Unlike counseling, consulting does not include the full process of diagnosis, treatment planning, and case management. Consequently, you cannot bill your insurance for consulting. 

How Consulting differs from Counseling

Consulting at The Phoenix Counseling Collective involves looking at your story and its impact on your present personal physiological & emotional experience and on your relationships. Meeting with a consultant provides you with an expert sounding board who can offer some insight, guidance, curiosity, and a safe place to process without the full spectrum of treatment.

What is Individual Consulting?

Individual Consulting

Maybe you don’t really understand the big deal about Emotional Intelligence or you do and you don’t think that you need intensive one on one help, but you want some tools and some growth in this area. Our Leadership Perception Group may be a great option. 

Don’t know if this if for you?

All leaders can grow in their effectiveness at being able to read their own internal experience and the “rooms” that they are in. As the leader, others look to you to help them be effective. But, who does the leader have to lean on? Leadership Consulting around EQ can help a leader understand the dynamics of what is going on in his/her organization and be able to process and problem solve in a safe environment.

For other leaders, it has already become painfully clear that they need help. A complaint or a number of complaints may have been filed from staff about a leader’s lack of ability to engage with employees, or a board has taken disciplinary action, or even more painfully a leader has lost his/her job. In all of these situations, there is great deal of benefit to having a safe outside perspective to help you reflect and problem solve how to best respond and react to those who work for you and those you work with in your organization.    

Who would Benefit from Leadership Consulting?

Leadership Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Consulting

Self-awareness and awareness of others are your greatest resources as a leader or entrepreneur. Without the ability to clearly assess what is happening internally with ourselves and the ability to see the interpersonal dynamics at play in our work environment, we can make missteps that can result in costly mistakes both with personnel and our overall organizational strategy, not to mention negatively impact our own personal life. One on one consulting can help a leader explore his or her internal reactions in a confidential forum where he or she can understand what they bring to the interactions at work and how best to act and respond in an effective way. 

What is Leadership EQ Consulting?

The group size is limited to 10 people to ensure an effective group dynamic.

Weekend Deep Dive - The Perception Group session kicks off with a live in-person gathering at the Phoenix Counseling Collective offices.
  • Saturday - 2pm - 7pm 
       Dinner and drinks provided at a local brewery following session
  • Sunday - 9am - 1pm 
       Hike following for anyone interested
Weekly Professional Group – 4 Weekly 1.5 hour online group sessions 
  •  Mondays from 9-10:30 MST



Psychometric Assessment: After registering, you will receive an online assessment to take. This will give you a baseline of your EQ and a better understanding HOW and WHY you operate as a person, and by extension as a leader. After completing the assessment, you will receive an in-depth 60 page report all about you, and have the opportunity to have a two hour one-on-one discovery session with a professional coach from Kutsko Consulting. This can happen anytime after registration in person or virtually. 

Weekend Deep Dive: You will spend a weekend with other leaders to learn about the 5 dynamics of Emotional Intelligence and how it impacts you as a leader and your organization. There will be time for camaraderie and conversation with your peers about how these dynamics play out in your specific situation.

Professional Group Sessions:
There will be 4 weeks of 1.5 hour group sessions to revisit each aspect of EQ, and leaders can bring experiences from the week into the group to process and get coaching around real life situations happening for the leader and/or in his or her organization. 

These Perception Groups are a collaboration between The Phoenix Counseling Collective and Kutsko Consulting.

What to Expect:

• A Confidential space outside of your organization with others who are in similar leadership contexts
• A Highly experiential learning environment where participants bring current leadership challenges to process with the group and discover solutions that fit their context
• An Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Assessment to help you better gauge your own self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social-awareness, and social-regulation
• Confidential, one-on-one session to review the results of your EQ assessment with Lauren Kutsko with Kutsko Consulting
• Practical tools and education on neurobiology to help you strengthen EQ and thus be a more effective leader
• Professional group facilitation by Loren Kutsko with Kutsko Consulting and Caleb Mitchell

What the Perception Group Offers:

Our Perception (i.e. self-awareness and awareness of others) can be our most significant resource as leaders. 
Without the knowledge of what is happening internally within ourselves and the ability to see the interpersonal dynamics at play in our work environment, we can misstep, causing costly mistakes both with personnel and our overall organizational strategy, not to mention negatively impact our own lives.   
But, trying to learn the skill of perception on the job can seem daunting and dangerous. Because for you as the leader, there are few arenas to honestly wrestle with and freely express your most puzzling situations. This working group’s purpose is to provide this very type of confidential environment as well as tools and perspectives to use in your current context. 

self-awareness – self-regulation – motivation – social awareness – social regulation

a working group to grow your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Leadership Perception EQ Group


who is this group for?

Why is this so intensive?

  • Anyone who has direct reports - Managers, CEO's, CFO's, etc
  • Leaders who want vibrant teams. 
  • Entrepreneurs who interface with a numerous entities and people. 

Building relational rapport and capital with your team and your colleagues is not something that comes quickly or easily. The principles we are studying and implementing take time and effort to grow in. No one goes to the gym one time and gets muscular. There needs to be a consistent effort in the same direction. We hope to jump start you on your path to being a more empathetic and engaging leader who can inspire others to do great things. Your leadership starts with your ability to be connected with your own experience, and we want to help you hone your skill at listening to it. 

Not sure this is a good fit for me"

Feel free to call Caleb directly to talk about the group @ 602.888.3299

The Enneagram is a personality typing tool that helps you understand the depths of your motivations for behavior. This tool can be an enriching and valuable way to better understand why you do the things you do and the things you don’t. If you are seeking to improve relationships, excel at work, tackle personal health and wellness goals, or simply feel more connected to yourself, Enneagram coaching is a way to enhance self awareness and awaken new ways of approaching your world.

What is the Enneagram?

Enneagram Coaching

While therapy and consulting both explore the past and its impact on your present, coaching stays more focused on your present reality and practical strategies for addressing areas you want to make a changes now in order to fulfill a desire for the future. Coaching could focus on your own personal mindset as you encounter transitions in life, building personal awareness as you seek to improve relationships, and developing emotional intelligence in your work with others. 

Coaching will explore your story - your emotions, thought patterns, and instincts- however, we engage your story to understand where you want to go rather than how you got where you are. Both therapy and coaching provide help with emotional discomfort and pursuing life goals. The solution sought in therapy is largely to guide the client through a process of healing. Coaching clients will likely “visit” past parts of their story related to their goal, but the focus of the sessions will be on helping you find the solution to problems within yourself and determining action steps for moving forward to create the life you are seeking.

Coaching can be a great option for people who have had therapy and worked through past wounds but would like additional support in getting to where you want to be in your life and relationships. Coaching aims to help those who are already functioning at normal or higher levels but are looking to make progress in a particular area of life - health, work, or relationships.

What is coaching?

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