Building Successful Relationships: Insights from Relationship Coach Nicolas Rion
John Golden, is your host for this enlightening podcast episode. Today, I had the pleasure of having an insightful conversation with Nicolas Rion, a renowned personal and professional relationship coach from London. We delved into the ten habits of successful relationships and the journey that led Nicolas to formulate these habits.
The Birth of the Ten Habits
Nicolas’s journey began in the rustic landscapes of Burgundy, France, where he grew up in a family of farmers. His early experiences with conflict and blame in relationships sparked his interest in exploring alternative ways of building relationships. This exploration led him to spend five years studying and working on these habits while engaged in change management.
The Ten Habits of Successful Relationships
Nicolas’s ten habits are neatly divided into three groups: emotional intelligence, mindset, and approach to relationships.
The first group, emotional intelligence, encompasses self-awareness, self-management, and self-care. As I pointed out during our discussion, self-awareness is a critical aspect of relationships that is often undermined by popular culture. Nicolas concurred, adding that people often decide to work on these habits when they desire more fluid and confident relationships.
The second group, mindset, includes assertiveness, curiosity, and transparency. These habits are essential for maintaining open communication and understanding in relationships. In a world that has become increasingly polarized, it’s more important than ever to exercise curiosity and listen to understand others’ values and perspectives. As Nicolas rightly pointed out, curiosity is the antidote to false beliefs.
Approach to Relationships
The third group, the approach to relationships, highlights the importance of vulnerability. Contrary to popular belief, vulnerability, when combined with assertiveness, can build trust and lead to positive outcomes. However, it requires self-confidence and assertiveness to ensure it is not exploited.
The Importance of Open Communication and Understanding
Our conversation also touched on the challenges of having difficult conversations and giving feedback. Nicolas emphasized that having the same intention of helping each other grow and support each other is crucial for successful conversations. Setting intentions and long-term goals before engaging in difficult conversations is vital. Examining one’s own intentions is a necessary step before embarking on any personal growth journey.
Meet Nicolas Rion
Nicolas is a life and executive coach who specializes in helping people improve their relationships in both personal and professional contexts. He works with individuals facing challenges in their careers or personal relationships, providing coaching for 6 to 12 months to help them achieve their objectives.
In conclusion, no relationship is perfect. It’s a continuous journey of learning, understanding, and growing. I encourage everyone to explore Nicolas’s work and apply these ten habits to their relationships. I want to extend my gratitude to Nicolas for sharing his insights and enriching our understanding of successful relationships.
John is the Amazon-bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.