Feeling Assaulted by Headlines: Reaching for Wellbeing with EQ

By: Joshua Freedman on October 3, 2017 | 43 comments
“How are you doing?” Easy enough question, but do you want the Fine answer or a harder one? I’m not being shot at while watching a music festival, not drowning on an island with no power. I’m not being beaten by police officers sworn to protect me, I’m not being bombed for my political beliefs… so really, “Fine” should suffice. But I’m not. I know it's much worse for many, vast numbers, of people facing real trauma. I'm safe and…


Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change: Josh Freedman on Climate One-Updated for 2017

By: Rachel Goodman on April 25, 2017 | 0 comments
The topic of climate change can feel overwhelming. When faced with the possible extinction of species, sea level rise, and other massive changes, it is no wonder the feelings are strong. Feelings can include denial, fear, anger, hope, sadness, hopelessness and resolve. How can we have a personal, respectful conversation with each other about the future when emotions are running high? In this program that recently aired on the public radio show, Climate One, Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman does…


Educating with EQ on WBZ News Radio

By: Six Seconds on September 13, 2015 | 0 comments
Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on WBZ News Radio 1030 on the Jordan Rich show, talking about how to use EQ to navigate emotions in and out of school. Listen here to the whole interview with Josh Freedman and Jordan Rich [s3audio s3url="website/WBZ_JRSHOW-EQ.mp3" responsive="on" /] [Tweet "All students deserve to be taught emotional intelligence skills"] Some highlights of the interview: Jordan Rich: What is a good working definition of Emotional Intelligence? Josh Freedman: "It's a simple idea: We…


Anabel Jensen: Let Empathy Raise the Bottom Line

By: Six Seconds on July 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Six Seconds' Founder Anabel Jensen Featured in Silicon Valley Business JournalClick HERE to read the full article


Anabel Jensen: Top 100 Women of Influence 2015

By: Rachel Goodman on April 9, 2015 | 4 comments
Congratulations to Six Seconds' President and co-founder, Anabel Jensen for being named one of the top 100 Women of Influence for 2015 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. [Tweet "Anabel Jensen named top 100 Women of Influence 2015 by Silicon Valley Business Journal"] It was nearly 18 years ago that Jensen co-founded Six Seconds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching emotional intelligence. She has stated that her goal is to develop 1 billion emotional intelligence practitioners by 2039, which happens…


Emotions and Climate Change: Two Radio Broadcasts

By: Rachel Goodman on February 4, 2015 | 0 comments
updated May 2017 Climate One Radio Shows with Josh Freedman In January, 2016, Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman was a panelist on a Climate One Radio show called "Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change" on public radio. If climate change makes you feel anxious, depressed or powerless, psychologists say you’re not alone. Can talking it out help drive change? Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence (Six Seconds, 2010) Renee Lertzman, Climate Engagement…


Forget IQ, it’s your EQ that matters – The National

By: Six Seconds on February 12, 2013 | 0 comments
Exciting article in The National, UAE, by Andrea Anastasiou, Feb 11 2013: Jayne Morrison, regional director of Six Seconds Middle East and Africa, a non-profit organisation that supports EQ in schools, businesses and families around the world, including the UAE, explains that having a higher EQ makes us more self-aware, which in turn makes us more adept at having fulfilling relationships with others. "We all have emotions, whether we're the manager, the employee, the friend or the parents," she says. "Thoughts,…


Business EQ – SmartFM Jakarta

By: Six Seconds on November 30, 2012 | 0 comments
"Smart Emotion" featuring Anthony Dio Martin, Six Seconds' Country Director for Indonesia, airs weekly on SmartFM in Jakarta.  It's one of the most popular stations, with millions of listeners learning about emotions in business during their morning commute.  Below, listen to this week's broadcast: Martin is joined by Joshua Freedman, author of At the Heart of Leadership and COO of Six Seconds - The Emotional Intelligence Network. In a mix of Bahasa Indonesia and English, the lively discussion focuses on…


EQ for Technology Teachers

By: Six Seconds on February 17, 2012 | 2 comments
It's fairly easy to see how emotional intelligence relates to teaching literature or drama, but do EQ skills have any role in technology? Drs. Susan Stillman & Barbara Fatum have a new article in TechEdge -- the Texas Computer Education Association Journal (this association is the largest of its kind in the US). Technology, Healthy Classrooms and Emotional Intelligence describes current research on EQ and Social Emotional Learning, and provides eight practical action steps for technology teachers to improve instruction…


Press: Santa Cruz Sentinel Profiles Six Seconds

By: Rachel Goodman on September 18, 2011 | 0 comments
Joshua Freedman is spreading the word that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the essential ingredient to make a transformational difference at work, at school, and at home through his work at Six Seconds. By JENNIFER PITTMANPosted: 09/18/11, 12:01 AM PDT |CORRALITOS -- In the complex, global world of business, the subtle nuance of emotion can be one of the most strategic tools to master, according to Joshua Freedman, who heads up Six Seconds, a global nonprofit organization pledging to transform society…


What We Focus On: Abby Sunderland

By: Joshua Freedman on June 30, 2010 | 1 comments
Patty & I were talking about Abby Sunderland's press conference and a comment she made.  Why is the "big story" the accident and rescue -- instead of a 16 year old succeeding to sail 12,000 miles?  I don't know about you, but I heard nothing about the first 11,999 miles... it wasn't a "story" until she was lost.  It raises important questions about where we, the media-plugged-in-world, choose to put our attention.Is this the norm, and how does that affect…


Balancing Working from Home

By: Six Seconds on March 17, 2009 | 0 comments
Jay Grant, network member and wellness coach, is a regular guest on Sacramento & Company.  Here is a clip about working from home and finding a work-life balance while working at home -- including several practical tips!


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