The Matchmaking Institute, which offers training and resources for new and experienced matchmakers all over the world, is coming to London. The 3-day course is both for individuals looking to become a matchmaker as well as for established matchmakers looking to learn how to grow their business and help more people find love. The training course will take place in London from 17th – 19th October 2014 and will cover, among many subjects, the psychology of matchmaking as well as how to effectively network & publicise your business.
I am also very proud to announce my seat on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute and am now fulfilling my dream of raising the professional and ethical standards of the matchmaking industry. As a Chartered Psychologist with over 8 years’ experience in professional matchmaking, I hope to pave the way for more psychologists to move into this profession. 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. Lisa Clampitt who founded the Institute has made it her life work to transform this industry into one that is professional, ethical and regulated. Having met her during both my trips to New York this year, I am excited to now be working with Lisa and her inspiring team.
In April 2014, I was a guest speaker at the Matchmaking Institute Annual Conference in New York and attendees and speakers included Richard Wolman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Dr Helen Fisher, best-selling author of ‘Why Him? Why Her?’ The knowledge, experience and expertise influencing matchmaking in the States is incredible and is starting to filter across to Europe. At last!
In addition to the training course, a networking event on 18th October will also take place in London offering matchmakers, dating coaches and other industry affiliates the chance to share their experiences and advice. If you are a new or experienced matchmaker, date coach, or industry affiliate and would like more information on the Certification Training Course or the exclusive networking event, please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Rachel MacLynn