Interviews

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Articles, Blog, Interviews | 0 comments

Happy Mother’s Day

A mother’s work is never done, She works from morning until dawn, she spreads her love and keeps you warm. Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! How to love your mom and how to help a child if you are a mother? Family Expert Hellen Chen gives advice on Fox News TV in New...

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Relationship Consultant Hellen Chen on 1620AM News Radio – Top Regrets of People

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Blog, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Relationship Consultant Hellen Chen on 1620AM News Radio – Top Regrets of People

Relationship Consultant Hellen Chen joins Branden Rathert on 1620AM News Radio to discuss about the top regrets in people and how to actually live our life without regrets. Click on the player below to listen to this very thought-provoking interview: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.   See Hellen’s related article on the top 5 regrets of the dying:...

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Marriage Counselor Hellen Chen interview with Kurt Kelly from TMPA at NATPE 2013

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Marriage Counselor Hellen Chen interview with Kurt Kelly at NATPE 2013. Hellen discusses her matchmaking skills and gives tips for successful marriage. Hellen Chen is a marriage consultant, matchmaker and bestselling author, who has wed more than 50 couples. She knows the secrets for happy marriage and great marriage...

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Raising a generation who believes entitlements are a way of life

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Blog, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Raising a generation who believes entitlements are a way of life

Raising a generation who believes entitlements are a way of life A survey released last year called the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, revealed that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and having the drive to succeed, even though their test scores in key skills and time spent studying are decreasing. For example, students are much more likely to say they have above average writing abilities yet independent test scores show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their counterparts from the 1960s. Many experts have weighed in on this, citing issues about the younger generation having a false sense of self-esteem (not based on actual work produced,) easy access to credit, easy rewards and most of all the influence of parents who give excessively. In an article written by Kate Rourke, a student from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, she said, “…in the 1980s, with a growing sense of urgency to provide the next generation with an ‘easier life’ …Parents have instead instilled in their children the idea that ‘entitlements’ should have a positive connotation, and that any public assistance programs should be favored and supported, and that ‘labor’ is no longer a term to take pride in but instead something to reject at all costs.” Marriage and Family Expert Hellen Chen shared her experience, “The sense of entitlement is not just found in Generation Y or any particular generation but is rampant in families who have somehow instilled in their children the concept of ‘you do not have to produce something valuable in order to receive.'” Take the example of Suzanne — a 40-year-old executive who was raised in a family who had paid for all her education until college and beyond. She had her own car to drive when she turned 18 and her family would stand by if she needed any financial assistance. She has never known what hardship is in her life. However, two failed marriages later and having been fired from her job 5 times and already turning 40, Suzanne found herself waking up. After attending one of Chen’s lectures on relationships, she asked for Chen’s help and unraveled a fundamental attitude that was the crux of the problem, “When I was young, I could have and did anything I want. There was no one to say no to me. And the truth is, I did not see anything wrong with getting what I wanted when I wanted it – even when I turned 40.” She shared, “I was brought up in a very sheltered family. My parents were constantly cautioning me about how I needed to be smart to take what I can take, but not to let others take advantage of me. Hellen [Chen] eventually made me see that I have a very unrealistic view of my responsibilities to others  – I only know how to criticize another’s action to me and never what I did to others.” Chen has played matchmaker to over 100 singles and what earned her the title of “The Matchmaker of the Century” is her choice of dealing with men and women who are resistive about marriage in the first place, and how she then helped them to overcome skepticism, confusion and disappointments, to have the correct mindset to succeed. “This sense of entitlement is a great factor in relationship break-ups.” said Chen. “If we raise our children to have a ‘you-owe-me’ attitude, we are also inevitably increasing the chance for them to have failed marriages in the future. And don’t forget, the child’s attitude does not change because of getting older. People in their 40s or 50s or 60s will still have relationship issues with this type of attitude.” Chen said. “Finding someone a good match as a matchmaker is only the beginning of some major work ahead for me,” the passionate matchmaker smiled. “Teaching someone how to be a good husband or wife – just like teaching someone to fish, not just giving...

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Hellen making friends in 14 Spanish-speaking countries

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Articles, Blog, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Hellen making friends in 14 Spanish-speaking countries

It took us a while to realize but in addition to the United States and Asia, the matchmaker’s message has spread to over 14 Spanish-speaking countries:  Major news publications have talked about this unique matchmaker in Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile etc.   Here is one of the articles publicized in a Mexican news publication: Being married is the key to having fuller life, said expert Estar casado es la clave para llevar vida más plena, según experta MIAMI, ESTADOS UNIDOS.- Estar casado y tener hijos no sólo es la llave para llevar una vida más plena, feliz, estable, sino que se debe anteponer a cualquier otra prioridad, interés profesional o económico, aseguró hoy la experta en relaciones de pareja y escritora Hellen Chen. La autora del superventas “The Matchmaker of The Century”, donde expone su filosofía matrimonial, se encuentra en Miami, participando en la conferencia de la Asociación Nacional de Ejecutivos de Programas de Televisión de EU (Natpe), que comenzó hoy su quincuagésima edición. Los consejos y ejemplos prácticos de esta particular celestina han sido llevados al documental “Let’s Fall in Love”, que se presenta en esta edición de Natpe, la mayor cita anual en materia de contenidos de televisión. En una entrevista, Chen argumentó que la sociedad actual, tan competitiva, ha dado por hecho que la carrera profesional, los logros académicos o laborales, son lo primero en la vida de las personas, pero no es así: constituir antes una familia es lo prioritario. En su opinión, ése es uno de los errores más comunes entre los hombres, que retrasan cada vez más el compromiso del matrimonio con la expectativa de vivir una supuesta feliz soltería o consolidar, antes de la unión, su vida profesional. Chen, quien se define como una “casamentera” atípica, lejos del estereotipo tradicional, sostiene que lo “primero es el matrimonio, casarse y construir una familia, un hogar”, los “cimientos” esenciales para lograr la “estabilidad” personal y “saber hacia dónde te diriges”. Bromeó al decir que ella “consigue que la gente que no quiere casarse se case”, porque, en realidad, apuntó, “muchos lo único que tienen es miedo a dar ese paso”, un temor que ella consigue disipar con sus charlas y conferencias. “Mira lo que está pasando con todos los solteros, que no se casan hasta que no cumplen los cuarenta años, y eso es muy tarde. No se supone que sea lo natural en el ser humano”, resaltó la autora californiana, quien defendió la fundación de la familia como el núcleo de la felicidad y la libertad. “Si uno es soltero va de fiesta en fiesta, de bar en bar, a bailar, a cualquier lugar que quiere”; pero, se preguntó la también consultora de negocios, “¿quién eres? No sabes hacia donde te diriges, te sientes a la larga perdido, solitario, sin confianza y hasta vacío”. Sin embargo, cuando estás casado, tu vida se orienta hacia un rumbo claro: “tener un hogar, una esposa e hijos a los que cuidar”, una serie de factores que “te convierten en una persona más fuerte y te hace sentir libre”. Se refirió a un tipo de hombre soltero preocupado sólo de ganar dinero para adquirir cosas materiales como zapatos, un buen coche, un caro reloj de pulsera, una casa… pero, en su opinión, nada de eso llena el vacío que debe ocupar la creación de una familia. Como reza el dicho chino, explicó con humor, “eres tan pobre que sólo tienes dinero”. Es decir, puedes ganar un buen salario “pero no tienes los objetivos, no tienes la felicidad”. “La familia te da un propósito, te hace enfocarte en los objetivos y es motivo de alegría y felicidad para nuestros padres y abuelos, que no quieren verte solo y sin nadie a tu lado”, precisó. Es más, las estadísticas “muestran claramente que los hombres y mujeres casados ganan más dinero” que los solteros, afirmó Chen, quien se mostró preocupada por el alto índice de divorcios que se registra en Estados Unidos. Chen es una de los cerca de...

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Marriage Expert Hellen Chen Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Marriage Expert Hellen Chen Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Hellen Chen, matchmaker extraordinaire, is the main star of “Let’s Fall in Love”– the first tragic-comic documentary on love. This award-winning full-length documentary that features real-life unscripted stories of couples will be shown in Oakland, CA at the Oakland International Film Festival on April 5th 2013. San Francisco CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 According to a recent survey by the United Nations Statistics Division, which collects official data on marriage and divorce from over 200 countries on an annual basis, United States rank #5 in the world in having one of the highest divorce rates. In Asia, divorce rates have gone up as an overall trend as well. One of the highest in the region is Taiwan, which has 50% divorce rate. Hellen Chen, marriage expert and matchmaker extraordinaire, has her work cut out for her. For the past 10 years, she specialized in helping notorious bachelors and spoiled bachelorettes to turn around and take on the responsibilities of marriage. Award-winning Director Wuna Wu heard about this maverick matchmaker through many happy couples and decided to follow Chen around with a camera as she counseled couples. Another agenda came from Wu’s desire to settle down in marriage and after many failed attempts, she decided to open herself up to seek the help of Matchmaker Chen. The result is a humorous, real and yet painful look at modern romance. This real-life documentary with no famous stars or pre-written scripts premiered in Taiwan and later went onto major film festivals and captured the hearts of audiences internationally. On April 5th, this documentary which featured US Matchmaker Hellen Chen, will be shown at the Oakland International Film Festival in California. How does a no-nonsense matchmaker turn the fear of men or women who have been burned by bad relationships into real courage to embrace love again? How can problems – marriage infidelity, cold tactics, indifferences — turn out to be the factors that will strengthen relationship even more? The answers are found through the lens of director Wu’s camera — capturing an unscripted folding of events and resolving magically under the skilled hands of a passionate matchmaker. Chen, the star of the documentary, has also been a regular guest on media interviews in 15 countries sharing her marriage expertise. Her book “The Matchmaker of the Century” which shared many of her real-life work with men and women became the Number One Bestseller in Relationship and Marriage books at Barnes and Noble. Never thinking that her work of helping men and women in affairs of the heart would be taken to the big screen, Chen said, “All I care about is to see a person be happy. And seeing men and women who had had disappointments, skepticism and failures then transformed and become happily married, that motivates me to continue to help the next couple no matter how tough it might be!” For more information about the showing at Oakland International Film Festival, visit: www.oaklandinternationalfilmfestival.com/shorts-narrartives/lets-fall-in-love-screens-in-oiff11...

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Marriage Infidelity: it is not the Biggest Problem in a Troubled Marriage

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Marriage Infidelity: it is not the Biggest Problem in a Troubled Marriage

According to Marriage Expert Hellen Chen at a marriage workshop held in Los Angeles, marriage infidelity does not cause as much problem in relationships than one thinks. Most couples having a hard time in their marriage has communication as their biggest problems. In a seminar held last month in Los Angeles, marriage expert and media favorite Hellen Chen lectured to singles and couples of how common marital problems get created from communication failures in the relationship, despite the best intentions of a couple. According to the website InfidelityFacts.com, statistics have shown on that up to 41 percentage of marriages have one or both spouses admit to infidelity, whether physical or emotional. There are even websites created only for married men and women to find dates outside their marriages ( it is called married dating). It is not an “uncommon practice” according these websites. But all these problems are simply “after-the-fact” according to Chen, who is also a matchmaker who has helped more than 100 men and women to find their perfect matches and stay married. Unlike traditional matchmaker, this unorthodox matchmaker deals frequently with men and women who have had their hearts broken and who have huge skepticism about marriage itself. “Before infidelity happens, the communication between a couple is already in trouble.” said Chen, in an interview from Los Angeles, CA. Recently, during a vacation in Helsinki, Finland, Chen was asked by a local press Helsinki Times reporter, “How could you help the men and women in Helsinki to have a better relationship? Finland has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe.” Chen’s answer is “Men and women are not educated about marriage. We know how to make money and to do well in our career but we still do not quite know how to get along with another person. Couples need to be educated on how to maintain a lasting happy relationship” said Chen. According to Chen, issues like infidelity or finance quarrels are not the basic problem. The basic problem lies in not having open and honest communication between couples and even when rough spots did occur, not knowing how to patch up the situation through communication. “Most married couples do take their marriage vows seriously and they do want to make it through.” said Chen. “But the problem lies in not improving one’s communication skills. For example, guys do not learn how to talk to their wives correctly. Or a woman adopting the speaking style of a nagging mother-figure.” Chen’s latest book “the Matchmaker of the Century” has become the number one bestselling relationship book on Barnes and Noble as the book shared real stories of couples who overcame challenges in their relationships with the help of the matchmaker. The ardent matchmaking has held workshops from Asia to America to help singles and couples understand how to cope with the various issues of marriage – from finding a perfect match to improving communication. Her next relationship workshop will be held in Los Angeles, CA on May 4th 2013....

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Helsinki Times Newspaper in Finland Interviews Relationship Expert Hellen Chen

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Articles, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Helsinki Times Newspaper in Finland Interviews Relationship Expert Hellen Chen

During a trip to Helsinki, Finland, Hellen Chen sat down with reporter Banafsheh from Helsinki Times to discuss about why it takes more than just “falling in love” to make a relationship working. Read Excerpts Below   Helsinki Times Interview with Relationship Expert Hellen Chen Excerpts from Helsinki Times: Couples should be educated about relationships Q: Finland has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe,what do you think about this? A: One of the reasons is that people are too self-centred;they don’t think as one, they think they are separate. They think I’m with you half way. They don’t think that I’m with you all the way. For a successful relationship you have to think as “one” and as a team. My winning is your winning; your survival is my survival. But if you think that I am “myself” and you are “yourself” and we are “half” and “half”, you won’t succeed. I think that’s the thing, maybe people are very independent here, they do everything themselves, they are all “one”. Also I think it’s because of the women’s personality. Women are strong, smart and fast, they work so they don’t need financial mental and emotional support. They are very independent, which is a good quality for starting the marriage. Women here grow up in cold weather – they are cold too. So they require men to initiate, but nobody starts. I think people have posts as wives and husbands, I mean it’s a position of work. For instance, today somebody didn’t come to work but someone else should cover her or his absence. At work we are willing to help but in the relationship and marriage we aren’t. I found that in 80 per cent of cases the person who wants a divorce is the woman, not the man. And whenever they want to get divorced, they are strong and stubborn. Men usually don’t want to, even when they make mistakes and it’s their fault. I suggest that women should change to be softer because men are babies, they grew up with mother’s love, they are used to being taken care of by women. Women should think as a team and wait for the men to grow up because women are more mature than men at the same age. If you give the man another ten years, he turns into a good guy. When men get older they become attached to women. I think sometimes I need to educate people to be patient and to grow up, people go to school but no one teaches them. If kids make noise, you don’t hit them and wait for them to grow up. No one teaches people, so when they have difficulties, they break up – it’s so sad. I try to give seminars to educate people. I wish I had a chance to give a speech here for these people. Husband and wife don’t go to learn and then at home they suffer and divorce. But when they come to a seminar they usually go through their marriage better. Lots of people who divorce are in love but they think they can’t take it. In most cases, the woman regrets the divorce, she loves the husband and misses him, but thinks that she can live alone, and then she becomes stronger and colder. Most people divorce during the first years. If a machine doesn’t work you need to fix it. People should learn how to manage a relationship like a business. Q: When and why did you start your job as a management consultant? A: I started 20 years ago because of my husband. [There is a saying] that if you marry a chicken you do what chickens do, if you marry a dog, you do what dogs do. If you marry a business consultant, you do what he does. Sometimes in the beginning of our marriage when I was a housewife I helped him. And then one day he had an appointment and he told me, “You go!” Then I became a consultant. That was my love story actually. Q: How do you...

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Career, Family and Love: Can American women ( and men) truly have it all?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Articles, Blog, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Career, Family and Love: Can American women ( and men) truly have it all?

(Above left: An attentive matchmaker Hellen Chen helping a young bride at her big wedding day.) A recent published letter by Susan Patton, a human-resource consultant and alumnae of Princeton university, offering her advice to Princeton women students to “find a husband on campus before you graduate,” has sparked waves of heated discussions on the web. Patton wrote , “ Smart women can’t (shouldn’t) marry men who aren’t at least their intellectual equal. As Princeton women, we have almost priced ourselves out of the market. Simply put, there is a very limited population of men who are as smart or smarter than we are.” Writers and bloggers from various college editorials to mainstream publications like Huffington Posts and Wall Street Journal weighed in with their views with thousands of public comments, mostly critical about Patton’s views. One issue, however, was not addressed in the midst of all the debates: After finding an “intellectual equal,” how modern women actually have a hard time balancing the role of a mother, making advancements in their career while maintaining a satisfying relationship with a spouse. Ann-Marie Slaughter, also a Princeton Alumnae and who was the director of policy planning for the US State Department, wrote an article in the Atlantic last year called “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” Slaughter decided to leave a job of power in Washington DC to spend more time with her teenage sons and after her decision, she routinely experienced reactions of disappointments to condescending comments to the tune of “I wouldn’t generalize from your experience. I’ve never had to compromise, and my kids turned out great.” Slaughter wrote, “…the decision to step down from a position of power—to value family over professional advancement, even for a time—is directly at odds with the prevailing social pressures on career professionals in the United States.” What is not talked about in Slaughter’s analysis is the phenomenon of marriages hitting the rocks from couples simply having ‘no more time’ to talk to each other due to their career commitments or the issue of raising latchkey kids with the latest gadgets to play with, but never having sufficient attention and time of their working parents. Best-selling author Hellen Chen, a matchmaker for over 10 years marrying more than 100 singles — and an marriage expert interviewed on both independent radio and network shows with FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC, observed that most couples do not plan to fail, but fail to plan. “Most people have waited too late to fix the problems in their household. Parents who find children that do not talk to them, or couples who find that they have drifted apart after some years, are always at first thinking the problem is light and so they simply ignore it.” Chen said. “And one day, something major happened and the whole relationship breaks. At that time, how much money one has made in one’s career and how high one has risen in the ranks would not matter.” Chen added. With the purpose of educating both singles and married couples to learn the ropes of balancing careers and marriage and the relationship with their children, Chen ran comprehensive workshops in Asia and in the US to help career professionals find their footings and resolve marriage problems. She has counseled countless married and divorced CEOs and professionals like doctors, accountants etc and also executives, managers and students. “The ability to love and care for your family and spouse despite all the obstacles that could arise within the household or outside, is an ability that needs to be learned. It is no different than all of us needing to spend time to learn our profession well to excel in it.” Chen smiled. Chen’s next workshops will be held in Taiwan on April 20th and in Los Angeles on May 4th. ### Most recent related articles: San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Maverick-Matchmaker-picked-as-star-of-Let-s-Fall-4388362.php Helsinki Times (Finland): http://matchmakerofthecentury.com/helsinki-times-newspaper-finland-interviews-relationship-expert-hellen-chen/  ...

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Hellen Chen, Family Expert and Marriage Authority, interview on KFOR News Channel 4

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Hellen Chen, Family Expert and Marriage Authority, interview on KFOR News Channel 4

A recent survey revealed three out of four mother admitted their children were spoiled. In fact, 60 percent said their own children were more spoiled than they were as kids. Now one family expert is sounding the alarm for parents. Hellen Chen is an author, renowned matchmaker and marriage authority. She is now stepping into the ring of...

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Hellen Chen Interview on Today’s Parents USA

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Hellen Chen Interview on Today’s Parents USA

How to Raise Spoiled Kids In Spite of Your Best Intentions (Article published on Today’s Parents USA ) Megan C is a mother of 3 daughters and she has always wanted to give her children the very best. She and her husband have a modest family background and both of them worked hard to provide great education for their 3 daughters. “I have thought that I am actually loving my children by giving them what they want. Other than schooling, I ask very little of them.” said Megan. Megan found something extremely wrong after a while when her communications with her daughter became rough. She would come home and saw her kids sitting in front of television, and when asking them to stop watching TV, she would get swear words thrown back at her. And whatever she tried to say to her children, she would get the most disrespectful behavior to the degree that she felt like a lowly servant to her kids. “They are not horrible children. But I do not know what went wrong.” Megan said. Megan sought the help of family expert and bestselling author Hellen Chen, who is also known as an ardent matchmaker who has helped over 100 singles get married. “Both Megan and her husband have the simple goal of providing for their children with education and material comfort. But they are missing a huge part of raising children and thus they managed to raise spoiled irresponsible kids instead, and worst of all, their children do not feel their love at all.” said Chen In a magazine interview on parenting, Chen talks about one of the biggest mistakes well-meaning parents commit to raise irresponsible kids. She called it the “all-you-need-to-do-is-study” concept conveyed by parents to their children. Chen cited parents who want their children to focus only in education unwittingly teach the children not to care for other aspects of their responsibilities in life. “So a child graduated from a good college. But he or she has no skills to have friends or carry a lasting relationship or start a family. Or be responsible at a job. The truth is, if those skills are not learned from very young, that child will pay the price when they reach adulthood.” said Chen. “It is no coincidence that when you look at someone who fails in their marriage, one of the influencing factors is their home environment of the past. A parent who trained the child to only look at academic accomplishments as his or her responsibility is telling the child that life is all about getting a degree. And when the child grows up, you educate the child into thinking that all he or she needs to do is to make money.” Chen added. When asked about the high divorce trends in the US and in other parts of the world, Chen related the problem to the education at home from ‘well-meaning’ parents. So what are the skills and responsibilities a child should learn, in addition to academic skills? Chen cited the below: • Learning and taking on household chores like simple cooking, cleaning etc.  • Learning how to have pleasant conversations with neighbors, parents, relatives, strangers etc • Learning how to make friends with both sexes.  “This is more important than it seems. Not letting your child learn about their role as a male or female is almost as cruel as not teaching them how to read and write,” said Chen • Skills of courtesy and respect for others  “In the end, what matters is not whether your child has a good degree but how your child will interact with his or her future spouse, children, colleagues, boss and also with you for the next many years.” said Chen. Hellen Chen has been interviewed on FOX, ABC, CBS, Chicago Tribune etc. Chen has written 20 books on the subject of relationships, marriage, parenting and personal accomplishments. Her latest bestselling book “The Matchmaker of the Century” highlighted the concepts of how learning about relationships from young will bring less duress on a person’s marriage in...

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Become a better executive — by learning how to be a good spouse?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Articles, In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Become a better executive — by learning how to be a good spouse?

(Above: Leadership Qualities Are Influenced by How One Behaves As a Spouse, said CEO trainer and Management Consultant Hellen Chen) As the marketplace become more competitive in each industry, human resource departments and managers are constantly faced with the challenge of how else they could increase the performance of their workforce – in terms of efficiency, engagement and accountability. FrankinCovey, the training organization based in Utah, posed the question to leaders “only 15%of the workforce knows the goal. Only ½ of them care. How do you engage the other 85%?” Yet, despite the arrays of training programs available, CEOs and executives have a hard time to increase staff accountability and the willingness to engage on a permanent basis. No different than a blown-up balloon that deflates eventually – time and money have to be poured in again and again in more staff training ‘motivator’ programs. Management consultant and CEO trainer Hellen Chen, took on a different approach in staff training: advising CEOs and executive skills to improve their own relationships at home instead, in order to increase their work abilities. . For years as the CEO of an international business management company, Chen had traveled around the world and been invited to government agencies, small and large corporations, organizations and colleges around the world to give solutions on boosting productivity and improving leadership qualities. As a hands-on CEO in her own firm, Chen would spend many hours personally training managers and workers and she observed the phenomenon: when staff members learn how to manage their household better with their spouses and children, they develop more responsibility and care in the workplace towards their fellow team members. Chen, whose passion is also in helping couples to get together, has played matchmaker at first to her employees who are single. Later, she found that staff who got married started to pick up the responsibilities of work better – and those who excel well in their relationships also end up being the well-liked senior in their departments. “It is the ‘training’ which people do not think of. People ask me: you mean, if I learn how to be a better spouse, I would do better in my career? Answer is yes.” smiled Chen. In the last 10 years, Chen has match-made for over 100 single men and women. Her latest bestselling book “The Matchmaker of the Century” which covers real-life stories of couples who turned their lives around despite marriage problems, talks about how management of one’s intimate relationships affects the success of a person in his workplace. Chen wrote about how a good CEO would have the best of results in leading his or her company if he or she would also learn how to be a better spouse. A 2012 US Census Bureau statistics show that married men and women are earning higher salaries than their single counterparts. However, the question remains on how one could keep a marriage together if the statistics of divorces is climbing up. Having consulted working professionals including doctors and dentists, accountants and top CEOs etc, Chen observed, “We spend lots of time honing our professional skills but as far as relationship skills at home with our spouses and children are concerned, we hardly consider it necessary to learn how to improve them.” In a Fox TV interview, Chen also talked about the pitfalls of the dating culture of today – going in and out of relationships no different than changing jobs every 2-3 years. “The person who is changing relationships frequently will get more and more confused about relationships.” said Chen “If one is hopping from job to job, trying to find the job that offers the next better benefit, he or she will usually end up in the unemployment line.” As part of a series of workshops to help executive and career professionals learn to develop relationship management skills in their personal lives, Chen will be holding a West Coast workshop on May 4th 2013 in Los Angeles....

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Hellen Chen, Matchmaker-turned-star, arrives in Miami for the largest TV Conference NATPE

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

In Jan 28-30, Hellen swept through Miami USA and arrived for NAPTE, the Largest TV Conference. But what did Hellen accomplish in her first ever attendance? Watch this video to find out! (Note: She broke the record as being the first person to sign and seal a contract with a distributor for her documentary ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ within just 3 days at NATPE...

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What Women Should Not Do If They Want Their Relationships to Last

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

1380AM The fan2 Sports Station interviewed marriage expert Hellen Chen on what men or women should do to keep up the love in their relationships. Host Brian asked a classic question, “If your wife or girlfriend ask you, “Does my ass look fat in this dress?” What is the perfect answer?” Listen to Hellen’s answer in the video below. Hellen also talks about what women should not do on Valentine’s Day or any other day, if they want their relationships to last!     Do you want to learn how to find your perfect match? Do you want to create a marriage that is truly lasting? Learn it all at Hellen Chen’s Love Seminar...

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Hellen Chen, Marriage Counselor and Relationship Expert, TV interview on ABC 13

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in In the Press, Interviews | 0 comments

Hellen Chen, Marriage Counselor and Relationship Expert, TV interview on ABC 13

Hellen Chen, Marriage Counselor and Relationship Expert, was interviews by Jeff Smith in The Roundtable on ABC 13. Hellen shared her experience on successful relationships and finding the right person. According to Hellen, we need to spend more time with our spouse in order to have a happy...

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