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

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

11 Jun 2019 - 6 Nov: Kenya Nairobi
EQ Café: Anxiety (Nairobi, Kenya)

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.


19 Jun 2019 - 19 Nov: South Africa Cape Town
EQ Café: Anxiety (Cape Town, South Africa)

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.


21 Jul 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.


4 Aug 2019:
Brain Profiler Virtual Certification 7 PM Dubai Time

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. 


5 Aug 2019:
Youth Version Assessor Certification (YVAC) (MEAI Region)

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.


13 Aug 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.


8 Sep 2019:
Facilitator Integration (Virtual, Dubai Time) - Prerequisite to the Certified EQ Facilitator

How do you “translate” the powerful insights & tools from the EQ Core  (UEQ + PC + AC) into effective learning modules for your clients/students? The Facilitator Integration (FI) is a special program for EQ Core grads, supporting you to integrate & apply your learning to practical application.


22 Sep 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.


30 Sep 2019: United Arab Emirates Dubai
Unlocking EQ, Dubai, UAE

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.


1 Oct 2019 - 3 Oct: United Arab Emirates Dubai
EQ Practitioner Certification: Building Capacity for Transformation with Emotional Intelligence, Dubai
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.

 

 

 

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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