Welcome to Six Seconds’ Europe region!  On this page, you’ll meet our team members in Europe, see upcoming events, and then find recent articles related to the region.

 

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Ilaria Boffa

Ilaria Boffa

Program Manager

Ilaria has worked for 15 years as Human Resources Manager in multinational corporations.
Her passion and expertise in Performance Management, People Satisfaction & Devel...Read More

Ilaria Boffa

Ilaria Boffa

Program Manager

Ilaria has worked for 15 years as Human Resources Manager in multinational corporations.

Her passion and expertise in Performance Management, People Satisfaction & Development and Ethical Leadership guided her towards the world of Emotional Intelligence.

After diving into the sea of business organizations, she consolidated the profound awareness that a change is needed and possible and this should start from Education.

She became EQ Assessors (SEI, VS) and EQ Educator focusing on training the trainers (coaches, counselors, teachers, educators) internationally.

She provides EQ Certifications and actively works with the Global Office and European team to support and deploy worldwide events and projects.

Ilaria holds a qualification in Economics, she is a Viet Tai Chi Instructor and author of two books of poetry.

Ilaria Iseppato, PhD

Ilaria Iseppato, PhD

Program Manager, Italy

Principali ambiti di interesse e ricerca: disuguaglianze sociali e salute, esperienze di cura e vissuto dei pazienti oncologici, medicina narrativa, terzo settore/non profit, intel...Read More

Ilaria Iseppato, PhD

Ilaria Iseppato, PhD

Program Manager, Italy

Principali ambiti di interesse e ricerca: disuguaglianze sociali e salute, esperienze di cura e vissuto dei pazienti oncologici, medicina narrativa, terzo settore/non profit, intelligenza emotiva.
Autrice di diverse pubblicazioni nell'ambito dei temi di interesse, ha ottenuto numerosi incarichi di consulenza, ricerca, tutorato e docenza presso Università, Aziende Sanitarie, Società private, Enti di Formazione.

Katharine Roff

Katharine Roff

Regional Network Director, Europe

I serve and support individuals, communities and organisations across Europe to develop and practise emotional intelligence everyday. I inspire and enable people to bridge the gap ...Read More

Katharine Roff

Katharine Roff

Regional Network Director, Europe

I serve and support individuals, communities and organisations across Europe to develop and practise emotional intelligence everyday. I inspire and enable people to bridge the gap between thinking and doing to activate positive change by applying the models and measures created by Six Seconds.

The focus of my work is on the power of emotions and behaviour to manage, lead and transform. Key change areas include emotional resilience, leading with empathy, culture change, managing challenge and developing thriving communities and organisations.

Hallmarks of my work include creativity, authenticity, learning through experience, insightful and astute facilitation, sophisticated yet simple content and practical strategies to activate change.

Specialties: Behaviour & attitude development, communication skills including neuro Linguistic Programming, creative thinking, accelerated learning, emotional intelligence and drama for learning.

Lorenzo Fariselli

Lorenzo Fariselli

Regional Network Director, Italy

Behavioral Sciences Specialist  with degree in Psychology and Master in Business Strategy.
Lorenzo’s area of expertise includes:

Assessment and Theoretical model creation
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Lorenzo Fariselli

Lorenzo Fariselli

Regional Network Director, Italy

Behavioral Sciences Specialist  with degree in Psychology and Master in Business Strategy.

Lorenzo’s area of expertise includes:

  • Assessment and Theoretical model creation
  • Emotional Intelligence and Change Management
  • Network Management

He loves to assist clients developing customized solution for leader, team and organization.

Lorenzo is the coauthor of the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment (SEI) and of the Vital Signs Tools (VS) to measure the key drivers of performance and the author of several articles and white papers about the impact of emotions on performance.

In 2006 he started to focus his attention on the Italian market becoming first SEI Master Assessor (2006), Master Trainer for Six Seconds (2006) and VS Master Consultant (2011)

Since 2012 he covers an international role for Six Seconds, the Emotional Intelligence Network.

One of his favorite key concept is wonderfully explained by Steve Job’s statement: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”

Maria Olsson

Maria Olsson

Senior Consultant

Maria Olsson-Bitschnau was the Executive Coach for Six Seconds Middle East (MEA) ‘till she relocated in 2013 to Austria where she is now spreading the EQ work. She brings over 10...Read More

Maria Olsson

Maria Olsson

Senior Consultant

Maria Olsson-Bitschnau was the Executive Coach for Six Seconds Middle East (MEA) ‘till she relocated in 2013 to Austria where she is now spreading the EQ work. She brings over 10 years of experience in the field of business/executive coaching and consulting in the corporate, multicultural business environment

Having worked in lived with many different nationalities and in various countries, Maria has seen first hand that emotional intelligence is the crucial missing link between awareness and results. These are the essential leadership skills that fuel change and performance, enabling us to connect with ourselves and to connect with others.

Her passion is to inspire and support the network in developing and using emotional intelligence.  The result is alignment between individual potential, values and choices.  This integrity creates higher performance in business and life.

Maria is an accredited ACC/ICF Coach, certified Systemic Business Coach, NeuroLeadership Coach, certified EQ Coach and EQ Practitioner as well as VS Consultant. She holds a master’s degree in tourism management and leisure-time economics and was for several years in managerial positions in the field of Marketing and Product Management.

Austria

The EQ Network in Europe includes a wonderful community of emotional intelligence practitioners in business, education, government — plus Network Leader volunteers sharing EQ around the region. In addition, we are honored to partner with a range of business and education organizations utilizing Six Seconds tools and methods as a core of their work.

Upcoming events in the region

Recent Articles re the Europe Region

The Amadori Case: Supplying McDonalds – Organizational Engagement, 
Emotional Intelligence and Performance (2/13/2019) by Joshua Freedman - In a three-year study of AMADORI, a supplier of McDonald’s in Europe, emotional intelligence, individual performance, organizational engagement, and organizational performance were assessed. Emotional intelligence was found to predict 47% of the variation in manager’s performance management scores. Emotional intelligence was also massively correlated with increased organizational engagement with 76% of the variation in engagement predicted by manager EQ. Finally, plants with higher organizational engagement achieved higher bottom-line results building a link between EQ->Engagement->Performance. During this period, employee turnover also… ...
Europe’s Call to Action: Three Key EQ Insights from New Research on the State of the Heart (9/19/2018) by Katharine Roff - What does the world's largest study of emotional intelligence say about EQ in Europe today? Some bad news, but also opportunity that's essential as we grapple with change. ...
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. ...
Hyundai Sets the Pace with Creative Thinking and Being Innovative Training (10/17/2017) by guest - To reach their strategic objectives, Hyundai's manufacturing team in Turkey identified a key need: Agility requires managers to build their creativity. To build those capabilities, here's how Hayatın Ritmi, Six Seconds' Partner in Turkey, is working with the company to leverage the emotional intelligence Brain Talents to set a context for innovation. ...
Connecting with Connectance in Italy (4/6/2017) by Rachel Goodman - What would it take to create an innovative organization where people FEEL the spark to take it higher? Max Presutti tells us the secret. ...
From Italy with Love (and Emotional Intelligence) (2/23/2017) by guest - What is Emotional Intelligence? Can it be taught? Can we do it together? Will it be fun or boring? How can we do so? Don’t we become false if we learn to be what we are not? Written by  Fabio De Luca    Translated from Italian by Adele Denise De Bartolo These are just a few questions that people ask me when I tell them about my job. I personally train every day. I make a mistakes and I start over… ...
Case Study: Amadori-EQ and Sales Performance (1/24/2017) by Rachel Goodman - A new case study, written by Giacomo Nottoli, Lorenzo Fariselli, Fabio Barnabè, Erika Paci in collaboration with Massimiliano Ghini, Joshua Freedman and Paul Stillman, shows dramatic impacts from EQ training on sales performance. Amadori is one of the leading companies in the Italian agro-food sector, an innovative company and specialist in the poultry market. The turnover in 2015 was more than 1.2 billion euros. The Company, founded forty years ago in Cesena, relies on collaboration with over 7,400 workers and has industrial… ...
Emotional Intelligence in Italy: Meet Lorenzo Fariselli (1/11/2017) by Rachel Goodman - What's happening with emotional intelligence in Italy? Meet the leader of the Italian Emotional Intelligence Network, Lorenzo Fariselli. ...
Network Leader Giuliana Salmaso: Leading Change in Italy (4/5/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Changemaker Interview: Network Leader Giuliana Salmaso Giuliana Salmaso, Network Leader for Six Seconds in Italy, is an architect, mother, and EQ educator. She is the Founder of Megas Mind. She has been visiting professor at the Politecnico University in Milan for 5 academic years. Awarded with the Citta' Impresa 2012 prize, a prestigious recognition to innovative Italian talents, Six Seconds interviewed Giuliana about her most recent EQ Café in Padua. Giuliana: The reason why I applied to be the network… ...
EQCEE, Emotional Intelligence in the Czech Republic (3/3/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Ricky Goodman co-leads EQCEE, an organization bringing emotional intelligence to the Czech Republic and Central Europe so business and people thrive. Why does emotional intelligence matter? Throughout my corporate career and in my personal development, coaching lives I have undergone a lot of self-work. I think I know myself better than most people know themselves. However, that also makes me very aware that actually there’s so much more to understand and know. So I went to Six Seconds' EQ Practitioner… ...
 

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