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Eugene Mason III, MBA
Andrea Little Mason, Ed.D.
Helping you navigate life's most important GOALS...


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In corporate, soft skills are used to capitalize on collaboration and profits; however, often in our personal lives these same skills are not used to manage ourselves, our relationships or the next generation. Soft skills add finesse to our hard skills game. It's time to recapture soft skills in the environments that matter most – within ourselves, our homes, and our circles of influence. Join the Maximizing the Connection Community. Consider new ways to be the expert in your life. 
Lead YOUR Life… Like a BOSS!


The Masons

We are Eugene Mason III, MBA and Andrea Little Mason, Ed.D., #RelationshipGoals Strategists committed to equipping others to master their personal #RelationshipGoals. We have spent more than 25 years in friendship, love, relationship and partnership. For us, the secret to remaining satisfied has been a commitment to utilize the soft skills, that have made us successful in our professional lives, in our home with each other and those we value the most. 


We have been Relationship Builders for more than 10 years and used our published work and research about relationships and gender roles to create curricula that have led to the creation of Maximizing the Connection, a series created to help individuals make, maintain and maximize the diverse relationships in their lives; and Power Couple Mentoring, a series that provides modern couples with blueprints, tools and skills to build confidence in their non-traditional roles as they work toward #RelationshipGoals. We also provide support toward healthy family relationships through Legacy Builders topics. In all we do, WE BUILD LEGACY!


We have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples, families and groups to help develop frameworks to become skillful at navigating their unique 21st Century relationships. We are confident that we can help you reach your #RelationshipGoals, too.

Are you looking to build up your relationship skills to communicate better with the different people in your life? 


Maximizing the Connection


Whether you at work with colleagues, at home with family & friends, are single or in A relationship 

Personal growth is essential to

make, maintain and maximize connectioN.

At the core of any type of mutually satisfying relationship are individuals who are committed to continual improvement of themselves as individuals as well as relationship building. 

Without a commitment to turn your focus to yourself - your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviors - you will find yourself less successful in your interactions with others.


Maximizing the connection TOPICS

  • Personal Responsibility - We need to be reminded about the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions and how they can affect relationships.

  • Change Me - The only positive change that you can 100% guarantee in your personal life and in your relationships are the changes you are willing to make in YOU.\

  • FaiReality Tale - Fairy tales are so common that sometimes we use the notions of Prince Charming and 'living happily ever after' as our expectations for our relationships in real life.

  • The 5 Es - Our personal perspectives about relationship expectations is heavily influenced by how we have interacted with the world in various capacities.

  • F.O.G. - Sometimes in our relationships, communication can become as challenging as navigating through fog.

  • Words/ Tone/ Volume/ Body Language - We are always communicating, so it is important to consider how people are receiving our full messages.
  • Four Corners of Visibility - Being able to view situations from diverse perspectives can help us navigate life's situations & make the best decisions in our interactions with others.

  • The Power of kNOwing - When you KNOW your priorities, saying NO when you need to becomes much easier.

Maximizing the Connection




A self-paced, independent study for individuals interested in personal development. MTC includes:

Make, Maintain & MAXIMIZE

Your investment?



Who is Maximizing the CONNECTION for?

If you desire to improve relationships with friends, co-workers, and/or family members - Maximizing the Connection is for you!

There are some aspects of relationships that are universal and skills that will help you navigate your interactions with others, no matter who you are trying to relate to. Maximizing the Connection lessons provide the soft skills necessary to help you navigate ALL of your relationships a little bit better.

If you are single - unattached, coming out of a relationship, or desiring to prepare for relationship - Maximizing the Connection is for you!


The skills presented in Maximizing the Connection are useful for any meaningful relationship in your life. It is designed to help you plan for the future with a significant other, while appreciating the season you are in.

If you are currently in a relationship - married, engaged, committed, or dating - Maximizing the Connection is for you, too!


There are many aspects of relationships that require both partners to engage together to influence various dynamics of the relationship. However, there is always room in a relationship for individual growth as the relationship grows. Maximizing the Connection will allow you to consider ways to build up your relationship by considering personal changes you can make in the way that you interact with your partner. The lessons will suggest ways you can influence your interactions by working to empower yourself in your relationship. 

MTC price


with Eugene and Andrea

Get the eBooklets revised from Dr. Andrea's book:

Soul Soil The Good, the Bad, and the DIRT that Makes Up RELATIONSHIPS


What could you do with some dirt and a few seeds? That depends on what and where you are planting. SOUL SOIL explores this topic as it relates to relationships and uncovers the benefits of YOUR PLANTER in our interactions with others. You will never look at relationships the same way again...

o  Learn about personality styles and how they can influence your perspectives and behavior.

o  Find out about your individual strengths and consider how they can become character flaws.

o  Gain insight into ways of navigating new and changing  relationships.

o  Discover ways to make changes in YOU that can positively influence your relationships with others.

"The most significant CHANGE you can make in your life and relationships is YOU!"

~ Dr. Andrea Little Mason

Soul Soil

Colors of Your
Soul - $3


101 - $3

Navigating New Relationships - $3


TIPS - $3

Get All FOUR Soul Soil E-Booklets - $10

Are You Ready to Unleash



Release the Struggle with
Traditional Relationship Expectations! 
Know Your Roles, Grow Your Goals,
and Manifest Your Shared Vision!
Power Couple Mentoring


Power Couple Mentoring is designed to equip couples with blueprints, tools, and skills to transform themselves from discontented to satisfied, and from stagnant to dynamic Power Couples who achieve #RelationshipGoals to meet their unique couple styles.

We trust that if the prospect of being a Power Couple appeals to you then you are a couple with a capacity for vision and you know what you desire to see manifest in your life. Power Couple Mentoring is designed with your unique couple dynamics in mind.



CLICK HERE to find out what POWER COUPLE STYLE best suits you with this quick, simple quiz!

Are your traditional, non-traditional, or a mixture of the two? Could the man cook the meals? Should the woman be the primary caretaker of children? Could she make more money than the man or be the primary bread winner for the household? Is it important that decisions be made together? Find out how your preferences may affect your relationships.

There is a difference between wanting to be a Power Couple and being a Power Couple. Are you the kind of couple that wants to move beyond admiring other couples to become the Power Couple of YOUR dreams? Being a Power Couple is not about being a couple that receives attention and accolades because of wealth, power, or fame. It is about connection and being a couple in partnership that knows how to walk together in mutual respect and agreement, with accountability, toward your personal and collective goals. Becoming a Power Couple is an attainable #RelationshipGoal IF you are both committed to that end.


This is the ONLY Couples Course purposed to help you build your Power Couple status by providing tools for managing agreement, skills to maintain respectful interactions, and customized Power Couple Blueprints to support your unique partnership, along with the guidance needed to propel you toward YOUR #RelationshipGoals.

Move from Stagnant to Dynamic...
and Manifest Your #RelationshipGoals!

If you are still reading up tp this point, we believe that something that you have read resonates with you and you already have a vision for your relationship where you see yourselves… and you see yourselves as dynamic, influential people in your world, but you DO NOT know the path to get there. You are doing all you know to do with the information you have been given to manifest the vision you have as a couple, still the end results are usually more disagreements and disappointments.

It isn’t your fault. While there are clear roles and expectations for more traditional couples, there is no model for your unique relationship dynamics. You are most likely not a traditional couple and you have stepped outside the box and, in many ways, are 'doing your own thing' and trying to figure things out. But unlike some other couples, your relationship roles do not fit neatly and that creates some conflicts in your relationship.

There is a lot of advice for couples who desire to function in traditional male and female roles, however, there are few resources for those who take a more contemporary approach to relationships. Perhaps you are a free thinker with non-conformist thoughts about how you want your relationship to look. Or perhaps you desire to have a different type of relationship than what you saw growing up.

If you can identify with any of these ideas, the thought of being a Power Couple probably resonates with you as well - a couple with two people who are as equally talented and gifted as individuals as they are as a couple, where they combine their “super powers” to manifest great things and achieve their #RelationshipGoals.

It can be frustrating though. We understand… and we FEEL you. Why? Because we have been there.


  • We know what it’s like to not know how to walk in agreement.

  • We know how challenging it is to find common ground.

  • We understand how tough it can be to see beyond the differences.

  • AND we have experienced the satisfaction of working as a
    to accomplish greater #RelationshipGoals.

We made a decision to commit to our relationship and the work we needed to do to accomplish our #RelationshipGoals, so that we could become the couple we desired to be and stand on the other side of the struggle as witnesses to the journey... cheering you on and telling you that YOU CAN DO IT, TOO!

While we are grateful for the #RelationshipGoals we have achieved as a couple, the journey has not been easy. From the beginning of our friendship more than 25 years ago, we have strived to maintain a relationship that allowed us to continue to grow as individuals and also friends. 


We were college sweethearts at Tuskegee University. When we met, one of us (Eugene) was an Architect major and the other (Andrea) was an Electrical Engineering & Mathematics major. We entered our friendship with the understanding that we both had big dreams for the future. As we grew in relationship, we began to envision ways that we could play a part in each other’s dreams and collaborate to do some amazing things together, but that was easier to dream about than it was to walk out as a couple.

Immediately after marriage, we began to receive (sometimes unsolicited) advice about what we needed to do in order to be the best husband and wife for each other. Any relationship challenges we expressed were presumed to be the result of NOT functioning in our relationship in certain roles. When we mentioned how one of us was in school or the other had a hectic schedule, the focus was brought back to traditional expectations and how fulfilling our proper roles was the solution to put everything “in order”. Eventually, we realized that we would need to be more intentional about finding our answers.


We committed ourselves to attending as many marriage conferences and workshops as possible. We learned a lot about principles of communication and conflict resolution strategies that were foundational to lasting relationships.

Yet most came from a traditional context where success was based on each partner’s ability to fulfill predetermined gender roles. Our personal experiences were much different than what was being presented to us about the roles of men and women in relationships. We also noticed that many of the African American relationships that we admired focused less on gender roles (Who's the Man?) and more on working in partnership and building on each other's strengths. That approach felt more natural for us.

We used characteristics of successful Black couples as our models. We found that, unlike the traditional model of relationships presented in the majority of culture, the models followed by African American couples who had satisfying relationships were more diverse. After many years of trial and error in our own relationship, we began to work on our own relationship curriculum based on what we had learned through research, relationship education courses, our lived experiences and our developing expertise.


One major difference in our coursework continues to be our emphasis on including experiences of couples with non-traditional roles. As a coach and an educator, we felt confident that we could create a course that would allow modern couples to find more success in their traditional and/or less traditional relationships, and WE WERE RIGHT.


Over the past decade, we continued to explore our own relationship while also working with other individuals, couples and families and conducting research about relationship education. Although the research and practices of successful African American Couples are the foundation of Power Couple Mentoring, the principles are effective for couples of all backgrounds who find themselves challenged to navigate modern relationships in the face of traditional expectations. Power Couple Mentoring combines all of our education, experiences and expertise into a one package for other “couples like us.

"We can do more together than we can do apart."

Eugene and Andrea

Eugene & Andrea's STORY

When we say other “couples like us,” we mean, couples that do not easily fit into traditional expectations or simply desire to do something unique in their relationships. We understand that couples that do not fit neatly into traditional roles can have a harder time trying to figure out how to build a strong partnership. We also realize that these couples, couples like YOU, are often very driven to thrive as partners in their relationships to reach their #RelationshipGoals… and often they desire to be POWER COUPLES.

WhaT is a Power Couple?

POWER COUPLE is a description of couples who work in partnership and agreement with mutual respect and accountability. These couples have had personal accomplishments as individuals, but are even more dynamic as a team in partnership.

WhY is it important?

It is important to know your Power Couple Style because it has become increasingly more challenging to manage relationships with gender roles. When you know more about Power Couple dimensions you can navigate your challenges more effectively to achieve your #RelationshipGoals. Take the POWER COUPLE QUIZ to find out more. 

The term Power Couple is a description people often use to describe us. This is what OUR power couple accomplishments have looked like throughout our complex partnership.

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When you and your partner have completed Power Couple 

Mentoring, you will...

  • Have clarity about how to celebrate your own and your partner’s uniques differences

  • Feel more connected in your relationship and know how to maintain that connection

  • Have tools to adapt as the seasons of your relationship shift and change

  • Experience increased satisfaction in your relationship

  • Know how to make changes when relationship roles no longer fit your partnership

  • Be able to relieve many common pressures that are a part of relationships

  • Learn strategies that will get you closer to your #RelationshipGoals

  • Have skills to open dialogue and navigate diverse ideas to find common ground

  • Have tools to create a balanced partnership

Are you ready to Activate


MODULE 1: Partnership with Benefits

PARTNERSHIP is an important part of the Power Couple relationship and communication is a vital part of ensuring that partnerships flourish. Connecting well in partnership requires that both partners are in sync. In Module 1, we consider how differences in personality preferences and personal motivations can affect interactions with your partner. We also discuss how it is possible to view the same events from different points of view and consider how to work together to create the same ‘picture’ when seeking common ground.


Relationship is Partnership • Riding Tandem • Celebrating the Differences • Connecting the Dots

MODULE 2: How to R.E.A.P. in Your Relationship

MUTUAL RESPECT is a building block of Power Couple relationships. Partners in Power Couple relationships recognize the importance of the other’s perspectives when making decisions and they consider how their partner’s unique way of doing things is an asset to the partnership, so those differences are respected. In Module 2, we will examine the R.E.A.P. Approach and consider how partnerships are strengthened when we are willing to Respect, Expect, Adapt, and Protect in our relationships.


When 2 Worlds Combine or Collide? • The R.E.A.P. Approach • Finding Common Ground Based on R-E-S-P-E-C-T! • Rules of Engagement

MODULE 3: Break the Mold to Get to Relationship Goals

AGREEMENT is one of the most dynamic aspects about being a Power Couple, because it intensifies your efforts. Traditionally, there were predetermined roles that many couples sought to fit into, whether they naturally fit that mold or not. Those that fit well into those roles are often able to function well. As society has changed and evolved, there has been a greater need for partners to play different roles. In Module 3, we address the various roles in relationship partnerships and use the P.I.E.S. Matrix to allow you to begin to consider your unique partnership design.


Gender Roles Spectrum • Let’s Slice PIES • Breaking the Mold

MODULE 4: Shape Your World Together

Without ACCOUNTABILITY, Power Couple partnerships are unable to thrive. Mutual respect and agreement are stifled if there is no way to ensure that a couple is following the same blueprint. After engaging in the interactive lessons as a couple in Modules 1, 2, and 3, you will spend the final week working together to design your own personalized blueprint for your Power Couple relationship. You will both use the skills and tools from the previous lessons to craft your own plan for your partnership. When you finish this final Module 4, you will have an individualized, personalized guide that you and your partner have created to fit the specific needs and dynamics of your relationship; and you will be equipped to modify it as needed. 


PIES 4 LIFE! • SHIFT!!! • Who’s the Man? • Raise Your Standard

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Power Couple Mentoring

What #RelatonshipGoals are you ready to see manifest in YOUR relationship? What investment are you willing to make to see yourselves reach those goals? By participating in Power Couple Mentoring, you will be solidifying a commitment to invest your time and resources into your relationship with your partner. In return, we Eugene & Andrea, commit to provide opportunities for support so that you can become a couple that:
  • Is an example in your spheres of influence

  • Is able to accommodate one another’s dreams and goals

  • Respects equality and equity for both partners

  • Is able to combine forces to “take over your world”

  • Is “US” focused more than “ME” focused

  • Views one another as each other’s GREATEST FAN

  • Complements one another in strengths and limitations

  • Is admired as a POWER COUPLE


Dorcas Owusu and

Patrick Zakee Young

Matteson, IL

We absolutely loved our experience with Andrea and Eugene. Marriage is a sacred union that succeeds with communal support. Eugene and Andrea use a wholistic approach, helping couples maintain a healthy and productive partnership. They helped us rediscover ways in which we are compatible, providing tools and strategies to strengthen our marriage. We are blessed to have worked with them and we look forward to our next meeting.

Mike and Bonnie Harrison Janecek

Chicago, IL

There initially was some dread, but you didn't play, "He said, she said."

It is "Let's!" And you provide a great example. Thank you both, so very much!

Robert and Natalie Watts

Founders of One Flesh Ministries, Inc.

Crete, IL

"AN EXPERIENCE" is exactly what you will get when you encounter this dynamic duo. Eugene and Andrea Mason are perfect examples of Legacy Builders who are intentional through their gifts, talents, education, and spirituality with imparting into not only their own children but also to the community on a global scale. We truly recommend that people don't just know about them but truly get to know them and what they offer; your life will be in enriched forever.



This self-paced, independent couple's course includes:
Be intentional about personal growth and building your romantic partnerships. INVEST NOW toward your #RelationshipGoals!
  • SAY YES to taking your relationship to a new level of satisfaction!
  • SAY YES to accomplishing your #RelationshipGoals!
  • SAY YES to becoming the Power Couple you desire to be!
Lovers Rendezvous
Soul Soil_Andrea
In Soul Soil, explore personality styles, consider ways to navigate new friendships, and discover how a 'planter' can enhance your interactions with others. Experience music that chronicles the pleasures, the heartaches and the TRIUMPH of committed love with Lovers' Rendezvous.
Lovers' Rendezvous Samples - Eugene & Andrea
Begin Your Journey Today!
Relatioship Strategy Sessions
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Eugene & Andrea

Are you wondering why BLACK LOVE seems so elusive in modern culture? And what you can do to cultivate and strengthen BLACK LOVE in your family, life and relationships?


What's BLACK LOVE Got to Do With ANYTHING?


There are so many reports about Black people that are negative and designed to show deficits. Whether intentional or not, they often promote feelings of inadequacies and fear that affects how we navigate in the world. One of my personal life missions is to look for, illuminate and CELEBRATE THE GOOD; then point others toward solutions that encourage people of African descent to
RE-MEMBER WHO WE ARE and so that  we can get about the business of HEALING AND SAVING OURSELVES.
This motivation is at the forefront of the work that Eugene and I do with families and couples. For more than five years, we have been working to figure out a way to present my formal research to regular, everyday people like YOU, so that it can be used to help you
SET YOURSELVES FREE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. You will find a unique perspective and a true pathway forward in this ebook,
What’s BLACK LOVE Got to Do With It?


Disclaimer: The mentoring received in the Relationship Strategy Sessions with Eugene Mason III and Andrea Little Mason are intended for educational purposes services and are not considered a substitute for seeking mental health care. It is not intended to provide diagnoses, treatments, or cures for mental health conditions. Eugene and Andrea Mason do not guarantee specific outcomes based on the use or application of strategies found in the resources made available on the We Build Legacy website. Resources on the We Build Legacy website (i.e. blog posts, ebooklets, articles, videos, audios, session guides, music, etc.) are for use as self-help tools and do not serve as a replacement for a mental health consultation by a licensed professional.

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