Just finished speaking at the amazing WeConnect International in Canada National Conference. It was such a privilege to be there with so many inspiring and talented business owners. We came away not only with valuable information, but with exciting new connections and potential business opportunities. Feeling very grateful for this time to meet new people and to see how we can all help one another with our growth. One could say that this conference really is Emotional Intelligence in action - we are all in the process of building mutually beneficial relationships!
So you've heard about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and the crucial role it plays in employee engagement and organizational performance. What you may not be as familiar with is how mindfulness is a powerful accelerator to both Emotional Intelligence.
For instance Hulsheger et al, 2013 found that mindfulness promotes job satisfaction and aids in the prevention of burnout from emotional exhaustion, while Davidson et al , 2003 concluded that mindfulness increased the ability to handle stressful or negative situations. And interestingly, even short amounts of mindfulness practice can create positive results - just four twenty minute sessions over four days reduced anxiety, improved executive functioning and working memory (Zeidan et al 2010). These are but a few of the myriad of studies showing the beneficial effects of mindfulness on both emotional functioning...
Dave and I had the immense pleasure of offering an Emotional Intelligence training course to teachers at the Montague Public School as part of their Professional Development Day. Teachers have the double duty of not only developing their EQ skills, but also helping children learn social and emotional skills as well, all the while delivering curriculum throughout the day!
With this in mind, we kicked off the training course with a guided meditation to help the teachers get into a relaxed and positive state. Just a few minutes had everyone breathing a little more deeply and ready to engage.
We had a very fulfilling afternoon sharing techniques teachers can use to strengthen their emotional self awareness and self-management, and to deepen their relationship skills, both with one another and with children. We know sharing this information can make suc...
Sodexo is one of the largest employers in the world, with over 420,000 employees. Using their online meeting platform, Jean had the opportunity to give an entry-level workshop on Harnessing the Power of Emotions with Sodexo staff across Canada.
"Emotional Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of Emotions and Intention to Create the Business You Want"
Weconnect International Canada's Power the Economy Conference in Toronto provides a forum for the growth of women owned businesses through educational presentations, networking opportunities and connection to large corporate supply chains. The conference is attended by top multinational organizations such as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, EY, IBM, Marriott, Merck, Sodexo, TransCanada, and Walmart, as well as senior government representatives including Canada's Minister of International Trade. Jean was asked to give two workshops to the group on the power of emotional intelligence in the workplace and key CoVibrance techniques for business success.
The Senderlea Exchange is a transformative leadership development program for women managers seeking advancement to the executive level. Jean has been a guest lecturer at the Senderlea Exchange in Ottawa for over 5 years providing training on Emotional Power to the group. Over half of The Exchange Alumnae have won competitions and earned promotions within six months of graduation.