Michele Fields is an award winning writer and marketing communications pro with an M.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University--who also just happens to be a Certified Matchmaker. As VP of Sales and Marketing at Tawkify, Michele leads our efforts to understand the romantic wish-lists of our clients and provide solutions that will spark and simplify their love lives. Michele covers The Heart Beat, primarily exploring the landscape of pop-cultural love tropes and how - unexamined - they distance us from true connection with ourselves and others, and can influence the most personal of our choices.
Ms. Marisha coordinates collaborations and creative experiences that propel others to success. With experience as a Division I, collegiate level athlete, a Master's in Educational Leadership, and a number of professional roles within education, Ms. Marisha has dedicated her life to motivating and mobilizing others to achieve their goals. She believes that self-love begets authenticity, and authenticity inevitably allows one to attract genuine people and fulfilling experiences. Ms. Marisha is on a mission to ensure that you fall in love with all that makes you your authentic self, so that you are magnetic in love and life.
Hear more from Marisha here & on the Tawk To Me video interview series.
Marisha is a Matchmaker and RelationSHIFT™ Coach on a mission to help you improve how you live, work, and love. If you're ready to rethink what's possible in love and life, sign up for her newsletter and tell a friend!
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Cora Boyd is an alumna of the illustrious Hillary Duff's school of "Why Not." With a positivity that some have deemed obnoxious and others have deemed enchanting, Cora is a lifelong student of social psychology, human dynamics, and seeing what shenanigans she can get away with.
As a matchmaker, she fuses her background in writing, comedy, and travel with her ukulele-strumming-pixie-dream-girl spirit to find meaning in the madness and madness in the meaning.
You can catch Cora in New Orleans and other corners of the globe listening to poor quality reggaeton, drinking high quality Belgian IPAs, and complaining about the Gilmore Girls revival.
In addition to matchmaking, Cora offers one-on-one date coaching for men! Learn more about her work, here.
Valerie is the Editor of Heartalytics and authors the Love Wisely series.
The "hawkish" shot is your first clue: there's more to this girl than meets the eye. Valerie's a conundrum who fosters wounded wild animals, paints, writes, and loves Historical Fiction - think The Tale of Two Cities meets Gone With the Wind meets Night Circus - but she also bagged a degree in business, excelling in statistics and mathematics. Her professional background is in technology and politics--working for the United States Senate and the original Political Action Committee in Washington, DC.
She's lived all over the United States- from the East to West coast and has spent more than half her life in the south, thus developing an appreciation for equally dichotomous types who are one part progressive and artsy to another part mannerly and polite with a tinge of traditional - a tall order in contemporary dating culture.
Interested in writing about the type of love that isn't hell-bent on making your romantic connections harder than they have to be, Valerie's squarely in the "no virtue in tolerating toxic behavior" camp. Amen to that, ya'll.
Valerie currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Jeffrey Ackler. In addition to leading Heartalytics, she guides Tawkify's digital presence from social media to email marketing.
Brigitte Weil knows the recipe for sweet success. This former New York Times-acclaimed pastry chef turned sought-after food and weight loss coach has been writing and coaching about creating the lives we deeply crave for decades. Brigitte believes you can have it all, and she will inspire you to use the assets you already possess to let your beautiful self shine.
Like any recipe, dating is perfected by trial and error; you must be open to new flavors and adventure, and sometimes take a chance. Brigitte's secret sauce is her tireless commitment to becoming an expert on you, along with her extensive coaching experience in turning dreams into reality. Brigitte is ready to whip up some fabulous experiences and create a delicious journey of your best beginnings and happiest endings.
After being told that leadership requires wearing a mask, Isabella has made radical authenticity her passion. Through her work as a relationship writer, she tackles tough subjects that other writers don't go near. In her matchmaking practice she is committed to empowering your true self, uncovering your blockages, and helping you give voice to your true desires, without judgement.
Isabella came to matchmaking from a background in non-profit and academia. She transferred her deep curiosity and goal of making the world a more loving place to help her clients explore their inner worlds and find love in the process. With a degree in Religious Studies and a long travel resume, Isabella is a pro at cross cultural and interfaith dating.
In her free time, Isabella travels the world, continues to explore feminine spiritual practices, and occasionally actually makes it to yoga class.
Aki is a publisher of multiple books and articles, and as far she remembers, she has loved writing from the start. As a child growing up in Japan, she spent hours writing (in Japanese) about her imaginary world, creating her own books by stapling notebook papers full of words and illustrations.
In coming to the United States as an undergrad, she was placed in a regular English 101 class instead of ESL because of her writing abilities (which generated lots of problems, actually, as she did not quite understand what was being said in class!).
After attaining a PhD, Aki worked as a professor at Stanford University and UC-Berkeley, where she published her own research-based work as well as helping graduate students with dissertation writing.
But that was not enough…she realized how technical her writing had become, and she wished to write from the heart, on topics that intimately mattered for people’s everyday lives. When the writing came from her heart, it was much stronger, more meaningful, and grounded.
Now as a relationship/intimacy coach and matchmaker at Tawkify, she immerses herself in her clients’ love lives, specializing in intercultural relationships. Writing for Heartalytics is a way to share her experiences with a broader audience, and she welcomes comments and questions from the readers!
Julia Armet is Tawkify's Head of Matchmaking, an honor she attributes to her photographic memory and her heightened understanding of the other. An identical twin, Julia possesses a deep empathy that guides her in building relationships. As one of Tawkify's founding matchmakers, she served as E Jean's apprentice and paved the road for hundreds of matchmakers to follow.
Coupling her intuition with her strategic mindset, Julia is an expert at identifying compatibility and turning an idea into reality. She spends her time seeking, hiring, and training Tawkify's matchmaking team... and attending her fair share of NBA games. Innovative in her relationship management techniques, Julia operates by a matchmaker's playbook straight out of her favorite TV show, Survivor. Her motto: we always win.
Evyenia (aka Ferocious) has been telling stories since she was a wee tot, bringing the goings on of her mind and heart (real, or imagined) to life through word, music, film and theater. She feels that there is no bigger connector between two people, than to share and express thoughts, emotions, and ideas through story, touch, and song. Being a Tawkify matchmakers has continued to provide her with daily inspiration, causing her to explore and reflect on the notion of romantic love, the fluidity of relationships, and what it means to be human. Sometimes her tales may be light hearted and warm, sometimes they may cause you to step back and think. Whatever the case may be, she hopes you enjoy a pause from your day to get lost in another world, and in doing so, learn more about the world around you.
Don't miss Alyssa on Ask Aly — an advice column tackling vexing love-life questions from readers. Alyssa marries research alongside cultural commentary to deliver insights that are compassionate, irreverent, and perhaps best of all: real. Get ready to meet your new wing-woman!
Born a connector of dots, Alyssa naturally understands the core principles of matchmaking and human dynamics given her professional experience in global recruiting, leadership coaching, and human resources, as well as her academic background in psychology and advertising. She is a certified Zenger-Folkman Extraordinary Coach and our subject matter expert in all things Love Languages, Attachment Theory, Question-Thinking, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and personal brand.
She believes reinvention is one of life's greatest pleasures. Change isn't as hard or overwhelming as it seems! Read more from Alyssa, here.
Melissa Rogers may never sugar coat anything, but she's as sweet as candy. This laughter-loving fitness instructor knows how to put in the work to get great results. Through meticulous attention to detail, conversational prowess, and a knack for bringing out the best in others, she revels in interpersonal relationships.
Her newest relationship: the one she'll help you cultivate! With networks that span the United States, she's a "girl about town" wherever she goes: Minneapolis, Manhattan, Savannah, El Paso, you name it! Melissa is ready to motivate and do all the fancy footwork to bring romance back into your life.
“For the Love of Love” is the fruit of an abundant crop of singles who continually shoot themselves in the foot while navigating courtship in modern society. Melissa Rogers, dating expert and matchmaker with Tawkify, will leave no stone unturned to discover where the hell it all goes wrong. From ignoring bright, flashing red flags to telling little white lies on dating profiles, there are some universal missteps that plague singles of all demographics. Melissa will explore all of the ways singles tend to self-sabotage their potential at finding true, lasting love- and try to turn dating destruction into going steady on easy street.