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Emotional Intelligence, EI


Our Specialty is Connecting Powerful Emotional and
Social Intelligence Theory with Results -
Lasting Skills Enhancement!

In hard times, the soft stuff often goes away. But emotional intelligence, it turns out, isn’t so soft. If emotional obliviousness jeopardizes your ability to perform, fend off aggressors, or be compassionate in a crisis, no amount of attention to the bottom line will protect your career. Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times.
It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.

  - Harvard Business Review
Leaders and teams with high emotional and social effectiveness (ESE) are more successful and more resilient than those who are only technically qualified. ESE is based on the skills of respecting yourself, reaching for your potential, valuing and motivating others, and engaging creatively when conflict happens.

The Center for Creative Leadership found the primary causes of derailment in executives involve deficits in emotional competence. Especially:
      1. Difficulty in handling change
      2. Not being able to work well in a team
      3. Poor interpersonal relations

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These are skills that can be learned.
Emotional Intelligence, or better yet, emotional and social effectiveness, is based on the skill set that enables us to engage, influence and motivate ourselves and one other. With ESE we will help you build new productivity into your organizational and personal performance. Emotional Intelligence is responsible for 27 to 45% of workplace success. You can achieve the success you know is available by tying ESE measurement and skill development directly to the competencies you need to support top performance.

Assessments Promote Well Targeted Hiring, Development and Retention
For individuals, we work with the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi 2.0®) family of instruments as they are the first scientifically developed and validated measure of ESE, have over one million applications worldwide, and strongly enhance the ability to develop competencies organizationally and individually. For teams, we work with the Team Emotional and Social Intelligence Survey® (TESI®), which provides in-depth feedback on the top seven skills needed to build team productivity.  Learn More


  • EQi2.0 – Individual, self rater report covering the 16 factors found necessary for success in the workplace and all of life.
    The EQ-i2.0 is a 133 question self-assessment that explores the frequency of and role that sixteen different elements of emotional well-being play in your life, by applying the fifteen skills in this new model together with happiness as an indicator of emotional and social well-being. Supported by extensive research, the five areas of self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal, decision making, and stress management frame the use of the related skills that make up the key dimensions of this assessment. The EQ-i2.0 yields standardized scores, which means your score compared to the recently developed norm group (the general population), for the sixteen skill areas.

  • EQ 360 - The EQ 360 is a statistically valid and reliable multi-rater report which probes deeper than the self report found in the EQi. It provides the ability to have those who work closely with the client provide information as well. It highlights key employee strengths and impediments to high performance, along with areas that could be developed for maximum functioning. It is a great tool for coaching as it can be used to follow up and measure progress over time. Up to 50 raters may provide their responses.

TESI® is a team 360 designed so your team gains the data to recognize and build on its strengths while identifying and addressing its weaknesses, all of which supports targeted strategic focus. Learn More

The EQi 2.0 Group Report presents the amalgamation of the individual EQi results from your team, demonstrating the strengths and challenges of the individuals on your team.

Recognize your strengths, use emotional and social effectiveness to expand your skills and create authentic motivation to be all you can be! Contact Us to schedule EI benefits for you or your organization.

The Emotionally Intelligent Team

In this compelling book, authors Marcia Hughes and James Terrell offer practical information and a guide for businesses that want to draw on the power of the emotional competencies of their teams. They reveal how individuals, team members, and leaders can take the steps to become more emotionally and socially intelligent (ESI) team members and show how to put in place the practices and exercises that will help any team grow in emotional intelligence.

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Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence Edited By Marcia Hughes, Henry L. Thompson and James Bradford Terrell

This Handbook will be of great use for any practitioner involved in the development of emotional intelligence abilities and competencies, and is a must-read for those who want a state-of-the-art overview of the many applications of emotional intelligence theory. - Daniel Goleman

Announcing a powerful edited volume with contributions from EI leaders worldwide on topics such as :
    - Combining Myers Briggs & the EQi
    - Solving Team Conflict
    - Coaching for Success

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A Coach’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence is a groundbreaking book that combines the topics of coaching and emotional intelligence in a down-to-earth resource for coaches, facilitators, and consultants. We draw on our expertise in the field of emotional intelligence training to offer a number of elegant solutions that help coaches and their clients develop the authentic emotional skills needed to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex world. The book shows how EI coaching can be applied within organizations and provides a solid coaching method for use with leaders in business settings. The book outlines five highly-effective strategies for developing influential leaders

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Emotional Intelligence In Action

Breaking new ground in providing a cross-reference matrix that maps 65 exercises to four leading emotional intelligence models – the EQi 2.0, TESI, MSCEIT and EISA. Collaborative Growth takes Emotional Fitness to the next level in the 2nd edition of their book Emotional Intelligence In Action - 2nd Edition. These 46 workouts for coaches and trainers will empower your people's productive behavior and help them eliminate the unproductive habits that limit their success (and yours)!

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TESI Short The Facilitator’s Guide set for Team Emotional and Social Intelligence offers a unique set of five tools for determining and developing your team’s emotional effectiveness in the seven dimensions that are a prerequisite for high performance. Created by two leaders in the field of emotional Intelligence training, Marcia Hughes and James Bradford Terrell, this powerful set of tools is designed to inform you on the most current information on emotional and social intelligence research and strategies for promoting team development and outlines the authors’ proven Collaborative Growth® Team Model. This set of tools gives you and your team members the ability to rate your team’s performance on the seven skills required for success and provides strategies for growing those skills strategically.

The Facilitator’s Guide Set includes four items in addition to the Facilitator’s Guide, each of which can also be purchased individually. The Facilitator’s Guide gives the facilitator or trainer complete guidance in providing a day or 1/2 day team EI program and in working with the Short format of the TESI, which is a quick gauge on team emotional and social intelligence. The Guide includes a power point to support that training. Teams who want to learn more can then take the full TESI through Collaborative Growth or one of our certified trainers. The additional items supporting the Facilitator, and which can be purchased separately are:
  • A copy of the book, The Emotionally Intelligent Team
  • The TESI® Short – Team Assessment (workshops work well and easily when you purchase one for everyone)
  • A Participant Workbook (workshops work well and easily when you purchase one for everyone)
  • Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI Short) poster

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Life's 2% Solution presents a field-tested process and proven techniques for fully integrating your professional and personal selves. Invest in yourself and find ”passionate equilibrium” – a state of living your life with passion, balance and happiness.

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