looking to make life long healthy choices with nutrition. I learned a great deal of tips and tricks, and the science behind what my body needs. She makes it fun, empowering, and is incredibly motivating! She continually checks in on me and supports me with her infectious positive energy and genuine support. She truly cares about your success. I would absolutely recommend Melissa as your health and well-being coach. She makes it simple and easy to follow, but most importantly empowers her clients to take risks, try new things, and make continually steps in a healthier and positive direction.

Yang Mind Research
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sulay T.
Verified review

My experience working with Coach Emilio has been absolutely wonderful , inspiring, and life changing. I have never met such a caring, pure soul with a true passion to help and change lives with the absolute best intentions. Coach Emilio is truly an inspirational motivational professional and if you're looking for someone to guide you towards change and progress he is definitely the Coach for you. Thank you Coach Emilio for everything you have done for me, continue changing lives the way you helped me, you're an angel and the whole world should know your greatness!

Public Speaking
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Travis S.
Verified review

Victoria, is quite a talent! My wife and I met with her for about 45 minutes and she presented me with a handout script for me to read out loud and then critique me over and over again until I improved somewhat, as it’s still a work in progress but I think she’s well worth the money.

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.

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.

Sherry Moore - Life Coach
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

Sherry was nice to work with. She was available for each of our sessions and even went out of her way on more than one occasion to see how my weekly progress had been. She did a great job making sure that I was the one making my own decisions and action steps. At one point, I was really stuck during a session, and she made a suggestion but was very thoughtful to ask for permission first. Thanks Sherry.

Angel's Friendly Coaching
5.0
from 2 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.

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

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.

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.

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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