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

Syreeta was amazing!! She makes you feel comfortable and confident during the the whole process. She absolutely have the midas touch and is very efficient when it comes to her work. Syreeta is fair and strives for excellence. For all she offers with those qualities she is rare. I look forward to continue working with Syreeta throughout my career!

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

Judy gave me remarkable advice and counseling that went beyond the simple job-hunt, but into real career oriented planning that could incorporate my whole life. Her guidance and solid counseling far exceeded anything I had expected. She used a combination of professional tools with a cunning yet kind human interaction to help me identify what I wanted and needed in my professional future.

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

I have been working with Tom this past 6 months on significant health and life goals. My doctor said I made so much progress I was no longer pealing the onion, in fact I was now working from a new paradigm altogether! Tom's guidance and coaching has truly made an impact and lasting change. I recommend him hightly.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan T.
Verified review

Our daughter had all the pieces in place for a successful collehe app - except for her sat score. She had 4 months to raise her score by 200 points. We knew she needed a tutor and Nick came highly recommended by her guidance counselor. The results were immediate. We are in his debt.

Soul Excelsior
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 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.

JNC Coaching
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andreas T.
Verified review

Mary provided me the therapy i needed and with her guidance, i am able to complete the therapy and see results at the end of the day I became a happier and more focused person thanks to her care and guidance. Thank you Mrs Ng Tedjasukmana

WellThrive Elite
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe C.
Verified review

I talked with many coaches, therapists, and trainers. Aaron and WellThrive Elite are the best. Aaron helped me so much. He knows a lot about many things and helped me in many areas of my life. He really listens but also gives good practical coaching. WellThrive Elite helped me with fitness and coaching to lose weight, tone up, manage stress, and look better for dating and self confidence. So many types of fitness that I was never bored. He also coached me to figure out who is the right person for me to date and which career I would like. Such in depth information of different careers. What a life saver. Best personal trainer and best life coach for so many things. Thumbtack seems like a good site. But more than one coach told me that Thumbtack charges the coach a high fee when the customer messages the coach. I would just call him. I highly recommend. Here is his number: 646-535-4384. He talked to me for over an hour without charging me. He talks a lot, but all good information and definitely worth it!

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

Rick helped me through a very serious emotional and physical crisis with his precise insight, expert advice, and patience to reach a deeper level of understanding, clarity, and action. I was very despondent, highly stressed, confused, and fundamentally lost with a very complex and difficult series of personal and health problems to navigate. I am very grateful for the immediate specific meditations he suggested, as they helped to calm me, and focus on the positives he suggested that I could control. Rick's healing energy and sensitive intelligence helped to restore my belief in my strengths and gave me renewed ways of thinking through his detailed and highly acute analysis. I know that his ability to reveal the connections underlying these restrictions in me were effective in getting me to transform and feel more in control of my life. Rick's words of wisdom and ability to connect emotionally with me, had a profound effect on my healing. It is very rare to find someone capable of fluently reading a complicated situation without having to explain every detail. Rick is both perceptive in observation, and practical in solutions, he is direct, gets to the heart of the matter in an authentic innovative and caring approach. I am very grateful for the guidance and support I was fortunate to receive.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine V.
Verified review

Ellie is pretty much a zen master. She has an easy, unrushed way of communicating. She is kind and compassionate but also methodical in her delivery of guidance.

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gina N.
Verified review

I’ve attended a class by Debbie and have met her for numerous one-on-one consultations and blessings. Debbie is an excellent listener and healer. The amount of knowledge she can provide is limitless and her calming and loving disposition allows you to open up your heart and mind to move forward, even in the most stressful circumstances. I am genuinely grateful for her guidance and support during my spiritual journey. I will continue seeing Debbie and encourage others to reach out to her as well.

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
JJ M.
Verified review

Patricia was a Godsend for me. I started my business two years ago and was struggling on how to make the next step. Her insight and ability to come up with a plan to further my business goals proved invaluable. I think the key to her ability to help me is that she really listens. She understood what I needed to do, even if I could not articulate that clearly to myself. She was then able to use her experience and expertise to set me on the right course. Patricia is very personable and easy to work with. I would heartily recommend her for anyone who is looking for guidance in their professional or personal life...or both!

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

With her guidance, tools, and support, Kim has helped shape who I am today through her life coaching. She has walked with me through different paths of life including my always changing career interests and has taught me to welcome new opportunities with excitement and an open mind. Kim’s enthusiasm and fun approach towards life has given me a more positive and open outlook to my life that will follow me everyday! I am so grateful to have worked with her and can definitely say that she has impacted my life in amazing ways.

Pineapple
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

Eric provided me the guidance I was looking for, but furthermore, he gave me honest and pragmatic feedback. Beyond all this, he even offered his own network to help broaden my reach. I'm really grateful for his help.

  • 2 years in business
Nofal P.
Verified review

I had an extremely positive experience working with Patricia. I found her insight and guidance to be invaluable, both in my business and personal life. She is clear & concise, kind but direct, and she helped me to find answers to some profound questions which I had never thought to ask myself. I would absolutely recommend to anyone who may feel ‘stuck’ in any area of their life to seek out Patti’s expertise to help them shape their life in all the ways they want to.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

I only have good things to say about this company. After so many job interviews failures, I was able to identify what I was doing wrong. I was provided with an excellent service with lots of tips and practice that helped me be less nervous and more confident about myself. Gladly, after requesting this services, I was able to find a job that I'm happy with. Thanks a lot! I strongly recommend to anyone who is looking for a professional career coaching.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara Kennedy W.
Verified review

Christina is an immensely talented, skilled, and capable person. I found her to be approachable and always warm and welcoming. In addition to her accessibility, she is incredibly professional and a true joy to be with. I found her guidance invaluable and her personal technique immensely encouraging and beneficial. Moreover, she is smart, energetic, creative, and lovely!

Kettlebell Training USA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas V.
Verified review

At the age 47 and a little out of shape, I needed to get in top physical shape for a police academy. (In New Jersey the age limit for police officers is 35, but there is no age limit for correction and sheriffs dept)...... so I new if I wanted this job in corrections, I had to be ready, and if anybody has been to any police academy, you know it's a para military atmosphere. Screaming at you from day one, not caring about your feelings. Their only concerns is that you will be physically and mentally strong in law enforcement environment. The first Day I walked in, I talked to Bob about my mental and physical weaknesses, and he told me not to worry, and to listen to everything he had to say moving forward. I literally felt at ease from that moment on. Now it wasn't always easy, Bob pushed my mental and physical abilities beyond I thought I could ever reach, and after 6 months of running, sprinting,spinning,rowing,pull-ups, push-ups, weight training, jump roap, etc., I found myself in the best physical and mental shape of my life. Bob is more than just a trainer, he is a trainer, a life coach, a friend, (and even an enemy, lol when he had to be). I am proud to say that on July 12, 2016 I graduated as a New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission corrections officer, cycle 29 and have been working in the jail ever since, and I couldn't be happier about my new career in law enforcement, but most of all, I couldn't of been happier about the choice I made walking into Bob's studio, because I know I could have never done it on my own. Sometimes in life we need a little help to get to the next level, and that's why I made the investment in myself to get to the next level with Bob Pelsang!!!!! Sincerely, S.C.O. T. Venezio

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.

McKnight Coaching Lab
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valberrywood@yahoo.com W.
Verified review

My experience with the Mcknight Coaching Lab was extremely satisfactory. David has helped me be more confident and assertive, not just in my career, but also in my personal life. He taught me the skills to go after the things I want in life. It was after he helped me revamp my resume that I got a call to interview for my last position. Even when I got discouraged while looking for an apartment, it was David who encouraged me and gave me the determination not to give up, and the next day I found one. David is able to give the needed encouragement and support, yet not get overly involved in your personal life. He is always extremely professional, while being warm and personable......David himself also has an impressive resume, being employed by fortune 500 companies, and educated by top universities...... Val W.

Risk Productions & Media
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mikayla R.
Verified review

Stefanie is a life saver, not just your coach or counselor. She helped me through the longest, hardest stretch of my life and I came out on the other end a full version of me with realized dreams and a long list of successes... and I couldn’t have done it without Stefanie of Risk Productions & Media. Her experience is insurmountable. I originally went to Stefanie for her spiritual counseling as I was having issues with my career, finances, grief & relationship problems. Years later I decided to start my own company and I knew who to go to. Stefanie of Risk Productions & Media is a huge asset to have for your company or for your personal life. -MR

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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