MEET THE TEAM

"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done"

JACQUI BAKER

FOUNDER MATCHMAKER & DATING COACH

Jacqui started this business as a result of becoming single over 2 years ago at the prime age of 53.  She tried online dating, but it just wasn’t for her.  

She felt she had left behind all the traits and qualities she really wanted to find in her new partner.  She also felt she had resorted to the superficial, fast and ruthless world of internet dating and past the game playing stage. 

She decided to look at mature singles events aimed at the quirky, higher end market, something that was not readily available or accessible for singles over 45.  

To compliment this, Jacqui has always had the instinct of matching friends, colleagues and acquaintances over the years.  This has now given her so much satisfaction and delight, paired with her singles event passion, it was and is her dream job. 

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MELINDA SMITH

MATCHMAKER, MENTOR, COACH

 

Melinda spent a large part of her life giving career advice and playing matchmaker between job seekers and businesses.  She realised that the part she enjoyed was the relationship coaching helping employer and employee/job seeker understand each other and invest in their relationships to harmoniously spend their work life together.

 

Believing in Jacqui's vision and purpose 110% she now spends her time helping people work on their dating behaviours, invest in themselves and help them improve their dating experience.  Melinda delivers mentoring and coaching on an individual and group basis, regularly delivering workshops on loss, confidence and common dating misconceptions and fears.

CAROL O'BRYNE

QUALIFIED GUIDANCE COUNCELLOR

& LIFE COACH

She initially trained as a Life Coach in 2007 after 20 years of working in a busy corporate environment in London and Dublin. She went on to develop and deliver personal development courses to clients who were experiencing periods of ‘being stuck’ and needing guidance on what was next?

Throughout the different stages of our life, there are particular times which we consider to be transitional. These are the times when we feel the need to take stock of our lives and really consider what is important to us going forward. Carol uses coaching tools which can contribute to how we develop our own self-awareness and in so doing envision possibilities for the future. She guides her clients gently into assessing their own needs and how it is possible to look at their situations through a different lens.

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ADRIAN

`FITNESS TRAINER 

Personal Trainer and Gym Manager with over 15-year experience.

My passion is to help people change their lives in the simplest and most realistic way possible. I believe that everyone deserves the right to good health and to be happy with themselves inside and out.

Getting fit and healthy does not have to be difficult. Our personalized exercise programmes, coached sessions, calorie plan & constant support will help you with achieving your goals

EMMA GOTZ

PERSONAL STYLIST

Emma  is a Personal Stylist trained with the Style Coaching Institute (UK) and The Style Core Institute (US).

Emma works with both men and women - her mission is to help her clients develop outer and inner confidence with a positive self-image. 

She specialises in virtual and online styling services as well as offering one-to-one and group styling sessions in person. 

Services range from one-off outfit advice to full-image makeovers. She believes that everyone can benefit from working with a personal stylist, no matter what age, size or body shape, and that it should be a fun, empowering, and positive experience.

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Naomi Lloyd

`Photographer 

Naomi is a professional portrait photographer who creates portrait photos and headshots that look both professional and eye-catching. With over fifteen years of experience and consistent five-star reviews, you can book a stress-free photo shoot with Naomi knowing that you will receive professional head shots that will enhance your online profile.

Having always worked on location, Naomi can organise an outdoor photo shoot for you that is quick, easy and socially distanced. It does not have to be weather dependent either, as she is a highly experienced photographer who knows where to look for top shade and excellent natural light throughout all the seasons. 

Naomi studied law at Warwick University, followed by a successful career in sales and marketing before finally following her dream to run her own photography business in 2005.

Her experience in corporate and professional portrait photography is extensive. Celebrity talks and events include MIPIM convention in Cannes; Jo Malone at Bafta; Eddie The Eagle at Wentworth Golf Club; Princess Michael of Kent at Coworth Manor; Duchess of Rutland at Kensington Rooftop Gardens – to name a few.

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