Episode 25: Leading with Love in Business
Be sure to listen to the end for: Tammy's Bonus tips on maintaining a good relationship, PLUS her take on The Wedding Cake case and the former Pageant queen's take on Miss America's swimsuit competition ban. Her answers may surprise you!
The Gay and Lesbian Matchmaker
TAMMY SHAKLEE, FOUNDER OF H4M MATCHMAKING
Tammy Shaklee is the “Gay & Lesbian Matchmaker” as a trailblazing straight ally. She is a former broadcast journalist, then district director for a Texas state senator turned ambassador to Sweden . After completing the acclaimed year-long business leadership program, Leadership Texas, Tammy followed her passion for mentoring by replicating a national mentoring program to prevent high school students from dropping out, was donor services director for a $150 million community foundation, then saved a Texas chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation as its CEO with aggressive increased revenues of 250%, receiving national recognition.
In 2012, Shaklee researched, designed, and founded H4M Matchmaking (H4M.com) in Austin, Texas. H4M is the private, offline, and personal matchmaking service designed exclusively for gay and lesbian professionals. Now serving clients from coast to coast including Texas lesbian women, H4M is leading a movement of more traditional introductions, courting and dating for today’s modern gay single seeking a monogamous long-term relationship. She believes the pro-equality movement invited straight allies to join in support. H4M is Tammy’s contribution to bring a traditionally straight service to the LGBT community.
Happily married to her husband she met through a matchmaker, Tammy consults in leadership, hosts a monthly salon of media-savvy women, blogs, mentors, is (still) working on her first book, and has filmed a “sizzle reel” for an unscripted reality show on tolerance and inclusion.