Introduction to Relationship Coaching

The world runs on relationships, yet many people feel inadequate in their relationship skills.

Introduction to Relationship Coaching focuses on gaining the knowledge to truly help clients build and maintain better relationships. This 12- credit course exposes you to some of the most powerful concepts and tools in the world of relationships. Additionally, you will create and refine your own identity and skills as a relationship coach.

This course has an additional one hour a week requirement of Peer Group Meetings as well as weekly assignments which must be completed to receive credit for the course.

Course Topics:

  • Relationships: Common threads running through all types of relationships
  • Anatomy of a relationship
  • The Relationship Coach as servant/leader
  • Vision Casting for Relationship Change
  • The Triangle of Power
  • The Motivation Factor
  • The Power of Language
  • Abuse in Relationships
  • Powerful Questions
  • Reinforcing Relationship Changes
  • The Relationship Coach’s Vision Statement

Required Textbooks:

Relationships 101 by John C. Maxwell

Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know by John C. Maxwell

Frequency:  This course is offered two or three times a year, depending on level of interest; class size is limited.

Course Prerequisites



The instructor was very good at motivating students to participate by asking a lot of thought provoking questions to boost the discussion. Learning was FUN in this class and I learned A LOT!
- Debbie C.
Laurie was amazing, so easy and gentle natured yet convicted in her wealth of knowledge. Great instructor with amazing presence!
- K.L.