16 episodes

Our goal with this show is to hold a safe space for you to ask your leadership questions and receive practical support as you navigate the constant challenges of leading your team. You will learn how to be the kind of leader who can consistently diagnose and repair areas of unhealthy behavior so you can create lasting synergy throughout your organization.

The Integrated Leader with Kutsko Consulting Lauren Marie Kutsko

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Our goal with this show is to hold a safe space for you to ask your leadership questions and receive practical support as you navigate the constant challenges of leading your team. You will learn how to be the kind of leader who can consistently diagnose and repair areas of unhealthy behavior so you can create lasting synergy throughout your organization.

    Episode 6: Motivation Meets Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Leadership Success

    Episode 6: Motivation Meets Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Leadership Success

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Summary: In this insightful episode of the Integrated Leader Podcast, host Lauren Marie Kutsko, an executive coach, engages in a thought-provoking discussion with therapist Caleb Mitchell. They delve into the intersection of motivation and emotional intelligence (EQ), exploring how this synergy is crucial for effective and empathetic leadership.

    Key Discussions:



    Understanding Motivation and EQ:


    Rethinking motivation as a complex psychological construct, not just a simple driver.
    Emotional intelligence is a multidimensional skill set for perceiving, evaluating, and influencing emotions.



    The Confluence of Motivation and EQ:


    How emotional intelligence informs and enriches motivation.
    Aligning goals with values for emotionally sustainable success.



    Caleb Mitchell's Insights:


    The role of EQ in sustaining long-term motivation.
    Shifting focus from 'winning' to 'growing and learning' as a leader.
    The importance of understanding your 'why' and setting realistic goals.



    Overcoming Self-Sabotage:


    Listening to self-sabotaging behaviors as indicators of deeper issues.
    Seeking help and acknowledging the need for support.



    Expanding Life Beyond Work:


    The necessity of having a life outside of work for emotional balance.
    Building relationships and engaging in hobbies to nurture the soul.



    Physical Health and Motivation:


    The impact of physical health on motivation and leadership.
    Embracing movement and play for overall well-being.



    Conclusion: Lauren Marie concludes the episode by emphasizing the importance of understanding the interplay between motivation and emotional intelligence in leadership. She reminds listeners that business is personal and excelling in these areas is key to being effective.

    Upcoming Episodes: Stay tuned for more episodes focusing on emotional intelligence and its role in leadership and personal development.

    Contact Information:


    Lauren Marie Kutsko: Website
    Caleb Mitchell: Therapist

    Call to Action: Join us in our journey to become more effective, empathetic, and impactful leaders by subscribing for more enriching discussions on leadership and personal development.

               Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment #Motivation

    • 11 min
    Episode 5: Social Regulation: A Key to Emotional Intelligence

    Episode 5: Social Regulation: A Key to Emotional Intelligence

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Overview: In this episode of the Integrated Leader Podcast, host Lauren Marie Kutsko, an executive coach, is joined by Caleb Mitchell, a licensed therapist, to explore the concept of social regulation, a crucial aspect of emotional intelligence. They discuss its impact on relationships and professional networks, offering insights into how to cultivate this skill for personal and professional success.

    Key Points Discussed:



    Understanding Social Regulation:


    Social regulation involves managing relationships and building networks by understanding and communicating emotions effectively.
    It's essential for navigating complex social situations and forming meaningful connections.



    Challenges in Social Regulation:


    Common issues include lack of emotional awareness, poor communication skills, limited social exposure, introversion, social anxiety, and past negative experiences.



    Overcoming Avoidance of Social Regulation:


    Addressing fears of rejection, feeling overwhelmed, and doubts about improving social skills.
    The importance of embracing social regulation for better relationships and professional opportunities.



    Steps to Cultivate Social Regulation:


    Developing emotional awareness and empathy.
    Enhancing communication skills through various methods.
    Expanding comfort zones through diverse social experiences.
    Establishing healthy boundaries and practicing conflict resolution.
    Reflecting on interactions for continuous improvement.



    Role of Leaders in Fostering Social Regulation:


    Creating safe, inclusive environments for open communication and trust.
    Providing resources for growth and modeling effective communication and emotional intelligence.



    Conversation with Caleb Mitchell:


    Insights on managing social anxiety and the importance of self-regulation.
    Strategies for leaders to encourage team alignment and address conflicts.
    The role of empathy in understanding others and the importance of external advisors or coaches.



    Conflict Resolution Techniques:


    Focusing on mutual goals rather than individual wins or losses.
    Building trust as the foundation for effective teamwork and conflict resolution.



    Conclusion: Lauren Marie concludes the episode by reiterating the importance of social regulation in leadership and emotional intelligence, reminding listeners that business is personal and excellence in these skills is crucial.

    Next Episode Teaser: Stay tuned for more episodes on emotional intelligence, where we will continue to delve into its various aspects and their practical applications in leadership.

    Contact Information:


    Lauren Marie Kutsko: Website
    Caleb Mitchell: Licensed Therapist

    Reminder: Subscribe for more insightful discussions on leadership and personal development, and join us in our mission to become more effective, empathetic, and impactful leaders.Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment #socialregulation

    • 20 min
    Episode 4: Exploring Social Awareness and Leadership

    Episode 4: Exploring Social Awareness and Leadership

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Overview: In this insightful episode of the Integrated Leader Podcast, host Lauren Marie Kutsko and guest Caleb Mitchell, a seasoned therapist, delve into the critical component of emotional intelligence - social awareness. They explore its significance in leadership and team dynamics, emphasizing empathy, understanding, and effective communication.

    Key Points Discussed:



    Definition and Importance of Social Awareness:


    Caleb Mitchell defines social awareness as the ability to 'read the room', understanding others' emotions and perspectives while being attuned to one's own reactions.
    The role of social awareness in building strong relationships, resolving conflicts, and enhancing workplace effectiveness.



    Link Between Self-Regulation and Social Awareness:


    Building on the previous episode's focus on self-regulation, this episode explores how social awareness complements and extends beyond self-regulation in leadership.



    Challenges in Leadership Meetings:


    Discussion on how leaders often miss the emotional cues of their team, leading to ineffective meetings and lack of engagement.
    The concept of meetings as shared energy sessions and the importance of two-way communication.



    Signs of Needing Improved Social Awareness:


    Recognizing complaints as feedback, understanding team dynamics, and the importance of pushback from team members.
    The dangers of a 'yes-man' environment and the value of dissenting opinions.



    Developing Social Awareness:


    The foundational role of self-awareness in developing empathy.
    Understanding and respecting diverse experiences and backgrounds.
    The challenge of balancing empathy with leadership responsibilities.



    Leadership and Power Dynamics:


    The need for leaders to relinquish some power to understand and empathize with their team's experiences.
    The analogy of leading a ski trip as a metaphor for leadership challenges and learning.



    Conclusion: Lauren Marie wraps up the episode by emphasizing the personal nature of business and the continuous journey of developing emotional intelligence.

    Next Episode Teaser: Stay tuned for the next episode, where we will further explore the facets of emotional intelligence and their practical applications in leadership.

    Contact Information:


    Lauren Marie Kutsko: Website
    Caleb Mitchell: Phoenix Counseling Collective and Wellness Collaborative

    Reminder: Don't forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes on leadership and personal development. Join us in our mission to transform into more effective, empathetic, and impactful leaders.Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment #socialawareness

    • 23 min
    Episode 3: Mastering Self-Regulation: A Key to Effective Leadership

    Episode 3: Mastering Self-Regulation: A Key to Effective Leadership

    Title: Mastering Self-Regulation: A Key to Effective Leadership

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Overview: In this insightful episode of the Integrated Leader Podcast, host Lauren Marie and guest Caleb Mitchell explore the often-overlooked but essential aspect of leadership: self-regulation. They delve into what self-regulation means, its importance in the workplace, and practical strategies for improving this skill.

    Key Points Discussed:



    Understanding Self-Regulation:


    Definition and significance in leadership contexts.
    The impact of emotional hijacking on decision-making and workplace dynamics.



    Signs of Low Self-Regulation:


    Identifying traits such as difficulty in controlling emotions, impulsive decisions, and strained relationships.



    Overcoming Resistance to Emotional Regulation:


    Addressing common barriers like fear of losing authenticity and habitual patterns.
    Strategies for acknowledging and expressing emotions constructively.



    Self-Regulation vs. Self-Awareness:


    The relationship between being aware of emotions and effectively managing them.
    The importance of not suppressing emotions but using them wisely.



    Maintaining a Positive Work Environment:


    The role of self-regulation in conflict resolution and team motivation.
    The concept of differentiation in leadership and emotional management.



    Practical Tips for Leaders:


    Recognizing and addressing one's own emotional triggers.
    Strategies for maintaining composure and constructive engagement in challenging situations.



    Conclusion: The episode wraps up with a preview of the upcoming topic, social awareness, and a reminder of the podcast's core philosophy: "Business is personal, so let's be good at it."

    Upcoming Episodes: Stay tuned for in-depth discussions on social awareness and its role in enhancing leadership skills.

    Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment #selfregulation

    • 18 min
    Episode 2: Unlocking the Power of Self-Awareness in Leadership

    Episode 2: Unlocking the Power of Self-Awareness in Leadership

    Title: Unlocking the Power of Self-Awareness in Leadership

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Overview: In this episode of the Integrated Leader Podcast, host Lauren Marie and guest Caleb Mitchell delve into the crucial role of self-awareness in effective leadership. They explore how self-awareness intersects with neuroscience, psychology, and ancient wisdom, offering a comprehensive understanding of this vital skill.

    Key Points Discussed:



    The Essence of Self-Awareness:


    Definition and importance in leadership.
    Insights from Richard Rohr and the Dalai Lama on self-perception and leading oneself.



    Impact on Leadership:


    The consequences of lacking self-awareness in a leadership role.
    How self-awareness shapes decision-making, emotional responses, and interpersonal relationships.



    Developing Self-Awareness:


    Caleb Mitchell's perspective on self-awareness as the foundation of emotional intelligence.
    Practical advice for leaders to cultivate self-awareness, including seeking feedback and creating safe spaces for growth.



    The Role of Vulnerability:


    Discussing the importance of accepting and understanding one's emotions.
    The concept of being present and authentic in leadership, as opposed to projecting an idealized image.



    Practical Applications:


    Strategies for leaders to identify their blind spots.
    The importance of listening to others and oneself for genuine self-awareness.



    Conclusion: The episode concludes with a teaser for the next topic, self-regulation, and a reminder of the podcast's core message: "Business is personal. So let's be good at it."

    Upcoming Episodes: Stay tuned for discussions on self-regulation and practical tips for managing emotions in leadership.

    Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment #SelfAwareness

    • 14 min
    Episode 1: The Science of Emotion

    Episode 1: The Science of Emotion

    Episode Title: Unlocking the Power of Emotions in Leadership

    Host: Lauren Marie Kutsko, Executive Coach and Co-Owner of Kutsko Consulting

    Guest: Caleb Mitchell MDIV, MAC, LPC, and Co-Owner of both The Phoenix Counseling Collective and The Wellness Collaborative

    Episode Overview: In this insightful episode, Lauren Marie delves into the complex world of human emotions, discussing their biological and physiological aspects and their crucial role in emotional intelligence. Joined by therapist Caleb Mitchell, they explore how understanding and managing emotions can profoundly impact our professional and personal lives.

    Key Topics Discussed:



    The Biology of Emotions:


    Understanding emotions as responses to events, triggered both externally and internally.
    The role of the limbic system, including the amygdala, hippocampus, and hypothalamus, in managing emotions.
    Physiological responses to emotions: changes in heart rate, breathing, and adrenaline levels.



    Emotional Intelligence:


    Daniel Goleman's five key elements: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
    The importance of emotional intelligence in navigating complex interpersonal dynamics.



    Emotional Regulation Techniques:


    The concept of neuroplasticity and its role in shaping emotional responses.
    Mindfulness meditation and its impact on emotional regulation.
    The polyvagal theory and physical practices for stimulating the vagus nerve.



    Interview with Caleb Mitchell:


    Common emotional triggers for leaders and strategies for addressing them.
    The concept of emotional hijacking and the importance of creating space between emotional reactions and actions.
    The role of the autonomic nervous system in emotional responses.



    Practical Tips for Leaders:


    Techniques for calming the body and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system.
    The interconnectedness of executive function and emotions in effective leadership.
    The impact of emotional intelligence work on personal life.



    Upcoming Episodes: Stay tuned for discussions on self-awareness and cultivating awareness to become a more integrated leader.

    Closing Thoughts: Lauren Marie emphasizes the personal nature of business and the importance of excelling in it through emotional intelligence.

    Tags: #EmotionalIntelligence #Leadership #HumanEmotions #Mindfulness #Neuroplasticity #EmotionalRegulation #IntegratedLeaderPodcast #LaurenMarie #CalebMitchell #ExecutiveCoaching #Therapy #LeadershipDevelopment

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Marc.j.kyle ,

Lead your team!

If you want to be the best leader that you possibly can then call Loren or Lauren Marie at Kutsko Consulting. Kutsko will help you apply the eight Dimensions to your team. Whether you are a leader in your first leadership position, or if you have been a leader for four decades, the eight dimensions cover in a concise clear way, the basic issues of being a good leader. If you are a new leader you will learn the eight dimensions of being a strong leader. If you have been leading teams for four decades, the podcast is a great reminder of how you can keep your leadership strong.

Harold 45 ,

Solid real life examples

Listening to Lauren and Loren I walk away with a couple of items I can work on each episode. I enjoy the real life scenarios they use and the examples from their experience! A great podcast to share!

bpapek ,

Highly recommend

I’m only one pod in so far but I can already tell this is an amazing podcast done by two people who are true experts in the field. Lauren and Loren have great rapport and play off each other so well to make this easy to listen to and understand. I’ve been in a leadership position for several years and I think their points on how to be a truly effective leader are spot on! Wish I had this available years ago…could have saved a lot of trial and error LOL!

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