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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan A.
Verified review

We needed a Life Coach to help motivate a group of 60 individuals in the insurance business. We didn't know where to look and interviewed many candidates in person & WoW; Mr. Stone came in. He had a confidence, fearlessness and inner strength that was second to none. Here was a Life Coach who just knew what to say and when to say it -- and how loud to say it! He analyzed the room very quickly and knew what was necessary to get these teams up on their toes. I must say some of his ways are a bit unconventional but it just worked. As said in his profile, "it is not the odds that kill us but the spirit that dies if one is not able to fight those odds". He installed that spirit in everyone in the room including upper management and the executives. Once in a while you meet someone who is a little different yet relates to those who are listening and understands what they need to hear to embrace the next challenge and better themselves. As he said, there is a formula that he learned as an executive through the years through trial and error that just works. His stories alone had the group mesmerized and his intensity was formidable. If you can get him to handle your meetings/conventions; grab him as he is well worth it. We couldn't haven't been happier as he even stayed a bit longer to answer individual questions from the audience on stage and alone.

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Move Into Change
4.9
from 29 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."

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Overcoming Obstacles
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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 :)

Dreannworks Photography
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki K.
Verified review

Dreanne was AMAZING to work with!! He went above and beyond to make the visuals come to life. Went out of his way to bring me the right props, even thought it was not a part of the deal. My friends had a great time on the shoot. They loved him so much that they want to see him every time they go to the city. I can not say enough great things about him. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Inner Guru Coaching
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allison B.
Verified review

We're off to a great start! I just signed on for a 3 month life coaching cycle with Jerry and am very pleased. I had my 1st coaching skype session earlier this week and gained much clarity and many useful takeaways both through our session and through the discovery questionnaire she gave me to do prior. Life is already feeling better. Jerry is very responsive, kind and professional!

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires 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.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jo M.
Verified review

Justin is a true pro. Very valuable coaching in preparation for a business presentation I was giving. He asked good questions to understand the context of the situation and tailored his coaching to that specific opportunity. Great insights on the importance of the physical/mental connection needed to help make a successful speech. Always on time. I highly recommend Justin to any interested in improving their public speaking skills.

Soul Excelsior
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
April T.
Verified review

Gabriella is more than a life coach/therapist, she's a friend! Best experience ever. I love her! She's helped me beyond what I ever expected.

Written in the Stars
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 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.

Shawn Wickens
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steven M.
Verified review

There are a ton of great things I can say about Shawn, and his abilities as a comedy/improv coach. I think the biggest compliment I can say is that he has a true passion for what he does, and it shows every time I work with him. His passion makes him such a pleasure to work with and be coached by. No matter your skill level, he treats you as an equal, and just wants you to get better (while having fun). I highly recommend him if you are looking to become a better improviser, comedian, or salesperson. I know he helped me with all three.

JNC Coaching
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New 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!

Life Coaching Services
4.9
from 9 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.

Enjoy Life
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Justin P.
Verified review

Gary is an outstanding Life Coach. He is insightful, and draws from a wealth of personal experiences which I can relate to. I come out of each meeting energized, and with a new prospective that I would never have gotten on my own. Living in the fast pace world of finance and constantly wanting more out of life and my career, Gary has helped me appreciate the success that I've already earned and also embrace the journey while still looking ahead to the next achievement.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Est C.
Verified review

I found tim seaching for help for my anxiety and panic attacks and sleeping problems he really listen to try to find the main problem behind the anxiety and them plans a good hypnotherapy session to fix the problem i am looking forward for another session and hopefully gain my life back to normal thanks tim

R.M.M Lifestyle Consultants
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Towsif C.
Verified review

This person is the real coach with his craft and mission. He worked on my basic flaws when we were outing and right away help me to go from quirky to best version of myself. I will hire him again when it comes to modern day hitching!

Shiftability Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
Verified review

Shiftability Coaching is helping me to gain a higher state of self awareness. I'm learning new ways of viewing and reacting to situations. This is the best brain bootcamp you can imagine. Gillian is amazing!

Vonne Williams
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Vonne was responsive and professional. We were able to have an initial conversation and I was comfortable from the start. She is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I would recommend giving her a try for any of your coaching needs.

Slyder Coaching
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 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.

Progressive Growth Coaching
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
Verified review

I am so thankful that I found Evan Kirstein. He has been my ADHD coach for the last 5 months, and my life has taken a turn for the much better. Thanks to his deep understanding of ADHD and his understated communication style, I feel like I have regained a strong sense of inner trust and self-reliance, and I am learning to live up to my potential on a daily basis. He was insightful and also knew when to talk and when to listen. We worked on self discipline of practicing music, work and diet. I enjoyed our sessions and have benefited from them.

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.

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