About Connection Resources

Like many businesses, Connection Resources got its start in a moment of personal transformation.

After my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world, we struggled to sustain the connection we had enjoyed prior to her arrival. As someone who had been married briefly before, I didn’t want to accept the loss of our spark as we moved into this new phase. That’s when I found The Gottman Institute. Attending a Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work workshop strengthened our relationship as a couple—and as parents together.

It also launched a new career. The transformation we experienced was something too good to not share with others. I completed my official Gottman Institute training in 2016 and now offer coaching through Seven Principles Workshops in the greater Chicago area as well as virtually via Zoom videoconferencing. My future services will also include trained coaching in parenting for pregnant and new parents and in positive relationship-building to enhance the parent-child relationship as it grows and blossoms.

I believe all relationships can benefit from a foundation of healthy emotional support and sustainment. Add to this personal and professional philosophy an insatiable curiosity about people and an enduring passion for helping people forge lasting connections to and with each other—and you understand what attracts me to coaching. I look forward to helping others find the tools to turn toward each other in loving and healthy relationships.


Isabela Araujo Schmaltz
Certified Gottman Therapist

Certified Gottman Leader

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