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. On this page, meet members of the team, see upcoming events in the region, and see recent articles related to the region

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Jayne Morrison

Jayne Morrison

Regional Network Director, MEAI

Jayne is Regional Director of Six Seconds Middle East, Africa & India, as well as Founder and Executive Partner of Dynamic Learning.  With a decade of experience in EQ, her pa...Read More

Jayne Morrison

Jayne Morrison

Regional Network Director, MEAI

Jayne is Regional Director of Six Seconds Middle East, Africa & India, as well as Founder and Executive Partner of Dynamic Learning.  With a decade of experience in EQ, her passion is maximising the potential of people by supporting them to unlock their value and increase performance both personally and professionally.

Jayne comes from the hospitality sector and brings 25 years of operational leadership experience along with extensive expertise in consulting, coaching, and the design and delivery of powerful, scalable learning and development programs. She has a wide spectrum of experience in learning, organisational change, service, and building world-class teams throughout the Middle East in addition to Africa, India, UK, Europe, China, Russia and America.  Her impressive list of clients include Qatar Airways, Jumeirah, Rotana, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Almarai, Kempinski, Allied Pickfords, Holiday Inn, Parsens Brinkerhof, Drydocks World, Aramex, Richemont, Novartis, Tecom and Emirates NBD.

She holds a Post-Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Learning and Development. Jayne is amongst a handful of Six Seconds’ Advanced Practitioners in Emotional Intelligence in the world, a certified EQ Coach and a Master Trainer of the Six Seconds’ Certification Programs.  She is credentialed to deliver Six Seconds’ tools including the Six Seconds’ Emotional Intelligence Assessment to help individuals develop core competence, and the Vital Signs range of tools to focus leaders and organisations on key issues for change. She is author of the “At the Heart of Service” programs, co-author of “At the Heart of Team Performance”, the “Fundaments of Management Workshops”, “the Brain Profiler Workshop”, and the EQ Advanced Trainer certification program. She is currently engaged in research into EQ and service in the hospitality industry.

Jayne’s infectious enthusiasm and strong commitment combine to create a rich learning environment that enable clients to increase personal, team and organisational performance.

To see Jayne check out this video.

Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Lize Rech

Lize Rech

Program Manager - Middle East, Africa & India

Lize is a dedicated educator and consultant with 21years of experience in education. Lize grew up and was educated in South Africa where she got her Bachelors degree in Education a...Read More

Lize Rech

Lize Rech

Program Manager - Middle East, Africa & India

Lize is a dedicated educator and consultant with 21years of experience in education. Lize grew up and was educated in South Africa where she got her Bachelors degree in Education as well as an Honors degree in English Literature and an Honors degree in Teaching English as a Second or other Language (TESOL).

She has spent almost 19 years teaching in the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. Lize has taught students of all ages from kindergarten, through primary school and high school as well as adults. She also worked as a Principal of a primary school in Dubai.

Lize’s journey into Emotional Intelligence began in 2012 when she first had the opportunity to attend the EQ Practitioner certification in Dubai with Regional Director Jayne Morrison, while working as an English teacher for adults in the hospitality industry for Dynamic Learning, a preferred partner of Six Seconds in the Middle East, Africa and India.

Lize re-attended the EQ Practitioner and in 2015 and then started working for Six Seconds Middle East, Africa and India office in Dubai.  As the Program Manager Lize is responsible for delivering all the virtual programs in the region and certifying people in the Six Seconds Certifications.

She became an Associate Coach with the International Coach Federation after completing the EQ Coach Certification in 2016 to become an EQ Coach.  Lize is currently working on becoming a Professional Coach with the ICF.

Lize is an EQ Advanced Practitioner with Six Seconds as she attended a Master Class in EQ in 2018.

Lize is also a Pilates Mat instructor and enjoys exploring the mind-body connection in her free time.

Her Noble Goal is to understand, support and be there for herself and others.

 

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Nayla Doctor

Nayla Doctor

Operations Manager - Middle East, Africa & India

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....Read More

Nayla Doctor

Nayla Doctor

Operations Manager - Middle East, Africa & India

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.

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

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. ...
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. ...
Profile: EQ in Action Inspires Leadership in South Africa (6/2/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Avril Kidd's company EQ in Action is a Preferred Partner for Six Seconds Africa in South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal Province. Six Seconds spoke with Avril about her work sharing emotional intelligence with leaders in that country. Helping leadership embrace change through the Six Seconds model has been at the center of her work. Why is emotional intelligence important for South Africa? AK: I realized that most companies were making the same mistake. They would, (and I did this myself) promote someone… ...
Qatar Airways: Removing the Stress of Travel (5/20/2016) by Rachel Goodman - Emotional intelligence training for employees reduces stress at Qatar Airways, Six Seconds Preferred Partner We spoke with Kevin Herft, Manager Cabin Services Training, about the value of emotional intelligence for creating the world-class customer experience that is the hallmark of Qatar Airways. Why is there a need for EQ in Qatar Airways? Qatar Airways is undergoing a period of exponential growth and development. In April 2016, the government reported the population of Qatar is at its highest ever; at over… ...
Building Bridges Between U.S. and Middle East (8/3/2015) by Rachel Goodman - EQ Stories: Dr. Yasmeen Al Bulushi, Oman "They thought there was something wrong with me for being flexible with everyone.” –Yasmeen Al Bulushi, Oman One day in the Fall of 2012 Dr. Yasmeen Al Bulushi walked into Republican election headquarters in Pennsylvania to volunteer for the Mitt Romney campaign.  She was visiting the U.S. from Oman as part of a State Department-sponsored democracy training program. Her hosts' first reaction was one of fear and suspicion fueled by a steady diet… ...
Is It Time for Change? (9/14/2014) by Jayne Morrison - "Why I Think This World Should End" is the title of Prince EA's video below -- but it's really about starting something new. Six Seconds' vision is that by 2039, a billion people will be practicing emotional intelligence. We think it will make the world a better place.  Do you? What can you do to support positive change? Join us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvnQ2QB4yc [Tweet "What if a billion people were practicing emotional intelligence? Join The EQ Network!"] ...
Talking EQ in Business – Dubai Style (9/2/2013) by Six Seconds - Why should business leaders care about emotional intelligence?  How to gain this value? Jayne Morrison, Regional Director for Six Seconds Middle East & Africa, was interviewed on Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast show. Jayne shares the basics of emotional intelligence, as well as the strong business case for organisations investing in the EQ of their leaders. Listen to the whole interview here: ...
Forget IQ, it’s your EQ that matters – The National (2/12/2013) by Six Seconds - Jayne Morrison: "People with higher EQs have more meaningful relationships because they have a greater sense of self-awareness, they understand their emotions and how these drive their thoughts and behaviours, and are mindful of how these affect others. People with higher EQs also make intentional choices in their interactions with others, using consequential thinking before taking action instead of drifting through life on autopilot." ...
Leadership Success and Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East (8/7/2010) by Joshua Freedman - How important is emotional intelligence in a hard-driving business environment of the UAE? A study with leaders at Dubai Knowledge Village says: EQ is essential. ...
Smart Parenting (Aquarius Magazine, Dubai) (7/18/2009) by Joshua Freedman - August 2009 Screaming toddlers and moody teenagers have something in common -- they are both emotionally charged. Louisa Wilkins speaks to the experts about how to handle your children in an emotionally intelligent way to ensure positive results. The summer sun was beating down on the small patch of cement, heating up the already heated stand off between me and my three-year-old. She wanted to stay and play. I wanted to get in the car and go home. She looks… ...
 

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