Approximately eight years ago, I thought I had it all: a terrific husband, a fulfilling career and a beautiful home. Until one day my husband proclaimed that he no longer wanted to be married and walked out the door. No explanation. No fighting. No drama.
Without answers or closure, I was heartbroken, confused and devastated. I cried until I had no tears left. Despite an Ivy League education, I was failing at the thing that mattered most to me — a loving and happy relationship.
I got busy — figuring out my part, undoing old habits that no longer served me and studying attraction and communication from relationship experts. I also dated prolifically, putting these principles into action to figure out what works and what doesn't.
Now, I teach women and men how to:
A graduate of Northwestern University and Cornell Law School, I have learned that school does not prepare us for relationship literacy. My writing weaves together dating advice with positive psychology and spiritual truths. My goal is to keep it simple and real, so I can help others achieve a healthy relationship—the most important factor for a lifetime of happiness.
I write for international publications like MindBodyGreen and Bustle.com, coach private clients and give motivational speeches. My work has been featured in Marie Claire Magazine, The New York Post, and The Jenny McCarthy Show on Sirius XM radio.
In my free time, I enjoy international backpacking, gourmet cooking, and hip-hop music. Before sunrise, you can find me boxing, biking or standing on my head. My relationships are the most valuable asset in my portfolio and the yardstick by which I'll measure my life's success. If you see me in NYC (or any other far-flung locale), stop and say hi. I've never met a stranger.
In 2016, I will finish "Heartbreak Breakthrough"—my guidebook for those ready to harness love lost as an opportunity for expansion and growth.
Relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW specializes in working with clients during the crisis period that precedes and follows the end of a relationship. "Many feel that they will never recover from heartbreak," says Aimee. "But, if this time is managed wisely, what feels like death can actually be a rebirth. My clients often discover new parts of themselves and create a more authentic life going forward." Aimee received her Masters in Social Work from New York University and advanced training from Washington Square Institute. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Founder of Speak Wells--a consultancy that helps high-powered executives harness their truth and speak powerfully to large audiences--Nicole is also a certified hypnotist. Through her hypnosis practice, Nicole helps clients to unlock their personal power to make real, lasting change. "Hypnosis is like guided meditation. In a relaxed state, I help clients access their hyper-intelligent internal guru: the subconscious," said Nicole. "I can't make anyone do what they don't want, but I can help them achieve those powerful results of which they have always dreamed." Nicole has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Stern School of Business, as well as the School for Professional Studies and The New School.
For over a decade, Christine Young has lead women to push through fear, reprogram negative beliefs and overcome social conditioning to achieve their wildest dreams. Her clients land dream jobs, find soul mates, and authentically step into the life they were born to live. Christine teaches at large international corporations (including Bloomberg L.P.), leads virtual classes, and coaches clients one-on-one. Christine believes women will transform the world, as they harness their self-worth and speak their truth. She lives in New York City with her husband and English Bulldog, Lulu.