11 Top Coaches to Follow As the Year Closes

As we near the year’s end, it’s a great time to celebrate our accomplishments and successes. It’s also the perfect time to reflect and set new goals.  

While we all have life goals, it can be difficult to stay on track and persevere until we achieve them. It’s reported that a whopping 92% of us never achieve the goals we set. But luckily, you can get help by working with a professional coach. Working with a coach or mentor has been shown to increase your chances of success in reaching your goals by as much as 70%. 

A great coach can help you to see your blind spots, learn new pathways and perspectives, and help keep you accountable and motivated. Coaches are experts in their fields, having spent years honing their skills and working with countless successful professionals. They can help you avoid making mistakes they’ve seen before and give you support, to get you where you want to go faster. 

Are you ready to up-level your business, improve your presentation skills, write that book, cultivate new relationships, or even find love? Below are 11 top coaches with various specialties that you can follow and work with as you look to achieve your year-end goals, as well as set new ones for the future.

Screen Shot 2022 10 11 at 2.17.18 PMJose Ucar – Public Speaking Coach & Keynote Speaker

Jose is a global keynote, TEDx speaker and Host, NLP master trainer, international business, marketing specialist, and founder of Jose Ucar Coaching. Jose has spent the last ten years assisting businesses all over the world in affecting transformational change using advanced presentation and communication skills. He has worked with many top companies including; SEAT and CUPRA (Volkswagen Group), Procter & Gamble, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Jose is available to coach and support employees, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executive teams to deliver impactful presentations.  A public speaking coach can be especially invaluable when facing a high-stakes presentation that could make or break a business.  Read Jose’s full interview here

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Jill L. Ferguson – Book and Business Coach (entrepreneurs and the self-employed)

Jill L. Ferguson is an award-winning writer of thousands of published articles, the author of 14 books under her own name and more than a dozen that she’s ghostwritten for others, the founder of Women’s Wellness Weekends and Creating the Freelance Career, and a book and business coach.  She’s a former professor and higher ed administrator and serial entrepreneur. Her officemates are two rescue dogs named Coconut and Casper. Her books include: A Salary Cinderella Story (Or How to Make More Money Without a Fairy Godmother), A Singles Cinderella Story (Or How to Find Love Without Losing Yourself), Creating a Freelance Career, and Increase Your Income: 7 Rules for Women Who Want to Make More Money at Work. Read Jill’s full interview here

Screen Shot 2022 10 11 at 2.17.29 PMBarbara Edelston Peterson – Sports Psychologist

Barbara Edelston Peterson is a sports psychologist, world-class extreme endurance athlete, mother of two grown daughters with their own exceptional histories of achievement, author, motivational speaker, designer, humanitarian champion, and global ambassador for leading companies (Patagonia, Lululemon, Specialized Bicycles, etc), Barbara’s life mission is to inspire and encourage others. She is the founder and CEO of Whole Champion Foundation, a non-profit educational platform that advocates awareness, responsibility, and action for a better world. She is the CEO of Project Be Moved, the umbrella company integrating Barbara’s legendary athletic career with her multi-faceted life work as a psychologist, public speaker, author, adventure travel guide, designer, and medical recovery therapist. Her books are available upon request.  Read Barbara’s full interview here

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Marla Mattenson & Julian Colker – Relationship & Business Guides 

Marla Mattenson & Julian Colker, known as The Intimacy Experts, are internationally celebrated visionaries. Drawing from a unique background in neuroscience, mathematics, and emotional intelligence, Marla & Julian guide visionaries to face and lovingly integrate their shadows to live in harmony behind the scenes in both relationship and business to amplify their impact, income, and intimacy. Marla & Julian are building a movement of wildly successful professionals to revolutionize how we sell (and heal) through teaching high integrity, ethical & joy-filled sales to build a legacy of love. We teach individuals and couples in committed relationships that “You can’t do it wrong!” So there is no dirty laundry. There are only patterns that lead to suffering and patterns that lead to feeling more light-hearted.  Read Marla’s and Julian’s full interview here

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Megan Pastrana – Immigration for Couples – Legal guide and mindset coach for couples navigating the US immigration process

Megan Pastrana is the CEO and Managing Attorney of Immigration for Couples. She and her team are dedicated to holistically assisting couples to navigate the US immigration process to start the next chapter of their lives together. Megan serves her clients not only as an immigration attorney, but also as a mindset coach and guide throughout the immigration process. Having gone through her own journey of love and immigration with her husband, she understands firsthand the emotions and difficulties that couples experience. Megan strives to empower couples to view the immigration process as an uplifting experience and an opportunity to grow and strengthen their relationship. The immigration process is long and has many twists and turns. Throughout the case, she helps couples to focus on their relationship and the aspects of the case that they can control, instead of allowing the stress and frustration to consume them. Megan is also the host of the podcast Navigating Love & Immigration.  

Read Megan’s full interview here

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Melanie C. Klein – Coaching & Consulting (Specifically Real Estate Success Coach)

Melanie C. Klein, M.A., Melanie C. Klein, M.A., is a sought-after empowerment + success coach working with individuals and teams across the country to align and integrate their personal and professional spheres for increased success and abundance without compromising their joy. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and has written and/or contributed to over 9 books on empowerment, personal transformation for collective liberation and cultivating resilience. Combining over two decades of professional and personal work, Melanie integrates her background in mindfulness and embodied wisdom with her academic expertise and advocacy work. In this way, she offers a holistic and unique pathway to personal freedom and prosperity, one that is customized and designed for each individual.  Melanie’s mission and purpose is clearly articulated in her talk, Conscious Empowerment and Collective Liberation, which she just delivered at TedX Farmingdale and will be available online soon – stay tuned.  Read Melanie’s full interview here

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Renata De Melo – Feminine Leadership Coaching

Born into a lineage of Afro-Brazilian medicine women and raised by healers working with plant medicine and sacred rituals, Renata De Melo bridges ancient and modern technologies to guide women leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs who learned to be “successful” through push and hustle, often leading to overwhelm and burnout.  With her signature, and consistently sold-out immersive experience, UNEARTHED, her approach activates and integrates their feminine leadership to reconnect with themselves, unlock their self-expression, and experience true levels of fulfillment and alignment in their relationships, business, and life.  Previously a sales leader who managed a multi 7-figure territory for a fortune 500 organization, Renata understands the reality of driven women leaders committed to creating massive impact in the world.  Renata has participated in and supported over 50 ayahuasca ceremonies and partners with prominent feminine indigenous leaders to drive her mission – to elevate and expand feminine leadership on the planet.  Read Renata’s full interview here

Screen Shot 2022 10 11 at 2.18.02 PMTessa Mac – Dating Expert and Master Mindset Coach

Tessa Mac helps purpose-driven people build confidence, embrace their true selves, and find love using strategies rooted in alignment, authenticity, and subconscious reprogramming. Tessa developed her coaching methods over thousands of hours of working with a wide range of unique clients, from prison inmates and leaders, to artists and Burners, to nine-figure CEOs and serial entrepreneurs. Using insights gained from those experiences—more than 1200 clients over the last several years—she has created a transformational practice with a grounding structure that sets reliable expectations for her clients while offering them the kind of customizable flexibility that is essential for growth, self-actualization, and connection. Drawing from her deep study of philosophy of social sciences at the London School of Economics, and her extensive training in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and Conscious Connected Breathwork alongside master practitioners on three different continents.  Read Tessa’s full interview here

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Juliana Garcia – Soulful Marketing Coach

Juliana Garcia is a Latina online entrepreneur who has created a $2.5 million dollar business helping skilled coaches clarify their marketing message to attract premium clients. She pioneered a cutting-edge client-centric approach that breaks the old-school marketing rules and focuses on selling through intimacy, integrity, strong mindset tools, and zero BS. Her flagship 5 figure-offer, The Magnetize & Monetize Mastermind, is consistently sold out even without sales calls – just a clear message, and massive clients’ results that sell to the beat of $700,000 per launch.  Juliana’s early marketing career involved working on the launch of the movie Think & Grow Rich: The Legacy, and Napoleon Hill’s work has had a strong influence on her approach. Her company is focused on helping coaches set new standards for what’s possible in the coaching industry and create a rich, fulfilling and sustainable business without the burnout.  Read Juliana’s full interview here

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Hannah Chapman – Entrepreneurial Wealth Coaching & Financial Advising

Hannah Chapman is an Entrepreneurial Wealth Coach and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with over 16 years of experience in fiduciary financial planning, and the founder of both X² Wealth Planning and Expansive CEO Coaching & Consulting. She spent years untangling the conflicting money stories she grew up with as a child of entrepreneurs, where her upbringing taught her that money is hard to make and hard to hold onto…while also learning that it was up to her to create and sustain wealth for her family.  As she moved through awareness and acceptance of her own money stories, turning them into fuel for expansion, Hannah realized that her visionary clients had those same money blocks keeping them from expanding their companies and growing their personal wealth and legacies.  Hannah supports her clients through the initial stages of financial transformation, and she continues to guide them through ongoing individual coaching, investment planning, and group coaching and support.
Read Hannah’s full interview here

Screen Shot 2022 10 11 at 2.18.28 PMDr. Jacinta M. Jiménez – The Psychology of Leadership

Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC (also known as “Dr. J”) is an award-winning author, psychologist, and board-certified leadership coach. A graduate of Stanford University and the PGSP- Stanford PsyD Consortium, Dr. J is a sought-after expert in bridging the fields of psychology and leadership. She works with CXOs in top organizations in Silicon Valley and throughout the world.  Dr. J is Vice President of Coach Innovation at BetterUp, the world’s first and largest digital coaching start-up. Through her deep knowledge of the science of coaching, she has put groundbreaking methods into practice with her clients and corporate entities, focusing on innovative programming that stems from the latest research in positive psychology, neuroscience, and motivational psychology. From this work, Dr. J has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in San Francisco for 2022 List by Women We Admire. Read Jacinta’s full interview here

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