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Redefining Leadership in the Workplace with Julianne Guinasso

Redefining Leadership in the Workplace with Julianne Guinasso

Jan 30, 2024

In this episode, I have an enlightening conversation with Julianne Guinasso, a licensed marriage and family therapist, about the critical role of work culture and relationships in the workplace. As a therapist turned consultant, Julianne realized the need to support leaders in fostering psychologically safe environments.

Through her expertise, Julianne helps small business owners and fellow therapists redefine leadership and build empowering, human-centered work cultures. She sheds light on how neglecting the relational aspects of work can hurt employee performance and wellbeing.

"Your work culture will drive your practice and your ability to differentiate yourself." - Julianne Guinasso

Together, Julianne and I explore the impact of trust, transparency, and authenticity in leadership. We discuss strategies leaders can use to help employees feel safe being themselves and expressing their thoughts and emotions freely. We also address the challenges of balancing boundaries in the workplace.

This episode offers valuable insights for anyone aiming to improve their leadership, build workplace trust, and prioritize psychological safety on their teams. Small business owners, group practice leaders, and therapists will benefit from Julianne’s guidance on redefining their approach.

To learn more about Julianne and her work empowering leaders, visit You can also connect with her on Instagram @levelupleaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to take her free leadership assessment and unlock your strengths.

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About Julianne Guinasso

Julianne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of Level Up Leaders Inc. Julianne believes that, more than any other factor, relationships at work predict employee performance. She works with mental health therapists who are ready to cultivate psychological safety in their group practice through leadership development, workplace culture, and employee management strategies. She knows that taking a human approach to leadership development makes the world a better place.

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About Kendall Hagensen

Kendall is a Somatic Mental Health Therapist, Multidisciplinary Clinic Owner and Business Coach. She specializes in, and is passionate about, working with healthcare professionals to create the businesses of their dreams. Big goals always have a psychological component beneath the surface, so Kendall uses her background in Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR Therapy mixed with Business Coaching tools to help clients develop a healthy relationship with their business and their strength as a leader. 

As someone who lives with a chronic illness herself, Kendall feels that health happens best within community, which is why she takes a holistic, integrative, and collaborative wellness approach to her personal and professional life.

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