Nourish the heart and soul of your relationship

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strengthen your bond with research-based relationship coaching and workshops

The connections we have with and to each other uplift us. When we build and sustain them, they enhance every aspect of our lives, including the lives around us. Yet, many of us need coaching to develop the skills to forge and maintain these loving relationships—now and for the future. Wherever you are in your relationship—from newly engaged to struggling through a challenging period—one of my workshops can help.


Build friendship

Learn—or relearn—the things that delight each other, and what feeds mutual fondness and admiration.

Improve conflict skills

Develop healthy ways of working through both solvable and complex problems.

Create shared meaning

Sustain emotional connection at the highest level through the development of your ‘us.’

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Based on over forty years of internationally acclaimed research, these workshops are designed for couples like you who long to create and sustain deeply loving romantic partnerships.

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bringing baby home

bringing baby home

As you welcome your new baby, enjoy this new chapter of life together as the best possible parenting team. (Coming Soon)

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about isabela araujo schmaltz, certified gottman LEADER


People fascinate and delight me. I’ve been a creative, empathetic problem-solver and relationship-builder all my life, which makes coaching my ideal profession. As a coach, I offer workshops for couples and parents to strengthen the bonds of family relationships. Prior to founding Connection Resources, I worked in marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Club, Jupiter (Florida). Connection Resources combines my passion for working with people with over 40 years of research-based training from The Gottman Institute. I earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro—I loved math and the order of it as a complement to my status as a natural extrovert. Born in Curitiba, Brazil, I came to the United States as a teenager. I live with my husband and two children in Highland Park, IL. When I’m not coaching or caring for my family, you can find me practicing Pilates, planning my next travel adventure, or devouring content from motivational speakers.

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Put my coaching expertise to work for your relationship. Reach out for a short introductory phone call to learn more.

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