Your EQ Team
Supporting the global EQ community
Meet Your EQ Team
- Middle East, Africa & India
- North America
- Global Office
Lorenzo FariselliRegional Network Director, Europe & Italy
My Noble Goal is... To foster the building of places where everyone has the opportunity to improve themselves
My work is about... To support the growing of Italian network and to unblock the emotional efficacy inside organizations
Professional accomplishments include... I've been in Six Seconds since 2005 and looking back I'm proud to share my favorite milestones with you:
1. the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessment started as my thesis. I was also in the developing and validating team of the Vital Signs for Organizational Performance and Brain Profiles assessments. Using these tools, I wrote 8 case studies and white papers, showing the relationship between emotional intelligence and performance
2. In 2013 I found and managed the first group of Preferred Partners in the history of Six Seconds. This step brought a lot of changes and in 2019 I founded a division focused on the corporate sector named EQ Biz, with the collaboration of all the Italian preferred partners. A collaborative network of partners ready to support and transform organizations through emotional intelligence!
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. it gives people more clarity about what's really important in their lives and the freedom to remain the same or do something to change their own world. Emotional intelligence, if we want, is the key a human being has to take a transformative and evolutive step forward. We can do it if our actions will be the result of a perfect alignment of what, how, and why. Really hard...and at the same time POSSIBLE.
Favorite... “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs
I'd love to talk to you about ... past experiences, lessons learned, and future projects and goals. I love to live the present by doing sports and eating and joking with friends!
Jayne Morrison, PCCRegional Network Director, Six Seconds Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI)
Jayne Morrison, PCC
My Noble Goal is... To support myself and others to be more
My work is about... Together with the MEAI team, my key goal is to grow the Six Seconds network across the Middle East, Africa & Indian regions
Professional accomplishments include...
...Having started with a blank canvas 15 years ago, I've led the growth of a thriving network across the MEAI region. This has included delivering hundreds of certification programs, consulting with multiple international organisations and creating space for people to create ripples to support the practice of EQ throughout the region.
...In 2014 we held the first "EQ Cafe" in Dubai and it has been incredibly gratifying to see these community events spread globally, lead today by 100s of Network Leaders. In 2017 we hosted the first EQ Summit in Dubai, attended by people from over 25 countries.
...I am an ICF PCC coach and also the co-author of the Six Seconds' EQ Advanced Facilitator and EQ Consultant pathways, as well as author of the EQ Insights series of programs.
A few past experiences... Prior to joining Six Seconds, I worked in the hospitality sector gaining a wide spectrum of
experience in consulting, and supporting organisational change, service, and building world-class teams throughout the Middle East in addition to Africa, India, UK, Europe, China, Russia and America. In 2004 I founded Dynamic Learning in Dubai and this became the platform from which I joined Six Seconds.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. that I've seen how it can support people to live and lead their lives more purposefully
Background... I'm a global citizen, with a multi-cultural family, who's had the good fortune to live in six countries - and in the past 20 witness the dynamic change across the Middle East
Favorite... whether at home or far away, my favourite moments are spent making memories with my partner and our grown-up children
I'd love to talk to you about ... how EQ can support their journey to be more
Natalie RoitmanRegional Network Director China, Spain & France
My Noble Goal is... co-create spaces abundant of care, wisdom and authenticity
My work is about... developing the EQ Network in the Greater China region
Professional accomplishments include... the team and I have grown the EQ network in China by 20x over the last 5 years, now with over 200 active certified coaches, assessors, educators and practitioners. We have an active, engaged group of volunteer Network Leaders providing free programs to 1000s of people, plus a large following on WeChat and our other online platforms. I support the growth of the network by facilitating Six Seconds Certifications in Chinese and with our team provide a platform for all our certified to support others practice EQ.
I am the co-author of the EQ Gym workbook and co-created the EQ Gym Book Club, including the EQ Gym Book Club for Parents. I am also a co-author of the new Self Science curriculum. I am an EQ Coach (ACC) since 2018.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds I worked in an HR consultancy firm in Beijing, training EQ Leaders and designing assessment centers for 500 Fortune companies and top 100 Chinese companies. I co-founded a French- Chinese Montessori Kindergarten.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I have seen how it can help individuals and organisations to transform themselves and create positive change
Background... I grew up in Argentina and Israel before moving to China for 13 years, and since 2017 I live in France, La Rochelle. My roots are in many different places and cultures.
Favorite... I love living close to the ocean and eating salty butter caramel crepes!
I'd love to talk to you about ... If you are interested in how EQ can help us to be better coaches and parents - I would love to connect!
Sue McNamara, PhD, PCCRegional Network Director - Asia Pacific
Sue McNamara, PhD, PCC
My Noble Goal is... To support people to create their own positive growth in order to thrive
My work is about... Supporting the Six Seconds network members, certified practitioners and partners in Asia Pacific to thrive in order for them to support others to flourish
Professional accomplishments include...
... I've led the growth of a thriving Six Seconds network across Asia Pacific, being joined along the way by a wonderful team of partners, certified practitioners, volunteer network leaders and advocates.
.. I've delivered thousands of assessments, certification, consulting and integration programmes creating positive growth in individuals, corporate and educational organisations.
... My Doctoral research used the Six Seconds tools and methodologies to investigate the relationship between parent/child and teacher/student emotionally intelligent behaviours. The results of which showed that when significant adults in children's lives enhance their own emotional intelligence, so too do the children in their care.
... I advocate an evidence-based approach, blending the neuroscience of change and learning, strong data with practical processes to improve learning and the application of EQ Skills.
A few past experiences... Prior to joining Six Seconds, I have worked in many sectors, including; learning and development, consulting, education, hospitality, travel, marketing, sales and shipbuilding! Through these roles I have gained a wide range of experience supporting, individuals, leaders, teams and organisations to grow and thrive.
... During my time in Asia, in addition to leading the Six Seconds team, I was an Adjunct Associate Professor and Programme Lead of Soft Skills with the Institute for Engineering Leaders and a Consultant Advisor to the Centre for Future Ready Graduates at the National University of Singapore.
... I am a long standing Board Member and Chair of the Pastoral and Safeguarding Committee at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….I have seen the positive difference practicing EQ brings to people of all ages and to those around them.
Background... I identify as a global citizen, growing up in the UK and having lived and worked in Spain, Austria, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.
Favorite... My favourite thing to do is spending time with my family, particularly when combined with skiing!
I'd love to talk to you about ... How you can create your own positive growth, through utilising EQ, to thrive.
Yasuhiro TanabeRegional Network Director, Japan
Yasuhiro Tanabe is a National Certified Career Coach in Japan and leadership consultant, also member of National Career Development Association (GCDF-NCDA). He brings over 15 years of organizational development, training and leadership coaching experience to his clients using EQ theory and concepts. He designs management and leadership programs for companies for all sectors including business, private non profits, governmental offices, and universities. His presentations are cross-cultural delivered in Japan, Asia, and North America. His focus is on helping people use emotional intelligence to reach their career goals.
A member of Six Seconds’ Master Trainer group, Tanabe holds a BA in Management from the Tohoku University Japan and an MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan, Graduate University. He also has a career in airline industry approximately 20 years.
Tanabe has been providing the EQ based management and leadership training programs to Japanese firms more than 100 times a year such as automobile industry, electrical manufactures, Banking, Tokyo City offices, several prefectures’ chamber of commerce, and so on. He is also providing lectures in the Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan.
Joshua FreedmanChief Executive Officer
My Noble Goal is... To inspire compassionate wisdom.
My work is about... People! Coaching, storytelling, aligning, researching.
Professional accomplishments include...
... As a cofounder of Six Seconds, I've led emotional intelligence programs in 50+ countries, and supported the startup of dozens of team to grow EQ around the globe, and together we've built a thriving community that's engaged over 7 million people to learn & grow emotional intelligence.
... Partnering with leaders, I've cocreated numerous EQ development programs for organizations such as FedEx, the US Navy, HSBC, Intel, Amazon, and the United Nations, all with measurable results in strengthening the people-side of performance - I hope you'll check out the case study library.
... Together with an incredibly heartful global team, I'm proud that we are partners with UNICEF World Children's Day to bring emotional intelligence insights to millions of young people for free. This joyful and creative program supports wellbeing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: POP-UP Festival
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds I started multiple businesses, including becoming a licensed building contractor. I first learned about emotional intelligence as a middle school teacher and administrator at Nueva School the same year Daniel Goleman came to visit (and then he wrote about the approach as one of two model programs in the world). I also worked as a stage manager and technical director in theater.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. There's a moment when people realize their emotions matter... and they have choice about their own feelings, thoughts & actions... and I relish the spark that shines in those times. Freedom. Authenticity. Purpose.
Pronouns... he/him. Background... I grew up in Berkeley, California, and now live in a small rural town. For the last 10 years pre-pandemic, I was traveling internationally, 'on the road' for more than half of each year.
Favorite... I love cooking, and recently learned to make a great pizza.
I'd love to talk to you about ... Emotions, neuroscience, change, leadership, the SDGs... and coaching.
Anabel Jensen, PhDPresident
Anabel Jensen, PhD
With over 30 years of pioneering work in emotional intelligence education, Anabel is an inspiring and caring speaker who helps people find the best in themselves and each other. Anabel says people pay attention to less than 30% of what you say, but 70% of what you do, so she models the lessons she teaches.
Anabel was the principal of Nueva School when Daniel Goleman came and wrote about the model emotional intelligence program there; under her guidance the school also won two Federal Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Education. She’s started two schools, together with Karen McCown, founded the remarkable lab school educating future change makers: Synapse.
As the Founding President of Six Seconds EQ Network, Dr. Jensen has co-authored four books on teaching EQ, written numerous articles, and trained over 15,000 educators and leaders around the globe. She has taught the principles of emotional intelligence all over the country and beyond.
Anabel is the lead author of the SEI-YV, Six Seconds’ emotional intelligence assessment for children. She’s coauthor of Self-Science, the emotional intelligence curriculum, as well as numerous articles, books, an programs including Trust or Doubt: Essential Strategies to Co-Create Thriving Teaching Teams, the Think Feel Act Cards, and A Teacher’s Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving, as well a numerous articles offering practical inspiration to use emotional intelligence -- please see this archive of Anabel’s blog on 6seconds.org
In addition to her leadership at Six Seconds, she is Emeritus Professor of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University. Her background includes the teaching and supervising of instruction from preschool to the university level. Anabel received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include a passion for reading, the building and consuming of gourmet desserts, the construction of various hand-crafted projects, and surfing the net for new ideas. She is very active in a variety of church and community service projects. She has one son, Caleb.
Patty FreedmanCreative Director
My Noble Goal is... To use my voice so that others may use theirs
My work is about... telling stories with colors, data and words to help people make friends with their emotions
Professional accomplishments include...
... Director of POP-UP Festival in partnership with UNICEF World Children's Day reaching 3M children and families to support their emotional wellbeing and take action for the Sustainable Development goals
... Keynote Speaker at the first United Nations conference on Emotional Intelligence
... Co-Creator Six Seconds Youtube Channel
... Leading a fantastic team of people in Six Seconds' marketing and communications team - reaching over 1.5 million people per year on our website alone
A few past experiences... I'm a visual thinker and endlessly curious about the world. I'm an avid podcast listener and love to bring new ideas, research and stories to our team.
Nothing makes me happier than working on a big creative project. I especially like opportunities for Six Seconds to partner with other organizations to deliver experiences to a global audience.
I'm endlessly grateful for our Six Seconds community and the time I've spent traveling learning how much we have in common. Although I've spent less time in airports in the last couple of years, I've been energized by the innovative ways we've learned to connect using technology.
As a former 4-6th grade classroom teacher and professor of Education, I love writing project based curriculum giving students real life outcomes. Helping students make meaning from books, mentors, and lived experience was the thread that led me to emotional intelligence.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….I've seen how children and families benefit from learning more about emotions. Emotional intelligence is like love-- the more you have the more you can give to others.
Pronouns... she/her and I hope you'll feel comfortable to share your's with me
Favorite... My favorite podcast is.... Radiolab. I know that I'm rockin oldschool with that but they craft science, music, smart writing and wonder together in just the right inviting mix
I'd love to talk to you about ... I love talking about data visualizations. I am a sucker for a great infographic
Ask me about... chocolate banana bread with chocolate ganache. It's our staff's favorite celebration cake
Cherilyn Leet, M.Ed.Director of Education & Partnerships
Cherilyn Leet, M.Ed.
My Noble Goal is... to awaken strengths for healing so that harmony triumphs over hate
My work is about... To partner with mission-aligned organizations to achieve our goal of 1 billion people practicing emotional intelligence
Professional accomplishments include...
... Orchestrated a youth-led celebration at UNICEF headquarters for the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child
... Authored peer-reviewed texts on systematic SEL implementation for youth and adults
... Led a team to design the Six Seconds Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist (CSELS) pathway with corresponding school climate and EQ assessments
... Partnered to launch a consultancy that builds capacity in schools to support strategic initiatives around wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I was a teacher. I’ve taught third and fourth grade (all subjects), middle-school technology, high-school English, and undergraduate English and a Second Language. Throughout my career, I have lived in Italy, Mexico, Colombia, and Silicon Valley, before settling in the Grand Canyon State, Arizona.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….it is never too early or too late in life to build emotional intelligence skills!
Favorite... live theater productions. Watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Winter's Tale performed at Christmastime in Stratford-upon-Avon was a pinch-me moment. I hope to see all ten plays of August Wilson's Century Cycle performed in my lifetime.
I'd love to talk to you about ... bringing new emotional intelligence products/services to market and culturally-responsive social emotional learning implementation.
Hala JimenezProgram Manager, Certification
My work is about... Engaging people in North America in the EQ Network to support their continued work with emotional intelligence.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I was a middle school math teacher for 9 years, a website UI designer in a start up, and a business manager in the healthcare industry.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I'm passionate about emotional intelligence because at the end of the day relationships are what matter most in my life and I have seen the positive impact EQ has had in my life firsthand.
Pronouns, ... she/her/hers
Favorite... My favorite ice cream is mocha almond fudge. My favorite place to travel is France. My favorite flower is the dahlia!
I'd love to talk to you about ... How Six Seconds tools and methods can serve your work -- and the remarkable professional certification pathways
Jeff KinsleyDirector EQ Biz, Americas
My Noble Goal is...Learning to accept and appreciate everyday
My work is about...Supporting Business with the advancement of emotional Intelligence
Professional accomplishments include...I have led multiple change efforts, centered around EQ, for FedEx during the last 15 years. I have been a host speaker for the SHRM conference on the topic of emotional intelligence.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I worked as a Managing Director for Learning and Development for FedEx serving both domestic and international locations, also during this time I served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for South Florida, and volunteered for the Tech to Youth program for Miami.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….I advocate so strongly for emotional intelligence because I have seen a tremendous difference it has made in my life both professionally and personally. Prior to learning through Six Seconds, I had no ideas of the patterns in which I reacted to life's situations. I know I still have much to learn, but now I better understand my life choices. It does make a difference.
Favorite... My favorite past times are playing golf, especially with my son, and hopefully one day with my grandkids and traveling with my wife (and any other family member) to new and old adventures.
I'd love to talk to you about ... Actually I ask questions and listen better than I talk, so if you ever want to bounce some ides off of me, feel free to strike up a conversation. I promise I will do my best to keep up.
"Whether you think you can or think you can't... either way you are right"
- Henry Ford
Fritzgerald PaulCommunity Manager
My Noble Goal is... Equanimity.
My work is about... Helping to bring EQ to the center of leadership, teams and systems
A few past experiences... Before joining EQ, I held roles as an operations manager for non-profit organizations, Media Specialist as well as a small business owner for my online clothing brand. I'm deeply committed to fostering growth, equanimity, creativity, and business development. My personal values center around family, community, and the power of active listening.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I was raised in a household where EQ was important and pivotal to my growth. I was raised by two beautiful immigrants of Haiti in the U.S. Patience and resilience expand your emotional bandwidth in my experience, so I do my best to reserve space for EQ in my life.
Preferred Pronouns... He/Him
Favorite... Music & mediation in any form always helps in my metaphorical marathon. Cooking on a slow Sunday isn't bad either.
I'd love to talk to you about ... How donating a kidney during covid grew my understand of emotional intelligence and life.
Yoshie KatsumataOperations Director, Japan
"Emotions are like the nucleus of pearls. By looking at emotions, we can notice our message, sense our meaning, and expand our possibilities from there"
Through the personnel department of the financial institution, secretary, entertainment manager Since I met EQ in 2000, I have communicated "EQ utilization for career formation". My hobbies are visiting the halls and watching Rakugo.
Second-class career consulting technician (national qualification) from Shizuoka Prefecture
Experienced as president secretary after working in personnel department, finance department at financial institution.
Meet the EQ in the search for the key factors of "talent" and "career formation" when I was involved in the management and production of talents and actors after buying the secretarial experience.
Providing marketing and solutions related to EQ development from the encounter with the 2000 EQ. Since 2010, he has served as director, marketing and sales manager, and has promoted the research and development of the global standard EQ in the US company Six Seconds Japan.
Conducted counseling and coaching as a career consultant and provided career counseling to a total of 800 people.
Based on the concept of “extracting talent and potential and building an independent career by utilizing EQ not only in work but also in daily life”, mid-career employees from new employees in a wide range of industries and industries such as government offices, finance, and general companies. Work on hierarchical training and career vision training for
Case study book for leadership and career formation "LD note" (Career Creators)
"Human psychology" "Theory" writing
・ January, 2014 issue "Evaluation and responsibility"
・ October, 2014 Issue "Loose related departments"-September
2015 issue "International standards and dilemmas"
Ilaria Iseppato, PhD, PCCCommunication & Marketing Manager, Europe & Italy
Ilaria Iseppato, PhD, PCC
My Noble Goal is... Supporting people to free themselves and spread authenticity
My work is about... Increasing Six Seconds Brand Awareness
Professional accomplishments include... PhD in Sociology and Master in Quality Assessment of Health Services, my main area of expertise includes: narrative based medicine, sociology of health, social research methodology, communication, social marketing, coaching. I'm author of several scientific publications in these areas.
A few past experiences... I worked for several years first as contract researcher at University of Bologna, and afterwards as member of General Affairs and Major Donors Department at ANT Foundation.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I've seen first hand that Emotional Intelligence brings people freedom to flourish... starting with me!
Favorite... I love eating, traveling, reading!
Quote... "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer" A. Camus
I'd love to talk to you about ... Social construction of emotions, sociology of emotions, coaching with Emotional Intelligence
Michael Eatman, MAE, CDP, PCCDEI-EQ Strategist
Michael Eatman, MAE, CDP, PCC
My Noble Goal is... Living, Leading, Lighting the way for the world we need
My work is about... Supporting intercultural capacity building through emotional intelligence and cultural awareness
Professional accomplishments include... I have co-developed Coaching Equity Essentials, which helps coaches expand their coaching presence, practice, skillsets and toolboxes for justice & equity -- and is ICF accredited. I work with Six Seconds on a variety of initiatives supporting schools and other organizations to build leadership capacity. I co-authored the Disrupting Bias EQ Café which introduced concepts around EQ+Equity to 1000s of people in 200+ cities around the world. Through our partnership with Columbia University, I've been honored to support cohorts of educational leaders as they work to create great places to learn.
A few past experiences... I served as a director of diversity in K-20 learning environments for over 2 decades
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. it has supported my ability to communicate more clearly the impact of cross cultural collisions.
Favorite... My favorite genre is personal development
I'd love to talk to you about ... how to engage emotions in intercultural situations
Michael MillerSenior Content Manager
My Noble Goal is... To inspire sustainable joy
My work is about... To make helpful information about emotional intelligence accessible to all.
Professional accomplishments include... I am the author of hundreds of blog posts and case studies on emotional intelligence (please see the archive).
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I worked on an organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I also traveled widely with my lovely wife, Maria, in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I'm personally passionate about emotional intelligence because I think most cultures' expectations and norms around emotions drives suffering - and is totally preventable.
Favorite... My favorite places to travel are Italy and Guatemala.
I'd love to talk to you about ... If you're interested in optimism and its limitless potential to change our lives, I'd love to talk to you about it!
Daniel Choi, M.Ed.Research Analyst
Daniel Choi, M.Ed.
My Noble Goal is... To bridge the research-to-practice gap in psychology and education.
My work is about... Support and facilitate the effective use of Emotional Intelligence tools and assessments.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I worked as a behavioral therapist at a clinic in Southern California, administering ABA services to child, adolescent, and young adult clients. Shortly after, I moved out to Texas to pursue a doctorate in the field of School Psychology. There I had the opportunity to learn about psychological assessments and evaluations, as well as practice therapy as a Graduate Student Clinician. During this time, I also worked as a research assistant, studying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the use of assessments for improving student outcomes.
Favorite... My favorite simple pleasures are a cup of coffee in the morning and watching sunsets. Bonus points if either is happening at the beach!
Fiorella Velarde, M.Ed, PCCRegional Network Director, Latin America
Fiorella Velarde, M.Ed, PCC
My Noble Goal is... I want to model and infuse joy, laughter and inclusion throughout the planet
My work is about... Increasing our community members in LATAM so we can benefit more people with our assessments and EQ Model
Professional accomplishments include... I started building the foundation for Six Seconds's presence in Latin America making resources available in the local language, reaching out for new members, forging exciting alliances, and bringing to the region live and virtual certifications fully in Spanish. I have also co led and co organized the first Leaders Worth Following Conference in Lima, Peru (2019) and the very first EQ Six Seconds summit in the Latin American region which congregated participants, network members and preferred partners from all continents in Mexico City. (2020). My intention for 2022, aside from working on keeping growth in the LATAM region, is about harnessing the relevance and powerful influence of EQ to expand the conversation to more topics related to wellbeing such as relationships, parenting, and aging.
A few past experiences...I started my life as an entrepreneur when I was 17 years old, becoming really profitable by the age of 23, and always invested my hard earned savings traveling around the world. Also, I, once, was a stellar sales director for a company selling soulless high end watches.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….the way in which I've been invited to connect with feelings intentionally; not just driven by impulse or whim. EQ has brought an immense sense of self worth and belonging that has empowered me to be ME, and keep working actively and committedly in healing my body, mind and heart.
Background...I am human going by she/her
Favorite... Mint chocolate. Passion. Cold Showers. Always learning something new.
I'd love to talk to you about ... emotional intelligence, trauma informed coaching, power of neuroplasticity and somatic experience. And, also, about art, travel, and philosophy.
Summer Guo 郭薇Operations Manager, China 中国区运营经理
Summer Guo 郭薇
My Noble Goal is... Make the world more harmonious and happy
My work is about... Supporting the healthy development and expansion of Six Seconds China Emotional Intelligence Network
Professional accomplishments include... Organizing POP-UP Festival in China every year. Keeping the volunteer force growing and let more people know about EQ and emotion value.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, my work includes working in supply chain management in a Germany company.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I really feel that emotional intelligence can make people wiser and make our lives happier
Background...I am an EQ practitioner, a mother of a child, and a lover of beauty
Favorite... Favorite the beautiful and wonderful things around us together
I'd love to talk to you about ... Parent-child relationship
Joanna Brewster, ACCNetwork Leader Coordinator- North America
Joanna Brewster, ACC
My Noble Goal is... to foster Empathy, Love and Kindness for deeper connection and understanding of ourselves and others
My work is about... Building community and supporting NL's to share EQ within their communities
Professional accomplishments include... I've been honored to co-create and lead EQ workshops for individuals (youth and adults) and organizations on a variety of EQ topics; my favorite being Empathy and Leadership. I am a cofounder of some EQ projects and collaborations including- EQ in You and The Empathy Incubator, both which seek to share EQ with individuals and organizations. As part of Six Seconds Climate of Emotions online conference in 2021 I co-created and led a creative workshop on Empathy and I've facilitated many activities with youth for World Children's Day Pop Up festival in 2020 and 2021.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, while navigating life and exploring my purpose, I had the pleasure of gaining and sharing knowledge in several different roles which included: facilitating body image and leadership workshops for youth, studying and teaching yoga (also a part of my healing journey for managing chronic pain), a run as a marketing manager for a top Microsoft partner, and a fashion designer and production manager for an athletic wear company. Before I learned the art of slowing down, I also juggled several of my own business ventures including a handmade jewelry business, a greeting card company, that used quotes and my fashion illustrations to promote confidence and self love, and was co-owner of a landscaping company. Each experience has given me an unforgettable reward.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….we all want to feel seen, heard and understood. Imagine if we all got that chance and learned how to offer that and feel that from a young age...What would our world look like? Emotional intelligence allows me (us) to take the moment to pause and respond rather than react... get curious rather than judgmental... That's the moment we're given to use the wisdom of our emotions to make a choice, and offer each other this gift of feeling seen, heard and understood. This is just one reason I love EQ so much, there are SO many.
Favorite... my favorite way to restore and come back to balance is alone time next to the ocean
I'd love to talk to you about ... Emotions, relationships (all kinds), human experiences- hearing and sharing stories, human behavior, the big vision, coaching and personal growth, and uncovering your truest self- What does the whisper in your heart say?
Passion project... I love creating and sharing digital stories that connect us or allow us to learn from others experience. I have created two short videos: one about finding my voice, and one about being a white mom of bi-racial children. What would your story be about?
Valentina VirciglioOffice & Administration Manager, Europe & Italy
My Noble Goal is... Encourage people to recognize themselves in others and recognize others in themselves
My work is about... Support people in their certification journey as well as my colleagues in their day-to-day work.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I worked as a receptionist in a beauty salon and as an office manager in a digital marketing company.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I have seen the difference it has made for me and I want others to improve their well-being as well.
Favorite... I love reading thriller novels that keep me awake way past my bedtime. I look like a zombie the day after but hey... you only live once and there are too many good stories to read out there!
Jenny WileyOperations Director
My Noble Goal is... Sharing the skills of emotional intelligence for more compassion, love, joy and happiness in the world
My work is about... Supporting educators, facilitators, coaches and members in the Six Seconds EQ Network to utilize the tools and resources available
Professional accomplishments include... ICF ACC Coach. I joined Six Seconds in 2009 and have supported the growth of our EQ Store since then, as well as countless courses, conferences, and learning programs. I've conducted training and webinars on emotional intelligence, but my real passion is helping others find the tools they need to create transformational learning.
A few past experiences...With a lifelong passion for holistic health, the power of empathy and an optimistic outlook, I was enchanted and thrilled to find the community of Six Seconds. After growing up in Sacramento, CA, I earned my BA at UC Santa Barbara, moved to Kauai, becoming a personal vegetarian chef, and spent time traveling in South East Asia where I studied Nature Cure, Ayurveda and Yoga, in Almora, India. After returning to California, I met my husband and became Co-Proprietor of Roses of Yesterday, where we specialize in growing old, rare and unusual roses. While raising my son, I spent a few years earning my teaching credential and teaching Adult Education at Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Watsonville, CA. In 2009, I joined Six Seconds, becoming an ICF ACC accredited EQ Coach and continue to work supporting the incredible network of change makers.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….these skills help youth and adults find more peace, joy, love and purpose.
Pronouns, background... She/Her, lover of beauty, art, good food and swimming
I'd love to talk to you about ... how to better support youth, utilizing the tools and resources Six Seconds has to offer.
Lize RechProgram Manager - Middle East, Africa & India
My Noble Goal is... Being there in support and understanding
My work is about... Supporting the practice of EQ to change the world
Professional accomplishments include... I've facilitated Six Seconds EQ certifications both virtually and in person since 2017. I am a co-author of the new Self Science curriculum. I'm a graduate of the EQ Coach Certification and a PCC coach with the ICF since 2020.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds I worked in Education. I have taught in Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School and Tertiary Education specializing in English. I designed and facilitated English language programs in Hospitality.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I'm profoundly passionate about EQ as I have experienced how it can make a difference first hand.
Favorite... My favourite hobby is pilates.
I'd love to talk to you about ... the body, mind and heart connection
Ilaria BoffaEQ Education & Community Manager, Europe
My Noble Goal is... Co-design and collaborate to enable sustainable landscapes using Poetry, EQ and Ecological Agency
My work is about... supporting EQ Communities around the world and designing & facilitating programs for Educators and Network Leaders.
Professional accomplishments include... I am one of the co-authors of the latest release of Self Science (the Six Seconds SEL curriculum) and one of the co-designers of the new EQ Educator pathway. I have onboarded over 400 Network Leaders since this Six Seconds role has been created.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds I worked as an HR manager inside multinational corporations for 15 years. I'm a poet and a tai chi teacher.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. It unlocks our full potential as human beings
Favorite... My favourite living poet is Anne Carson
I'd love to talk to you about ... If you're interested in knowing more about the power of connection, community and collective co-creation through EQ, I'd love to talk to you about it!
Chamie HuangMarketing Manager, China 中国区市场经理
My Noble Goal is... Light your life with passion
My work is about... Marketing in China
Professional accomplishments include... I've 70+ coach hours and create "EQ gym" online reading club in China
A few past experiences...Online training project manager in Enterprise
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. it has changed my life and my family for the better
Maria Olsson, PCC/ICF, CEQCEQ Corporate Manager, Europe
Maria Olsson, PCC/ICF, CEQC
My Noble Goal is... Inspire and energize myself and others in a human way to succeed from within - for increased success at work and in life
My work is about... Supporting individuals and individuals in organizations in effective EQ implementation and application - by EQ coaching and consulting and the effective use of the EQ SEI assessment - for increased performance and wellbeing
Professional accomplishments include... I have delivered over 600 emotional intelligence SEI Leadership assessments. I led several EQ programs for business leaders and Executive EQ Coaching Programs in multinational organizations with outstanding results. Speaker at: Int. Conference on EQ in Organizations, Salzburg Austria, EQ World Summit, Dubai ( 2017), HRC Conference Barcelona ( 2018), EQ Connects Conference Newcastle ( 2019)
A few past experiences... After my masters degree in tourism management and economics I held various managerial positions in the field of Marketing, Product Management in various fields and countries from dental industry to tourism. I joined the 6seconds team in Dubai in 2008, where I have lived 8 years prior joining the 6seconds Europe team. Being an accredited PCC/ICF Coach, EQ Coach but also certified Systemic Business Coach, Neuroleadership Coach. I'm also certified in Six Seconds' Vital Signs tools.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. working over 18 years in a multicultural business environment where I have seen firsthand that EQ is the crucial missing link between awareness and results, in various countries around the globe. EQ is the essential skill that fuels change and growth, strengthens relationships, effectiveness and wellbeing. EQ enables us to lead ourselves and lead others in a human and professional way for a better quality of life.
Favorite... I love spending time in nature, with my family and friends, doing sports and staying curiously connected with people from different cultures and nationalities
I'd love to talk to you about ... EQ Coaching and how to apply EQ SEI tools in your coaching and leadership approach as well as EQ Mentor Coaching
Tomofumi SuzawaOperations Manager, Japan
“Tomo” brings his experience as a competitive athlete to support effective implementation of emotional intelligence — wellbeing comes when body, mind & heart work together see グローバルネットワークSix Secondsの日本オフィスです
A sound mind in a sound body (The healthy mind is in the healthy body) With a career as a football director and sports instructor, researching the effective use of the EQ to foster people's "Well Being". In addition, as an EQ coach working on "heart muscle training" and "heart diet", we support the use of EQ in daily life for all people, young and old.
Sereen Abu MaizerArabic Program Manager
Sereen Abu Maizer
My Noble Goal is... To inspire people to create a life worth living
My work is about... Facilitating certification courses and growing the EQ community in Arabic
Professional accomplishments include... I've delivered Arabic certifications across the region,
300+ emotional intelligence assessments and debriefs, and presented on emotional intelligence in Arabic to a wide range of audiences.
A few past experiences... I facilitated training courses focusing on EQ , Wellbeing and Customer service Since 2012, and spoken at numerous events and conferences including:
• The World EQ Summit held in India in 2017
• The World EQ Summit held in the U.A.E in 2017
• Jordan’s 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
• Jordan’s EQ summit 2018
• Grow U festival 2020
• UNYP Hope campaign 2021 and many more
Previously I worked in banking. This opened the door for comprehensive communication and customer service relevant skills where I found myself responsible for spreading the expertise built and acquired over these years.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. EQ helped me in my personal journey, It made me be more aware and intentional which was reflected on my wellbeing and relationships .. When I was introduced to Six Seconds model ... all my life made sense which encouraged me to do the same with people around me.
I'd love to talk to you about ... Listening to your stories.. discuss ideas... Neuroscience... Behavior
I feel privileged when someone allows me to join their awareness journey. It’s my greatest passion in life – to be a part of change for the greater good, a better future for all of us.
Brian C. ArmbrustPartnerships Manager and Facilitator
Brian C. Armbrust
My Noble Goal is... Nourish & Embolden Our Spark
My work is about... Connecting with partners to build communities to grow emotional intelligence around the world
Professional accomplishments include... I'm working to create workshops that connect youth from the QUILTBAG community to the power within. My work in EQ has included workshops in community healthcare helping leaders and managers make more effective decisions. I have also worked to integrate approaches to using EQ within Lean/Six Sigma change efforts.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I walked many paths. I was a professional opera singer and adjunct instructor of music, I am a published composer, I have started three nonprofit organizations (two in music and one in EQ), and I was the Artist Liaison at Houston Grand Opera and a Managerial Associate at IMG Artists.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I love without hesitation, with no reservations. EQ has helped me feed that love and grow my own spark, allowing me to connect deeply and unabashedly with the people around me. Let's connect, let's love, let's grow!
Pronouns, Background... My pronouns are he/they. I identify as a queer gender-expansive person
Favorite... My favorite movie is Bedknobs and Broomsticks
I'd love to talk to you about ... I believe in practicing radical love. I focus on empowering members of the QUILTBAG community. Let's connect and talk about identity and EQ!
Mariaelena Welch, MA, PCC, EQCCLead Coach, EQ Coach Certification
Mariaelena Welch, MA, PCC, EQCC
My Noble Goal is... To empower and connect us to the wisdom that will bring peace
My work is about... Supporting coaches and coaches-in-training to grow their skills, confidence, joy, and impact
Professional accomplishments include... I've co-created and continue to co-facilitated Six Seconds' Coaching Equity Essentials course - a course that alumni have expressed was transformative in their relationship with their own identity and helped them become more courageous and equity-conscious in their coaching conversations.
A few past experiences...Prior to coaching, I was an executive and leader for 20+ years in companies both large and small. I began my career as a mechanical engineer, but my talent for managing complex people and issues led to leadership roles, where I gained extensive experience in management, sales and business development, software and product development, and operations.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I've seen first hand how leaning into our own and others' emotions builds trust and creates a bridge for deeper connection and more sustainable change
Pronouns, background... She/Her. I identify as female, mother, wife, Latina, multi-racial, and change-maker
Favorite... My favorite guilty pleasure is trashy, historical romance novels. Open to any and all recommendations 🙂
I'd love to talk to you about ... how our emotions contain wisdom about ourselves and about others and how to really feel and evoke that wisdom
Reflection... I'm a better mom, daughter, sister, wife, friend, and colleague because of the generosity of spirit in Six Seconds and their extended EQ community that feels like family
David Corcoran, MSc ACCEQ Professionals Manager, Europe
David Corcoran, MSc ACC
My Noble Goal is... To provide a space where people can become a better version of themselves.
My work is about... To bring in more clients and increase sales. More certifications and corporate clients.
Professional accomplishments include... I have facilitated some EQ workshops for current clients. I participated in Grow U sessions as a Network Leader before I joined the Europe team.
A few past experiences...I was a professional Opera Singer with Opera Australia for 8 years.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….Emotions are central to my work in opera, voice and effective public speaking and presentations.
Favorite... My favourite drink is coffee.
I'd love to talk to you about ... the business case for emotional intelligence -- and how emotions come through in our voices and how we can work with singing techniques rot discover more of our emotions.
Issac M Carter, PhDDEI & EQ Consultant
Issac M Carter, PhD
My Noble Goal is... To partner with people to make a better world
My work is about... Expand our understanding of culture, emotional intelligence, and coaching
Professional accomplishments include... I have created and implemented with clients a working model for culturally responsive emotional intelligence. Using the Six Seconds emotional intelligence assessment, I have supported the growth and increased productivity of C-Suite leaders. I lead retention initiatives for students of color at a number of institutions that have increased retention and graduation rates.
A few past experiences...Designed and taught courses linking music to social change: The Rhythm of Resistance; and Hip Hop and the Black Experience in America. Wrote and recorded a Blues album in a garage with my friends.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. it has key to surviving and fighting against systematic inequality in our world, and EQ will lead our social transformation
Pronouns, Background... Oun (he/she) / Un (him/her); Black Male Feminist
Favorite... A Me'Shell Ndegeocello bass line; James Baldwin and Schitt's Creek
I'd love to talk to you about ... Culture, Music, Intersectionality, BBQ and Spirits
Blossom Beatty PidduckSenior Consultant
Blossom Beatty Pidduck
My Noble Goal is... Helping people and systems leverage emotions to find and fulfill their best purpose
My work is about... Helping to bring EQ to the center of leadership, teams and systems
Professional accomplishments include... I've built a high school advising pilot around Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence assessments, employed the 360 assessment in team building and faculty professional development, the Education Vital Signs tool for culture development, and helped to develop a customized student leadership assessment based on the SEI.
A few past experiences... I've spent my life in schools, with teachers and teenagers. I've been teacher, coach, mentor, administrator and leader.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. because I know from experience that feelings drive people. The more we understand about feelings, the better we can live in the full capacity of our humanity.
Favorite... My favorite place on the planet is playing in the ocean waves.
I'd love to talk to you about ... Where EQ meets leadership is my sweet spot--and a conversation I'm eager to have with you.
Yoshimi MiyazakiSEI Program Manager
Yoshimi leads Six Seconds’ global network of emotional intelligence assessors providing training and support to coaches, consultants, and educators world-wide. A master trainer in the SEI Assessment, she has supervised assessment of thousands of individuals and trained hundreds of professionals in a robust methodology to effectively measure and develop emotional intelligence.
As a certified addictions counselor and clinical supervisor, Yoshimi brings a rich background in a career spanning three decades focused on helping people change behavior to live healthy, positive lives. Prior to joining Six Seconds in 2007, Yoshimi led a variety of counseling and treatment programs focused on addiction recovery using client centered, strengths based and cognitive behavioral approaches. She has facilitated groups and educated clients in substance abuse and directed programs. Her broad client base included seniors, adolescents, and men and women with diverse multi cultural, economic and sexual preference backgrounds. This milieu augmented her EQ skills in a natural dynamic manner that has led to Yoshimi to train clients to use the Six Seconds premier assessment tool, the SEI, in the SEI 1:1 Online Certification course.
Huong VuOperations Manager - Asia Pacific
My Noble Goal is... to grow authentic connections with myself and others
My work is about... supporting APAC Network Leaders and grow EQ community in Vietnam
Professional accomplishments include... As Six Seconds EQ Practitioner, Assessor, Facilitator, and Coach, I've supported the growing of APAC team of Network Leaders for the past 2 years. I also helped building a team of 4 Network Leaders and one Preferred Partner in Vietnam. I facilitated the first Six Seconds Unlocking EQ and EQ Assessor Certification in Vietnamese last year.
A few past experiences...My focus has been in facilitating and designing training material, including translation and customization to ensure relevance to the participants’ specific industry and current working situation. I’ve had opportunities to provide training services and worked with HR team from multinational corporations in Vietnam such as Coca-Cola, Intel, and BAT.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….I’ve been intrigued by what really differentiates great teachers from good teachers. I have seen that practicing EQ helps teachers and educators to provide an environment where students and participants truly learn and grow.
Background...I identify myself as a cultural bridge of Western values of openness, freedom thinking, diversity and Asian values of harmony, community, and traditions. As someone who has the privilege of working and living in a cross-cultural environment, and is bilingual, I’m enjoying the best of both worlds and also learning to navigate through the challenges they bring.
Favorite... My favourite places to travel are anywhere with mountains, waterfalls, and forests
I'd love to talk to you about ... I'd love to talk to you about practicing EQ in coaching and training, especially the challenges and some of the approaches to overcome them
Fiona Ai Hong 照片和介绍Development Manager, China 中国区运营经理
Fiona Ai Hong 照片和介绍
My Noble Goal is... Spend a meaningful life with EQ
My work is about... Support for expanding impact and certification course enrollment in China
Professional accomplishments include...
1. I have built a Six-Seconds EQ city community of nearly 300 people;
2. I have shared 6-second EQ lessons to a total of over 1000 students and teachers in different primary and secondary schools for four consecutive years;
3. I have applied EQ to family, interpersonal relationships, training, sales, team management, etc., and continue to influence everyone around me;
4. I have supported graduates of the Six Seconds community in China to put EQ competencies into practice within their organizations
5. Applying my practical experience of EQ in course consultation, which has attracted more people to learn.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I was working as a sales leader in the financial industry and part-time internal trainer
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I have personally experienced and seen first-hand the happiness and positive growth that these skills have brought to myself and others
Background... I was born and live in the same big city - Xi'an, China
Favorite... I enjoy photography, writing, painting and reading
I'd love to talk to you about ... I love talking to people about brain science, psychology, emotional intelligence, the relationship between photography and emotions.
Dr. Ajene WilcoxsonFaculty - EdD x SEL
Dr. Ajene Wilcoxson
My Noble Goal is... Inspiring a life of self-love, transparency, authenticity, vulnerability, and presence!
My work is about... Helping to create and support Emotional Intelligence within the Community College, High School, and Elementary Schools in North America -- I am one of the instructors in the EdD x SEL Specialization, a partnership of Six Seconds and Antioch University
Professional accomplishments include... I've led and continue to support change via emotional intelligence education to students, classified professionals, and management using what we call The EQ Academy. I regularly present at educational conferences across North America.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I worked in Higher Education (still do), briefly as a stockbroker, and in the Mental Health field.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. Emotional intelligence is intertwined with who I am, as Jung would say, at a soul level. One moves the other. From this perspective, I am passionate about living and teaching how to experience a soul-centered emotionally intelligent life.
Pronouns, Background... he/him/ele
Favorite... I love to travel, read, and build lego sets. My favorite destinations are Rota, Spain and all of Portugal.
I'd love to talk to you about ... I love talking to people about EAR in education. How do we engage our students and assist them in activating the learning process and the personal growth that results from reflection.
Peter Hatherley-Greene, PhDFacilitator, Consultant
Peter Hatherley-Greene, PhD
My Noble Goal is... Provide impactful learning moments
My work is about... Raise awareness and practice of EQ in the MEAI region
Professional accomplishments include... Presenter at the World EQ Summit (18-20 November, 2017), Dubai, UAE on the
topic of “Debunking Arab Stereotypes.” Facilitated a week-long workshop on EQ and other soft skills for members of the Parliament of Ghana (20-25 September, 2021). Consistently receive excellent feedback from participants across a diverse range of business sectors.
A few past experiences...I pioneered the introduction of student-centred learning using computer technology at Waihi School, New Zealand (1987-1995). Chaired a very busy Foundations Department at two Higher Colleges of Technology Men's colleges for six years.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I've witnessed the positive impact of EQ upon people's professional and personal lives
Favorite... My favorite summer activity is hiking in the European Alps. In winter, skiing in the European Alps
I'd love to talk to you about ... I'm hugely interested in neuroscience
Aleasa Word, CTSSProgram Manager, Trauma Support
Aleasa Word, CTSS
My Noble Goal is... Inspiring hope while holding onto my own even in challenging times and spaces
My work is about... Supporting the evolution of personal growth as a foundational component of diversity, equity, inclusion and trauma healing
Professional accomplishments include... I support the personal development of new leaders and teams, implement trauma healing strategies for BIPOC communities through my Chapter 2 Living, Embrace EQ and Embrace AR programs as well as educate others about living with life threatening food allergies. Additionally, I have coached hundreds of individuals and spoken at events with 1000 people in attendance. This has afforded the opportunity to represent food allergic families on the Dr. Oz Show, share my voice on Black Women Own the Conversation on the OWN TV, and appear in a documentary about the impact of pharmaceutical costs in America entitled Drugs: The Price We Pay.
A few past experiences...Prior to joining Six Seconds I founded A. Word & Company a full service coaching firm and diversity and inclusion consultancy. I also spent over 15 years in the Wealth Management industry and founded a non-profit outreach organization. I have written 2 books and work as a certified trauma support specialist.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I see the need for it in both our professional and personal live as it is a holistic approach to unifying humanity
Favorite... My favorite animals are giraffes
I'd love to talk to you about ... Imagine what life would look like if you could re-ignite the passion you have for the one goal that you've always wanted to accomplish. Let's talk about that.
Liliana SelvaEQ Professionals Manager & Master Trainer, Italy
My Noble Goal is... Encouraging individuals and organizations to explore alternatives for making sustainable choices
My work is about... Increasing the number of professionals using the Six Seconds tools in Italy
Professional accomplishments include... In the last 2 years, I delivered Six Seconds EQ Practitioner to more than 100 participants, certified about 100 EQ AC Assessors, introduced to Six Seconds Partners, and was part of the editorial team for the KNOW, CHOOSE, GIVE, curriculum.
A few past experiences...I was HR Manager of a company with more than 2.000 workers and I am the co-owner of the first Glamping in Sicily.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is….practicing it makes possible creating options to connect feelings with purpose
Favorite... My favorite food is food, favorite season spring, favorite place my home and favorite travel the one I haven't done yet
I'd love to talk to you about ... My life partner suggests me "whatever comes out of your mind" 🙂
John Dodds, BS, MISIT Project Manager
John Dodds, BS, MIS
My Noble Goal is... Laughter liberation
My work is about... Supporting technologies that engage for a more emotionally intelligent world
Professional accomplishments include... Coordinating with our IT team to develop numerous Six Seconds tools, including implementing our assessments in over 25 languages, the creation of the online Think-Feel-Act app, and our global events calendar.
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds, I traveled the world playing music and making friends.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I've learned many useful tools that have improved my personal and professional life
Favorite... My favorite music is filled with energy and good storytelling
I'd love to talk to you about ... If you're interested in talking about process improvement or technical issues, I'd most likely love to talk about it.
Giovanna SevergniniAccount Manager, Europe & EQ Biz Consultant, Italy
My Noble Goal is... Accompany people on their path to discover potentialities and talents to create well-being environments.
My work is about... Be the main account for Six Seconds EU market and Consultant EQ Biz for Italy
Professional accomplishments include... Degree in Economics, with a specific focus in Marketing and market analysis. ICF ACC Coach and Counselor. Specialized in Rebirthing.
A few past experiences... More than 20 years spent on the communication media – national and international – industry with a strong know-how in the fashion and luxury markets.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. As a coach/counsellor I perceive the EI as a field where science can meet the coaching fundamentals. Science meets humans.
Favorite... I love eating and cooking (not necessary in that order), traveling, dancing, music, red lipsticks, striped t-shirts and of course … shoes
Quote... " the other represents the work still to be done in me"
I'd love to talk to you about ... More than talk I love to listen and then to talk about you, your comfort and discomfort zone, energy, talents, and how is key to focus on us before the others.
Elvira StragliottoEQ Trainer, Italy
My Noble Goal... is support individuals, teams and organizations to 'see each other', in order to discover and unleash their talent, their potential.
My work is about... I work mainly as a psychologist and as a coach, trainer and consultant and I mostly follow development projects in organizations, providing training, coaching, webinars, workshops to raise awareness and develop soft skills.
Professional accomplishments include... I have a degree in Psychology, in field of work and organizations. I am also Coach Career Coach, Team Coach, ICF certified. I obtained different certifications as assessor and trainer: EQ, Extended Disc, 16 Personal Factor.
A few past experiences… I worked for several years as Hr Manager in different organizations and i’m so grateful for theese experiences, because I experienced the organizational realities first hand.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. Becoming emotionally intelligent creates sustainability, energy, authenticity, innovation and well-being. What happens when you learn and master a new language!
Favorite... I like studying, training myself. I like markets, mountains, fashion, theaters, art and design, good food and good wine. I love hearing the stories of the people I meet.
Quote... “In hard times we have to have hard dreams, real dreams, the ones that, if we work hard, will come true.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I'd love to talk to you about... Communication, Well being, Emotions, Empowerment.
Vito AlipertaCommunication Officer, Europe & Italy
My Noble Goal is... To foster the creation of empathetic, free and inclusive communities
My work is about... support the positioning of Six Seconds Europe & Italy
Professional accomplishments include... Degree in Sociology, with a specific focus in relationality, my main areas of expertise include social inequality, welfare and social planning, innovation and well-being and strategic communication.
A few past experiences... I have had experience as a researcher in communication and social impact, and then worked on social design in different socio-cultural fields.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. Throughout my educational and professional career, I have always tried to create relational empowerment: I believe that Emotional Intelligence is a key component for enhancing individuality and community.
Quote... “People help the people”
Favorite... I love traveling, listening and producing music and reading.
I'd love to talk to you about ... Experiences that connect people, community and sociability
Carmelo La DelfaEQ Biz Consultant, Italy
Carmelo La Delfa
My Noble Goal is… support the use of creativity so that people can inspire themselves
My work is about… Consultant in EQ BIZ
Professional accomplishments include… MASTER IN HR SPECIALIST MANAGEMENT AND RETAIL MANAGEMENT, my main area of expertise includes: emphatic sales, retail tools, communication, coaching.
A few past experiences... I worked for several years as a sales manager and then as a change facilitator.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. Awareness of myself
Favorite... I love cycling, travel and stay with the people!
Quote… “HAPPINESS DOESN’T DEPEND ON WHAT WE LACK BUT ON THE GOOD USE WE MAKE OF WHAT WE HAVE"
I'd love to talk to you about … Projects of growth and change
Alessia PeraccaEQ Trainer & EQ Biz Consultant, Italy
My Noble Goal is... Co-create freedom to live emotions
My work is about... Bringing EQ into business processes
Professional accomplishments include... Experienced Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in HR Consulting, Organization, Executive Coaching, and Performance Management
A few past experiences...Before Six Seconds, I lived various lives: from my early years in Marketing and Communications and then moving into Technical and Commercial functions. Timidly, over the years, there has been an awareness of the passion to build projects with stakeholders that often comes through the commercial function. I have touched directly and from the inside a variety of sectors: from textiles, to the world of wine, fashion, manufacturing, business services, tourism, sports, large-scale distribution, retail, editorial, event organization, advertising, IT.
Andreina LitricoAccount Manager, Italy
My Noble Goal is... To help people to rediscover the value of kindness, so as to create a domino effect
My work is about... Helping as many people as possible to use EQ in their lives, both at work and at home
Professional accomplishments include... I engaged many people in the value of our assessments and certification pathways. I became a "go to person" for many assessors, they often call me for tips on using the tools.
A few past experiences...I got a Modern Literature degree, then I worked in a few training companies as Courses Planner
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I experienced myself that practicing emotional intelligence can change our perception of the word and eventually our life. I'd like all of us to try it
Favorite... I love the sea, rock music, travels, reading
Manuel Caviglia, PCCEQ Education & Community Manager, Italy
Manuel Caviglia, PCC
My Noble Goal is... Give my contribution in spreading awareness to facilitate the growth of environments inspired by harmony and respect
My work is about... Bring EQ to people to help them living a better life, starting with schools & education
Professional accomplishments include... Bringing the Self-Science program to schools and watching the amazing effects it had on the people involved (kids, teachers, parents). Being part of the Six Seconds team is a big accomplishment for me as well!
A few past experiences...Before joining Six Seconds I started as Financial Supervisor, then got boring with finance (I understood I was bored after I broke an arm and I was happy I couldn't go to work for a while) and started as a Consultant/Project Manager in an IT company while studying and attending coaching school and Six Seconds EQ courses.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. it can help people to be more aware and find their way without the need of breaking an arm (like happened to me) It also really help to be more open minded, loving and compassionate with the world and with other people. I really think it's a starting point for a better world.
Favorite... My favorite music band is New Order
I'd love to talk to you about ... I love talking about big questions, where do we really come from, what's our mission on the planet and thing like that. I am fascinated by the big mysteries of our lives.. Aren't emotions one of those?
Story... I understood that everything is possible when I met Klaus Kinski in my living room (he was visiting a friend in Rome and rang the wrong door) short after watching Nosferatu and being fascinated by his acting. Then years later I had the chance to meet and talk to my musical hero, Bernard Sumner from New Order after a gig of the band and he told me his favorite movie of all time was Nosferatu with Klaus Kinski. Sincronicity is something really interesting, isn't it?
Manuela GrassoEQ Tutor, Italy
My Noble Goal is... Encourage people to find beauty in every place, every person and every situation.
My work is about... Taking care of the organization of the virtual Unlocking, Assessor and Brain Profile paths and support people during their journey to certification.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I worked as a telephone operator and back office worker in a call center, as an administrative coordinator in a construction company and as an administrative employee and recruiter in a call center network.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I have experienced first hand the power of emotions as allies in my self management and in my relationship with others..
Favorite... I like listening to nature, playing with my children, cuddling my dog.... I love kneading pizza and eating it with my friends!
July UrrutiaDevelopment Manager & EQ Biz Consultant, Spain
My Noble Goal is... create inspiring and challenging well-being environments
My work is about... Supporting people to develop self-leadership as a key to achieving their goals
Professional accomplishments include... Specialization Diploma in Research in Business Administration and Management at Pablo de Olavide university – Spain, a master in organizational behavior and human resources; and currently studying a master in Mindfulnes at Zaragoza university in Spain
A few past experiences... One of my great purposes since I studied Psychology was to work on the integral development of people, with the passing of my experience my purpose was finding its way into the corporate environment, transnational companies in Peru that always placed in my management indicators inclusion, diversity and gender equity among other issues.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I strongly believe that if people could have more empathy and compassion they could develop more as human beings.
Favorite... I love traveling, I like to make friends, learning, and developing people!
Quote... " The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” - Mark Twain.
I'd love to talk to you about ... leadership, compassionate leadership, emotions, coaching with Emotional Intelligence and mindfulness.
Ricky GoodmanEQ Biz Consultant, Europe
My work is about... Consultant in EQ Biz
Professional accomplishments include... I have over 25 years of experience working in multinational companies, primarily in Corporate Finance Leadership positions, but also in HR, Logistics and Accounting. I have lived and worked in 4 countries and have work experience in more than 20 European countries.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds I had been working as an independent consultant for the last 10 years in the field of personal and organisational transformation, but with a specialisation in the application of Emotional Intelligence.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. When I first started as a consultant/coach it wasn’t long before I was being asked to deliver Leadership Training, and usually it came with the latest flavour. I didn’t want to get caught up in delivering something topical, so I looked to what serves as the common denominator for all good leadership and I believe that is EQ.
I'd love to talk to you about ... EQ tools and models geared to practical use and putting EQ into action.
Antonella MálagaSuper Mentors Coordinator
My Noble Goal is... To help people reaching their own kind of happiness, flourishing by developing skills in well-being and EQ.
My work is about... Supporting Pop Up Festival program and the volunteers globally.
My Pop Up Festival journey started when I partnered with a Peruvian non-profit, which goal is to get kids out of poverty through a social music program giving them tools for a better future, to host Pop Up Festival in the aim to introduce to their kids EQ skills and practice Optimism. I've been hosting EQ Pop Up Festivals in Peru for different schools of low income areas, online and in person, since 2019 to the present.
A few past experiences... Along with joining Six Seconds, I'm a psychologist counselor in private practice also for an Italian-Peruvian non-profit, and a researcher of positive organizational psychology in the Peruvian context. I’ve been a professional volunteer for Mental Health causes since I started my career, two of my favorite past experiences was been part of a Seedstars project for supporting African startups participating as a Mentor, and being a founding member of Favored Nations org.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. that there's more than enough scientific data to say that it can help next generations become better adults and aid current population to make a better world.
Preferred Pronouns... She/Her. Third Culture Kid: as a result of that life experience I speak 3 languages fluently, and currently learning a 4th one out of fun (Spanish, English, Italian, Korean).
Favorite... My favorite flower is the sunflower 🌻
I'd love to talk to you about ... EQ, nature, and any of the arts.
Ayaka MawaridaPOP-UP Festival Coordinator
My Noble Goal is... Make a world where every person can live the way truly they are.
My work is about... Supporting POP-UP Festival hosts from all over the world to spread EQ and make the world a kinder, braver and safer place for everyone.
Professional accomplishments include... Founded an EQ & Equity learning platform in Japan. Holding an online space to learn EQ & Equity couple hours a month and leading a community of making a world "DAIJOUBU" ("safe" in English) place for children and adults. Accomplished the largest POP-UP Festival at shopping mall in Japan in 2021.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I had worked for an investing/trading company, and worked so hard to raise two little children as a single parent. Once I had hospitalized for a month due to extreme stress from the social unjust system, I was seeking for an opportunity to learn and become a professional about myself, and found a term "Self-Science" in Anabel Jensen's blog, and found Six Seconds.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. because I got to allow and embrace myself and others to a point where I could feel a lot more comfortable with being myself and interact with other people.
Favorite... My favorite foods are Japanese, Thailand, and Filipino food.
Liliana Rodríguez, MEBCNetwork Leader Coordinator - Latin America
Liliana Rodríguez, MEBC
My Noble Goal is... Provide knowledge to others, in a way that can help their overall well-being
My work is about... Supporting and building a good community of Emotional Intelligence Skills in LATAM
Professional accomplishments include... I have translated Six Seconds material to Spanish (assessments, articles, books, manuals, etc). I've already use assessments for children and adults as psychological support, and for organizations for recruiting. Currently, I am a volunteer Network Leaders Coordinator & POP UP Festival Super Mentor for LATAM.
A few past experiences... Before joining Six Seconds, I was working with children at a school teaching resilience and emotional intelligence skills, before that, I was learning about education as parent to apply with my own kids, and because my original Bachelor is in Computer Systems and Administration, I was working as Project Manager and Project Leader.
Favorite... A love to be curious, learn of a lot of new things, and my favorite activity is to read. I like mystery, sci-fi, poetry and good content genres
I'd love to talk to you about ... the things around us, classical & different music genres, books, international traditions, food, history... I like to talk a about interesting things that makes me feel good and give me knowledge, and more important, things that other people wants to share, because I love to hear what the others think and feel.
Lorea Martinez, PhDSEL Consultant
Lorea Martinez, PhD
Lorea’s noble goal is to develop emotionally intelligent schools: places where children, youth and adults feel safe, included and connected with the world around them. In order to meet this goal, Lorea supports schools to implement Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and teaches educators the principles of emotional intelligence. Her favorite emotions are curiosity, courage and serenity.
Lorea approaches the implementation of SEL programs with the expertise of a practitioner and the rigor of a researcher. A former special education teacher, Lorea has served students and adults in Spain, Nicaragua, and California, and has led several successful innovative initiatives in schools. She developed the first Special Education Program for 8 charter schools in the San Francisco-Bay Area and created a training-of-trainers program to enable 500+ school data leaders to interpret student achievement results to make instructional decisions.
Lorea’s doctoral dissertation received highest honors from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and won the 2014 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in SEL Research from the American Association of Educational Research (AERA). A testimony of the impact SEL can have on students and teachers, her research identifies the conditions that make SEL implementation possible in schools. Lorea is an active member of the SEL research community, currently conducting research on school climate, SEL implementation and school principals’ emotional intelligence. She is part of the leadership committee at AERA’s SEL Special Interest Group.
A published author, Lorea’s work can be found in the International Journal of Emotional Education, the Advances in SEL Research, the Manual de Orientación y Tutoría, and the well-known educational website Edutopia. She frequently blogs about how to incorporate SEL in teaching practices.
Lorea is a big fan of Bossa Nova, school supplies and salsa dancing. She has two daughters, Teresa and Clara.
Muhammad Noman, PMP®IT Team Manager
Muhammad Noman, PMP®
My Noble Goal is... I must strive to reform myself and people of the entire world
My work is about... managing Six Seconds’ IT processes and AGILE implementation with a focus on security, customer care, and developing people
Professional accomplishments include... led Six Seconds' IT services, expanding the scope of our systems to deliver over a dozen assessments in 25+ languages to 1000s of people per month
Passion... promote conflict management and peacebuilding
A few past experiences... I have played an instrumental part in project management, ETL, software architecture, DevOps and software development with commitment to provide people centered solutions for financial, telecommunications and telematics systems worldwide.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is…. I am interested in the human sides of things, because humans are at the heart of every business and emotions drive people, people drive performance, and performance drives profit.
Susan CharlesBoard Member
Dr. Charles is a member of the Board of Directors at Six Seconds, leads the MA program for aspiring school leaders at Notre Dame de Namur University, and served as an educator and educational leader for three decades. In 2009, Susan retired from K-12 after 12 years as principal of Ohlone School in Palo Alto, CA, where she led a robust implementation for social emotional learning to create a high performing school culture. She went on to train future principals at the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Born in Antigua in the West Indies, Charles was educated at Santa Clara University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Deborah LustigAdvisory Board
Deborah Lustig is the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a cultural anthropologist whose research has focused on gender and education in the United States and Kenya, where she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2004-5.
Dr. Lustig received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her articles about teenage mothers have been published in the journals Anthropology and Education Quarterly and Childhood and in the new book Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformation: Implications for Policy and Practice(Columbia University Press, 2009).
More: Dr. Lustig’s website
Peter SaloveyAdvisory Board
Peter Salovey and his colleague Jack Mayer defined and tested the concept of emotional intelligence; they wrote the seminal papers in the field in the early 1990s that launched the international scientific EQ movement.
Dr. Salovey is now President of Yale University, as well as Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology and former chair of the Psychology Department at Yale.
He has written or edited eight books and has authored more than 200 scientific publications – including The Wisdom in Feelings, The Emotionally Intelligent Manager, and Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence. Professor Salovey is a founding editor of the Review of General Psychology and an associate editor of the new APA journal, Emotion. His course in Psychology and Law was the most popular course in Yale University history. He is a Justice of the Peace and a licensed psychologist in the State of Connecticut. In his leisure time, he plays stand-up bass with the Professors of Bluegrass.
Karen Stone McCownBoard Member, co-Founder
Karen Stone McCown
Karen began her involvement with emotional intelligence when she founded the Nueva School (Hillsborough, California) in 1967. In planning the school she met with educators, political & business leaders and Nobel Laureates to consider the educational needs of our society. She saw that the central foundation of a school should be not simply giving students knowledge, but giving them the opportunity to develop wisdom. She created the nation’s first emotional intelligence curriculum, Self Science, a program she facilitated for nearly 3 decades. Karen is the Chairman of the Board for Synapse School, started by Six Seconds.
Paulina OlssonAdvisory Board
As a Co-Founder and CEO at Peppy Pals, she is devoted to changing the educational system for children to make sure that EQ and IQ goes hand in hand. Peppy Pals, founded by Rosie Linder in 2013, is a pioneer within the field of digital, play-based social and emotional learning (SEL/EQ) for children.
They are the first company in the world that has gamified EQ for children without using text or language, and has since start developed a series of educational, award winning apps, books, movies and activities that nurture children’s ages 2-8 Social & Emotional Intelligence using story-telling and humor. The Swedish company is, since September 2018, supported by LEGO Brand Group.
George McCownBoard Member
George E. McCown was chairman, co-founder, and managing director of McCown De Leeuw & Co. Inc. LLC (“MDC”) of Foster City, California and is a co-founder and operating director, American Infrastructure MLP Funds. He spent his early years with Boise Cascade Corporation, ultimately as senior VP, building materials group and president, Boise Cascade Home and Land Corp.
His current business affiliations include chairman of the board, Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF), Tunnel Hill Partners, LLC, Gold Run Aviation LLC and Sequoia Corp. and a director of United Bridge Partners, LLC. Previously he has been a chairman, vice chairman, and/or a director of over 40 private and public companies.
He is a founding director of ChrysCap, a leading private equity firm in India; chairman emeritus of the World Business Academy; immediate past chair of Outward Bound USA and a director of the American Himalayan Foundation, the Bay Area Council, and Six Seconds, Inc.
He is a former trustee of Stanford University; overseer of the Hoover Institution; director of the Packard Children’s Hospital and president of the Stanford Alumni Association. He currently is a member of Stanford Associates, the World Presidents Organization (presiding member of WPO/NCC Investors LLC), the Chief Executives Organization, Explorers Club and the Bohemian Club.
He received a BS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University, where he worked as an assistant to Professor Georges F. Doriot, founder of American Research & Development Corp., following service as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command.
He is married to Karen Stone McCown, founder of the Nueva, Six Seconds and Synapse Schools. They have 8 children, 13 grandchildren and reside in Portola Valley, CA.
Mark HarrisonAdvisory Board
Mark Harrison, M.A., M.B.A, is an expert on business strategy & product innovation focused on consumer internet. After earning his MA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, then MBA with Distinction at Harvard, Mark served on a range of strategy, payments, and innovation projects at Boston Consulting Group and BCG Digital Ventures. He went on to run Corporate Strategy & New Ventures for PayPal and the Mobile business for eBay, N. America.
Candace PertAdvisory Board in Memoriam
Dr. Candace Pert was an internationally recognized pharmacologist who has published over 250 scientific articles on peptides and their receptors and the role of these neuropeptides in the immune system. Dr. Candace Pert received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served as Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry of the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), held a Research Professorship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and then served as the Scientific Director of RAPID Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
In the mid-1980’s, while researching the function of classical immune cell receptors, such as CD4, in brain, Dr. Pert, with her collaborator Dr. Michael Ruff, developed the first of a new class of treatments for HIV/AIDS, the viral entry inhibitor Peptide T. This non-toxic experimental therapeutic blocks the virus from binding to its cellular chemokine receptor CCR5 and infecting the cell. Recent human studies show that Peptide T substantially reduces HIV in the blood and the treatment resistant, persistently infected cellular reservoirs which do not respond to current therapies.
Dr. Pert holds a number of patents for modified peptides in the treatment of psoriasis, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke and head trauma. One of these, peptide T, is currently undergoing research, in the United States, for the treatment of AIDS and neuroAIDS.
Ayman SawafBoard Member in Memoriam
Ayman Sawaf was one of Six Seconds' pioneering board members; he founded Feel.org which he merged with Six Seconds, and together we committed to bring emotional literacy and emotional intelligence to millions of children. For over thirty years, Ayman built foundations for new ways of thinking, working, and feeling to transform human potential. Ayman passed away in March 2022, and we join his wife, family and friends all around the globe in honoring his memory by staying awake, playfully engaging in learning, and connecting with heart.
Ayman's passion and vision sparked new maps to evolve our relationships with ourselves, our emotions, and the workplace. His book, Sacred Commerce: A Blueprint for a New Humanity, which he co-authored with his wife Rowan Gabrielle, puts focus on evolving the business world one person at a time. An international visionary entrepreneur, published musician, and best-selling author, Ayman Sawaf was one of the original creators of the discipline now known as Emotional Literacy and was an early pioneer in Emotional Intelligence. His book Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations, which he co-authored with Dr. Robert Cooper, was the book that introduced Emotional Intelligence in the business world.
Chiara BonuzziEQ Education Consultant, Italy
My Noble Goal is... to help the development of self-awareness and compassion as levers for making happy choices and doing one's best.
My work is about... to bring Emotional Intelligence and SEL programs into the school and educational field.
Professional accomplishments include a... law degree and ICF-certified coach.
A few past experience... 20 years of experience as a designer of educational services in national and European contexts. I created the CACTUS method, the life project that makes life and career flourish.
Quote... "Try it, you can always go back".
Favorite... I love reading, living in the countryside and swimming.
I'd love to talk you about...Teacher and school experiences that improved the classroom climate through the development of Emotional Intelligence.
Cecilia JonssonEQ Biz Consultant, Europe
My Noble Goal is... inspire and boost me and others to use the emotional data together with other data in business and personal life.
My work is about... Supporting individuals and organizations to use and implement EQ as a useful data to increase business, performance, leadership skills and wellbeing.
Professional accomplishments include... I have been working with EQ in corporate organizations and in smaller businesses since 2010 in Sweden. I have delivered Leadership Programs, workshops, webinars and individual assessments and coaching for over 1000 participants.
I am proud of taking the EQ perspective to several businesses and organizations by combine the logical part of decision making and business acumen.
I joined EQ biz Europe 2023.
A few past experiences... I thought science would be my profession, but when I took a course in Psychology at the University of Uppsala, I changed my mind!
After my Bachelor of Social Behavior Science together with parallel studies in Psychology and Economics I finally found how to combine business, numbers, and emotions. This has been my profession for more than 20 years as both as a manager in HR, institutions, corporate businesses and as a consultant.
I am proud of have been leading a High Potential Program called Next Generation in Sweden, for more than10 years. The company is one of Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy and we used EQ training for 10 months as the baseline to develop skills for Leadership and Project Management.
I am certified in several tools for individuals and teams such as Six Seconds SEI Assessment.
One reason I’m personally passionate about emotional intelligence is… that I have seen what the awareness of emotions can add to the individual self-leadership and business success.
EQ is a powerful skill that enables success, growth, change, commitment, productivity, and well-being in both work and personal life. When we see the importance of emotional intelligence in our decision making, with our clients/customers and our relationships at work - we can build strong and sustainable organizations.
Favorite... I love spending time with family and friends often in nature, at music or culture events. My family likes down-hill skiing, sailing and sport events. I am a curious and people-oriented person who likes to have deep conversations around the dinner table, I read a lot and sing in a choir.
I'd love to talk to you about ... EQ and how to practice EQ in both individual and organizational development. EQ Coaching and Assessment can be a catalyst to your development and leadership.