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Creator of The Love Relationshop, LLC and all it's programs & events

Tampa Love Muse

~  leader, educator, hostess, & coach ~


creator of The Love Relationship, LLC

You can feel confident that you have a real  leader & educator  creating the workshops with decades of experience and  decades of both informal AND formal education [including a Master's Degree in Teaching & Learning]  who is passionate about  LOVE, self growth, education, authenticity, ...and FUN !

 L♡VE                  PERSONAL GROWTH                  EDUCATION                  FUN

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Erica Sandquist
Tampa Love Muse

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  Hostess for Couples Events

            since 2021 --> Florida


 Hostess for Singles Events 

            since 2013 -->  Seattle, Spokane, Florida


✔  Class Creator & Presenter

            since 2013 --> Seattle, Minnesota, Spokane, Florida


  Communication & Business Coach

            training + internship 

            2012-4, Seattle

            2015-7 Minnesota


Yakov Smirnoff's Assistant

            PBS Taping of "Happliy Ever Laughter"

            2016-17 --> Minnesota, California

            [see photo & stories below]


  Trained to be a Law of Attraction Coach



✔  Trained to be a Life Coach 

            specializing in relationships

            training + internship 

            2012-14, Seattle


  Started Researching Relationships & Communication

            since 2005 -->Seattle, Minnesota, Spokane, & Florida


  Educator for 25+ years

            Minnesota,  Seattle, Spokane, Florida


  Master's Degree in Learning & Teaching 2000

            Saint Mary's University, Minnesota, 4.0 GPA

                   ThesisUsing Brain Theory, Learning Styles, 

                   Multiple Intelligences, & Cooperative Learning 

                    in the your Classroom Daily


  Teacher's Degree in Elementary Education 1996

            Bemidji State University, Minnesota, 3.75 GPA

 GRATITUDE      *      AUTHENTICITY      *      INTREGITY      *      OPENNESS      *      INTENTIONALITY

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 "Love IS so good. HEALTHY love is far better!"

~ Erica    

 I'm  a strong  proponent  of:


  • using the power of INTENTIONS and prayer
  • using LOA
  • self-development
  • accepting everyone where they are
  • helping each other / support
  • "co-creationships"
  • being grateful 
  • being intentional
  • being gracious and kind

  • being patient and forgiving

  • being open and honest

  • practicing communication skills

  • having a positive attitude

  • having judgement-free zones in which to learn and grow

  • supporting others

  • supporting other small businesses 

  • finding WIN WIN WIN scenarios

 GRATITUDE      *      AUTHENTICITY      *      INTREGITY      *      OPENNESS      *      INTENTIONALITY

Hi!   My name is Erica Sandquist. I am known for my smile [AND smiling A LOT], randomly getting up to dance when the mood strikes, giving myself HIGH FIVES in the mirror, AND laughing out loud at the jokes I'm thinking...with a bit of a dirty mind. Luckily, I gave myself permission to be a little silly [with fun motorcycle/repair shop metaphors] in designing my websites and programs! 



I am absolutely passionate about LOVE, EDUCATION, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, ... and FUN!   which are four of my favorite things in the world besides my beautiful daughter & three grandsons!  Although I'm not the first person to come up with the term CREATIONSHIP, I believe in what I call CO-CREATIONSHIP* with my whole heart. ♡  [See the definition of the term I coined "co-creationship" HERE.]

2010 Erica showing off 

on Evel Knievel's motorcycle 

~ Las Vegas Wax Museum

 Erica's 2000 Graduation 

~Saint Mary's University, MN

Despite being from an extreme verbally & emotionally abusive home, being Dyslexic, being Aspie [on the Autism spectrum], AND being a young single mother in the 1990s, I finished two college degrees in 6 years including a Master's that I earned while teaching full-time in the inner city while running TWO classrooms. I'm very proud that I attained a 3.75 GPA in my undergrad degree and a 4.0 GPA in my Master's "Teaching & Learning" degree from top teaching colleges in Minnesota.  

I was the first person my family to earn a Master's Degree.


I spent two decades as a teacher in Minnesota & Washington state.  In 2012, I left teaching to become a life and business coach which also gave me a plethora of absolutely amazing experiences…including being on the PBS production with a celebrity!

[more about that below]

Most people don't budget for SELF-GROWTH....but I do!!  I love this stuff. I have literally spent tens of thousands of dollars on formal AND informal education, books, audiobooks, workshops, classes, webinars, programs, coaching, and even therapists for a time before/during/after my divorce.   


Since my mission is to HELP people get into and/or stay in HAPPY, HEALTHY relationships, I love to share the highlights of the programs/books I've loved the most.  As with my teaching history, I create and host events that are interactive, FUN and educational.  

2014 Erica Sandquist

speaking at a private event in Washington

I think I truly look at the world differently due to being both dyslexic AND on the Asperger's spectrum. However, I didn't let my "disabilities" stop me from getting a great formal education [Master's Degree] AND pursuing an informal education in communication & relationships ...but reading and writing for me is challenging and I'm not quick. lol 


Growing up in a dysfunctional family where [psychological, verbal, and emotional] abuse ran rampant, I eventually turned to words and definitions, books and experts to help me understand the world and learn what love, healthy, and structured means.  As you can imagine, that type of a DYSFUNCTIONAL FOUNDATION created a lot of depression throughout my life as my parents ridiculed, insulted, me and told I wasn't measuring up to their expectations on a regular basis.*  Dealing with one parent who was highly emotional and one who was logical but mean, I actually developed the unique ability to balance logic and emotion ... which is one of my SUPER POWERS as a life coach... as evidenced by a weird equally balanced Myers-Briggs score.  

Fairy Godmother on a Motorcycle

2013 Erica Sandquist

Halloween event in Seattle, Washington

So when I moved to Tampa in 2022, I started creatingThe LOVE Relationshop, LLC  to help you UPLEVEL YOUR LOVE skills in co-creating happy, HEALTHY relationships in a fun, meaningful way!  My very first program is for couples to nurture and grow their marriage called Date Your Sole Mate.  Over the next 2 years, I'll be adding programs that help address each phase in the LOVE CYCLE: single, engaged, couples/marriage, and divorce. 


By creating The LOVE Relationshop I'm helping others get the LOVE they've always dreamed of and deserve, too!   ❤ I'm so very excited to be on this JOURNEY to help people help themselves!!! 

*This is a woman-owned Tampa business that is 100% funded by me--and those joining my memberships. I'm dedicating my time, energy, and resources into this business because I passionately believe in people wanting and needing to  uplevel their relationship and communication skills to get into [and stay in] happy, healthy relationships. 


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Our Love Team:

As you can see, Erica is wearing a lot of hats as she's getting her business launched!  Some things are easier for her than others.  Please be patient but feel free to be persistent!  It'll be worth it!

  Blog Writer:  Erica

  Contract Maker:  Erica  

  Creator of The Love Relationshop:  Erica

  Curriculum writer:  Erica

  Designer:  Erica

  Event planner:  Erica

  Hostess:  Erica

  Marketer:  Erica

  Podcast technician:  Erica

  Photographer:  Erica

  Presenter:  Erica

  Secretary & Office Assistant:  Erica

  Social Media specialist:  Erica

  YouTube technicians: Erica 

❤  Website designer: Erica

❤  Writer:  Erica


"It's always the perfect time to learn, love, and grow!"    ~Erica


Here's the story about Erica being a part of a 
PBS production with a  celebrity!!
....keep scrolling down! ;)

Yakov Smirnoff's

"Happily Ever Laughter"

PBS Special

In 2015 & 2016, Erica had the honor of being able to train with comedian [Dr.] Yakov Smirnoff about relationships including masculine/feminine energy theories... [something they were both researching at the time].


They had both studied relationship industry greats like Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Willard Harley, Dr. Harville Hendrix, Dr. Helen Hunt, Dr. Dr. Pat Allen, the  Drs. Gottman, and Alison Armstrong.


At the same time, she was assisting him with his different projects ... one of which was his "Happily Ever Laughter" PBS Special! 


 Erica actually co-designed the stage!  That's Erica [in the blue and white flower jacket] on stage at the end of taping with Yakov, his assistant, the stage hands, and PBS crew.  The next day after Yakov saw the photos, he said to Erica, "I had no idea it looked THAT good! YOU have TALENT!" Erica was beaming!


Even though the PBS special isn't available online, make sure to watch the Prager U video of Yakov's special message below. It is filled with humor and intelligence on relationships. 

That's me in the white blazer [w/ blue flowers on it] in the second row.  I have the big cheesy grin on my face.  What an amazing experience! :D

I got to help design this set...and be an assistant to Yakov.  So cool!

The last photo is a picture of the TV showing the credits with my name on the video. I thought that was pretty dang cool! It was SUCH an amazing experience!

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, host of PBS comedy special "Happily Ever Laughter", explains in video.


How do you know if your relationship is going in the right direction?Is there a way to tell if you're in love? 

Well, yes, and studies confirm that the measuring stick is how much laughter there is in your relationship. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, host of PBS comedy special "Happily Ever Laughter", explains.

WOW!  Another cool story!

....keep scrolling down! ;)

Erica Meets "His Needs, Her Needs" Author

WHO got to spend the ENTIRE day with renowned author Dr. Willard Harley, his family, & celebrity comedian turned relationship coach  Dr. Yakov Smirnoff?!   That's right!  Erica did! :)

This book was a turning point in Erica's life when she came across it in 2009. It was 2016 when she got to meet Dr. Harley in person and by then she had already recommended this book to at least 50 clients, friends, and/or complete strangers!


Meeting Dr. Harley was a DREAM COME TRUE for Erica! And to be able to spend the entire day together with him, his wife, son, and daughter-in-law along with Yakov Smirnoff was icing on the cake! What amazing conversation about what men and women NEED in relationships vs. what we THINK and DO!

Erica believes in Yakov's advice to couples SO MUCH that she built a resource for couples to spend time, GROW, and laugh together!

"Of course, marriages and relationships break up for all sorts of reasons. But, I can say with confidence, if you’re not laughing, there is trouble ahead. So, how do you get the laughter back if you’ve lost it? Every relationship is different, of course, but there is one constant: To laugh together, you need to BE together. And that literally means time together. You need to start by making a decision that time together is important and it’s not negotiable. Set a date night, take a dance lesson, a cooking class. Doesn’t matter what you do. You just have to do it." ~Yakov Smirnoff

WiN WiN WiN!

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