Emotional intelligence in the home:

A chat with Kerstin Kirchsteiger

In this week’s episode, I am chatting with Kerstin Kirchsteiger. Kerstin is an emotional intelligence coach, family culture expert, and podcast host. She helps people reach their leadership potential through Emotional Intelligence coaching, and we chat about how the same principles she teaches individuals can have a huge impact for families. Kerstin shares how her own life wasn’t matching the vision she had for her family, and how she decided to follow her heart, work through the risks, and make that vision a reality. She explains the importance of family meetings as a way to help your kids, and you as the parent, learn new emotional intelligence skills and work together towards common family goals. 

If you want to increase your own self-awareness, and learn how to bring emotional intelligence into your parenting, you don’t want to miss this episode!

What You Will Learn:

  • [0:21] Get to know Kerstin – her career and mom journey.
  • [6:07] The freedom she found homeschooling and finding a job that fit her family vision.
  • [9:36] Definition of emotional intelligence and its benefits in society today.
  • [14:38] How to be emotionally intelligent as a parent and mirror that to your children.
  • [17:28] Learning how to react in triggering situations as a parent.
  • [18:40] The process of learning how to be emotionally intelligent and be a leader in your home.
  • [24:03] How to allow your kids to learn new skills and give their voice in matters that involve them.
  • [28:10] Kerstin on how her family works in routines and rhythms to be fluid in work and life.
  • [31:07] She explains the different ways she takes time for her self-care.
  • [32:39] She describes how motherhood helped her step into her power as a woman.


Kerstin’s bio:

Kerstin Kirchsteiger is a Scientist turned Life & Leadership Coach. The emotional rollercoaster that motherhood took her on, led her to leave science and dive deep into the study of Emotional Intelligence and she became a GENOS certified practitioner. Her journey of motherhood and entrepreneurship made it clear that work-life integration is a topic most working, homeschooling moms struggle with. Leveraging her analytical nature combined with my understanding for individualized solutions, she has created a system for moms to peel back the layers of obligations, expectations and guilt and build a life they’re excited to get up for every day. Kerstin offers coaching that includes tools of Emotional Intelligence, Respectful Parenting and Leadership Tools that helps her clients find their Flow, AND give them tools to create thriving relationships and a successful career. In her Leadership Consulting she has worked with clients from Thermo Fisher, EDF Renewables and Quidel.
When Kerstin is not working with clients you can find her mountain biking or enjoying the outdoors with her family.
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Emotional intelligence in the home: A chat with Kerstin Kirchsteiger

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