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Newport News Career Coaches

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Natalie Kimball Fitness
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathron N.
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So, there I was sitting on the couch in my living room unmotivated and exhausted. I was frustrated because I knew I was packing on the pounds and I needed to do something about it. I am a mother and a significant other with a full time job. I worked 60+ hours a week. Between that, regular household duties, and my son's extracurricular activities I already feel a bit overwhelmed at times. I thought "I need a personal trainer to get me motivated." I thought about the time and believed I owed it to myself. I thought about the money and had to remind myself all the hundreds of dollars spent on useless games and items spent on my other half and son and that I was worth the money too. I googled personal trainers, found thumbtack and saw that it would send potential trainers to me. From there I found Natalie and I must say it was an exceptional choice. Initially it was her professionalism and energy that made me believe she was the right choice. Six months and 47 pounds later I have found a coach that is motivating. Her meal plan has gave me a simple but healthy way to eat that transcends to the table at home for better options for my family. She pushes you and escalates your work out to a degree that gets results but doesn't have you limping around in pain. Any questions I have if she knows it she volunteers the information and if she doesn't know she will research it to get you an answer. She has been as passionate about my journey as I have and she doesn't hold punches if I get off the track that gets me results. She is consistent and overall has been the best decision I have made for myself in a long while. I have energy. I make me important and that better me has more to offer to my family and job. Natalie is truly a great choice . If you don't need to just lose weight but someone to help you create healthy habits and a way of life choose Natalie.

from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shane G.
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Misty has been working on me for over a decade in a variety of modalities. As a career Marine and Strongman competitor, I could not been at the top of my game without her help in pain management, injury recovery, and mental wellbeing. Over the years I have used other practitioners and I can honestly attest to Misty's intuition and experience.

from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Pawesome P.
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Frederick is a master of conveying a message and helping people put together plans to make improvements in my facets of life. He is the epitome of what a good life coach can be.

Amy Storey Coaching, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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Amy Storey was an excellent coach for my fiance and me. We loved how she made difficult topics easier to talk about! We would definitely use her again.

  • 4 years in business
Otiti U.
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Danielle Boose Coaching gave awesome insight for my past project. Initially, I was overwhelmed and stress. After speaking with Danielle, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. She critiqued and gave me positive feedback. The resources instilled wI'll carry me through for a lifetime.

  • 3 years in business
Aleksandra A.
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Alexandra has provided me with outstanding experience during her 30 days of coaching. She is very knowledgeable, empathetic and will go above and beyond to help her clients. After only a few sessions she has helped me shape my big vision, set life and career goals and identify the next steps I need to take towards these goals. She has also provided me with guidance and support, and held me accountable for the actions I planned to take towards fulfillment of my personal goals. I can honestly say that working with Alexandra has been the best investment I've made, and I am looking forward to working with her in the future. Without a doubt I will recommend Alexandra to anyone seeking help with career/business development, or just wants to get "unstuck" in their professional life!

AmaviHope Media
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Adam S.
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AmaviHope Coaching was a life changing experience. My self- esteem, self-image, self-respect was completely transformed through practical techniques used to help me. In 6mnths I my sales increased by 120%, and closed 75% more deals. Definitely my go to GURU.

Transforming Lives
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Sydney R.
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Beverly made my first home buying experience so simple, and she was always willing to work with me to meet deadlines despite my odd working hours.

  • 3 years in business
Luvenia H.
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Branden strives to help others achieve their fitness goals with great patience and a wealth of knowledge. I went from 225lbs down to 160lbs :)

Sheri W.
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When I met Lisa, we immediately became friends. I was going through a very rough time in my life and she helped me with advice, her knowledge and her true passion for helping others and wanting them to see the best in themselves. If you are struggling trying to get your life in order to relieve the stress, understand what you are doing wrong and how you can change that Lisa/GYDA is the person for you. She will listen, help you set goals, make sure you stay on track on those goals, lift you up when you are down with her kindness and and compassionate and help you be the best you that you can be utilizing the skills and knowledge she has as life coach. Highly recommend!


Live, Laugh and Love Life Coaching is not a therapy providing business; different from therapy or counseling, Live, Laugh and Love Life Coaching addresses specific personal projects, business successes, goal-setting, career change and choosing a course of action to make the client’s life be what they want it to be. It is not client-centered or therapy based; it is a partnership and distinct service that helps clients work on their goals for the future and create a new life path. My life as former NCAA Division I collegiate athlete, a non-traditional student, an intercollegiate middle school and high school coach, a 15-year adjunct psychology member, a military veteran and military spouse, a relay for life speaker, a mother of three and 2-time cancer survivor has provided me plenty of opportunities to life coach and share experiences with other people. As such, my purpose is NOT to counsel or provide therapy but rather to inspire, share and motivate people using life coaching and conflict resolution.


Independently owned an operated by Susan Gallicchio, MSW, CMT, Susan is self-motivated, high-energy, culturally competent, and empathic coach utilizing the physical, the mental and emotional bodies to assist you in reaching your goals. She is a seasoned massage therapist, group exercise instructor, and mental health substance abuse counselor. She has experiences with severe mental illness to chronic neck pain and reducing weight. She is solution focused and capable. She is affiliated with Wells Therapeutics and Associates At York.


My work stands out from others who do what I do because I take my gift personal and I do not give up on my clients. My main goal is to to see to them being successful and living a life.


I'm a holistic type of coach! Using Hypnosis, Life Coaching or Tantra to help you to archiving your goals!


I provide workouts and personal training for basketball players, etc. I have great deals on workouts as well as life coaching. There's always a room for improvement.

  • 14 years in business

We work with the Body, Mind, & Spirit of The client. We look at both the scientific side and the holistic side of healing.


Need motivation? A wedding? Boot camp? Want a new fit lifestyle? I want to push you to become the person you are. It is my pleasure to sculpt you into a beautiful, stronger you! I offer you training in life and habits to keep you strong when you stumble. I offer the following as experience: - Marine and ballet dancer - Four years of training in the Marine Corps as the company fitness NCO - Three years of training in the United States Army in nutrition - Three years of training as certified Pilates/yoga instructor The first session is $20.00. Additional sessions are weekly payments of $90.00/3 sessions and $130.00/5 sessions. All sessions are crafted to meet the specific needs of the person. Height, weight, age, and disabilities are factors in meeting your goals. Remember that if it was easy, everyone would be in shape. Let's get started. Great references are available. Serious inquires only, please. I'm serving Norfolk. Text or call Ian Byker.


The Coaching Spot is a groundbreaking company that provides a variety of innovative services such as coaching, consulting and training services for the private and public sector. Our coaching and consulting services provide clients with optimal insight into organizational effectiveness by addressing their most critical issues on leadership development, branding techniques, business image, personnel management, engaging and aligning talent, human resources administration and compliance. We also work on strategy, marketing, technology and educational services.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

When teaching pitching, my years of Coaching and becoming better educated show. When public speaking sincerity is a must.


We offer certified career coaching for professionals and students looking to switch careers, re-enter the workforce, or land that first job. With 3 sessions, you receive: * Personality and strengths assessments * Resume editing * Life coaching Don't question whether you're headed in the right direction! Hanger Coaching leaves you confident in your career choice, and attractive to employers.


I provide services to clients using a variety of modes through office visits, meet-ups, telephone calls, internet resources (Skype and webinars), their place of business. Clients prepare for each session by completing a session prep sheet. I provide follow-up calls or e-mails of our sessions. I actively engage clients and hold them accountable for their own success. That may include sending notes of encouragement throughout the week until our next session. I also invite my clients to become a part of a large group in a complimentary monthly personal developing coaching call.

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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