A Personal Journey of Divorce
It was many years ago that I suddenly became divorced not through choice, but by my ex – husband choosing to walk away from our marriage.
Left with two small children, and a stay at home mum, I had to take action and quickly, which let’s face it, when you are comforting a broken heart is pretty hard to do.
One Monday morning I was scouting through the job section of the local paper and there it was an advert for a “Membership Consultant” listing must haves attributes, good listening skills, educated, etc. Intrigued I called the number, and the rest is history, I’m convinced it was fate!
As if by magic I was transported into the Dating industry working for at that time one of the biggest introduction agencies in the UK as a “ Matchmaker “ , previous to having my children I was a recruitment consultant so I had all the skill set just a completely different environment.
I loved it, hand matching men and women who were looking for love. Naturally those were the days before online dating, and people were matched on the same social and education background, likes & dislikes, all rather exciting and the success rate was really high. I have a natural affinity with those looking for love, and over the years have matched many couples. When online dating started getting popular and there was no need for a matchmaking service , I put down my bow & Arrow.
I cannot believe that I have stayed connected to the dating industry in some form or another all these years, hosting speed dating events for speed-dater , organising meet up groups, social events, writing articles and blogs on relationships, hosting a Radio show ” Single in the City ” and so much more.
A few years ago I received my life coaching diploma, I wanted to specialise in supporting women who were going through relationship collapse, as during my time as a matchmaker there was a recurring theme, men and women looking for love when they really were not emotionally ready to have a fulfilling relationship. I felt I could support them through sharing my knowledge of all the 100’s of people that I have spoken to over the years, my work is unique as I also draw on my own personal experiences.
Somehow, Divorce & Dating has become intertwined I coach women who want to get their life back on track after heartache, and also give advice to those that need a little help in their dating lives. This works, as I inspire women to fall back in love with themselves first before entering into a relationship.
My Mantra has always been ” Love when you’re ready, not when you’re Lonely ”