… of Date Like a Grownup

Tell us a little bit about yourself
My entire adult life has been about helping adults enrich and improve their lives through learning. I spent 25 years in the corporate world creating and delivering all kinds of training programs. I’ve taught people how to be mentors and leaders, sell things, use technology, motivate others, communicate effectively, and build meaningful relationships.
I love seeing the “ah-ha” moment when someone’s mind or heart opens up to a new idea that has the power to help them feel better about themselves and others, crank up their career, or bring more joy and fulfillment to their lives.
When I was 47, I found the love of my life and married for the first time. It took a lot of self reflection, learning, and growing on my part to realize this lifelong dream. The experience so enriched my life, I realized that this was what I was meant to teach next. I had to share with other smart, independent women how I shifted my life from one of contentment as a single woman, to feeling extraordinary as a woman who shares love with a devoted, good (and hot!) man.
So now I’m a dating and Relationship Coach for Smart Women Who Deserve It All. I help women do what I did: find love…and have fun looking!
When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?
I first learned that I loved to write when I learned I loved to teach. Back in those days all we had was writing! There was no Internet, multi-media, etc. so writing was the only way to reach the thousands of people I wanted to help.
What are your favorite topics to write about?
How women can fulfill their lives and find love. I write about finding your confidence and realizing your self worth; speaking the truth about your desire to be loved; accepting responsibility for your own happiness; overcoming fears of loss, rejection, and personal pain; and understanding and appreciating the spectacular men that are all around you. It’s all about loving and trusting yourself and men. That’s how you learn to enjoy dating and find your great life partner!
What do you enjoy about writing for WE Magazine for Women
That it’s a community of smart, thoughtful women who are both searching and sharing. I get comments that touch my heart, and constantly remind me of why I do this. With my private coaching I can intensively reach one woman at a time; here I can blast out to innumerable women.
What projects are you currently working on?
My primary focus is on serving my private coaching clients, yet I’m always trying to find ways to touch and support as many women as possible. I’m a blog-a-holic and post regularly at www.DateLikeaGrownup.com. I’m also developing a hugely exciting monthly program where, as women, we can get together, relax, have fun, learn, and share; all from our own homes.
What’s next for you?
My monthly program starts in July! The first month our event is Ladies Night: A View From the Frog Pond. We’ll have a panel of men answering your questions about dating and relationships, live coaching, and a raffle for some great services and stuff. It’s going to be a blast! I guarantee that you’ll walk away smarter and feeling so much better about yourself and about men.
Tell us about the services/products you offer.
I offer one-on-one personal coaching to a select number of clients. We work by phone, and I support, encourage, educate, and guide you so you reach your dating and romantic goals. I’m told my coaching is like “talking to your best girlfriend who happens to have her act together when it comes to men.”
On my website you can take my free Man-o-Meter test, learn more about my coaching services, and get all kinds of free expert tips and advice. Go to www.DateLikeaGrownup.com and sign up.
When you sign up, I’ll send you your July event details and a very special offer, just for the women of WE Magazine.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Don’t ask my husband this: he’ll say “nothing lately.” Seriously, I love spending time with him and with friends going to the theater, swap meets, and learning how to sail. (He loves it; I tend to want to barf.) I also volunteer at our Women’s Shelter and I try to be active in my community. We have a trip planned to Puerto Vallarta. That is the ultimate fun and relaxation for me.
How can our readers contact you?
Go to my website at www.DateLikeaGrownup.com and complete my Contact form. Email me at bobbip@datelikeagrownup.com. Or, call 562.608.8685 and we can talk about a free consultation to see if my coaching is for you.

Thank you, Bobbi for being such a valuable part of our team! I am delighted we are connected and appreciate all wisdom you impart to our audience of readers each month.