Emphasizing relationship building, communication skills or personal growth; every workshop offers an open and highly interactive atmosphere, where participants are in the driver’s seat. Classes are geared toward every demographic, catering to those who are single, married, or anywhere in between. With curriculum designed by Best Selling authors and highly acclaimed personal development groups, these workshops can generate results that impact every aspect of a participant’s life.

Classes & Workshops

Want dates, times and locations for any of the classes listed below? Check out the MCFTB Calendar! Why are you still reading this? Start looking at classes and register! Learn more about each workshop with a quick click!

PREP

Calling all couples! YES ALL COUPLES. Married, dating, committed, just met, carpooling – you’re totally the right fit. No matter how long you’ve been together or your marital status you’re are guaranteed to walk away from this workshop as Relationship Ninjas, capable of fighting off the rough patches when they sneak up on you. Couples spend most of their time in one-on-one discussions putting the skills they’re learning to practice right away.

4 Lenses for Couples - DATE NIGHT

Hey, what are you doing on Friday? Don’t worry; this is NOT some couples therapy session. Bring your better half along for a DATE NIGHT where you can actually learn more about one another and connect in new ways all while having a total blast! Impossible you say? We double-dog dare you to spend an evening discovering the different ways that each of you views family, relationships, intimacy, and finances. Missing out on this may be the biggest mistake of your life. Yes. Even bigger than the one you just remembered!

5 Love Languages for Couples - DATE NIGHT

Hey, what are you doing on Friday? Don’t worry; this is NOT some couples therapy session. Like the title says, this enchanted evening walks couples through the “5 Love Languages,” helping you to figure what presses your buttons, but more importantly how to score major points with your better half. Relying on tons of interaction and immediate application, couples learn what works (and what doesn’t). Plus, we’ll even get into how to make this work when you’re thousands of miles apart.

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book by the same title.

The Happiness Advantage

Everyone believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth, and then in 1543 Copernicus blew everyone’s mind! Just like that, most people believe that only after they’re successful will they finally be happy. Based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, that formula for happiness is dead wrong.  In fact, it’s COMPLETELY backwards. It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, healthier, resilient, and productive. It can be as easy as 20 seconds, but you’ll have to register to find out how.

Based on Shawn Achor’s book by the same title, and as taught in Harvard’s famed Happiness Course and to Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Building Lasting Relationships

Lasting relationships take work. Add the military lifestyle to that and now you’re up against another set of challenges altogether. No matter where you’re at in your current relationship, there’s no better time to make it stronger than ever. We’re talking silverback gorilla strong! While it’s always great to attend couples classes together, sometimes that just can’t happen (so individuals are always welcome, too). Whether the honeymoon hasn’t happened yet, is still ongoing, or was over years ago, the information and activities offer positive and proactive ways to build a healthy, lasting relationship.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Developing Healthy Blended Families

Trying to figure out how to balance two households set to collide? Tired of playing the evil step-parent in your very own fairytale movie? Come crack the code on the common challenges facing blended families. Explore new ways in achieving family unity, all while spending some time with others that are in the same boat as you. Who knows, you may be able to steal some of their ideas and end up like the Brady Bunch – minus the bell bottoms.

4 Lenses

Not sure why everyone doesn’t see things your way? Clearly if they did, everything would be much better. Sadly, each of us sees the world from different points of view. This hilarious, interactive workshop identifies which “lens” you use to look at our world. More importantly, you’ll learn how others see the exact same world. No matter what role you fill (leader, follower, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, or child) you’ll walk away with a whole new perspective on just about everyone around you.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families

If motivation is what gets you started, HABITS are what keep you going. Every day military families face hurdles that would force Olympians to throw in the towel. Setting up a solid foundation and some reliable habits will take you from “we can’t” to “we can” and before you know it, you’ll be saying WE DID! Getting there takes teamwork, talent, desire, vision, and focus from the entire family. Of course, a few proven principles wouldn’t hurt either!

Say What?!?: Interpersonal Communication

Have you ever had a conversation go downhill fast when you heard the words, “What’s that supposed to mean?” Gender, age, experiences, and style can all impact how we communicate with the people around us. Sometimes it isn’t even what you say; it’s how you say it. There are some fundamental mistakes that most of us make without even realizing it, but there’s hope. “Say What?!?” is your chance to take the first step toward improving every personal and professional relationship you have.

4 Lenses: Coloring Your Children

Surrounded by small creatures that behave erratically and seem to be from another planet? Ever looked into their eyes and wondered, “What is going on in there?” Each one of us is unique and kids are no different. We don’t normally think about having personality conflicts with our kids, but that perspective may be holding you back from truly enjoying every moment of parenthood. Although kids don’t come with a manual, this workshop will give you the closest thing to a cheat sheet you’ll ever see. Find out how to encourage their strengths, effectively communicate, assign chores that result in success and even discipline in a way that makes sense to them.

5 Languages of Apology

“I’m sorry” – “Lo siento” – “Je suis désolé” – “ごめんなさい” – “Es tut mir leid”

Class dismissed – wait – there’s WAY more to it than that! In fact, this workshop has nothing to do with speaking other languages. The “5 Languages of Apology” delves into the separate aspects of an apology and helps to identify which one will get you out of hot water the fastest when it really counts (and for all the other times that you just drop the ball). More importantly, you may figure out that your better half really did mean it when they said they were sorry before, they just weren’t speaking your language.

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book by the same title.

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

Everyone has a best friend. Well, how did they get to be your best friend? You took the time to get to know each other. You found out that you shared common interests and points of view. You built trust and reliability over time. You remained loyal to each other when the going got tough. You probably provided alibis to throw off the cops!

What if you took the time to build the same relationship with the person that KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF?!? It’s impossible to really know someone without investing the time in it, and marrying someone you hardly know is like joining the Marine Corps on an OPEN CONTRACT – who knows where you’ll end up! This workshop allows participants to eliminate the JERK(ETTE) before they have the keys to your heart… and base housing.

PREP

Calling all couples! YES ALL COUPLES. Married, dating, committed, just met, carpooling – you’re totally the right fit. No matter how long you’ve been together or your marital status you’re are guaranteed to walk away from this workshop as Relationship Ninjas, capable of fighting off the rough patches when they sneak up on you. Couples spend most of their time in one-on-one discussions putting the skills they’re learning to practice right away.

The Happiness Advantage

Everyone believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth, and then in 1543 Copernicus blew everyone’s mind! Just like that, most people believe that only after they’re successful will they finally be happy. Based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, that formula for happiness is dead wrong.  In fact, it’s COMPLETELY backwards. It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, healthier, resilient, and productive. It can be as easy as 20 seconds, but you’ll have to register to find out how.

Based on Shawn Achor’s book by the same title, and as taught in Harvard’s famed Happiness Course and to Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

4 Lenses

Not sure why everyone doesn’t see things your way? Clearly if they did, everything would be much better. Sadly, each of us sees the world from different points of view. This hilarious, interactive workshop identifies which “lens” you use to look at our world. More importantly, you’ll learn how others see the exact same world. No matter what role you fill (leader, follower, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, or child) you’ll walk away with a whole new perspective on just about everyone around you.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families

If motivation is what gets you started, HABITS are what keep you going. Every day military families face hurdles that would force Olympians to throw in the towel. Setting up a solid foundation and some reliable habits will take you from “we can’t” to “we can” and before you know it, you’ll be saying WE DID! Getting there takes teamwork, talent, desire, vision, and focus from the entire family. Of course, a few proven principles wouldn’t hurt either!

Say What?!?: Interpersonal Communication

Have you ever had a conversation go downhill fast when you heard the words, “What’s that supposed to mean?” Gender, age, experiences, and style can all impact how we communicate with the people around us. Sometimes it isn’t even what you say; it’s how you say it. There are some fundamental mistakes that most of us make without even realizing it, but there’s hope. “Say What?!?” is your chance to take the first step toward improving every personal and professional relationship you have.

4 Lenses: Coloring Your Children

Surrounded by small creatures that behave erratically and seem to be from another planet? Ever looked into their eyes and wondered, “What is going on in there?” Each one of us is unique and kids are no different. We don’t normally think about having personality conflicts with our kids, but that perspective may be holding you back from truly enjoying every moment of parenthood. Although kids don’t come with a manual, this workshop will give you the closest thing to a cheat sheet you’ll ever see. Find out how to encourage their strengths, effectively communicate, assign chores that result in success and even discipline in a way that makes sense to them.

5 Languages of Apology

“I’m sorry” – “Lo siento” – “Je suis désolé” – “ごめんなさい” – “Es tut mir leid”

Class dismissed – wait – there’s WAY more to it than that! In fact, this workshop has nothing to do with speaking other languages. The “5 Languages of Apology” delves into the separate aspects of an apology and helps to identify which one will get you out of hot water the fastest when it really counts (and for all the other times that you just drop the ball). More importantly, you may figure out that your better half really did mean it when they said they were sorry before, they just weren’t speaking your language.

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book by the same title.

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

Everyone has a best friend. Well, how did they get to be your best friend? You took the time to get to know each other. You found out that you shared common interests and points of view. You built trust and reliability over time. You remained loyal to each other when the going got tough. You probably provided alibis to throw off the cops!

What if you took the time to build the same relationship with the person that KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF?!? It’s impossible to really know someone without investing the time in it, and marrying someone you hardly know is like joining the Marine Corps on an OPEN CONTRACT – who knows where you’ll end up! This workshop allows participants to eliminate the JERK(ETTE) before they have the keys to your heart… and base housing.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program

What habits do you rely on in your everyday life to make you AWESOME?!? Over this 3-day workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience applying principles that will empower you with improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, superhero-like focus on critical priorities and penguin wrestling skills (not really the penguin part). Off base, this costs participants upwards of $2,000. We’re offering it for FREE. Seats are limited to 25 per session, so make sure you register right away.

The Happiness Advantage

Everyone believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth, and then in 1543 Copernicus blew everyone’s mind! Just like that, most people believe that only after they’re successful will they finally be happy. Based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, that formula for happiness is dead wrong.  In fact, it’s COMPLETELY backwards. It turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around. When we become more positive, our brain becomes more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, healthier, resilient, and productive. It can be as easy as 20 seconds, but you’ll have to register to find out how.

Based on Shawn Achor’s book by the same title, and as taught in Harvard’s famed Happiness Course and to Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

The Change Element

Change? In the Marine Corps? Never happens! Wait, it happens all of the time. Like every single day! The Change Element is based on decades of research helping people face, negotiate, conquer, and even flourish when change happens. Plus, if you act now, we’ll throw in a second set of steak knives! Scratch that, no steak knives, but you will learn all about the Change Model™, which will help you accurately evaluate change, work through the process, and figure out what you should do next.

4 Lenses

Not sure why everyone doesn’t see things your way? Clearly if they did, everything would be much better. Sadly, each of us sees the world from different points of view. This hilarious, interactive workshop identifies which “lens” you use to look at our world. More importantly, you’ll learn how others see the exact same world. No matter what role you fill (leader, follower, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, or child) you’ll walk away with a whole new perspective on just about everyone around you.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families

If motivation is what gets you started, HABITS are what keep you going. Every day military families face hurdles that would force Olympians to throw in the towel. Setting up a solid foundation and some reliable habits will take you from “we can’t” to “we can” and before you know it, you’ll be saying WE DID! Getting there takes teamwork, talent, desire, vision, and focus from the entire family. Of course, a few proven principles wouldn’t hurt either!

Security 101: Home and Cyber Safety

Are you fully prepared for the Zombie Plague? Are you worried about hackers running off with your entire Boy Band MP3 collection? Have you even considered the impact of rogue unicorns? Sure the Mayans were wrong about 2012, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! No matter what the threat, families that take the time to prepare are able to face any separation (long or short) with a greater sense of confidence and security. Whether it’s keeping your home safe, or being smart about what you share on social media sites, this workshop covers it all.

Say What?!?: Interpersonal Communication

Have you ever had a conversation go downhill fast when you heard the words, “What’s that supposed to mean?” Gender, age, experiences, and style can all impact how we communicate with the people around us. Sometimes it isn’t even what you say; it’s how you say it. There are some fundamental mistakes that most of us make without even realizing it, but there’s hope. “Say What?!?” is your chance to take the first step toward improving every personal and professional relationship you have.

4 Lenses: Coloring Your Children

Surrounded by small creatures that behave erratically and seem to be from another planet? Ever looked into their eyes and wondered, “What is going on in there?” Each one of us is unique and kids are no different. We don’t normally think about having personality conflicts with our kids, but that perspective may be holding you back from truly enjoying every moment of parenthood. Although kids don’t come with a manual, this workshop will give you the closest thing to a cheat sheet you’ll ever see. Find out how to encourage their strengths, effectively communicate, assign chores that result in success and even discipline in a way that makes sense to them.

5 Languages of Apology

“I’m sorry” – “Lo siento” – “Je suis désolé” – “ごめんなさい” – “Es tut mir leid”

Class dismissed – wait – there’s WAY more to it than that! In fact, this workshop has nothing to do with speaking other languages. The “5 Languages of Apology” delves into the separate aspects of an apology and helps to identify which one will get you out of hot water the fastest when it really counts (and for all the other times that you just drop the ball). More importantly, you may figure out that your better half really did mean it when they said they were sorry before, they just weren’t speaking your language.

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book by the same title.

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

Everyone has a best friend. Well, how did they get to be your best friend? You took the time to get to know each other. You found out that you shared common interests and points of view. You built trust and reliability over time. You remained loyal to each other when the going got tough. You probably provided alibis to throw off the cops!

What if you took the time to build the same relationship with the person that KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF?!? It’s impossible to really know someone without investing the time in it, and marrying someone you hardly know is like joining the Marine Corps on an OPEN CONTRACT – who knows where you’ll end up! This workshop allows participants to eliminate the JERK(ETTE) before they have the keys to your heart… and base housing.

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