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 Fall 2021 Perception Group session will kick off with a live in-person gathering at the Phoenix Counseling Collective offices on October 23-24
  o Saturday the 23rd from 2pm - 7pm 
       Dinner and drinks provided at a local                   brewery following session
  o Sunday the 24th from 9-1pm 
       Hike following for anyone interested
Weekly Professional Group – 4 Weekly 1.5 hour online group sessions every 
  o Mondays (Nov 1,8,15,22) 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


what airport should i fly into:

Where is the best place to stay:

The closest airport to the Phoenix Counseling Collective offices is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). It is a 10-minute car ride and a 30-minute train ride away.

The closest hotel is the new, modern Cambria hotel, which we enthusiastically recommend. 

Will we be eating dinner on Saturday night:

On Saturday evening after our session, the group will be dining together at the Downtown Phoenix (DTPHX) Beer Garden of the world-famous Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.

Where will we hike on sunday:

Phoenix is home to a wide array of world-class hiking choices. We will check in with the group's ability and interest levels and then decide where to hike.

The Phoenix Counseling Collective
531 E. Lynwood St. Phoenix, AZ 85004






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