Anne and Brian Bercht are authors, speakers and relationship coaches. Together they have appeared on television programs across North America including Oprah, Dr. Phil, Montel Williams, Marriage Uncensored, American family and many more.
Their book, “My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” has become a Canadian Bestseller.
They are the founders of Passionate Life Seminars.
They have personally been trained by some of the most respected relationship experts in North America including John Gottman, John Gray, Harville Hendrix, Michelle Weiner-Davis, Prepare-Enrich and PREP (the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program). They have been certified to teach several of the aforementioned programs as well as others including the Personality Style Indicator, and other assessments by Consulting Resource Group International.
They are self-educated having read hundreds of books and periodicals on marriage, relationships, and extra-marital affairs.
They were workshop presenters at the annual Smart Marriages Conference attended by therapists, counselors, pastors, marriage educators, and other relationship experts for five consecutive years.
The fact that they have been invited to speak at this conference, where almost every other presenter has a PhD and they don’t, speaks volumes of the respect other marriage professionals have for the work they do with couples.
In 2008 BAN - Beyond Affairs Network was honored to be a recipient of the prestigious Smart Marriages Impact Award - which carried these words:
"To the program that protects the flame of marriage through the darkest, coldest, most storm-ravaged nights - and through the wisdom and generosity of those who have been there and make it back - provides the shelter, comfort and support that allows couples not only to heal, but to grow even stronger in the broken places. - San Francisco, July 2008"
Anne is the Director for BAN - the International Beyond Affairs Network, where she currently leads more than 140 support group leaders in 16 countries worldwide.
The achievement Brian and Anne are most proud of is the ongoing love, passion & commitment they share in their own marriage. In 2013 they celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary. They have three grown children, two grandchildren, and are expecting a third grandchild to be born in December 2013.
As of 2013, they have ten years of experience, and have personally helped more than 1000 couples restore their marriages after the devastation of an affair. They've also helped many individuals restore thier lives (and joy & purpose), after the pain of divorce.
Today, together with the Passionate Life mentor team of a dozen coaches, they continue to help many other couples to beat the odds and achieve the same love, passion, commitment, friendship and intimacy in their marriages.
Their main purpose is to make the world a better place by giving children parents who love each other.
Passionate Life Seminars Vision and Purpose
To bring healing and restoration to marriages and or individuals who have been rocked by infidelity.
To end the pain, suffering or anguish of those individuals whose marriage or relationship has been affected by unfaithfulness.
To equip and strengthen those individuals to lead a passionate, productive and exciting life on the other side of an affair, first as an individual and secondly as a couple, should they choose.
To inform and educate every couple how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls and traps that lead to infidelity.
To diminish the number of affairs that happen in the world, by providing affair-prevention education, marriage education programs and pro-marriage and pro-fidelity messages in the media. To thereby positively shape the marital culture around us.
To provide practical and experiential training for the professional community that enables them to be more effective in addressing infidelity.
To be an additional resource to the professional community that augments their work whose clients are dealing with infidelity.
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