Hello, I’m Bernadette M. Smith.
I’m a seasoned dating consultant and serial entrepreneur with over a decade’s worth of experience coming to the rescue of bright, high-achieving divorced women everywhere with a foolproof series for finding love. A background in psychology, I’m also a proud graduate of the Dreikurs Institute and Coach University, as well as a Certified Member of the International Coach Federation.
Compatible Connections grew out of my personal experience. After filing for divorce, I found myself single for the first time in 25 years. Having had my last date in college, the thought of dating again was petrifying! Looking to empower myself, I read numerous dating books. Much to my dismay, few were helpful. The authors were full of authoritative advice and opinions leading the reader to “JUST DO IT” strategies and attitudes which to me never felt authentic. What divorcees new to the dating scene really need is the “HOW TO” strategies, knowledge & attitudes that align with their authentic self so they can have successful relationships with men they love. The reality of dating after a divorce isn’t easy but it doesn’t have to be insurmountable either.
After a string of really bad dates, I decided there had to be a better way to do things, that dating had to be more than just a numbers game. I put my background in positive psychology and certified coach training to work and came up with a simplistic method for divorced women to become empowered confident conscious daters. I call it dating from the inside out! You don’t have to give up who you are to be with someone else.
What I’ve learned and teach my clients is that Emotional intelligence plays an enormous part in choosing life partners, having a loving relationship, and a lasting marriage. Unfortunately, very few people know their EQ – Did you know second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages? So there is a need out there. My philosophy is to teach and introduce divorced women to their unique emotional intelligence, so that they can, not only attract an inspiring compatible partner, but nurture their most important relationship for a lifetime while honoring their authentic self.
These finding are the foundation of my consulting firm Compatible Connections and my two Signature Series: (1) The Laws of Compatible Connection – Collective Consciousness (2) Seek, Sort, and Select Compatible Partners on or off line.
I’m so grateful to be doing work that I love and work that found my true forever after! It gives me great pleasure to show other divorced women how to find their authentic path to real love and a life beyond their wildest imaginations!
It’s Time to Find Your Perfect Match too!