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Richmond Career Consultants

Browse these career consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Richmond.

Top Pro
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
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Knowledgeble professional who truly cares about his clients well being. Highly recommended!

Jessica B.
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KJ is everything that I could want in a trainer. His dedication and kindness is what keeps me walking through the door each day. I've seen him form personal relationships with not only each of his clients but also every member of the Summit Fitness family. Greeting every person, new or old, with a smile and the encouragement to make it through the next workout. He strives for his clients to work towards greatness, strengthening our bodies and our minds. Everyday and workout is different, challenging in their own ways but so much fun too! I have learned so much about weightlifting, nutrition, and myself since working with KJ. Not only has KJ put in the time and effort to make sure his clients excel, but I have see Summit Fitness grow drastically since KJ joined the team. He has truly put in the effort to help make Richmond a more active community. I couldn't be more thankful!

Prepare a Future
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Will H.
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Drew became my mentor during an internship with Northwestern Mutual. At the time, I had no idea that relationship would extend well beyond that summer, but the impact he had on me back then still carries over in the way I approach my career and life in general. What sets Drew apart is his attention to detail in identifying what motivates each individual and what makes them "tick." He is able to easily adapt his style in doing so to bring people out of their comfort zone and open them up to new levels of growth in a supportive and encouraging way. Most of all, he truly cares about each person he works with and is willing to go well out of his way to help them.

  • 4 years in business
Sarah R.
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Amy’s constructive criticism and knowledge of what to include in a resume were invaluable to me. By staying up-to-date on what working professionals want to see, she helps her clients craft unique resumes that highlight their strengths and stand out from others.

Rita Ricks LLC
from 4 reviews
    Debra S.
    Verified review

    Rita Ricks was hired as a life coach to help get my career priorities in order. She was excellent at probing and asking questions to promote self-discovery and awareness that otherwise would not have surfaced. She is a caring and competent life coach and I highly recommend the use of her services.

    • 6 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Brenda W.
    Verified review

    I had a great experience with coaching and consulting with Joel Morgan! He is intuitive, energetic, insightful, affirming and asks questions that get to the heart of the issue. He assists in developing structured goals and specific take aways for each session. I highly recommend Joel Morgan and would be happy to speak with anyone about him! He has a gift for this role.

    Texas Pride Consulting
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Matthew H.
    Verified review

    Excellent work! Within one week of working with Chris, I'd received call-backs from two potential employers! Being an experience hiring manager himself, Chris has the right background and experience necessary to give unique insights to any applicant. In every interaction, he was well prepared, responsive, focused on my needs as a client, and extremely professional. I recommend Texas Pride Consulting to anyone looking for sound career search advice. Thank you for your help!

    • 3 years in business
    Teresa D.
    Verified review

    I only had a few sessions with Lauren before she left for Richmond. I am impressed that she is furthering her education in the field of exercise science to bring the best of her knowledge to her clients. She really wants to help people to be in the best health conditioning they can be in. She can address cosmetic needs as well of course, but to me her main goal is to see people healthy. As a senior citizen I appreciated the pace in which she coached me and she was a friendly young woman developing a working relationship with me. She discussed muscle issues, styles of exercising, conditioning and other topics to help me understand more about exercise. I appreciate her and I wish her the best in her career.

    Tami D.
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    Libby is a remarkable coach. She has made me feel as if I am on top of my game and worthy of success and fulfilling my desires. Libby is focused and outlines every action necessary to ensure I attain my goals. Her plan starts with my well being of exercise and proper nourishment to keep me motivated and in the proper frame of mind as I pursue my next career move. With her passion, the effort she has provided, and her follow up, it makes it easy for me to stay on track in my day to day activities. Just when you think you have nowhere else to go, Libby will prove differently!

    Star's Consulting Service
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Joia V.
    Verified review

    She is the best and has the best customer service!

    • 6 years in business
    Cindy W.
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    Devonte is an outstanding Business Coach. He has helped me start my business successfully. Devonte is determined to ensure that you succeed as well as your business. I highly recommend his services to anyone wanting to become successful.

    "The Career Cheerleader"
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Carol B.
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    I worked with Cara less than a year ago and there is nothing like having my own personal Career Cheerleader! Over a 3 month timeframe she helped me stay motivated when I was hit with a daunting realignment task at my job. She let me know when she was available, and I reached out often! Sometimes once a week, sometimes once a day to just to talk though issues I had while managing the project. She was readily available, professional, and one of the big things she did that kept me motivated was reminding me of my own personal success while working the project for the company. She encouraged me to consistently document all of my personal successes while On the project saying things like "You are more than just their employee, you are your own hero" . This reminder placed into action allowed me to notate my milestones along the way and kept me focused on the road ahead without the distraction of things I thought weren't going well or could have been better. We all need a pat on the back every once in a while (sometimes a push forward) & she gets it! Thanks again Cara.

    Anthony O.
    Verified review

    Sidney was great to talk with. He has the benefit of a lot of work and life experience to put any situation into context. He went out of his way to research the industry that I'm in, and helped me to create contacts.


    JK Educational Consulting Group transforms communities by educating, developing and enhancing skills to ensure youths and young adults are career ready. Services offered: - Provide individual and small group workshops on career-related topics -Assist with career exploration by helping to locate job shadowing, internships and volunteering opportunities -Assist with resume writing; review resumes - Assist with interviewing skills -Provide workshops for youth serving programs

    • 5 years in business

    I have several years of educational leadership experience and much of the skills I have acquired have easily translated to other industries such as youth development, restaurants, corporate, etc.


    I specialize in customizing work for my clients to meet their needs.


    Unlike many life coaches, my training came not from a purchased life coaching online program. I am a licensed counselor with years of professional experience. I believe that for our work to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in developing the coaching goals and assessing progress. Efforts to change self-perception, emotions, and behaviors require work both in session and out of session. Some change will occur quickly and easily, but more often, change requires slow, thoughtful, and repeated efforts. The benefits of working with me might include such assets as gaining insight into your problems, developing coping skills and resources, and changing yourself so that participation in life's daily activities generally become a more positive experience. I have worked comfortably with clients of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and encourage all clients to be comfortable in sharing their thoughts and opinions on any subject which we discuss in coaching sessions.

    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack

    In my business, I use these 3 key elements. 1. I feed you knowledge. 2. you feed yourself the knowledge you obtain. 3 I follow up on you as an individual.


    As a career service professional with a marketing, events and graphic design background, I help college students get jobs every day. Therefore, I have the unique skills needed to help you or your business succeed! From assisting you find the right career path to developing dynamic website content and high-quality graphic designs to planning the perfect event, I am truly a jack-of-all trades and am ready to take you to the next level!


    I am personable, aim to create a safe and comfortable environment, good listener and try to provide valuable and constructive feedback.

    • 9 years in business

    Hi! My name is Gianna Thomas and I am a Corporatepreneur. I am Senior Resource Specialist for Rolls-Royce North America where I manage talent acquisition and community engagement for our civil aerospace facility in Virginia. In addition, I own and operate GGG Consulting serving as a Professional Development & Image Coach for individuals and local government agencies.

    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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