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  • 3 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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This will be my second week working with Elin Personal Training Redefined. So far I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience. Elin responds very quickly to any question or inquiry that I may have, and the trainer Alek has done a great job during my sessions. I also really appreciate the guidance and advice on nutrition. I would definitely recommend Elin. Thanks!

  • 26 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Giorgi K.
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Coach Lynn helps me in my career transition, as well as she designed my CV, trained me for interviews and enhanced my communication skills. I am convinced that she is awesome Executive Life Coach. All of my meetings and interactions with her were highly informative, helpful and I was able to gain more confidence to accomplish my goals. Coach Lynn was incredibly effective throughout my job search. Amazingly, within the month of our interactions I was able to get an excellent job. Moreover, new avenues for my career development have opened with her efforts. I am very satisfied with career coaching from Coach Lynn Johnson. She is highly experienced, insightful and professional in her work. I greatly value all the advice, training and other services that she provides to me. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a job or better career.

Lotus Wellness Center
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Wonderful reading! Uma named specific details about the person's life with no help from me! That gave me immediate confirmation that she's the real deal. Thanks so much for your guidance! I'll be back!

Write4You
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin W.
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Tom was Great all around. He was able to provide sound advise through career counseling that proved valuable within days of meeting. Tom had examples on hand to assist with choosing formats and how to consolidate years of training & experience to make you look like a Rock Star at your profession.

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Level 10 Lifestyle & Fitness
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Santana D.
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Hiring Lvl 10 was the best decision of my life . I saw such great results from my personal training . I was challenged to be the best woman I could possibly be. I dropped 4 sizes in the matter of four months. I also received personal nutritional guidance, and the best part was that my trainer walked me through what to eat and why I should eat it. My training sessions were hard & at the same time extremely fun. Do yourself a favor and go with LVL 10

DMV Coaching and Therapy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Milton L.
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Dr Dan was an amazing coach and provided me with great insights to my existing problem. He helped me with my career choices, as well as my relationship dilemma. Thanks again and will definitely use Dr Dan in the future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Raffi Bilek is a phenomenal resource. He actively listens before he speaks, and provides meaningful feedback and direction that clearly reflects my unique situation. His comments are wise, productive, and well thought-out. His humor also helps me feel comfortable and makes him relatable – sometimes it is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I am indebted to him for his active listening and articulate, wise, and compassionate guidance. Thank you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Dr. Guckert is an absolute asset for any life or career needs you may need. I have been very impressed with her professionalism, knowledgeability in goal setting/motivation/practical action steps/accountability/etc., and follow up. It has been very easy to communicate with her and to have online sessions. I had honestly felt lost in my life and career, but Dr. Guckert has provided clarity and helped me install confidence in my strengths. I’m looking forward to following through on my business idea. Also, she’s got great business acumen! In any case, if you’re on the fence about a life or career coach, please just contact Dr. Guckert. You’ll be glad you did. I know I am.

Knowledge Kinetics
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet W.
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Gaurav Bhalla is an experienced and versatile business consultant and executive education specialist. As a consultant and educator, he brings to his clients excellent communication and strategic thinking skills, developed over a 35-year career working with Fortune 500 companies and teaching in executive programs at leading business schools. Since 2002, Gaurav has taught numerous times in executive education programs at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has taught modules on marketing management, service innovation, customer journey mapping, and customer experience management. As director of Smith's Center for Excellence in Service, I have had ample opportunity to observe his teaching style. Gaurav is a highly effective executive educator, whose teaching evaluations are always stellar. The content of his courses is always conceptually rigorous and managerially relevant, and the executives in our programs rave about the quality of his presentation style. Gaurav Bhalla is the consummate business consulting and executive education professional. He can be trusted to deliver an unparalleled client experience.

  • 1 year in business
Mekka B.
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Jen exemplifies true compassion for her clients. She has extended her hand out to my daughter and I in a way that I truly can’t even put into words. Her guidance and solicitude goes beyond measures. So grateful to have crossed paths with her.

FIT-ish BossBabe
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kat K.
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I started working with Tammy Park over 3 years ago, her guidance, encouragement, and knowledge has helped me gain more confidence as a leader. I'm so grateful to consider her not only my mentor but now, my very dear friend.. Thank you for everything Tammy!

Anne Chow
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shannon D.
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Anne is wonderful! She is a great listener and her upbeat personality and guidance always make me feel better when I am being hard on myself. She helps put things in perspective when I can't see it myself and is patient in the process when I say, no, no, that's not how it is. Then later I realize she was spot on! Just took me some time to get there myself.

Fluid Leadership Consulting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenna M.
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My coaching experience through Fluid Leadership has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Attending these coaching sessions helped me through one of the most trying times of my life. These sessions helped me to discover what is most important to me and to pursue the life I want to live. My life coach, Lawrence Ellison, used methods that empowered me to search my heart for the dreams that I had allowed circumstances and fear to bury. By actively participating and doing the assignments, I graduated from the reactive to the creative and have started paving my way to a fulfilling life. As a result of these sessions, I am now pursuing my passion for a career in music. Fear no longer has me bound, I’m taking control of my life. Thank you Fluid Leadership, for your guidance has given me the courage I needed to make the necessary steps to live an abundant life. I’m thankful!

The Point of Balance
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Joie O.
    Verified review

    My experience with Pamela was life changing. I had been searching for a change within myself and with her help and guidance as a Life Coach, I was able to reach my goals and then some. It was obvious while working with Pamela, that she puts her heart and soul into the work she is doing. Her passion shows through her caring words, and her complete dedication to the goals you set for yourself. She helped me change my life for the better, and I would highly recommend her as a life coach!

    Conscious Mind Dynamics
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Nicole J.
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    So far I've had one hypnosis session with Julian to help me with focus during my last semester in college. I had never experienced hypnosis before and he took the time to explain the entire process and answer all of my questions so I felt comfortable. Julian is extremely knowledgeable in this line of work and is very attentive to how you feel and what you want to focus on. The session itself was extremely relaxing (his voice has that effect) and with his guidance I was able to visualize my ideal state (in the session) to execute it in real life. Initially I wasn't sure it would work, but I have to say, I felt a difference immediately! The proof for me was seen later in that same week when I submitted a term paper EARLIER than the due date which is hard for a habitual procrastinator like I used to be. Since then, I have consulted him for guidance and support as a life/business coach. His perspective and advice has been invaluable thus far. I'm making progress much faster than I was on my own and he holds me accountable to my goals through unending support and encouragement. I cannot thank him enough!

    Two Bird Coaching
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Jessica H.
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      Atieno came into a time of my life when I really needed some guidance. She was very helpful for me to find myself and work through some 'bumps' that I was facing in my life road. I became a more focused and happy person by working with her.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Sarah U.
      Verified review

      Lucie is truly an amazing coach. She has helped me initiate and generate greater personal and professional awareness. She keeps me on track and accountable for my goals at each session. Lucie is an excellent listener and really digs deep to help get the clarity I need to move forward. I've noticed great shifts and changes since my coaching with Lucie has begun. I would recommend Lucie to you if you are ready to do the work and take your life and career to the next level.

      Trena Bolden Fields
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 10 years in business
      Lynda D.
      Verified review

      Trena is great to work with. She's a wonderful coach who helps you focus on what actions are needed to progress in your chosen career. In this case, I worked with her on preparation for headshots. She has a wonderful process for planning the shoot to get the most out of the time spent on the session.

      Career & Life Coach

      New To Thumbtack

      • 2 years in business
      About

      Hello! I am a Career & Life Coach in private practice; I combine my expertise as a Career Coach at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with my training as a Therapist in Mental Health Counseling. This specialty and intersection of career and life training enable me to support high functioning individuals in achieving their goals. I work with clients as a thought partner as we engage in conversation to design a happier, more fulfilling life. Our conversations can cover topics around work/life balance, family, hobbies, career, relationships, or health. My approach is holistic and relational, which means the coaching relationship is the vehicle for change. I'll help you recognize your strengths and reframe limiting beliefs to overcome and break free of past barriers and habits. Sessions are confidential and give you space to talk without judgement. I incorporate insightful feedback, gentle humor, and a focus on mindfulness that will leave you feeling more confident, self-aware, and inspired!

      MentorMe

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        My team of three helps review and write resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles; teach interview skills; and perform all other job-search-related activities and documents. We are geared toward student and recent graduates but have advice for every level. Let us help you get where you want to go!

        Resume Crafters

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          Resume Crafters is a full-service resume writing and career-coaching business that provides clients with a dynamic, competitive edge. We write outstanding executive and federal resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and bios for professionals. We provide mock interviewing sessions and strategies for job search and effective social media job campaigns. We are also supporting career-changing solutions and workplace goals. Our services entail building a positive relationship with a client through careful analysis and interviewing that highlight strengths, transferable skills, and accomplishments. We believe that your resume is a unique sales tool that highlights your notable leadership ability, personality, and expertise in a customized format that makes you stand out from the crowd and get interviews. Customers love the fact that they get lots of interviews and are impressed with the insight, clarity and presentation of a Resume Crafters resume that makes them look great on paper. They also receive updates at no additional cost. Resume Crafters has been in business since 1992 and is owned by Barbara LaBier, a certified career coach and resume writer with over 15 years experience. She also blogs and has worked for 25 years as a technical and freelance writer.

          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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