Develop a relationship growth mindset, stop destructive conflict, develop greater intimacy and find purpose and meaning

Are you tired of arguing, fighting, or worse, avoiding conflict and silently suffering?   

Do you wish you could address your relationship problems and have a closer, more fulfilling relationship, without the drama and conflict?   

If you want a happy, healthy relationship

OR if you’re single and you want to get it right the next time

OR if you work with others to help them with their relationships... there is one piece of relationship advice (taught by 3 relationship coaches) that will revolutionize your relationships:   


Relationship challenges are not the problem, they are the solution!   


The goal for your relationship is not perfection or the absence of problems or challenges. The goal is to develop the tools and the trust and the growth mindset so that you KNOW you can overcome any relationship challenge.   

So, how do you do that?   

First, you stop doing what most people do which is either:   

  • A—They damage their relationship with unnecessary fighting, like two individuals on opposite sides of a battle, which erodes trust   
  •  B—They suffocate their relationship by avoiding dealing with underlying relationship problems, which leads to resentment   

Not knowing how to effectively handle relationship problems will either lead to pain and suffering or ultimately the death of the relationship.   

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, you can become allies—partners who work together as a team to address relationship problems in a healthy, constructive way.   

In this course, you’ll learn that the TRUE purpose of a romantic relationship is to help you learn, grow and become a better version of yourself, while at the same time getting to know another person with a level of intimacy and closeness that cannot be experienced in any other way.   

There is one core underlying belief that will ultimately make or break your relationship—the  belief that you, your partner, and your relationship CAN change! In this course, you’ll learn why growth is possible and how it is the key that unlocks fulfillment and meaning and allows you to be able to apply the powerful, proven relationship tools and strategies you’ll be learning in this course.   

You'll learn how to:

  • Stop harmful conflict before it starts.
  • Communicate openly and effectively in a way that addresses the root cause of challenges.   
  • Develop greater closeness, intimacy and trust.   
  • Experience greater purpose and meaning in your relationship and a renewed sense of commitment and excitement!   

Incompatibilities, life challenges, and misunderstandings are inevitable in a relationships, but conflict, drama, and disconnect don’t have to be.

And, you don't have to do it alone! In this course you’ll receive relationship advice and tools from 3 life coaches, who each offer a unique perspective and approach.   


Leah Fontane earned a degree in sociology with a focus on sexuality, gender, and families. Her no fluff, no nonsense approach to relationship coaching challenges couples to find deeper clarity and purpose in their relationships by seeing conflict and differences as opportunities for learning.

Natalie Rivera earned a degree in sociology and education. In 2007 she opened a non-profit teen coaching center, where she worked with teenagers and their parents to open communication and strengthen their relationships. She created an 8-hour program called the Parent Teen Challenge in which she worked with first time offenders in the Prosecution Alternatives for Youth program.   

Joeel Rivera, M.Ed. has a Masters in Counseling and Education and is finishing his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on happiness. He has been a relationship counselor and workshop facilitator since 2007 and is certified in PREP, a 30-year research-based program. Joeel and Natalie have over 40,000 students from 183 countries.   

Course Syllabus

  • 1


    • IMPORTANT: What This Course Covers

    • The Importance of a Growth Mindset in Relationships

  • 2

    Communication and Commitment

    • Open Your Communication

    • Getting-to-Know-You

    • Finding the Root and Overcoming Resistance

    • Warning Signs

    • Relationship Commitment and Compatibility

  • 3

    Conflict and Challenges

    • Personality Differences

    • Personality-Differences-WORKSHEET

    • Arguments as the Seeds of Growth

    • Interrupting the Argument and Dealing with Challenges Head On

    • Stepping Stones WORKSHEET

    • The Importance of Acceptance


    • Openness and Intimacy

    • Brainstorm-for-Deepening-Intimacy

    • Putting the Relationship First

    • Why Love Fades

  • 4

    True Love, Marriage, and Partnership

    • True Love, Marriage, and Partnership

    • Meaning, Purpose, and Vows, Part 1

    • Meaning, Purpose, and Vows, Part 2

    • The-Power-of-Renewal-VOWS-Worksheet

  • 5


    • Constructive Conflict

    • Why Resolving Conflict is Important

    • Developing Awareness

    • Developing Your Awareness

    • Conflict Management Styles

    • Conflict Management Styles

    • Why We Avoid Dealing with Conflict

  • 6

    Preparing for Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution

    • Communication to Prevent Conflict

    • Communication Tips for Preventing Conflict

    • Beginning the Conversation

    • Beginning the Conversation

    • Managing Emotions: Prepare

    • Managing Emotions Being Prepared

    • Managing Emotions: During Conversations

    • Managing Emotions During the Conversation

  • 7

    Effective Communication Strategies

    • Communication Mistakes to Avoid

    • Communication Mistakes to Avoid

    • Effective Communication Techniques

    • Effective Communication Techniques

    • Effective Listening

    • Effective Listening

  • 8

    Steps to Conflict Resolution

    • Preparing Yourself First

    • Preparing Yourself First

    • Defining Desired Outcomes

    • Defining the Desired Outcome

    • The Importance of Timing

    • The Importance of Timing

    • Facilitating Conflict Resolution Conversations

    • Facilitating Conflict Resolution Conversations

    • Remaining Calm

    • Remaining Calm

    • Understanding

    • Understanding the Conflict

    • Outcome Chart

    • Brainstorming Solutions

    • Brainstorming Solutions

    • Choosing the Best Solution

    • Choosing the Best Solution

    • Following Up

    • Following-Up

  • 9

    COURSE WRAP-UP + About the Master Relationship Coach Program

    • Final Thoughs on the Purpose of Your Relationship

    • The MASTER Relationship Coach


Lead Instructors & Coaches

Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are professional speakers, trainers, and coaches. Their mission is to provide tools that empower people to ignite their dreams,  unleash their potential and fulfill their purpose. Through their  company, Transformation Services, Inc., they provide digital content  publishing, online courses, and life coach training programs that act as  a catalyst for personal empowerment. Joeel  is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling  and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D.  in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. Using the science of  psychology and human potential, they train leading edge entrepreneurs,  leaders, life coaches, and individuals how to master the power of their  mind and create their destiny.They  are serial entrepreneurs who challenge and inspire others to take their  power back through self-employment as INDIEpreneurs, (self-employed  freedom junkies). Between the two of them, they’ve started over a dozen  businesses, from photography to a non-profit teen coaching center, and  from an import business to a holistic virtual office. They  became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they fully transitioned their print  magazine into digital format because they found they could reach an  exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. They  closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person  workshops and speeches into information products and online courses. Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go  “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave  the house, they continued reach and inspire their market by creating 50  online courses in only 2 years, including digitizing their popular life  coach training programs and certifications. Today, they have served 300,000+ students from 195 countries.