Welcome to Six Seconds’ Americas region!  Please see…

 

Contact us

 

Contacts in the Americas

Kelli Tebbe

Kelli Tebbe

Program Manager, Education

Drawing on 17 years in education as a teacher, coordinator, director, speaker, and educational leader, Kelli works  with both adults and students to bring emotional intelligence (...Read More

Kelli Tebbe

Kelli Tebbe

Program Manager, Education

Drawing on 17 years in education as a teacher, coordinator, director, speaker, and educational leader, Kelli works  with both adults and students to bring emotional intelligence (EQ) awareness and practice into classrooms and other educational settings. 

Kelli earned her Emotional Intelligence Practitioner Certification in 2016 and shortly after began working as a Network Leader for Six Seconds. Prior to her work with Six Seconds, she spent most of her career working with gifted students.  It was in this work she realized the importance that emotional intelligence must play in education to achieve long lasting success. In a world where answers are at the tip of our fingers, she understands and is able to communicate that we must learn how to problem solve, communicate, and navigate the continuous feed of information we receive daily.  Working with students who have a natural gift to process academic information, it was her role to help them discover the social and emotional elements that were more of a struggle. As this awareness continues to spread to all students and classrooms, it lead to her work with teachers, administrators, and other adults to increase their capacity to use EQ in their daily lives and interactions with students.  Currently she also works as a curriculum and gifted director in a local school district in Ohio where she is able to continue this work.

Drawing on her knowledge of student engagement, Kelli is able to work with both large and small groups of student and adult learners to create experiential and meaningful sessions to increase awareness of EQ using Six Seconds materials and assessments.  Her passion for educating others and seeing the power of EQ in creating long-lasting success has helped numerous school organizations implement social-emotional learning to classrooms.

Besides holding the Emotional Intelligence Practitioner Certification (EQPC), Kelli is also certified as an EQ Educator Trainer and is in progress to hold her certification as an EQ Assessor for the adult and youth versions of the Six Seconds SEI Assessment.  She has presented on Six Seconds and social and emotional learning in the classroom at several conferences. Kelli has a Master of Education in Gifted Education as well as earning a principal and superintendent license from Bowling Green University.

Alice Tubley

Alice Tubley

Program Manager

Alice is a committed advocate for emotionally intelligent communities; an educator and ally, Alice supports EQ practitioners to integrate the concepts into their life and work....Read More

Alice Tubley

Alice Tubley

Program Manager

Alice is a committed advocate for emotionally intelligent communities; an educator and ally, Alice supports EQ practitioners to integrate the concepts into their life and work.

Yoshimi Miyazaki

Yoshimi Miyazaki

SEI Program Manager

Yoshimi leads Six Seconds’ global network of emotional intelligence assessors providing training and support to coaches, consultants, and educators world-wide.  A master trainer...Read More

Yoshimi Miyazaki

Yoshimi Miyazaki

SEI Program Manager

Yoshimi leads Six Seconds’ global network of emotional intelligence assessors providing training and support to coaches, consultants, and educators world-wide.  A master trainer in the SEI Assessment, she has supervised assessment of thousands of individuals and trained hundreds of professionals in a robust methodology to effectively measure and develop emotional intelligence.

As a certified addictions counselor and clinical supervisor, Yoshimi brings a rich background in a career spanning three decades focused on helping people change behavior to live healthy, positive lives.  Prior to joining Six Seconds in 2007, Yoshimi led a variety of counseling and treatment programs focused on addiction recovery using client centered, strengths based and cognitive behavioral approaches. She has facilitated groups and educated clients in substance abuse and directed programs.  Her broad client base included seniors, adolescents, and men and women with diverse multi cultural, economic and sexual preference backgrounds.  This milieu augmented her EQ skills in a natural dynamic manner that has led to Yoshimi to train clients to use the Six Seconds premier assessment tool, the SEI, in the SEI 1:1 Online Certification course.    

David Tubley

David Tubley

Director of Accreditations

With extensive experience bringing EQ into practice, David is an ally to leaders and change makers seeking to create positive change with emotional intelligence. He works with Six ...Read More

David Tubley

David Tubley

Director of Accreditations

With extensive experience bringing EQ into practice, David is an ally to leaders and change makers seeking to create positive change with emotional intelligence. He works with Six Seconds’ practitioners on the Accredited Continuing Education opportunities to develop excellence. He’s based in South Carolina

A veteran US Navy chaplain, David spent 22 years developing individual and family resiliency within the institutions of the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  He is passionate about utilizing emotional intelligence to create positive change in organizations and in the lives of individuals.

David championed emotional intelligence training at various venues within the Navy, personally training thousands of individuals in the Six Seconds EQ competencies in formal classroom and retreat style events.  He is also a contributor in the development of the curriculum, The Inside Path to Change, Six Seconds application of EQ to organizational change

David’s accomplishments include:

  • Facilitating an 18-month intervention for emotional intelligence skills to support change efforts in the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard (see the case study: http://www.6seconds.org/?p=3461).
  • Design & development of research measuring the impact of EQ resiliency training on the retention of first-time members of submarine crews.
  • Keynote address on EQ and Spiritual Fitness at Harvard University’s Negotiation and Leadership Conference.

David is an EQ Master Trainer and a member of Six Seconds’ Advanced Practitioner group and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a Masters of Divinity Degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College and post-graduate work in Organizational Development from the University of South Florida.

Jim Vaive

Jim Vaive

Regional Network Director, North America

In 30 years of building and running a successful business, Jim Vaive learned that leadership is all about people – and that the same interpersonal skills which let people lead in...Read More

Jim Vaive

Jim Vaive

Regional Network Director, North America

In 30 years of building and running a successful business, Jim Vaive learned that leadership is all about people – and that the same interpersonal skills which let people lead in business are essential to leading in personal life. This insight led Jim to pursue Emotional Intelligence, a science he’s brought to dozens of businesses and social ventures to support the creation of value for all stakeholders.

As a “serial entrepreneur,” Jim’s built and sold multiple companies that have done well financially – and done good in their communities. In conjunction with his work in prison ministry, Jim hired and coached ex-offenders to new beginnings.

Blending his business experience with background as a Spiritual Director, a stint in the military, and an emotional intelligence Advanced Practitioner, Jim brings a unique perspective. These “lenses” help him help others to see possibility in people and situations.  This allows him to support leaders and changemakers to a greater depth and understanding of themselves and their clients.

In business venues, Jim speaks the language of CEOs and uses his personal experience to connect with the decision-makers that can escort emotional intelligence through their doors.  He is a consummate salesman and communicates the value of emotional intelligence to business audiences in ways that only a former successful business owner can.

Beyond the business arena, Jim has led multiple projects with nonprofits, education, and prison ministries. In one recent project, Jim worked with individual leaders of a large nonprofit to achieve breakthrough personal and professional growth, blending practical skills to move ahead with the insight and nurture that comes from working at the intersection of emotional and spiritual intelligences.

Jim completed extensive training in Spiritual Direction with the Dominican Sisters and the Spiritual Formation Academy of the United Methodist Church. Jim also holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation as well as both Emotional Intelligence (EQ, Six Seconds) and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ21, Deep Change, Inc.) coaching certifications.

Fiorella Velarde

Fiorella Velarde

Regional Network Director, Latin America

An advocate and teacher with extensive experience applying EQ in all sectors, Fio supports the effective implementation of Six Seconds’ methods in Latin America.
Fiorella Velar...Read More

Fiorella Velarde

Fiorella Velarde

Regional Network Director, Latin America

An advocate and teacher with extensive experience applying EQ in all sectors, Fio supports the effective implementation of Six Seconds’ methods in Latin America.

Fiorella Velarde, M.S; M.Ed, Florida-based psychologist, educator and trainer, is committed to create Value with emotional intelligence by assisting organizations and individuals to reach their full potential in her role of Regional Network Director - LATAM with Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network.

Fiorella Velarde is a deeply experienced integral leadership trainer and strategic facilitator; clients have described her as “compassionately insightful.” She builds trust quickly, evoking courageous conversations through the art of skillful questions, mindful attention, and a thoughtful curiosity of each team’s unique experiences and aspirations. As a seasoned organizational consultant and certified Six Seconds EQPC Certified Practitioner in the United States and Latin America, Fiorella Velarde exhibits a high degree of intercultural understanding that allows her to create momentous integration with the teams she works with.

Her favorite motto? “Emotions Drive People, People Drive Performance”

From corporate directors, complex organizational teams to physicians and academic leaders and parents, she partners with clients’ guiding transformational learning through neuroscience best practices, evidence-based methods and a wealth of professional and practical knowledge. Through high engagement facilitation, Fiorella taps the collective intelligence of groups with a strengths-based, solutions-focused approach. Clients benefit from greater alignment, engagement, creativity, innovation and the energy to move from vision to action and reach their performance and resilience goals. 

Lynette Vaive

Lynette Vaive

Regional Network Director, N.America

Lynette Vaive supports the effective implementation of emotional intelligence coaching and training for individuals and organizations. Recent projects include bringing emotional in...Read More

Lynette Vaive

Lynette Vaive

Regional Network Director, N.America

Lynette Vaive supports the effective implementation of emotional intelligence coaching and training for individuals and organizations. Recent projects include bringing emotional intelligence (EQ) assessments and coaching for…

  • A large team of millennials to develop self-awareness to step forward as future leaders, earning recognition as a transformational leadership experience.
  • The senior executive leadership of a regional food service company to redesign their business strategy for full engagement by discovering their shared Noble Goal.
  • An individual in a coaching case study to take action, making major decisions to intentionally move forward his personal relationships, education, and career.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology (as a Microbiology Lab Supervisor, Infection Prevention Practitioner and Credentialed Trainer for medical software), Lynette blends hard science, business acumen, and coaching expertise. Framing EQ in data-oriented language and combining process improvement experience with EQ business applications allows Lynette to effect change and develop processes and training that resonate within the business context.

Lynette serves as a Mentor Coach for Six Seconds’ coach certification training, supporting new coaches to strengthen their coaching presence and integrate emotional intelligence fully into their practice. She mentors emotional intelligence practitioners to utilize effective experiential learning design and to make training both powerful and meaningful.

Lynette is one of Six Seconds’ Advanced Practitioners and has authored several case studies on this methodology. She holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation as well as both Emotional Intelligence (EQ, Six Seconds) and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ21, Deep Change, Inc.) coaching certifications. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Otterbein University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from The Ohio State University.  Lynette also completed a Master Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, as well as various healthcare certifications and medical software credentials.

Upcoming Events in the region

17 Jul 2019 - 24 Jul:
Certificación Asesor EQ: Virtual 9:00 am ET Hora Miami

Potencie su práctica profesional con el paquete de evaluaciones de inteligencia emocional de prestigio mundial: las herramientas SEI® de Six Seconds. Mida las habilidades que impulsan la transformación y aprenda como desarrollar la capacidad humana en el marco de crecimiento y acción de la inteligencia emocional. SEI ® es un conjunto completo de herramientas para medir y desarrollar los principales impulsores del rendimiento. Las evaluaciones SEI ayudan a los profesionales a obtener mejores resultados del lado del elemento humano; en las organizaciones y grupos.


22 Jul 2019: United States Atherton CA
Unlocking EQ

Dive into Six Seconds’ powerful methodology and learn why, what, & how emotional intelligence works. This is the only course of its kind – ideal for people seeking to incorporate emotional intelligence (EQ) into their work and life. Unlocking EQ (UEQ) is the first step of Six Seconds’ CORE EQ Certification.


22 Jul 2019: United States Mercersburg PA
EQ Café: Anxiety (Mercersburg)

Anxiety in the world is growing and it’s affecting youth and adults. But what IS anxiety? Since it’s a feeling, how can we use emotional intelligence to understand and work with it?

Join this interactive, powerful “EQ Café” to practice emotional intelligence together, and explore answers to these important questions about anxiety. EQ Cafés are insightful, fun sessions for people curious about emotional intelligence to connect and learn together.


23 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul: United States Atherton CA
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. After “Unlocking EQ,” EQPC is the second step of Six Seconds’ CORE EQ Certification.

23 Jul 2019:
Youth Version Assessor Certification (YVAC)

This course provides certification in the SEI-YV and pYV and an understanding of the role of assessments in the overarching field of social emotional learning. This certification introduces participants to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and its demonstrated importance in educational development. Participants will study the Six Seconds’ benchmarks for integrating SEL into a school setting and understand the value of assessments for adults and youth, for integration into curriculum, for classroom climate, and school culture.  The SEI-YV and pYV measures and their applications are a critical part of this process.


25 Jul 2019 - 1 Aug:
Libera tu EQ: Virtual 1 PM ET Hora Miami

Sumérjase en la poderosa metodología de Six Seconds y aprenda qué es la inteligencia emocional, por qué es importante, y de que manera opera.
Este curso , único en su tipo; es ideal para las personas que buscan incorporar la inteligencia emocional (EQ) a su trabajo y a su vida. Libera Tu EQ (UEQ) es el primer paso de la certificación CORE EQ de Six Seconds.

Lo invitamos a una experiencia de inmersión en el enfoque único de Six Seconds para aprender como crear valor con la inteligencia emocional y ver que puede lograr usando este método.


26 Jul 2019: United States Atherton CA
EQ Assessor Certification: Metrics to Apply Emotional Intelligence

Equip your practice with the world-class emotional intelligence assessment suite, the SEI® toolkit. Measure the skills that fuel transformation and unlock human capacity in a framework for growth and action. Following UEQ + EQPC, the EQ Assessor is the final step in the CORE Certification.


29 Jul 2019 - 30 Jul: United States San Jose
EQ Educator Certification

Classroom teachers, counselors, and volunteers learn to facilitate social-emotional learning lessons. Participants walk away with a clear process for SEL instruction, an understanding of Six Seconds model and approach, plus resources & curriculum for 4-8 months of teaching.  While most educators see the value in social-emotional learning, most schools do not have a systematic, comprehensive, developmental approach to these essential skills.


5 Aug 2019: Peru Lima
Libera tu EQ, Perú con Josh Freedman

Sumérjase en la poderosa metodología de Six Seconds y aprenda qué es la inteligencia emocional, por qué es importante, y de que manera opera.
Este curso , único en su tipo; es ideal para las personas que buscan incorporar la inteligencia emocional (EQ) a su trabajo y a su vida. Libera Tu EQ (UEQ) es el primer paso de la certificación CORE EQ de Six Seconds.

Lo invitamos a una experiencia de inmersión en el enfoque único de Six Seconds para aprender como crear valor con la inteligencia emocional y ver que puede lograr usando este método.


6 Aug 2019 - 8 Aug: Peru Lima
Certificación EQ Practitioner: Aumentando con su Capacidad para Transformarse con Inteligencia Emocional - con Josh Freedman

Aumente su dominio de la inteligencia emocional para aumentar su propia efectividad y para ayudar a otros a desarrollar EQ, utilizando la potente metodología y modelo de Six Seconds. Después de asistir a Libera Tu EQ”,  este curso EQPC es el segundo paso en el trayecto CORE de la certificación EQ de Six Seconds. Aprenda de los líderes en el campo cómo elevar su inteligencia emocional  y  apoyar a los demás. Desarrolle una comprensión profunda de EQ  a medida que adquiere nuevas herramientas que puede aplicar de inmediato, y generar un cambio positivo en el trabajo, en el hogar y en la escuela, empezando por usted.


 

 

 

Recent Articles re the AMER Region

Improving Performance in Latin America With Latest Research (10/17/2018) by Fiorella Velarde - Where does Latin America stand on the global rankings in emotional intelligence? New data offers a call to action to leverage intelligently from our strengths, and use EQ as a catalyst for positive change in the region. ...
State of the Heart 2018: The Latest Research on Emotional Intelligence (9/5/2018) by Joshua Freedman - What's happening with emotional intelligence in the world today? Here are the latest insights from the world's most extensive study of EQ. ...
Case: Doubling Down on EQ Culture at ServRx (5/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - It's “the classic problem” of a successful startup: The company was growing, but the culture was not. Here's how they used EQ to double their employee engagement and increase net profit by 110%. ...
Josh Freedman Radio Interview-New Years Optimism (1/5/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on KSCO about spiritual and personal dimensions of empathy in a divided world. What does it take to rise above the news headlines and stay focused on our own optimism? In this hour-long radio interview with thought and spiritual leaders, Josh Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds, joins Reverend Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministries and Bill Saragosa, Native American spiritual leader and retired substance abuse counselor for an in-depth conversation about bringing more… ...
PizzaCo Case: Engaging the Power of Purpose (12/13/2016) by guest - How does a business find meaningful purpose? This business case describes the power of a leadership team discovering their "Noble Goal" as a catalyst for taking the business forward. ...
Building Resilience: A Conversation with Fiorella Velarde (9/18/2016) by Rachel Goodman - What are the essential lessons of emotional intelligence for building a thriving future with emotional intelligence? Fiorella Velarde is a Network Leader for Six Seconds living in Miami, Florida. She has dedicated her life to helping children build resilience in the face of stress and other challenges using the wisdom of EQ and psychology. ...
Jim & Lynette, Spirit of EQ (2/17/2016) by Six Seconds - I was coaching a professional engineer who makes a good deal of money. He was working flipping houses, working long hours, very focused on his work. He has a younger wife and two young children. We were trying to figure out why he was so sad despite having so much material wealth. He said, “I’m not getting along with my wife and my children don’t know me.“ I asked him to go home and ask a question to his wife: "Ask… ...
 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This