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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

18 Jan 2018:
Curso de certificación de SEI-YV para asesores
El curso online de SEI-YV (version para jóvenes del SEI) está diseñado para las personas certificadas como asesoras que quieran trabajar con niños, niñas y jóvenes usando la herramienta de asesoramiento de Six Seconds, SEI-YV.

23 Jan 2018:
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 a whole.

19 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb: United States Scottsdale AZ
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

27 Feb 2018:
SEI-YV Virtual Training for EQ Assessors

The SEI-YV online and e-learning course is designed for previously Certified EQ Assessors who would like to work with youth using the Six Seconds SEI-YV assessment tool.

19 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar: Mexico Valle del Maiz, San Miguel de Allende Gto.
EQ Assessor Certification: Recarga tu Coaching con Inteligencia Emocional (Combinación Presencial-Virtual en Español)

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 evaluación de inteligencia emocional (SEI) y el Mapa de Cambio MAP (Change MAP) , una verdadera hoja de ruta para estructurar un proceso de entrenamiento transformacional sustentado con Inteligencia Emocional. Este curso ha sido aprobado brindando 33 unidades de Educación Continua de Coach de ICF a los participantes.  Además de la información a continuación, le sugerimos que lea más sobre el SEI para aprender más sobre la efectividad y carácter único del SEI.

14 May 2018: United States Westerville OH
Unlocking EQ

Dive into Six Seconds’ powerful methodology and learn why, what, & how emotional intelligence works. This is the only course of its kind – ideal for people seeking to incorporate emotional intelligence (EQ) into their work and life. Unlocking EQ (UEQ) is the first step of Six Seconds’ CORE EQ Certification.

15 May 2018 - 17 May: United States Westerville OH
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. After “Unlocking EQ,” EQPC is the second step of Six Seconds’ CORE EQ Certification.

18 May 2018: United States Westerville OH
EQ Assessor Certification: Metrics to Apply Emotional Intelligence

Equip your practice with the world-class emotional intelligence assessment suite, the SEI® toolkit. Measure the skills that fuel transformation and unlock human capacity in a framework for growth and action. Following UEQ + EQPC, the EQ Assessor is the final step in the CORE Certification.

4 Jun 2018: United States San Diego CA
SEQ Profiler Certification (10 ACE Units)

Spiritual Emotional Intelligence (SEQ) is all about connection—to yourself, people you know, and the larger world. How can we live more congruently, more often? You might think of SEQ as a way to supercharge the Noble Goal—that overarching sense of purpose that helps us stay in alignment across all areas of our lives.

When we consider both the spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves, we gain new perspectives about ourselves and our relationships. Building on the SEI (Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment), this new SEQ assessment includes additional questions to capture the connection dimension in three domains:  Awareness, Belonging, and Insight.

5 Jun 2018 - 6 Jun: United States San Diego CA
EQ-CON: The Emotional Intelligence Network Reunion

Join the community to supercharge your EQ design & delivery… and reenergize! EQ Practitioners & learning professionals, (re)connect with Six Seconds for powerful tools & methods for you, your clients, and a better world. At EQ-Con 2018 San Diego you’ll be a part of a collaborative community all seeking to broaden their EQ abilities, better market and sell their EQ business, and to integrate EQ into their work. 




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 ...