Our vision is a billion people practicing emotional intelligence. While it’s easy to start practicing EQ, it’s more powerful and fun working together. So, after becoming certified in Six Seconds’ methods and tools, volunteers apply to become Network Leaders to host informal “EQ Cafés.” These free gatherings are a way to build a local community of practice, sharing the power of emotional intelligence to increase insight – connection – purpose. (See upcoming Cafés below!) 

What are the Cafés About?

Each calendar quarter we develop a new theme, publish the Café, and Network Leaders join online meetings to prepare. Then these amazing volunteers share the power of EQ in over 80 cities around the world. Each quarter, all around the world, members of this community are virtually collaborating on the theme.

What is emotional intelligence & EQ?

Emotional intelligence means being smarter with feelings. Technically “EQ” stands for “emotional quotient” (the score from a validated psychometric EQ test), but we just use “EQ” and “emotional intelligence” interchangably… just like people use “IQ” to refer to someone’s general intelligence.

From learning to change to stress to wellbeing… the themes focus on how emotional intelligence can improve our daily lives in every sector. The Cafés are 90-minute sessions with dialogue, fun, and meaningful interaction to experience what happens when we practice EQ. They are not lectures or classes — because we believe the best learning comes from the inside.

Why are they called “EQ Cafés”?

Well… some are even held in cafés — but the real reason is the social, interactive quality of these events. Taste the “seasoning” EQ brings to life! Six Seconds is a nonprofit organization, and the Cafés are part of the core of our work — we research and share proven methods to use emotions more effectively – at work, at school, and in life!

Who leads the Cafés?

Through our emotional intelligence certification training programs, we share these best practices so people can more effectively use and develop EQ. Graduates can apply to become Network Leaders. Most are also sharing EQ in their professional work as facilitators, coaches, consultants, teachers and trainers.

Upcoming Cafés are below, plus be sure to explore…

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Sep 2017

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 […]


23 Sep 2017: Italy Fiumefreddo Bruzio (CS) Italy
EQ Café (Cosenza): "Connettersi con Fiducia"

PRESENTAZIONE DEL WORKSHOP – “CONNECTING WITH TRUST” Connettersi con Fiducia Che cos’è la fiducia, e perché è importante? La si può misurare e accrescere? Potremmo dire che la fiducia è una delle emozioni più importanti: è una componente essenziale di ogni rapporto sano, e forse è persino la misura della solidità di un rapporto. Al […]


24 Sep 2017: Italy Paola Cosenza
EQ Café (Paola - Cosenza): "Connettersi con Fiducia"

PRESENTAZIONE DEL WORKSHOP – “CONNECTING WITH TRUST” Connettersi con Fiducia Che cos’è la fiducia, e perché è importante? La si può misurare e accrescere? Potremmo dire che la fiducia è una delle emozioni più importanti: è una componente essenziale di ogni rapporto sano, e forse è persino la misura della solidità di un rapporto. Al […]


26 Sep 2017: Lithuania Vilnius
EQ Café (Vilnius) Connecting with Trust

Kvietimas į EQ Kavinę „Pasitikėjimas“ Kas yra Pasitikėjimas ir kodėl jis svarbus? Kaip mes įvertiname Pasitikėjimą ir ar galima jį padidinti? Tai galbūt svarbiausia emocija iš visų? Pasitikėjimas svarbiausias kuriant sveikus santykius, galbūt net santykių tvirtumo rodiklis. Darbe, mokykloje ir asmeniniame gyvenime Pasitikėjimas palengvina arba apriboja mūsų sugebėjimą kurti ryšį su kitais (ir gal net […]


27 Sep 2017: Italy Verona
EQ Conversation Café (Verona): Connecting with Trust

PRESENTAZIONE DEL WORKSHOP – “CONNECTING WITH TRUST” Connettersi con Fiducia Che cos’è la fiducia, e perché è importante? La si può misurare e accrescere? Potremmo dire che la fiducia è una delle emozioni più importanti: è una componente essenziale di ogni rapporto sano, e forse è persino la misura della solidità di un rapporto. Al […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Oct 2017

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 […]


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 […]


3 Oct 2017: Italy Rovereto (Tn)
EQ Café (Rovereto - TN): "Connettersi con Fiducia"

  PRESENTAZIONE DEL WORKSHOP – “CONNECTING WITH TRUST” Connettersi con Fiducia Che cos’è la fiducia, e perché è importante? La si può misurare e accrescere? Potremmo dire che la fiducia è una delle emozioni più importanti: è una componente essenziale di ogni rapporto sano, e forse è persino la misura della solidità di un rapporto. […]


12 Oct 2017: United Kingdom Sunderland
EQ Café (Sunderland) 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 […]


21 Oct 2017: Italy Milano
EQ Conversation Café (Milano):Puzzle of learning

EQ Conversation Café: Puzzle of Learning Come si impara al meglio?   Molti fanno dell’apprendimento una priorità … nella vita, sul lavoro, a scuola … e molte persone lavorano per aiutare gli altri a imparare. Ci sono volte in cui imparare ci riesce benissimo, altre volte, invece, incontriamo resistenze e frustrazioni. Qual è il segreto […]


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 […]


Nov 2017

6 Nov 2017: United States Santa Barbara CA
EQ Café (Santa Barbara) 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 […]