Emotional Intelligence

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far”

Daniel Goleman
Psychologist, science journalist and author of the best-selling book “Emotional Intelligence”

I am experienced in helping people develop their emotional intelligence skills. On top of our IQ and our technical skills, studies and research show that “being emotionally intelligent” is crucial to our success in life and the workplace.

I have learned from and am inspired by -among others- Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Barbara Fredrickson, whose work focuses on emotional intelligence, positive and negative emotions at the workplace and recent findings in neuroscience showing how the emotional part of our brain learns and the consequences of developing Emotional Intelligence skills.

I am inspired by the application of these studies to my work as a career advisor, coach and facilitator, and how they help my clients accomplish their goals. In my experience, Emotional Intelligence skills are best developed through experiential knowledge and learning by doing in real life, with guidance along the learning process.


Sources:
Daniel Goleman: Working with Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman: Understanding the Science of Moods at Work
Daniel Goleman: video on why leaders need to connect on an emotional level
Barbara Fredrickson: Coursera online course (www.coursera.org) which discusses the findings of her research in the field of positive psychology
Martin Seligman: Ted Talk: the new area of positive psychology
Richard Boyatzis: Neuroscience and the link between inspirational leadership and resonant relationships