Meet the Team

Courtney Cleman, Co-Founder and Class Educator

Courtney Cleman, co-founder, The V. Club

Courtney Cleman is a New York City based relationship expert. She co-founded The V. Club in New York City to help women break down the barriers that prevent them from creating the life they desire.

Courtney has always been intrigued by the psychology of how people connect. A long-time New Yorker, she is particularly interested in solving the challenge of how to form a deep lasting relationship in our modern day high-pressure lifestyle.

Courtney’s vision for The V. Club is to create an elegant space where women of any age could come to learn about love, relationships, and wellness in a comfortable, judgment-free environment and make connections along the way.

Courtney graduated from Columbia University with a degree in psychology and economics.  She loves people, nature (even the little nature that we have in NYC!), and exploring the world. Everyone who meets Courtney instantly feels her passion for life, love and empowering people.  She is grateful for her loved ones, her close-knit group of friends, and her family here at The V. Club.

You will surely meet Courtney if you stop by The V. Club!

Kate Lubimova, Co-Founder

Kate Lubimova

As a published sex and relationship expert and book author, Kate is a founder of the largest female sex and relationship education and empowerment group across Europe.

Kate’s academic background combining relationship psychology and film directing enabled her to create a unique program that has helped over 100,000 women better understand their partners and themselves, solve psychological barriers and sexual health issues, attract the ‘one’, and build fulfilling and lasting relationships.

She regularly writes for the European editions of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Joy, TopBeauty, Marie Claire, Maxim, and Women’s Health.

Kate has been happily married for ten years. She and her husband are huge fans of the cinema. Her other favorite pastimes are swimming, travel, and laughter.

Alexandria R.

Alexandria leads the motherhood effort at The V. Club . She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and former Navy nurse with a diverse nursing background across the maternal child health spectrum. Alexandria has over ten years of experience guiding, supporting, and empowering women through pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and motherhood by helping women tap into their inner power and intuition. She has been at the bedside of hundreds of women during delivery and has personally delivered a few babies herself. She believes mothers are fierce and powerful and often just need a little encouragement and support to reach this truth within themselves.

As a wife, and mother of two, Alexandria knows first hand the difficulties and uncertainties that motherhood brings. She understands the shift in one’s identity when becoming a mother and has helped many women navigate through their own personal journeys. Alexandria believes becoming a mother is both the scariest and most rewarding thing she has ever done and feels it has made her a stronger person. She believes every mother deserves to start their journey feeling empowered and confident.

When Alexandria isn’t teaching she is often studying hard as she completes the Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse masters programs at NYU. She provides private prenatal, postpartum, and lactation services here in Manhattan and is the creator of the Kozy Kozo All-inclusive changing station pillow, a 3-in-1 support pillow for new moms. Alexandria is excited to be heading the motherhood effort at The V. Club and feels it is exactly what new moms and moms-to-be need to feel empowered and confident in their new role as a mother.

Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life.” – Ina May Gaskin

 

Amanda G.

Amanda is a Founding Educator at The V. Club and NYC native. Working for over ten years teaching in NYC, she has used psychology and movement based techniques and exercises to help people get in touch with their true inner selves to reach their professional and personal goals. Having battled an illness as a teenager into her early twenties inspired her to want to empower women to take back control and love of their bodies no matter what they’ve been through in life with an equal mix of education, practicality, and humor.

She believes all human beings (performers and non) by nature are storytellers, and by searching deep within themselves and becoming fully in-tune with their bodies is how one can live their best life and find success in life and love. True confidence starts from within. Overcoming the fear of failure and public speaking has been a specialty of hers with her clients.

Helping New Yorkers find their fulfillment in their sex lives and relationships (all with a pinch of quirky humor) makes her ecstatic to be teaching at The V. Club and working alongside a strong team of inspirational women all with the same goal in mind.

“Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever.” — Catherine Deneuve

Jamie A.

Jamie is a drama therapist with a master’s degree in this field from Kansas State University. Drama therapy is an embodied form of psychotherapy that uses theatre techniques to facilitate healing. It is one of the creative arts therapies such as music or art therapy. Jamie has an extensive background in helping individuals and groups of all ages cope with both psychological and physical trauma.

Jamie has been known to bring her heart and humor into her work with others, possessing an unparalleled ability to make people feel comfortable in sharing their deepest fears and worries. In her work with couples, she inspires openness through her warmth and compassion.

As a proud Founding Educator at The V. Club, she is humbled to bring her unique skills and insight to others interested in cultivating healthy relationships. Jamie’s personal story inspires hope in the way of love and relationships. No stranger to heartache, Jamie has ridden the roller coaster many times to finally find her soulmate.

Jamie teaches group and private classes and also leads Talk Love chat group which offers support and learning through community conversation. She believes The V. Club is the perfect place to practice courage and risk-taking, two necessary qualities in finding and maintaining intimate relationships.

Maranda E.

Maranda, Class Educator, The V. Club

A Founding Educator, Maranda instantly fell head over heels in love with The V. Club as the only destination for New Yorkers to grow into their best selves in their relationships. She believes that there is no greater gift than helping others invest in their personal development and that’s what The V. Club is all about. Full of levity and compassion, Maranda is your girlfriend at the club who shares all the secrets you wish you knew earlier in life (plus some embarrassing stories).

When she’s not teaching, Maranda is a Certified Health Coach and runs Well By Me, a practice that supports high-powered women through wellness experiments to reduce stress and promote long-term health and happiness. She is excited to bring her experience to The V. Club to support both men and women on their journeys through love, sex, and relationships.

Maranda’s Mantra: “A happy long-lasting relationship starts with the one you have with yourself.”