The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families® for Navy Families


Naval personnel grow accustomed to turbulent seas. But we also live in turbulent times, and many families today are in trouble. Plus being a member of a Navy family poses its own surge of whitecaps. Along with the normal challenges, Navy families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. Building firm family relationships takes the combined energy, talent, desire, vision, and focus of each family member, plus proven principles to help members communicate their challenges and overcome them successfully together.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Navy Families workshop provides a much needed framework for applying universal, self-evident principles that enable family members to communicate more effectively about their problems and resolve them successfully.

  1. deal with relocation or Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
  2. anticipate all phases of deployment
  3. apply an “Inside-Out Approach” to problem solving and goal creation
  4. resolve differences in marriage and family relationships by cooperating together creatively
  5. leverage family services both on and off the post
  6. abandon unhealthy behaviors
  7. build family traditions, unity, and a “nurturing family culture.”


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Navy Families workshop curriculum can be taught in a one- or two-day, facilitator-led workshop or in two-hour modules. Certification is available for clients wanting to facilitate this program in their military communities.