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 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.