EQ Insight Coaching

 

EQ Insight Coaching is a coaching technique that combines proven mindfulness practices and an array of coaching tools that enable you to recognize and access your own innate wisdom, discover your own path to higher purpose, and remove the self-created obstacles to achieving a life of success, however you might define it.   This practice centers on developing emotional intelligence, which is a learnable set of skills that influences how accurately we perceive ourselves, how articulately we express ourselves, how well we develop and maintain relationships, and how adept we are at coping with challenges. Once we understand that our emotions are data, we can see them as useful information that helps us make decisions and understand ourselves and others in our world.

Emotional intelligence employed in the workplace:

-increases organizational trust

-reduces “over-sharing”,

-discourages drama, 

-eliminates blame, and

-creates a safe environment of sustainable high performance.

EQ Insight Coaching uses the internationally recognized EQ-i2.0 model and assessment test to frame emotional intelligence in terms of fifteen individual skills and five composite skill sets:

  • Self-Perception: self-regard, self-actualization, emotional self-awareness
  • Self-Expression: emotional expression, assertiveness, independence
  • Interpersonal: interpersonal relationships, empathy, social responsibility
  • Decision Making: problem solving, reality testing, impulse control
  • Stress Management: flexibility, stress tolerance, optimism

Note: The inclusion of the last two composites, decision-making and stress tolerance, differentiate the EQ-i2.0 model from the others I’ve investigated, making it much more useful in workplace environments.

The EQ-i2.0 assessment test scores the individual on four levels:

  • the individual skills;
  • the composite skill sets;
  • well-being and happiness; and
  • overall emotional intelligence.

It also points to imbalances in skill sets that may amplify problematic behaviors, for instance, someone with low impulse control and high emotional expression might come off as a drama queen, while someone with high optimism and low reality testing may often find themselves getting in over their heads.

The beauty of the model is that it provides a vocabulary to describe behavior without judgment, positions the scores as a way of illustrating which skills are over- or under-utilized, and encourages assessment of both the benefits of practicing EQ skills in a balanced way, and the costs of not doing so.

Curious about how your own emotional intelligence compares to the rest of the population?  Take the EQ-i2.0 assessment and find out!

The test is administered online, and takes 15-20 minutes to complete.  The test price includes a 75-minute EQ Insight Coaching session to review the 19-page report generated by MHS, the psychological testing service.

EQ-i2.0 self-assessment test with debrief: $400

EQ-360 assessment test (includes self-assessment and peer/manager/friend/family feedback from up to six raters, plus debrief): $850

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