It All Started with A Training…
Each of the women signed up for the EQ Assessor Certification, a 4-day full immersion on Six Seconds’ philosophy, methodology and tools. At the end, upon becoming certified, they would be able to administer the SEI and debrief clients on the results.
As a precursor to the live course, each of the women took the SEI and had a 1-on-1 debrief of their SEI results with Fiorella Velarde, Six Seconds’ Regional Network Director for Latin America. The purpose was to experience the SEI for themselves and identify both their strengths and the areas where they needed to grow their abilities to improve personal or professional outcomes. Each participant also worked on their SEI360 as part of their certification process. 360 allow them to broaden the conversation on how they were perceived by others. It was powerful feedback that supported “why” they needed to walk the talk first.
These assessments, according to Fiorella, marked a turning point in the group’s focus: “I think they were expecting to see and review their EQ results just peripherally and not really use them as part of their certification process, but one of our core beliefs at Six Seconds is that change starts from within. To teach others how to practice emotional intelligence, you have to practice it yourself.”
So the women identified their strengths and challenges and began a process of self-transformation, and they realized they wanted more.
After attending the EQ Assessor course in November 2017, they participated in a series of 4 group coaching calls intended to gain further insight into how to to best use these EQ tools in their personal lives and professional practice.
At the end of the 6-month process, the data from their post-assessments showed remarkable growth – and the women reported feeling more intentional, more purposeful, and more empowered to get the results they want at home and at work.
Let’s take a look at the four life outcomes that were measured pre- and post- coaching:
Extensive research has found that over 55% of the variation in these Life Outcome scores is predicted by emotional intelligence scores. Unsurprisingly, considering the jump in their overall EQ scores, the women experienced big increases in their life outcomes, including an average increase of 22.7% on Quality of Life. Check out the pre and post comparison of the Life Outcomes:
On average, the women experienced an average increase of 21.5% in overall EQ scores over the 6-month period. This overall EQ score is an aggregate of their scores on the 8 competencies of the Six Seconds Model of EQ. Check out the women’s pre and post assessment results on these 8 competencies:
Even more powerful than the data are the women’s own words about their transformational process:
“Through this process, I learned to navigate my emotions instead of rushing through them, which has allowed me to create more meaningful connections with my family, friends and clients.”
“An invaluable opportunity to look below the surface, into my patterns, and understand how they impact the results I get.”
“I learned to understand the powerful messages of my emotions, and to leverage them to energize and inspire others.”
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