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

Imran Mulla, Regional Operations Director

A vivacious communicator, brilliant motivator and convincing speaker, Imran brings 15 years of cross functional expertise and experience in strategic planning and execution plus design and delivery of effective learning and development programs. 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 Coordinator

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

18 Jun 2018 - 19 Jun: South Africa Durban
Self Direction and Purpose workshop (12 ACE Units)

Spiritual Emotional Intelligence (SEQ) is all about connection—to yourself, people you know, and the larger world. How can we live more congruently, more often? You might think of SEQ as a way to supercharge the Noble Goal—that overarching sense of purpose that helps us stay in alignment across all areas of our lives.

When we consider both the spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves, we gain new perspectives about ourselves and our relationships. Building on the SEI (Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment), this new SEQ assessment includes additional questions to capture the connection dimension in three domains:  Awareness, Belonging, and Insight.


19 Jun 2018: India Hyderabad
EQ Café: Community (Hyderabad, India)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


20 Jun 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai Business Bay
EQ Café: Community (Dubai, UAE)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


20 Jun 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai Business Bay
EQ Café: Community (Dubai, UAE)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


21 Jun 2018: Kenya Nairobi
EQ Café: Community (Nairobi, Kenya)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


23 Jun 2018:
EQ Café: Community (Windhoek, Namibia)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


24 Jun 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
SEI-YV Training for EQ Assessors: Virtual 10 AM Dubai Time

The SEI-YV online and e-learning course is designed for previously Certified EQ Assessors who would like to work with youth using the Six Seconds SEI-YV assessment tool.


25 Jun 2018: Jordan Amman Jordan
EQ Café: Community (Amman, Jordan)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


26 Jun 2018: Jordan Amman Jordan
EQ Café: Community 2 (Amman, Jordan)

What is a “community” and how do we make them work well?

We are each part of many communities – they can sustain and support us… but that’s not always the case. What happens when community is strong, and what are the elements that make it so? Even more importantly… what’s your part in it… and how can your unique talents contribute to community?

Join this insightful, interactive EQ Cafe to practice emotional intelligence as we discover answers to these important questions, and see how to use “emotional intelligence” as a powerful ingredient for creating thriving communities.


1 Jul 2018: United Arab Emirates Dubai
Vital Signs Consultant Certification: Virtual 10 AM 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.


 

 

 

Recent Articles re the MEAI Region

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."
The Dance of Coaching: Hayatin Ritmi’s Erdem Ercan (6/21/2016) by Rachel Goodman - How is coaching like dancing? It's all about finding the grace and emotional intelligence in everyone, and in oneself, says Erdem Ercan, head of Hyatin Ritmi of Istanbul, Turkey. See how this dance instructor turned coach tunes in to his clients.