Our Certifications

As matchmakers we understand just how important a person’s personality is to their dating journey. We’re proud our Managing Director Michelle Begy has achieved MBTI and FIRO practitioner status.

Her knowledge of both tools offers an even more in-depth understanding of personality type and relationship needs, helping her to really understand what makes somebody tick and ensuring a finely tuned match based on their specific preferences.

What is MBTI?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment provides a framework for understanding individual differences, preferences, and strengths. The assessment reveals how we approach the world and interact with others, offering insights in our personalities and the personalities of those around us. The assessment using four scales – introversion-extraversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling, and judging-perceiving – helping individuals identify their preferences and sorting them into one of 16 different personality types.

Being equipped with a knowledge of their personality type then helps people gain a better practical understanding of themselves and those around them in a range of situations. It helps differing personalities understand one another better, providing an awareness of how we can flex our own style to improve communication and build trust.

What is FIRO?

The FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) assessment offers insights into what motivates people in their interactions with others. Offered by The Myers-Briggs Company, the framework helps people understand what their interpersonal, expressed and wanted needs are and how these influence relationships.

FIRO offers a resource for coaching individuals about the underlying drivers behind their interactions with others, helping them to manage their behaviour to build effective relationships. It helps people recognise where they may be giving out mixed messages and supports them in working with those behaviours to build trust in their relationships. It also helps to reveal how people are perceived by others, and how this view may differ from the perception they have of themselves. This in-depth understanding of preferences can be invaluable in personal interactions and helps to provide tactics for developing stronger bonds between individuals.

The Matchmaking Institute

The Matchmaking Institute offers tailor-made accredited matchmaker certification courses with a network of graduates from all over the world. The courses are designed to help matchmakers run their businesses more effectively and follow a global industry standard in matchmaking. The Matchmaking Institute is guided by a professional advisory committee who aim to raise standards and ensure a strict code of ethics in the matchmaking industry.

As well as training, the Matchmaking Institute offers its graduates continued support through workshops and professional global conferences as well as opportunities to connect with peers in the industry. Ignite Dating is the only agency in the UK that invests in and obtains global MMI accreditation for all of its matchmakers. 

What is Science Based Coaching?

The Science-Based Coaching Certification offered by the Matchmaking Institute offers a step-by-step guide to becoming a certified dating and relationship coach.

The course offers matchmakers the opportunity to learn essential tools to connect with their clients. This includes helping them understand their patterns, recognise what holds them back, and address self-sabotaging beliefs and attitudes. It also equips matchmakers with the knowledge to help clients learn the effective dating skills they need to find their perfect match. The course provides matchmakers with the tools to help the people they work with identify their key life values so they can understand what they need in a partner.

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