How does emotional intelligence create value – personally and professionally? Panelists from the upcoming conference of North America’s emotional intelligence practitioners (EQ CON June 5-6, San Diego) identify key applications of this breakthrough methodology.







I was working with a business owner in the residential service industry. He hired me to help with the disconnect between his vision/passion and the level of engagement of a majority of his employees. He had tried several different structural changes– creating new job descriptions, implementing performance pay, implementing a philanthropic element– but none of these initiatives significantly moved the needle. They were still experiencing significant turnover, declining productivity and a growing separation between employees and leaders.

Using Six Seconds’ tools– the SEI, Brain Profiles and the Vital Signs toolkit, we were able to identify the root cause of the disengagement. The employees were experiencing their emotions as roadblocks. We identified the root cause of these roadblocks and recommended changes. We enhanced organizational effectiveness by creating a new hiring model. We implemented a “pathway to success” plan for leaders and employees to encourage their development. Our work with them on emotional intelligence has been really effective; it is increasing the bottom line metrics of revenue generation and gross profit.

Learn more about the Six Seconds tool that Goodner uses here. Learn more about Goodner Strategic Consulting, and listen to Goodner speak at EQ CON 2018!





I just did a very memorable one-to-one SEI debrief. My client was recently promoted to the leadership team of this organization, and he was excited to talk with me because he was feeling like something was missing; he felt he was “playing a role” and his new leadership position was uncomfortable, almost as if he was an imposter. As he named how he was feeling, he was able to identify emotions like “uncomfortable, anxious, stressed, doubtful”. It wasn’t until we dug further into it that the emotion of “undeserving” was revealed.  As soon as he said it out loud…he paused and said, “Wow. That feels so good to say that. I actually feel relieved to have said that out loud!”  
This new leader is not alone. As an Emotional Intelligence Consultant and Coach, I work with organizations and leaders and often find that self limiting thoughts and beliefs can stir up all kinds of emotions that ultimately influence decisions, connection with others, and actions. With greater emotional intelligence leaders can grow in their self-awareness so that they can be intentional with their words and actions as they work to create a climate of trust within their organization.
Learn more about Schulte’s work here, and hear more about her EQ strategies at EQ CON 2018!



Hanley Brite’s client was struggling with low company morale, productivity, and sales. Using EQ assessment tools from Six Seconds, to gain actionable data, Brite developed coaching relationships with the three key leaders. They held a series of all-hands meetings and administered a Team Vital Signs (TVS) assessment to measure climate and performance factors.  He structured the intervention process as an engagement strategy and drilled down to four key questions to bring the team together:


1. What is truly important to your team members?
2. How effective are you in managing individual and organizational expectations and goals?
3. Do you know what is expected of you and others?
4. Do you have the communication channels to discuss these expectations properly?
Learn more about Brite’s approach to EQ business coaching and the two major strategies he uses– the full, in depth case study is here. He will be discussing this case in detail at EQ CON 2018!

What superpower will you bring to EQ CON 2018?

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Maria Jackson

Maria Jackson

Program Manager at Six Seconds
Maria Jackson enjoys writing about the personal side of practicing emotional intelligence. Her noble goal is to “nurture inner illumination,” and she feel grateful to work and live in a world where she can practice daily. She shares stories, tips, and inspirations for living EQ in Illuminate, a free, weekly e-mail column ( She'd love to hear from you at [email protected]
Maria Jackson