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Why We Were Founded

Conscious Connections was founded with a simple goal in mind: create a safe space to help singles feel less alone, more empowered, and more self-aware while they navigate their unique dating journey. There are few experiences as vulnerable as dating, and few life decisions as impactful on our future. The available data suggests not only does the right partner increase our mental, emotional, and financial well-being, being with the wrong partner can cause us harm and waste years of our life. At Conscious Connections, we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your dating journey. Together, let's transform vulnerability into strength, and make conscious choices that lead to fulfilling connections.

What We Do

Our coaching programs were designed with your unique pain points in mind, such as:

  • Dating app burnout

  • Lack of clarity on why your relationships aren’t progressing to the next step

  • No longer enjoying dating and losing motivation to keep trying 

  • Breaking out of unhealthy mindsets and behavioral patterns

  • Questioning your gender or sexual identity 

  • Struggling to find exciting dates

  • Combatting feelings of rejection or insecurity 

  • Unsure of how to vet potential matches before emotionally investing

*All of our available services are completely customizable. We know that dating is an incredibly personal, individualized experience and we would welcome the opportunity to create a coaching package tailored to your needs.

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Your Dating Copilot

Elise Braunschweiger, Founder of Conscious Connections

Hiring a dating coach can be an invitation into the most personal, vulnerable parts of yourself and I think it’s important that you know a little bit about me, my background, and why this work is so meaningful to me.


I myself spent many of my most crucial developmental years in an unhealthy relationship and saw firsthand the negative ways it influenced my decision-making. I began to feel the life I was living was misaligned with my values, interests, and hopes for the future. I struggled to leave, scared of the alternative and choosing what was familiar and comfortable, even if it wasn’t serving me. 


At 25, I ended the relationship, quit my job, moved to the city, and started a job as a matchmaker in NYC. It was time to prioritize my well-being, even if it meant being alone. Working as a matchmaker was an excellent fit for my disposition and my passion for connecting people, and I started to feel my life come back into alignment. It also gave me real, practical, hands-on experience helping people date and gave me insights as to what led to successful, happy relationships. My day to day involved problem-solving where singles were getting stuck and strategizing with them to overcome their hurdles, but equally importantly I held space for the ups and downs that come with dating. Watching my clients get into the relationship of their dreams gave me a genuine sense of personal reward, and quite frankly - I was good at it. 


While I was establishing myself as an expert in dating, I was also experiencing my own love story. This time, it was a woman who stole my heart and I knew the minute I met her she would be the last. Coming into my queer identity was its own journey (another blog post for another day) that validated everything I knew about the importance of picking the right person. I started to become the best version of myself. Life became exciting in a way it hadn’t previously.


The culmination of my personal experiences dating and my professional experiences as a matchmaker have led me to opening Conscious Connections. I’ve found sincere personal reward in walking people through their unique dating journey. I have valuable expertise and knowledge on dating and relationships, and I’d love to help you apply my insights to better your life. 


So if you feel a connection to my story, are curious to learn more about my insights as a date coach, or are in need of assistance finding your forever partner, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here and available with a listening, empathetic ear and would love to be your Dating Copilot.

Elise: Your Dating Copilot

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Taryn Teigen

  • Brand Kit & Web Designer

  • Social Media Manager

  • Seattle Based Photography Available 

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