The Scoop: Before you can be loved, you have to believe you’re someone worth loving. That’s why some emotionally attuned dating coaches, like Sandy Weiner of Last First Date, choose to focus on personal development and building self-esteem to prepare clients to cultivate the relationships they deserve. Sandy is a world-renowned life and love coach who has spent the last 11 years mentoring women over 35 and watching them transform into powerful, confident, and capable daters. Her private and group coaching sessions have led to many breakthroughs, and now she is taking her message on the road by speaking at conferences, private events, and corporate seminars about the importance of living authentically and speaking up to connect and be heard. By empowering women throughout the US, Sandy has put herself at the forefront of a growing movement toward lasting gender equality.
Dating coach Sandy Weiner has made it her mission to give women everywhere the confidence and skillset to find lasting love again. Her coaching business, Last First Date, has inspired countless singles to reassess their dating histories and tackle relationship issues with renewed clarity and confidence.
“Sandy is solid not only as a professional, but trustworthy as a human being,” said Susan, a former client from Manhattan. “If you’re lucky enough to work with her, you’ll learn essential life and love skills as your self-worth increases, and you’ll relate to men in a whole new way.”
After freeing herself from an unhappy marriage, Sandy became interested in exploring personal development and helping women overcome their relationship challenges. She earned her certification as a professional life coach from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaches Federation.
In 2007, Sandy turned her passion into a career when she founded Last First Date, a private coaching business.
“Over the past 11 years, the impact I’ve already made is undeniable,” she said. “Women have entered into relationships of their dreams, found the love of their lives, and gotten married.”
Now Sandy told us she has expanded her business to reach more women over 35. She has begun shifting gears to focus on helping women build confidence in all areas of their lives, so they’re ready for epic love and prepared to find professional success and personal fulfillment along the way.
“All women would benefit from valuing themselves more, showing up more authentically in all areas of life, and learning how to speak up powerfully with grace and connection every single time,” she said.
Advocating for the Modern Woman of Value
Sandy’s next venture is a new company called The Woman of Value, which will focus on uplifting and emboldening women throughout the world.
“I will support women in speaking up, showing up, and standing up authentically to receive the respect they deserve at work, life, and love,” she said.
The Woman of Value will encompass all areas of life, not just dating, and shine a light on the importance of communicating with clarity and confidence. Sandy will speak at conferences, private events, and corporations to share her simple yet profound message: To become a woman of value.
If you’re finding it difficult to attract the love you deserve, Sandy invites you to get on a complimentary half-hour Women of Value Love Breakthrough Session. During the session, Sandy will help you uncover the hidden challenges that are sabotaging your success with men, and you’ll leave the session with a clear roadmap to find and attract the man of your dreams.
She told us her ultimate goal is to change the culture of how women are treated at work, in love, and in all other relationships. Societal change takes time, but Sandy will be doing her part to move the conversation forward and provide supportive materials, including books, a new podcast, and articles, to enlighten women as to what they can do to become the best version of themselves.
Sandy said she will also conduct one-on-one and group coaching sessions focused on female empowerment and transformation. Her Speak Up Session, for instance, teaches women how to set healthy boundaries, ask for support, stand up for themselves, and raise their voices with strength and grace.
“As I grow and advance The Woman of Value movement, I plan to support women even further by showing them that valuing themselves is simply non-negotiable and respect is their birthright,” she said.
An Empowering Voice in Private Sessions & Retreats
Sandy works with women all around the world through video conferencing. Thanks to this technology, her influence isn’t limited by geography. She can conduct group coaching sessions with women living across the world without ever leaving her home.
But she does leave home now and again to give inspirational speeches (like her TEDx talk) or conduct engaging workshops. Plus, she hosts an annual live retreat in November to give her clients a rallying point to learn, grow, and de-stress.
This year, Sandy’s Woman of Value retreat will take place in a luxury setting. She will encourage participants to leave their cares behind and immerse themselves in a transformative experience packed with life lessons and fun activities.
These retreats support women and motivate them to reach for their dreams — without letting anyone or anything stand in their way. In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Sandy’s empowerment work has become a clarion call for single women to take control of their lives by requiring their romantic partners, coworkers, friends, and family members to treat them with respect.
“The work I’m doing now is so necessary — more than ever before,” she said. “Women need accessible tools to speak up in a way that has them be heard. The culture is changing. The time is now.”
Refining an 11-Year Legacy of Success & Growth
Sandy’s 11-year career as a professional life and love coach has led to many client success stories. Whether she’s guiding a widow to heal a broken heart and find love again or offering advice to a 40-something who wants to get married and start a family, Sandy’s grounded coaching has comforted and inspired women from all walks of life.
Jennifer was recently divorced and had just started to date again when she hired Sandy as her personal cheerleader and mentor. She said the sessions helped her focus on being a high-value woman first and a great girlfriend second. “I have come to value all that I bring to a relationship,” she said. “The universe provided me with a gift by putting Sandy on my path.”
Jennifer is now happily married and raising a blended family in Pennsylvania.
“Sandy was a positive, gentle, and knowledgeable guide through the murky waters of post-divorce dating.” — Jane Pollak, a certified coach who found her soul mate after working with Sandy
Susan, a 78-year-old therapist, had reservations about dating again until a few coaching sessions with Sandy helped her regain her self-confidence.
“I needed to increase my self-love, with the knowledge that a man would be fortunate to have me in his life, not only the other way around,” Susan said in her testimonial. “Through specific exercises and visualizations, Sandy helped me to internalize this in a way that made a difference.”
“A light inside has been turned on,” said another client named Maureen B. “I’m sharing the real me with the world. Thank you, Sandy, for being who you are and giving your gifts to those in need!”
Sandy told us she couldn’t be more delighted to be a positive influence in the lives of so many women. “I love teaching women the skills necessary for speaking up, especially when they have been devalued or disrespected,” she said. “There’s nothing more empowering than knowing in your heart that you showed up and spoke your truth — without pissing people off!”
Sandy Helps Her Clients Find Their Truth
Sandy entered the dating industry to help midlife daters come into their own and attract dates both offline and online. She has emphasized the importance of practicing self-love as the best strategy to cultivating mature and healthy relationships. Many of her clients have been divorced, and her message of hope and empowerment resonates with them. Sandy shares her own experience as an unhappily married woman who became a Woman of Value and found joy in live and love post-divorce. Sandy’s personal transformation shows her clients there is a better path ahead.
For over a decade, Last First Date has offered women a chance to reframe their love lives and tackle romance with confidence. Now Sandy is preparing to launch a second business venture, The Woman of Value, to reflect the needs of the modern woman. Her comprehensive programs, events, and products will give women the confidence and courage to speak up and live authentically.
“It is my calling,” she said. “In the 11 years since I became a certified life and love coach, the transformational work I enjoy doing most is helping women develop the core confidence to own their value and stand in their truth — unapologetically and with grace. A woman who is aligned in this way makes choices that are alive and resonant at work, in life, and in love.”