How to Build Adaptability and Manage Change with Emotional Intelligence

As a leader of change, it is important to recognize how change will impact the emotional experience of an employee. One way to understand change is in terms of situation and transition. Change is situational.  It is a disruption of…

Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs: Key Emotional Intelligence Competencies

With March being Women’s History Month, and the Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence recently becoming a certified women-owned business, I want to celebrate a special woman in history: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot. A Spotlight on the…

Intention vs. Impact: Love Human Beings Not Human Doings

We judge ourselves based on our good intentions, and we judge others based on their actions. The holiday season is full of good intentions but also many emotional pitfalls and opportunities to feel let down, put down, or shut down.

The Power of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate gratitude.  I am thankful for my family, friends, clients (many are good friends too), vendors, and all of you who take the time to read my blogs. I discovered the power of gratitude when I learned…

How to Be More Charismatic

I’ve been enjoying podcasts for the last few years, and I’m not surprised about their rise in popularity. Personally, I think podcasts act as windows into authentic conversations. Whether you enjoy self-help, mystery, humor, news, or personal…
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5 Emotional Intelligence Sales Tips Inspired from The Office

I’m a big fan of Michael Scott in the hit show The Office. The original version of the show was created by Ricky Gervais in England and it was his idea to have Michael’s character be a great salesman to appeal to an American audience. Michael…

Resilience and Emotional Mastery: How Are People Sustaining and Thriving Today?

The pandemic has sped up the rate of change in our world, which was already moving at an extraordinary speed due to advances in technology and changing ideas. Today, leaders and their organizations are forced to address increasingly complex…

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Taylor Swift

March is here and you know what that means: It’s Women’s History Month — a time to celebrate the vital role of women in American history. Let’s take a look back at some key milestones: 1980: President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation…

Why It’s Important for High-Performing Leaders to Prioritize Self-Care

I’ve spent decades coaching and noticed the most successful executives and leaders take time for self-care while balancing stress. Their key to success is more about attitude than time. Your ability to change your mindset and attitude has…

Interviews with Bobi Seredich: Emotional Intelligence Core Competencies and Practice Tools

What Are Some of the EI Core Competencies? In the training programs that we deliver, there are some core competencies that make up emotional intelligence. And so those core competencies fall under, basically your self-awareness, then your…