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It can be hard to see what's happening with your relationship when you're looking at it from the inside. We help shine a light on what's difficult for you or your partner to see. Sometimes, that means naming hard truths that are necessary to recognize before moving forward. 

We create a space of heightened trust that allows you to communicate in creative new ways bringing real change to you relationship.  Rather than trying to fix or prescribe a solution, we help you re-connect to the wisdom and way forward that already exists in your relationship.     

Your relationship is a living, breathing entity of its own.  You are both responsible for this “Third Entity” which has its own wisdom, wants, and desires.   To grow, it needs to be consciously nurtured and supported with honesty, openness, and vulnerability.  

We aren’t here to blame one person or point fingers, we’re here to understand what the "Third Entity" needs to thrive and move forward in a better way.   

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 Coaching is Not Therapy

Coaching focuses primarily on where you are now in the present and looks ahead to what you want your relationship to be. Therapy focuses more on the past to gain an understanding of why your relationship is in its current state. Therapy fits more into a medical model of fixing something that is dysfunctional.  Coaching works with a relationship that is functioning fairly well and wants to be even better.

As your coaches, we believe you are naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and have the power within you to find a better way forward. We help you uncover what’s already inside, to unlock the full potential of your relationship.