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Top Pro
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 377 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Destiny W.
Verified review

I've only been working with Baldeep for a couple of weeks. But in those couple of weeks I can honestly say I feel a difference in my body. The nutrition plan he created for me is personalized to fit my dietary needs. My body can tell the difference as my eating habits change and workouts intensify. With Baldeep's continued guidance and knowledge I have no doubt I'll reach my goals.

Justin Fox
from 10 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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Justin Fox is simply awesome. He has such a warm unassuming spirit that just puts you at ease allowing you to share openly from the heart; at all times seeking God's wisdom, guidance and grace for every situation. Justin is a man of character and integrity...a real man...someone you're proud to call your friend.

Troy G.
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KJ has been a phenomenal trainer. He has continuously pushed me to be better each day than the day before. I've not only accomplished my goals, but much more under his guidance. Although I was focused, it truly has been KJ's drive to push me to the areas in which he knows I am capable of excelling. Thanks KJ, keep up the good work and I'll see you tomorrow!

Leap4lfe, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Simone M.
Verified review

You've finally leaped into a career that you're in love with. Your passion for other people and always wanting to help them will take you so far in life. I've been working with you for over a year now and your advice and guidance has helped my children and myself grow extremely well. Thank you for that! Keep leaping forward 😊

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
Mariel A.
Verified review

Amy Gamblin provided timely feedback on my resume. She was extremely constructive and helpful in assisting me with tailoring my resume to specific job markets. She was professional and courteous in all of our communications.

Rita Ricks LLC
from 4 reviews
    Cheryl R.
    Verified review

    Rita Ricks is an excellent life/spiritual coach. Rita is committed to her clients well being and life. She is easy to talk with, listens well and design sessions that meets her client’s needs. And to meet clients needs she use various media and various program options ( no cookie cutter ). I have had a series of coaching session that helped me developed visons and goals . But more importantly had me do the self-reflection and guidance I needed to achieve them. . She has a weekly radio station program where she has interesting speakers, themes and topics. I have attended several workgroups that she has lead masterfully; e.g. silence /mindfulness, end of the year reflection session She also has topical network sessions opportunities where people can meet and socialize. And right now I am enjoying weekday lunch time periscope session. What she says is always good and on point, so I frequently recommend her to others and share her nuggets of wisdom to my own network and my women’s leadership class at work

    Pro Training
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle D.
    Verified review

    Being Glen's big sister, I was a little nervous about training with him at first. He's so physically fit & I haven't really worked out like him since college. Glen was able to progressively get me back into the best shape of my life while I was living in San Diego. Too bad he had to leave to pursue his career as a professional basketball player :(((. Eventually I moved back to our hometown where he visits from time to time & may squeeze in a session w/me :)))). I wish my little brother nothing but success & would recommend him to any & everyone looking to get in shape.

    Life Unlimited LLC
    from 3 reviews
      Carrie L.
      Verified review

      Lin was able to really make me feel relaxed and at ease without having to worry about any judgments or anything. I first started with dating goals, but it quickly extended into other different areas of my life -- career, health & wellness, family, etc. As I worked with her over time, I continuously saw progressive improvements. During my time with her, Lin has demonstrated amazing intuition and was able to tap into the deep inner ME and has really helped bring that out, so that I was speaking from a place of integrity and was beginning to trust my own strengths. Let me just say, there is no hiding with Lin, and to be honest, after working with her in a few short sessions, I didn't see a need to hide anymore or shy away from the tough topics. She made it so easy to really lay everything out on the table and start to make the changes i wanted to see in my life. I have found my experience with her a truly wonderful and tremendous journey!

      Sisi Roose
      from 3 reviews
        Kathleen M.
        Verified review

        Sisi is an excellent personal trainer. She is attentive to my goals, pays attention to my strengths and my weaknesses. Her experiences make her wise in her guidance. I enjoy every work out!

        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.
        Verified review

        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!

        "The Career Cheerleader"
        from 1 review
        • 6 years in business
        Carol B.
        Verified review

        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.

        • 6 years in business
        Cindy W.
        Verified review

        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.

        Estelle Brodeur, LLC
        from 1 review
        • 10 years in business
        Sarah B.
        Verified review

        I met Estelle 5 years ago through laughter yoga and was instantly drawn to her warmth and genuine zest for life. As a Laughter Yoga leader, she has a fantastic ability to create a safe & light-hearted space for spontaneity and playfulness. I've also had the pleasure of working with Estelle through both group and individual coaching. As my coach, I so appreciated Estelle's ability to help me look inward with clarity and self-love. I still build on the techniques I learned from her and people who love me say I'm more confident and content. Most recently, I've had the pleasure of practicing yoga under Estelle's guidance. She is focused on the unique needs of each person in class and brings her warmth and light-hearted spirit to the yoga mat. Estelle is a lifelong learner and I have benefited tremendously from her passionate and gentle teaching-from articles to TED talks, practicing mindfulness and journaling, or just following her lead. My life is more intentional and robust. Thank you so very much, Estelle!


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          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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