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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 Minneapolis Career Coaches
How We Choose Winners
Each of the Minneapolis career coaching services below was reviewed, taking into consideration the following:
Price of the service compared to other Minneapolis career coaches.
Overall experience, awards, and certifications.
Effectiveness of the process from start to finish.
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 Coach Reviews
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
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.
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.
5/5 based on 124 Google reviews
5/5 based on 35 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 8 BBB reviews
4.9/5 based on 304 Trustpilot reviews
4.7/5 based on 255 Sitejabber reviews
Check out some of our 5-star reviews:
C.A. on May 14, 2022
Experience Was Excellent
B.E. on April 1, 2020
K. W. on April 12, 2022
Secured A Great Role!
F. C. on January 13, 2022
Exceeded My Expectations
J.C. on May 30, 2022
S.S. on August 18, 2021
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.
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.
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.
5/5 based on 31 Google reviews
5/5 based on 4 Angie’s List reviews
5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews
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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).
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.
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.
5/5 based on 19 Google reviews
5/5 based on 4 Facebook reviews
5/5 based on 3 Yelp review
4.9/5 based on 17 Thumbtack reviews
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.
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.
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.
5/5 based on 3 Google reviews
4.5/5 based on 3 Yelp reviews
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.
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.
There are no guarantees for the coaching services. There are not many third party reviews yet for this service started in 2012.
5/5 based on 10 Google reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previous Years Winners
Minneapolis 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