Evan Marc Katz (Other)
To find out why men disappear from your life, click here Billed as a “personal trainer for smart, strong, successful women,” dating coach Evan Marc Katz has been helping singles find love since 2003. Scores of his clients have gotten married, started families, and found happiness – after only a few months of phone coaching. It’s an unlikely career for a man – much less a man who was called a “serial dater” by CNN - yet that’s what makes Katz such a unique coach.
By helping women understand men – what they think, how they act, and what they really want – he empowers them to make healthy, informed choices in love. Katz likens his 12-week Commitment Course to a Masters Degree in Men, and the metaphor is apt. His clients invariably find their education about men lessens their frustration and increases their likelihood of attracting a like-minded long-term partner.
Katz started his career in customer care at JDate, during which he wrote his first book, “I Can’t Believe I’m Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating” (Ten Speed Press, 2004). Its release coincided with the online dating boom, and soon, Katz found himself in high demand, with features in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, and Time Magazine. His follow-up venture, E-Cyrano, was the first company that wrote online dating profiles for thousands of frustrated singles. Quickly, Katz realized that people needed support in all aspects of dating, and expanded his suite of services into dating coaching...even though he’d never had a relationship longer than 8 months. The irony didn’t escape him, and Katz gave his blog the tagline: “Because Who Knows More About Dating than a Guy Who’s Still Dating?” The blog soon became the centerpiece of his site, with Katz answering hundreds of reader questions with logic, wit and empathy, like the unlikely spawn of Dr. Drew, Adam Carolla and Dear Abby. But like many experts who say one thing and do another, Katz began to notice his own hypocrisy. His second book, “Why You’re Still Single – Things Your Friends Would Tell You If You Promised Not to Get Mad” (Plume, 2006), was a critical success, yet the dating coach was ignoring the very same advice that was leading his clients to love. It wasn’t until Katz took his own wisdom that he met his future wife – and became a much better dating coach in the process. By opening up to a new kind of partner, Katz proved that to get different results in love, you have to make different choices. He’s very glad he did. These days, Katz works primarily with the clients with whom he most identifies – smart, strong, successful women who have everything… except a lasting relationship. With an array of products, group coaching, and one-on-one coaching, Katz offers something for every single woman who wants to get better results in her love life. His latest book, "Why He Disappeared - the Smart, Strong, Successful Woman's Guide to Understanding Men and Keeping the Right One Hooked Forever" is available exclusively on his website.
Evan Marc Katz is married and lives in Los Angeles with his incredibly cool, incredibly patient, incredibly beautiful wife.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Dating and relationship coaching was a career that called to me, even when I wasn't listening. I graduated from Duke, gave up the safe law path, and headed to Hollywood to write romantic comedies.
To support myself, I was answering phones at an online dating company in Beverly Hills. While working there I realized that I was having great success in a medium where most others failed. This led me to write my first book, "I Can't Believe I'm Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating" in 2003. Next thing I knew, I was in Time Magazine, USA Today, on CNN... I promptly dropped out of UCLA Film School and devoted my full attention to helping others find love...even though I hadn't yet found it myself. I know. Ironic. in 2004, I built a site that wrote online dating profiles (E-Cyrano) - and after people had success, they'd ask for more assistance with online dating. Next thing I knew, I was coaching people online. When my clients started having success online, they'd ask for more help with real-life dating. Next thing I knew, I was dating coaching.
When my clients had success in dating, they'd ask for more help with relationships. My practice grew to meet the needs of my clients - and I received all my training "on the job". Finally, after thousands of hours of coaching, I have become an effective advocate who gives his clients complete power and control over their own love lives. I love working with smart women who want to understand and connect with men. I identify strongly with them, understand their struggles, and always give them the advice they need to hear - not just what they want to hear. I'm passionate about this work and I firmly believe that I can make a difference in anyone's life who is open to personal growth. As for me, after all this coaching, I realized that I wasn't listening to my own advice. I was being negative and judgmental. I wasn't opening up my search to different partners. I wasn't evaluating women on their most important assets. When I finally did start to practice what I preached, it was like magic. Within two years, I fell in love, got married, and now we're starting a family. Please enjoy all the free advice here on YourTango, and, if you like what I have to say, drop me a line. I look forward to showing you a new path to love.
Evan Marc Katz
Evan Marc Katz
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