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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, BOBI SEREDICH AND OUR TRAINERS
“I was first introduced to Bobi while attending a conference focused on Employee Recognition. Bobi’s touching story and her passion around empathy, authenticity, and building connections drew me in immediately. She is an insightful executive coach and all-around incredible leader. Bobi’s courses through SWIEI are thoughtfully designed to resonate, and have meaningful takeaways that are immediately applicable in the business environment. I believe that people of all EI skill levels, from novice to master, will gain greater self-awareness and strengthen their EI competencies using her lessons.”
“The 6-week online Emotional Intelligence for Leaders was an amazing learning experience for me and my management team. It was challenging our group to reflect on our behaviors and impact, as well as appreciating the strengths we have and contributions we make to our organization. The lessons are well organized and deep in content, followed by quizzes, practices, and insights to reinforce the learning. The practice videos are eye-opening because we see how our conversations can be more effective if we pay attention to a few important details. My team and I are recommending others to start the next class. Congratulations to the SWIEI Team for developing this comprehensive EI training!”
“Bobi was our business best practices speaker in all our 12 Roundtables (C-Suite execs from 90+ companies). She did an excellent job educating and leveraging her emotional intelligence expertise and demonstrated how our leadership teams can build stronger teams and relationships. Both are critical for our fast-growing businesses to scale effectively.”
“Bobi is a skilled facilitator that we utilize for workshops such as emotional intelligence, crucial conversations, storytelling, presentation skills, and others. She combines her intelligence, knowledge, and experience with her warmth and empathy for a perfect combination. She instantly connects with the participants and creates a safe environment for open discussions. And the participants walk away with actionable items to implement in their lives. I highly recommend Bobi as a facilitator and a coach.”
“I can’t articulate enough how much I appreciate the executive coaching and guidance I received from Bobi during some tough times for my business. I was able to become much more self-aware as a leader and understand how I could work in my strengths and effectively address the gaps on my leadership team. She coached me through some difficult situations, and I came through that time much better prepared for our successful future.
Bobi also introduced our leadership team to an ongoing series of emotional intelligence and team effectiveness trainings aimed at improving our collective leadership skills and tapping into our highest potential. These interactive sessions have had a positive impact on us both personally and professionally and we all carry these lessons forward in our daily lives. She is a genuinely warm and caring person who leverages her own personal experiences to relate to the inevitable ups and downs of running a business and with her, I feel like I have an ally, mentor, accountability coach, and friend in my corner.”
“Bobi and her team at Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence have been an invaluable resource to me as a presiding judge and our court team. She provided a detailed survey and assessment of our organization – it identified our team strengths and, more importantly, it identified our gaps. Bobi provided a roadmap with concrete steps for success. It guided us to pro-actively solve many of our team challenges. Her staff also used the assessment to coach and work with our supervisors to improve their management skills. Bobi’s one-on-one coaching sessions with me provided important insights about my strengths and areas for improvement as a court leader. Her feedback is specific, accurate, and actionable. The emotional intelligence skills I learned and continue to practice with our entire team have made a significant positive difference in our organization. Working with Bobi and SWIEI has been an incredible experience and a worthwhile investment that will benefit our organization for years to come.”
“Lawyers can be a tough crowd, but Bobi won them over in the opening moments of her presentation. She worked with our organization to tailor her message to the legal profession and kept a roomful of women lawyers engaged and learning through the last hour of our conference. Thanks to Bobi and her team, we left inspired to try for “1% better” and with some concrete tools to make that happen.”
“The Emotional Intelligence course came at just the right time for me. I learned techniques to help myself remain calm and not respond with too much emotion and how to build trust with others while still holding them accountable. The interactive platform even allowed me the opportunity to see myself in action so I could clearly see how I wanted to improve my own communication. I immediately started implementing the EI competencies as I interacted with my team, as soon as I learned them, so I could be a more present leader. I keep a copy of the competency cards with me in my work bag as a quick reference, to remind myself of the key components of Emotional Intelligence – so I can always stay focused on maintaining the highest levels of emotional intelligence during any situation.”
“Our association has been working with Bobi for many years. Not only is she a great speaker and educator, she is such a nice person and great to work with. Our last event was via Zoom (June 2021), and she did not fail to disappoint. She is an attendee favorite, and we all look forward to and are inspired by her workshops. Thank you Bobi. We look forward to having you back to an in-person event soon!”
“The Emotional Intelligence workshop that Bobi created and delivered at our 2015 Annual Leadership Conference was one of the most highly rated sessions we’ve ever had. The audience was captivated by the topic and many made the commitment to incorporate the EI concepts in their approach to leadership. Bobi was wonderful to work with. She is knowledgeable on this topic and a true professional. I recommend her highly.”
“Bobi is a terrific presenter and trainer. She has created leadership programs for our company impacting the future of our business. She is hard working and very committed to delivering results.”
“Bobi and Joelle do an outstanding job of conveying the principles and getting us to recognize the importance of EI!”
“Bobi is one of a kind. She’s a great writer, a great speaker, but most importantly she’s a great person.”
“Bobi, has done a wonderful job inspiring so many people with her story. She gives people hope and courage to continue the journey.”
“I have known Bobi personally and professionally for nearly 16 years. She has provided our insurance agency and many of our top customers with knowledge and useful tools to navigate everyday business and personal situations. These tools encourage leadership and skillful management of difficult situations. I highly recommend SWIEI services.”
“The Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership programs have given our team leaders another edge on how to be better communicators and more productive in a fast paced and always changing environment. I highly recommend this EI training for anyone wanting to improve employees’ self awareness and communication while developing your high performing leaders. Bobi has a fantastic facilitative and presentation style. The creative and interactive exercises drive key points around the topic as well as customize it for our line of business.”
“Dynamic Speaker! Very interesting message. Something we don’t always think about but maybe should. EXCELLENT PRESENTER! Great Topic! So effective. Great Speaker. Great Content. Great session, takeaways, presentation, all excellent. I would recommend Bobi to anyone who is thinking about investing in Emotional Intelligence and leadership training!”
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for a fantastic presentation. I heard from a number of folks between yesterday and today that there was a lot of valuable information and they really enjoyed it. I appreciate you tailoring your presentation to our needs and I will keep you updated on our value voice feedback conversation today!
“Bobi has worked with The Village for over 10 years helping us find amazing keynote speakers and delivering her leadership training programs. She takes time to listen to our needs and customizes her programs for all levels of employees, from our senior management team to our front line employees. Bobi has done a great job staying current with the employee training industry which has allowed her to deliver new and innovative training to our employees year after year. I would highly recommend Bobi to help you deliver the right message and provide key takeaways for your next leadership program.”
After taking Emotional Intelligence training, we found a way to leverage the EI Competency Cards with our Emerging Leaders. The program we teach prepares high potentials and first time leaders to use the cards as a self-refection tool as part of their Emerging Leaders program journey.
I had the pleasure of attending your presentation on Friday. Simply amazing and so impressive – you did an outstanding job. Loved the content and delivery!
“Bobi challenges our own thinking by measuring our level of optimism and pessimism. Wow! I have some rewiring to do!”
The Emotional Intelligence (EI) workshop as part of our agency’s Leadership Training provided valuable insight into the influence EI has on the qualities and characteristics that make a person an exceptional leader. The interactive exercises illustrated the variety of emotional needs across our workforce, increased self-awareness, and provided instruments for personal growth in key areas. Applying the concepts presented in the EI Competency Model will support our workforce in finding that balance between “heart” and “edge”.
This training was unbelievably beneficial for not only my career but for me personally. It has given me tools that has helped me with my team as well as at home. Tools I use every day and will continue to use in my lifetime. It made me look at how I manage, present myself and how I can deal with difficult situations. The online course flew by and was very manageable and incorporated tools I have not seen in traditional training. I have been through many trainings in this field and the Emotional Intelligence training through SWIEI is the best by far and has helped me navigate through many difficult circumstances and allowed me to feel that I have done the best I can in every situation.
Our company has been using the Emotional Intelligence competency cards for over a year with much success. The new online platform adds a true upgrade to our tools by having video descriptions to deepen the understanding of the 12 competencies and how they fit into the spectrum of emotional intelligence skills. I also appreciate all of the extra links and resources and activities that comes included. I have a refreshed plan to reinforce these competencies within our organization.
Working with Bobi was such a fulfilling experience. It helped me to understand the different aspects of Emotional Intelligence and focus on areas where I may have had blind spots. Our work together showed me that one of my strengths was my authenticity, which was an area of self-doubt previously. I felt I needed to fit into a certain box, tailoring my leadership style to match others within my organization. I learned that by doing this I was being unauthentic to myself, which was holding me back when leading others through their own development. After recognizing this aspect about myself, I was able to lean into my true authentic self and my leadership confidence soared!
Bobi’s straightforward and honest coaching style comes with a genuine caring for her clients, making me feel immediately at ease with her. With her guidance I was able take what I learned about EI and bring those learnings to my team, helping with their development as well.