March 02, 2016
I recently attended a book-launching event in the Rare Books Room of the famous Strand Bookstore in Manhattan. During my conversation with the personable young woman sitting next to me, I asked, “And what do you do?” “I’m a Breakup Coach,” she replied. My jaw dropped. “What in the world is that?” I asked.
She introduced herself as Chelsea Trescott and went on to explain that she provides a much-needed service. “Basically, I counsel people who are in a relationship that is not working and want to end it. Or, I advise people who have experienced a breakup and want to move on to a new and different future.” Based on my fascination with this groundbreaking service, I asked Chelsea if I could interview her. “Of course,” she said, “I’d love that.”
Several weeks later we sat down and I did a 90-minute recorded interview with Chelsea. I began by looking at her educational background. “I have a MFA in nonfiction writing from CalArts in Los Angeles County, California. Afterwards, I entered a PhD program in clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York. Finding this unfulfilling, I spent a year acquiring certification to become a Life Coach and I found that this was exactly what I wanted to do.”
All of this background in writing and relationships segued into an astonishing eureka moment for Chelsea. “I had a flash of insight and said to myself, “I’m a Breakup Coach.” “Did you coin this yourself?” I asked. “Let’s put it this way,” she replied, “No one’s ever heard of it and I was able to get the domain for it. I like it because it’s simple and it works.”
Chelsea Trescott, the Breakup Coach
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN HELPING WITH BREAKUPS?
Here are bulleted highlights of the 90-minute interview – in Chelsea’s own words. All are based on her breakup coaching experience.
WHO DO YOU HELP WITH BREAKUPS?
WHAT CONSTITUTES A BREAKUP?
“The beauty of Breakup Coaching,” says Chelsea, “Is that it’s all over the phone. But I’m going to expand into texting, emailing and Skype.” Or, as Chelsea’s business card says: Chelsea@breakupwme.com.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.