The Scoop: Based in Round Rock, Texas, Angela Hayes sees many singles and couples struggling to build meaningful connections. Her private coaching business addresses relationship issues, career challenges, and other common life obstacles with clear, learned counsel. As a future marriage and family therapist, Angela has a knack for getting to the root of any problem and teaching clients they skills they need to move forward in a healthy direction. During relationship coaching sessions, she focuses on identifying her clients’ Love Languages to make sure they’re showing affection in a way that meets their partners’ needs. In the future, Angela plans to launch singles events and coaching workshops to foster a dialogue with people about how to create fulfilling relationships.
When two individuals in a relationship speak two vastly different Love Languages, their relationship can get lost in translation. He showers her with gifts when she wants words of affirmation. Or maybe she performs acts of service, but he wishes she would spend more time with him. It can be a frustrating circumstance where no one is truly satisfied or understood.
Some couples can benefit from learning to interpret each other’s words and actions because they aren’t automatically on the same page. They don’t understand each other’s needs, so they miss the mark even though the love is there. Round Rock, Texas, Life Coach Angela Hayes advises couples to pay attention to the Five Love Languages when connecting with a partner. She teaches couples to speak each other’s language, and she encourages singles to choose partners who are compatible with their attachment style.
“If you’re starting fresh, why wouldn’t you pick someone who’ll make it easy for you?” she said. “You have to be clear on what you’re looking for and what your needs are.”
Angela started a private coaching business to help people understand their priorities in order and create a plan to reach their life and relationship goals. She talks through various issues, including marital conflict and online dating struggles, to remove mental and emotional blocks. Her job as a life coach, marriage coach, and relationship coach is to help singles brainstorm solutions to personal problems.
When it comes to relationships, Angela focuses on identifying couples’ Love Languages and teaching positive communication skills, so she can help them clarify what they need from one another and how they can show love in a way that makes sense to them.
“When your Love Languages don’t match, it takes intention to have your partner feel loved in a relationship,” she said. “Usually when couples are sitting in my office, it’s been a while since they’ve felt loved. My goal is to identify their Love Languages and have them leave feeling loved, and that will create a foundation for being intentional going forward.”
A Growing Team Offers Something for Everyone
As her business grows, Angela has had to grow along with it. She recently moved to bigger offices in Round Rock, and now she has brought on a colleague, Trina Fowler, to help her reach more clients. Trina specializes in working with parents, teenagers, and young adults.
Angela and Trina became fast friends while interning at the same agency in Austin, Texas. Now they’re both certified coaches and future marriage and family therapists whose coaching styles complement one another well. Together, they teach their clients how to live their best life.
Theirs is a positive and empowering message. They see individuals and couples who are often at their wit’s end and don’t know how to move forward, but, by the end of the session, the life coaches ensure their clients have a greater understanding of who they are, what they need, and how to get it.
Even when confronted with the frustration of online dating and ghosting, the life coaches remain hopeful and urges singles to continue learning and loving to the best of their abilities.
“I believe you learn something from every experience in the dating scene,” Angela said. “The more you know about yourself, the more you can be intentional and pick well for yourself and for the other person.”
Whether she’s advising married couples or coaching coaches, Angela offers step-by-step support for clients facing challenges in their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives.
Couples Retreats & Singles Events Inspire Intentional Love
In 2019, Angela plans to host couples retreats that focus on the importance of love languages in intimate relationships. She described the weekend retreat as an intensive experience full of information and support.
She will take no more than 10 couples into a space where they can relax, learn, and grow together. During the weekend, she will work closely with couples and offer insights into how they can identify each other’s Love Language. She also plans to bring in massage therapists and other experts to help couples enjoy themselves and bond with one another.
“I want to build an entire weekend focused on spending quality time and talking about why Love Languages matter,” Angela said.
Angela also sees merit in applying the Love Languages to singles’ lives to help them start a relationship that’s built to last. She’s looking into organizing speed dating events or meetups where participants all speak the same Love Language.
“I want to bring people together who have similar interests and learning how to speak your partner’s Love Language so there’s automatically a connection,” she said. “These are people who have at least one thing in common with you, and that’s a great start.”
Angela told us such events could lower the language barrier between people and help them discover authentic and deep connections to someone special.
Success Stories Bolster Her Reputation
Though she only just started her business four years ago, Angela already has many success stories to her name.
Regina S. said she had never been to a life coach before, and she was blown away by the experience. “Our work together was one of the best investments I could have made to my success,” she said. “There is no doubt that I will continue to enjoy the benefits of my coaching experience for a long time.”
In the last few years, Angela has grown her reputation through word of mouth. She has earned the endorsement of many trusted names in the industry. Thumbtack consistently ranks Angela among the top marriage and family therapists in the Austin area. She currently has a 4.6 star rating on the platform.
“Angela is great,” wrote Bobbie S. in a review. “She is teaching myself and my significant other how to communicate better and really boil down to what’s going on in our relationship. We have been using what she has recommended, and we are feeling successful.”
Nana A. said Angela helped him work on himself and get in a more positive frame of mind about his life. “Angela is a very nice and outstanding woman,” he wrote in a five-star review.
Other former clients write that Angela guided them to overcome marital conflict, adapt to a career change, and overall find success and fulfillment in life. These testimonials put into sharp relief why Angela got into the coaching business and what she hopes to achieve. Her mission is to transform lives, and she has certainly done that for many people.
Angela Helps Clients Get Clear on What They Want
Relationship compatibility isn’t just about enjoying similar hobbies and liking the same foods — it’s about connecting on a deep emotional level and understanding one another’s needs and desires. Learning to speak each other’s Love Language is an important first step toward establishing true compatibility with a significant other.
As a professional life and relationship coach, Angela acts as an interpreter for singles and couples struggling to love and be loved. She teaches her clients to identify each other’s Love Languages and foster loving connections based on mutual respect, positive communication, and understanding. In the coming years, she plans to take her love lessons into the field and organize events that inspire people to cultivate fulfilling long-term relationships.
“My clients want to meet people who are a good fit and interested in a relationship,” she said. “They’re finding that dating apps aren’t working for them. They don’t know what else to do, so we’re working on that.”