The main thing I want you to know about me is that I am here if you need help in the area of relationships. Whether you are single, in a relationship but not committed, committed but not married, in a relationship and it needs improvement or in a happy relationship and you want to go deeper, I can help you. I am passionate and committed to helping men navigate relationships in today’s world. I have another website devoted to this mission.
Lewis graduated from the University of Iowa Law School with highest honors and the University of Iowa School of Business with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. He then taught at the University of Iowa School of Business and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Lewis enjoyed a successful career as an Attorney, Accountant and CFO navigating the complex world of law and finance but after suffering two painful divorces, he decided to devote his full energy towards figuring out which way is up in regards to love, marriage, and relationships.
His efforts paid off in 2006 when he married the love of his life, Diane Papp, a Life Coach certified through the International Coach Academy. Together they authored the book, Madly In Love Forever: A Guide to True and Lasting Love, became Certified Singles Coaches through the Relationship Coaching Institute, and are now fulfilling their dream of sharing the benefits of what they have learned about communication and relationship success through workshops and one-on-one coaching.
Since 1994 he has been deeply involved in men’s circles and work through the likes of Justin Sterling, David Deida, and The Mankind Project. As a great fulfillment of his mission, he organizes and hosts men’s telesummits and applies his teaching and coaching skills to workshops specific to men and men’s issues. He is extremely passionate about helping men discover and live their mission and balance mission and relationship. Lewis is a “full contact” personal development coach who provides men with a firm but caring nudge towards a fuller destiny with an emphasis on pragmatism, compassion and knowledge gained through direct experience.
Diane Denbaum is passionate about coaching women who are experiencing troubling life challenges such as divorce, infidelity, financial struggles, blending families, loss and many other areas. Diane feels a connection to women as she has struggled with many of the same issues in the past and helping others is what makes her excited about life. Diane has personally experienced many of the struggles listed above and has compassion and understanding for women who are facing these hardships. Through her journey, she has learned different tools to help her cope with a hard time.
Diane’s 16-year marriage ended abruptly just after she gave birth to her third child. Her husband explained that he was leaving her for another woman, and she was left to raise the three young children on her own. Diane found herself alone, broke, raising three small children and working full time as a teacher and a professional nanny on the side. She was confronted with many of her own personal demons in which she had to find the strength to move through and overcome. She had to learn to set firm boundaries with her children, ex-husband, and her workplace. It was during this time that Diane looked outside of herself and searched for tools to help her get through this rough patch and major life transition. The Landmark Forum is where Diane first saw signs of light and self-transformation. She resonated deeply with the message that Land Mark was sharing. It was an environment that made her take a hard look at herself, accept what had happened, let go of “the story” and move forward. This is the kind of coaching Diane believes the most beneficial and encourages “actions steps” in her method to keep her clients moving forward and making steps of progress.
In 2004 Diane met her now husband, Lewis Denbaum. Both Diane and Lewis had experienced great heartache through the end of the previous marriages and divorce. As a couple, Diane and Lewis were determined to make their relationship strong and healthy through tools of good communication. Lewis has two children of his own, and they were able to successfully blend their families together. Diane and Lewis are both life coaches and pull from their past experiences and mistakes and integrate what they have learned from other coaches, books, seminars, etc. Diane and Lewis have a commitment to each other to practice what they teach and to use the tools in their relationship. They have been happily married for seven years and are devoted to self-growth and relationship success.
Diane, by nature, is a nurturer. She has a very close relationship with her three children, has been a professional nanny and a school teacher for over 25 years. Her home no matter how small and simple has always been the neighborhood favorite. Diane attended St. John the Baptist High School, College of St. Rose and Siena College. She received her BS in Elementary Education and is a graduate of both the International Coach Academy and the Relationship Coaching Institute.
Combining her vast amount of experience working with communities through service, volunteer work, teaching, coaching, being a mother of three and a social woman by nature, Diane feels she has a lot to share and offer to other women. Through coaching, she can utilize her teaching background and help women put into practice what her coaching teaches them. Her passion lies in seeing other women empowered and took ownership and control of their lives while maintaining their nurturing nature and femininity. This can lead to decreases in the divorce rate, and the damaging affects divorce has on children. Diane believes the tools she has developed on her journey can benefit other women and help them to avoid all of the mistakes she made and looks forward to coaching you!