The Remarkable Relationships Show brings a fresh perspective on all things related to
how humans develop their individual brilliance while navigating the excitement, stickiness and resistance in their relationships. Host Mercy Russell interviews a wide range of relationship experts and ordinary people for their insights and the magic in their stories.
“We will take an in-depth look at problems in mental, emotional and social behavior that seem to plague us. With a focus on relieving suffering, we will explore how relationships can both bind us and free us from our troubles,” Mercy said.
Mercy also conducts call-in hours to address your questions with specific recommendations. Her hope is that you find a new perspective to lift your spirits as you pursue fulfillment of your life goals.
Mercy Russell, Host
Mercy Russell has a 35 year career as a psychotherapist and mentor specializing in relationship systems in the family and the workplace. Her passion is discovering the strength and magic in each person’s story. Mercy sees life’s challenges as the soul’s invitation to expand and evolve. Trained as a Clinical Social Worker at UCLA, she has worked in psychiatry with children, teens and adults. From the first client she met, Mercy has been fascinated by the hidden depths of strength and wisdom we each embody. Her experience in the treatment of sexual abuse, sex offenders and addictions taught her about resiliency, recovery and free will.
Facing her own life challenges, she embraced Bowen Family Systems Theory as a tool to define her individuality in complex relationship systems. Mercy has embraced a research attitude as her therapeutic strength. She combines her study of the biology of natural systems in all forms of life with her ongoing spiritual exploration of human potential.
Watching the diversity in her own family of career, marriage, divorce and parenting with a compassionate eye has grounded her in a broad understanding and acceptance of individuality. Mercy is fascinated by cultural differences, geographical mobility and belief systems. She is an international speaker who has presented on a wide range of topics related to complex relationship systems, social dynamics and education policy. Her favorite part of speaking is engaging with the audience in Q&A sessions. Mercy is lifelong student of human nature curious to learn with you, so tune in weekly as together remarkable relationships will be examined.
Leadership: Ed Reed, NFL Hall of Famer and Bethune-Cookman College with Dr. Daryl Green, Part 2 My guest is Dr. Daryl Green. Dr. Green is the Dickinson Chair of Business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Oklahoma City. After a 27 year career as a Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Energy, he pivoted to a leadership role in higher education in business management. This morning we will talk about leadership. Last week we introduced the topic of football legend Ed Reed’s dismissal from Bethune-Cookman, a HBCU Christian college in Daytona Beach, Florida. This controversial decision by this Historically Black College’s Interim President has received nationwide attention. As a Professor of Leadership in a Christian College, Dr. Green brings a unique perspective to the challenges faced by both the institutional leaders and the informal role of leadership of a celebrity athlete with students and fans. I expect a lively discussion with Dr. Green, so let’s get started! Website: https://www.okbu.edu/directory/daryl-green.html
Pursuing Purpose in a Second Career: Creative Leadership
In today’s show, my guest is Dr. Daryl Green. Dr. Green is the Dickinson Chair of Business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Oklahoma City. After a 27 year career as a Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Energy, he pivoted to a leadership role in higher education in business management. This morning we will talk about his career path, Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and his passion for student learning in higher education. We also introduce a topic for next week’s show on the role of athletics in education highlighted by football legend Ed Reed’s dismissal from Bethune-Cookman, a HBCU college in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Today, Mercy has a second conversation with her colleague and friend Leslye Kornegay. In this show we talk about Dr. Kornegay’s leadership principles. We talk about her leadership practices and how they reflect her life values, experiences and aspirations. Dr. Kornegay is a life long learner; she is a graduate of the College of Education Doctoral program at the University of Vermont. She holds a Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration/minor in Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive. Dr. Kornegay is an Executive Director with substantial in-house experience leading organizational change. High premium on providing exceptional support services for clientele. Focus on aligning organizational goals with institutional strategic goals, mission and values. Broad experience in all aspects of financial management. Dr. Kornegay's area of expertise- predominately white institutions, higher education, diversity and inclusion, strategic planning, leadership and change management, women in leadership, succession planning and mentoring. She has presented numerous presentations and workshops in her area of expertise at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Kornegay was awarded the Susan Hasazi ALANA Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Doctoral Education from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She is a member of the international honor society Pi Gamma Mu. Contact Information: Consulting Business: KornegayKonsulting@gmail.com Foundation Nonprofit: Kornegayfoundation@gmail.com Leslyekornegay@gmail.com