Many years ago, after volunteering at a women’s resource center, which aids women coping with divorce, family, financial, and health issues, 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.
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. 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. Now, I offer men a woman’s voice of deep relationship insight, filled with nuggets of wisdom derived from decades of life introspection.
I've worked diligently and tirelessly behind the scenes developing Corner Office Cupid's unique concept while test-marketing, prototyping, and building a comprehensive program. People ask why I've chosen to work with men; how is it that I singled out this niche?
My son's question stayed with me. I saw a need and developed a concept. Then, I dared greatly, following my instincts and wholehearted aspiration.
I share an excerpt from The Man's Guide to Women, authored by John Gottman PhD and Julie S. Gottman PhD, that echoes what I truly believe:
"Men, you have the power to make or break a relationship. That's right. Research shows that what men do in a relationship is, by a large margin, the crucial factor that separates a great relationship from a failed one. This does not mean that women do not need to do their part, but the data proves that a man's actions are the key variable that determines whether a relationship succeeds or fails, which is ironic since most relationship books are written for women. That's kind of like doing open heart surgery on the wrong patient."
More than twenty years after my son's poignant question, men now have a resource written just for them.
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'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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