Hope After Heartbreak: Our Love Story with Kelly Gardner

September 7, 2023

My guest on this episode is my partner, Kelly Gardner. He and I met when he was a guest on this podcast (Episode #359 “Building A Community Of Better & More Present Fathers” With Kelly Gardner) talking about his work as a Personal Growth Coach and Men’s Group Facilitator. At the time, it was just an interview. But, things quickly changed, and I can honestly say this is the best romantic relationship I’ve ever experienced.

I want to share our relationship story – one that involves long distance, children from a previous marriage, mutual past relationship heartbreak and a healthy share of conflict. But moreso, I want to share Kelly’s remarkable approach to communication, personal integrity, conflict resolution, co-parenting and formulating – and reformulating – agreements within a romantic relationship. 

I hope this episode inspires you the way Kelly has inspired me to allow unwavering curiosity and self-love to guide you to a relationship that fills every inch of your soul.

In this episode, Kelly and I are talking about:

  • How we began dating while living in different countries
  • Premonitions, intuition and manifesting
  • Setting clear agreements in relationships 
  • “Touristing” – hooking up with people on dating apps while on vacation
  • Masculine vs Feminine integrity
  • Conflict resolution in relationships
  • Co-parenting and maintaining a relationship with your ex
  • Bringing children into a new relationship
  • How past relationship pain can lead to greater future relationships

A little about Kelly:

With over 25 years of experience in education, Kelly has taught some form of personal growth to every stage from preschool through graduate school.  His early training in drama therapy, non-violent communication, and childhood development combine with his more recent experiences in parenting, personal development and leadership to create a unique approach to helping individuals grow their most loving relationships.  Kelly’s greatest joy is sharing his life with Emily and his two boys.

Kelly and I plan on creating some incredible relationship and personal growth content together – which topics would you like to hear more about? Email me info@emilygoughcoaching.com or send me a DM on Instagram @emilygoughcoach with your requests. Thank you so much for following the Room To Grow™ podcast!


Website: https://www.kellygardner.com 

Instagram @iamkellygardner

FB: https://www.facebook.com/connectwithkellygardner 


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