Communication Problems

Years in Practice

6-10 years


Atlanta GA 30339 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Life Coach, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

Our mission is to heal hearts and homes through professional coaching and counseling based on God’s word, love, and grace.

About Martez & Woodrina Layton

Martez and Woodrina Layton are a marriage coach and counselor team who specialize in helping couples restore and rebuild their marriage, love and trust after an affair. Martez and Woodrina Layton are a unique couple to work with when it comes to surviving an affair because this is something they both personally overcame in their own marriage.  So, when you have the opportunity to work with Martez and Woodrina Layton you are working with professionals who also have endured the pain and had the walk the same path that you are walking as you are trying to rebuild or restore your marriage after an affair.  Martez and Woodrina Layton also work with couples who are dating or engaged by providing premarital counseling.  Martez and Woodrina Layton both believe that most of the challenges you will face in a marriage can be resolved in the beginning with premarital counseling. Martez and Woodrina Layton also work with couples who simply want to improve their marriage and make sure that they are both building a marriage that can last.  Martez and Woodrina Layton call this marriage enrichment or marriage maintenance. Martez and Woodrina Layton works with couples, individuals or families.  Martez and Woodrina Layton are excellent facilitators and workshop hosts and either of them are great speakers on numerous topics pertaining to marriage and family.

Martez and Woodrina Layton both enjoy encouraging, enlightening and educating couples on keys to having a happy and fulfilling marriage. Martez and Woodrina Layton have been married for over 24 years and continue to exemplify what it means to love one another with a Christ like love. Together, Martez and Woodrina Layton have 2 adult children, Marissa who graduated from Clark Atlanta University in May 2014 and is expected to graduate from Regent University with her master’s degree in May 2016. Their son DaVee’ is currently a junior at Georgia State University and is expected to graduate May 2017.  Martez and Woodrina Layton are truly passionate about marriage and family and helping couples overcome any obstacle that could tear down the marital bond.

Martez Layton is a United States Navy Veteran who obtained his professional life and marriage coaching certification from The International Coaching Academy which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.   Martez and Woodrina Layton are both Certified Premarital Counselors through Prepare Enrich.  Woodrina Layton has a bachelor’s in education from the University of Memphis, and a master’s both in Christian education and counseling from Regent University.  Woodrina Layton is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor.

Martez and Woodrina Layton are co-authors of “A Blessed Affair; Be Careful What You Curse, Your Curse Could Be Your Blessing.” Martez Layton has also published How to overcome an affair: 7 proven ways to restore love and trust in your marriage.  Martez Layton has also published several articles online as a contributor for the Black Life Coaches Network, http://blclife.com/ and http://www.selfgrowth.com/. Martez Layton is also a founding member of the International Members of Professional Advisors, Coaches and Trainers http://impactforcoaches.org/.  

Martez & Woodrina Layton established, Dream Builders Professional Coaching in 2009 for the sole purpose of “Changing Lives One Relationship at a Time.”  They have been ministering, mentoring, speaking, coaching and counseling for over 20 years. In addition, they have shared their powerful testimony of healing, forgiveness and restoration on the OWN’s series Stories of Betrayal, http://www.oprah.com/own-unfaithful/Unfaithful-Stories-of-Betrayal-Season-2-Trailer,  CBN’s The 700 Club http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/RT65_Martez_Woodrina_Layton.aspx , Atlanta Live and several radio stations around the country. Martez and Woodrina Layton know that it is their purpose, mission and assignment is to heal hearts by spreading the message of God’s word, love, grace, forgiveness and redemption.


Martez & Woodrina Layton Success Stories

Helping a couple navigate through the pain of surviving an affair

Couples dealing with infidelity

Martez Layton is a blessed man of God! His obedience to the Spirit is evident in his lifestyle and extends to his life coaching sessions as well as his workshops. My wife and I are forever grateful for the opportunity to have crossed paths with Martez, and our marriage is substantially better because of it.more


Prior to beginning our life coach sessions with Martez, our life was plagued by marital discord…everything ranging from infidelity, to unruly children, to un-forgiveness.  Martez offered a chance for us to learn how to communicate effectively, discover our love languages and mind-styles, and establish healthy boundaries to help mitigate some of our previous shortcomings. Most importantly, we applied his sound advice and entered the process of healing our marriage and our household.  Our lives have been completely transformed - - mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We are confident that Martez’s life coaching techniques will continue to restore and enhance lives.

We can’t thank you enough for your prayers, your encouragement, and your wisdom. May God continue to enlarge your territory and increase your impact!

Overcoming Infidelity now happily married for 30 years

Couples dealing with infidelity

Coaches Martez and Woodrina Layton have coached me and my husband through the most painful experience of our life. After 20 years of marriage, I was shattered in discovering my husband's infidelity. During this time I sought help from clergy and family. No one was able to make me feel whole again. I was fortunate to find Coach Martez and Woodrina Layton on the Internet. Martez and Woodrina coached my husband and me during this crisis. They were impartial and they related their own story which helped my husband to feel comfortable enough to truthfully commit to the marriage coaching. more

Their non-judgmental approach coupled with their expertise and spiritual connection to God made the outcome powerful. I can honestly say that I don't know where we would be if I had not found Coaches Martez and Woodrina Layton. They not only saved our marriage but also gave me the strength and courage to know and understand my own worth. Martez is not only challenging and insightful, but also patient and understanding, with remarkable instincts and knowledge.

The skills and concepts we learned will be invaluable for the rest of our lives. Our experience was transformational, and our marriage was restored and empowered. My husband and I just celebrated our 33rd Anniversary. We realize that we never would have made it past that crisis without their coaching and direction. I was so inspired by Coach Martez Layton that I began to pursue becoming a Relationship Coach to help restore Marriages.

It is our honor and privilege to highly recommend Coaches Martez and Woodrina Layton. It is my opinion that they are the best in their field, our marriage is proof of that.


Starting over after your husband's affair and the marriage ends

Women starting over

When my husband told me he wanted a divorce in 2014 I thought we could work it out. But two months later when I confirmed he had been having an affair for several months I knew things were going to be much more difficult. One day, while looking up cheating spouses on the internet I came across Coach Martez Layton and the Dream Builders Professional Coaching website. As I read through the website, I knew it was not an accident that I found Coach Martez. It was a God thing. Through the hardest part of my marriage, Coach Martez was there encouraging me. The things he said to me made so much sense and really put things into perspective.My husband and I did not reconcile, but that’s okay, because “Me looks good!” This was the phrase Coach Martez gave me to encourage my emotional growth, and I keep it close to my heart because I know I have a whole life to look forward to. I am now in graduate school, and my chosen path is Social Work. I know I would not be here without Coach Martez’s love and support. He is my brother in Christ, and a friend!more

Thank you Martez! 

Dealing with the stress of divorce and moving forward

Women dealing with stress


I am in the process of divorce but not in this case it’s not a failure it is an opportunity for me to become all God is perfecting in me for my destiny partner. Without Martez's and Woodrina's invaluable guidance there is absolutely no way I could see it from this perspective. It started with marital counseling with both Martez and Woodrina and over the last ... 3 or so yrs. has become something completely different. They were a source of true bedrock in helping me to rebuild my personal foundation. I was stuck. I could not see past my then circumstances of pain and grief and complete stagnation. But God...things are clearer, lighter, full of potential and I can truly believe that joy does come in the morning and is renewed daily. Now with Martez as my life coach/God sent warrior angel I believe that I will fly again. Mounting up like eagles ready to do the dang thang. A true blessing.


Not all marriage coaches and counselors are the same

Couples dealing with general stress

My wife and I had been in marital counseling for years, and had largely overcome most of the big & painful struggles.  BUT, we felt we were just barely ok, not doing really good or great.  If felt like a slippery slope, like one thing goes wrong and we might be in trouble.  So we went to Martez & Woodrina for marriage life coaching.  They were awesome in helping us both understand what we lacked and how to get it, so that we might become great together.  It was a lot of work, but great stuff.  We even had that one fateful bad event in the middle of our time with them, and they were able to pull us through, and we are stronger because of it.  So we owe a great deal of thanks to them!”  

Marriage maintenance always make the difference

Couples dealing with general stress



My coach, Martez Layton, did a phenomenal job at encouraging me, and helping me at a time in my life, when I felt my marriage was falling apart. Of course, I turned to God, which He lead me to someone who could help me further. Martez coached me into seeing what was the underlying problem and in the midst, I found myself. I've learned so much from him, steps which improved me!! Changed me!! And, Made me investigate my own self, my own purpose and my motives, And now, my marriage is much stronger!! At times, I wanted to give up but because my coach was there when I needed to talk, my marriage is stronger, and because my coach was there when I was confused, we've been married 5 more years and because Martez was genuine, honest and spiritual, a man whose respected and loyal, as well as, been there done that, I, now, love my husband more today. My love for my husband has grew stronger and more exciting all because Martez Layton took the time out of his busy schedule to give me basic tools for a healthy marriage, I am so Blessed to have such a coach and my greatest Blessing is, it will be 15 years in April that I've been married to my Spouse.  Thanks Coach!


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