Many years ago, after volunteering at a women’s resource center, which aids women coping with personal and career concerns, my then eight-year-old son asked a question: “Mom, is there a men’s resource center?” I paused and answered: “No, honey, there’s not.”
For years, his question weighed on my mind. Then, one day meeting a friend for coffee discussing our respective businesses, I shared how working with men held great interest, most likely influenced by raising a son and experiencing a divorce where his father and I 'consciously uncoupled' when our marriage ended in divorce. We found mutual respect, kindness, and compassion, rather than bitterness and anger. This attitude greatly benefited us, and most importantly, our son. And that, I cannot emphasize enough.
I believed my experience could serve as a role model for both men and women transitioning through this life changing event.
I know, first-hand, how daunting dating can be – especially after a divorce, breakup, or loss of a spouse. It's complex, frustrating, and disappointing. I've learned a lot as I reflect on the many mistakes I've made on my dating journey. Yet, what I became acutely aware of was just how many men lacked dating and relationship skills that I knew were 100% teachable.
Successful men build personal and professional development plans for their careers but why didn't they apply this skill to dating?
What a missed opportunity, I thought. I set out to change that with a playbook built just for men.
Now, more than twenty years after my son's poignant question: "Mom, is there a men's resource center?", I enthusiastically answer: "Yes, now there is."
I proudly present Corner Office Cupid™: The Date Smart Playbook for Men™.
When a content marketer presented Corner Office Cupid as a possible company name, he had no idea of how this would resonate. Years ago, as a former director of office leasing with a commercial real estate developer, I understood the status of ‘corner office’ and how it implies success. I spray painted – ‘The Big Cheese’ – on the concrete floor of a pizza chain executive director's CORNER OFFICE, prior to tenant build-out.
In looking back, that's pretty cool. We never know what life will return to us.
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