What is Emotional Intelligence?


Emotional Intelligence, referred to as EQ (Emotional Quotient) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, engage socially, and navigate challenges.

Emotional Intelligence is not a basis for being “emotional” but our ability to effectively identify and manage our emotions and the emotions of others as a means to favorable outcomes. 


How do we use Emotional Intelligence?


Emotional Intelligence helps us to:


  • to self reflect

  • identify our emotions and feelings around good and bad experiences

  • manage our reactions to good and bad experiences

  • communicate effectively our needs and desires

  • build compatible and reciprocal relationships

  • effectively navigate conflict


Can Emotional Intelligence be learned?


We all know someone that always seem able to “keep their cool”. Some people are naturally able to take inventory of their emotions and are skilled at effectively communicating what they feel.

For those of us that are not naturally equipped, EI can be learned. Research supports that people can learn how to self-reflect, develop awareness of other’s emotions, and interact more effectively,  as well as learn to apply these skill sets in order to produce more favorable results.


While much of our makeup is composed of heritable traits, we are exposed to social behaviors from the time of birth which together becomes the skillsets we rely on, creating the narrative of who we really are.


Regardless of genetic or learned traits, through development and practice, we can replace skillsets that do not serve us well. EI can be learned!


How is Emotional Intelligence measured?


The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) is an assessment tool used to measure a person’s emotional competencies. It provides an in-depth look at our emotional tendencies including our perception and response to situations, identifying our strengths and areas for growth.


The online assessment uses a secure site.

THE EQ-i 2.0 includes 133 statements and multi-choice answer (i.e,  always, sometimes, never) requiring approximately 20 minutes to complete. The test measures in each area of emotional competency, totaling 5 composite areas and inclusive of 15 sub-competencies, grouped into five composite areas: Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making, and Stress Management.

Do you have an example of a report?

Yes, click here.

What is a debrief?


A debrief is the follow-up meeting to review your individual report.  After you have completed the assessment and we have received your results, you will:


  •  Have the opportunities to ask questions

  • learn how to apply the results to your real life, past and present  

  • Learn how to use this information as tools for accomplishing your current goals


What is the max number of participants that can participate in group training?

There is not a limit of participants but the time for debriefs may need to be extended. As well, there are also options for group-briefs.



What is assessment cost?

The current fee schedule includes the cost of assessment set-up, report generation, education, training and consulting. There is a scaled fee schedule based on the number of participants in a group.