GLR Spotlight is an interview series featuring Matchmakers, Dating Coaches & Relationship Experts
Global Love Report – August 30, 2023
Interviewed by Global Love Report
GLR Spotlight was created to feature some of our industry peers as a way for our community to get to know one another – Learn from what has worked successfully, as well as gain different perspectives and insights into various business strategies. We hope to continuously grow as an industry together by sharing these best practices with everyone!
About Heather Drury
Heather is a Director of Coaching at Love Life Academy. She is also certified as a Matchmaker and Science-Based Coach with over 13 years of experience and proven results in the dating industry.
Global Love Report (GLR): What was your career before becoming a dating and relationship coach?
Heather Drury (HD): I began working with singles 15 years ago. Before this, I was a weight loss coach.
GLR: What made you decide to renew your coaching certification?
HD: It is important that I remain educated and certified in Science-Based Coaching. I am committed to giving meaningful and proven advice to singles.
GLR: What types of services do you offer?
HD: Our company (Love Life Academy) provides matchmaking and coaching to singles throughout the United States.
GLR: Could you tell us a little bit about which areas/locations you cover and about your client base?
HD: We offer matchmaking services to quality singles who are looking for meaningful connections. We work with singles from all walks of life- divorced, windowed, never-married, legally separated.
Our dating and relationship coaching is offered to any of our clients, who are looking to increase their chances of discovering and developing a long-term, healthy relationship. We even offer coaching to those who are entering into new relationships with their matches!
GLR: What is your favorite memory of a successful coaching client? Do you have any success stories that you wish to share with us?
HD: I will never, ever forget the client who told me I saved her life. In one of our sessions together she had an incredible, life-changing breakthrough that she credits to my coaching. I couldn’t have done this without the education obtained through my certification.
GLR: What are the lessons you have learned since you first started coaching singles vs. now?
HD: With this certification, I have gained an incredible amount of confidence and pride. This confidence and pride have had a wonderful impact on every one of my conversations, whether professional or personal.
The coaching lesson that has had the largest impact on me is learning how to stimulate profound self-discovery during a session. I’ve discovered the art of pausing during conversation to allow my clients the space to think, and then ask thought-provoking questions to further embed their personal discovery. This technique has created meaningful and lasting growth in my clients.
GLR: Do you collaborate with other industry professionals such as other coaches or matchmakers?
HD: Yes! We love to collaborate and value every industry professional we have the pleasure of working with. As they say, it takes a village!
GLR: What are your suggestions to people who are thinking of becoming a dating and relationship coach but are hesitant to start?
HD: It is important to understand why this field sparks an interest in you. Date and relationship coaching can be a highly emotional service to provide. It takes a strong amount of patience and empathy.
If you know without a shadow of a doubt that this is your future career, I would start by talking to the experts at the Global Love Institute. Dr. Orbuch has been an incredible mentor in not only coaching clients but how to building a coaching division within our teams and company.
GLR: Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, Heather!
Heather Drury is a dedicated matchmaker and dating coach who has helped numerous clients find love and happiness. If you would like to collaborate with Heather, you can contact her through Love Life Academy.