Valentine’s Day has passed us by, but love is always in the air. Here at Woman To Woman Talk Magazine, we feel heartfelt to highlight The Matchmaking DUO™ (Kelli K. Fisher & Tana C. Gilmore). As seen on Bravo, Fisher Gilmore Matchmaking (FGM.) is an exclusive agency of heart hunters led by The Matchmaking DUO™. They provide matchmaking services personally designed to accommodate busy, successful professionals who are seeking long-term love. In searching for one’s compatible match, they pride themselves on giving their clients a lot of what they want, and even more of what they need.
Throughout years of traveling across the country together on a weekly basis, The DUO™ endured many personal and professional challenges. Those profound experiences highlighted the alignment in their beliefs, morals, and values and revealed that they were just as successful in supporting and coaching others as they were in the boardroom – the perfect foundation for a dynamic partnership.
Kelli K. Fisher, Date Coach
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. I’m very excited that you have chosen to connect with us. By the way, I’m Kelli — half of The Matchmaking DUO™ and I’m delighted to share a little about myself with you.
Every day I see busy professionals trying to establish a work-life balance. It’s a tightrope act that I know all too well. You see, for years I operated as a high performing executive with a pretty hectic personal life. Sometimes I still wonder how I managed it all.
When I think back, I suppose that my desire to cultivate balance is what led me to discover my passion — helping others find and sustain healthy, balanced lives and positive relationships. Once I came to that realization, becoming a Certified Relationship Coach and Professional Matchmaker was the natural progression of my deeply rooted passion.
I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to “believe in love”. Every step of my life’s journey has reinforced my belief that a life without love is simply incomplete. Every day I strive to assist others in finding their path to completion, and today I would be honored to facilitate you on your journey.
Tana C. Gilmore
I’m always amazed when I’m constantly approached for relationship advice. It has happened so often in fact, that I decided to become a Certified Relationship Coach and Professional Matchmaker. My name is Tana, and I’m happy to say that I am an advocate for love and a supporter of the institution of marriage.
I have a confession: one of my favorite pastimes is to talk to older couples who have been married for 50+ years. The stories they share are often hilarious, and their advice is always profound. One couple was very adamant in saying “You have to LIKE the person. It’s obvious you love them, but do you LIKE them?!” Who could disagree with that kind of logic?
One of my core beliefs is that you as a couple must be aligned in every way to sustain a healthy marriage. This includes the quality of their character and the depth of their integrity. My personal mission is to help other people seek and find that “perfect alignment”. What more is left to say?
Kelli and Tana embrace their differences and attribute much of their award-winning success to the duality in their approach to business and life.
We obtained an exclusive interview with them to discuss what success means to them, the inspiration being their brand, and more!
What do you define as success?
Tana: In our business plan, success is defined by being able to create generational wealth for ourselves and our families, to be able to leave a legacy and imprint on the world around love and relationships as subject matter experts, continue our stellar and well-regarded reputation in the industry and contribute to the culture of Black families by helping highly successful professionals prioritize a healthy work/love balance. At this stage in our career, getting our time back and enjoying life ourselves will mean success as well so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor after 10 years of building our business.What was the inspiration behind your brand?
Kelli: Helping professional corporate women like ourselves who struggle with finding the balance between having successful careers and finding/maintaining healthy, loving, long-lasting relationships. We found out early on that there are many skills that women in this demographic were never taught and we give them permission along with a blueprint for how they can achieve both.
It’s Women’s History Month. Name 2 women who inspire you and why.
Kelli: Oprah, because she built her brand to the point where she has amazing influence (her name speaks for itself) but it came from building an amazing team and not being afraid to push the limits by taking risks in all kinds of unconventional arenas.
Tana: Michelle Obama, because so far she is the best example for uber successful women showing us it’s possible to be intelligent and powerful in our own lane but soft, supportive, and outwardly loving as a wife and mother. She definitely represented as her true authentic self for the world to see.
Both: *Bonus — Kris Jenner because she has started multiple brands, created influencers, and manages many multi-million and billion-dollar careers which have taken her family to the next level.
What is your proudest business accomplishment?
Tana: There are soooo many that it’s hard to say just one but our most recent business accomplishments that we’re most proud of are being featured cast members on a Bravo reality show, Love Match Atlanta in 2022, being the first matchmakers to create a board game “Race 2 the Bling”, and launching a school to teach Dating Coaches and Matchmakers called LovePro University.
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