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Shanna Oliver, CPRW
from 27 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jasmine S.
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In an effort to move my career in the right direction, I hired Shanna to rewrite both my resume and cover letter. My experience with her was exceptional. I would describe her as timely, professional, and insightful. She customized my resume to fit the industry I hope to move into, constructed a personal yet flexible cover letter, and offered herself as resource in the future. I highly recommend Shanna for any professional development service!

EnVisioned Futures
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caryl C.
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Sue has been helping me to overcome challenges I have dealt wth in my professional life for years. She is giving me the tools to improve my time management, people skills,and pubic speaking among other things. Sue is always prepared and on time. She presents herself in a professional manner. Sue is easy to talk with and very insightful. She is able to use our time effectively and provides me with exercises to practice my new skills between meetings. I would highly recommend Sue Corbin for any endeavor she chooses to pursue.

Live With Lyfe, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ms. L H.
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My experience working with Kenston Henderson (Live With Lyfe, LLC) has been great! He is an outstanding life coach (for career and personal challenges). I truly appreciate his insightfulness, enthusiasm, and authenticity. His coaching motivates me to stay positive, focused, and consistently take actions to reach my goals.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rod A.
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Salena was an awesome life coach as she helped me through my career change and was a big encouragement in my life to obtain the position that I have today! Salena has always been seek God first and he will provide and to never give up as she was and always will be an encouraging person a a beacon of encouragement when you need it most! Rod.

  • 4 years in business
Erin S.
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Krista was a warm, thoughtful presenter who shared both her expertise and personal experiences with workplace culture and career coaching. She asked our audience questions about their journeys to create tailored answers and stayed afterward to meet with audience members. She is a pleasant, vibrant young woman who is truly present. We can't wait to have her back again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
McKinzi W.
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I cannot say enough about her as a coach! When I first started working with Jennifer, I was 'starstruck' by how connected and accomplished she was. Within two calls with her as a coach, she helped me see that I had just as much potential and motivation to succeed as she does. This was a huge paradigm shift for me, that has lead to a career change, greater financial stability and work-life balance! Her unique blend of rigor and compassion are irreplaceable.

Live in Confidence
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Tonya S.
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I was struggling with a career change. I wasn't happy, very educated, but wasn't sure what or how to make changes in my life. Becky helped me look at at different paths, plans and possible roadblocks. Her outlook and the way she helped me was very confident and eye opening.


Discover your gifts. My clients love that in 3 to 5 sessions, they get answers to career questions that may have been plaguing them for decades. Through an enjoyable exercise, the client and I discover key elements about them and in particular, the skills that they would want to use, regardless of the job title. Plus, we discover the best environment in which to work. After the pieces are put together, we decide the work situations that would intersect with the client's gifts, and where their skills would be most valued.

  • 4 years in business

I offer life/career coaching for individuals and trends/analysis/programs for businesses.

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    I offer life coaching and counseling needs for those dealing with severe mental health challenges and helping people live a healthy lifestyle.

    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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