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We believe that Relationship Matters, from the living room to the board room.
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Ep.12 Do you want to be right or do you want to be in relationship?
In this episode, Katie Churchman talks with Maddie Weinreich about toxic behaviors. Building on John Gottman’s research into couples they explore how to become more aware and ultimately reduce the amount of ‘toxins’ that show up in your relationship. The 4 Relationship Toxins are Defensiveness, Contempt, Stonewalling and Blaming. When used frequently, these toxic communication patterns are so lethal to human relationships that Dr. Gottman coined the term the “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. In this podcast, we discuss: the characteristics of the 4 toxins; becoming more aware of your own toxic behaviors; building a positivity bank account; repair bids; and perpetual problems in relationship.
Jan 13, 2021
Ep 11. ORSC and Agile
In this episode, Katie Churchman talks with ORSC coach and Agile expert Terrance Turpin. Terrance has over 20 years of experience in Technology and Software Development and is also a CRR USA staff member. Terrance blends *Team coaching – *supporting teams in clarifying, aligning & co-creating as a diverse but single entity -and *Agility* *coaching *– establishing healthy states of flow across an organization by coaching for alignment in structure, processes, environments, and relationships. Terrance believes that the coaching process is one that generates understanding and alignment for the client, their environments, and those they interact with. In this episode, Terrance and Katie discuss some of the synergies between ORSC and Agile Coaching; how ORSC and agile are two sides of the same coin; and how a blend of ORSC and Agile can enable organizations to master continuous change.
Jan 6, 2021
Ep.10 - Myth Change
In this episode, Floyd Carlson and Katie Churchman are discussing myths and myth change. The idea of a myth connects us with the archetypal roots of the relationship - which has great meaning and power. We are always developing who we are as a couple or a corporation, but often unconsciously. So by revealing this creative process to clients the coach we can make it much more conscious and intentional. Floyd is a Front of the Room Leader for CRR Global who focuses on leaders and teams and bringing the best out of individuals based on company and individual objectives. Floyd has more than 30 years of business and military experience which he combines with his coaching, training, and organizational development to help leaders achieve professional and personal goals in alignment with company needs.
Dec 16, 2020
Ep.9 - The 5 Principles of RSI: Roles
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon is deep-diving into principle 3: Relationship Systems Rely on Roles for their Organization and Execution of functions. Roles belong to the system, not to the individuals that inhabit the system This principle requires the biggest mental shift in teaming and leadership focus as it asserts that every team member has the responsibility to hold a leadership role on behalf of the system. Every relationship system has its own functional and emotional needs that must be fulfilled through roles. Without assigned roles, the system can’t function. These roles belong to the relationship system, not necessarily to the individuals that inhabit them. How one person embodies a role can be very different from how another person embodies that same role. Personal history, psychology, work style, maturity, etc. all impact how skillfully each individual inhabits that role.
Dec 9, 2020
Ep.8 The 5 Principles of RSI: Voice of the System
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon and Katie Churchman deep-dive into the second of the 5 principles of Relationship Systems intelligence: Every member of the system is an information carrier and Voice of the System (VOS). You can think of a team or family as a puzzle where every member is a piece. To reveal the picture of the overall team experience, every piece is needed. Each member has critical information about the functioning of that team or family. The information may be transmitted through verbal and non-verbal signals, as well as through the behaviors and actions of the individuals within the team. As the Collective Intelligence research indicates, the more input acquired from others, the more informed a team will be in its decision-making.
Dec 2, 2020
Ep. 7 Vitality for Couples
In this episode, Katie Churchman talks with Maddie Weinreich about vitality for couples. There are all kinds of ways we can be in relationship with our partners. Sometimes it can be very dull to be in a couple and can be very exciting! Relationships are in constant cycles. In this episode, Maddie talks about relationship behavioral patterns that can help to foster more aliveness, engagement and vitality. After two decades of working with couples, Maddie’s noticed 5 recurring ‘elements’ in couples with high levels of vitality. These 5 elements are as follows: 1. Autonomy 2. Interdependence 3. Constructive Disagreement 4. Intimacy 5. Vision When couples have all of these things going on there tends to be a good amount of engagement, aliveness and vitality.
Nov 25, 2020
In this episode, CRR Global faculty member Neil Edwards is talking about Allyship. An ally is any person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole. Neil Edwards is a soulful leader and perceptive coach who works at the intersection of leadership, relationships, wellbeing, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Neil supports leaders and teams and focuses on self-identity, self-authority, values, and purpose. He begins with a relationship lens and draws from co-active leadership, emotional and social intelligence, adult development, leadership embodiment, and health and wellness to help his clients increase their capacity and capability to lead in any context or system.
Nov 18, 2020
Ep.5 The 5 Principles of RSI: The Third Entity
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon deep-dives into the first of the 5 principles of Relationship Systems Intelligence (or RSI): The Third Entity. RSI involves the ability to move from seeing a group of individuals to seeing the system itself, as a living breathing entity and this is what we call Third Entity. Relationship Systems Work holds that there is more present in a relationship than the individual team members. Along with the people involved, there is also the relationship or system itself. It is useful to consider the relationship as a separate “third entity” which has its own needs and voice. In Relationship Systems Work this Third Entity is the ultimate focus.
Nov 11, 2020
Ep.4 What if your partner could be your ally...?
In this episode, Katie Churchman is talking with master coach Maddie Weinreich. As well as being the past director of faculty and leader development at CRR Global Maddie currently serves as a senior Front of the Room Leader for the ORSC Program and ORSC Certification Maddie’s passion for personal development and human potential contributes to her success in the field of relationship coaching. For more than 25 years, Maddie’s own marriage has provided her with deep insights into the joys and challenges of a committed relationship. While raising her family in New England, Maddie has developed a great aptitude for helping others to discover the gifts that come from empowering relationships. These gifts serve to transform clients’ lives and help them move forward. Maddie believes that all relationships have the potential for more growth and in this episode, Maddie discusses how to make your partner your ally.
Nov 4, 2020
Ep.3 Time Spirits (Part 2: Ghosts)
In part 2 of Ghosts, Faith Fuller is talking about Time Spirits. Time spirits are cultural ghosts, literally spirits of the times. Time Spirits arise from potent experiences or beliefs which involve the larger societal field. Each region or country has its own time spirits, depending on its history. For example, the United States wrestles with the Time Spirit of 9/11 and Germany works with the Time Spirit of the Holocaust, In this episode, Faith talks about working with a Time Spirit. In order to work through a Time Spirit, we have to become aware of its impact on the relationship or team and design an alliance for dealing with it.
Oct 28, 2020
Ep.2 Ghost Roles (Part 1: Ghosts)
In Part-1 of Ghosts, Faith Fuller is talking about Ghost roles. Ghost roles are invisible third-party presences that come and go and impact the emotional field. A ghost role is present when something is clearly affecting the relationship, yet isn’t talked about, and may not even be conscious to the people in the system. Ghosts arise from our experiences in previous relationships, both personal and professional. They may be people, or they may be events and they can both negatively and positively influence our lives. In this episode, Faith talks about becoming aware of ghosts, working with ghosts and potentially turning them into allies.
Oct 21, 2020
Ep.1 Introducing the 5-Principles of RSI
In the first episode of season 2, Marita Fridjhon introduces the 5 principles of Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI). RSI has five key principles which shape what we believe, how we engage, and the “place from which we come.” These principles underpin all of our relationships and are therefore fundamental to everything we do, as coaches, leaders and human being. Understanding and engaging in these principles can help us to better access and apply Relationship Systems Intelligences, with our clients, our teams, and with our families. Principle #1 Each Relationship System has its own Unique Entity or Marita referred to as the 3rd entity. Principle #2 Every Member of a Relationship System Is a Voice of the System Principle #3 Relationship Systems Are Naturally Intelligent, Generative and Creative Principle #4 Relationship Systems Rely on Roles for their Organization and Execution of functions. Roles belong to the system, not to the individuals that inhabit the…
Oct 19, 2020
Welcome to Season 2
Jul 29, 2020
Ep 15. Meeting the System
In the Season 1 finale, Marita Fridjhon and Katie Churchman are talking about meeting the system. How can we make sure we are meeting the people in front us, as they are in the present moment? When we’re coaching, it can be all too easy to presume we know who we’re talking to – particularly when it comes to longer-term coaching engagements. So each and every time we meet a system, how can we try to see it with brand new eyes? So that our preconceptions and past experiences don’t cloud our vision of what’s really there?
Jul 22, 2020
Ep 14. Integrating Systems Coaching
In this episode, Faith Fuller and Katie Churchman are discussing ways we can integrate Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching (otherwise known as ORSC) into our work and into our lives. If you already have an established coaching or consultancy practice, how might you benefit from ORSC? And how can you seamlessly blend ORSC into what you’re already doing?
Jul 15, 2020
Ep 13. Leadership is a Role that belongs to the System
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon and Katie Churchman talk about collective leadership. Many of us attribute the idea of ‘leadership’ to a particular person or a team of ‘leaders.' However, as Marita explains in this podcast, leadership can also be viewed as a role that belongs to the system. When we embrace this idea we start to see that inspired leadership can show up in the most unlikely places and from the most unlikely people. What would your team or family dynamic be like if there was more of a sense of shared responsibility around the idea of ‘leadership’? As opposed to belonging one person, can this be a role that we share?
Jul 9, 2020
Ep 12. Establishing a Coaching Agenda
In this episode, Faith Fuller is talking about setting a coaching agenda. Establishing a clear agenda at the start of a coaching session is incredibly important because it sets expectations and also influences the relationship between coach and client. It’s a powerful tool that can set the tone for everything else to follow. But it can also be the coaching session in of itself. As Faith explains- the agenda doesn’t have to be something we rush to ‘get done’ at the beginning of the session. When a client doesn’t know what they want or brings a really broad or vague ‘goal’ to a session how can we help them to get more clarity around their wants and needs?
Jul 1, 2020
Ep11. Reading the Emotional Field
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon and Katie Churchman are talking about reading and working with the emotional field, which is a key element of systems coaching. By closely tracking shifts in the emotional field we can start to reflect back and possibly shape the emotional climate in a given situation. You can think of it like an immediate weather report of what is happening emotionally in this moment. And just like a weather report, it’s not exact. There might be a 69% chance of rain, just in the same way you sense some awkwardness in the field. It’s subjective, ever-changing and can provide us with a lot of information. Alongside the emotional field, they discuss Metaskills, conscious intentionality, self-awareness and the intelligence of the body.
Jun 24, 2020
Ep.10 Where do we go from here?
In response to the recent events in the US, Faith Fuller is asking: Where do we go from here? This is the same question Martin Luther King Jr wrote a book about in 1967 titled, ‘Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?’ And to quote king himself: ““In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character.” So in this episode, Faith questions what more we can be doing as individuals to take a stand against racism? What are the next steps we can take towards a different kind of future? Whilst one person might not change the world, what they do- or don’t do- will be having an impact and creating a ripple effect.
Jun 17, 2020
Ep. 9 Who’s not Here?
During this time of upheaval and social conflict going on in the US, CRR Global and the Relationship Matters Podcast supports the stand against systemic racism, racial bias and the history of black community oppression. Relationship matters regardless of race and ethnicity. We Believe Relationship Matters. We Believe Black Lives Matter. We Believe All Voices Matter. In this episode, Marita is calling for productive dialogue around race and racism. What are the blind spots that stop us from connecting deeply in these kinds of conversations? What questions aren’t we asking? And how might we be missing… what is really being said? Below are organizations we know about in the US to learn from, get active with, and help each other: Black Lives Matters: https://blacklivesmatter.com Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org American Civil Liberties Union: https://www.aclu.org/action/
Jun 10, 2020
Ep. 8 Why Can’t We Talk About Racism
In light of recent events in the US, Faith Fuller is talking about our challenges with talking about racism. In this vulnerable and revealing conversation, Faith asks why so many white people struggle to talk about race and racism and interrogates her own discomfort around the subject. How can we stay in this uncomfortable space so that we can start having the kind of conversations that may lead to change?
Jun 3, 2020
Ep.7 Coach, Consultant or something else...?
In this episode, Faith Fuller is talking about what makes systems coaching different. What are the crossovers between pure coaching and consultancy and what is unique about systems coaching? What do we do? Why do we do it? And how does it help our clients? Over the course of this conversation we discuss the following topics: * The differences between therapy and coaching * The differences between pure coaching and systems coaching * Blending consultancy and coaching * Giving our clients the tools to change their lives. RSI-White-Paper: An Introduction to Relationship Systems Intelligence
May 27, 2020
Ep 6. Systems Inspired Leadership
In this episode, Marita Frijdhon is talking about system inspired leadership and why it is needed now more than ever. As we say in systems coaching, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ and by utilizing this intelligence, teams of all shapes and sizes may find that they not only survive- but thrive- through challenging times. Instead of focusing on the individual mountain that we have to climb, let’s connect with the team around us, and consider what we can do together- today- to create positive change. *Key takeaways from the episode: * * A systems inspired leader recognizes that they don’t always have to be in charge. Instead, they utilize the strengths within their team. * Systems inspired leaderships is about stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. A shift from micro-management to macro-analysis. * They are ‘we’ focused as opposed to ‘me’ focused * Stepping into a systems perspective will not only help your team to work more effective…
May 20, 2020
Ep 5. Transparency
In this episode, Faith Fuller is exploring Transparency. Practicing real, authentic *transparency* can be a very powerful tool- as a coach, a leader and as a human being. Transparency can help to build trust, deepen connections and humanize conversations. This episode covers the importance of transparency when coaching systems you are a part of; being clear and upfront about hidden agendas; using transparency in emails and texts to offer clarity and also, using it as a tool for flagging intentions.
May 13, 2020
Ep 4. Life-Giving vs. Life-Draining
In this episode, Marita Fridjhon is talking about life-giving and life-draining behaviours. What gives you life and what drains you? And which do you bring more of to your family, colleagues and community? Over the course of the episode, Marita discusses becoming conscious of life-giving and life-draining qualities, the stages of grief and also takes a look at how the two qualities are more intertwined than we might realise. Can life-giving qualities exist within life-draining experiences, like grief?
May 6, 2020
Ep 3. What to do after an argument?
In this episode of the Relationship Matters podcast, Faith Fuller is talking about the aftermath of an argument. Arguments are a normal part of relationship. So perhaps we should be less concerned about the amount we argue and more focused on how we argue. And if we do blow up in relationship and we have a particularly unskillful argument, how can we more consciously recover from the blow and start to repair any damage that we might have created within the relationship? In this episode, we talk about the unwritten rules around our relationships that govern how we behave with our partners, children and colleagues. At CRR Global we refer to these social contracts as designed team alliances (which we refer to in this episode as a DTA). We also talk about how we can use fights as opportunities to learn and grow- both on an individual and an interpersonal level.
Apr 26, 2020
Ep 2. Role Confusion
Right now, many of our roles have blended together. We might be playing parent, teacher and manager all at the same time because of the lock-down measures brought in by COVID-19. Often people become identified with the job they are doing, which is what we refer to in this podcast as an “outer role” – like being CEO or cook. Or they identify with an emotional job for which they feel responsible – what we call an “inner role” like being the peacemaker, or the one who speaks up about things. So join Marita as she talks about the different types of roles and what we might learn from the overlapping of the many roles in our lives. How might we better navigate this juggling of responsibilities, jobs and parts of self? Now and also beyond a time of COVID-19…
Apr 13, 2020
Ep 1. Right Relationship
What does it mean to be in Right Relationship? In episode 1, Faith Fuller is exploring the many ways we can step into Right Relationship, with our partners, families, colleagues and also with ourselves. What does it mean to be in Right Relationship? And how can we become more conscious and intentional in relationships- particularly during challenging and uncertain times?
Apr 11, 2020
Introducing the Relationship Matters Podcast