I have attended multiple training seminars and workshops for counselors and coaching. Abigail encouraged me to expand into coaching couples. So, recently my husband and I went through a Prepare Enrich facilitator training offered by the Dousts that proved to be exceptional. The presentation was clear and relevant. The atmosphere was comfortable and engaging even through the online experience. We were able to ask questions and share on a personal level. At the conclusion we felt well equipped to help couples develop strong, positive relationships. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from the Dousts!
We love Relationship Experts! Both my husband and I received incredible insight and clarity from their one on one coaching. Abigail is absolutely wonderful and has wisdom and discernment to help move you forward. She follows ICF standards and empowers me to form my own goals through powerful questions and curiosity.
I have been a supporter of Relationships Experts for several years now, and have participated in several of their marriage focused events. Scott and Abigail are caring leaders/hosts who take the time to share their experiences and lessons they have learned in a way that is educational and fun, at the same time. They are willing to walk beside others during the difficult times and rejoice with them in the good times. Their heart for this ministry is evident in everything that they do!
Abigail was a blessing to work with. Not only does her hospitable nature, even in a Zoom meeting, put you at ease, she is also skilled in helping you to deepen your self-understanding. Through this greater understanding of myself, I became aware of what was holding me back from pursuing God's calling on my life. Abigail is also a FANTASTIC cheerleader, encouraging you every step of the way. I highly recommend Abigail as a coach!
Relationship Experts truly care about people - people who are hurting, people who are seeking to make change, people who are simply desiring to learn more about themselves and how to improve their relationships. Their passion for people is evident in every aspect of their business model and interactions. Relationship Experts seeks to provide timely, relevant, biblically-based models for healthy, functioning relationships, particularly in the family, but the principles and concepts can be applied to any relationship as well. I've known Scott and Abigail for many years and can attest to their love of deep, real conversations, their willingness to "walk alongside" those in crisis or need, and their desire to see transformational healing in the midst of a broken world.
I have known and worked with the creators of Relationship Experts going on five years and in that time I have watched them rise in their calling. The educational materials they possess along with the personal interaction by far exceed other programs in this field. It's been an honor to see this organization grow and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the Doust family and the Relationship Experts family!
This organization stands at the ready to assist those who are hurting, frustrated and seeking help with their relationships. They are warm and caring in their delivery of programs and never hesitate to accept invitations to speak publicly in support of the community good. We are so lucky to have this org in our community.
Relationship Experts have offered us wisdom within our own marriage and within our studies to help others. Scott and Abigail are warm, welcoming, wise, real, and offer a wealth of relationship tools. They are wonderful!
I have had a couple of different encounters with the Relationship Experts -- once in coach training, and another in a weekend marriage conference. I love how authentic they are in sharing their own stories, and how practical and applicable the information they provide is. If you are struggling in any type of relationship in your life, I highly recommend checking them out!!
I have worked with Abigail on several projects and seen her work in many capacities. The effort and devotion to the mission of Relationship Experts is evident in everything she and Scott do. They are committed to equipping others do to great work when it comes to relationships!
What a great mission Relationship Experts has, helping people to help people with their relationships. Love their commitment.
Abigail did a wonderful workshop for our staff during the Covid lockdown. It was all about how to communicate with one another and to resolve conflict better. I’m so grateful that an organization like this exist and helps us to do ministry better. I would highly recommend Abigail and her team!
Relationship Experts CARE for people. I recently completed the Coach Training Certification program and could not be happier. The depth and variety of information provided was fantastic. Christian focused, with so much helpful, applicable and impactful information provided in a class setting that allowed for deep learning and also relationship building. The founders and our instructors, Scott & Abigail Doust, are not only knowledgeable but demonstrate such a genuine love and care for people helping people. If you are looking to improve your communication skills, relationships, ministry impact and/or to become a professional Life Coach, Relationship Experts is the place for you!
Relationship Experts is dedicated to equip God’s people to build strong, healthy, God-centered relationships. I’ve been blessed by my time volunteering with this ministry because I’ve seen the heart of these leaders as they serve our great God! Thank you Scott & Abigail for your heart for ministry.
My husband and I took the Cultivate class with Scott and Abigail and became certified relationship coaches as a result of their training. Not only are Scott and Abigail excellent leaders, teachers, and trainers, they are also inspiring individuals who took the time to invest in me personally to make sure I was fully equipped to do the life changing ministry of coaching. Scott and Abigail are genuine Individuals with a passion for what they do and the people they serve. Anyone looking to be coached or mentored by them Is unlocking a treasure trove of wisdom from which they will surely benefit.
My wife and I encountered Relationship Experts as a result of being invited to a train the trainer experience, called "Cultivate." This helped us learn the basic skills of coaching. The Doust's were a dynamic duo in leading the group to certification. We enjoyed and utilize the skills learned in our own relationships and have further advanced their great impact through our own coaching practice.
We had Scott & Abigail come to our office to do personality profiles and training on our staff. It was AMAZING! The experience was wonderful from the first phone call to consultations after the session. Our staff loved them and enjoyed it. They are so knowledgeable on the matter. It has been very helpful for us to learn how to communicate better as a team. We highly recommend them & are actually looking for another reason to have them back!
After in-depth research and much prayer on where to go for my certification for coaching I found Relationship Experts!
Abigail and Scott creates and delivered an amazing learning experience for me and the others in my group. I am now much more prepared to help others through Life Coaching!
I am so grateful to them and would encouraged others to participate in their training.
VP of Business Development and Engagement
Scott & Abigail are wonderful speakers on a variety of “real life” family and relationship topics. They are real, relatable and such a joy to have at your event. Their vulnerability captures the audience and their love for Christ shines through their decisions and life choices as they share their journey. I highly recommend them for your event!
Scott and Abigail have a heart and a passion for helping impact our community and our World with their knowledge of relationships. They know firsthand what a significant role relationships play in a family, work, church, and community life.
Relationship Experts have great training sessions in Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Communication and Marriage seminars, among others. I’ve attended sessions with at least 3 of their trainers in multiple venues and benefited from every session.
We have known the Dousts for about 7 years. We have seen the tremendous difference Scott and Abigail have made in the lives of many people. They are not only directly impacting others but are preparing & equipping others to have a similar impact.
I recently completed the coaching certification course offered by Relationship Experts. Though I learned a lot about helping others to bring about change in their lives, I unexpectedly experienced deep and profound changes in my own life. I recommend this class even if you never plan to coach... It will transform the way you see yourself and relate to others, truly equipping you to facilitate growth and change in those you love and lead!
I have really enjoyed volunteering with the Relationship Experts!! I’ve made some great connections and learned so much about communication. They do so much to help people build steady foundations for their relationships!
My husband and I are friends with both Scott and Abigail, and we recently completed the Christian Life Coaching program RE offers. It's evident that the Dousts pour their hearts into what they do. They shared their hearts and expertise every week in class. They're prompt, thorough, dependable, and have integrity in all they do. We've benefitted tremendously from them within this facet of their ministry and are so grateful for them.
I am on the board of this Great Organization and I recently graduated from their coaching certification program "Equipping for Change" . I can't wait to put into practice what I learned.
Scott and Abigail helped coach us through engagement, providing tools and communication skills to carry us into our marriage. In our meetings with them, they facilitated many conversations (both in sessions and at home), that helped us get to know each other more deeply, and provided opportunities for us to discuss more difficult topics that proved very beneficial as we've moved through our first months of marriage. They are open about their own triumphs, struggles and stories, which helped us open up to both them and one another. We are so blessed to have Scott and Abigail as friends and resources as we start our life together.
Caleb and Elizabeth Carter
I have volunteered with Relationship Experts since the beginning, and they truly are a GREAT nonprofit!
I recently heard Scott and Abigail speak to a women's group that I chair. They were absolutely phenomenal on many levels.
1. They are gifted communicators. Their duo dynamic is engaging and fun!
2. Their content is exceptional. We asked them to speak on Work Place Communication and not only were the handouts helpful, but the content was presented in such a way that it was easily consumable, understandable, and immediately applicable.
3. They are tremendous at connecting with the audience both before and during their presentation.
I highly recommend Relationship-Experts!
Scott and Abigail were amazing coaches for my husband and me. We just finished 10 sessions with them, and we learned valuable tools to set us up for amazing success as a couple and family. We would highly recommend!!
Meeting one-on-one with Abigail has been fantastic! She is so wise, and God has used her to bring unexpected healing!!
In a world where most all forms of relationships are under attack, the team at Relationship Experts strives to build-up individuals, strengthen relationships, and provide tools that, when used, can lead to greater ties between a husband and wife, parent and son/daughter, and amongst friends. They are a Christian organization that has based their teachings and training on the first relationship ever been God himself and mankind. If you or someone you know, needs help in finding their way back to the arms of the one they love, please don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Relationship Experts. They are real people, with real needs and real pain in their personal lives. They listen TO you, hurt WITH you, and CELEBRATE all great successes. My wife and I have spent time with them. Our family is walking together through our growth with them. Friends we care about have been a part of their professional and caring time. Please, its time to take that step and reach out to someone who gets you and the one you need to mend the pain with. May the Lord bless you and your relationships with the tools and resources Relationship Experts will provide you.
The Doust's provided our church staff and leaders with training on transformational conversations. The material was excellent! Easy to follow and absorb and then to implement. The training was fun, inspiring and practical. Most team members shared days later how they were already using it in multiple ways. The simple handout sets in view in my office as a quick reminder of the learnings and I am using it daily.
Scott and Abigail provided training for our staff on moving from transactional to transformational conversations. Their conversation, humorous style helped our team absorb their wise insights and improved our care for people - the workshop was transformational. They are humble, clear and strong. In addition, the Dousts and their team have provided coaching to many people we have sent to them for help.
I took the Cultivate Relationship Coach Training and highly recommend it for anyone interested in becoming a coach. The class is very interactive, which makes it nearly impossible to not be engaged. The assignments encourage learning in a practical and realistic way that prepares students to be future coaches. Scott and Abigail's experience helps provide insight into how to apply a Christ centered approach to coaching
I worked in couples’ ministries for 15+ years and never felt equipped to counsel couples. After completing the family greenhouse 16 week training, I now feel comfortable coaching any couple in the ministry. When I started Cultivate Coach Training, I expected to learn how to help people, and I did that with another important dimension: I learned how to help people help themselves. I am now confident to ask powerful questions that can be the key to change within people as they own their own change. I absolutely recommend this course for anyone from pastors to lay church workers and volunteers. These skills are invaluable to anyone helping people reach their full potential in Christ.
I took the Cultivate Coaching class with The Family Greenhouse and it was transformational for me and the way I do ministry. I am a Student Ministries Pastor and I learned a great deal about how to be intentional in my time with people and ask powerful questions to help people process. On a personal level I also benefitted greatly from receiving coaching while I was in the class. My coach April listened so well and helped me arrive at a path to progress in several areas of my life. I am SUPER thankful for this organization and their commitment to helping other grow and develop!
The Lord had been leading me to pursue a coaching certification for the past couple of years. I looked into some other programs but I just never felt the timing or program was right. This past July while looking through Facebook I found an event in the area for a dance lesson date night sponsored by The Family Greenhouse. I went to sign up and it was full which was so disappointing but it got me wondering what The Family Greenhouse was all about. I searched their website and found out that they had a training course called Cultivate. I immediately called and Abigail answered the phone. It felt like I was chatting with a dear friend and I instantly knew God was leading me in this direction. She told me about the program and even invited my husband and I to come to the date night so we could meet her and Scott. We had a wonderful night and I enjoyed hearing Scott and Abigail's heart for growing stronger relationships. I signed up not really sure of what to expect. I knew that I had many skills to learn so I expected that but what I got was so much more. Being a part of Cultivate not only gave me skills needed to coach with excellence but it grew me as a person in my own relationships. I was able to be a part of an amazing group of students who I thoroughly enjoyed learning alongside each week. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement. Each week I was blessed to be a part of a family of faith whose common goal is to help others get from where they are to where they want to be. One of my favorite things about this course was that Christ is at the center of everything they taught. I would recommend the Cultivate Coach Training to anyone who is wanting to pursue Coaching as a career or even just wants to better be able to help others in their ministry positions. You will feel loved, supported, and equipped by Abigail and Scott and God will bless your socks off!
When my wife and I were facing a highly significant life transition, Scott helped us to process the decision making and relationship impact to our marriage. He helped us to keep pointed in the right direction, united as a team. We're still on our journey, but we've been able to process things together in a way that removes much of the conflict.
I was a professional making a vocational transition to Christian Life Coaching, looking for a certification training experience to provide me the necessary skills and confidence to step into this new direction.
Based on a recommendation from a friend, I sought out Scott and Abigail, initially seeking confirmation of the "fit" of Christian Life Coaching for me. In the process, I learned that they also provide the necessary certification training! I was in!
Having now completed Family Greenhouse Relationship Certification training, I am pleased to say that my objectives have been met. I feel much more confident in executing the disciplines and competencies involved with life coaching. Scott and Abigail's competence as coaches and trainers, and their professionalism, were on display throughout the course. And it was fun!
I am thankful for the huge investment they made in me, and the other students, to help prepare us to more confidently fulfill God's calling to help others grow and nurture healthy relationships!
We came to the Family Greenhouse (Scott and Abigail) with our marriage hanging in the balance. Scott and Abigail walked with us and taught us how to more effectively communicate and worked through several hard issues that have held us back from moving forward. We encountered several bumps along the way (some of them large) while we have been with them but they helped us work through them all. Our marriage has made a great turnaround and we continue to see them to continue growing our marriage.
Also, I have been seeing Scott individually. he has help me to open my eyes to things to help me in my marriage and has giving me great tools in addressing issues that have plagued me.
The Family Greenhouse is such a rare treasure of support for people who are struggling in their relationships. For years my husband and I struggled in our marriage without knowing how to ask for help or who to turn to-even in the churches we attended. Attending coaching as a couple with Scott and Abigail really challenged us to work on our relationships both individually and together. Their guidance is a perfect balance of grace and truth. We are so grateful the Lord was able to use them to heal our marriage.
I recommend Family Greenhouse for coaching, training, seminars and pre-marital counseling. They are a great resource for churches, community groups, pastoral staffs, the workplace and with private individuals and couples. We know several of the coaches and can recommend them personally. FG also does great “ train the trainer “ sessions if you’re looking to build up or reinforce the coaching resources in your own organization.
We are incredibly grateful for the support that our family received from The Family Greenhouse during a difficult season of our lives. Their marriage coaches are encouraging, real and empathetic and they provided powerful tools for our family to be able heal and thrive. We would recommend The Family Grrenhouse to anyone in need of support or care during a season of grief, transition, loss or just in the midst of family challenges. We love The Family Grrenhouse!
Family Greenhouse was such a blessing for my husband and I both. We did premarital coaching and learned so much to help us grow as a couple and spiritually. It helped us to grow individually and now we are a strong unit! I will forever be greatful for this ministry!
Abigail and Scott were truly amazing! My wife and I went to them for our pre-marriage counseling and we learned so much about ourselves individually as well as about our relationship together. We loved how they were able to bring 'traditional' counseling techniques and then marry them to Christian views about marriage; simply amazing!! If you are in the DFW area and are looking for pre-marriage counseling absolutely get in touch with The Family Greenhouse!
I sought out The Family Greenhouse after they conducted a workshop at a local church. I felt such a genuine connection to Abigail that I mustered the courage to call and ask if she would be willing to talk with me about some intimacy issues that my husband and I had been struggling through for many years. She handled this sensitive issue with such grace and dignity and never made me feel embarrassed to share such a personal issue. After several meetings with Abigail, my husband and Abigail's husband, Scott joined in on the sessions and I was blown away by the progress that was made over the course of about 3 months. We are incredibly grateful for The Family Greenhouse and the handling of such a tender subject.
My wife and I have been associated with the Family Greenhouse for quite some time, almost since it's inception. Personally, we have been blessed by the coaching they offer. Professionally, they have blessed our Church by providing workshops and coaching to the families of our Church. Over the last few years, we have become so deeply committed to the mission and vision of The Family Greenhouse that I now serve on the board and my wife has become a coach with TFG through their licensed training program.
In Christ, Jason Duke
I am a recent graduate of Cultivate Coaching, the Life/Relationship Coach certification course offered through Family Greenhouse. This course had not only equipped me for serving the community as a Relationship Coach, but it has also allowed me to grow as a person. My relationships have improved and I feel better equipped for the role of Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend.
Scott and Abigail Doust, Ken and Laura Miller and April and Eric Corder are WONDERFUL coaches and Family Greenhouse is truly an organization that helps relationships THRIVE!!
Family Greenhouse is for everyone: the healthy, the hurting, the stuck-in-a-rut person/marriage/relationship/family, the goal oriented professional, the family that needs to communicate better ... honestly, I could go on.
Abigail and Scott did an excellent "Family Workshop" to teach us all about personality types and emotional intelligence. We had a great time learning about how to enrich our relationships by understanding ourselves and others. Very relaxed and comfortable in our own living room! I especially liked how they gave practical tools for each of us to improve and move forward on our personal journey. I look forward to more programs and events put on by the Family Greenhouse!! Thanks for doing such important work!
I recently had the special opportunity of completing The Family Greenhouse's Relationship Coaching training program, conducted by Scott and Abigail Doust. Having met Scott and Abigail earlier in the year I knew them to be passionate and gifted professionals, so my expectations going into the training were pretty high. Well, I was not disappointed! Scott and Abigail's training approach was fun, energetic, very insightful and also challenging. They introduced me and my fellow students to a wide variety of cutting edge relationship topics and leading authors. But, I found the best part of the training to be the hands on coach training that we did both in the class time as well as outside of class with our fellow trainees. Scott and Abigail demonstrated the Christian Coaching model and then gave us the chance to practice it ourselves. They also introduced us to several wonderful relationship workshops that I look forward to using with small groups in both church and business settings. I would highly recommend The Family Greenhouse to anyone wanting to learn and grow as a Life/Relationship Coach! Tom H
My wife and I came to Scott and Abigail during a really difficult time in our lives based on the recommendation of a friend. We had been in marriage counseling before and like many couples, we experienced the trials and challenges of marriage in this day and age. We stopped counseling when we relocated to McKinney and thought we were doing fine only to find that satan would again attack our family and our marriage. After failing on our own,we decided to seek help from The Family Greenhouse. We enrolled in couples coaching and immediately felt connected to Scott and Abigail. They walked us through a very difficult time in our marriage helping us refocus on God and each other. They helped us find ways to reconnect with each other and with our kids. Scott and Abigail's coaching was direct and still hear-felt. It was challenging at times and yet still filled with the type of caring appreciation that I don't think you can find just anywhere. We are eternally grateful for all that they have done in our lives so far and know that we have coaches for life as we continue down the path God has led us. Life is still a day to day challenge, but isn't it that way for all of us. If you find you need help we are confident that The Family Greenhouse is a place you can turn to and see results. We surely did.
I just completed The Family Greenhouse's 18 week Relationship Coach Training and it was fantastic! This course grew my knowledge and confidence in Christian Coaching while being down to earth, fun and applicable. The skills, tools, and resources I walked away with are invaluable and I am eager to put them to use as I help others!
My husband and I LOVE Scott & Abigail. We attend the same church and I had been to a couple of their seminars prior to starting couple's counseling with them. My husband and I had separated and we were at a very desperate place in our marriage. I was referred to Abigail by a few other women at my church and I contacted her not knowing what to expect. She was so supportive and encouraging from my first phone call with her. I met with her a few times individually and my husband met with Scott. We then started meeting - all 4 of us - to start the couples portion of our sessions. My husband and I have been to marriage counseling in the past, but never where we met with another couple. I absolutely LOVE this format! It's great to get a perspective from another Christian couple and to hear things from a husband & wife versus just a single individual. My husband and I are no longer separated thanks to the restoring power of God and I truly believe that He put the Dousts in our life for a reason. We are still going to counseling with them on a regular basis and I look forward to seeing what else God has planned for us.
We flew to TX from Ohio to attend a marriage retreat. It was the perfect balance of reflection, discussion and time to put ideas into action. It was a huge turning point in our marriage. We arrived on empty and left feeling full of hope and a real plan to see success in our marriage. Three years later, we still see results and still apply ideas we learned.
Family Greenhouse is genuine, has real people who have dealt with real stuff in their own relationships. Simply sharing life with others and helping us as a couple grow closer.
Chad and BeLinda
Abigail has helped me tremendously through a difficult time in life. I thank God for her and ability, wisdom and strength that he has given her. She makes me feel good about myself. She will assist me with getting my life back.
The Family Greenhouse has given me tools and tips that has SAVED my relationships and my marriage. Their life coaching is better than I've ever experienced. I encourage everyone to go The Family Greenhouse and not let any cost stop them from thriving in their own relationships. It is all well worth it!
I learned how to communicate when a situation is hard to discuss.
It has helped me in my family relationship, but also when I need to discuss something with a coworker.
I went into pre-marriage thinking it probably was not going to be for me. I was very happy with my relationship going in and did not think anyone would be able to tell me how to make it better. I realized immediately I was wrong. The unique couples coaching experience immediately felt customized to us. With Scott and Abigail's help we were able to communicate with each other on a much healthier level. They also helped me to understand what goes into maintaining the loving relationship we have with each other. I would recommend this to anyone who loves their relationship and wants to be the best partner they can be.
My fiancé and I were open to the idea of a pre-marital coaching just weren't too sure about doing it through a church because we're not very religious. Abigail and Scott were AWESOME with making us feel comfortable and not judged for not practicing in faith. They were able to customize a course that fit Daniel and I's situation. They were super easy to talk to and lots of fun to hang out with. Daniel and I had been discussing our past 4 sessions and we agreed that although we may have not had many issues with communication prior to, it's definitely helped us to better understand one another and how to work with that new knowledge of each other. We would definitely recommend pre-marital for every couple because it really showed me that it's not for just the struggling, it's for the already happy and eager as well. Everyone can get something out of it.
Scott and Abigail are so passionate about helping individuals and couples through life coaching! My husband, Matthew, and I completed their Growing Strong Marriage Workshop and are also going through the Growing Deeper Marriage Study with our small group Bible study. The tools that they offer to build better communication skills have really helped my marriage and several friends that that we know.
I met with Scott and Abigail when I was researching setting up my own Non Profit for Coaching. After learning all about The Family Greenhouse, Their mission to provide an environment where relationships can THRIVE, I was sold. I abandoned my idea to start my own, and joined Scott and Abigail. I'm excited of what the Family Greenhouse has to offer couples, individuals and churches. I'm proud to serve with a team who' has as their primary objective the growth and nurturning of healthly relationships.
Coach Donna Duren
We attended one of the first The Family Greenhouse group sessions. Even as a couple in their 60s, we found the material and leaders outstanding. The session gave us "relationship issues" to address. We both wished that we attended such enlightening and challenging sessions when we were in our 20s.
I really like The Family Greenhouse's workshops. I recently went to one for the first time. I wasn't sure what I was going to expect but what I got was invaluable. They are affordable and they provide scholarships if needed. The workshops allowed me to be in a group setting and learn from others. I enjoyed the teaching portion and thought the teachers were funny and engaging. I would highly recommend this non-profit to my friends and family.
This couple is great- and having known them for a while now I appreciate how easy they are to talk to, and for their manner in helping others. They are funny, encouraging, and awesome. Thankful to them for their time sharing with me, and with the Moms Connection ministry as well!