Marriage Boot Camp

About Us and Marriage Boot Camp

Everything we do is to give you your "happily ever after". Whether you have been married forever or single our goal is to take you from broken to whole, isolated to connected, good to great!
Here's what we do and here's who we are:
About Us - Marriage Boot Camp

80% of these couples were still together and rated themselves “happily married” after two years!

About the Marriage & Life Enrichment Boot Camps

The Boot Camp program is an intense, interactive, 4-day healing experience equivalent to 2 years of individual psychotherapy.

The Marriage & Life Enrichment Boot Camp combine to create the perfect blend of relationship and individual work to give you a transformative experience like no other. Most consider the Boot Camp one of the top ten experiences of their lives!

Our success rate with couples is phenomenal! Research proves it! In a longitudinal study of 31 couples on the brink of divorce who left the Boot Camp together, here’s what we found – 80% of these couples were still together and rated themselves “happily married” after two years!

It's Time to Get Serious About Your Healing Journey
Talented and Caring Coaches for each Small Group

Get the Personal Attention You Need!

50% of the time you will be with your mate or with one person one-on-one. On average, we have available one facilitator for every six attendees so you will get plenty of personal attention.

We know that you don’t do life one-on-one in front of a therapist so the Boot Camp is designed to create the most realistic community experience possible.

THIS is the best way to grow and heal!

Meet Our Directors:

Many of the Marriage Boot Camp™ Directors have experienced the pain of divorce and that inspired the creation of the Marriage Boot Camp™ seminars. This team is bonded with a vision to help hurting people and revive marriages. Our team of counselors and coaches have over 60 years of combined experience in Marriage Seminar Leadership!

Mike & Loreena Yeo​

Mike & Loreena Yeo

Mike & Loreena Yeo are Boot Camp Directors and coaches, realtors by profession, servant healers by passion and Loreena is our Production Director. They love to serve and it shows up in everything they do especially the incredible investment they make in all who come to the Boot Camp.


Prior to real estate, Mike worked as a computer programmer/developer with Perot Systems & Dell. He is technical in nature and constantly thinks about systems and processes to make things better. Loreena worked as a structural engineer for 8 years before becoming a full-time realtor. She is highly-organized, detailed-oriented and loves spreadsheets & reports.


The Yeos are active members of Hope Fellowship church where they serve as elders. They also lead financial classes, counsel those in need of financial skills, and lead the church usher & lobby team on Sundays.


Originally from Malaysia, they met at the University of Oklahoma, were married in 2001 and have 2 beautiful young children, Meng and SherLi.

Ilsa Levine

Director Ilsa Levine is a Certified Life Coach and digital marketing executive in the entertainment field, who co-directed 7 seasons of Marriage Boot Camp™: Reality Stars TV show. She is a researcher at the SMU intimacy lab, and has  lived in China devoting years in the fight to stop human trafficking and helping victims of sex slavery integrate back into society. Ilsa is a blogger on dating and wholehearted relationships and has taken many risks in that arena. Ilsa is an empowerer who will push you to take risks and live your very best self. She is also Jim & Elizabeth Carroll’s daughter and as they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!


Check out her wise counsel at: https://ilsalevine.com/

Ilsa Levine​
Rick & Christi Diamond

Rick & Christi Diamond

Directors/Coaches Rick & Christi Diamond Rick is a certified life coach with 14 years experience building and leading teams. He values God, family and a whole lot of laughter. He inspires men to show up as the best versions of themselves and is traveling the country with the love of his life, wife Christi.


Christi is an author, speaker, medical intuitive and has a healing practice at www.thehealingcoach.com. She has worked with hundreds of people to assist them in conquering the effects of grief, trauma, loss and heartache. She worked as a Victim Services Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and speaks professionally at many events and in the media. She is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and life/energy/healing coach.


Together Rick and Christi work with couples and are passionate about saving marriages. Motto: heal the family, heal the world! They travel all over the U.S. healing and educating on essential oils and ways to incorporate positive life building skills in a whole new way! Having experienced divorce, they have overcome heartache and are now happily married with 4 amazing children!

Brenton Ford

Director Brenton Ford is a Certified Life Coach, a Commercial Property Manager, a caring and loyal friend, and a faithful servant of the Lord.


Brenton’s purpose in life is to serve and help others become the best versions of themselves. That passion and drive can be found in so many areas of his life such as on his football and track teams, ushering at his church, and as an older brother for his two sisters. He is motivated to help everyone around him grow and succeed.


He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan, cheesecake fanatic, and loves to spend his free time country dancing, watching drag races, or spending time with his friends and loved ones.

Brenton Ford
Nate Mayberry

Nate Mayberry

Director Nate Mayberry is a Certified Life Coach, a business man in the medical laser aesthetics field, a husband and father of two daughters, and a HUUUUGE Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.


We call Nate “Tattoo Nate” because he sports the most beautiful tattoo sleeves we’ve ever seen, and in fact, owns Prosper Tattoo Laser Removal for those who may have made a youthful mistake with the ink.


He will also keep you looking young and fabulous with his many aesthetic services, from skin resurfacing, body contouring , to hair removal and more!


Fun fact: Nate was once an MMA professional fighter for the American Top Team. Please don’t pick a fight with him.

Daren and Nikia Blakely

Directors Daren & Nikia Hammonds-Blakely are Certified Life Coaches who have worked in marriage ministry for the past decade, coaching couples in both private and group settings.

Nikia also serves as a worship leader, author, and motivational speaker. As a 2 time, 25yr breast cancer survivor, Nikia passionately promotes the benefits of self-care and advocating for others through establishing The CHAMPION Promise Foundation and iCHAMPION Publishing. She has authored 3 books, including her own memoir “The Fight” Chronicles of a CHAMPION, and has co-authored the book “Crosses & Crowns: A Counseling Guide for Living as CHAMPIONS in Marriage, with her husband Daren.

Daren & Nikia are the parents of two adult children- Armani & Chanel Blakely, and grandparents of 3 beautiful girls- Christian, Nikole & Naria.

Daren & Nikia Hammonds-Blakely
​Lillian Kemp

​Lillian Kemp

Director Lillian Kemp is a Dallas born native with a heart to serve. She is a marketing and sales executive for a Fortune 500 company and a Certified Life Coach. When she is not working, she is helping others. Lillian has worked with many non-profits and even started her own. She comes with a complete servant’s heart and her motto is “be the change the world needs” and “always plant your harvest.” She is passionate about breakthroughs and does extensive research on getting to know one’s self.


Lillian is a proud single mom to one amazing little boy. She enjoys being around family, mentoring and teaching, swing dancing, and reading. Her love language is “ACTS of SERVICE.”

​Ben & Melody Pahlow

Directors Ben & Melody Pahlow are Certified Life Coaches who have hearts not just for marriages but for men’s struggles as well.


They are high school sweethearts who have been married for over 30 years and have been sharpened to serve by the many storms of life.


Melody and Ben are co-founders of the not-for-profit organization called Africa Family Rescue. This organization exists to restore hope and dignity to widows and orphans in extreme poverty in Uganda, Africa.


Melody is a director and coach with MBC and Ben is our beloved director of Hospitality, making sure that all of us are well fed while we serve!


They have 4 adult children, Amber, Nathan, Michael, and Hope.

Sarah Tolbert

Sarah Tolbert

Director Sarah Tolbert has a passion for helping others and is a Certified Life Coach in private practice. She will push you with care and compassion and help you become the very best version of you.


Sarah has been a small business owner, a ministry leader, speaker and a pastoral and family counselor. In addition, Sarah has personally experienced a season of hardship in divorce and single parenting which richly informs her work.


She is married to her husband Tom, and their blended family includes 4 beautiful daughters, Meredith age 20, Haley age 12, Emma age 7, and Cora age 3 and two large German Shepherds. Sarah enjoys reading, traveling with her family, working out, and riding the motorcycle with her husband.

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