Welcome to Six Seconds’ Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI) region, covering Dubai & the other United Arab Emirates, Saudi, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and all around the Arab Gulf, through to South Africa as well as Pakistan & India  

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EQ Contacts in The Middle East, Africa, India (MEAI)

Jayne Morrison, Regional Network Director  

Jayne brings 20 years of operational leadership experience plus extensive expertise in the design and delivery of powerful, scalable learning and development programs. Full Bio | Blog | LinkedIN

Lize Rech, Program Manager

An experienced educator with a passion for supporting schools and parents to be “emotionally intelligent” so they can support students to thrive. LinkedIN | Full Bio

Nayla Doctor, Operations Manager

With a background in design and psychology, Nayla is a Deliverer with a deep commitment to EQ. She ensures Six Seconds’ operations run smoothly to support a world of growing EQ.

Maggie Williams, Executive Coach.  

Maggie has over 25 years international experience in the education and corporate sector. As an executive coach for the Middle East Office and experienced facilitator she can encompass EI to bring further focus on her passion for employee engagement, talent management, training effectiveness, team effectiveness, & leadership skills.  LinkedIN

The EQ Network in MEAI 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

16 Dec 2018: Kuwait Kuwait
Unlocking EQ, Kuwait

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.


17 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec: Kuwait Kuwait
EQ Practitioner Certification: Building Capacity for Transformation with Emotional Intelligence, Kuwait
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.

17 Dec 2018: Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Unlocking EQ, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.


18 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec: Saudi Arabia Jeddah
EQ Educator, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.


20 Jan 2019:
Unlocking EQ: Virtual 7 PM Dubai Time

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.


3 Feb 2019: United Arab Emirates Dubai
Vital Signs Consultant Certification: Virtual 5 PM Dubai Time

Vital Signs are statistically validated measures that capture key information about the people side of performance. Built on a model with solid business logic as well as sound science, the tools connect people’s perceptions and attitudes with hard business outcomes in an actionable, practical framework. ICF Accredited.


6 Feb 2019: South Africa KZN South Africa
Unlocking EQ, South Africa

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.


7 Feb 2019: South Africa KZN South Africa
Brain Profiler Certification, South Africa

The Brain Profiles distill the power of an advanced emotional intelligence assessment tool into one page for compelling, quick, meaningful insight. They are ideal to make EQ into a practical vocabulary in a wide range of learning & development programs through the cycle of talent development, from selection through to development. 


12 Feb 2019: United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Assessor Certification: Supercharge Coaching with Emotional Intelligence, Virtual , Dubai

Ideally coaching supports clients to create positive change – but change doesn’t happen just from “knowing”. Emotions are a key driver for professional and personal transformation. The EQAC equips professionals with a powerful emotional intelligence assessment (the SEI) and the Six Seconds Change MAP as a roadmap for structuring a transformation coaching process fueled by EQ. The course has been approved for 33 ICF Coach Continuing Education units.


17 Feb 2019:
Unlocking EQ: Virtual 7 PM Dubai Time

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.


 

 

 

Recent Articles re the MEAI 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.
Expert Panel: How to Align People+Strategy Using Emotional Intelligence (10/12/2017) by Six Seconds - How can emotional intelligence help clarify vision and get people on the same page? Here are powerful insights from an expert panel from The World EQ Summit
Photo by Vladimir Kudinov on Unsplash Expert Panel: Transforming Stress with Resilience (9/30/2017) by Six Seconds - What is transforming stress with resilience? Stress is rising with profound effects on individual+organizational performance. Our expert panelists share how emotional intelligence unlock our ability to bounce forward.
EQ for UN Children’s Day 2017 (8/22/2017) by Joshua Freedman - Celebrating the 2017 U.N. Universal Children's Day, we're holding "popup festivals" in 100 countries for kids & their adults to learn about emotions, wellbeing, and children's rights -- join the global party!
Adventure + EQ = Learning for Youth (updated for 2017) (6/4/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Can adventure programs use EQ to transform the lives of struggling youth? Many outdoor education or wilderness therapy programs claim to bring about lasting change, but what metrics are they using to evaluate it?  In South Africa, a wilderness gap year program uses Six Seconds' SEI assessment to measure improvements in emotional intelligence, with some real results. One key is collaboration and the other is the personal approach. And third, is the rich natural beauty of the setting where the ...
Six Practical Tips to Collaborate More Effectively (5/30/2017) by Jayne Morrison - Teamwork is all about cooperation and effective collaboration. But it's not always easy. Here are 6 practical tips to help you work better together.
Spreading Emotional Intelligence Across the Middle East (3/13/2017) by Rachel Goodman - The Middle East can be a challenging place to talk about emotional intelligence. Our new Preferred Partners at Indigo are doing just that.
Behind the Veil: Emotional Intelligence & Fear of Muslims (1/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - With resurgent headlines denouncing "Muslim terrorists," I return to my own fear the first time I stepped into a room full of people in veils and headscarves. I felt so far from home, and was shocked at what I learned as I began to glimpse the world behind the veil.
The Business Power of Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East (1/17/2017) by Rachel Goodman - In the "dynamic" business environment of Dubai and the GCC region, what's happening with emotional intelligence in the Middle East? How does Dynamic Learning help leaders build organizations that flourish in the UAE and beyond?
Solafa Batterjee: Spreading EQ Beyond Saudi Arabia (8/9/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Through her nonprofit organization, Doroob, Solafa Batterjee is working to spread emotional intelligence through her humanitarian education work. She says, "My new vision is touching the lives of 2.2 billion children through compassionate empathy."
 

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