The Short Version: Michelle Galarza uses a personalized, hands-on approach to help people find love and form fulfilling, long-term relationships. Her company was founded in 2013 as a passion project, but it’s quickly become a place where singles receive advice on meeting their soulmates online, and where couples receive counseling to help strengthen their bonds. With matchmaking services that focus on self-assurance, happiness and effective dating coaching for men and women, Michelle and her team are realizing their mission is to redefine intimacy and encourage more honest, open, and loving relationships.
The road to success always has a few surprising twists and turns, and Michelle Galarza, Founder of a unique and effective matchmaking company, provides a prime example of how life’s journey can land us on unexpected paths.
As a young girl, Michelle wanted to be President of the United States and spent what seemed like countless hours decoding the best way to achieve this goal. After high school, she joined the Marine Corps, thinking the military would serve as a stepping stone to the Oval Office.
During her tenure as a U.S. Marine, Michelle collected and analyzed intelligence, assisted in conflict resolution, and managed critical relationships to maintain US security. She had an important job — one that required her to help solve communication breakdowns between governments. But, after she married her first love, she was shocked to find her professional skills didn’t translate to her marriage.
“The divorce was a big wake-up call,” Michelle said. “I couldn’t figure out why I could be so successful in helping people communicate and solve problems but couldn’t effectively communicate with my husband.”
This sparked a passion in Michelle that had her looking for answers. To understand what makes relationships tick, she went back to school after leaving the Marine Corps and earned a degree in social psychology. Michelle then launched her first business with a focus on relationship coaching and soon realized her name was becoming very popular.
“At the time, online dating was on the rise, and couples started referring me to their single friends,” Michelle said. “I was helping them with heartbreak because I had been through that experience.”
Michelle found many of the people she was counseling were ready to get back in the dating game after receiving her help. So she added matchmaking to her already successful coaching services. Thus, Michelle G was born.
The Philosophy: A Healthy Partnership Starts with You
After her first marriage failed, Michelle came to the realization that any healthy relationship has to begin with the individual. She told us the most important part of healing and changing trajectories is deep self-reflection.
“I realized I didn’t have a great relationship with myself, and I was looking for someone to make me happy and fill in these gaps,” Michelle said. “Through my journey, I discovered that you have to have a healthy relationship with yourself before you can find love with another.”
While it sounds simple, this belief is the foundation of Michelle G’s recipe for success. One of Michelle’s clients named Jodi found this to be a substantial shift she needed to be successful in all areas of her life.
“Prior to working with Michelle, my focus was often on making others happy and neglecting myself,” Jodi said. “As a result, I lost sight of who I was and what I wanted. By working with Michelle, I became more aware of who I am as a person and am able to confidently move forward and recognize my own gifts and talents.”
Since the site’s inception, Michelle G has helped numerous clients, like Jodi, discover their true selves so they can move forward to find the partners they deserve.
Online Matchmaking That Zeroes in on Long-Term Happiness
Every person is unique and needs something a little different. Michelle G understands that and offers extensive services to help people put their best foot forward to find that special someone.
From beginners to veteran online daters, Michelle G’s customizable approach can meet every need. All of the site’s packages keep one end goal in mind — securing a genuine, long-term, happy relationship for clients.
The Starter Package is for someone dipping their toe in the online dating pool for the first time and are somewhat apprehensive about it. Michelle G provides this service so they don’t have to go it alone.
This also benefits veteran online daters who’ve used other sites that haven’t worked for them. Michelle G gives clients advice on how to succeed.
“You have six seconds to make an impression once you open your mouth, but you have less than one when people see you,” Michelle said. “What we do is help people pick the right photos, rewrite their profiles, and then help them select the right sites to find a match.”
The Starter Package also includes an initial Love Strategy phone call with Michelle G staff and insider fashion tips to help daters always feel confident and attractive.
The Be Noticed Package is designed for someone who needs a little more hand-holding. This is for people who don’t want to outsource their online dating life but need help to filter prospective matches or identify red flags. The package also includes an image makeover, a photo shoot, and email and text coaching, in addition to all the features from the Starter Package.
For those who do wish to outsource their entire online dating life to the professionals, Michelle G’s Total Dating Concierge Package might be the right fit. All the previous features are included, but clients also have a personal call with Michelle to identify potential obstacles and work through them. This package comes complete with first date management and message introductions.
Focused Dating Coaching: Bring More Love & Joy Into Your Life
Just like Olympic athletes need coaching to take their skills to new heights, singles and couples need a bit of outside help to evolve to their next phase in life. For this, Michelle G offers multiple types of coaching depending on the unique needs of her clients.
Ignite Your Life is private coaching designed to help clients resolve an old heartbreak or identify the relationship patterns that rob clients of the life and love they want. Singles or couples can work with Michelle G to root out pending matters that continue to show up in personal relationships. Michelle G then helps them take steps to make a significant shift in how to solve the problems.
The Ladies Room is group coaching just for ladies. Women can meet up with other powerful feminine forces for some real talk about relationships. It’s an ideal venue to find a network of women to share genuine concerns and strategies while you become more confident and in control of your love life.
Reignite Love is for the couples who feel they may be falling out of love. Couples can build the skills necessary for a healthy, long-term union while infusing their lives with more joy and happiness. Participants of the program should expect to work through all of their issues, including everything from money troubles or disagreements to rekindling their spark in the bedroom.
Michelle G also offers several audio programs to increase your confidence and master the art of dating. Check out her Dress to Impress course to help you make the best first impression. If you’re crunched for time, Dating Accelerator: 21 Days to Winning the Game of Attraction will give you the keys to reading body language, attract the right men, and flirt with confidence. Michelle G also provides insight into the seven secrets to creating an irresistible profile.
Michelle’s Mission: Redefine Intimacy & Encourage More Honesty
While she didn’t become President of the United States (yet), Michelle’s job may be just as important. Helping people build bonds and form lasting relationships is a vital service to society.
Always ambitious, Michelle G has a big goal for the future of her business and relationships in general. She aims to redefine the transactional nature of intimacy into one of vulnerability and honesty through media events and coaching.
A big push for the upcoming year to help accomplish this is to start putting together experiential events to bring people together.
“I want to impact and give the formula to more people,” Michelle said. “I love speaking, meeting people, and being in front of people. I think you can never replace human connection when it’s in person.”
Michelle G is certain to continue to change the scene for singles and couples with her positive foundation of loving oneself and using proven scientific and psychological methods to help people find their perfect match.