Our History

The Relationship Lab concept has been around for more than 25 years. Our experienced coaches have traveled the globe leading marriage conferences, couples retreats, and large gatherings focused on relationships. Since, 1995, we have provided counseling and coaching sessions for more than 2,000 couples. Our success rate for rescuing relationships from the brink of disaster is 72%!

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Our Coaches

Dr. Phil Phillips - transformational leader

Dr. Phil Phillips

Our lead coach, Dr. Phil Phillips is a transformational leader, trusted voice and a best-selling author. He is a much sought-after conference speaker, business coach and a respected voice on relationship matters. He has written dozens of published articles on family and marriage. He and his wife, Emma, have been married for more than 28 years. Since 1995, they have helped thousands of couples discover the possibilities of a happy life together.

Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips is an experienced coach who specializes in mentoring women who are seeking to find their voice and thrive in relationships. Her vast knowledge and wisdom provides a safe place for women to openly share the matters of the heart. She is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and is passionate about helping couples thrive while living a healthy life in a life-giving relationship.
Mark and Deidre Walker - seasoned relationship coaches

Mark and Deidre Walker

Mark and Deidre Walker are two gifted leaders and seasoned relationship coaches. They have been married for twenty-six years and they have one daughter - Samantha. Their experience and triumphs have made them ideal coaches for couples looking for a WIN! They love people and have a passion for mentoring/coaching couples, which they have been doing for over 20 years through group and one-on-one encounters. Mark is a successful Entrepreneur, a licensed Realtor and a car enthusiast. Deidre holds a BA in Interpersonal and Group Communication from Trinity International University. In addition to working with The Relationship Lab, she also works in the airline industry which allows the family to do one of their favorite things - travelling to interesting places and meeting new people. Deidre and Mark cherish spending time with each other and enjoy calling Central Florida home.
Sheena Torres-Nunez - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sheena Torres-Nunez

Sheena Torres-Nunez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has devoted more than 15 years of service to the Social Work profession. Throughout her career span, she has had the unique opportunity to work with individuals of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a clinician, Sheena finds strength in being able to empower individuals via coaching and mentoring through the use of Cognitive Restructuring and Strength-Based Practices. She has found that her professional fortitude is built upon her ability to utilize her personal and professional skills to encourage and inspire hope in others. Sheena is well-known for her passionate approach towards her practice and her ability to move individuals exponentially through her public speaking, educational content, and individual coaching.

Sheena is a native of Fort Myers, Florida and a proud alumnus of Florida Gulf Coast University. While attending Florida Gulf Coast University, she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work and has been a licensed practitioner since 2015. Sheena is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and provides professional coaching and clinical guidance to practitioners pursuing licensure.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Sheena is actively involved with her local community and her church Agape Christian Fellowship (ACF). She believes that her personal and professional passion to serve others is a divine gift and calling from God. Through her written expressions and personal presentations, Sheena strives to allow her journey, skills, and gifts to be a source of hope and encouragement to anyone she may encounter. When asked what guides her passion she stated, "I recognize that if God called me to it, then I can do it! Even in moments when I question my ability, I know that I am enough because He is enough!"

Victor Montalvo - coaching trainer in Relationship Lab

Victor Montalvo

As a coaching trainer and personality expert for Relationship Lab, Victor Montalvo brings over 20 years of experience as a marriage coach and organizational leader to the table. The pillars of his approach to coaching is characterized by humility, empathy, curiosity, self-discovery, and personal growth.

Victor's expertise in utilizing personality instruments, including Strengths Finder, DISC, Enneagram, Myers Briggs, and The Golden Type Indicator, enables him to train other coaches to customize their approach to each couple's unique needs and goals. His dedication to helping couples create a unified vision for their life and marriage is a cornerstone of his training approach.

Through his training, Victor empowers coaches to help couples gain a deeper understanding of themselves and each other. By doing so, couples are able to build a strong and lasting relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. Victor's patient, compassionate, and empowering approach provides coaches with the tools they need to guide couples towards the marriage of their dreams.

As a coaching trainer for Relationship Lab, Victor is committed to serving and empowering others in the field. His passion for helping couples build strong and healthy relationships is reflected in his training, which enables coaches to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their clients.

Jean Amos Lys - Individual counseling coaches

Jean Amos Lys

Jean Amos Lys is a Licensed marriage and family therapist, experienced in marriage, premarital, family, and individual counseling, and is uniquely adept in leading dynamic retreats and seminars for couples and families. Jean Amos Lys has been in the mental health field and ministry for 7 years, focusing on the stability of people and Mental Health in the context of faith-based trauma. Jean Amos Lys holds a Master's of Art degree in theology and scriptures, and a Master's of Science degree in marriage and family. Jean Amos Lys works as a licensed therapist with special expertise in domestic/family violence and conflict resolution, men’s concerns, and all things relationship. He is an adjunct Professor of Scriptures at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Jean Amos Lys is the owner of Lift Your Spirit (Lys) Counseling and Consulting, LLC. Jean Amos Lys's area of interest is the impacts of spirituality on mental health, and he has an expertise in using both the science and the sacred for healing.
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