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Family Brand: Take Back Your Family

Nov 2, 2023

In this episode of the Family Brand Podcast, we're tackling a topic that's especially relevant as the holidays draw near: navigating family dynamics and creating a thriving space for all family members despite their differences.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from Matt, a people development specialist with a rich background in studying organizational health and culture. Matt grew up in a large family on a farm in southern Arizona, and his passion for human connection has been a driving force in his life and career. Now, as a father of three (with one more on the way!) and a husband to his lovely wife Kelsey, Matt is taking his expertise to the next level by helping individuals and organizations unlock their potential through identity-driven leadership and language.

As the holidays approach, many of us may be feeling a sense of dread or worry about upcoming family gatherings. Will old tensions resurface? Will differing opinions lead to a blow-up? Matt knows these feelings all too well, and in this episode, he opens up about his own experiences with extended family dynamics and shares how he decided to address these challenges head-on.

Through his work with Chris and The Campfire Effect, Matt has gained valuable insights into the power of language and leadership in shaping healthy, thriving relationships. He believes that by creating a space where family members feel seen, heard, and valued, we can foster a sense of belonging and connection that transcends our differences.

So, if you're looking for ways to navigate the complexities of family life and create a harmonious environment this holiday season, you won't want to miss this episode. Matt's story is a testament to the transformative power of intentional communication and leadership, and his practical tips and strategies are sure to leave you feeling inspired and equipped to handle whatever family gatherings come your way.

Ready to dive in and learn more? Hit play to hear the full conversation and discover how you can create a space where every family member can thrive. Trust us, this is one episode you won't want to miss!






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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 00:42 Introduction to the show and special guest, Matt Herrington

  • 02:04 Matt shares more about himself and his passion for family culture

  • 03:33 Matt talks about a family experiment that his extended family tried recently

  • 06:34 The moment Matt realized that their needed to be a shift in the family

  • 08:35 Matt talks about how his family agreed to growing in connection with each other

  • 11:36 Matt talks about the boxes of identity that we put each other in and how to eliminate them

  • 12:38 The importance of family agreeing on what they should be known for

  • 13:54 Learning how to push past judgment and learning to love, even when you don't agree

  • 18:32 Advice to those who are wanting to experience deeper connection with their family

  • 19:46 How to follow Matt and learn more about improving your culture in business and in life

  • 20:09 Matt talks about Culture Operating System and what they are achieving