We want to share a decades-long discovery with you: most relationships fail when there’s a breakdown in communication. It happened to us more than three decades ago.
In 1978, we abruptly ended our first-love relationship for only one reason: we did not have the right words or skills to communicate to one another in a productive way. Nor did we have the ability to share what we really thought—how we really felt.
“Our expertise is simple: we get people talking. As one of the nation’s top relationship experts, we guide people with our patented Emotional Clock® to get them to the next best thought or feeling.”
— Poppy and Geoff Spencer
Ironically, we presented our first speaking opportunity together in 1978, when we fell in love. Now, more than three decades later, we speak together again as international relationship experts. In fact, our epic communication failure in 1978 shaped who we’ve become today: passionate proponents of ‘now-you-re-talking’ real communication.
Apart for 32 years, or 1 Billion Seconds, the title of our recently released book, we’ve explored and researched hundreds of people over the years, and have discovered the formula for what makes relationships flourish: the secret is exceptional communication.
We are licensed, specialty-certified New Life Story® Wellness Coaches, and we direct people who feel stuck to write new life stories. Geoff, a professional certified coach and sales and marketing professional, and Poppy, also with a background in sales and marketing, therapy, a Myers-Briggs-certified facilitator, a psychology professor, a certified coach, and an expertise in neuroscience, break down the complexities of communication styles and offer straight-forward expertise on how and why some communicate the way they do—and how to master the “right” language to make all relationships thrive.
Chockfull of research from hundreds of stories of human communication and behavior (including business blunders and rich tales of failures and successes from our 5 Millennial children), we offer programs to work with you: corporate groups, couples, individuals, and families to develop successful strategies to break down barriers in communication.
After receiving her Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and working as a Registered Art Therapist for twelve years, Poppy Spencer transitioned her private Art Therapy practice into speaking as a relationship expert. A parenting coach, and a psychology professor at Ringling College of Art and Design for seven years, and as a certified Myers Briggs facilitator, she continues to implement psychology into her coaching relationships and has been a Certified Relationship Expert for nearly a decade.
Geoff is a certified relationship expert having transitioned from a twenty-five-year career in sales and marketing where he specialized in technology deployed in higher education institutions. He is also a speaker, singer, and performer, having spoken in many professional venues, sung in churches and theaters, and performed in multiple community theater productions.