This Episode: Nick Rion On Healthy Conflict Relationships

Lucinda talks to Nick Rion, a personal and professional relationship coach. Nick specialises in helping individuals build strong, healthy, and sustainable relationships, particularly focusing on conflict resolution. The conversation delves into the definition of conflict and the different ways people perceive and handle it. Nick shares his personal journey of avoiding conflict and the negative impact it had on his mental health, and introduces his framework of the 10 habits of successful relationships, emphasising the importance of trust, mutual respect, emotional intelligence, and assertiveness.

Key Takeaways

  • Conflict in relationships becomes painful when it involves emotions and is not resolved, leading to anxiety and distress.
  • Building strong, healthy, and sustainable relationships requires trust and mutual respect.
  • Conflict can be healthy if the relationship is ready for it, meaning there is a foundation of trust and mutual respect.
  • Developing emotional intelligence, vulnerability, transparency, curiosity, and a learning mindset are important habits for successful relationships.

Best Moments from Healthy Conflict Relationships with Nick Rion

“The amount of trust and mutual respect that you’re going to have in a relationship, the more you have, the higher the conflict you can have.”

“The role of a manager is to coach people into being better leaders or better at what they do.”

“You are not responsible for the other person’s feelings. You’re responsible for yours.”

“The only problem that we have is we’re not educated this way. No one told us, ‘What are your needs? What are your feelings?'”

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About The Guest, This Episode: Nick Rion

Nicolas Rion is a relationship coach who supports individuals to build strong, healthy and sustainable relationships in both their professional and personal lives.

His knowledge of relationships was, in many ways, learnt the hard way. After losing his mother as a teenager and experiencing a challenging start to his professional life in the corporate world, where he often felt like a fish out of water,  Nicolas embarked on a journey of self-discovery, which ultimately led him to coaching.

Nicolas started coaching in 2017, and trained with one of the world’s leading coaching schools, the Co-Active Training Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Foundation (ICF).


About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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