Is it a good idea to Google a date before you go out for the first time? Is your relationship doomed if you go to couples therapy?
The answers to these and more are revealed by sexologist and relationship expert, Carli Blau, who joined us on Bold Blend! Watch Carrie Sheffield, Adam Johnson, and Nomiki Konst get relationship myths debunked with Carli’s fun ‘relationship dos and don’ts’ game.
As a clinical social worker and blogger at Honestly Naked, Carli aims to help us delve deeper into all things sex and relationships so we feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the topics.
“Somehow we expect to just meet someone and have everything magically mesh and when you two don’t fit perfectly, you go ‘OMG it’s not going to work.’ That is just not realistic.”
Carli’s hope is to help people envision a new reality where relationships require both sides to dedicate time to create trust and bonding. Her goal is for therapy and education to shift to be more preventative and positive.
“The discussion should not be about ‘the 15 things you’re doing wrong that make him not like you.’ It should be more encouraging and about finding yourself as a person and empowering yourself before seeking to create a healthy relationship. Be happy being you, and then meeting someone becomes easier.”
Adam Johnson founded Insight & Action Advisors to help senior executives connect with investors and customers through video and live events. Previously, Mr. Johnson anchored several business programs at Bloomberg Television, interviewing CEOs, heads of state, Nobel laureates, asset mangers and policy experts. Mr. Johnson began his career on Wall Street, co-founding a private investment partnership and trading securities globally for ING, Furman Selz, Louis Dreyfus, Merrill Lynch. He earned his bachelors degree in economics at Princeton.
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for American Enterprise Institute scholar Edward Conard. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
Gal grew up in the world of theatre and dance. She loves using that creativity to find what moves us and awakens our inner passions. Through sharing inspirational voices on bold.global and Bold Blend, Gal hopes to help ignite the belief that when we celebrate each other, it is possible to break boundaries and live a bold life!