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Contacts in the Americas

Lynette Vaive

Regional Network Director, N.AMER. Lynette coaches and mentors practitioners to support effective EQ implementation in the region — she’s here to partner with purpose, presence, and passion. Full bio 

Jim Vaive

Regional Network Director, N.AMER. Jim is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for supporting people to support people. He co-leads Six Seconds’ network in the region to build a thriving partnership for an emotionally intelligent future. Full bio 

Carlos Aldan

Regional Network Director, Brazil. Carlos is business and leadership expert with a deep commitment to build a positive, productive society in Brazil and beyond. Full bio 

David Tubley

Director, Accreditation. With extensive experience bringing EQ into practice, David is an ally to leaders and change makers seeking to create positive change with emotional intelligence. He works with Six Seconds’ practitioners on the Accredited Continuing Education opportunities to develop excellence. He’s based in South Carolina | LinkedIN

Fiorella Velarde

Senior Consultant, LAC. Editor of our Spanish language site, esp.6seconds.org. Fiorella supports the effective implementation of Six Seconds’ methods in Latin America.  Contact her on the Spanish site here.

Alice Tubley

Program Manager. Alice is a committed advocate for emotionally intelligent communities; an educator and ally, Alice supports EQ practitioners to integrate the concepts into their life and work.

Upcoming Events in the region

21 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep: United States Westerville OH
Vital Signs Consultant Certification

Vital Signs are statistically validated measures that capture key information about the people side of performance. Built on a model with solid business logic as well as sound science, the tools connect people’s perceptions and attitudes with hard business outcomes in an actionable, practical framework. ICF Accredited.


28 Sep 2017: United States Boulder CO
EQ Café (Boulder) Connecting with Trust

Connecting with Trust What is trust and why does it matter? How do we assess trust, and is it possible to increase it? This one emotion may be the most important of all our feelings. Trust is central to healthy relationships – perhaps even the measure of their strength. At work, school, and in our […]


30 Sep 2017: United States Pittsburgh PA
EQ Café (Pittsburgh) Connecting with Trust

Connecting with Trust What is trust and why does it matter? How do we assess trust, and is it possible to increase it? This one emotion may be the most important of all our feelings. Trust is central to healthy relationships – perhaps even the measure of their strength. At work, school, and in our […]


30 Sep 2017: United States Miami Gardens Florida
Talents for Tolerance (Miami Gardens) Celebrating the UN's International Day of Tolerance

Talents for Tolerance is a way for us to collaborate on sharing emotional intelligence — and adding our voices to call for a more compassionate, tolerant, and just world. What does it take to create positive change in the world? We studied thousands of comments about changemakers and leaders, and distilled 18 essential capabilities such […]


16 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct: Mexico Ciudad de México
EQ Assessor Certification: Recarga tu Coaching con Inteligencia Emocional

EQ Assessor Certification: Recarga tu Coaching con Inteligencia Emocional Sabemos que lo ideal sería que el coaching apoye a los clientes para crear un cambio positivo, pero el cambio no sucede sólo con el “saber”. Las emociones son un factor clave para la transformación profesional y personal.  EQAC equipa a los profesionales con una poderosa […]


16 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct: United States New york NY
EQ Practitioner Certification: Building Capacity for Transformation with Emotional Intelligence

Increase your mastery of emotional intelligence in order to increase your own effectiveness and to support others to develop EQ using Six Seconds’ powerful methodology and model


25 Oct 2017:
EQ Assessor Certification for Education - Virtual (Americas & Global)

While there are many tools to measure academic growth, there are few that focus meaningfully on the emotional side. To lead positive change in schools, and to create an evidence-based approach to social emotional learning (SEL), metrics are key: metrics about student, teacher, and parent emotional intelligence – and assessment of the school climate as […]


25 Oct 2017: Canada Vancouver BC
EQ Café (Vancouver) Connecting with Trust

Connecting with Trust What is trust and why does it matter? How do we assess trust, and is it possible to increase it? This one emotion may be the most important of all our feelings. Trust is central to healthy relationships – perhaps even the measure of their strength. At work, school, and in our […]


26 Oct 2017: United States Santa Barbara CA
EQ Conversation Café (Santa Barbara): Brains for Collaboration

How can we work together effectively to solve big challenges, such as the future of our planet? Earth is facing multiple threats and many of us feel the need to try to make a positive difference. But how can we best do that? Are there ways that we can join together and use our rational and […]


6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov: United States Reynoldsburg OH
EQ Assessor Certification: Supercharge Coaching with Emotional Intelligence

Ideally coaching supports clients to create positive change – but change doesn’t happen just from “knowing”. Emotions are a key driver for professional and personal transformation. The EQAC equips professionals with a powerful emotional intelligence assessment (the SEI) and the Six Seconds Change MAP as a roadmap for structuring a transformational coaching process fueled by […]


 

 

 

Recent Articles re the AMER Region

Case: Doubling Down on EQ Culture at ServRx (5/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - It's “the classic problem” of a successful startup: The company was growing, but the culture was not. Here's how they used EQ to double their employee engagement and increase net profit by 110%.
Josh Freedman Radio Interview-New Years Optimism (1/5/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on KSCO about spiritual and personal dimensions of empathy in a divided world. What does it take to rise above the news headlines and stay focused on our own optimism? In this hour-long radio interview with thought and spiritual leaders, Josh Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds, joins Reverend Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministries and Bill Saragosa, Native American spiritual leader and retired substance abuse counselor for an in-depth conversation about bringing more ...
PizzaCo Case: Engaging the Power of Purpose (12/13/2016) by guest - How does a business find meaningful purpose? This business case describes the power of a leadership team discovering their "Noble Goal" as a catalyst for taking the business forward.
Building Resilience: A Conversation with Fiorella Velarde (9/18/2016) by Rachel Goodman - What are the essential lessons of emotional intelligence for building a thriving future with emotional intelligence? Fiorella Velarde is a Network Leader for Six Seconds living in Miami, Florida. She has dedicated her life to helping children build resilience in the face of stress and other challenges using the wisdom of EQ and psychology.
Jim & Lynette, Spirit of EQ (2/17/2016) by Six Seconds - I was coaching a professional engineer who makes a good deal of money. He was working flipping houses, working long hours, very focused on his work. He has a younger wife and two young children. We were trying to figure out why he was so sad despite having so much material wealth. He said, “I’m not getting along with my wife and my children don’t know me.“ I asked him to go home and ask a question to his wife: "Ask ...