Couples Coaching Couples (CCC) is an international movement dedicated to making couples’ lives profoundly fulfilling, joyful, and fun. Local or regional groups of couples, or circles, meet regularly to talk about their relationships and support each other in designing and maintaining the kinds of relationships they have always desired.
Within Couples Coaching Couples circles, pairs of couples meet weekly to coach each other to create powerful and dedicated relationships. Through a structured process, couples coach each other on issues of their own choosing, often related to intimacy, communication, productivity, love, and enjoying each other fully. Through the coaching process, partners learn to function together, not just as cooperating individuals, but also as a unified entity with its own goals and aspirations.
Couples Coaching Couples is directed by an organization, Couples Coaching Couples, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation led by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives of member circles. The Board oversees rules and logistics, and creates a body of concepts and materials to further the goals of creating profoundly fulfilling relationships.
Couples Coaching Couples offers a framework and methodology for growth and discovery within committed couples. Each component of CCC (Structure, Distinctions, and the Coaching Cycle) is based on experiences and suggestions from CCC member couples. The structures, distinctions, and coaching cycle details are described in the CCC Manual, which is available to all members.
Couples Coaching Couples has specific ways of discussing topics such as "What is a couple?" and "What does it mean to give 100 percent in a relationship?" These frames of reference are concepts we call “distinctions”. When discussing these distinctions, members are encouraged to re-examine their ideas about relationships. There is often a moment of insight when applying these new distinctions to the relationship.
There are guidelines within CCC circles that define the coaching structure. Couples are paired with another couple and will coach each other on a weekly basis. Coaching occurs in quarterly cycles that ensure each couple is focused on a particular goal, and quarterly meetings provide an opportunity to reconnect with the community and share experiences.