In business, education, and the community… coaching with emotional intelligence is a powerful approach to support people. In this interview with the team at CoachUrself – Massimiliano & Manuel Caviglia, Sveva Perciabosco – we learn how the skills of emotional intelligence, or EQ, become practical tools to add value.
What’s your Noble Goal?
Our noble goal is helping people developing awareness and understanding that they really can make the difference in their life with a new attitude.
We also think that it is very important to keep working on ourselves so that we can be an example for our clients.
We really want to be what we are teaching people to be!
We know how important it is to develop EQ based skills as we did it in first person.
So, our noble goal is to always have a learner approach to truly support our clients and their needs.
How does emotional intelligence help in your coaching?
As life coaches, we explain our clients that EQ is a relevant key to their success in life and it affects every environment they live in…It impacts their work as well as the way they connect with their family.We strongly believe that happiness depends on how we deal with our emotions.
Our clients, just like everyone else, want to have a meaningful and happy life. EQ awareness is the first step.
What’s one example of how EQ is helping a client of yours?
We ran a project bringing Educational Vital Signs school climate assessment and SEI assessments into two kindergarten schools in Rome, Italy. All educators took the SEI and this was really their first step for improving awareness on how they think, feel and act, or react better! Coaching and training sessions increased their understanding on how EQ impacts the quality of their work.
Teachers learned that navigating emotions and self regulation are crucial competences in dealing with children, and they easily became aware of the importance of one of the Six Seconds Philosophy milestones: the content is the process.
So they started developing new skills to deal with the school’s children and their everyday routines.
Then they experienced the power of EQ in their life, relationships, personal balance and efficacy. They noticed how EQ can transform an individual into a more positive person applying the know yourself, choose yourself and give yourself model. Moreover, we gave them the good news that EQ skills can be all learned and taught and can be always improved!
How is Six Seconds’ approach helping your work?
Working with our coaches, in schools and in business, we started thinking that we needed something tangible to help people to understand what really matters to them, what they want to pursue at work and in life, with whom they want to achieve their objectives, and which skills they need to develop to be successful. Six Seconds gave us a model to integrate into our process, validated tools to measure EQ and the related competencies, as well as the way to approach organizations with reliable assessments that allow clients to focus on vital signs for building development and growth.
What does emotional intelligence do for your own business?
We’re not only passionate about the idea that emotions drive people and people drive performance. We believe that EQ marks the direction that people and organizations have to follow to thrive and be successful. Six Seconds gave us knowledge, tools and paths to bring EQ into the world and develop EQ inside ourselves. We became more aware of how to keep a positive attitude, activate EQ skills, and plan our goals. It is really great to be part of a Network that shares your same values and purposes in life! Challenges are easier to face.
Why did you choose Six Seconds as your EQ partner?
Six Seconds has been our first choice among other possible partners since it is the Leading organization on developing and practicing EQ at multiple levels. It met our values, goals and approach and provided us with strategic tools and resources for the development of our business.