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Deep A Sleep / Mr P
from 13 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marc M.
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I've been struggling with myself for years. Mr. P managed to help me with a Skype session (Texas - Germany) , got to the core of my problem and helped me to find what I really needed to finally take control of my life. Most remarkable guy with a great heart and outstanding skill and expertise. Got problems - then go call him - he is a true life coach!!!

  • 7 years in business
Britney O.
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Ben is an outstanding personal trainer. He listens, gives feedback, and very attentive to each persons needs and wants. So thankful to have him as a coach and personal trainer!

NorthStar Career Coaching
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kristine T.
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Cindy Guzman is amazing. She condensed my 4 page resume into 1 page for my scholarship and internship applications. It could have been overwhelming but she made it completely painless for me. I received an internship with an amazing company this summer thanks to her. I would highly recommend using her services for career coaching and resume building.


Let's talk and get your life and business on track! Give me a problem, and we won't stop until it's fixed!


I am a premier provider of biblically based success strategies through life coaching, seminars, in-house workshops, keynote addresses, books, articles and more.


I'm a certified family/relationship and life coach who specializes in meeting your specific need at an affordable price.

  • 5 years in business

I believe my passion for what i do stands out. I have, for as long as i can remember, been a sense of motivation to others. I am easy to talk to, understanding, and very spiritual. I coach based on things I have gone through and that I have actually helped others get through as well.

  • 6 years in business

As one of America's premier experts in Transition and Change, my goal is to communicate to others how to prepare themselves and create a plan that will lessen the impact that change may have on their lives. The end result is having the ability to embrace transition and change so that we may continue to perform in every aspect of our lives. So, how do we embrace the inevitable reality that change is present and that each season of life brings an element of transition that we must overcome? Identifying our mindset and maximizing our energy levels are the main components in conquering the fear that many people experience during such a time of uncertainty. My desire and hope is to develop a "Success Formula" for you or your business in order that others may see you as the expert in formulating change in yourself and others.


Coaching is a step-by-step process that helps people like you create life worth living and goals worth reaching. You choose specific goals and produce measurable outcomes. You, not your coach partner, decide the agenda and evaluate your performance. The process offers the breathing room to achieve your goals which you once thought were out of your reach with clarity, focus, and ease.


I am a Mayo Clinic trained, certified wellness coach. I cover problems such as health, nutrition, weight loss, relationships addictive behavior like shopping, food addicts, etc.

  • 5 years in business

Like I said before I enjoy helping people. And when you enjoy what you do it's not really a job.

  • 5 years in business

I offer: - One-on-one private life coaching in individual sessions or ongoing programs - The uncovering of your short- and long-term goals, dreams, or desires while filtering out all the junk, which is keeping you stuck from fulfilling them - Realistic and strategic planning to accomplishing your wants and needs is my specialty! My intention is to offer you a well-thought-out and motivating action plan to accelerate your vision and really make things happen. - Absolute support - I'll guide you to fulfillment and hold your hand the whole way through. - Breakthroughs and tons of self discovery - I promote awareness and feel to have a life, which truly fulfills you, and awareness of your emotions and actions is a must. - A safe space to create and be you - I'm always on your side, and I got your back!

Q & A

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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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