MEET MARLA MARTENSON, BEVERLY HILLS MATCHMAKER
Marla is often called The Cupid of Beverly Hills. I love my job connecting singles with their soul mates. But before you can come together with your perfect partner, you need to come together with yourself. High self-esteem and loving your life and who you are first, is a crucial step to success in creating a lasting and loving relationship. I have been a matchmaker and dating coach for over a decade. I own the boutique matchmaking service called, Cupid For Hire.
The author of four books, and a regular guest on many radio and TV shows, as well as an expert on the wildly popular site, YourTango.com. Marla is excited to share her experience with young men and women and help them to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls of the “hook up” culture!
Besides working in the relationship and dating industry for over a decade, Marla has experienced all the ups and downs of dating and relationships herself.
Marla was married three times, dumped, cheated on, divorced, and made all the wrong decisions a young woman could make, but came out shining with a wonderful soul mate and career. Both men and women can benefit from Marla’s first-hand experience.
At the age of nineteen the pursuit of an acting career drew Marla to Hollywood and a two-decade stint in television commercials, print modeling, and more often than (being in front of the camera), found herself taking orders, with pad in hand, waiting on tables. In 2002, she was ready to hang up her apron, and turn her people skills into a successful career in matchmaking, leading many couples to matrimony.
Marla is the author of two relationship advice books. Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting and Good Date, Bad Date and two memoirs, Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker and Hearts On The Line. She has appeared on countless radio and TV shows including the Today Show, WGN Chicago Morning News, San Diego Living, Beyond Belief with George Noory on Gaiam TV, Urban Rush and Better TV.
Marla’s work inspires people and gives them hope that they can find their soul mate. She found and married her own, musician and composer Adolfo Jon Alexi, in Mexico City in 2002. When not busy matchmaking or writing she can be found sipping vanilla soy lattes, writing about her adventures, and enjoying life with her own soul mate.
Here is a sample presentation Marla can deliver to your chosen audience:
Good Date, Bad Date: 5 Keys To Avoiding
The Frogs & Attracting The Princes
This entertaining keynote educates and informs young women through an interactive presentation that focuses on the importance of making positive, healthy choices in dating while avoiding the “hook-up” culture that has permeated college life and damaged self-esteem in a vicious cycle of dating disasters.
Marla’s presentation helps today’s young woman understand that despite the relentless media culture promoting physical perfection in order to be loved, she owes it to herself to find the personal authenticity that will open doors and attract that perfect wife/husband.
Participants will discover how healthy and successful choices build the confidence that radiates into all endeavors and creates beauty inside and out in a cycle that changes “vicious” into delicious.
YOUR AUDIENCE WILL LEARN:
- Getting clear on what you want in a relationship …
- The # 1 reason women attach to the wrong guy …
- How to avoid the bad boys …
- Learn how to rock what you’ve got and not compare yourself to others …
- Get the confidence to say no to hooking up …
- Dealing with society’s unrealistic expectations …
- Becoming deliciously authentic …
BOOKS BY THIS SPEAKER
Hearts On The Line: The Elusive Pursuit Of Love In The City Of Angels
BOOK / EBOOK BY MARLA MARTENSON
Now in her second installment, Marla is still firing Cupid darts at work, a plush dating service she calls the “Double D”—which doesn’t stand for dream date. She and her husband Adolfo work hard to achieve their goal of leaving their small apartment behind and buying a home, but with a boss who requires Marla to cross ethical lines, a tiny spark is all it takes, and Marla goes from being vice-president of a multi-city enterprise to unemployment. Adolfo’s passion switches to anger and then resentment, Marla’s celebrity hob-knobbing, shopping in boutiques, and pricey Botox habit all skid to a dead stop. Bills pile up. Determined, Marla turns to Craig’s list, connecting with a series of flaky employers, and if the 99 Cent Store doesn’t carry it, she doesn’t buy it. Broke and depressed, however, she rarely finds time to write. When a former client calls and asks if she’d work with him as a matchmaker privately, she shifts into a whole new level. Amazing things start happening. Not only does she help people find soul mates instead of trophies and sugar-daddies, she finds the emotional space to heal personal traumas in the past, ranging from the bullying she endured in her youth, a near rape, a disastrous previous marriage, and her father’s death—an unusual experience involving the ocean’s kiss.
Good Date, Bad Date
BOOK / EBOOK BY MARLA MARTENSON
Good Date, Bad Date is every single woman’s dating coach–steering readers clear of pitfalls, guiding them to successful and fun dates. With her signature breezy, unflappable style, Martenson helps single women think about critical issues before they dive into the dating pool. Included in the book are such issues, tips, and advice on:
- Age, looks, and what really matters
- The critical importance of communication and finances
- How women and men think about each other
- The five clues that a man isn’t interested in you
- Dating etiquette
- The dos and don’ts of online dating
- What to do with him when you finally get him
Filled with self-assessment tests, quizzes, and dating Q&A’s, as well as anecdotes about successful dates and dating horror stories, Good Date, Bad Date is the single woman’s personal matchmaker to finding and dating the perfect guy.
Diary Of A Beverly Hills Matchmaker
BOOK / EBOOK BY KANIA KENNEDY
In Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker, Marla takes her readers for a hilarious romp through her days as an L.A. matchmaker and her daily struggles to keep her self-esteem from imploding in a town where looks are everything and money talks. From juggling the demands her out-of-touch clients to trying her best to meet the capricious demands of an insensitive boss to the ups and downs of her own marriage to a Latin husband who doesn’t think that she is ‘domestic’ enough, Marla writes with charm and self-effacement about the universal struggles that all women face in their lives. Readers will laugh, cringe, and cry as they journey with her through outrageous stories about the indignities of dating in Los Angeles, dealing with overblown egos, vicariously hobnobbing with celebrities, and navigating the wannabe-land of Beverly Hills. In a city where perfection is almost a prerequisite, even Marla can’t help but run for the Botox every once in a while.
Excuse Me Your Soulmate Is Waiting
BOOK / EBOOK BY MARLA MARTENSON
Using the best-selling book Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting as her bible, Marla Martenson teaches readers how to practice the Law of Attraction to find their true soul mates.
Martenson helps her clients and now her readers attract their soul mates using four fundamental steps:
1. Name what you DON’T want.
2. Name what you DO want.
3. Feel what you want
4. Allow it to happen.
With each step, Martenson offers Soul Mate Assignments, practical dating advice and strategies that readers practice so they can magnetize and energize their feelings to attract the perfect partner.
RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
“Marla gave an awesome presentation to my college class on dating. It was fun and interactive. I would definitely have her back!” — Aura Imbarus, PhD, El Camino Community College, Los Angeles
“Marla, thank you for sharing your story with the Millionaire Woman’s Club (Edmonton, Canada) and raising our vibration with the Law of Attraction.” — Debra Kasowski
“Of all the speakers I’ve booked for my conferences (Del Mar, Ca) over the years, perhaps none rise to the occasion quite like Marla. She is personable, energetic, and has a delightful sense of humor. But best of all, she LIKES people, and the audience understands that she does. Her presentations are not canned; she’s in command, and “in the zone.” — Bettie Youngs, Publisher (Bettie Youngs Book Publishers) and Conference Director, (101 Powerful Women…and a Few Good Men)