The2ofyou.com is a subscription web service that helps couples sustain and improve their relationship and stay connected.
We help couples stay together – the natural next step beyond services helping couples get together (like Match.com). By merging proven clinical techniques with the fun and power of Web 2.0 interactivity we offer an appealing, accessible and modern alternative (or addition) to self-help books and therapy. Every couple that we have shown it to has said: “We need that”!
The Problem: 50% U.S. couples grow apart and divorce. Over 1.5 M/yr get counseling to save their marriage. Most couples lack the time, support and skills to sustain or rebuild their relationship and to effectively connect. Current solutions are ineffective, inconvenient or expensive. Self-help books are static, solitary, must be read then acted upon (rarely done). Counseling is expensive ($125/hr) and inaccessible (time, travel, commitment, etc)
Our Solution: The2ofyou.com is an interactive Web tool that reimagines the best of self-help books and therapy to make connecting & reconnecting with a partner easy, meaningful and fun. The software engages a couple in a progression of two-way questions, activities and exercises that build their mutual appreciation, communication and intimacy. The tool guides a couple according to their needs and progress, continually encouraging positive interaction. In addition to theme-based programs a couple can share notes, photos, journals, goals and
events. Every interaction builds a rich relationship history in a couple’s unique, private and shared Web space.
As CEO of the2ofyou, Richard is responsible for overseeing the company's strategic direction, planning and implementation. A native of Australia, Richard has 15 years business and management experience. Prior to conceiving the2ofyou, Richard worked for global oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell; Kiboodle.com.au, an e-marketplace start-up; and Medibank Private Limited, Australia�s largest health insurer. He has worked in South East Asia, London and the United States, and began his early career in the military and then as a small business entrepreneur.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing from Bond University, Australia and has successfully completed the Management Development Program at the Melbourne Business Schools Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Education.
He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter, cat and dog.
Jan is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in San Francisco and nearby Marin County. He has been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years, training in the Psychodynamic, Systems and Cognitive Behavioural modalities. In addition to his private practice, Jan worked at Family Service Agency in Marin and with Navy dependents at The Centre for Individual and Family Counseling near Mare Island in Vallejo. Jan�s interest in counseling began when he worked in corrections at San Francisco Juvenile Hall and the Marin County Honor Farm for adult offenders. He taught group and family therapy as part of The College of San Mateo Alcohol and Other Drug Studies' Certificate Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from San Francisco State University. Jan is member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Jim is a veteran web and personal computing entrepreneur. He was a cofounder of PC Magazine, of personal computer software company Bruce & James Inc., and of web/multimedia consultancy The HyperMedia Group Inc. among other businesses. Jim and his wife, Eve, recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary; they live in San Francisco with their teeanage son, yellow lab, corn snake and gecko. He wishes the2ofyou.com had been invented sooner.
Aaron is an attorney who has gained a balanced mix of litigation, information security and electronic discovery experience over the last 10 years. He spent six years in intellectual property and business litigation for fortune 1000 clients. Cronan�s other passion is helping artists make a good living from their art. His music clients all have a common bond, they are incredibly talented and have the drive to succeed in an often cruel industry. Cronan represents bands, composers, sound designers, and professional musicians.