Noel Concierge Services' founder and owner, Shirma Ferguson, has long understood the difficulties of juggling a hectic schedule as a single mother of two and a grandmother. Her dedicated team of caretakers disperses into neighborhoods helping busy bees and businesses overcome the limiting time constraints of a 24-hour day. Noel Concierge's friendly staffers can perform a number of menial tasks around the home and office––such as scheduling doctors appointments, plant-sitting, and shredding declarations of independence––and take on lengthier janitorial projects including pest control, carpet instillation, and painting.
Over a period spanning three decades, Bakos Group's professional resumé writers have allied themselves with more than a million people in the struggle against unemployment. One-on-one consultations—whether conducted online, over the phone, or via ham radio—kick off a 10-step process that eventually transforms resumés and cover letters from mere pieces of paper into job-winning golden tickets. Along with personalized guidance during a job search, Bakos Group assists workers-to-be by tapping into resources that include career-management tools and a database with more than 15 million employers.
Health coach and nutrition expert Theresa Grisanti's path to a healthy relationship with food hasn't been easy. Once while in college, and again after the birth of her children, Theresa found herself using food as an emotional crutch and putting her own health at risk. Both times, however, she was able to pull herself out, and in both cases, she sites her ability to establish a mind-body connection as the reason. Through her work, she aims to help others turn around their unhealthy eating habits, and she believes that the only way to fix bad habits is to understand where they stem from. With a focus on emotional healing and extensive nutrition education, Theresa aims to help guests find the correct combinations of foods and equips them with the knowledge necessary to make healthy choices.
Signature service: Weight loss and diabetes counseling
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Nonjudgmental and attentive individual counseling
A certified health coach, raw-food chef, and Pilates instructor, Becca Sutter struggled with body-image issues and negative self-talk at an early age. Dance had always been her voice, but one day that voice fell silent. Becca gained weight and began to feel lost, adrift, and unfulfilled. Then she took her first yoga class. This was the spark that would propel her transformation, and she began to feel inspired, rejuvenated, and hopeful once more.
A true model of enlightenment, Becca aims to share her journey with each client that crosses her path. At her studio, she teaches Pilates, barre sculpt, and yoga classes to help students feel better about themselves and shed weight like a cat sheds its claws each summer. She provides diet coaching to help clients control eating cravings and delves even further into healthy eating by educating clients about the benefits of raw-food diets.
Becca still dances—in fact, she’s on the ballet faculty at the Artistic Dance Conservatory—only now, she has discovered even more avenues to help her feel emotionally free and connected to joy.
Image-making expert Suzanne is a wife and mother, so she understands the fast pace and busy schedules most families keep. With her photography, she strives to capture the special moments that might otherwise be missed in the rush of daily life, keeping portrait sessions fun and natural, like organic carrots on roller skates. Use today's Groupon to capture the curiosity of a toddler before she's all of a sudden an accountant, or preserve the confidence of a high school senior before he begins a brand new social climb in college.