Sally Landau is a California-based dating coach and relationship expert. In the pantheon of professions, it may lag behind heart surgeon, climate scientist, or inner city school teacher, nevertheless, her sage coaching elevates dating and romance to its rightful place: mysterious, exciting, and essential.
Having chosen to have a happy life, majored in psychology, co-managed a prestigious architectural firm for many years, endured more self-help seminars than a sane, adjusted person would ever admit, and since 2001, has been a certified life coach, Sally is expertly positioned to extend her trained hand to women over forty who hate to date and want a mate.
Quick-witted, funny, sometimes acerbic but always caring, the whining-inclined might want to tread carefully. Sally instructs, she coaches, she inspires, she directs; and in her treasured reflective moments, she blogs. She is also writing her second book. Dating Can Be Fun is her company name and up until 2003, it was her guiding mantra. Sally went on forty-six first dates in six months with a wide array of quality men, and contrary to the avalanche of dreadful and life sapping dating stories she had heard about and partly expected, she had a ball.
Sally knows how to help clients love themselves, she guides self awareness, she crafts a process where women can genuinely define what they’re looking for in a mate, but most importantly, she preaches that the dating moment and journey have to be fun.
In Sally’s universe, flirting is an example of such fun and undeserving of any bum rap. It does not have to be sexual. The thought of flirting, or even better, banter, can be a reason to wake up in the morning. There’s so much fun learning to play in the moment. You appear engaged and therefore attract like-minded people, because they find you engaging.
It’s important to Sally that her clients understand that dating is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the more you know and embrace and love about you, the more you’ll have to give. Sally’s dating journey, her fun-filled trial and error, was extraordinarily providential. And from the 46, she plucked No. 45, the love of her life. They’ve been together since August, 2003, and in August, 2009 they got married.