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Are you frustrated looking for the right person? Do you want a more connected relationship? Welcome to Your One-Stop Relationship Coaching Service Provider Being happy in a loving ...
Welcome to Your One-Stop Relationship Coaching Service Life is all about relationships. And we want our relationships to be harmonious, balanced and fulfilling. The good news is that healthy relationship skills can be learned, and unhealthy relationship patterns can be changed. Supporting clients to develop and fine-tune their skills in order to create balanced and fulfilling relationships is my role as your Relationship Coach. You and I will work together to define strategies for letting go of toxic relationships, transforming current relationships, and proactively co-creating healthy new relationships. Connection Coaching, LLC - Cofounder and Lead Relationship Coach - Consultant and Mentor Couple for couples support groups - Coauthored: Preventative Maintenance for Your Marriage: The Owner’s Manual for a Couples Group by Burd, Liming, Skudneski/Stutzman, and Thiel ~ Get your personal copy at: www.RelationshipCoach.us, email@example.com, or 303-798-2456 x3. Marriage Education Workshop Facilitator - Arapahoe Community College - Littleton, Colorado - Colorado Free University – Denver, Colorado - Denver metro MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) - Mile Hi Couples Group Retreat Responsible for developing and facilitating interactive relationship workshops and breakout sessions. Relationship Coach and Mediator - private individual and couple relationship coaching - one-stop coaching services ranging from singles preparing for their next long-term relationship, premarital enhancement, to marital enrichment, to controlled separation Education: MA – Education (CU), and BS-Education (ISU), Certified Family Life Educator (National Council on Family Relations), PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) and Christian PREP Level 3 Leader, Active Relationship Center Mastery Series Facilitator, Love Without Hurt: Anger Regulation (Compassion) and Core Values Program, Couples Communication and Collaborative Marriages Program, The First Dance Partnership, Marriage Builders Coaching Partnership, and the Professional Mediation Certificate Program. Web information: www.RelationshipCoach.us
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
It continues to be my calling to listen compassionately to others tell their relationship stories, share with singles and couples proven relationship education skills, and to customize an Action Plan so that clients can have the quality relationships they desire. What areas of your relationship(s) do you want to improve? Contact Coach Greg at: www.RelationshipCoach.us, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303-798-2456 x3 to take the next step in having the relationship you want.
Articles by Greg Thiel
Dear Coach Greg: I’m so… mad at my husband right now I just want to barf! We seem to be having the same arguments about money over and over again. I feel that we should enjoy life and live a little while we can, while he would like to save every last penny for a “rainy day”. I easily get annoyed with him, he tunes me out, I start raising my voice, to which he responds by leaving the room slamming the door behind him on the way out. Two or three days of the “silent treatment” follows before we pretend nothing happened and get busy with our usual routine. Do other couples also argue about money? Can you help us?
Dear Material Girl:
Take a few deep breaths, then find an enjoyable activity (other than shopping) to get relaxed and hopefully reconnected to your husband. Yes, you are not alone when it comes to arguing about the personal value we place on money. Many of my private relationship coaching clients argue about money until they complete a Money Personality Profile and are taught more constructive ways to discuss a variety of financial issues based on the research conducted at the Active Relationships Center. Key concepts to keep in mind are:
1. It is best to handle problems as a “team” – either you will nurture a sense that you are a “team” working together against the problem or your will operate as if you are working against each other;
2. Discuss problems thoroughly before trying to solve them (i.e. – Speaker~Listener Problem Discussion Technique – PREP, Inc.) – discuss from the head and from the heart; and
3. Quick solutions are not lasting solutions – most couples try to solve problems before they have thoroughly discussed the problem at hand and understood each other’s perspective.
Some helpful resources that can assist you in learning this valuable communication skill include:
1. Take a relationship enrichment workshop (i.e. - Couples’ Finances: Yours, Mine, and Ours, www.arapahoe.edu, or www.smartmarriages.com).
2. Read the books: Fighting for Your Marriage by Markman, Stanley, and Blumberg; or
You Paid How Much for That?! How to Win at Money Without Losing at Love by Jenkins, Stanley, Bailey, and Markman.
3. Hire a trained Relationship Coach (www.RelationshipCoach.us) or a Certified Family Life Educator (www.ncfr.org) to support you and your spouse.
Dear Coach Greg: Like most of my single friends it has been a long time since I’ve dated anyone and even longer since I’ve been in a committed relationship. Lately, I’ve noticed that I enjoy being single – I’m passionate about my career and I have fiends to socialize with when I feel the need. My dog greets me when I come home from work and my kitten purrs softly on my lap each evening. The problem arises at family gatherings during the holiday season. I was frequently asked by “concerned” relatives and family friends – “Are you dating anyone special?”, “When are you going to settle down, get married, and start a family?”, “I know someone that I want you to meet?” The guilt and societal pressure to get married can be overwhelming at times! Should I actively pursue a long-term relationship before I miss my chance at love?
Alone But NOT Lonely
Dear Alone: The following advice may seem odd since I am a relationship coach, but I think you are right on track. After all, the most important relationship we ever have is the one with ourselves. You appear to be content and enjoy your single life. You have animal companions which bring you joy, a passionate career, and plenty of friends to meet your social needs. I applaud you for being a happy and successful single.
Someday, if you choose to expand your definition of living a happy and successful life then you might also be ready to consciously prepare yourself for a committed, long-term relationship which can also be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Use your time spent casually dating as an opportunity to practice how you want to “show up” in your next relationship. This “pre-committed” dating stage also gives you the opportunity to date a variety of people who may be able to meet some of your emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Above all, don’t make any life changing decisions until you are ready and make them only for the right reasons.
For additional relationship resources for singles:
1. visit: www.RelationshipCoach.us, then click on Upcoming Workshops – Relationship Preparation Workshops for Singles: Getting Clear About What You Want and How to Make It Happen, choose a date, then register with Colorado Free University;
2. read the following relationship book: Conscious Dating: Finding The Love Of Your Life In Today’s World, by David Steele;
3. for monthly relationship support and interaction with like minded singles visit: www.RelationshipCoach.us, then click on Services Offered – Relationship Coaching for Singles.
Dear Coach Greg: My partner and I have lived together for almost 2 years. We both work full time and contribute toward household expenses proportionate with our respective salaries. Life was easy the first year since co-habitation was new and exciting for both of us. I assumed that we would both contribute equally to household chores, but lately I feel more like a maid than an equal partner. Can you help us before we end an otherwise wonderful relationship?
NOT The Maid
Dear NOT: Congratulations for making it almost 2 years before the unequal feeling of household chore distribution set in. Unfortunately, most new couples conveniently avoid the difficult yet essential conversations that would help them make the vital agreements needed for a happy, loving, and stable relationship. If you haven’t already discussed the general topic of household tasks I would suggest using the PREP Speaker~Listener Problem Discussion Technique. If you would like to discuss a specific household task I would suggest using the S.M.A.R.T. Card, developed by the Active Relationships Center. You can learn these effective communication skills at many local relationship workshops. Things to consider when distributing household chores are: a general consensus on how each chore should be completed and level of cleanliness, individual preference, and time availability to complete each chore.
I commend you both for contributing toward household expenses proportionately with your salary, rather than splitting all expenses 50-50 just because it’s easier to do the math. Especially since females make approximately 76-82 cents for every dollar made by males in the same profession.
For additional relationship resources for couples:
1. visit: www.RelationshipCoach.us, then click on Upcoming Workshops – Is Anyone Listening to Me? Solving Communication Problems in Relationships, choose a date, then register with Colorado Free University;
2. read the following relationship book: Fighting for Your Marriage by Markman, Stanley, and Blumberg;
3. for monthly relationship support and interaction with like minded couples visit: www.RelationshipCoach.us, then click on Services Offered – Starting a Couples’ Support Group.
|Main Specialty||Communication Problems|
Dating/Being Single Support
|Credentials||Church, MA, Other|
|Time in Practice||6-10 years|
|I practice in||All areas, please inquire|
|I offer my services||At my office|
|Licence information||Expiration 7/1/14|