Directors of the Marriage Boot Camp
Several of the Marriage Boot Camp Directors, (Jim, Elizabeth and Craig) have experienced the pain of divorce. Their own marital failures have bonded them for the purpose of helping people and reviving marriages. Their painful divorces inspired the creation of The Marriage Boot Camp.
Our leadership teams of non-licensed marriage and relationship coaches have more than 60 years of combined experience in Seminar Leadership. Our educational backgrounds, previous careers and the long list of hard knocks and failures create a unique, fun and dynamic seminar experience.
Jim Carroll is the founder and creator of the Life Enrichment and Marriage Boot Camp. Jim got his start as a trainer with Dr. Phil. From there, he honed his skills and used his natural insight to transform mundane materials into exciting, interactive learning games. Since 1994 Jim has been saving relationships across the country by combining the best of the best in games, drills and exercises along with a heavy dose of boot camp-style tough love to facilitate healing in every participant. Jim is also a writer, a business man and a film maker. Jim is the author of Hollywood Dating Blunders published by Skyward Publishing; Angel Vision and Cover of Darkness released by Huntington House Publishing. In 2006, Jim produced the low budget thriller, Evil Behind You. Jim has co-composed three soundtrack albums that are available on all major music sites as Jim Carroll Cinematic Soundtracks. In addition to his creative endeavors, Jim is the founder and CEO of Champion National Security. Jim is the host of the TV series, Marriage Boot Camp. Jim and his wife Elizabeth led Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Bridezillas and Reality Stars on the WeTV Network. Jim has also appeared on Dr. Drew Life Changers, TLC Marriage Camp and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Jim and his wife Elizabeth share a blended family consisting of 2 daughters and 2 sons, and together bring you the finest experience of healing in the nation.
Elizabeth Carroll is a TV personality, author of the book Marriage Boot Camp: Defeat the Top Ten Marriage Killers and Build a Rock-Solid Relationship, public speaker, counselor, life coach and serves as the COO and director of the Marriage Boot Camp ministry.
Elizabeth is seen on We TV as the host /relationship expert on 7 seasons of the hit TV series, Marriage Boot Camp and is known for her work as a Dr. Drew Life Changer. With 30 years in the corporate world with Levi Strauss & Co. and a master’s level education in Counseling Psychology; she brings a unique combination of experience in contemporary culture and insight into the psychodynamics of the human mind and relationships. Elizabeth brings practical experience in teaching, public speaking, corporate training, and counseling.
Elizabeth is wife to Jim Carroll, founder of the Boot Camp ministries, and mother to daughters Ilsa and Olivia.
Craig Stillwagon is a certified Life Coach, Sales & Leadership Training Consultant, Husband, Father of 3, and Grandfather of 2. He graduated from a military college, The Citedal in Charleston, SC, and was president of the Dallas Alumni chapter. Craig enjoys an active life playing soccer as he did in college, crossfit, and other physically challenging competitions.
Craig along with his wife Kimberly have found a passion in helping strengthen marriages, and serving others at their local church. They volunteer in a variety of community organizations and causes with a deep desire to bring hope and healing to those around them. In his professional life Craig enjoys speaking engagements that help develop others in their sales and management careers.
Marriage Boot Camp has given Craig a great platform to bring all his passions and purpose together to bring healthy changes in others.