Best Minneapolis Career Coach Badge 2023

2023 Winners: Add your badge to your marketing materials.

Are you looking for professional growth in The Twin Cities?

Then you are in luck as the job market in Minneapolis is booming.

However, with increased opportunities comes tougher competition.

To succeed, you need a solid career strategy.

Who can offer personalized strategies for career growth better than professional career coaches?

That’s why we have created this list of the top career coaches in Minneapolis.

If you aren’t sure about the next step in your career or are not satisfied with your career growth, check out our list and choose the best service for you.

Best Career Coaches in Minneapolis

Find My Profession
Find My Profession Best Overall More Details
Beard Avenue
Beard Avenue 20+ Years Experience More Details
Anastasia Tripolskaya
Anastasia Tripolskaya Multi-Certified Coach More Details
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Ascend Career and Life Strategies - 800474
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Ascend Career and Life Strategies In-Person Services More Details
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Live Life Purpose Coaching & Consulting
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Begin Again Coaching
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Bartels Executive Coaching
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How We Choose Winners

Each of the Minneapolis career coaching services below was reviewed, taking into consideration the following:

Cost

The cost of the service compared to other Minneapolis career coaches.

Credentials

Overall experience, awards, and certifications.

Process

Effectiveness of the process from start to finish.

Reviews

Client reviews on third-party platforms.

This list was hand-curated to serve all industries, professions, and career levels. While many of the services on this list are from Minneapolis, these career coaches are virtually available whether you are in Minneapolis, Mankato, Marshall, Rochester, Alexandria, St Cloud, Austin, or any other Minnesota city.

Average Minneapolis Coaching Cost

Minneapolis Career Coaching Cost
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Minneapolis Career Coach Reviews

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Find My Profession

Find My Profession offers a one-of-a-kind experience that goes far beyond any other career coaching service on this list.

While traditional career coaches will teach you how to find a job, Find My Profession’s Reverse Recruiting service will do the work for you.

This white-glove service will search for jobs on your behalf, apply for you with a customized resume to fit the application, and network with key decision-makers to secure interviews.

The only thing they won’t do is show up to the interview for you. But don’t worry, this service includes interview preparation to make sure you’ll crush any interviews they land you.

PROS

You can save hundreds of hours searching for jobs, filling out applications, customizing your resume, and networking. Finally, you can pay someone to find you a job. Your dedicated Reverse Recruiter will create a personalized strategy to manage all aspects of your job search. Each Reverse Recruiter only works with four clients at a time, providing you with personalized attention and care.

CONS

If you’re looking for a traditional career coach to help you change career paths, this service may not be a good fit. The Reverse Recruiting service is for professionals who know what kind of job they want but don’t have the time or energy to find it on their own. There is also usually a waitlist of about one month.

REVIEWS

4.9/5 based on 394 Trustpilot reviews
4.9/5 based on 276 Sitejabber reviews
5/5 based on 147 Google reviews
5/5 based on 53 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 8 BBB reviews
5/5 based on 4 Yelp reviews

COST

$2,500 per 4-week period

CONTACT

(831) 888-0967 or help@findmyprofession.com

Check out some of our 5-star reviews:

Excellent service provided

[Reverse Recruiter] is by far the best career finder I have ever had to pleasure to work with. He truly goes above and beyond in everything he does when he works with you, and the results definitely show it. He was professional throughout the entire experience. His attention to detail, overall industry knowledge, and the way he takes care of his clients is best in class. Also, turnaround time and email responses were done very quickly. If you don’t work with [Reverse Recruiter] for your career finder/job search needs, you’re missing out big time! Can’t thank him enough for everything he has done.

Outstanding service

I had the opportunity to work with [Reverse Recruiter], and I must say the experience was excellent. The communication was great, the level of professionalism and effectiveness was very high, from identifying the right jobs to networking with the right people in LinkedIn! I highly recommend this service to anyone in a senior position who is serious about finding a new job. Take it from me, you can not do it better yourself.

Find My Profession review

Working with [Reverse Recruiter] and Find My Profession reminds of the raptures in the film Jurassic Park. They were relentless in all aspects of my job search. I understand that your spouse or others may question the cost but it was worth every penny. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!

Worth the investment

I used the Find My Profession service to rewrite my resume and to revamp my Linkedin page. I also used the Find My Profession career finder service and worked with [Reverse Recruiter] to help me apply for roles and market my profile to potential employers. [Reverse Recruiter] worked very diligently to ensure that my profile was marketed to top-level executives in my industry and his efforts eventually led to my finding the perfect role which I received a great offer and that I accepted. This is a great service and I believe it is worth the investment for those who are looking to find their next role.

FMP – landed me the job!

From the very beginning of my initial application, it was clear [Reverse Recruiter] was here to help me in the next stages of my career journey. This wasn’t going to be an ordinary job search experience. Based on our enrollment conversation, [Reverse Recruiter] took the lead managing the job search process for me. She asked the right number of questions to build the search criteria specific to my interests (role, industry, location). [Reverse Recruiter] scanned the horizon weekly and staged available opportunities reducing my effort/stress and allowing focus on my personal and family obligations. Upon my giving a prospective position the green light, [Reverse Recruiter] submitted a tailored application on my behalf and followed up with the employer as necessary. Along the way, [Reverse Recruiter] freshened my resume and online profile to take advantage of today’s job search criteria. She also expanded my LinkedIn presence connecting me with dozens of professionals. Above all, [Reverse Recruiter] listened carefully to my evolving needs and adjusted the job search process accordingly. It was as if [Reverse Recruiter] was personally committed to helping me find the right match (which she did!). Depending on your time and energy available, Find My Profession team members can either take full lead on the job search process or can supplement your existing plan. Don’t go it alone.

Great service for busy…

I am so pleased with my experience with [Reverse Recruiter] at FMP. I was looking to change industries, but too busy and overwhelmed with my day-to-day to embark on the journey on my own. No only did he do the heavy lifting with applications, but was a readily available resource in coaching to ensure I nailed interviews and marketed myself in the best way possible. He was helped to give me realistic expectations without short-changing myself or my skills to get the job I wanted. Thanks to him, I was able to secure a great role at my dream company within 6 weeks!

[Reverse Recruiter] was…

[Reverse Recruiter] was hard working and excellent and he directly led to me finding a job in 30 days! It was a pleasure to have him behind the scenes finding opportunities.

Excellent Service!

I started using the Career Finder service on July 16th, and a month later on August 16th, I was offered a job! I really appreciated [Reverse Recruiter’s] guidance and expertise through this process. It had been 18 years since I’d had to job search, and had no idea where to start. While the price was high, I thought if this service shortened my job search by a few months, then it would be worth it. [Reverse Recruiter] was very skilled in networking, helping me find positions that were of interest, but weren’t necessarily ones I would have looked for myself, applying, (and outside his job description), dealing with my emotions as I got rejections, and became frustrated trying to figure out what I was searching for. The position I landed was something that I probably wouldn’t have thought to look at myself. I appreciate how fast I was able to find something that I feel like will be a great fit, and I would highly recommend [Reverse Recruiter] and this service.
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Beard Avenue

Beard Avenue is run by Leonard Lang, PhD. Leonard has 20 years of experience in career and job coaching. He offers a fully personalized approach without cookie-cutter tests and strategies. He has also authored a book on career coaching and is frequently featured in Minneapolis media outlets.

PROS

Leonard has developed his own signature step-by-step career coaching system. He meets with clients in his Beard Avenue office and offers a money-back guarantee. Discounts are available for coaching packages.

CONS

Although extremely experienced, Leonard doesn’t have any certifications from industry coaching associations. Also, the pricing is not mentioned on the website. You will need to contact Leonard for specifics.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 31 Google reviews
5/5 based on 4 Angie’s List reviews
5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews

COST

$195 per hour

CONTACT

(612) 925-5478 or llang@beardavenue.com

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Anastasia Tripolskaya

Anastasia Tripolskaya offers a program designed to help successful, but unfulfilled, professionals find a meaningful career path. With 10+ years of coaching experience, Anastasia is certified by Erickson Coaching International and International Coach Federation (ICF).

PROS

Anastasia offers free consultations to prospective clients. There’s also a free masterclass on finding your life’s work available on her site. She offers payment plans if needed.

CONS

There are no details available on the website about the cost, duration, and number of sessions included in the program. You will need to contact Anastasia for more details.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 19 Google reviews
4.9/5 based on 17 Thumbtack reviews
5/5 based on 4 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews

COST

$897 – $1997 per program

CONTACT

contact@tripolskaya.com

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Ascend Career and Life Strategies

Ascend Career and Life Strategies was founded by Donald J. Strankowski in 2001. Donald has extensive corporate experience in multiple esteemed positions. He is also an accomplished writer and speaker on career success. Most of his clients are hired in a new position within 60 days of their initial engagement date.

PROS

You can meet your coach in person in Minneapolis. Ascend offers a variety of coaching programs. They promise to stay engaged and committed until you get bona fide full-time employment.

CONS

There are no details available on the website about the career coaches other than Donald. You will need to contact the service to learn more about other coaches.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 3 Google reviews
4.5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews

COST

$192 – $225 per 50 minutes

CONTACT

(877) 212-3310 or info@ascendcareers.net

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Live Life Purpose Coaching & Consulting

Live Life Purpose Coaching & Consulting believes that we all have gifts that help us fulfill our unique life purpose. The founder, Gracie Miller, wants you to find those gifts and make the best use of them. Gracie has multiple certifications related to career and life coaching, even one for energy healing.

PROS

The company offers a free 30-minute coaching session to new clients. Gracie also offers a condensed one-month coaching program and a program for budding entrepreneurs.

CONS

There are no guarantees for the coaching services. There are not many third party reviews yet for this service started in 2012.

REVIEWS

5/5 based on 10 Google reviews

COST

$350 – $2625 per program

CONTACT

gracie@livelifepurpose.com

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Begin Again Coaching

Begin Again Coaching provides a personalized, non-judgmental, and playful space for you to tap into your own wisdom. It is run by Freda Marver. Freda is a CTI and MBTI certified coach with 10+ years of corporate experience. She has been featured on many of the most trusted media outlets in the Twin Cities.

PROS

You have the option to meet Freda face to face at her St. Louis Park office. For the past 3 years, she has been voted a Favorite Career/Life Coach in Minnesota Women’s Press. Don’t worry, she coaches men too.

CONS

Begin Again Coaching doesn’t offer a free initial consultation. Also, there’s no option to buy individual sessions. You will have to purchase a package and commit to it.

REVIEWS

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COST

$2950 per program

CONTACT

(612) 922-4952 or freda@beginagaincoaching.com

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Bartels Executive Coaching

Bartels Executive Coaching is owned by Kim Bartels. This is a specialized career coaching service for female executives in Minneapolis. Kim has a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. She is also a Strengths Strategy Certified Coach. She has been an executive coach for more than 15 years.

PROS

You can buy standalone coaching sessions as well as coaching packages. You can contact Kim in between sessions as needed. The cost of these in-between sessions is included in the original cost of the service.

CONS

As a specialized service for women, 95% of their clients are women. This is great news for female leaders. But men might have to opt for other options on our list. Also, the services are not backed by any guarantees.

REVIEWS

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COST

$225 per 45-minute session +

CONTACT

(612) 759-5627 or kimbphd@gmail.com

Previous Years Winners

Career Coaching Winners (2022)

Find My Profession, Beard Avenue, Anastasia Tripolskaya, Ascend Career and Life Strategies, Live Life Purpose Coaching & Consulting, Begin Again Coaching, Bartels Executive Coaching

Career Coaching Winners (2021)

Find My Profession, Beard Avenue, Anastasia Tripolskaya, Ascend Career and Life Strategies, Live Life Purpose Coaching & Consulting, Begin Again Coaching, Bartels Executive Coaching