Hi! We're Poppy and Geoff Spencer. We want to share a decades-long discovery with you: most relationships fail when there’s a breakdown in communication. It happened to us more than three decades ago.
In 1978, we abruptly ended our first-love relationship for only one reason: we did not have the right words or skills to communicate to one another in a productive way. Nor did we have the ability to share what we really thought—how we really felt.
“Our expertise is simple: we get people talking. As one of the nation’s top relationship experts, we guide people with our patented Emotional Clock® to get them to the next best thought or feeling.”
— Poppy and Geoff Spencer
Ironically, we presented our first speaking opportunity together in 1978, when we fell in love. Now, more than three decades later, we speak together again as international relationship experts. In fact, our epic communication failure in 1978 shaped who we’ve become today: passionate proponents of heart-healthy communication.
Apart for 32 years, or One Billion Seconds: There's Still Time to Discover Love, the title of our #1 bestselling book, we’ve explored and researched hundreds of people over the years, and have discovered the formula for what makes relationships flourish: the secret is exceptional communication.
Poppy and Geoff Spencer are licensed, specialty-certified New Life Story® Wellness Coaches. They direct people who feel stuck to write new life stories. Geoff, a professional certified coach and sales and marketing professional, and Poppy, also with a background in sales and marketing, therapy, is a Myers-Briggs-certified facilitator, a psychology faculty member, a certified coach, a positive psychology expert, and an expertise in neuroscience. Together, Poppy and Geoff Spencer break down the complexities of communication styles and offer straight-forward expertise on how and why some communicate the way they do—and how to master the “right” language to make all relationships thrive.
Based on research from hundreds of stories of human communication and behavior, we as "Millennial Translators" offer programs to work with you in a number of ways: corporate groups, couples, individuals, parents and families who desire successful strategies to break down barriers in communication.
After receiving her Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and working as a Registered Art Therapist for twelve years, Poppy Spencer transitioned her private Art Therapy practice into speaking as a relationship expert. As a parenting coach, a psychology faculty member at Ringling College of Art + Design, a positive psychology expert, and a certified Myers Briggs facilitator, she continues to implement psychology into her coaching relationships and has been a Certified Relationship Expert for more than a decade.
Geoff is a certified relationship expert having transitioned from a twenty-five-year career in sales and marketing where he specialized in technology deployed in higher education institutions. He is also a speaker, singer, and performer, having spoken in many professional venues, sung in churches and theaters, and performed in multiple community theater productions.