Bela Gandhi - Founder
Bela Gandhi is the Founder and President of the Smart Dating Academy, a full service personal consulting firm that provides busy, successful professionals with dating coaching, image consulting, personal shopping, professional photography and online dating consulting. She is the head dating coach for Smart Dating - and has an uncanny sixth sense about people, and what they need. Her intuition has been responsible for several marriages (and children)! The Huffington Post calls her "The Fairy Godmother of Dating!"
Bela has been connecting people all of her life. She is proud to have been one of a select group of coaches/matchmakers nationwide to be selected for a prestigious training program given by Rachel Greenwald, a NY Times Best Selling Author. Bela also has extensive personal career coaching experience through her affiliation and board membership with The Cara Program, a Chicago non-profit which has helped over 2,500 at-risk people turn their lives around. Bela also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Academy of Design and Technology's (IADT) Fashion Design Program. Prior to founding the Smart Dating Academy, Bela worked for 12 years as a top global executive for Akzo Nobel, a large multinational corporation. Bela has a finance degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is happily married with 2 children.