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

    Welcome and Introduction

    • Growth Mindset in Relationships

    • Meet Joeel and Natalie Rivera

    • Meet Leah Fontane

  • 2

    Communication and Commitment

    • Open Your Communication

    • Getting-to-Know-You

    • Communication In Relationships (Strategies that Work!)

    • Couple Communication Dialog

    • Finding the Root and Overcoming Resistance

    • Warning Signs and Triggers

    • Warning Signs

    • Quality vs Safe Problems

    • Quality vs Safe Problems

    • Relationship Commitment and Compatibility

  • 3

    Conflict and Challenges

    • Personality Differences

    • Personality-Differences-WORKSHEET

    • Non-Negotiables

    • The Non-negotiable List

    • Roles and Expectations

    • Roles and Expectations Self Reflection

    • Arguments as the Seeds of Growth

    • Interrupting the Argument and Dealing with Challenges Head On

    • The Importance of Acceptance


    • Openness and Intimacy

    • Brainstorm-for-Deepening-Intimacy

    • Putting the Relationship First

    • Why Love Fades

    • The Science of Relationship Drama

    • Crazy 8

    • Speak Your Partner's Love Language

    • Love Languages Quiz

  • 4

    True Love, Marriage, and Partnership

    • True Love, Marriage, and Partnership

    • Being a Match to Your Dream Relationship

    • Being a Match

    • Meaning, Purpose, and Vows, Part 1

    • Meaning, Purpose, and Vows, Part 2

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

    • The Relationship Blueprint (Why We Marry Our Parents)

    • Your Relationship Blueprint

    • Creating Relationship Goals and Vision

    • Creating a Relationship Vision

  • 5


    • Final Thoughs on the Purpose of Your Relationship

    • Congratulations and Next Steps


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.