John Keegan Gives Singles Tools To Build Confidence

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Dating Coach John Keegan of Awakened Lifestyle™ Gives Singles the Tools to Build Confidence & Connect With People

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The Short Version: Sometimes people wind up sleepwalking through their days and going through the motions in their relationships. They lose focus in their lives, and they need someone, like professional dating coach John Keegan, to wake them up. Based in New York City, John Keegan pioneered The Awakened Lifestyle to give people the emotional tools and inner confidence to reach their full potential in the dating scene and beyond. John taps into a person’s intuition and helps them become more conscious of their actions, their environment, and their personal connections, so they can take control of their lives. 

Many singles enter the dating world thinking all about themselves. They view relationships with a me-first mentality — What do I want? What do I expect? What are my dealbreakers? Basically, what can this person do for me?

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John Keegan inspires singles to live to the fullest.

Sometimes singles can get so caught up in their own heads with all these questions and expectations that they can forget to think about the date from the other person’s point of view.

NYC dating coach John Keegan turns the tables on daters by prompting them to focus on giving rather than receiving. He challenges his clients to think about the other person and ask “What do I have to offer them?” and “How can I add value to their lives?”

In his quest for self-actualization, John has created The Awakened Lifestyle, a step-by-step system to help singles date with purpose, build authentic relationships, and align with the flow of life. The Awakened Lifestyle is a proven recipe for success and happiness in matters of the heart.

John offers more than simple flirt tips or relationship advice. He imparts a loving philosophy to inspire his clients to tackle every aspect of life. His coaching courses, workshops, and other resources support an emotionally rewarding journey toward mindfulness, self-awareness, and true love.

“I’m teaching one main thing: connection,” John said. “I help people connect with themselves, connect with the world, and connect with people. The practice of being connected and being present can help people with anything they want to do.”

How Dating Coaching Translates to Life & Success Coaching

John’s coaching methods go beyond pickup lines and short-term tactics — instead, he passes on relationship values and confidence building exercises to bring people out of their fears and into their best selves. He can break down their self-limited beliefs (e.g. “I’m not good enough for her,” or “He probably doesn’t want to be bothered right now”) and show them how to write a new narrative for themselves.

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John teaches his clients to be authentic and live in the moment.

While John’s specialty is dating coaching for men (and for women too), his techniques, core beliefs, and motivational mantras can transcend the dating world and be applied to an array of social situations and professional challenges.

The Awakened Lifestyle can open people’s eyes to the opportunities surrounding them at all times and give them the secrets to a successful life. In his private coaching sessions, John helps people strengthen their social skills and become comfortable with reaching out and speaking their minds. Once his clients get in touch with the art of the flow, they can start conversations with anyone anywhere, and that’s a powerful thing.

“The things you’re learning for dating are good for life, too,” John said. “The Awakened Lifestyle is about being bold and connecting in new ways — in the dating world, in the professional world, and in life.”

The Awakened Lifestyle now includes general life coaching because John’s philosophy can inspire people to overcome all kinds of personal challenges and reach just about any goal they want to set for themselves.

Now Launching a Four-Week Video Course

John has spent his career leading seminars, hosting workshops, and coaching singles one on one. He knows how to build people up and give them the push they need to make an approach, and he can offer tips and insights to turn any encounter into a success story. His upbeat attitude and encouragement have made a difference during in-person coaching programs, and now he’s looking to expand his influence across the web.

In addition to The Awakened Lifestyle learning library and YouTube channel, John is preparing to launch an online mastery course that will include over 50 hours of educational content and interactive materials.

“I want people to gain confidence and realize that they can meet people anywhere,” John told us. “The course delves into how to break the ice, how to have a conversation, and how to set up a date, and that has an impact.”

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The Awakened Lifestyle brings singles out of their comfort zones.

John said his soon-to-be-unveiled online course will have a definite start date and a definite end date because he wants clients to go on a journey together. The course will last about four weeks and include daily empowerment lessons and dating strategies. John will lead a webinar for the course participants twice a week to keep them on track and give them an opportunity to discuss their progress and experiences in a friendly community.

By the end of the course, John hopes that singles will walk away with a full understanding of what it takes to spark a connection in the real world.

“Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you can’t get lazy and comfortable,” John said. “You have to become more so you and your partner can become more.”

Gathering Testimonials From the People He’s Helped

When John Keegan started dating coaching over 10 years ago, he wanted to teach men and women the art of attraction to help them land dates and build relationships. As he worked with people, he saw them take steps to change their lives, and he realized the broader impact his coaching could have in the long run.

In the last year or so, John has gone back through his former client list and reached out to see where his clients are at now. It had been years since he’d heard from many of these clients, and some had only worked with him for a few weeks, so he wasn’t sure what kind of responses he’d get or progress he’d see. As it turned out, the responses were overwhelmingly positive and the stories were transformative.

“Dating is supposed to be fun, but it isn’t always easy,” said Lisa Oz, co-host of The Dr. Oz Show. “John Keegan makes dating less daunting.”

John has collected testimonials from many people who say The Awakened Lifestyle gave them the push they needed to fall in love, build relationships, and seize opportunities in their personal and professional lives. John said he feels honored to play a part in someone’s journey toward self-growth, and their success stories remind him of the importance of his work.

“It’s really powerful,” he said. “Couples who came together before my eyes now have children. It’s amazing to have helped further relationships, marriages, and families like that.”

Awakened Lifestyle Offers a Philosophy for Self-Actualization

John Keegan is a heart-driven dating coach focused on using authenticity to charm and connect with people at coffee shops, on the bus, in bookstores, and on the street. Every day, he challenges his clients to look for the possibilities around them and go after what they want with purposeful consideration.

The Awakened Lifestyle empowers individuals to view dating from an entirely different lens and awaken their own inner confidence in social situations.

“If you want to have a great dating life, you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone all the time,” John said. “You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable.”

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