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Philadelphia Career Coaches

Browse these career coaches with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia.

from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 300 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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The team at LifeWork exceeded my expectations. They offered me exceptional advice and guidance in my career decelopment and polished my resume and LinkedIn profile to a truly professional level.

SW Coaching & Consulting
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia M.
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Rita is a public speaker who captivates her audience! She is a dynamic, motivational speaker and exceptional life coach!

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan H.
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I love Linda! From the first five minutes speaking with her and even now after a few sessions, she has always made me feel comfortable to tell her what's on my mind, focus on one thing at a time, and stay positive. She has really helped me to start changing things around in my life for the better, both with my actions and even my mindset. This is my first time speaking with a life coach and I was pretty nervous and anxious, but I am so grateful to have found Linda because she truly cares about her clients and what they're feeling and experiencing. Even discussing specific parts of my life that I was concerned about have helped me better the other aspects of my life without even directly focusing on it. She just helps me become a better person and really want to change my negative bad habits around for the long term. I also love the recap emails she sends to keep me motivated and remind me what we discussed. She works with your schedule and really goes above and beyond. I can't say enough great things about her, highly recommended.

from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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Thomas has been and continues to be much more than just a highly trained personal fitness trainer! He's a life coach, he's an ear to listen, and a friend to lift you up. Extremely kind and adaptable to your fitness goals. I put my complete trust in him to lead me on my fitness journey. His methods and programs are suited to you. His knowledge of the body and its mechanics, muscle strength, nutrition, and overall fitness knowledge is amazing. Making sure you get the most out of each and every movement he spots and corrects placement, motions, etc... so that your doing exercises/drills correctly. Genuinely interested in your wellbeing and success! He humbly states that everything achieved is because of me; and there is truth and wisdoms in that; but I can't imagine ever being able to achieve them on my own! Enough can't be said about Thomas! I'm very grateful for him, to have found him, and to know him! He recently told me, "Life is happening FOR YOU! Life is never happening TO YOU!" You want a change in your life, become the change! Get with this guy!

A Healthy Fit
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamil T.
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I found Lisa through her website after quite a bit of searching. I knew what I wanted to accomplish; I just didn't know how to get it done. Nutritional advice, personal training, and motivation is what I was searching for and exactly what I found in Lisa! She is encouraging, upbeat, and always focused on my development. The workouts are fun, varied and always challenging. As I have made lifestyle changes toward being healthier - I feel that I have a true partner in Lisa. She has worked with me on so many different muscle groups and overall cardio fitness my health, body and spirit are all stronger. Each time we go through something new she demonstrates just what a strong and effective teacher she is both my modeling the exercise and patiently giving feedback until my form improves. She is such a strong teacher that many of the exercises she has taught me I now can do at home. Lisa has a variety of videos that she has available for those in-between work outs along with those times I can't make my twice weekly workouts. Simply put - a joy to work with and a complete health coach. I feel nothing less than grateful to have found her.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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Nekeidra was amazing to work with. She helped update my resume, explaining the different formats required for online applications vs. email applications. She also coached me on tailoring my resume for each and every different job I applied for. She was supportive and helped me through my entire search process. I truly enjoyed working with her!

SHEpherd Consulting LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim O.
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I find SHEpherd's guidance very useful in my current career. Dina gives me advice on navigating usual hurdles and some not so common hurdles. I find having someone coach me who actually has a successful career outside of "career coaching" to be a great benefit. Her career experiences help me make better choices. I'm looking forward to continued support from Dina and SHEpherd Consulting. JO

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

Blu Katrina
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ian D.
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Katrina is a fantastic life coach! She has a very inviting and genuine personality. I felt comfortable talking to her almost immediately in our first session. Big or small, I feel like I can talk about anything that's going on in my life with Katrina. She always has time to "go into the weeds" with me and help understand what I am thinking. Not too long ago Katrina guided me through a major career change. I felt stuck where I was, and Katrina helped me to breakdown what I was going through and figure out what my true passions are. She got me to focus on what was important and we set goals that were both measurable and achievable. I am so much happier now, and I don't think I could have gotten here without Katrina's guidance. I would highly recommend Katrina as a life coach to anyone looking!

Mellowood Publishing, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja P.
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Leslie is a top notch educator with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience. Her keen intellect is enhanced by a natural curiosity for all things. She is brilliant, highly successful at bringing out the best in the kids she coaches and is entertaining to boot. I recommend her without reservation.

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

Caryn F.
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Kathie was my Health Coach in the summer and fall of 2017. Early on, she asked questions about what was going great in my life and what I wanted to improve. Kathie then worked with me to set realistic goals for myself. Each week during our coaching session, she had a well thought out approach to discussing my progress and coaching me to learn the importance of positive self talk and personal encouragement. In just 90 days time, I achieved a significant amount of progress towards my goals and I loved Kathie’s coaching style! Caryn


I am a Philadelphia based business analysis professional. My career began at Ernst and Young in 2007, and I've since worked for Exelon Corporation and a top five Philadelphia law firm, where I support IT and finance strategy while advancing my SQL programming skills. On the side, I teach operations management as an adjunct faculty at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. I excel in empowerment and inspiration-based work, such as one-on-one career guidance and life coaching and small-business consulting.


I help people land their dream jobs and improve their careers. If you're looking to figure out your next move, jumpstart your job search, or make sure you're on the right track to achieving your goals. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We are connecting you to your personal health vision and inspiring the change you have always wanted! I've been stuck, sad, frustrated and paralyzed. Through yoga, lots of heart-searching and the innovative tools that I have learned as a holistic health coach, I began to rediscover my passion: helping others to awaken their soul and free their heart! Anybody (especially you) can have a fulfilled life. Once you learn how to be true to your core self. What you think relates to how you feel, what you do and especially what you eat. Every step forward, every accomplishment, begins with the decision to trust yourself. I'm here to help you do just that. I can work with you to transform your relationship with food and empower you to make lifelong health changes that are the foundation for a lifelong well-being.

  • 6 years in business

I work exclusively with engaged and newlywed couples to develop their Confident Marriage Roadmap™ to not only give their marriage the best chance to succeed, but to also create the relationship that brings them happiness and fulfillment. I am also an AMM ordained marriage minister, officiating interfaith non-denominational weddings, commitment, elopement, and vow renewal ceremonies.


I help filter the background noise so that you can focus on what is important to you. I am results and action oriented and value honesty and candor.


I have 5 years of teaching experience and a passion for helping people to advance their careers. Offering: - MCAT tutoring - Tutoring in pre-med subjects and science courses - Resume and med school application review - Pre-med coaching and advice - Interview prep - Perspective on what it's like to be a medical student and doctor I meet with students for 45-minute or 90-minute appointments. At our first meeting, we will discuss your needs, identify some strengths and weaknesses, and help to structure a plan for you. Application services are available for pre-med students.

  • 5 years in business

I strive to assist people to see the issues that cause them stress in a different way. I help them to remove the obstacles that are in their way by changing the thought process about the issue.


The Lindenberger Group is an award-winning human resources consulting firm located near Princeton, NJ. We are experts in career coaching, customized training workshops, e-learning, sexual harassment, mentoring, 360-degree assessment and feedback, HR audits, employee handbooks, and more. Since 2001, we've been shaping client success through our bottom-line approach, long-term perspective and professional acumen. We work closely with our clients, and have developed long-term relationships based on integrity, flexibility and performance. Similar to their budgets, our clients are big and small. They include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, global entities, and individuals.


Susan Maggetti provides learning and development consulting, strengths based coaching and engaging workshops for new or established managers and teams.

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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