But it’s as “Coach Von” that she sprints ahead of the pack for dual reasons. A “professional sports fan” originally from the sports-centric city of Pittsburgh, she developed a love for and knowledge of sports from childhood, particularly for basketball. She speaks “a man’s language” when it comes to sports and relationships, and is able to chop it up like one of the guys, from stats to trades to drafts and all in between. She is a regular guest relationship expert and life coach on The Bill Cunningham Show, as well as a regular guest on NBA Sirius XM radio, The Bottom Line Sports Show in which the nickname “Coach Von” comes into play for both relationships and sports.
Von garnered valuable relationship experience throughout her 10 year relationship with the late comedian Patrice O’Neal, to whom she was engaged to be married, losing him one month prior to their wedding date.
From O’Neal, Von lived and learned the true give-and-take of a successful relationship; they were partners in every sense of the word, fully supporting one another’s dreams and endeavors. Having lived every woman’s dream of a dynamic, regarding relationship, today Von observes and guides ladies (and men) regarding their relationship foibles and quandaries, from her perspective.
This level of her “coaching” is from her personal experience. She will add “author” to her many hats in 2015, when she releases her first book, entitled Speak Fluent Man: The Top Things Women Should Consider Before Blaming The Man. And lest that title sound anti-woman, Von asserts that ladies should be mindful that equality and accountability goes both ways. There is the woman’s side, the man’s side and hopefully, there is their side, when they come together/work together and agree to build a mutually beneficial union between them. Speak Fluent Man certainly is a great read for men as well, considering that although they already speak their own language, men sometimes do not know how to translate and teach it to their significant others as Patrice did so successfully.