I'm a dating coach who teams up with single midlife women and men who are frustrated or disappointed with their search for love. I teach people how to make sense of dating and the opposite sex. I support daters as they use new ways to effectively attract, date and build a rewarding, lasting relationship with a high quality, compatible mate.
I help my clients transform their mind-set, actions and approach to finding love. I work with the most up-to-date knowledge of the science of romance as it relates to common dating practices, while providing a fresh perspective so that they can respond to dating situations from a position of knowledge and power.
When you sign up, you'll build awareness of signaling body language, discover techniques that help you to overcome anxiety, and gain an understanding how to integrate the dynamics of successful courtship. You'll also learn how to master Internet Dating and other technological dating tools.
I speak about mid-life dating dilemmas for various organizations, including The Singles Supper Club and the Society of Single Professionals. I have been been a guest dating expert on ABC TV's The View From The Bay, LoveBeginsAt and KGO radio's Ronn Owens Show and several other radio shows. I also co-sponsor mingling events and seminars for singles.
I am a certified dating and relationship coach with an extensive background in motivational psychology, mating psychology and success coaching
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Located 844 California St. San Francisco, CA 94108
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
When men confided in me, I discovered how they often see a relationship dilemma from a completely different, yet ethical and honorable, point of view. I'm glad to see that brain science is verifying the fundamental differences in perspective that I observed in my work with men.
A core component of my work is my passion to help men and women understand and respect each others perspectives, which results in win-win situations which allow them to more easily attain a satisfying, loving relationship. I strongly believe in women using feminine power in order to get what they want and need in relationships.
I did a great deal of personal work throughout my life in order to overcome my own love difficulties. I was able to find lasting love only after following many of my client's examples by doing my own coaching program!
The greatest joy that I receive from my work is when a client has a breakthrough, falls in love, or becomes engaged or married.
“Karen,” an attractive, fun, intelligent divorcée in her early fifties, had been dating for over five years after a twenty-year marriage. She had become a serial dater, and found herself in a series of dead-end relationships. Some of these mismatches lasted from a couple of months to years. While she longed for a solid, long-term relationship with Mr. Right, the men she chose to date always shied away from the kind of commitment she craved.
This was the frustration Karen expressed to me when she entered my coaching program. After a few sessions and committing to my comprehensive dating strategies, Karen learned how to wield her feminine power and started dating in a whole new way. As her confidence grew, Karen began attracting higher quality, more compatible men. I showed her how to shift her dating criteria to one that focused on how men treated her and how they made her feel. This attitude change allowed her to give solid, interesting men a chance to get to know her.
Recently, Karen sent me a letter of thanks, which reads, "Your coaching has been INVALUABLE to me!!! Best $$ I have ever spent. To me the number one thing in life is to love and be loved... with a person who thinks/feels the same. I can spend all sorts of $ on vacations, clothes, house… but that doesn't fill the void of what is MOST important."
Karen rang in the 2014 New Year in Paris, alongside her adoring, committed long-term partner.
"I was widowed 12 years ago at the age of 45. Raising kids who were now out of the house, building a business kept me busy but I still always wanted a long term relationship with a man who would like me for who I am.
My kids were good, my business growing, but I was not dating! I thought Prince Charming would knock on the door! And, really, my life was “good enough” and who needs someone – right? But the desire for that special someone kept nagging at me, yet I did not have a clue about how to start dating or to even show that I wanted to date! Everyone thought I was married!
I started back onto eHarmony. Step one. Now what? By chance, I read an article about Annie in the Los Gatos Weekly Times. Hmmm … a dating coach! Well, I reasoned, I hire people to do things for me that I don’t know how to do, ( CPA for my taxes, etc.) obviously I need help in this area. It’s not inexpensive – but neither is being single for the rest of my life! And was I in the game of meeting someone or just going to complain about being single?
Called Annie and started working with her. First need: how to get out of the second and third dates with men I had met on eHarmony and Match. She gave me the script. They were sooo appreciative of the way I did it and I was relieved!
Next. Self-Knowledge – about my dreams, desires for a relationship and what commitment looked like. And while I’m at it – how men think and act. Lessons in how to flirt -- start conversations – even to say “hi” to complete strangers! Very hard for me!
But I was opening up! Annie encouraged me and helped me to re-write my Match.com profile and taught me how to communicate effectively with on-line matches. I used the last part to email a widower in his 50s who looked interesting. Just get a coffee!!! We have been dating ever since – coming on 7 months! During the dating process, Annie has been very helpful during these early stages, helping to navigate the new relationship as it unfolded so I didn’t jump to conclusions, setting boundaries, and giving guidance as to how to communicate with my new love in a way that helps us both!
Annie didn’t introduce me to the new love in my life, but she opened the doors and windows so that I could find him and recognize him! And he me!"
Update by Annie: August 5, 2014 Regarding "the new love in my life..." she reported via email "Btw - he and I are engaged!"
Dating coach, Annie Gleason, has been taking the frustration out of dating since 2007 as she coaches highly motivated single men and women who want to experience real change in their love lives. Sign up for Annie's free Dating Tips Newsletter here. Get great dating advice from her blog on her website: Get A Love Life. Contact Annie email@example.com with your dating questions.
She was frustrated that her latest guy kept disappearing, only to resurface when she started seeing someone else. This had happened to her several times since her divorce, and she wanted to know how to make it stop.
Marcie was puzzled. She was attractive, smart and active. She was a great mom to her three kids, enjoyed a successful career and had tons of friends. But her dating life felt like a disaster.
She longed to be in a long-term relationship and hoped to remarry. And she knew that if other people could connect with loving, successful men, that she might need help to escape from her dating roller coaster ride.
We worked together for three months as Marcie created new, successful habits that replaced those that felt “right” to her, but weren’t bringing her the type of man or relationship that she desired.
We talked every week, and she took full advantage of her ability to get feedback between appointments.
We revamped her online profile. She began to respond differently to men, because she understood them in a way that hadn’t occurred to her before.
After a couple of weeks, things started to change for Marcie. Her confidence soared. The drama in her dating life plummeted.
After a couple of months, she met someone online. Even though they clicked, she took her time getting to know him. He was crazy about her. Her family loved him. She fell in love with him.
He proposed on the anniversary of their first date. They married in Maui. I recently saw one of her posts on Facebook. “I’m one of the luckiest women alive. I’m so glad that I married Don.”
If you would like to be one of my dating success stories, contact me for a free 20-minute consultation to see how we can work together.
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