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Sneak Peek: Does EQ Solve Workplace Challenges?


** Note:  The full 2012 Workplace Issues Report is now online ** Since 2006, the Workplace Issues Report tracks changing views of the challenges people face at work — and how EQ is seen as part of the solution. One finding in this year’s report shows:  Participants see “people issues” as 75% more significant than […]

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EQ Empowers Young Saudi Women for Business


Saudi Arabia’s first female team won the national competition in a pioneering program for young entrepreneurs. Emotional intelligence training and coaching equipped the girls with a competitive edge as they prepared to represent their company and country in the regional Injaz Al Arab 2011 Finals. The six high-school girls created a winning company, CATALYST, and learned invaluable skills about leadership, business, faith, and themselves.

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What, How, Why: Transforming with EQ


If we don’t shift gears, we are choosing global devastation — socially, environmentally, economically — and while millions of people are working to make things better, humanity is still finding it incredibly difficult to change the game to a sustainable, prosperous, and joyful future.  At Six Seconds we’ve found incredibly powerful methods of catalyzing positive […]

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Anabel Jensen Awarded 2012 CAG Distinguished Service Award

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Dear Six Seconds Community, I have some exciting and enticing news to share with all of you. Anabel has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Distinguished Service Award from the Bay Area Region.  This award is given to one member in the GATE community for outstanding contributions […]

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Are We Wired for Empathy?


What do mirror neurons teach about us about our empathy? This week, leading neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni visited with Six Seconds’ Master Class in Pajaro Dunes, California, for an oceanside chat on mirror neurons and their relationship to empathy and learning.  A few of us collected some of the takeaways: What are Mirror Neurons? Mirror neurons are “smart […]

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Emotional Intelligence for Coaching


Is emotional intelligence important for coaches and coaching clients?  Why? Here are six ideas, please comment and add your perspective. EQ Equips Coaching Clients: Coaching clients are looking to create change – and most change fails because of a lack of understanding the human, emotional drivers.  By developing and using their EQ, clients are able […]

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SEI/SEI-YV for Educator Certification (Virtual)– only 4 spaces left!!


SPECIAL EVENT:  Only four spaces still available! Course begins next week! A SEI and SEI/YV Virtual Certification with focus on the SEI-YV for Educators.   THIS SMALL GROUP COURSE WILL MEET TWICE A WEEK FOR THREE WEEKS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 5-6:30 PM Pacific Time, JANUARY 17-FEBRUARY 2, 2012.   EDUCATORS: Learn to use the SEI-YV […]

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One in Four Workers Are Depressed

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  Disturbing findings from the 2011 Global Mindset Index shows that: one in four employees (23%) worldwide identifies with five or more of the key factors in depression (as outlined by the World Health Organisation) only 12% of the global workforce expressed feeling generally optimistic only 14% of respondents said they felt inspired by their […]

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Gratitude for Technology


My friend, Dr. Glen Gatin, from Manitoba, Canada, is a social media expert, who naturally shares my passion for technology. We were talking about our gratitude for the social media that allows us to connect with each other and with our families, friends, and  colleagues around the world.  I asked Glen to co-author a blog […]

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Free Upcoming Webinar on Six Seconds’ Toolkit


  What: Implementing Social Emotional Learning: 6 Seconds Toolkit, Core tools and practices for making social emotional learning effective. There is growing interest in the US and internationally on social emotional learning — the process of teaching the skills of emotional intelligence.  It turns out that children who develop these skills do better academically and socially, […]

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