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Appleton Career Coaches

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Lynn McLaughlin
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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My husband and I found Lynn on this website and met her in a Starbucks. She is the nicest lady you will ever meet and she really is passionate about her job. My son got sick and we wern't able to meet up with her the first time we scheduled to and she was so understanding and it was only about 2 weeks before my actual wedding and she was super relaxed about it even though the wedding was in a short time. Another thing that is absolutely wonderful about Lynn is she sends you ideas for the vows. This was great because I had NO idea what I wanted. Also, what she charges is not bad at all. The first wedding officient I looked at charged $300. Lynn charges half of that and well worth it! She earns every penny :)

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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Heather LaFond and Defiant Fitness has changed my life. Walking into a new place can be scary, but I finally found an environment I felt comfortable working out in. They offer a variety of classes and challenges throughout the year with nutrition coaching to help you reach your goals. I have lost 60 lbs since starting here last fall and I couldn't be happier! I feel strong and look forward to working out each day. Heather is supportive and always there to help if you need someone to talk to. Love this place!

  • 2 years in business
Tiffany G.
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Lynn has opened my eyes to nutrition. There's so much more to it than just what you eat. Your mind set, your surroundings and so much more. She looks into all that, and takes time to get to know who you are as a person. From that she develops and works with you to figure out the best way to hit your goals. And in the process help you find the self confidence you may have lost. For me Lynn is an amazing nutrition coach, person, and anyone would benefit to have her in their lives.

Hearts Desire Life Coaching
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Margaret K.
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Laurie is the power in your corner that you need to help claim your greater personal power. She is a skilled and seasoned coach who will guide you toward all you want to accomplish in life, and in business. Asside from her friendly nature, she is incredibly easy to relate to and speak with. What I loved most, is that this is not the typical 'someone tells you what you should do type of experience." With that approach, someone was doing the work for me. Instead, Laurie infuses you with expert tools, so you can begin seeing and knowing, from within, on how to observe yourself objectively and show yourself what to do, and do better. She has amazing exercies that open many opportunities for growth. Laurie was exactly who I needed to help me ignite the change I wanted so desperately. She allowed me to spread my wings and carry forward in confidence. I will forever refer her.

  • 6 years in business
Shelley E.
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Working with Lisa as my Life Coach has helped me in my current job which was draining me down as well as my personal home life which can be very stressful. The tools that Lisa has provided me with and worked with me on have made a huge impact on my day to day in life balancing work and home making things clearer for me. I would recommend Lisa's service to anyone who feels overwhelmed and over stressed in your day to day lives. It's much better to go the journey with a Life Coach for support and learning versus trying to figure things out on your own.

  • 2 years in business
Amanda H.
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Ben is incredibly kind, passionate, and wholehearted. He has the ability to view situations and experiences from a very objective and non-judgmental lens. His love for helping others is definitely conveyed through his life coaching.


LEAD YOURSELF so you can effectively lead others. I work with leaders who want to achieve even greater success in their careers and their lives. My coaching method is to help clients tap their potential and leverage their talents to grow themselves which in turn helps them grow their teams and their organizations. Services include: One-on-One Executive, Career and Business Coaching. In addition, I provide effective communications, business presentation, and public speaking coaching. Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and National Speakers Association. Certified Executive Coach and licensed roundtable facilitator.


I have been a massage therapist for 17 years. I have been a coach for two years and I am an amazing listener!


I offer intuitive psychic coaching sessions that really work. I am a certified life coach and oracle card reader. I am passionate about getting you the answers you want and deserve. I offer a fun and relaxed reading that combines coaching and many intuitive tools for a reading like you've never experienced before!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Anyone can call themselves a wellness coach, and even a yoga instructor these days. I have taken the extra effort to get a full 4-year college degree in health promotion and wellness, nutrition, exercise, and even behavioral health. I have also gone through training and registered myself with a professional organization for yoga teacher training. I have over 6 years of wellness coaching experience, working with companies and individuals at all levels of health, including those who have chronic illness, and those who are working to compete in a triathlon.


If your desire is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in integrating your faith into all areas of the life God designed for you to live in order to participate in bringing about His Kingdom purposes, I invite you to pray about contacting me for an introductory conversation. We invite God to become our partner in discovering and empowering the expression of your unique identity in the world, for His honor, other's blessing, and your fulfillment.

  • 5 years in business

I have a passion for, and extensively studied, relationships and marriage.

  • 4 years in business

My work stands out based on my 15 plus years of experience in a helping profession, Social Work, Youth & Family Therapist and also that I am a woman who is in her mid-life and has a lot of life experience, including being a step-mother.

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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