My work with individuals helps them to be happier, more productive, and better colleagues and/or team leaders. Together we work on emotional self-awareness, constructive management of emotions, and expanding awareness of what others are feeling in order to manage ourselves and our colleagues most effectively.
Who benefits the most?
I have found emotional intelligence coaching most effective for new leaders and individual contributors at an organization. That’s not to say that seasoned managers can’t benefit (they can!) but when a manager is freshly learning how to manage others effectively, our work together puts them miles ahead.
Emotional intelligence training gives developing leaders insight into their behaviours. It clarifies what they might want to change in order to build the capacity to lead more effectively.
It’s something that’s beneficial to all individuals. Getting in touch with yourself and identifying elements of your own behaviour, your triggers, your reactions and those of your colleagues makes it much easier to rise to your potential as an individual and as a coach.
How it works
Once we establish an individual’s needs, goals, and acknowledge any areas that they are aware of needing work, I use an assessment tool to find out more. The online tools I use are developed by Learning In Action Technologies, the world leader in emotional intelligence assessment and training. Assessment involves watching a number of videos and responding to associated questions.
Review & Reflect
It’s difficult to tie emotional intelligence coaching to the bottom line, but it most certainly has a positive impact on revenue. Of course there are other benefits, like a better work atmosphere, higher employee satisfaction and—most powerful of all—increased engagement.