Lisa Clampitt, LMSW, is the founder and president of VIP Life, the founder and president of the Matchmaking Institute, a professional matchmaker and relationship expert for over 15 years, a book author and a New York State Licensed Master of Social Worker since 1991. She was educated at New York University, receiving a BA in Dramatic Literature, and received her graduate degree, a Masters in Social Work, from the University of Michigan.

In 2001 Lisa created VIP Life; a high end personalized dating service offering a great way for exceptional single men to meet extraordinary women. She would give them a bridge into a social network that allows them to feel as if “they have a best friend”, to introduce them to other singles of quality and style.


Lisa founded the Matchmaking Institute in 2003 to set a code of ethics and strict quality standards in the matchmaking industry. It is the first institute offering a professional matchmakers network, matchmaking workshops, yearly world-wide professional conferences providing matchmakers with a group of peers & support and is the only State Licensed matchmaking school in the world.

Lisa is consistently sought after as a matchmaking and relationship expert and has had extensive National and international press coverage including ABC’s 20/20, the O’Reilly Factor, Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine,, Worth Magazine, Crane’s New York, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reuters and Today in New York among many other media outlets.

Lisa’s is also author of two books on matchmaking published in September 2007, Make Me a Match: The 21st Century Guide to Finding and Using a Matchmaker and Matchmaking From Fun to Profit: A Complete Guide to Turning Your Matchmaking Skills into a New Business. Lisa has been happily married for over eleven years and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Where is the live training located?

We run trainings throughout the year. Here is the schedule of our upcoming trainings:

October 15th – 17th, 2014: London, UK
January 22nd – 24th, 2015: New York, NY

How much does the training cost?

The entire program includes the Start-Up Home Study Kit, 3 days of personal live training with the most well known matchmakers in the world and a1 on 1 business plan review. The total cost is only $3,500 which includes your final certification.

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About the Matchmaking Institute
The Matchmaking Institute, co-founded in 2003 by Lisa Clampitt, CSW, was established to set a code of ethics and strict quality standards in the matchmaking industry. It is the first institute offering a Professional Matchmaking Start-Up Kit and Matchmaking Business in a Box, introducing singles to Professional Matchmakers, and providing matchmakers with a network of peers & support.

The Matchmaking Institute is one of the only authoritative voices of the Matchmaking industry with its members providing a reputable and ethical service. It strives to create a greater public and media awareness of this industry and to raise standards across all of the industry and enhance the image of the industry.

For more information about the certification, please e-mail or click below to reserve your spot today!

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