Welcome to Six Seconds’ Asia Pacific region (APAC), from our amazing EQ communities in Japan & China, to a thriving hub in Singapore and Malaysia, onto Australia, New Zealand and beyond. 

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EQ Contacts in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Sue McNamara PhD, Regional Network Director, APAC

An expert on integrating EQ into the fabric of organizations and communities, Sue supports rigorous, research-based implementation of EQ throughout Asia Pacific. LinkedIN | Full Bio

Natalie Roitman, Regional Network Director, China

Natalie speaks English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Hebrew, and specializes in Cultural Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence and Strategic HR Management. LinkedIN | Full Bio (English)

Yasuhiro Tanabe, Regional Network Director, Japan

An experienced business leader, Tanabe brings over three decades of operational and consulting experience in Japan and the US to integrate the concepts of EQ into the Japanese context. Full Bio (English) |  日本語サイト  

Yoshie Katsumata, Director of Operations, Japan

Six Seconds Japan キャリア・コンサルティング技能士2級(国家資格)

Yuyang “Young” Zou, Operations Director, China

With cross-cultural leadership & training experience in both NGOs and corporates, Yuyang connects and empowers EQ practitioners, trainers, coaches, educators and leaders in China to create value with emotional intelligence.

Aaron Yeoh, Operations Manager, APAC

Aaron is committed to a vibrant network of EQ champions in APAC. With certified practitioners and partners, the goal is a more emotionally intelligent world for people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life to thrive together. Full Bio

Wendy Wu, Founder, Six Seconds China

An experienced coach and author for Harvard Business Review and Fortune China, Wendy supports leaders to tap their full capacity and optimally manage talent.

The EQ Network in MEAI includes a wonderful community of emotional intelligence practitioners in business, education, government — plus Network Leader volunteers sharing EQ around the region. In addition, we are honored to partner with a range of business and education organizations utilizing Six Seconds tools and methods as a core of their work.

Upcoming Events in the region

28 Feb 2018:
EQ Assessor Certification: Virtual 9 AM Singapore Time

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. 


19 Mar 2018:
Unlocking EQ: Virtual 9 AM Singapore Time

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.


20 Mar 2018: Singapore Singapore
EQ Café: Practicing EQ (Singapore)

What is EQ and what would it mean to practice emotional intelligence?

Join this highly participatory EQ Café to learn about:

  • Your goals and how to reach them

  • How being smarter with feelings can help us move forward

  • What it means to “practice” emotional intelligence


17 Apr 2018:
Vital Signs Consultant Certification: Virtual 9AM Singapore Time

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.


23 Apr 2018:
EQ Assessor Certification: Virtual 9AM Singapore Time

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. 


1 May 2018 - 2 May: Singapore Singapore
EQ Educator Certification

Classroom teachers, counselors, and volunteers learn to facilitate social-emotional learning lessons. Participants walk away with a clear process for SEL instruction, an understanding of Six Seconds model and approach, plus resources & curriculum for 4-8 months of teaching.  While most educators see the value in social-emotional learning, most schools do not have a systematic, comprehensive, developmental approach to these essential skills.


25 Jun 2018: Singapore Singapore
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.


26 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun: Singapore Singapore
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.

29 Jun 2018: Singapore Singapore
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.


2 Aug 2018:
Unlocking EQ: Virtual 9 AM Singapore Time

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.


 

 

 

Recent Articles re the MEAI Region

EQ for UN Children’s Day 2017 (8/22/2017) by Joshua Freedman - Celebrating the 2017 U.N. Universal Children's Day, we're holding "popup festivals" in 100 countries for kids & their adults to learn about emotions, wellbeing, and children's rights -- join the global party!
Australia’s Careerlink: People Solutions Drive Performance (6/22/2016) by Rachel Goodman - In the U.S. and Australia, 20-25 percent of the workforce is dealing with some kind of emotional issue. Stress claims are on the rise. This is costing billions of dollars and obviously impacting people’s well-being. Careerlink is committed to changing that dynamic.
Case – EQ at Shell Asia: Enduring Boost for Teamwork from Blended EQ Program (11/21/2011) by Granville D'Souza - To support highly technical leaders and teams to be more effective at collaboration, Shell sought out a customized emotional intelligence development program.  Using a blended-learning approach, Six Seconds’ tailor-made program yields an 85% success rate when assessed an average of three years after the program.    Background: Shell is a global petrochemical company headquartered in the Hague, Netherlands, with over 90,000 employees in 90 countries worldwide and a 200-year history. Shell Asia’s assets include their largest investment, Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex in Singapore. ...
EQ Fosters Future Female Leaders: Empowering Young Women in China (9/30/2011) by Joshua Freedman - The World Academy for the Future of Women (WAFW) leadership program is a bold and rigorous training initiative for young women students committed to acquiring skills and confidence to develop as campus, community, national, and eventually global leaders. These young women found a focus on emotional intelligence played a big part of how they evolved and developed as leaders in the nine-month program. Supported by a grant from Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, and the commitment of network member ...