Meet Six Seconds’ EQ Ambassadors
Committed to practicing emotional intelligence, and building partnerships to bring these skills to EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
Tiffany VartyEQ Ambassador
Tiffany is passionate about change-making, she is particularly interested in helping people see things from different viewpoints, outside of their own. She believes that “it’s the little things “ like starting conversations with people on the streets, smiling at them, and assuming the best rather than the worst, are some of the best ways to begin a journey in understanding how to practice EQ and enhance the quality of relationships within herself, and with others. She is an EQ Ambassador for Six Seconds, has been with the team for one-year, and finds herself most “at home” when speaking on this topic and its evolution in her own life while at various events helping to grow Six Seconds’ community of practice.
Tiffany was born in São Paulo, Brazil, lives in Arizona and travels as often as possible. She would love to grab an espresso, or non-dairy ice cream with you sometime to start / continue the discussion of how to practice emotional intelligence in your organizations, and in your homes! You can reach Tiffany at [email protected]
Tiffany is also a Managing Partner for her Single Family Office, Varty and Partners’, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. She holds degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Business from Arizona State University in Tempe (Go Sun Devils!), and recently completed education in Portfolio Management and Investments at The George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Previously, she was working alongside her twin sister Natalie as a choreographer in the dance industry for 15 years where she received numerous choreography awards. She loves working and mentoring kids and is admired for her integrity, honesty, and high level of patience. The genesis of her training in EQ, outside of her amazing mother, most likely started, here: mentoring and teaching children! Patience and active listening, while maintaining a calm, cool composure and learning to place your own situations “outside the studio door” allowed for her to practice EQ without knowing that she was a part of a growing, larger community.
She is the creator of DancerSound, a boutique music-editing studio, providing creative solutions and ideas for choreographers, studio owners, dancers, and lovers of music. She still choreographs for her long-time studio, All About Dance in Scottsdale Arizona, is an advocate for the arts, and a member of Nexus Global.
Bakeel YamaniEQ Ambassador
I am a 24 year old global citizen living in Saudi Arabia; when I'm not at work, I am a diver, a blogger, and wherever I go, a people person.
I believe clear is kind... and empathy is the key for a better tomorrow! We rise by lifting others and real change happens when we connect: Connect with ourselves, people around us, communities, and connect to nature.
The two Sustainable Development Goals I'm focused on supporting for the world are SDG1: No Poverty and SDG14: Life Below Water
Victor FergusonEQ Ambassador
"You can faster alone but further together"
Victor is a Community Healer that helps to establish communities of wellness through Restorative Health Sessions. Victor has over 10 years in the health and wellness sector as a trainer, wellness coach, along with training in occupational therapy. He readily researches the newest in wellness studies and performs presentations that are always interactive and informative. He seeks to spread the community model as far as possible to help to improve people's overall health.
Victor believes that an essential part of most of our health is community. He believes that "we are communal beings that experience joy and healing while interacting with each other. This is made intentional with the establishment of wellness communities. Emotional intelligence is a key element that allows people within a community to be able to accept varying views and even constructive criticism without feeling attacked. Healing has so many different aspects, with emotional intelligence being an element that is rarely discussed but having a profound impact in our lives. A healthy community leads to a healthy environment which leads to optimal growth collectively."
Eduardo GonzalezEQ Ambassador
“ I truly believe in peoples potential and that everyone can have the life they dream about if they only have trust, leadership, and know how to communicate as well as manage and navigate their emotions”
During my life, I started to look what to do; Initially I started to live off law, working closely with the first case of civil repair from Peru to USA and fight protecting the rights of the Peruvian families. After that, I started to dedicate my life to photography and from there I got a step closer to my real passion. Photographing, for me, was starting to see different perspectives of what or who I had in front of me; that let me realize there are many different ways and angles to see life.
After working with organizations and having titles as Director and CEO, run and broke my own business and built a new one; I decided to focus on my dream: Make this world a place where it's worth living, where my kids can feel comfortable in being part of.
I've worked on transformational coaching since 2013, studied Ontological Coaching on The Newfield Network, Transsacional Analisis in COPERAT, Theta Healing and more specializations on emotions, body and theater.
Liza JohnsonEQ Ambassador
Dr. Johnson is the author of the emotional intelligence curriculum published by Six Seconds called Know. Choose. Give.: A practical guide for personal and professional success using the Six Seconds emotional intelligence framework. Tested with university students, the workbook provides an implementation plan that can be adaptable for use as an academic course offering as a general education or major requirement and integrated across the institution. Ideal for higher education, the workbook also works in various business and organizational settings that provides a highly effective experiential learning experience.
Her educational background includes B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in School Counseling, M.A. in Organizational Management, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Molly JensenEQ Ambassador
Do what you love and love what you do.
Molly’s focus is to have meaningful interactions with others while creating spaces to connect and study how people work with each other. She has previously attended Google’s SIYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute) which is a two day mindfulness training program rooted in the neuroscience of the brain and emotions. She was offered the opportunity to learn more about the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and MSBR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at Lincoln Center in the Winter of 2018 and most recently had an opportunity to hear Daniel Goleman speak about his research in Emotional Intelligence and how the field is changing at a United Nations conference in early 2019.
Molly is a dynamic and passionate woman ready to help pioneer the field in collaboration with Six Seconds as a Global EQ Ambassador. Her goal is to share cutting edge information and assist others in discovering how to live more meaningful lives through elevated people skills. Her first project with Six Seconds will be the POP-UP Festival in partnership with UNICEF for World Children’s Day in Fall of 2019.
In her spare time, Molly enjoys traveling and experiencing new things. She was a Division 1 Goalkeeper and holds a degree from the George Washington University in Washington DC. She is currently based in New York.
Corey HarnishEQ Ambassador
Corey has made a commitment to increase the overall well-being of the world and instill happiness within the hearts and minds of individuals everywhere. As a life coach and effective facilitator, he believes entertainment is the most powerful tool to achieve this. Corey develops gamified systems for empowering positive social behavior change whether in the classroom, community, or workplace. He is a serial entrepreneur - helping build an ecosystem of social impact entertainment projects that are helping make this world a better place. Most importantly, Corey is a Coach; helping guide people in becoming their best selves personally, socially, and professionally.
Maria Angelica Malpica OlveraEQ Ambassador
Maria Angelica Malpica Olvera
Angie s the first daughter of Dr. Alfonso Malpica Cardenas and Dr. Angelica Olvera Garcia. She has a younger brother, Alfonso Malpica Olvera. Angelica has two great kids Fernando and Angelica. She was born in Tlalnepantla Estate of Mexico on March 3, 1979.
Angelica is the CEO of Grupo CUDEC, a Mexican academic institution with 45 years’ experience in the field of education. Grupo CUDEC provides service to more than 7000 students starting from Pre-school to Doctoral degree. She has a Bachelor of Science Education with a degree of specialist in pedagogical strategies from La Salle University; she has a Masters in Systemic Pedagogy from Universidad Multicultural CUDEC and is currently studying a PhD in Systemic Pedagogy.
Angelica Malpica Olvera has stood out as an international speaker with topics about Systemic Pedagogy, The Colors of Talent, Family Constellations and Emotional Intelligence. She has inspired thousands of parents, teachers and students from different ages in 18 countries around the world with her charisma and deep way of being. Angelica is the author of “Los Colores del Talento” from Cudec´s publishing house, her book has been distributed in Europe and Latin America.
Founder of Talemted Elementary School in 2013, which is inspired by a constructivist –Systemic pedagogical model. In Talemted students are acknowledge for their inherited talents taking their parents support into consideration.Talemted Elementary School has increased its enrollment 360% since it was found.
During her career, Angelica has coordinated different academic projects in Grupo CUDEC and in other international forums like Six Seconds. She has gained experience as a teacher and teacher trainer.
Angelica who sees things clearly has strong convictions and an innate leadership talent. She spends her everyday life with the self-conviction of going beyond what is already established inspiring people with her firm and loving style.
Eternal student, assiduous reader, friend, good food fan, admired and loved by all those who are part of her staff. The love of her professional life is without any doubt her community.
Karla Garcia-TeruelEQ Ambassador
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Karla is a Personal & Team Development Coach with experience as a global leader with blue-chip companies, as an impact investor, a board advisor and a C-level executive and founder of start-ups. Her purpose is to create flourishing societies through catalyzing impact initiatives while building emotional intelligence and mental wellbeing. As a coach, she partners with social entrepreneurs, executives, leaders, and teams to shift perspective, manage change, overcome challenges and harness opportunities to obtain the growth, impact, wellbeing and fulfillment they seek. Her approach is influenced by systems thinking as well as evidence-based methodologies from the fields of positive psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence in order to help create a deeper understanding and generate change.
Her passion for change management, development and growth is a result of her own lived experience growing up as a ‘third-culture’ kid and working across diverse work environments. She left her home country of Mexico at the age of two, and has since lived in nine countries across America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Professionally, she has experience and understanding of a broad range of work environments, from large corporations, to family business, to startups. Prior to becoming a Coach, she worked for 10 years, at both the local and global levels, in the areas of brand strategy, innovation and market research, for companies such as Avon Products and Reckitt Benckiser. In these roles she led cross-functional and culturally diverse teams. Her search for more impactful work led her to the field of impact investing as an investor, social entrepreneur, and board member. The impact investing industry not only helped her grow as person, but also solidified her commitment to social impact.
Courtney KessenichEQ Ambassador
Courtney Kessenich is Mrs. District of Columbia International 2019. Her platform is “Hope for Invisible Wounds.” She is a mental health advocate, who works to provide help for healing from mental anguish caused by trauma. Her goal is to bring understanding and awareness to invisible wounds and help fight the stigma surrounding seeking care.
Invisible wounds can be post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness associated with traumatic events.Courtney is a strategic communications consultant and works as a speechwriter for a federal contractor. She has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience in communications programs, brand management, strategic development, public relations and executive communications.
She has a Master of Science in Marketing and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.In her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling to new places with her husband, trying new restaurants around the District, going to spin classes with friends, getting outside and hiking when the weather is nice and watching SEC football, especially the LSU Tigers!