Welcome to Six Seconds’ Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI) region, covering Dubai & the other United Arab Emirates, Saudi, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and all around the Arab Gulf, through to South Africa as well as Pakistan & India  

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EQ Contacts in The Middle East, Africa, India (MEAI)

Jayne Morrison, Regional Network Director  

Jayne brings 20 years of operational leadership experience plus extensive expertise in the design and delivery of powerful, scalable learning and development programs. Full Bio | Blog | LinkedIN

Imran Mulla, Regional Operations Director

A vivacious communicator, brilliant motivator and convincing speaker, Imran brings 15 years of cross functional expertise and experience in strategic planning and execution plus design and delivery of effective learning and development programs. LinkedIN

Lize Rech, Program Manager

An experienced educator with a passion for supporting schools and parents to be “emotionally intelligent” so they can support students to thrive. LinkedIN | Full Bio

Nayla Doctor, Operations Coordinator

With a background in design and psychology, Nayla is a Deliverer with a deep commitment to EQ. She ensures Six Seconds’ operations run smoothly to support a world of growing EQ.

Maggie Williams, Executive Coach.  

Maggie has over 25 years international experience in the education and corporate sector. As an executive coach for the Middle East Office and experienced facilitator she can encompass EI to bring further focus on her passion for employee engagement, talent management, training effectiveness, team effectiveness, & leadership skills.  LinkedIN

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

23 Sep 2017: India Delhi India
EQ Café (Gurgaon, India) 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 […]


29 Sep 2017: Nigeria Lagos Nigeria
EQ Café (Lagos) 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 […]


1 Oct 2017: Qatar Doha Qatar
EQ Café (Doha, Qatar) 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 […]


1 Oct 2017:
EQ Assessor Certification for Education - Virtual (MEAI)

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 […]


3 Oct 2017: South Africa Durban South Africa
EQ Café (Durban) 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 […]


8 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct: United Arab Emirates Dubai
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.


15 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct: Saudi Arabia Jeddah
EQ Practitioner Certification: Building Capacity for Transformation with Emotional Intelligence-KSA-1017

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 - 26 Oct: United Arab Emirates Dubai
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.


30 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov: United Arab Emirates Dubai
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 […]


30 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct:
EQ Fellow Certification, SA (Oct 2017)

Founded in 1997, Six Seconds is the first and largest organization 100% dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence. We teach the skills of emotional intelligence to enable individuals, teams, organizations, families, schools and communities to flourish. Six Seconds provides certification courses to train coaches, educators, and leaders in the use of Six Seconds’ original, […]


 

 

 

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!
Adventure + EQ = Learning for Youth (updated for 2017) (6/4/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Can adventure programs use EQ to transform the lives of struggling youth? Many outdoor education or wilderness therapy programs claim to bring about lasting change, but what metrics are they using to evaluate it?  In South Africa, a wilderness gap year program uses Six Seconds' SEI assessment to measure improvements in emotional intelligence, with some real results. One key is collaboration and the other is the personal approach. And third, is the rich natural beauty of the setting where the ...
Six Practical Tips to Collaborate More Effectively (5/30/2017) by Jayne Morrison - Teamwork is all about cooperation and effective collaboration. But it's not always easy. Here are 6 practical tips to help you work better together.
Spreading Emotional Intelligence Across the Middle East (3/13/2017) by Rachel Goodman - The Middle East can be a challenging place to talk about emotional intelligence. Our new Preferred Partners at Indigo are doing just that.
Behind the Veil: Emotional Intelligence & Fear of Muslims (1/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - With resurgent headlines denouncing "Muslim terrorists," I return to my own fear the first time I stepped into a room full of people in veils and headscarves. I felt so far from home, and was shocked at what I learned as I began to glimpse the world behind the veil.
The Business Power of Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East (1/17/2017) by Rachel Goodman - In the "dynamic" business environment of Dubai and the GCC region, what's happening with emotional intelligence in the Middle East? How does Dynamic Learning help leaders build organizations that flourish in the UAE and beyond?
Solafa Batterjee: Spreading EQ Beyond Saudi Arabia (8/9/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Through her nonprofit organization, Doroob, Solafa Batterjee is working to spread emotional intelligence through her humanitarian education work. She says, "My new vision is touching the lives of 2.2 billion children through compassionate empathy."
The Dance of Coaching: Hayatin Ritmi’s Erdem Ercan (6/21/2016) by Rachel Goodman - How is coaching like dancing? It's all about finding the grace and emotional intelligence in everyone, and in oneself, says Erdem Ercan, head of Hyatin Ritmi of Istanbul, Turkey. See how this dance instructor turned coach tunes in to his clients.
Profile: EQ in Action Inspires Leadership in South Africa (6/2/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Avril Kidd's company EQ in Action is a Preferred Partner for Six Seconds Africa in South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal Province. Six Seconds spoke with Avril about her work sharing emotional intelligence with leaders in that country. Helping leadership embrace change through the Six Seconds model has been at the center of her work. Why is emotional intelligence important for South Africa? AK: I realized that most companies were making the same mistake. They would, (and I did this myself) promote someone ...
Qatar Airways: Removing the Stress of Travel (5/20/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Emotional intelligence training for employees reduces stress at Qatar Airways, Six Seconds Preferred Partner We spoke with Kevin Herft, Manager Cabin Services Training, about the value of emotional intelligence for creating the world-class customer experience that is the hallmark of Qatar Airways. Why is there a need for EQ in Qatar Airways? Qatar Airways is undergoing a period of exponential growth and development. In April 2016, the government reported the population of Qatar is at its highest ever; at over ...