The Scoop: Love literally came late to Lisa Shield. Her husband Benjamin showed up 30 minutes late on their first date, but that didn’t put a damper on their time together. Loving him was easy, and within a year they were happily married. Sixteen years ago, Lisa saw how transformative love can be, and that experience led her to become a professional dating coach. Today, she passionately supports and inspires her clients via online modules, group calls, and one-on-one coaching. She gets to the heart of relationships in her private group coaching program, Emotionally Naked Dating, and teaches her clients that authenticity and attractiveness are one and the same.
Dating coach Lisa Shield met her husband on a dating site 16 years ago. Benjamin’s open and kind spirit fundamentally changed how she viewed loving relationships. She had been married before and had gone on nearly 100 first dates, but she had never known love like this.
One night, he gently held her face in his hands and told her, “I’m yours, and you’re mine, and I’m not going anywhere.”
Relationships can be full of fear and insecurity, but, with those few words, Lisa knew she was safe. “That’s the kind of honest, open, naked communication I know is possible in a relationship,” she said. “Now I try to teach my clients how to find and create that with a partner.”
In 2002, Lisa entered the dating industry to mentor singles who are looking for a transformational love like the one she has found. She has experienced the highs and lows of dating — from being trapped in a toxic relationship to marrying the love of her life — and can empathize with her clients while offering sage advice. Lisa has earned her master’s degree in spiritual psychology, so she’s in tune with what’s going on in the head and the heart.
The dating coach recently created a simple game plan for how to attract relationship-ready men in a short period of time. She delivers her proven dating formula in one-on-one coaching sessions, online courses, and group work with single women. In the last year, she launched a new program called Emotionally Naked Dating to further underscore the importance of embracing your vulnerability when you find the right partner.
“All of us need to stop at some point and reflect on who we are and what we’re attracting,” she said. “Everyone should do some work in this area. The problem people have is they don’t have a step-by-step plan, and that’s what this course is.”
A Transformative Experience for Modern Single Women
Lisa has been working with singles (mostly women) for over a decade, and in that time she has seen countless clients put her words into action and transform their lives.
“I help women let go of their negative and false beliefs so that they become lighter and more attractive,” she told us. “It’s important for them to have a guide who can take them through the dating process and show them how it works.”
Although she started out focusing on one-on-one work, she has seen that group coaching can allow her to reach a larger audience and make a lasting impact in a short amount of time. Lisa told us she firmly believes group coaching is the future of the coaching industry, and she plans to get ahead of the game by developing group programs for single women.
The Emotionally Naked Dating course is her first foray into this area. This three-month program includes daily online modules, group video calls, and individual follow-up sessions.
Lisa also gives clients her cell number so they can reach her during dating emergencies. “I try to be there for them, especially in crisis because that’s often when I can do the best work,” she said.
The Emotionally Naked Dating course guides women to lower their guards and stop hiding from love. Whether she’s helping her clients overcome their fears or cultivate a positive outlook, Lisa shows single women a path and encourages them to walk it with her. Together, they discover how empowering it can be to be vulnerable with someone else.
“I teach my clients to tune in to the voice of their Naked Dater so they’re being advised and guided by this loving and compassion part of themselves,” she said. “The women I coach tell me that tapping into their Naked Dater and being able to listen to their own inner wisdom is life-changing for them.”
Shifting Toward Short-Term Group Coaching
Lisa has the knowledge to change singles’ lives, and she is currently developing effective coaching resources to deliver that information and provide that guidance. Over the past two years, she has transitioned into doing a coaching program that combines one-on-one and group coaching because she has seen how it yields much faster results for her clients.
She told us her goal is to help her clients get into relationships as quickly as possible, so she has developed coaching programs that have a clear end date. That way, singles don’t become reliant on her for months or years on end.
“Coaching is changing,” she said. “People come to coaches for results. It shouldn’t be a long, ongoing process. Dating is finite — you come in, you do it, you get into a relationship. I wanted to give women a clear and proven road map to do that.”
Lisa is a passionate and knowledgeable dating coach who has learned to see the best in people and never give up hope on love. Her positive outlook often inspires her clients to believe in themselves and see dating as an opportunity to grow and improve. Lisa told us her most important message to singles is just to enjoy it. The modern dating scene can be brutal, cruel, and ugly, but Lisa and her clients choose to focus on the goodness guiding people to connect with one another.
“I want my clients to become more open-hearted, passionate, and playful,” she said. “What I want most is for my clients to go out into the dating world and have a good experience.”
No Persona, No Gimmicks, Just Straight-Up Advice
Singles who come to Lisa know that what you see is what you get with her. She is her authentic self every minute of every day, and that often puts her clients at ease. Lisa builds strong emotional connections by being genuine, open, and confident, and she encourages her clients to follow her good example. After all, you fall in love with a person, not a persona.
Lisa isn’t a proponent of manipulative or overly complex dating tactics — she maintains that attraction is ultimately very simple. “I want to dispel the untruths out there,” she said. “There are no gimmicks or strategies. I think we have to get beyond all that and get to the truth about human connection.”
“Thank you for our conversation,” said Marcela A., a former client. “You have been a blessing since our first call. I finally feel someone understands me.”
“People come to coaches for results. It shouldn’t be a long, arduous process.” — Lisa Shield, professional dating coach
Lisa advises her clients to go beyond game-playing and seek real relationships built on trust, honesty, and respect. This is her calling in life, she told us, and she is proud to have positively influenced so many singles around the world.
“It’s wonderful to be able to love what you do and be successful,” she said. “I’m driven to stand up and be a voice in this industry because I feel people need honest, real, practical advice that works.”
Lisa Teaches Clients to Be Open-Hearted & Vulnerable
When Lisa got out of a terrible marriage, she saw online dating as the perfect opportunity to start again and find her soul mate. Once she met Benjamin, everything fell into place. She is now happily married and feels passionate about showing other women how to be so fortunate in their love lives.
Today, Lisa gives dating and relationship advice to women around the world. Whether she’s working with singles one-on-one or in group workshops, Lisa reminds singles not to give up hope as they navigate the modern dating scene. By focusing on vulnerability and authenticity, Lisa has given her clients the key tools to building a strong emotional bond with someone special.
Her proven coaching methods led to 12 weddings in just the last year, and she looks forward to many more successes to come.
“My work just keeps getting better and better,” she said. “I feel really proud of the fact that I’m a seasoned veteran in the dating industry. My work really comes out of a deep passion for human connection. I want to create that at the deepest level for my clients.”