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Meet Jacqui von Hardy of elevateYOU in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqui von Hardy.

elevateYOU is a dream 10 years in the making that solves a real problem in the Scottsdale dating scene. If you’re looking for marriage, family or someone to build a life with, then dating today straight up sucks! I’ve watched it for years and experienced it myself. Online dating where we turn human beings into checklists, going to bars full of credit card millionaires and gold diggers. Women desperate to meet a nice guy, but quickly place him in the friend-zone when they do. Matchmakers sending you on awkward blind date after awkward blind date and dating advice from people who don’t walk the walk. It sucks!

Jacqui, founder of elevate you knows 3 things. First that successful people who are hitting it on all cylinders want that in a mate. Second, that authenticity and credibility are everything and third, that nice guys CAN finish FIRST! At elevateYOU, everybody WINS!

Jacqui gave the nice guy a chance and while she still picks out his clothes for date night, life is full and she wants that for others. She embraced the nice guy and together they have built a life of abundance! The Hardy’s have been happily married for nearly a decade, have 2 beautiful children, travel the world, live in their dream home, are highly educated, financially strong, have successfully climbed the social ladder and are living the American dream. Jacqui has a passion for helping the nice guys, which in turn helps women as well.

elevateYOU is a singles club where everyone is prescreened to ensure they’re a fit and align with their values; looking for a lasting relationship, intelligent, successful, live an active lifestyle, believe in self-care, have integrity and care about others. Members include everyone from doctors and entrepreneurs to fitness cover models and race car drivers. Men who are accepted into elevateYOU also have the option to take it to the next level with one of the elevation programs. We help them with everything from wardrobe to confidence. They’re already awesome and we bring it to the surface. Men are proud to be members, proud of the program and the women LOVE that we do this because they want to want the nice guy, and we make it so they do!

Nice guys DO finish FIRST and Jacqui’s own love story is living proof.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The biggest challenge was starting and getting comfortable with risk. For years it was on my mind but taking the entrepreneurial leap was very scary. I left a six-figure job for this and I don’t regret it for a second! The Entrepreneurial community is very supportive and I have to hand it to the women. They really show up for each other. Even the single women in elevateYOU, they are a total single-sisterhood and it makes the whole thing much more fun and less intimidating.

Please tell us about elevateYOU, where nice guys finish first.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. 3 things. 1. Throwing unique parties and events where singles can meet organically and naturally, after being pre-screened of course! 2. Helping the NICE guys and offering TRANSFORMATION! We deliver the outcomes they want. If they’re looking to be a magnet for incredible women they can actually build a life with, we get them there and introduce them to these types of women too. 3. Credibility and authenticity. I am in it for the right reasons and I walk the walk.

What are you most proud of as a company? So many things. In priority order… 1. Watching 2 people that connected through me enter a committed relationship 2. Transforming amazing men to really bring out the best in them making them highly desirable to women who are truly their equal and 3. The friendships and networking! 4 women who met as strangers back in February booked trips to Mexico and Tuscany together! 5. Community! We are a community supporting each other through this thing called love. We also love getting involved and helping local charities. We just did a charity date auction benefiting Lucky Dog Rescue, Grateful Hearts and The Educational Assistance Resources Network (EARN). We just acquired 8 laptops for foster kids at a group home to help get their HS Diploma. My husband is one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year nominees and was supporting his fundraising efforts.

What sets you apart from others? Authenticity, Credibility and social influence. I walk the walk, I am living the life our members want and I want them to have it! Nothing makes me happier than seeing others succeed because of elevateYOU and it’s my passion and job to help them! Our program WORKS! I am also a connector, the glue and catalyst for relationships and introductions between good people.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Seeing the ocean for the first time. I was always glued to the TV during Shark week and while I lived a short walk from Lake Erie (Cleveland, OH) seeing the ocean for the first time (In Rivera Maya, Mexico) was life changing. I remember seeing fish in the water and just being blown away. I always feared the ocean (darn Jaws movies) but when I snorkeled for the first time I realized fear was holding me back from seeing a whole another world and I was missing out on one of the best experiences in life- the ocean!

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