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

Season #2

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The Confluence of Motivation and EQ:

    • How emotional intelligence informs and enriches motivation.
    • Aligning goals with values for emotionally sustainable success.
  3. 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.
  4. Overcoming Self-Sabotage:

    • Listening to self-sabotaging behaviors as indicators of deeper issues.
    • Seeking help and acknowledging the need for support.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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