Directors of the Marriage Boot Camp
Several of the Marriage Boot Camp Directors, (Jim, Elizabeth and David) 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 comes to the Marriage Boot Camp with a wealth of experience. With 30 years in the corporate world with Levi Strauss & Co. and a Masters level education in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University in San Francisco; 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. Her counseling experience includes individuals, couples, and adolescents. She is proficient in gestalt, art therapy, and object relations therapy. Elizabeths heart for service has found expression as a church lay-counselor, teacher, small group leader, and worship team member. Elizabeth is the host of the TV series, Marriage Boot Camp. Elizabeth and Jim led Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Bridezillas and Reality Stars on the WeTV Network. Elizabeth has also appeared on Dr. Drew Life Changers. Elizabeths greatest joy comes from her family; being wife to Jim Carroll and mother to daughters Olivia and Ilsa, step-mother to Jason and Jonny, and grandmother to Jude.
David Bishop is the Program Manager and Director of the Marriage Boot Camp and The Life Enrichment Boot Camp has a gift for speaking, motivating and counseling. His insight helped perfect this life-changing seminar by adding his own brand of creativity. David also develops and trains the Boot Camp trainers to make them best of class. His previous life experience with the Dallas Fire Department gives him a deep empathy for those that are hurting and facing life-threatening challenges. David brings unmatched rigor to each Boot Camp to ensure that everyone who attends gets the best possible chance of healing, hope and a greatly improved life. David and his wife Lisa share a blended family consisting of 1 daughter, 2 sons, and a grand daughter which are their greatest joy.