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

25 Feb 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
SEI-YV Training for EQ Assessors: Virtual 10AM Dubai Time

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.


27 Feb 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai UAE
EQ Café: Practicing EQ (Dubai, UAE)

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


27 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb: South Africa Johannesberg
EQ Fellow Certification, Johannesburg, South Africa

Learn Why, What, How Emotional Intelligence works to strengthen your own EQ.  Then engage with the Bain Profiles to put EQ into acton in your work team and your clients to improve communication, talent management, and strategy. Then, to go deeper, continue to the EQ Assessor Certification.

These workshops combine the “perfect blend” of theory and application in an active, engaging, powerful learning experience. They frame EQ with solid business logic and just enough science, then focus on practical ways to put the insights of emotional intelligence to work.

Ideal for managers as well as learning & development professionals, this highly engaging foundation offers practical insight to use emotional intelligence more effectively.


28 Feb 2018: Jordan Amman Jordan
EQ Café: Practicing EQ (Amman, Jordan)

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


11 Mar 2018: India Ghaziabad
EQ Café: Practicing EQ (Ghaziabad, India)

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


11 Mar 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Assessor Certification for Education: Virtual 8 PM Dubai Time

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.


18 Mar 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
Unlocking EQ, Dubai, UAE

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.


19 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar: United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Practitioner Certification: Building Capacity for Transformation with Emotional Intelligence, Dubai, UAE
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.

22 Mar 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Assessor Certification: Metrics to Apply Emotional Intelligence, Dubai, UAE

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.


25 Mar 2018: Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Unlocking EQ, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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

Expert Panel: How to Align People+Strategy Using Emotional Intelligence (10/12/2017) by Six Seconds - How can emotional intelligence help clarify vision and get people on the same page? Here are powerful insights from an expert panel from The World EQ Summit
Photo by Vladimir Kudinov on Unsplash Expert Panel: Transforming Stress with Resilience (9/30/2017) by Six Seconds - What is transforming stress with resilience? Stress is rising with profound effects on individual+organizational performance. Our expert panelists share how emotional intelligence unlock our ability to bounce forward.
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.