Together we'll explore:
- What is important about you that you bring to a relationship?
- What are some aspects of your personality?
- What are your excellent (and growth-needed) qualities of character?
- How will you describe yourself to a partner or potential partner?
Becoming an Excellent Relationship Partner
Susanne M. Alexander
Relationship Educator and Personal Coach
About the instructor
Hi, I’m Susanne M. Alexander, your instructor and companion on this learning journey. While I am a Relationship and Marriage Educator and both individual and couples Coach, I’ve also had a lot of experience. I’ve likely walked in your shoes. I’ve been single, dating, engaged, married, divorced, and widowed (currently married). I am a child, stepchild, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, and step-grandparent. All of this has given me a diversity of experience to share!
I meet with clients globally via the internet for personal development, relationship preparation and navigating, marriage preparation, and couple relationship or marriage strengthening. I'm also certified to offer and do feedback on the Character Foundations Assessment™ for individuals, as character strengths are a key element in personal and relationship success. Here is my coaching page: https://marriagetransformation.com/educationalcoaching/.
I am the lead instructor here at Transformation Learning Center (www.transformationlearningcenter.com). My company is Marriage Transformation®, www.marriagetransformation.com, where I am President and also the author and publisher of numerous books.
Certified by Prepare-Enrich to offer a research-based assessment to couples at any stage and accompany them through learning about themselves, their relationship status, their parenting, and their readiness for the next stage in their relationship or marriage. (www.prepare-enrich.com)
Member of the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education
Course creator, faculty, and Chair for the Relationships, Marriage, and Family Department for the Wilmette Institute online courses since 2013 (http://www.wilmetteinstitute.org)
Media and Writing Experience
Quoted as an expert in HerCampus.com, eHow.com, Washington Woman, Ladies Home Journal, Inc., and more. Susanne is also a journalist with a background in freelancing for Newsweek, SimpleMarriage, and many others. She has authored or coauthored many books, such as Creating Well-Being for Couples and Families, Starting with Me: Knowing Myself Before Finding a Partner, Creating Excellent Relationships, All-in-One Marriage Prep, and Marriage Can Be Forever--Preparation Counts!. Details can be found here: https://marriagetransformation.com/in-media/ and here: https://marriagetransformation.com/writer/.
Phil L. Donihe
Instructor (primarily focused on men)
About the instructor
Philip L. (Phil) Donihe is a passionate leader, innovation expert, and systems specialist. He is certified to provide the Character Foundations Assessment™ and the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator™. He uses these to assist individuals to understand their personal strengths, growth areas, and personalities. This self-knowledge increases self-respect and the ability to interact well in relationships of all types. Phil is also certified in Change Management.
Phil has a background of 30+ years of diverse business management experience. As President of Innovekt®, he has developed the leading-edge HumanInnergy® cloud-based platform, which helps clients engage and manage their personal development, team formation, and new innovation initiatives. His unique approaches develop and place leaders and team members, liberate creativity, and provide visibility of efforts and successes.
Phil's values are: integrity beyond question, service with excellence, and collaboration in creating “new”. He coaches both men and women with a specialty of working with men on their character, values, relationships, and fathering.
Phil is married to Susanne M. Alexander and has a son, daughter, stepdaughter, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. He is an avid mountain biker and works out regularly in the gym.