A conversation with Leigh Marz, BA Ecology, ORSCC
As an ecologist, confessed naturalist, coach and author, Leigh Marz instinctively understands the interplay between and within systems. Enroute to discovering Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™), Leigh supported youth and women in crisis and served as executive director for a national violence-prevention program. These days, she creates reflective, collaborative spaces in which business and NGO leaders, scientists, engineers and creatives can innovate toward a more sustainable future. Leigh’s client list has included the Green Science Policy Institute, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Harvard University Office for Sustainability, Google Green Team, the Environmental Protection Agency and IKEA.
In 2017, Leigh partnered with policymaker, meditation teacher and writer Justin Talbot Zorn to write an article on silence for Harvard Business Review (HBR). The two were surprised to see it go viral, and have followed up on this first foray with the release of their book “Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.” It is an ORSC-infused reflection on our innate need to cultivate quiet which asks the question - “Is silence simply the absence of noise - or is it a presence unto itself?”
A conversation with Kim Grabovsky, MCC, B.A. Psychology, ORSC
When she realized that she could make a living doing what she enjoyed as a hobby, Kim Grabovsky set aside a profitable career in mortgage banking to pursue a different dream. After 15 years as a coach, Kim has clocked over 3000 hours doing the coaching that makes her spirit sing.
Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) is one of the skillsets she uses in her work with highly motivated financial, government and corporate clients. A Master Certified Coach (MCC), Kim holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Coach University Certified Graduate (CUCG), an Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0 and EQi 360) Certified Practitioner, Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) Certified, and a MBTI Certified Practitioner.
In this RSI Concepts in Action interview, Kim speaks about coaching as a sacred space, her fascination with the idea of vertical development, and her belief that a masterpiece waits to be revealed in each of us.
A conversation with Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore, DMin, M.A., ORSC
The Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore is adept at juggling complexity. As an ex-Navy security specialist with a DMin in public theology, a pastor and professor, a martial arts instructor and former police officer, he has learned to see beyond polarities. Shawn's training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) helps him in supporting others to find common ground.
In addition to being an ORSC Trained coach, Shawn holds a doctorate in Ministry and Reconciliation from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Missiology from Northwestern University, and a diploma in Law Enforcement from North Hennepin Community College. Among the many hats he wears are those of coach, reconciler, public speaker, and cultural diversity and de-escalation trainer.
In this RSI Concepts in Action interview, Shawn speaks about a deep belief in unlocking potential, our need to think beyond good and bad guys in tearing down walls, and how creativity lives in all of us.
A conversation with Brandon Raines, CEC, CTC, CAL Educator, ORSCC
For Brandon Raines, strong connection is integral to Agile practice. As an Organization Design and Enterprise coach, he incorporates Scrum, xP and Lean principles to provide higher value, while Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) gives him tangible tools and a vocabulary to foster relationship in teams.
In a career which has included stints in development, testing, project management and architecture, Brandon's clients have ranged from commercial entities to federal government teams.
In addition to being an ORSC Certified coach, Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Morehouse College. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner and Certified Enterprise Coach with the Scrum Alliance, and also trained with the Disney Institute in Customer Relationship. Brandon is a noted author and speaker on topics of leadership, organization design, and teamwork.
In this conversation, Brandon discusses why kindness is a guiding principle, how a French culinary term relates to Agile practice, and the ways that ORSC has proved useful in his personal life.
A conversation with Cynthia Loy Darst, MFA, MCC, CPCC, ORSCC
Cynthia Loy Darst brings the sunshine. Throughout the course of her eclectic career, her exuberant personality and a fascination with what makes people tick has supported her in all of the roles she has played - from actor to career consultant, team and leadership coach, author and keynote speaker. Her client list ranges from CEOs, chiropractors, and singers to Silicon Valley pros, documentary filmmaking teams and large corporate systems.
Cynthia has been called a pioneer of the coaching industry, having been a Front of the Room Leader for the Co-Active Training Institute and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) from the early days of those trainings. In 1995, Cynthia was among the group suggesting that professional ethics and standards should apply to coaching. From this conversation the International Coach Federation (ICF), which oversees coaching credentials and certifications, was born.
A former actor, Cynthia is particularly intrigued by the concept of roles and secret selves. In 2018 she published "Meet Your Inside Team," a guide to exploring the system of voices and beliefs which have such a powerful impact on our inner worlds. She speaks about this ensemble of players in her TedX Talk, Safe Inside Yourself.
In addition to being certified in ORSC, Cynthia is a Master Certified Coach, a faculty member for the Co-Active Training Institute and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
A conversation with Shannon Schultz, MBA, ORSCC
How does a five-star introvert come to be leading Fortune 500 organizations through conflict and change? Leadership consultant Shannon Schultz came to coaching through a back door, having discovered it midway through her career. Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) is one of the primary skillsets she uses to coach clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, consumer products, and transportation industries.
Shannon launched her corporate career at Delta Air Lines, eventually guiding teams driving enterprise-wide initiatives. For almost two decades, she has been at the head of her own consulting agency supporting large-scale organizational change.
In addition to being an ORSC Certified coach, Shannon is a Senior Faculty Member of CRR Global. She is also a Senior Consultant for The Full Circle Group and an Affiliate for Executive Coaching Connections. Shannon has served as program faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s Executive Programs and the University of Georgia’s Executive MBA Program. She holds a BA in journalism and advertising from the University of North Carolina, and a MBA in marketing and strategic management from the University of Georgia.
Shannon believes that the leadership imperative of the 21st century is to lead through complexity, using Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI™) as a guide.
A conversation with Nina Simonds, MA, CPCC, ORSCC
Nina Simonds believes that coaching can leverage leadership in unexpected places. For more than 15 years, this certified Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSC™) coach has worked with individuals, pairs and teams to support transformational change in systems.
Nina now uses her coaching skillset to host “Let’s Get Real,” a podcast exploring the intersection between personal transformation and social change. Her hope is to help others better understand complex social issues, and through that new understanding inspire affirmative choices and action.
In addition to her ORSCC credential, Nina is a certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and has served as a faculty member for both CRR Global and the Co-Active Training Institute. She earned her Master's degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Nina was recognized as the Washington State Coach of the Year in 2014.
In this conversation, Nina discusses connecting people to create community, how coaching supports activism, and what she anticipates as being her next step forward.
A conversation with Floyd Carlson, MSMIS, B.Sc., PCC, ORSCC
Ask Floyd Carlson a question, and he’ll give you an informed and thought-provoking answer. His drive to learn has served him well in a career which has ranged from the battlefield to the boardroom. Long before training as a professional coach, Floyd served with military units including the 101st Airborne Division before exploring the fields of computer automation, management and leadership.
It was a particularly powerful coaching session exploring an experience in Iraq that fired Floyd’s interest in coaching. Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) skills and tools now support his work with corporations and large organizational systems. Floyd also has a passion for helping veterans reintegrate into their relationships.
Floyd holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) from Bowie State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. In addition to his ORSC certification, he is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and is trained in the Co-Active Coaching (CTI) and Neuro Leadership Institute Brain-Based Coaching models. He is currently completing the Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformation Coaching Certification program.
A conversation with Neil Edwards, MPH, PCC, CPCC, NBC-HWC, ORSCC
For Neil Edwards, fulfillment in life and optimal performance can only emerge from a place of well-being. As a practicing coach, CRR Global faculty member and host of The Leadership Range podcast, Neil shares his experience and insights to help leaders become more relationally intelligent, positive, productive, and change agile. He incorporates spiritual warriorship in supporting leadership and advocating for a more inclusive world.
In his very early days working in physical and cardiac rehabilitation and health counseling, Neil realized the success or failure of his clients was tied to the systems around them. Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) was one of the first coaching modalities he drew on as he expanded his services from physical fitness and wellness training to a holistic support of leaders and larger systems.
In addition to holding a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Boise State University, Neil is a highly qualified coach. Along with his ORSCC credential, he is certified in Social+Emotional Intelligence, in Team Performance (CTPC), as a CoActive Coach (CPCC), and as a wellbeing coach (NBC-HWC).
In this conversation, Neil reveals how Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI™) assists him in his work at the intersection between relationship, leadership, wellbeing and inclusion.
A conversation with Terrance Turpin, MBA, ICE-AC, ORSCC
Not only can Terrance Turpin explain why Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI™) adds depth and value to Agile methodologies, he backs up his reasoning with data and solid case studies.
Originally a software developer, Terrance now supports Agile organizations as they integrate RSI into their processes. It turns out that an analytical, data-based skillset meshes very well with relationship systems coaching.
In addition to being a certified ORSC coach, Terrance is an ICAgile Certified Expert In Agile Coaching (ICE-AC). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics, and a Master's in Business Administration.
A combination of professional coaching, facilitation, software development and management experience helps Terrance in challenging teams to examine the ways they interact, and push beyond existing practices and relationship patterns to realize their potential.