Matchmakers and love industry professionals are constantly overworking and spread thin because they end up playing multiple roles in their business, while still being leaders in their personal life. That’s why it’s crucial to think about self-care.
It’s really important and irresponsible to coach clients and not understand the full picture. Thing is, there’s an actual studied science to dating and successful relationships. And if you learn it, you might be on your way to your best year yet.
But many couples will wait til after the holidays to announce a divorce or separation, especially if they have children. So while the holidays may seem quiet in terms of divorced singles, this is actually a smart time to start planting the seeds for how valuable your insights, guidance, and expertise really are.
While many of us nod in agreement when reading the above statement, Jennifer Hayes is breathing life into it every time she helps someone find their perfect match. It’s the motto and perhaps the driving force behind her successful business.
Back in 2015, Forbes posted an article on the “8 Key Tactics for Developing Employees.” One of the tactics stresses the importance of getting connected to a network of key contacts that can help you and your business grow and stay engaged in your career. Forbes writes, “Introduce them [employees] to other professionals that can serve as mentors or coaches, sign them up for professional industry associations, send them to training courses and workshops, and create and attend networking events.” This is important information as a certified matchmaker because, often, after we complete our training or have been in business [...]
The Short Version: In 2003, Lisa Clampitt founded The Matchmaking Institute (MMI) to foster collaboration among matchmaking professionals. She tailor-made certifications to help love experts network and improve their services as well as their bottom lines. The Matchmaking Institute is the world’s premiere school for matchmaking, to train professionals (of all experience levels) on dispute management, recruitment, and business planning. To further encourage dating experts to work together, The Matchmaking Institute hosts conferences in cities around the world, calling on hundreds of industry leaders to share their ideas and advice. Through the organization’s steady support, matchmakers learn how to run their businesses more effectively and raise the standards [...]
We so often instruct ourselves and clients to focus on quality over quantity to find happy and healthy relationships, but when it comes to building a successful business, quality and quantity are both paramount! That’s why it’s such a rush for me to announce that we’ve expanded our roster of experts and thought-leaders for 2015 Matchmakers and Date Coaches Conference. Our speakers include international love and relationship experts, prolific literary agents and authors, and successful serial entrepreneurs, lifestyle, and business authorities: Andrea Barzvi, Literary Agent to the Stars Eric Berkowitz, Serial Entrepreneur and contestant on Shark Tank Dr. Loretta Breuning, [...]
We have another awesome speaker from the 2015 Matchmakers and Date Coaches conference contributing with a guest post. Julie Ferman is truly a professional matchmaker, connector, dating coach and advocate for the matchmaking industry. In this guest post, she talks about the importance of date coaching: Matchmaking clients come to us seeking one thing – the ideal partner, served up on a silver platter, and… as quickly as possible. As if matchmaking was that easy. Today’s best matchmakers spend as much time coaching their clients as matching their clients, and here’s why. A 47 year old woman calls me this [...]