Living Wholehearted

July 18, 2023

Episode 190: Blindspots: Learning to be a non-anxious presence, listen well and handle interruptions with Jeff & Terra Mattson

Blind spots. We all have them, but none of us want to face the reality of what we are missing unless we are ready to grow and become more wholehearted leaders at home, at work and in the community. Join Jeff and Terra Mattson, co-founders of LIving Wholehearted, authors of Shrinking the Integrity Gap, executive coaches, and co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast as they talk about the reasons we all need to ask all those in our sphere of influence (especially our spouse and children), “How am I impacting you?”.  And then we need to listen. Jeff and Terra give practical steps to become an effective listener – helping those you serve feel known, seen, heard, and cared for AND giving you the keys to become a more healthy and effective leader. No one likes to have something stuck in their teeth all day without a single person pointing it out. Similarly, learning to receive feedback from those we say we love the most is one of the greatest wholehearted leadership practices we can return to over and over. Tune in and enjoy this candid, practical, and inside track to becoming the leader you would follow at home, at work and in the community.


For more help simplifying your life and learning to live from your priorities, consider executive coaching with Jeff or Terra or their LW Coaching team. Go to for more info.


And women, you are invited to join the next Women’s Wholehearted Leadership Cohort – scheduled to start this fall. The application is open! Go to for more info.


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Shrinking the Integrity Gap

Shrinking the Integrity Gap e-Course

Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace

Dear Mattsons

Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters




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Until next time, be the leader you would follow!


Grateful for you,

Jeff & Terra



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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!


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