The Family Culture Project
By Kimberly Amici
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Are you and your family busy doing life together but not really connecting? Do you have a vision for what you want your family to be but don't know how to achieve it? Drawing on the principles of organizational culture, this podcast will help you establish your unique family culture, one that reflects your values and beliefs. As a result, you’ll be able to lead with purpose and passion and create unity within your family. Join host Kimberly Amici and her husband Carl as they talk with experts, leaders, and everyday people who are intentional creating culture within their families and organizations.
||CleanEpisode 37 Lynn Cowell and Raising Brave and Confident Teen Girls||Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 Nathan Whitaker and Creating a Winning Family Team||The definition of a team is “more than one person working together toward a common goal.” The dictionary makes it sound easy, but I know from experience that teamwork in a family can be difficult. Today we will be talking about why teamwork is vital to a healthy culture plus we'll be interviewing someone who has had a front row to watch how teamwork can change the game.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 Building Family Culture Through Rituals, and Traditions, and Rites of Passage||Culture whether in an organization or family is made up of instinctive, repetitive habits, and emotional responses. One of the most common ways an organization does that is through rituals. And just like in an organization, culture is not created by a one-off team-building exercise and a good orientation day, but in the rituals, and traditions, and rites of passage that are practiced by its people.||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 Building Family Culture Through Routines, Rhythms And Habits||I know it's been a few weeks since the new year started but I'm still thinking about 2019 and It may bring. We definitely set goals however as I continue to think of the upcoming year I’m focusing on the routines, rhythms, and habits that will build the family culture we want here in our home.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 What Worked and Didn’t Work for Us in 2018||This is the time when many of us set goals and identify the rhythms and habits we want to cultivate in this upcoming year. This process starts off with: accessing where we are at as a family, identifying the areas we had success, AND acknowledging the places where we tried something, but it didn’t work out quite the way we planned.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 Kristin Schell on Creating Connection in Your Neighborhood||Opening up our lives to others can seem scary, but it doesn't have to be. Just like simple steps over time can change the culture of your home they can also change the culture of your neighborhood. If you are looking to love your neighbors and but aren't sure where to start, this episode will inspire and equip you to take action towards creating a connection with others and building the community where you live.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 Rorke Denver and What a Navy SEAL Can Teach us About Family Culture||A strong intentionally created culture is a game changer in organizations, ministry, and home. It can determine whether you fail or succeed, achieve your goals or miss the mark. In the military it’s the difference between life and death. If you are not convinced that culture matters, this episode will persuade you otherwise.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 Mary Flo Ridley and How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex||A healthy family culture is marked by openness. The ability to talk with one another, and ask questions without the fear of shame in all areas including sex! Even those with a strong family culture may shy away from this topic. Today’s episode will shift your thinking about when, how, and what you say about important subject.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 The Ruth Experience and A creative Way to Incorporate Your Values Into Your Life||Daily Acts of Kindness||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 Carey Bailey and How to Set Yourself up for Success in the Culture Making Process||Did you that when you make those changes is just as important as what changes you make? Recognizing the rhythms of our day, week, month and year will set us up for success in building family culture.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 One Word Can Change The Way You Navigate The Holiday Season||I used to dread the holidays until I found a way to focus and simplify them. It changed the way we approach the holidays and we know it will change the way you approach yours.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 Allie Casazza and How Simplicity Makes Room For a Strong Family Culture||You don’t have to spend all of your time coordinating schedules and putting away the stuff you’ve accumulated in our home. Minimalism can save your time, resources, and energy that are vital to intentionally build culture in your home.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 Becky Kiser and The Secret to Making Your Holidays More Meaningful||The way we celebrate the holidays shapes our family culture. The traditions and customs around Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, and yes even Valentine’s Day creates experiences in our home that are remembered by our children years after they leave our home.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 Start with Your Why||Knowing your why gives you the confidence you need to pursue a life with purpose, not just as an individual but as a family.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Resources That Have Changed Our Family's Culture||We’ve put together a short list of resources that have helped us along in the culture building process and in many cases changed the way we think about family culture.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 Jessica Wolstenhom on Cultivating Faith in Your Family Culture||Faith is integral to many families and it plays an important part in bringing people together. When we establish a culture of faith in our homes we have a greater chance of passing our faith onto our children.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 Emily Sue Allen on Resilience and Family Culture||It’s easy for parents to have big ideas about what they want their family to look like but then get discouraged in their everyday. It’s important for you to know that we’ve all experienced this. Today we are talking with Emily Sue Allen. We hope her words will inspire you to stay the course when it comes establishing what is important to you.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 The Power of a Family Business Meeting||Within a workplace or organization, regular meetings with team members are a given. They keep you informed, help you achieve goals and ensure everyone is on the right track, and provide an opportunity to innovate as a team. Weekly meetings within a family can do the same.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 Elisa Pulliam on Technology and Family Culture||Have you ever wondered “could I be addicted to my phone?” I feel like that question has definitely crossed all our minds at some point. With so much technology and social media available, it’s only a matter of time before we feel like we just can’t live without it.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 Sarah Koontz on How Family Culture Helps You Through Life’s Changes||Making big changes can be scary, especially when those changes affect not only you but the ones you love.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 Elise Daly Parker on How Vision Boarding Will Help Your Family||Today we are learning about a tool that Olympic athletes have used for decades to improve performance. It might surprise you what it is and how it can be used to build family culture.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 How a Family Retreat Will Benefit Your Family||Many organizations hold yearly employee performance reviews. These evaluations reinforce what their managers expect in the workplace but also provide employers with information to use when making decisions, such as promotions, pay raises, and layoffs. In addition, many organizations utilize the 360 peer review which is an assessment of interpersonal skills from an employee’s peers. We used the same format with our children and incorporated it into our yearly retreat.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 Jen Schmidt on Opening the Door of Your Home||In this episode, we are talking with Jen Schmidt. She recently wrote a book called Just Open the Door. At first glance, it appears to be a book about hospitality, but it’s far more than that. It’s about “How One Invitation Can change a Generation”||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 Kimberly Coyle on Maintaining Family Culture After a Move||Where you live has a huge impact on your family culture. It may determine how much time you spend with your family, how you work, how you play, what you eat, and even how you interact with others. So, what happens to your family culture when you move somewhere that’s drastically different than where you are now?||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 Matt Bartgis on Navigating the Tension between Culture and Individuality||When people hear the word tension it’s not always a positive thing. However, there are 2 types of tensions - healthy and unhealthy. This episode will help you shift your perspective on tension and explain why it is an important part of growth as both an individual, and an organization, and a family.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 Elisa Pulliam on When Your Spouse is Not on Board||There are many reasons why a partner may not be a part of culture building process of the home. It could be long work hours, frequent business travel, or possible health issues. Or they may just not understand why culture matters. If you feel alone when it comes to creating your family culture this podcast will give you the encouragement and tools you need to make lasting positive changes.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Family Culture Project Season 2 Trailer||Join us each week in season 2, as we talk with experts, leaders, and everyday people who are intentionally creating culture within their families and organizations.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 How Words Shape Your Family Culture||The contributing factors in a culture are the vision, values, and beliefs, and practices which include language. This week we will be focusing on the words we use in our every day that shape our families culture.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 You Know What Your Passionate About... Now What?||We are all passionate about something but few of us can say that those passions are a part of our lives. In this episode, we will be addressing what to consider when making what matters to you most show up in your every day.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09 Why What You are Passionate About Matters||Knowing your core values and passions is crucial to living a life of purpose with your family. In this episode, we will be talking about passions, what they are, and why they are important to not only identify and but incorporate into your family’s culture.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08 Why Knowing Your Values is Not Enough||It’s great to know what your values are but they are meaningless if they are on their own. We have all seen the posters. The ones that include a beautiful image and a list of values that a company stands for. These large signs proclaim what’s important to its founder, however, the organization's members go about their days continuing with habits that just don’t line up with the words displayed. In this episode, we are talking more about values, and why simply knowing your what yours are, is not enough to build a strong family culture.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07 Creating a Value Driven Family Culture||Everyone values something. Once you have identified what it is that you value you are better able to make it show up in your life, allowing you to be successful in what matters the most to you.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06 What are Values and Why are they Important?||Knowing what you want your family to be known for is an important part of creating a thriving family culture. Another critical component is determining your values and living according to them.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05 The Benefits of a Clearly Defined Culture||Procrastination, lack of team spirit, and decreased engagement are all signs of a negative culture both in organizations and families. This often happens when the vision and ultimately the culture is not decided ahead of time.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04 Your Past, Present, and Future Culture||Some of the things we do as a family is very similar to way I did them growing up. Just as my parents passed culture to me, I'm now passing it onto my children. In episode 4, we’ll talk about how your past impacts your present family culture. Then we’ll show you how you can examine the past so that you’ll be inspired to plan for the future.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03 How to Assess Where Your Family Culture is Now||Discovering where you are so you can get to where you want to be.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02 Are you Creating Culture or is it Creating You?||Taking Control of Your Culture||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01 What is Culture and What it Has to Do With Families||What you need to know to help your family become who it was meant to me.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00 Welcome to The Family Culture Project||Are you and your family busy doing life together but not really connecting? Do you have a vision for what you want your family to be but don't know how to achieve it? Drawing on the principles of organizational culture, this podcast will help you establish your unique family culture, one that reflects your values and beliefs. As a result, you’ll be able to lead with purpose and passion and create unity within your family. Join host Kimberly Amici and her husband Carl as they talk with experts, leaders, and everyday people who are intentional creating culture within their families and organizations.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Hidden Treasure Podcast
I was looking for a podcast that had Christian background that would help me prepare for navigating life with my children struggling more and more with screen time on mobile devices. What I learned is I had a family culture problem! Though we are far from perfect, my wife and I have had many more discussions of establishing a culture for raising our kids because as they grow older, they’ll depend less and less on us. If we can create and establish some degree of family culture, I feel we can not only address screen time issues, but THRIVE in our family life for the near future and beyond! Thank you for all the ideas and subject matter!
Never too late!
The stuff I am learning on this podcast is great. I wish this was around when my kids were little. even though my kids are older I can still implement the tips they give, to decide what we want to be known for, as we head into the empty nest years.
this podcast breaks down the family culture building process in a way that easy to understand. sometimes it gets overwhelming thinking about what it takes to keep our family on track and not get caught up the busyness of life. this show simplifies it all.