Elana is passionate about helping people find love. She founded KickStartLove in 2010 when she was single and intrigued by the world of online dating. As she explored the dating scene, she focused on helping other people write strong profiles to attract high-quality matches. Her clients saw an increase in their matches, and soon they were asking for advice on how to make smart choices about partners, and create meaningful relationships in the real world. She started providing individual dating coaching, leading workshops, and writing the dating advice column, "Ask Elana." With a bachelor's degree in psychology, she decided to earn a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to increase her understanding of human desire and companionship. Her clients were finding partners, and creating lives together, but it wasn't until she followed her own advice that she met the man who would become her husband. Today, she continues to develop products and services to help people get results in their love lives. Elana and her husband live in Lakewood, Ohio with their adorable Australian Shepherd.
Kevin Heller, Dating Coach
Love can be found practically anywhere, in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, Taylor Swift’s 1989 album and even on a box of General Mills whole grain Cheerios. We are constantly bombarded with what we believe love can be, should be, is and isn’t. How do you make sense of love in a world where every other post is a #singleforlife or a perpetuation of the misinterpreted app world? Kevin's work focuses on empowerment, self-esteem, healthy vs. unhealthy relationship cues, approach anxiety, and meaningful conversation, to help people navigate the complex dating world in which we live. As a gay male, Kevin also understands the social, cultural, professional and personal challenges facing the LGBTQ community because he has had to overcome those very same obstacles. Apart from mapping 21st century love, Kevin graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Conservation as well as two minors in Spanish and Climatology. He is writing a book #growingupgay and believes that with the right amount of action, attitude, trust, and vulnerability, finding and understanding love is possible. You have the power!
I work with singles who want to get back into the dating world, and those who are in it and want to be as successful as possible in finding a loving partnership. My client focus is females, ages 35 and older but I am happy to work with others if we are a good fit. Your relationship history does not matter; what matters is where you go from here. We will work together on issues that are holding you back from putting your best self out there. Through our work, you will discover more about your strengths and personality. My specialty is utilizing happiness principles such as self-love, gratitude and personal passions to ensure you are putting your best self out there and attracting people who are a good match back to you. We will work through dating challenges that you are facing, and figure out what works best for you. Let's make the dating process more fun and relaxing so you can select a partner who matches your needs and desires. I am excited to provide support on your love journey! My credentials include a Master's Degree in Counseling, and Creator of the Happiness Hangout where I write, speak and have a radio show about relationship happiness. I am thrilled that my first book, Getting Married at Last: My Journey from Hopelessness to Happiness has received a 5 Star rating from Reader's Favorite. I'm looking forward to working with you!
Edward is a believer that taking social and emotional risks directly relates to success in life, dating and relationships. His work with clients is grounded in self-compassion, aligning values with desires and altering ineffective patterns of behavior. He helps his clients learn to self-regulate their emotions, a critical factor in finding a partner that maximized your happiness. I take an integrative approach, which means finding the right mix of methods to overcome obstacles and attain results. I graduated from Cleveland State University with a Master's in Social Work and a Master's of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. To me, coaching is about connection with the client and breaking down the barriers which block change. I believe everyone can transform and develop a new way of being, resulting in success in dating and relationships.