emotional intelligence

EQ-i 2.0 ModelAs a certified life coach and trained organizer, I accompany the self determined as they ‘declutter mentally, emotionally and physically’. What does this mean? My clients are mostly freelancers, entrepreneurs and contract/term workers who are looking to breathe in more satisfaction and joy into their varied life work so I help them clarify, design and walk that path.

One of the many tools I offer for growth is the Emotional Quotient Inventory, the EQi. It is a self reporting tool that represents a snapshot of an individual’s social and emotional well being.

So what is emotional intelligence? MHS, the publisher of the EQi, describes it as “a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.” Click here for the benefits of understanding and improving emotional intelligence.

EQi Assessment Rates:
individual
$140.00 + HST

  • access to the EQi

  • 1 session via telephone to interpret the results and coach through an action plan to implement changes.

Who is this for?

In addition to an individual coaching package, or just on it's own, an individual seeks guidance regarding their ability to understand and enhance their emotional intelligence, in any area of their life work and play!
group
$125.00 + HST
(per person, minimum 5 people)

  • access to the EQi

  • 1 session via telephone per person to interpret the results and coach through an action plan to implement changes.

  • optional - a workshop for all members to discuss EI themes that apply to the group's environment (depending on length of workshop and location, an extra fee may apply)
Who is this for?

In addition to a group coaching package, or just on it's own, apply individual EI learning to your team or bring together a group of like-minded professionals to enjoy learning together.

BENEFITS

After participants have been debriefed on their EQi results, what learning occurs that allows them to grow and help more?

Think of a person who you consider to be an excellent leader. How about an amazing partner or awesome team player? When thinking about what makes them great, you may notice their ability to be present, engaging and empathetic. They may be confident, flexible and have a good grip on what’s really going on. You may admire their optimism and their integrity in regards to caring for their community. All these attributes point to emotional intelligence.

The EQi is a self-reporting tool that represents a snapshot of an individual’s social and emotional well being. The skills being analyzed are condensed into five composite categories that contribute to performance: self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal, decision making and stress management. Each of these are broken down into three subscales, providing fifteen building blocks of functioning for a coach and client to explore.

Although having high results in all the subscales may be desired, the focus is actually on the balance between them. Here are just a few of the many possibilities to examine:

  • Being able to express emotion well is important in the workplace so that others can read you. However, if your ability to emote is high, and if empathy is much lower, then perhaps that indicates a need to listen more, to be aware of how your expression affects others.
  • Flexibility is an essential skill because it is important to remain open to new ideas and change, although not at the expense of sound reason. If impulse control is rated much lower, this may suggest that changes are made haphazardly without proper thought to the implications.
  • If assertiveness is much higher than emotional self awareness, than you may be assertive without firmly understanding your own feelings. Ensure that you attend to your tone of voice, body language, and the manner in which you treat others when you are being assertive.
  • Being a strong problem solver is an asset, as long as it doesn’t override an evaluation of pertinent objective information. If reality testing scores low, then try validating thoughts and assumptions by asking someone else to define the problem as they see it. This validation process can keep you grounded while you arrive at timely decisions.

The beauty of emotional intelligence is that it can be developed over time. With the guidance of a coach, a client will look at the impact of their emotions in any part of their life, prioritize the areas that they would like to enhance and create a plan of action to implement change in their top choice.

I look forward to working with you!

Jo @ Solomojo Coaching