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The Short Version: Dating doesn’t come with a road map, so it’s easy for inexperienced daters to make a wrong turn and get lost in a bad marriage. Someone who’s been down that road before, though, can do a world of good by pointing people in the right direction. After her divorce, UK dating coach Jo Barnett began motivating singles to make healthy relationship choices. Jo’s one-on-one coaching sessions inspire men and women to feel confident and competent in any dating scenario. By challenging her clients to become the best versions of themselves, she gives them the proper mindset to find success and happiness in their lives. If you want to bookmark her life-changing love lessons, you can get her ebook “How to Get a Date Now!” which walks readers through the basics of the dating scene. As a whole, Jo Barnett’s savvy advice empowers modern daters to excel at online dating, first dates, and long-term relationships.
Jo Barnett didn’t start out as a dating guru; in fact, when her marriage of seven years broke down, she felt like anything but an expert in love. She had watched her own parents divorce when she was a child and, as an adult, found herself following the same path. That was a pattern she just couldn’t accept. Not for herself, and not for her two young children. So, she decided to do something about it.
“I have a bit of an obsession for finding love,” Jo said. “After my divorce, I was determined to find out what makes someone marry the wrong person.”
Jo wanted to do a postmortem on failed relationships so she could tell young lovers what to do (and what not to do) when approaching a long-term commitment. She studied to be a coach and learned about healthy, happy relationships because she believed she could make a difference in other people’s lives if she could get a handle on matters of the heart.
Her determination led her to become one of the UK’s leading dating coaches. Today, she’s known for her direct and kind coaching style. She pushes single men and women to become the best versions of themselves so they feel more confident and competent on dates. “I tell it as it is,” she said. “It’s important to me that people leave my sessions having learned something impactful about themselves.”
Today, Jo draws from her decades of dating experience to coach singles over Skype and in person. Her empathetic support inspires people to move forward in the search for meaningful relationships. By sharing her expert advice, the UK-based coach equips love-oriented daters to go out and make it happen for themselves. Anyone can contact Jo and start a transformative journey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 07917-433-002, or filling out this online form.
Because Jo has been through her own love trials, she can connect with her clients on an emotional level and offer sage insights about the single life. “I had to learn to love myself,” Jo told us. “My fascination with relationships is what makes me the person I am. I’m happiest when I’m guiding people into a better relationship, tidying up the relationship they have, and helping people love and understand themselves.”
In her dating coaching business, Jo has worked one-on-one with daters as young as 20 and as old as 60. Her positive coaching sessions outline what it takes to live with purpose, confidence, and love. She encourages her clients to develop their unique personal strengths, challenging people to become more attractive by knowing themselves on a deeper level.
Jo offers impactful dating coaching, breakthrough coaching, and personal development coaching to empower people to make changes in their lives and relationships.
Among her most popular coaching packages is a six-session program lasting for about three months. Jo keeps in close contact with her clients, setting up regular Skype or phone calls (about once every two weeks) at a mutually convenient time. The typical session lasts no more than an hour but is packed with useful takeaways and exercises clients can apply in their lives.
“I encourage clients to do the homework so that they get to continue the session into their week,” Jo said, “and they have an open dialogue with me via email during the course.”
Jo’s dating exercises, like her coaching, emphasize self-discovery because knowing what you want and who you are is the first step to being ready for love.
The dating coach can help with anything from tweaking an online dating profile to giving advice on how to start recovering after a divorce. Jo personalizes her approach and gives a truthful assessment of what her clients can do to get the relationship results they want. She communicates heartfelt lessons in the framework of her client’s individual values and beliefs.
“Everyone comes to me wanting something, love, confidence, success, a structure, work-life balance, health, and a bit of it all,” she said. “My coaching involves giving clients permission to live a full life, to the very best and to be who they are at their core, who they were born to be before self-sabotage got in the way.”
In addition to keeping up with a free relationship blog, Jo has written a comprehensive dating guide for singles in the 21st century. Her ebook “How To Get a Date — Now!” tackles how to successfully navigate online dating, speed dating, first dates, and other common dating arenas.
Singles often don’t have time to waste in the dating world so Jo outlines a plan to help time-conscious daters get the goods and cut to the chase. The experienced dating expert explains how to make the most of a night out and where to go to meet the right people so dating becomes more fun and effective. In a down-to-earth tone, Jo tells her readers what actions they can take to maximize their chances of creating a romantic spark and connecting in a relationship.
“Just as every best friend should — Jo tells it like it is,” wrote Sam Brick, a celebrity writer and broadcaster, in a review. “Her friendly and easy-to-put-into-practice advice is imperative for anyone dipping their toe into the dating world.”
In another review, Emma Joel said Jo’s advice about online dating helped her get more second dates and eventually meet someone special. “Because of Jo’s practical advice, I am with the most lovely, kind, and generous man who loves me,” she said,” and we have a great life together.”
When singles come to Jo, many feel lost and alone in the dating world. They’re beginning to lose hope and wonder if they’ll ever find that happily ever after. Within a few months of coaching, many clients find the strength and courage to turn their love lives around. Jo told us that over a dozen clients have written back to tell her they found a long-term relationship after working with her. Many others have written glowing testimonials saying they now enjoy a higher self-esteem and more optimistic approach to dating.
“I found my coaching sessions with Jo really life-changing,” said Sarah, a journalist who worked with the dating coach. “She helped me approach relationships in a different, more constructive way, and my confidence levels (in all areas of my life) have really increased.”
“Jo has a warm and empathetic style of coaching and really knows how to get the best out of her clients by being solution-focused” — Andrew Risner, speaker and trainer
Frances Pardell, owner of Pardell PR, was on vacation when she met Jo. The longtime single was intrigued by the notion of a dating coach and signed up for a few sessions. Through Jo’s mentorship, Frances soon became more confident in dating, work, and all aspects of life. “What started out as a relatively lighthearted adventure has become something much more important and fundamental to my future happiness,” she said.
Adam has worked with Jo for over six years and said he highly recommends her services in his testimonial. “She is my go-to woman for any personal problems and family issues,” he said. “I don’t know where I would be without her insight and skill.”
Jo enjoys seeing her clients find happiness in their lives and feels gratified by every thank-you note and wedding invitation she receives. “When one of my clients take on their full potential, it is so humbling,” she said. “I know that in that moment their lives are changed forever. That’s what I want for everyone and for myself — that we live from our strengths and stay connected to the very best of ourselves.”
After her divorce, Jo took it upon herself to become a dating and relationship expert so she could find her way into lasting love. She now shares what she has learned with daters all over the world via one-to-one coaching sessions, step-by-step dating books, and free blog articles. With her assistance, modern daters can gain the confidence and skills necessary to building successful relationships.
Jo is currently working to expand her influence in the dating industry by giving seminars to large groups of people in need of advice. She hopes that, by offering an abundance of dating resources, she can help people avoid the heartbreak of divorce and escape the loneliness of singledom.
Ultimately, the dating coach knows that any lasting improvement starts with a quiet decision to become the best possible version of yourself. “You cannot find love out there,” she said. “It has always been with you and is always available to you when you allow it.”