The Benefit Is Love Podcast

The Benefit Is Love Podcast

Kenya K. Stevens, co-author of ”UPLVL Communication™,” is a relationships expert, love coach, wife and proud mother of three. She co-founded the Progressive Love Academy to help us express ourselves more openly and authentically, where the purpose is growth and the benefit is love. Co-host Scott Tharler is an author, freelance writer, podcaster and certified UPLVL coach. Together they discuss the proven skills you can use in your personal, professional and romantic relationships to better diffuse fights, ditch a potential divorce and enjoy more peaceful holidays.


January 18, 2023 61 mins

In this Season 1 finale, Kenya's daughter Sanu joins the show as a guest. Sharing her valuable personal and professional experiences as a seasoned UPLVL Coach, she discusses how this penultimate Progressive Love Academy principle ties together the other tenets to help us to hold ourselves accountable and really own our relationships.   Would you like to steer your relationship(s) in a better direction by being a guest on the show?...

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Both of Kenya's husbands join us as special guests, sharing life lessons on how years of continued hard work and growth have led to a satisfying love in a non-traditional long-term relationship. Listen in for perspective on how to broach the topic of polyamory, as well as the foundation for making monogamy work by choice.

If you're ready to get on a call with Kenya to divorce-proof your marriage, go here.

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December 14, 2022 57 mins

Truth be told, Scott (our co-host) and his wife Lisa have been on a path to divorce. In this real-world episode, Kenya coaches the couple live for the first time as they vulnerably and authentically share why it felt right to split up. And in doing so, she not only teaches why Progressive Love Academy believes in No Copouts and No Dropouts, but lays the groundwork for an alternative path they may choose.

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December 7, 2022 48 mins

Given all that's going on in the world, it may seem difficult to fathom—or even crazy to consider—that there's no such thing as victims or villains. This episode's stellar guests, former NFL player Michael Stone and certified UPLVL Coach Colin Safranek, join us for a lively discussion. During which, you'll hear references to Deion Sanders, Kanye West, The Simpsons, Bill Cosby, Black Panther and other existential points of reference...

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November 30, 2022 39 mins

Embracing this first Progressive Love Academy tenet will aid in your masterful escape from the seemingly unending hamster wheel of finding fault in others, feeling guilty yourself and not getting what you want. If you'd like to schedule a free UPLVL coaching consultation, go here: And if you're ready to get on a call with Kenya to divorce-proof your marriage, go here.


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With such far-flung references as Freudian psychology, Wolverine and the sitcom "Friends," Kenya, Scott and their special guest Lauren explore how naming which part of you is speaking will significantly change the way you think, act and communicate in relationships.

If you'd like to schedule a free UPLVL coaching consultation, go here: And if you're ready to get on a call with Kenya to divorce-proof your...

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In this premiere episode, Kenya and Scott delve deep into how and why our language is inherently confrontational, what the implications are with respect to interpersonal relationships, how it literally comes to a critical mass around the holidays and what you can do about it.


Check out Kenya's upcoming live online workshop:

"How To Win At Family Communication This Holiday Season"

Why: To avoid drama and have smoother holidays


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Helping you to communicate more authentically in all your relationships, co-hosts Kenya K. Stevens (co-founder of Progressive Love Academy) and Scott Tharler (certified UPLVL Communication coach) explain what this show is all about and how you can grow and find love.

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