Meet Dr. Jackie


Jackie Black, PhD, BCC, is your Couples in Trouble Expert!


Dr. Jackie guides Couples in Trouble back to the love-life they love; and not settle for the one they have. 

If your think your marriage is in trouble it probably is.

  • Have you tried and tried to make your marriage work? 
  • Has traditional marriage counseling been unsuccessful? 
  • Ready for a program that can make a BIG difference?

If you’re pretty sure that there is no hope to turn things around, think again…and talk to Dr. Jackie! More than a few of her clients were headed to divorce court when they decided to give it one last try! Today, they are loving life, married-life and each other!


Dr. Jackie’s marriage coaching programs

Dr. Jackie offers relationship education and marriage coaching to Couples in Trouble who are serious about doing what it takes to stop the downward spiral and turn things around in your relationship. This work makes it possible to deepen and enliven your deliberate attention and intention to your Self, your partner and your relationship.

Dr. Jackie’s Marriage Turnaround Coaching Program is delivered via phone or Skype. Her 3-Day, Destination Marriage Retreat is delivered in person.


The benefits of marriage coaching programs

As your Marriage Coach, Dr. Jackie is yourpersonal trainer for your relationship! Working with Dr. Jackie will move you through the stuck places faster; provide an energized, creative and respectful place for you to uncover and resolve the sources of emotionally charged problems and challenges; and guide you to explore tools and strategies that will positively affect both of your unproductive patterns of relating, so you can STOP the cycle of reactivity, and start reconnecting with each other again.

Dr. Jackie is your partner and your champion, supporting you to co-create build or rebuild the life that you love with the love of your life!


Dr. Jackie’s books

Dr. Jackie is the author of the Cracking the Code series of relationship-focused books. 

LOVE Like a Back Belt: Cracking the code to being a happy couple offers practical know-how enriched by deeply meaningful and engaging stories from ancient Masters that will surely please readers of all ages and lovers of all kinds.

Couples & Money: Cracking the code to ending the #1 conflict in marriage guides couples to manage their money and build wealth – the basic fundamental requirements of a healthy, committed couple. By the time you finish the last page, you will be able to successfully and completely change your personal relationship with money; and forever transform the money conflicts in your marriage.

Meeting Your Match: Cracking the code to successful relationships is the definitive guide that takes the reader through the process of meeting and dating in a straightforward and practical way. This book is a treasure trove of information, all with step-by-step processes to take you from single to being part of a rewarding relationship–and isn’t that what most of us really want?

Learn more… 


About Dr. Jackie

In addition to working with her private clients through her Marriage Coaching Programs and in regularly scheduled, weekly sessions, Dr. Jackie is an author, speaker and long-time relationship educator and marriage coach. 

She is a popular Internet syndicated columnist, a highly regarded relationship blogger and podcaster, a frequent guest expert on radio  throughout the world and on the Internet; and is regularly cited in major magazines in the U.S. and abroad. 

To read Dr. Jackie’s Blog, please visit  

To listen to Dr. Jackie’s Podcast, please visit

In 2014, Dr. Jackie and David Steele, Founder of the Relationship Coaching Institute (1997), developed the brand new RCI couples coaching training curriculum; the state-of-the-art couples coaching training program for couples coaches around the world. As the co-developer of this program, Dr. Jackie was also this program’s lead Advanced Partnerships Trainer and Mentor Coach to couples coaches worldwide in 2014 and 2015.


A message to you from Dr. Jackie

I bring a unique combination of academic expertise and training, as well as personal experience to my Marriage Coaching clients and my couples coaching students. I was married right out of college, divorced for many years when my children were young, met and married Mark, the love of my life, and lived happily ever-after until his death from cancer in 2005. I am “Nana” to twins who have enriched my life beyond measure. 

I am passionate about co-creating the coach-client relationship, which is the foundation of this vigorous change process we call coaching. I am the advocate for the relationship and the holder of the possibilities for every couple I am privileged to work with. 

Weaving the textures of your life experience with those of another, to create a fabric richer than your wildest expectations, is possible!

It’s time to live your best life and love life for the rest of your life! Take responsibility, act on your own behalf and be the architect of your life! 




“With deliberate intention and attention to learning and mastering essential relationship success skills, you will develop your own special ways to express your love, caring, valuing and appreciation to your partner, and receive your partner’s love, caring, valuing and appreciation.”

Dr. Jackie Black