While the concept of social and emotional intelligence is starting to become more widely understood, many are still somewhat unsure of exactly what it is and how it can add to their success on the job and in their personal lives. The truth is, the most successful people in work and in life have the ability to manage themselves and manage their relationships with others. Social and emotional intelligence (S+EI or sometimes referred to as EI or EQ) encompasses many skill sets, including stress management, resilience, managing conflict productively, powerful influencing skills, catalyzing change, teamwork and collaboration, building trust and much more.
Unfortunately, we see it most when it’s lacking – think of the boss who explodes when a deadline is missed, or the co-worker whom no one trusts. These people are limited by their lack of S+EI skills.
The good news? S+EI can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives. It’s never too late to add these essential skills to your career strategy, and research concludes the fastest way to enhance your S+EI skills is through coaching.
Our Certified Social + Emotional Coaches begin with an assessment of S+EI skills. We use the most comprehensive S+EI assessment instrument on the market today, the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile® . The SEIP® measures the 26 competencies identified as critical in socially and emotionally intelligent individuals, teams and organizations. View the 4-quadrant model of SEI.
The 78-item SEIP® is available online as both a self-report and 360 multi-rater format. This gives us immediate insights into our client’s strengths and potential development needs when it comes to social and emotional intelligence, allowing us to target the most important areas for development first.
Once we have identified strengths and development opportunities in S+EI, we work with our clients to create a development plan for strengthening their social and emotional intelligence. Over the course of several sessions (a complete S+EI coaching program can run six months or more), we provide our clients with worksheets, tip sheets and all the tools they need to accelerate their own self-awareness, their awareness of others (and their potential impact on others), as well as the tools they need to manage their social and emotional and behavioral responses in challenging situations. In addition, throughout the coaching program, we work with our clients on key relationship management skills such as powerful influencing skills, communication, visionary leadership, conflict management, teamwork and collaboration, and building trust (among others).
This comprehensive coaching program is guaranteed to quickly enhance our clients’ awareness of themselves and others, and better manage themselves and their relationships with others.
In addition to the coaching program, we also offer training in S+EI. We would be happy to facilitate an interactive and highly informative session to introduce the concepts of social and emotional intelligence. During this time we can also provide participants with their very own Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile® so they can identify their strengths and potential vulnerabilities in S+EI. We can also bring a series of training modules into your organization on topics such as:
. . . and many more. In all, we provide a comprehensive program that will enhance the S+EI skills of your workforce in 26 distinct areas.