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Imagine how much better the world would be with just 1% more love.
That’s what the co-founders of Our.Love envision for the world. More and better love, delivered in a FUN way! Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that opportunity?
The Companies that Care podcast highlights business leaders who are making a difference in the world, like Tal Zlotnitsky and Tonya Coppin-Fox, co-founders of Our.Love Company. Our.Love is a love and relationship wellness technology company dedicated to helping couples find, maintain, and nurture their best love. Our.Love just launched a brand new app on Valentine’s Day!
Tal is a master at starting up and investing in new companies. He immigrated to the United States at age 12 from Israel and is a passionate activist.
“I become very interested in the topic of love because of my own failings in this space…I made the decision to start a love company because love is perhaps the last thing that is indivisible. Everyone wants to be loved more and better.”
Tonya is a passionate, purpose-driven entrepreneur and business coach who is committed to empowering ALL people to live fulfilling lives. An immigrant from Barbados, she is an advocate for strong relationships and families, living their lives courageously, kindly, and purposefully.
Tonya knew to pay attention to Tal because he’s a visionary.
“We were in the midst of COVID, we had just had the insurrection…this is an opportunity for us to make a difference. And if we do it right, we can impact generations to come all across the world. So I was a champion. I jumped on early…let's do this thing.”
I joined the Our.Love team as a writer and strategic communications consultant, because I believe in Tonya and Tal’s incredible team and mission. I’ve been married 32 years this June, and I know we can all benefit from learning how to love better.
The app’s features, based in science, are designed for people in relationships who want to make their relationship even better.
One of the things that attracted me to Our.Love was its firm commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tal commented,
“As immigrants, Tonya and I share a strong passion for people…We have a greater appreciation for what makes America great…In my experience, it's the goodness of its people, the goodness of its purpose. And that's best represented by a very diverse group...
“So if you look at our organization top down it's incredibly diverse…It's more than 50% people of color, more than 50% women, and our senior leadership and board are more than 50% women and people of color. And I take enormous pride in that.”
Part of what got Tonya excited about Our.Love is that Black and brown folks are less likely to seek out therapy to improve their relationships.
“In the Black and brown community…we're not knocking on a therapist’s door saying, ‘Hey, I need help in our relationship.’ So that was one of the key factors why I decided to go into this journey: to bring a product to the public that my community could actually benefit from and could help a lot of the relationships in our community.”
When you download the app, you’ll find yourself in the Coupleverse™, a virtual home with fun, brief, and instructive videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and games. The app is guided by Our.Love’s seven Love Skills™ and five Love Journeys.™
Next week on the Finding Fertile Ground podcast, I interview Gresh Harkless Jr., founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. He’ll talk about his experience as a Black man in the corporate world and how he built on obstacles like getting laid off multiple times to build a successful media company.
I alternate the Companies That Care podcast with my original podcast, Finding Fertile Ground, which shares personal stories of grit and resilience. On both my podcasts I strive to highlight voices from historically excluded populations, people who don't always get a platform.
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