Do you love it when people fall in love?
Do you always have great love advice to give to your friends?
Are you looking for work from home jobs to supplement your earnings or let you be your own boss?
Then you might be the perfect dating coach!
If you believe in true love and romance, and you’re the woman that ALL your friends go to for advice on relationships, then the world needs YOU right now.
Dating coaches make a living helping people find love.
In this week’s YBTV interview, we talk with one of the North America’s very first dating coaches, Christine Hart, about how she discovered her unique gift to coach people in their love lives.
She shares the travails and challenges of building a date coaching business from scratch at a time when no one else was doing what she was doing.
She also shares the inspiration behind Hart Coaching Academy, a training and certification program she created to help aspiring date coaches create the life and business of their dreams.
Find out how ordinary women turned their passion for helping others into a side hustle or full-time career.
Discover how you could earn up to 6 figures as a dating coach.
And make sure to watch until the end for some very special gifts, including a FREE Date Coach Starter Kit and a one-on-one Business Strategy Session with Christine herself!
What You’ll Learn
I want us to come together to make a positive difference in the world. There are way too many people struggling in their dating lives. What could be more positive than bringing hearts together?”
Christine Hart was always that friend who wanted to know EVERYTHING about everybody’s love lives.
She found herself intuitively knowing what advice to give.
Back in 2007, she was talking to a friend over coffee. She mused, “I love giving people dating advice, but how the heck am I going to turn this into an actual business?”
He looked at her and said, “Tell me exactly. What do you do?”
She thought about it. Giving people advice on how to live their lives was basically coaching, wasn’t it? And professional coaches charged for the advice they gave.
“Well, I see myself as your date coach!” she replied.
That was the beginning of something beautiful.
Christine went on to launch her own date coaching business, Canada’s very first service dedicated to helping singles find love.
Over the next 17+ years, she would go on to help thousands of clients find love and see dozens of clients walk down the aisle.
She’d give media interviews (over 200!), write her own book, and even star as a love expert on 13 episodes of the TV series LoveTrap.
Then she got to thinking…
Why Don’t More Women Charge for Their Advice?
Because love coaching was so new when Christine began her business, her learning curve was steep.
She had to figure out the ropes by herself. There was no one who could mentor her.
“I honestly could have really used some support from someone who had done this before,” Christine admits. “I made a lot of mistakes before I finally figured everything.”
But now she had an incredible toolkit of tips, tricks, resources, and strategies to help her clients and run a successful business.
What if there were other women out there like her, who loved nothing more than advising their friends about relationships, but didn’t realize they could turn their skills into a profitable career?
“We need more love facilitators in the world,” Christine says.
“There are so many women already making a difference in people’s lives, but they’re not realizing it. They’re giving away good love advice.”
She began to wonder…
“What would happen if I could empower those women to take their gifts to a bigger level so we could create more love in the world?”
How Big Can You Dream?
Most of us would love to have a job that changes people’s lives and brings more love into the world.
But you gotta pay the bills.
Christine knows how that feels.
She remembers her first job out of college.
She was looking at the job boards, thinking how boring everything sounded.
She had all these ideas of her own for a business, but when she told people about them, they told her it would be safer to just get a job.
So she did. She signed up for a temp agency….
And she lasted about a week.
“I can remember that train ride home,” she says, “and I remember thinking, ‘I can no longer deny that I just want to be an entrepreneur. I want to start my own thing!'”
And she did it.
She launched a business in the entertainment industry, hosting auditions for film and television. It became a go-to spot for directors and producers from all over the world.
“Did I know what I was doing?” she asks. “No, not really! Did I learn every day? Yes!”
That experience taught her to say yes before she was ready.
“The perfect time honestly never arrives,” she says. “You just keep going, and you keep yourself open to possibility and opportunities.”
But Don’t You Need Qualifications?
Helping people find love is an incredible way to earn a living.
“Imagine working in an industry you can feel good about and one that puts positive energy out into the world and being a part of so many people’s happiness,” Christine says.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
But it’s one thing to give love advice to your friends. It’s quite another to charge for it!
“The truth is that being a dating coach means you’re giving objective, not subjective, advice, and people pay for that,” Christine says.
People have listened to their friends and family and co-workers, and they’ve got nowhere. Now they want to learn from an expert with training and knowledge, rather than just personal experience.
That’s where the Hart Coaching Academy comes in.
Christine teaches women (and a few men, too!) to set up a date coaching business. She shows them the ropes and gives them the training they need.
By the end of the 12-week online course, they are certified as an HCA Coach, with a crest they can display proving their qualifications.
“It’s really scary to take that first step,” Christine says. “That’s why it helps so much to do a certification course.”
It helps you get your momentum going, provides you with tools and resources to make it easy, and builds your confidence.
But What If No One Will Pay for My Advice?
Even if you know that your advice has helped people in the past, you can still end up doubting yourself.
“It’s kind of this impostor syndrome, right?” Christine says. “No matter how good you are at what you do, you can feel like a fraud.”
Especially if your own love life has been rocky, it can be difficult to believe that you know what other people should do.
“Coaching clients really don’t want to learn from someone who’s done everything perfectly,” Christine explains. “They’d rather know that you’ve made mistakes, you know how to correct them, and now you’re helping others.”
She adds, “What clients want most is someone to talk to someone who gets their struggles and someone who understands them. So, as dating coaches, what we really need most is empathy and compassion.”
Christine’s course even provides a plan to help you make your first $1000 as a date coach.
“Coaching is a growing industry, and the demand for help with love has never been higher,” Christine says.
The Beginning of Something Beautiful
If the idea of becoming a date coach intrigues you, why not dip your toe in the water?
Christine is offering a FREE Date Coach Starter Kit to any woman who might be interested in helping people find love.
You don’t even have to quit your job to try it! You can offer date coaching on the side or incorporate your training into what you’re doing now.
You don’t need a fancy office or a ton of money for marketing materials. All you need is a laptop and internet connection.
Aren’t you curious about what it might take to charge for the love advice you’re already giving away for free?
“Ninety percent of my graduates go on to get paid to give dating advice, and they love it,” Christine says.
“I’m proud of all the women who go through my program, whether they go on to become a professional date coach or they weave it into something else they’re already doing.”
If you decide to go ahead and take Christine’s course, she’s offering a very special bonus JUST to our Your Brilliance family.
You’ll get a free Business Strategy Session with Christine (value: $500) that you can cash in upon graduation.
“Imagine what it would feel like when you’re spending your days helping people who are really struggling in love,” Christine says.
Back when she started her date coaching business a decade ago, she was all alone. She struggled with feeling qualified. She worried she wouldn’t get clients.
Today, she says, “I get to be that support person for other women, so they don’t have to feel afraid [and] they don’t have to doubt themselves.”
Christine worked as a successful dating expert and relationship coach for over 16 years. She founded Canada’s very first date coaching service, Your Date Coach Inc.. Christine is an industry leader in assisting singles in navigating their dating journey. Her guidance and techniques led to more than 65 lasting marriages. She has worked with over 200 media outlets providing expertise on dating and relationships. Join Hart Coaching Academy.