Middle East, Africa & India

middle-east & africa mapWelcome 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  Please see below for contacts in this region, plus upcoming events and recent articles.

MEAI Contacts

jayne-morrison-magazineJayne 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.
Bio | Blog | LinkedIN

nasreen_picNasreen Kawash, Operations Director MEAI. Nasreen has joined the Six Seconds MEA team to support the vision that “by 2039 one billion people will be practicing EQ.” Nasreen is a fully certified Six Seconds EQ practitioner, assessor, coach and vital signs consultant, equipped with a strong background in international client relations and a passionate belief that EQ is pivotal to fuelling human capacity in order to achieve tangible, positive and sustainable change. LinkedIN

maggie-williamsMaggie 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

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Lize Rech, Education Consultant. 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

NaylaNayla Doctor,  Operations Support. Nayla provides administrative support and experience to the Six Seconds Middle East & Africa team. Nayla shares Six Seconds’ vision and is passionate about creating awareness for EI.

 

MEAI Preferred Partners

Dynamic Learning – we partner with clients to create environments that drive positive change. (UAE – Dubai)

Qatar Airways – The Customer Experience Department is rolling customized EQ training out to all on-board leaders to further improve QA’s world class service. (Qatar – Doha)

Doroob – Empowering children to become leaders of positive change. (Saudi Arabia -Jeddah)

MegaBiz – leadership, change, and organizational performance (Saudi Arabia -Jeddah)

EQ in ACTION – developing emotional intelligence for sustainable success in business and life. (South Africa – Durban)

Valmar International – experts in EQ for improving leadership, sales, and customer experience (India – Mumbai)

PotenciaMentis – EQ consulting and training focused on inspiring and supporting women leaders (India – Delhi)

EQ Pakistan – training in emotional intelligence in business and education (Pakistan – Brunei Darussalam)

 

Upcoming Events in MEAI

Date / City Event
11 Feb 2016 - 14 Feb
United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Coach Certification

Coaching is a powerful process to support people to create positive change – which takes thoughts, feelings, and actions working together. This course equips you to get started as a coach. You’ll learn to apply International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies for the essentials of coaching; a transformational emotional intelligence framework to make coaching highly effective; plus practical tools to provide metrics for growth.

13 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar
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.
27 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar
Saudi Arabia Jeddah
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.

10 Apr 2016 - 13 Apr
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 EQ. The course has been approved for 28.5 ICF Coach Continuing Education units.

18 Apr 2016 - 19 Apr
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.

29 May 2016 - 2 Jun
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.
20 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun
South Africa South Africa
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.
16 Oct 2016 - 20 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.
23 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct
United Arab Emirates Dubai
Advanced EQ Trainer Certification

In addition to powerful EQ tools, Six Seconds’ programs work because we teach the way the brain learns. This brain-based, humanistic, emotionally rich pedagogy creates transformational learning experiences by engaging head, heart, and hands. Join this course to learn how.

8 Nov 2016 - 9 Nov
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.

Articles & Posts from MEAI

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Emotional Intelligence Key to Positive Change in Saudi Arabia and Sudan

By: Rachel Goodman on December 28, 2015 | 1 comments
Emotional Intelligence Key to Positive Change in Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dubai, UAE (December 22, 2015):  Doroob becomes the first “Preferred Partner” for bringing emotional intelligence to education in Saudi Arabia and Sudan, offering robust tools and methods to support school children, educators, parents and communities in implementing social emotional learning. The data is increasingly compelling: the learnable, measurable skills of emotional intelligence are key to performance.  But how can this science turn into action for children in Saudi Arabia…

 

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Oman Conference Teaches Bankers EQ Skills

By: Rachel Goodman on September 7, 2015 | 0 comments
The conference room at the Oman Banking Institute Symposium was full of people from an industry often focused on the bottom line and data. What place do emotions have in this world? Plenty, it turns out.  The 3-day workshop was called ‘Improving Institutional Performance Through Emotional Intelligence.’ and its focus was women's leadership, communication skills and stress management in the banking industry. Presenters were Six Seconds' Jayne Morrison, Regional Network Director, Middle East/Africa:      Ramona Miranda, Founder of INSPIRA:      Dr. Yasmin Al Bulushi,…

 

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Building Bridges Between U.S. and Middle East

By: Rachel Goodman on August 3, 2015 | 3 comments
EQ Stories: Dr. Yasmeen Al Bulushi, Oman"They thought there was something wrong with me for being flexible with everyone.” –Yasmeen Al Bulushi, OmanOne day in the Fall of 2012 Dr. Yasmeen Al Bulushi walked into Republican election headquarters in Pennsylvania to volunteer for the Mitt Romney campaign.  She was visiting the U.S. from Oman as part of a State Department-sponsored democracy training program. Her hosts' first reaction was one of fear and suspicion fueled by a steady diet of negative…

 

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INSPIRA India Inspires Women Leaders

By: Rachel Goodman on June 30, 2015 | 1 comments
Although women in India are entering the workforce in increasing numbers, almost half drop out between early and mid-career. In India women comprise 24% of the workforce, and only 5% reach the top, compared to the global average of 20%. In addition, there are 1500 board seats to fill (Current Catalyst Census) and only 9.5% women sit on the board of the top 200 companies. The Companies Act, 2013 , passed by the Indian parliament, makes it mandatory for public…

 

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EQ Stories: Six Seconds and Rotary in India

By: Six Seconds on April 15, 2015 | 0 comments
         by Jayne Morrison and Dexter VallesSix Seconds India joined forces, in a first of its kind collaboration, with the Rotary Club of Deonar, Mumbai, to host a Leadership Seminar for the entire Rotary District 3140, http://rotarymumbaibkc.org/RID.html totaling 143 Rotary Clubs and over 7,000 members. The event was held at the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences ( TISS ) at their state of the art Convention  Centre at the New TISS Campus, Deonar, Mumbai on 28th March 2015The…

 

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Is It Time for Change?

By: Jayne Morrison on September 14, 2014 | 2 comments
"Why I Think This World Should End" is the title of Prince EA's video below -- but it's really about starting something new. Six Seconds' vision is that by 2039, a billion people will be practicing emotional intelligence. We think it will make the world a better place.  Do you? What can you do to support positive change? Join us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvnQ2QB4yc [Tweet "What if a billion people were practicing emotional intelligence? Join The EQ Network!"]

 

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Infographic: The Bottom Line on Employee Engagement

By: Jayne Morrison on September 5, 2014 | 3 comments
Compelling infographic below from BI WORLDWIDE.  Put this in front of your senior leaders. For years we've heard chat about employee engagement, yet all too often leaders make three tragic mistakes: 1. This as a "nice to have" instead of confronting reality: Employee engagement is the lifeblood of performance.  See below and this article.   2. We can increase engagement just by talking about it: Employees become engaged due to their emotional experience. Here's why.   3. Surface "fluff" like perks will…

 

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Is Your Leadership About Mushrooms or Sunflowers?

By: Jayne Morrison on May 28, 2014 | 2 comments
During a discussion on engagement and the role of leaders this week, one participant shared a quote attributed to Homer Simpson, “If you don’t like your job... you just go in every day and do it really half-assed.” So true! What’s the affect? Disengagement is contagious.  As colleagues tune out, more and more people do ‘half-assed’ jobs.  As a consequence productivity and service are affected, directly impacting results across the organisation.     What drives organisational commitment? In the Vital…

 

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Time to redefine “engagement”?

By: Jayne Morrison on April 20, 2014 | 11 comments
Talking to leaders at a recent conference, I felt a sense of real concern regarding the question of engagement.  Not surprising considering that the 2013 Gallup State of the Global Workplace Report shows that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged and that the 2014 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends research shows that 78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement as important (26% rate it as urgent). Trends that remain essentially unchanged for a decade...  Perhaps because we don't…

 

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Jayne Morrison on the Business Value of EQ

By: Six Seconds on April 11, 2014 | 0 comments
Robin Hills from Ei4Change has done a wonderful job of editing a mini interview he did with Jayne Morrison at the EQ Africa Summit -- about Jayne's work with Six Seconds spreading emotional intelligence, and particularly how to bring EQ to serious businesses.  An excerpt is below. [s3audio s3url="website/Jayne_Morrison.wav" /] [caption id="attachment_11944" align="alignright" width="300"] Six Seconds members with Jayne Morrison at the South Africa Summit. Photo from Jonathan Low.[/caption] "The key learning for me over the last decade… when I’m speaking with…

 

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State of the Heart Report

By: Joshua Freedman on March 10, 2014 | 18 comments
What is the status of emotional intelligence in the world today? For the first time ever, a view of world-wide data on key strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats for EQ globally. Drawing on a database of over 75,000 assessments, a global sample was created to generate a balanced basis of comparison of EQ in 2011-2013, in the 3 regions of the world: APAC, AMER, EMEA. Receive the full report by email: [email-download download_id="11806" contact_form_id="5771"]   A few key findings:…

 

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Talking EQ in Business – Dubai Style

By: Six Seconds on September 2, 2013 | 4 comments
Why should business leaders care about emotional intelligence?  How to gain this value? Jayne Morrison, Regional Director for Six Seconds Middle East & Africa, was interviewed on Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast show. Jayne shares the basics of emotional intelligence, as well as the strong business case for organisations investing in the EQ of their leaders. Listen to the whole interview here:

 

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