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Nashville Career Coaches

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K3 Training and Nutrition
from 9 reviews
    Shari L.
    Verified review

    I have been working with Drew Kiel for 6 months. He's helped me achieve both nutrition & fitness goals. When I began with Drew I had shoulder pain & some restrictions with my workout. He gave me exercises to work through the problem & I'm pain free now! I highly recommend working with Drew no matter what your age or fitness goals are! He brings personal experience as a strength & conditioning coach as well as knowledge as a physical therapist.

    from 8 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark P.
    Verified review

    There are many reasons to hire Bill & iCoachLife for your career/life coaching needs, but out of those many reasons, the most important is Bill's genuine authenticity. This business is not a side gig for Bill, it's his primary focus and I've rarely met someone with his energy and positive outlook on life and the lives of his clients. No matter what state of mind you are in when you walk into a session w/ Bill, you'll leave there feeling empowered to tackle the many life challenges that are coming at you each day. Sometimes in life, we need someone outside of our immediate sphere of family, friends and colleagues to remind us how blessed we really are, and that each day is an OPPORTUNITY to create a better life, while being grateful for what we have already. Whatever it is that you are looking for in a life/career coach, consider Bill a catalyst to that discovery journey. Starting from the first session, he's 100% in your corner and truly wants to see you be successful.

    Maximal Me
    from 7 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Dyan D.
    Verified review

    Jake is so much more than just a life coach. He will be your support, your motivation, and the catapult you need to reach your full potential. No matter what area of personal or professional life you want to improve, Jake will walk you through each step to get where you want to be.

    • 18 years in business
    Cynthia F.
    Verified review

    I have come to believe that to grow into who we truly want to be and live meaningful, purposeful, joyful lives, most, if not all of us, will need the objective viewpoint, support and accountability from a coach, mentor, therapist; whatever we are comfortable with calling that person. Working with Deborah has been a lifesaver for me at a time in my life when I had reached the height of frustration and almost lost hope of a positive future. She has been that constant source of support and accountability, helping me realize and keeping me focused on my calling, helping me address and overcome foundational lies that have held me back for years in shame and unawareness and helping me reclaim my power to act on managing my life to create meaning and purpose. Through insight from her own life story (I'm not alone; it's not just me!) and her continuous and compassionate support of moving me forward, I see a light at the end of the tunnel and have hope that I am beginning to understand my calling and how to contribute my unique gifts I was meant to share with others. I don't gravitate toward the "guru types"; Deborah's a real, down-to-earth, "takes it all in stride" kinda woman, and wants only the best for those with whom she works. If you're not living the life you envisioned, she can definitely help get you track!

    Blaine Little
    from 5 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Edward R.
    Verified review

    Meeting with Blaine has been helpful in determining what to do next in my career.

    • 4 years in business
    Christi O.
    Verified review

    It's been great having Charlene as my coach- I know she's on my team and believes in me...

    • 3 years in business
    Akilah B.
    Verified review

    Esther was my life coach during one of the most difficult and trying seasons of my life. She helped me to place my focus where it needed to be and move forward. Esther listens well, shares her good wisdom, and speaks from a caring and truthful place. My experience with Esther was wonderful and I strongly recommended her to anyone who needs honest life direction.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Larry S.
    Verified review

    The approach and attitude which Shellia took and displayed while helping me was nothing short of outstanding. She quickly gained my trust and confidence and established a rapport which eliminated my initial feeling and concerns of working with a total stranger; she truly is the epitome of a constant professional. I highly recommend her as an Inspirational Life Coach.

    • 14 years in business
    Shana C.
    Verified review

    Shawn is an excellent mentor. He is always encouraging and provides valuable steps to get the outcome you want. He is down to earth, and has been through the trenches of the topics he teaches providing him firsthand knowledge of your pain points, and how to solve them. He has helped me to grow my business threefold, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any speaker looking to find their way in this market, which is different than any other company I have founded or ran before. It is a creature of its own kind, and it is easy to get discouraged and throw in the towel if you don’t have someone like Shawn guiding your way. For me, Shawn is a blessing, and his timing couldn’t be better! I went from doing zero talks to charging $5,000+ with his help, and I will continue to grow and get better. If you have an opportunity to work with him, don’t let it slip by you! If you are serious about becoming a wealthy speaker, Shawn can help you achieve your dreams! Dr. Shana Compton

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica M.
    Verified review

    I cannot say enough about my experience with Career Coaching and Resume Building. Hollie was so easy to work with. The turnaround was incredibly quick and the quality was outstanding. She turned my drab resume into a professional work of art that landed me a recent promotion. She also coached me through some tough situations I was dealing with at work and I feel more confident as a result of her efforts. Thank you for your dedication to helping others succeed!

    Golden Dolphin Healing
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Olimpia H.
    Verified review

    Amanda is simply the best resource I've ever had. Understanding, flexible, very professional and always willing to help. I've done tons of traditional therapy and nothing really worked out as much as the time I spent with her. Open your heart and let her expertise help you! It helped me in the worst time of my life! :) Thank you ALWAYS Amanda!


    I am a John Maxwell Team certified coach, teacher, and speaker. I am a leadership and career coach. I work with retired military officers to help them make a smooth transition back into the civilian workforce. I also teach the John Maxwell leadership course. I am also a certified DiSC personality facilitator and trainer.


    I am a certified health coach who helps people get to a healthy weight as well as create lasting healthy habits in their lives and gives them a system to stay healthy long term. Our family has lost over 600 pounds together! I coach clients all over the country with a simple system that works great for busy people and is sustainable long term.


    We are offering organizational development consulting and transition coaching. We do ontological coaching using almost 100 different tools such as vision casting, social covenant, personality survey and more. We specialize in management consulting, sales training, executive coaching, conflict resolution and more. Find me on LinkedIn too.


    As a nationally registered occupational therapist, with 24 years of experience in supporting groups and individuals set and obtain their goals, I am now specializing in health coaching and wellness. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. Together we'll work to reach your health goals in areas, such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.


    I am a life coach not a liscensed therapist or counselor in Tennessee. I worked for seven years in a dual diagnosis mental health/drug and alcohol facility. I not only helped both adults and adolescents get sober but even more so dealt with patients issues in their relationships, spotted issues and came up with solutions that could sabotage continued sobriety/happiness. Since most patients used alcohol and drugs to cope with problems in their life, my belief is by fixing those underlying issues so patients no longer feel the need to medicate to deal with life. I love relationship therapy, conflict resolution and strengthening relationships. I have a keen ability to see the whole picture and am able to point out in a loving but matter of fact way. I don't take sides I call it as it is. I had a foster daughter with serious family, mental health issues and lots of personal problems. I got her at age 15 and raised her till 19. After lots of life coaching, family counseling, self esteem work she graduated high school and even went to college. She went on to getting married and having two kids. She was a difficult case but her mom trusted my abilities enough to sign over custody to me. Lastly my approach to life coaching is unique in that it involves taking a serious look at a clients character defects, letting go of resentments that hold people back from true happiness, helping clients identify the root cause of their emotions/problems and learning to truly love themselves.


    I'm a public speaker, professional life coach, teacher, and minister. My areas of expertise include, single parenting, single Christians and dating, teaching in higher education, public speaking coaching for politicians business leaders, biblical living, military life, and professionalism for the millennial generation.

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack


    Watch Me Rise is a life coaching company dedicated to being the motivating and driving factor behind reaching your goals and overcoming obstacles. Patricia Shepherd is the inspirational and positive founder, whose passion in life revolves around helping guide those around her to be the best versions of themselves while designing a life they love. Patricia will sit down and work with you to dissect your true desires in life and help you formulate a plan to reach your goals and find that inspired and fulfilled happiness we are always chasing. Take a step in the right direction for your personal development and watch your life blossom into everything you have been dreaming of.


    I own a food truck, but we are taking a break until the spring of 2015. I am however, still able to provide personal chef services for now. With talkizcheap, I offer life coaching, active listening, and planning for your life strategies, helping you to cope with stressors and stay motivated to improve your life.

    • 7 years in business

    I am naturally empathic. When you suffer, I feel the injustice. When you celebrate, I cry tears of joy. I want you to succeed and know the fulfillment of finding your life purpose.

    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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