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Meet Amie Leadingham of Amie the Dating Coach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amie Leadingham.

Amie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was successful in the corporate world for many years, but being single during that time I really doubted my ability to date since I never chose the right kind of guy for me. To tell you the truth, I SUCKED at dating. I even told my mom, she may have a marriageless daughter LOL.

But at the end of the day, I’d come home and really miss spending my time with someone special. Yeah, hookups and casual dates were easy to come by. But I really wanted something more meaningful. So I did what most people in the dating world did.. is find a guy that was good on paper (good job, attractive, nice enough).. and try to make it work.

Well, that failed miserably because it was all based on surface requirements. That relationship broke my heart the most because I REALLY tried to make it work. So I decided to take a hiatus from dating and work on myself (workshops, read books, etc.). That’s when I realized; there wasn’t anything wrong with me. I just lacked relationship skills. It was just that simple.

They teach you everything in school, except healthy relationship skills and how to date. No wonder I was successful in every area of my life except for dating! When I returned to date with my new found perspective, I stopped wasting my time on flakes, my confidence was BOOSTED, and within a short time, my dating experience completely changed, I met the love of my life, my current husband. (married 6 years, together 8).

My personal journey to finding love gave me the inspiration to help others find the kind of love I used to never think was possible. So I got trained and certified as a Relationship Coach so that I can help more singles to open themselves up to the love and life they really want and deserve.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I would say now it’s smooth now, but it didn’t start that way. I had plenty of self-doubt since when I first began. I remember being so nervous with those first few clients. Sometimes wondering can I really do this? What if I fail?

Now it’s been 5 and half years since the day I left my corporate job and I’ve helped so many singles find their soulmate, get married, and start their dream family. I’m glad I listened to my intuition and forged forward.

Please tell us about Amie the Dating Coach.
Have you heard this line? Luck equals opportunity meets preparation? Oprah just did an awesome video on it! Well, I truly believe in that. I don’t think we as singles we prepare ourselves enough when it comes to dating. We just wing it. Which in turns gives us the dismal results that we have.

My philosophy is to prepare yourself right now while you’re single. Learn all the relationship and dating skills ahead so that when you meet that special person. You have the highest chance of success. I mean we do it everywhere else in life, why would we do it in love?

My approach is Conscious Dating and the most successful stories of the singles I work with start with clarity about their relationship non-negotiables. Most singles think they know them, they’ll tell me it’s height, how much money someone makes, the way a person looks. But you’d be shocked, when we create the list with my method, none of those things come up.

Instead, it’s deeper core values that they didn’t even know to screen for actually come up. And by using these non-negotiables and Conscious Dating, I’ve helped many singles become couples and become families. This is what drives me every day. I love being a Relationship Coach.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I know this may sound weird, but my “solve the mystery” personality started in childhood. I always enjoyed puzzles and figuring things out. It started with my dad, he’s an engineer, but I have to say a jack of all trades. I remember this one time, he started to work on his car. I was about 7 years old, thinking… how cool is this guy?

He even knows how to fix cars! I looked up to him so much that I grabbed my pink bicycle with tassels flipped it over and started to give my bike a tune-up while he was fixing the car.

I’ll never forget my mom’s face when she walked out and saw us side by side… she laughed so hard and said one day, you’ll be able to do anything you put your mind to baby. I’m pretty sure being a Relationship Coach wasn’t what she had in mind, but my mom was right, I did it anyway.

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