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West Chester Personal Life Coaches

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LifeWork
4.6
from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 301 hires on Thumbtack
Heidy H.
Verified review

Joe from Life Work did an outstanding job with my resume and cover letter. He took the time to deliver a really enjoyable to read and at the same time formal resume that matched exactly my personality and work ethic. He knows how to write and is aware of the recruitment system we have nowadays. I'll recommend him to my family members and friends with no doubts. Thanks!

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

Marie is a one of a kind personal trainer. She takes care to recognize your past injuries and/or surgeries and respects your limitations while still pushing you to do better. Her rates cannot be beat and she's very flexible with her schedule. Give her a call! You'll be sore but never disappointed.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
Verified review

My wife and I started this journey about 2 months ago. We weren't sure what to expect and were a bit apprehensive about hiring a personal trainer. I have to say that Phil has exceeded our expectations. He comes to the sessions prepared, follows up with us during the week and changes the workout as needed. We started to see results in about 2 weeks and definitely feel that our core strength has improved. Do yourself a favor - just start, you won't be sorry.

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BJ Fitness & Wellness
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin R.
Verified review

i got in contact with Bonnie to assist me in achieving fitness goals for myself. The first time I met Bonnie for my consultation I was impressed with amount of knowledge she had for this field.I decided to give it a try. She provided workouts that were not typical and worked muscles that are hardly used. Turning 38, I needed a workout geared to my age and Bonnie know how to achieve my goal ( fat loss) at angles with her education in nutrition and personal training.What I love about Bonnie its not just a job, she took cared and took ti,e toknow me on a personal level. I highly recommend her,

Hybrid Fitness
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Erica R.
Verified review

8 months ago I was a self-professed "lazy person". I am a 34 year old mother of 3 young children. I never enjoyed exercising, hated sweating and was terrified of the thought of even being in a gym. I was unhappy with my appearance and weight so with the encouragement of some friends I joined the gym in May 2014. I spent a few weeks taking spin classes and using the elliptical 3-4 days a week. I never would go alone and heaven forbid I touch anything that wasn't cardio. After a month I became frustrated that I wasn't seeing any changes, after all now I was a self-professed "cardio queen". At this point I thought maybe I needed some help so I called in the big guns...I hired a personal trainer...but not for his "big guns", I had heard he was the best, that all his clients loved him and that he would be a good fit for my personality. I hired Doug without even saying 2 words to him. I signed up to train 1x per week. After my first month I already lost 3% body fat! I became hooked. Doug has always been so supportive and motivating. He is possibly the most kind and patient person I know. He is always available to answer any questions and goes above and beyond to be flexible and accommodating. More importantly then all that, he is an amazing trainer. In the past 8 months I am currently down over 15% body fat and have lost more then 40 lbs and over 32 inches. He has helped me become confident lifting weights, doing TRX and boxing. I look forward to every session with him and have since upped my sessions to 4-6 times a week simply because the value is there. I know that when I have a session with him I am guaranteed a great workout and the results shortly follow. He might be magical....but if not he at least knows the tricks to transform even the least athletic, most out of shape person into a now self-proclaimed "exercise phanatic". Doug is extremely professional and dedicated. I highly recommend him if you are serious about training and getting results.

Dancer for Life
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Victor B.
Verified review

I have a couple of degrees and a decent job, but I didn’t feel like I was having the success in my career that I thought I should. I felt like I kept doing things that got in the way of doing better. I am a fairly stubborn person, so of course I thought I could solve my problems myself. The problem with that thinking is that unless you understand why you are having issues, you will continue to keep going down the same road. I had heard about life coaches and thought I would give it a try. The first couple of coaches I tried weren’t a good fit for me. I didn’t really feel comfortable working with them because they didn’t actually get to know me to understand what was going on with me. Then I met Dancer for Life. I knew right away I had met the right coach! She had a way of making me feel comfortable and helped me begin to recognize some of issues I was facing. I am a little defensive at times (well, maybe a lot defensive), but Beth was able to talk with me in a way that I could be really honest with her and myself. That was a very important beginning! From there we worked together to develop a plan that would help me with my problems in my career. I think the collaborative approach was the key, because if she had given me a “one-size-fits-all” plan, it wouldn’t have worked for me. I came to grips with the fact that I was really bad with procrastination. I also had difficulty taking constructive criticism, which was incredibly important to resolve if I was ever going to advance in my career. There were some setbacks here and there, but Beth worked with me through it all and equipped me with the tools and skills to get back on track and make big improvements in my life. Today, I am in a much better spot and am having great success in my career. I’ve even gotten two promotions! More importantly, the skills that Beth helped me developed have even assisted me in other areas of my life. I am so glad I reached out to Dancer for Life and am proud to feel like I am one of her successes. If you want to make some changes in your life, I highly encourage you to reach out to Beth, the Dancer for Life. You will be very happy you did. When you do, be ready to take a positive step in your life!

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan H.
Verified review

JOY AND SUCCESS WITHOUT FRUSTRATION? Never thought I could have access to the positive vibrations of life. I was always trying to seek and force my desires in a self discouraging, self defeating manner. Now Life Coaching has shown me I "do" have access in the present and can allow things to materialize in the way they are intended. Simply put "Looking forward to all that is to come and easing into all of it, knowing that the journey is why I came here." As before I would feel I have something pressing to do and would be WASTING TIME even here writing this. What a relief...TIME,...We can not have any more of it, or any less of it. We simply have all the TIME there is, and can be...The Now. Geeze!,...I'm getting pretty good at this. Even I can be a life coach! :) -- Just one of the many methods and attitudes I've learned and am practicing today, and more to unfold. Thanks Linda

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan W.
Verified review

Jennifer Bauer is one of those rare finds....she has gotten me to a great place in my life. When I was weak she believed in me....I will also be grateful for all her support, she just makes whole experience enjoyable. ....I would recommend her highly and look forward to my next class. Never thought I would say that! Thank you Jenn. Sue W.

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua D.
Verified review

Chris is just an overall asset to any situation she is presented with. Whether it's personal, professional, or relationship issues which plague you, if you have the opportunity to work with this woman take it! She is a pleasure to work with and a bounty of helpful ideas and information.

Zelkatrain
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
Verified review

Josh trained me for a few months after returning to work and having a baby. It was exactly what I needed since I no longer had the time to go to the gym with a young baby. Josh pushed me each week with a new and challenging workout. I lost pounds, inches and ended up having to buy new clothes since my pre-baby wardrobe was too large. Josh brought all the equipment and gave me a great workout week after week. I highly recommend Josh as a personal trainer in the home if you are looking to tone, lose weight or just get back into shape.

A Healthy Fit
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamil T.
Verified review

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
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carres D.
Verified review

Nekeidra is a kind, compassionate, brilliant and incredibly professional person. She is easy to talk to and work with. She is very prompt to respond, and truly listens and considers your experiences. She crafts a resume that gives a clear idea of who you are and your best qualities. I would have never come up with such a great resume on my own. I recommend her 100%!

SHEpherd Consulting LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim O.
Verified review

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

Motion Melissa
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Katarina J.
Verified review

Melissa will kick your butt -- in the best possible way! Much more than just a personal trainer, Melissa is a coach, mentor and general "cool gal" that you want to hang around. She is whip-smart, well-informed on cutting edge fitness techniques, sensitive, hilarious, and extremely motivating -- not to mention her rockin' bod is definitely something to aspire to! She's helped me move beyond the "gym rat" mentality into a more comprehensive view of fitness as a lifestyle. Aaaand... my butt has never looked better! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Next Level Life Coaching
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy G.
Verified review

Chris figured out quickly what I needed to work on and what was holding me back. This was something I wasn’t able to do by myself and my investing in chris is investment in myself that is paying off everyday in my life personally and professionally. The plan we came up got me results quickly and I would highly recommend him.

Solid Rock Fitness & Health
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
MICHELLE S.
Verified review

Val is wonderful at coaching you to do your very best, and pushing you to do things farther than you expected. She is so positive and encouraging! I love working working with her!

Jack's Kickboxing Gym
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor P.
Verified review

The best kickboxing gym in Delaware , and Brima Kamara is one of the best coaches/trainers. Responsible , honest and intelligent

Blu Katrina
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle D.
Verified review

Katrina is an excellent life coach. She pays special attention to what your individual goals, and works to formulate a plan best-fit for your life. From my experience she had a deep understanding of the power of the mind, and was able to explain in simple terms how to overcome mental blocks and get the most out of life and your personal experience. Attaining my goals seemed to become a much simpler and less daunting task after having worked with Katrina.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
SJ S.
Verified review

I have reached out to verna on several occasions for professional coaching advice. Her advice is helpful, candid, appropriate, and nonjudgmental. She only has your best interest. I would recommend her in a heart beat.

Bill Ryan Personal Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue S.
Verified review

Bill Ryan was my personal trainer for about 15 months. He designed a program to increase my strength, mobility, and stamina for an upcoming bicycle vacation trip. When he first came, I had rotator cuff issues from a poor trainer, and he helped heal that through building up surrounding muscles. He started with basics, which I needed, and built me up through strength training, and exercise. Bill closely observed my movements and quickly corrected any wrong position to what was the correct way to do the movement. It was very obvious that Bill has an extensive background in, and understanding of how the body moves, and how to best strengthen our bodies safely. I turned 60 during the time we worked together. I can recommend Bill without reservations as a personal trainer, for any age!

Marcus Christian
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Tayshaun R.
Verified review

I was going through a period in life where I almost thought about committing suicide. I really didn't know what to do with myself, and felt like I don't matter in society. I didn't know where to turn to. After hearing about Marcus, he taught me, how important I really am. The way he speaks, makes me feel like I've been missing out on something. And I have! Now I am truly happy, and thanks to Marcus, I and well prepared to deal with this game we called life. #ThanksChrisophermarc

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 health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

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.   

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

Why get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

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