"Honestly you're hands down the best in your field. You not only look at what the client wants but what the client needs, and you actually care to make successful matches based on love. No one is perfect but your match was the most accurate, possibly in my entire dating life!"
- Haritini Pandis , Realty Real Estate Agent/Salesperson in Haritini Pandis
"Rachel is the one to watch as the "It" girl in New York."
- Shelli Trung, Founder of 3six5dates.com
"Thank you sooooooo much for being such a great instructor and presenting the information in a way that everyone could understand. I really enjoyed the class, I’m actually reconstructing my business plan as we speak to incorporate some of the tips you gave me during our business plan review. So thank you! "
- Moe Patterson, Student, Live Training Matchmaking Institute, March 2019
"I initially consulted Rachel to help me out with problems I was experiencing with my significant other. I was initially a bit skeptical of contacting a dating coach and have always been turned off by the self-help book style of oversimplifying complex issues. During my first or second session with Rachel, she looked at me and told me that the problem with my relationship was not what I thought it was, and she proceeded to tell me what she thought was happening. I had a few more sessions with Rachel, and we parted ways. Fast forward one year of a difficult relationship. After it ended, I realized that Rachel was absolutely correct. She figured out in a couple of hours what took me years to work out. Besides the fact that she was incredibly good at pinpointing the issues I was having, she was just so professional and compassionate. She made it so easy to be honest and helped me see things clearly.
Now that 8 months have passed since my relationship ended, I am now looking to Rachel again, this time as a matchmaker! would normally have no trust in someone to really understand who I am and what I am looking for. But I absolutely trust Rachel to really see me as a complex and nuanced person, and not just someone to put into ready-made, generic categories. And I trust her wisdom in bringing the right people together. She's just that type of special person, and I'm glad that I met her before she becomes super famous and impossible to book."
- Steve, 41, Media, NY
“Rachel has served as our Editor-at-large for the On My Own life stage on StageofLife.com for a couple of years now. I originally came across her blog when my co-founder and I were looking for a savvy, professional, and out-going writers and Editors to become the face and voice for each of our content sections on the website. We found a goldmine in Rachel. From her supportive comments on other bloggers’ stories to her cutting-edge, sassy, and amazingly relevant “From the Editor” essays that she turns in each month, Rachel has been a super-star Editor and freelancer for us here at StageofLife.com. She never misses a deadline. She’s got a unique point-of-view that compels you to read her work. And she’s just down-right easy to work with. I couldn’t say enough about Rachel and the positive impact she’s made on StageofLife.com.”
- Eric Thiegs, Founder of StageofLife.com
"I met Rachel at an event and overheard her telling someone that she recently got a client married by ghostwriting his on line dating profile and message of introduction to his now-wife! I was skeptical of the whole online dating scene, but talking to Rachel immediately put me at ease. She has a thorough understanding of how to work Internet dating. With her help, I had dates lined up with beautiful women like never before! Rachel told me she wanted to “makeover my on line and offline image”, and I just let her run with it. She made the process simple and fun. I knew right away that Rachel was the coach for me.”
- Nick, Sales, 43, NY
“Rachel I always felt I could share anything with you and that you would not only hold it in confidence but help me do what I could to learn from what I shared. I felt you went above and beyond to make sure I had a positive, learning experience. Your experience, professionalism, and poise makes me sure that I would recommend your service to anyone I know! Even though we live miles apart I felt you were there with me, thinking of me.”
-Julie, 29, Corporate Trainer, IL
“Rachel is one of the most intuitive, compassionate and understanding people I’ve worked with to date. She has a firm understanding of both psychology and business. Her calm personality makes you feel comfortable, even when you’re making mistakes. She is always positive. Her passion and acumen for what she does is what makes her one of the best in her field. She is definitely someone I’d work with again.”
- Kristen, 30, Publicist, NY
"I am so impressed the way you are so talented in communicating with your clients. You gave the feedback so nicely and so intelligently. You are soft, and in the same time you say what you think! That is so rare. I want to learn that art of communicating with people. It is such a rich gift you have."
- Mila, 32, NY
“Rachel, I wanted to personally thank you and express my gratitude for your expert advice and thorough counseling regarding the following: First, your detailed review and recommendations line-by-line of my written online profiles posted among several dating agencies were invaluable. Since I applied your tweaks, tips, and edits the unsolicited contacts from desirable women have multiplied exponentially. Second, your help and guidance with selecting my professional pictures generated very positive feedback from each and every contact. The range of responses have sparked comments on how I look like certain recognizable people or that I possess certain desired physical traits.Third, your comprehensive assessment and thereafter fine-tuned calibration of what my expectations have been, are currently, and will/should be regarding women and relationships has been enlightening. If I only knew what I know now then…Fourth, your repeated corrections and numerous suggestions on how I write to and speak with women during both the initial approach and thereafter has given me a tool chest that I use frequently. I now have far more success getting responses and making dates.Finally, I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend you to anyone seeking your professional services. Best of luck!”
-Chris, CFO & General Counsel, 33, NJ
“I participated in Rachel’s coaching sessions to help me find the path to a healthy relationship. Rachel is very knowledgeable about relationships and how people interact in and outside of a relationship. She was able to help me learn things about myself and how I interact in relationships. I am able to take this new knowledge and apply it to future relationships. Rachel from the start seemed to be more like a friend than a relationship coach. She made me so comfortable in the sessions that it was so easy to be open about topics that I found difficult to discuss outside of my family and friends. Rachel makes herself available to her client’s which is great because she will always get respond to any of your questions and concerns. My experience working with Rachel was wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a relationship coach."
-Michelle, 26, Sales, PA
"One of the things we were told in class when I started my path to become a certified life coach, was "get coached by other coaches." Get to know the feeling of what your clients will receive on the other side. Even though I am not becoming a Dating/Relationship Coach, I decided to reach out to Rachel Russo, as we have worked together in the past on other projects.
Rachel started by making me perform a "S.W.O.T. Analysis", which stands for Strengths, Weakness's, Opportunities and Threats. This was applied to not only myself, but my dating pool, and my most recent relationships. Being able to look at my strengths and opportunities and then my weakness's and threats to my dating life, partners, and pool, gave me whole different perspective on dating. It expanded my horizons on opportunities out there for me and helped me find clarity on what I am not looking for in a partner.
The month I spent being coached by Rachel not only gave me amazing insight on how it is to be the client instead of the coach, but unique and eye-opening perspective on what I want in a relationship and a partner. Working with Rachel and getting her feedback, advice, and suggestions really gave me clarity. Rachel's sessions helped give me focus on things I never even thought to think about before in a partner/relationships.
Dating & Relationship Coaching isn't just a job to Rachel, it is about her sharing the joy she has for helping her clients meet the right person to settle down with. That to me says so much about her character. Rachel is about love and happiness and wanting to help people find that in their own lives. If you've ever thought about getting a coach for dating, I would highly recommend Rachel Russo. She has the skills to help you find and keep a relationship and has the long track record of setting people up in one of the hardest cities in the world to find love and happiness. "
-Ryan, 34, Chicago, Founder of www.bloggingblind.com
"Email coaching with Rachel has been extremely useful and inspiring. I found that it made me more disciplined and consistent about setting aside time every day to think about key questions surrounding my search for love. The email format provides space for reflection and understanding my priorities. Rachel is very thoughtful, caring, and responsive. She truly makes an effort to be part of your love life, provide honest advice, and steer you in the right direction. She has been a great coach for me and I think I made substantial progress. I would highly recommend trying this format with her in addition to other services she offers"
"Best. Matchmaker. Ever. Thank you so much for introducing me to my fiance on the very first introduction. You were spot on. You "got" me and the type of woman I was looking for right away. "
- Mark, 45, NYC
"Rachel is as wise as a Jedi! She is truly a cut above other dating coaches."
- Aaron Anderson, MS, LMFT Owner, The Marriage and Family Clinic
"Racchel offers advice that is direct and on point. She has success working with both singles and couples because of her personality, education, and work experience.
The unique thing about Rachel is that she is relatable. She wrote on a reality date-a-thon titled 3six5dates as their Ms New York, where it followed her dating adventures in a year’s time.
She is aware of the pressures of being single as well as the hardships and beauty of being coupled up. She is a talented writer and even got one of her clients married after just a year of ghostwriting emails on an online dating site for him!
She is skilled at public speaking. She did an amazing job talking about the Dating Dos and Donts Talk at Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage.”
- Allison, 26 Public Relations, PA
"Rachel is the Taylor Swift of dating."
- David R, CEO, 64, NYC
“I’m so glad that I decided to get involved in the coaching program. I believe that it has completely changed my outlook on relationships and I’ve learned so much about myself through the process. Rachel was a wonderful coach who really understood me and through speaking to her and working on the daily assignments I was able to pinpoint what I was doing wrong and clearly identify the type of guy and relationship that I want for myself. I would highly recommend coaching as a pre-requisite to the matchmaking service because it really prepares you to be in a successful loving relationship. By the way, Rachel I just started seeing someone who is wonderful and I’m letting him pursue me. its working!!”
-Angela , 28 Finance, NY
“Rachel has got the Sex & The City class, but she’s going to be bigger than Carrie Bradshaw, bigger than Patti Stanger, and all of that. Men want to date her. Women want to be her. She has every reason to be a snobby diva, but she’s not. She’s refreshingly down to earth and you can’t help but want to be around her. She’s like the smart big sister and best friend you wish you had. It’s rare in this industry. If you want love and marriage, don’t think about working with anyone else."
- Carla, 34, Health Care, NY
“As nervous as I was to begin this adventure, Rachel immediately put me at ease with her upbeat and genuine personality. Throughout our sessions, Rachel has managed to give me a clearer perspective on many of my complicated passages regarding relationships. She is one of those individuals who has learned from her experiences and actually acted on that knowledge and incorporated it into how she helps others. Rachel has been a very delightful presence in my life. Her positive energy is highly contagious and she manages to convince YOU that, if you do YOUR part, the marvelous possibilities are endless.”
-Tara, 35, Teacher, CA
"Your input from our conversations, your blogs, and newsletters have helped me in more ways than you can ever imagine. "
- Alex DiCarlo Rivera, NY
“I do not consider myself to be the type of a guy who needs a coach to get women! However, I am man enough to admit that even the best of us could use a few pointers. When I heard from a friend of a friend that Rachel actually got a guy married by ghostwriting emails on online dating sites, I knew she was the real deal. I hired her over a year ago in hopes of her using a woman’s touch and insight to find me a higher caliber of woman and the women I’ve been dating have been getting better and better. She exceeded my expectations and even came out with me as a “wing woman” to some happy hours in the city. Rachel might as well have a PhD in men. When she told me she was starting a dating blog for men, I said it’s about time!”
- Mike, 32, Finance, NY
"I have worked with Rachel over the last 4 months where she took me on a career changing journey on how to become a matchmaker and dating coach. I absolutely loved the amount of care, enthusiasm and attention to detail that Rachel projects into each and every session. Her passion for the industry is infectious and I cannot wait to become a part of it!! Even though logistically I am on the other side of the world ie Australia – Rachel made me feel as if she was right there next to me due to the amount of support that she provided along the way. She is extremely attentive making sure no stone was left unturned – and if anything exceeded my expectations. I would take any opportunity to learn from the best again – what a great experience and a little sad that the courses have come to an end!! Rachel it was one of the best career choices I’ve made, and so glad you were a part of it!!"
- Rebecca Pullicino, Sydney, Australia, Accountant/Aspiring Matchmaker & Dating Coach
"Rachel is the perfect balance of energetic and practical. I have been coaching with her for several years, setting goals and creating accountability for the action needed in those goals. At the time that I started working with her, I had just begun an acting career, and with her coaching, have now booked work in film, television and commercials. She has an amazing way of breaking big goals down into smaller ones, and making it seem more possible to achieve what it is that I am after. Without judgment and with a street savvy way of knowing how the world really works, she helped me get dialed into social media, networking opportunities and helped me to project an image that fetches for me what I am truly looking to attract. As an actor and creative type, I count on the perfect mix of pragmatism and creativity that Rachel embodies in her work. Rachel is an ambitious woman, who accomplishes what most people dream they could do. I admire her for her power which gives her advise just that much more credibility. Thank you Rachel, I am a better person for having encountered you. "
-Seph Dietlin, 47, Actor & Life Coach, at http://www.thegoalcrusher.com/, West Hollywood, CA
“I am the CEO at Hope Spring Eternal Introduction Agency. I am writing to recommend the marketing services, Coaching, Matchmaking service. Rachel Russo created and implemented many successful Sample campaigns for all the students at matchmaking institute to use it on our social media " We then used Rachel’s ideas creating our own campaigns. I’m happy to say that “it has been instrumental increased our online visibility and lead generation from ad campaigns and organic search. We are continuously impressed with Rachel’s level of service and coaching.
But perhaps the real benefits are:
- Rachel is an independent advisor who can provide frank and neutral advice that may be difficult to find inside your own workplace,
- Rachel allows you to talk about how to run your own matchmaking business or consider new ideas as a CEO,
- Rachel will be your conscience and mentor to keep you on track,
- Rachel is just a great individual!
As I stepped into a new role as a CEO I sought out a professional executive coach to assist, advise and coach me through the transition into my next career stage. Rachel Russo came highly recommended from matchmaking institute and has become one of… if not the best… recommendations I have ever received.
Rachel’s partnership creates a progressive balance between coaching, mentoring, informing and challenging that has helped me, and the team, create the right relationships with our board (allowing us to move key strategic initiatives forward in a much more comprehensive and effective manner), helped us with our own development as a team and how we work and communicate together and has helped me personally grow my leadership capability, credibility and results.
Rachel’s coaching (with her challenging insights) has helped us grow the organization, in less than a year, from a negative margin to a positive margin, significantly exceeding plan, while simultaneously creating a work environment placing our organization as one of the top 100 best matchmaking introduction Agency connecting people find love.
Our work together has enabled me to be a more effective executive leader, creating a more proactive and flexible organization with one of, if not the best, teams I have worked with. I, my team and our board could not be more pleased with the relationship and the demonstrable results.
I recommend Rachel for any role through which she can contribute her remarkable creativity and dedication. If hired, I am confident that she would take your marketing, relationship coaching, bossiness coaching efforts to new heights.
Thank you Rachel!"
- Nomsa McUbe
I have learned so much during this course and truly grateful and excited to start and launch my business soon so i can't thank you enough for not just being patient but for always being so understanding and empathetic and for the amount of valuable information you have taught me. They chose the perfect instructor for this course and they should really be honored and proud to have you!!!
-Suzi Kulalkovski, Exclusive Matchmaking
I am extremely elated to be sending Rachel my business plan. I just want to commend Matchmaking Institute for this wonderful opportunity and training received. It was definitely worth it. I looked forward to the virtual interactive classes every time. . Rachel You are absolutely amazing, a great teacher, soft spoken and always there to answer any and all questions. I am truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity and I can't wait to be a Certified Matchmaker!!!- Busloa Ademolu
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