About Us

We love love. 

Sound corny? Did you just roll your eyes? Okay...that's fair. But we stand by the assertion! 

P.S. Consulting was founded in 2019 when we noticed how many of the people in our lives were struggling to find a long-lasting relationship. These were wonderful individuals with fulfilling careers, thriving personal lives, and dynamic personalities. We couldn't help but think that there must be many more people out there just like our friends who were also struggling to find love, and we realized our mutual passion for helping people find and grow love in their lives. 

As the dating landscape has evolved and online apps become increasingly popular, the dating process has developed into an impersonal exchange. The combination of a seemingly endless stream of singles and profiles that don't present the unique qualities of people well, leads to a frustrating process for many. 

 

Who Are We?

 

Marsha Schirack-Olson, M.A.

Solveig Pedersen, M.A.

Long-time Alaskan, farm kid, lover of pop culture, slightly-too-enthusiastic runner, and chips & salsa connoisseur.  

I've always been drawn to the interactions between people. Listening to dating stories, debriefing, dissecting and providing feedback--it's my jam. This inherent interest in human dynamics drove my education. I earned both my bachelor and master's degrees in Communication from University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Over the past 10 years, I've taught communication courses at the university level (alongside Solveig) that have focused on interpersonal communication, relationship dynamics, conflict management and more. I like to say I teach people how to get along with one another, but, of course, there is so much more to it than that!

Quality communication is about acknowledging that the messages we send aren't always interpreted in the way we intend--and understanding what contributes to those misinterpretations. I want to help people develop and maintain happy, healthy relationships, through more effective communication patterns. 

Adventurous Alaskan (who loves to travel to far off places), drink too much coffee and stay up too late, read poetry, walk in the woods, & eat nachos. 

 

I am fascinated by experiences of human connection and I am passionate about cultivating a more peaceful and loving world. I believe that we can co-create this world through learning how to have the healthiest, happiest relationships - and then allowing those beautiful relationships to help us thrive and be the most remarkable humans we can be. 

My exploration of love and connection has been a part of my studies, as well. I hold a master's degree in Communication from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and I'm a Certified Professional Coach. 

Over the past 13 years, I've studied & taught university-level communication courses (alongside Marsha) in interpersonal and relational communication and I've worked as a life coach for 7 years.

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