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Anna Shumway

Dating Strategist

Anna's graduate education in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, along with her previous experience as a Lead Matchmaker provides her with a unique style of dating and relationship coaching. Her grounded, compassionate, light-hearted nature coupled with her direct approach makes her easy to talk to, and her guidance even easier to follow. She’s an extrovert in every sense of the word, and her passion for connection shines from the moment you meet her- especially when it comes to helping people discover and maintain lasting love.

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Kara Laricks

LGBTQ+ Dating Strategist

Kara is an educator, public speaker, writer, editor, and fashion designer - as well as a member and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. She is passionate about the power of human connection, and her passion for the community's safety and happiness drives her to work with others in their journey toward fulfilling long-term relationships. Kara volunteers her time teaching yoga at her local LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Center. And as the winner of NBC's Fashion Star, she worked with H&M, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue, before showing her private collection at New York Fashion Week. Kara provides genuine, compassionate, and honest guidance, building individuals' strengths both from the outside in and the inside out.

Connell Barrett

Dating Strategist

Connell’s dating philosophy in one word? Authenticity. He shows men how to channel their most authentic, confident selves so that they can connect with amazing women. “On a date, the typical man wears a mask,” Connell says. “He either acts cool and aloof or he tries too hard, and this waters down his most attractive trait: his true personality. When he’s vulnerable and real, he becomes his most appealing self.” After doing hard time in the friend zone, Connell spent a decade training with top dating and self-development experts before starting A self-described cross between Hitch and Tony Robbins, Connell has helped hundreds of guys become better daters and better men. He’s been featured on FOX News, iHeartRadio and AOL, and in the pages of Maxim and TimeOut New York.

Alexis Sclamberg

Dating Strategist

Alexis Sclamberg is a love coach, speaker, co-founder of a personal growth company, and author of the upcoming book "Tired of Dating and Sick of Waiting? Do This!". She contributes essays to publications including Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Shape, and The Huffington Post, and is regularly featured on the radio, including NPR. A former lawyer, Alexis has been called the “manifestation master of her generation” and is known for turning complex scientific facts into simple tools for manifestation. She is an Instructor at Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Carla Romo

Dating Strategist

From finding “the one” to toxic relationship patterns, Carla helps empower those who feel stuck and stagnant by building purpose and confidence in their dating lives. Carla's coaching approach of self-love guides her clients through discovering their authentic self and gives them a deep sense of awareness and self-worth they can bring to romantic relationships. A motivational speaker and activist, Carla has been featured in Bustle, Romper, and Thought Catalogue. She is an appointed official serving on the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board, a certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), and has completed a Certified Professional Coaching (CPC) training program through iPEC.

Thomas Edwards

Professional Wingman and Dating Strategist

Thomas Edwards founded The Professional Wingman® to help singles find long-term relationships by developing their social skills through experiential coaching. A leading expert in dating, relationships, and lifestyle development - peers and media have deemed him the “real-life Hitch.” His knowledge and unique perspective have been featured in over 400 international media outlets, including Men’s Health, the Wall Street Journal, GQ, Playboy, the New York Times, MTV and the Steve Harvey Show. He lives with his wife of 3 years and his baby girl.

Laurel House

Dating Strategist

Laurel House is a celebrity Dating Coach and Flirting Expert, 5x published Author, and has been a featured expert on The TODAY Show, E! News, Good Morning America, Nightline, Glamour, AskMen,, and dozens of other print, online, and television outlets. She is the dating coach on the new E! reality TV show "Famously Single," premiering in May, where she will be working her magic on single reality stars including Brandi Glanville, DJ Pauly D, "The Bachelor" Josh Murray, Aubrey O'Day, and several others. Her 5th book "Screwing The Rules: The No-Games Guide to Love” was published in December 2014 with Running Press.

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Rick Clemons

LGBTQ+ Dating Strategist

Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life and relationship coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe make bold moves in their lives to be fully self-expressed in life, love, and careers. His specialty is working with individuals whose dating and relationships need a fresh start after major life transitions - divorce, coming out, empty nest breakups, widowhood, and relationships that took the back burner to career aspirations. Rick's holistic approach focuses on the whole person, not just the dating and relationship aspects of their life. Straight-forward, insightful, intuitive, Rick helps clients uncover their truths about love and relationships, redesign what's not working, and showcase what is working without apologies.

Beth Heller

Health and Wellness Coach

Beth is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and founder of Balance By Beth™. She personalizes programs for clients to improve their overall health and well-being, mood, and energy level. By developing sustainable habits to live a balanced life, supporting their personal and professional growth, and guiding them to become the best version of themselves, Beth holds clients accountable which is a significant key to their success. A former TDR Matchmaker, Beth knows that relationships of all dynamics play a crucial part of health and wellness. Before you can love someone else, you need to love yourself first. Beth loves helping her clients find self-love and guiding them to confidently portray themselves in a healthy way where they can be their most authentic selves. Beth has committed her life to helping others create balance within a healthy mind, body, and soul.

Caitlin Cooper

Health and Wellness Coach

Caitlin Cooper is a dating coach, certified holistic nutrition counselor, licensed health coach, NLP practitioner, Matchmaker, and meditation teacher. She has used her experience as a TDR Matchmaker to create a unique blend of these skills to help women find balance in the mind and harmony in the body to attract and sustain the relationships that serve their highest selves. She breaks down the complex and time-consuming practices of meditation and proper self-care into easily accessible tools for busy professionals to implement in overbooked schedules. She has contributed to publications like ELLE, Mind Body Green, Elite Daily, Refinery 29, Bustle, Thrillist, and lives with her husband and dog in NY.

Bree Jacoby

Stylist - LA and NYC

Bree Jacoby is a Los Angeles native with a splash of East Coast mentality and spunk. She specializes in personal brand consulting for busy, successful men and women. Bree's been an entrepreneur since she was 13 years old, and by 20, she was managing and building up retail businesses in Los Angeles and New York City. Bree fiercely believes her clients shouldn't have to think about how to dress. Her goal is to increase her clients success while helping them to look their best - giving her clients the confidence to own any situation they walk into, whether it be a business meeting or casual drinks.

Goldie Rush

Stylist - NYC and LA

Goldie Rush is an aesthetics expert based in NYC and LA. She works as a fashion designer, stylist, and image consultant utilizing her stylistic intuition and naturally caring nature to change people's lives. She has styled famous bands for appearances on shows such as MTV and SNL. Goldie is known for her innate ability to bring someone's hidden self to the surface. She performs miraculous personal style transformations that boost self confidence and focuses on the power of attraction.

Marisa Meloski

Stylist - Boston

With 10+ years of experience in the Boston fashion scene, Marisa has a wealth of product, trend, and fit knowledge. Her vast experience with clients of all genders, ages, lifestyles, and body types has given her the ability to quickly evaluate a client’s needs and execute a style action plan, ensuring the best fit for the client’s body type and lifestyle. She has worked in visual merchandizing for brands including Madewell, J Crew, The North Face, Puma and Vans and enjoys styling photo shoots, fashion shows, and music videos throughout Boston. Marisa prides herself on building a personal brand and image for all of her clients - one that instills confidence and pride.

Dating Strategy Services

  • Identify

    Work closely with an expert TDR dating strategist to identify your priority areas to become a better dater.
  • Strategize

    Learn the appropriate and most effective methods for overcoming your biggest barriers to having a fulfilling love life.
  • Apply

    Receive on-going feedback and coaching as you apply your learnings to your relationships and dating life and start to experience meaningful results.
"I'm not sure where I'd be without Alexis. Before I started working with her I was frustrated and exhausted -- I had been single for 7 years and was so over dating. It felt like I was doing something wrong but I didn’t know what. Alexis helped me get clear about what I wanted, and made me realize how I was standing in my own way. I honestly didn’t even realize what I was doing was sabotaging my own success. What I liked most about working with Alexis was that she gave me really clear strategies that actually worked. And they didn’t just shift things in dating but in my life in general. I think they made me a better person. I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year now and we just started shopping for engagement rings. Alexis told me in our first session that a few tweaks could really change things - I wanted to believe her…and she was RIGHT!!"
Allison, 41
I went to Anna to try to understand how two long-term relationships I had been in broke down due to a lack of chemistry. I was losing confidence in my ability to determine romantic chemistry where it existed. Anna helped me attune my communication with potential romantic partners. She also gave me more confidence to ask questions about lifestyle, romance, and family that I had become hesitant to ask fearing that they would push a potential romantic partner away. I am now happily in another long-term relationship thanks to these improved communication skills. Thanks Anna!
Max, 32

Dating Strategy Sessions

1 introductory session (50 minutes)
  • Introductory consultation to meet your expert dating strategist and experience a personalized dating strategy session first-hand.
2 sessions (50 minutes each)
  • Initial, in-depth consultation to determine priority areas to focus on.
  • One personalized strategy session with your expert dating strategist to begin addressing your needs.
10 sessions (50 minutes each)
  • Initial, in-depth consultation to determine priority areas to focus on.
  • One personalized strategy session with your expert dating strategist to begin addressing your needs.
  • On-going feedback and coaching to help you apply the theory into practice.
  • All sessions are done remotely (via Skype) to ensure flexibility in scheduling.

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