Emotional Intelligence to control emotions, prevent conflict, reduce stress, communicate effectively, & manage staff

Many people believe that intelligence, or IQ, was what determines success. But, researchers have found that people with average IQ’s outperform those with higher IQ 70% of the time. It turns out that the missing link in determining a person’s long-term success is emotional intelligence, or EQ.

Many organizations make the same mistake by focusing on developing hard skills, while the truth is that soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, have been demonstrated to be the strongest predictor of job performance. Plus, high levels of EQ in the workplace creates more rewarding, collaborative, and satisfying workplace relationships, which, in turn, leads to reduced stress and anxiety and greater productivity.

Talent Smart studied 34 important workplace skills, including emotional intelligence, and found that EQ was the highest predictor of work performance and overall success.

Another study of over 40 fortune 500 companies found that programmers in the top 10th percentile of EQ produced software 3 times faster than programmers with low EQ, and high EQ sales representatives outperformed others by 50%.

Studies have found that high EQ also correlates to increases in earnings, problem solving skills, and leadership effectiveness. In fact people with high EQ make an average of $29,000 more a year than those with low EQ. This has proven to be true across different industries. Plus, it reduces conflict which has been shown to increase retention rates by 67%, saving both recruiting and training cost.

The good news is that emotional intelligence can be DEVELOPED!

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Prevent yourself from being sucked into other people’s negative emotions by understanding why emotions are contagious
  • Assess your own level of emotional intelligence and your strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand how emotions work and how to develop awareness and recognize your own emotional states
  • Take control of your thoughts and redirect your emotional state
  • Catch negative emotions early and avoid triggers, in order to prevent yourself from escalating into unwanted emotional states like anger or fear
  • Reduce and release stress so that it doesn’t build up, making you more susceptible to negative emotional reactions
  • Use quick, powerful 5-second strategies for overcoming negative emotions, including de-escalating anger and stopping yourself from crying

Then, once you’ve developed awareness of and control over your own emotions, you’ll explore how to handle other people’s emotions and develop better communication and stronger relationships with your co-workers or staff. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify non-verbal communication and body language that tells you what someone else is feeling
  • Establish rapport and connect to others, allowing you to take on a position of influence and authority and be truly supportive
  • Develop healthy empathy so that you can truly understand another person’s perspective, while at the same time not being negatively impacted by their emotional state
  • Listen and communicate effectively using proven reflective listening techniques and simple, powerful communication skills
  • Handle others’ emotional states, including apathy, defensiveness, anger, or crying
  • Be an emotionally intelligent manager and create a more positive work environment with low conflict and high productivity

So who are we?

We are Joeel & Natalie Rivera. We own a digital media publishing company called Transformation Services, Inc. We provide training programs and curriculum development for entrepreneurs and small businesses. We also run a magazine and live events and conferences. We’ve worked with 40,000 students, coaches and businesses from 170 countries. All of our programs are created based on over a decade of experience in education, business development and coaching, as well as my background in psychology, including my Master’s in Counseling and Education and my research on happiness for my dissertation for my PH.D. in Psychology.


Additional Statistics that Demonstrate Why You Should Implement Emotional Intelligence Training in Your Business

Investing in EQ could be the best investment you ever make in your organization. Here are several examples of why.

After supervisors in a manufacturing plant received training in emotional competencies, such as how to listen better and help employees resolve problems on their own, lost-time accidents were reduced by 50 percent, formal grievances were reduced from an average of 15 per year to 3 per year, and the plant exceeded productivity goals by $250,000 (Pesuric & Byham, 1996).

In another manufacturing plant where supervisors received similar training, production increased 17 percent. There was no such increase in production for a group of matched supervisors who were not trained (Porras & Anderson, 1981).

The US Air Force used the EQ-I (Emotional Quotient Inventory, Multi-Health Systems, Toronto) to select recruiters and found that the most successful recruiters scored significantly higher in the emotional competencies of assertiveness, empathy, happiness and emotional self-awareness. They found that by using EQ to select recruiters, they increased their ability to predict successful recruiters by nearly three-fold. The immediate gain was a saving of $3 million annually. In a large beverage firm, using standard methods to hire division presidents, 50% left within two years, mostly because of poor performance. When they started selecting based on emotional competencies such as initiative, self-confidence, and leadership, only 6% left in two years. The executives selected based on EQ were far more likely to perform in the top third: 87% were in the top third. Division leaders with these competencies outperformed their targets by 15 to 20 percent. Those who lacked emotional competencies under-performed those that did by almost 20% (McClelland, 1999).

Course Syllabus

  • 1

    Welcome and Getting Started

    • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

    • Full Workbook: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (ADA ACCESSIBLE) - This document contains all PDF attachments found throughout the course, in a single document.

    • Join the Course Discussion!

  • 2

    Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

    • What is Emotional Intelligence?

    • The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work

    • Understanding Your Emotional Intelligence (Assessment/Quiz)

    • Emotional Intelligence Assessment

    • Why Emotions Are Contagious (Mirror Neurons)

    • Why Emotions Are Contagious-Mirror Neurons

  • 3

    Intrapersonal Emotional Intelligence

    • Understanding and Recognizing Emotions

    • Emotional Identification Chart

    • Practicing Emotional Awareness

    • Practicing Emotional Awareness

    • The Body-Mind Connection

    • Thoughts Create Emotions

    • Reframing Your Thoughts

    • Reframing Your Thoughts

    • Catch Negative Emotions Early

    • Identifying Triggers

    • Identifying Triggers

    • Techniques for Overcoming Negative Emotions

    • Overcome Negative Emotions

  • 4

    Reduce Stress to Increase EQ

    • The Importance of Reducing Stress

    • Releasing Stress through Venting

    • Tips for Stress Reduction

    • Venting and Stress Reduction

  • 5

    Interpersonal Emotional Intelligence

    • Identifying Emotions and Nonverbal Communication

    • Emotional Identification Chart

    • Establishing Rapport

    • Developing Rapport

    • Developing Empathy

    • Developing Empathy

    • Handling Others' Emotions

    • Handling Others Emotions

  • 6

    New Being an Emotionally Intelligent Manager

    • Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    • Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    • The Importance of Empathy for Managers

    • The Importance of Empathy for Managers

  • 7

    Next Steps

    • Congratulations and Next Steps


Lead Instructors & Coaches

Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are professional speakers, trainers, and coaches. Their mission is to provide tools that empower people to ignite their dreams,  unleash their potential and fulfill their purpose. Through their  company, Transformation Services, Inc., they provide digital content  publishing, online courses, and life coach training programs that act as  a catalyst for personal empowerment. Joeel  is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling  and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D.  in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. Using the science of  psychology and human potential, they train leading edge entrepreneurs,  leaders, life coaches, and individuals how to master the power of their  mind and create their destiny.They  are serial entrepreneurs who challenge and inspire others to take their  power back through self-employment as INDIEpreneurs, (self-employed  freedom junkies). Between the two of them, they’ve started over a dozen  businesses, from photography to a non-profit teen coaching center, and  from an import business to a holistic virtual office. They  became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they fully transitioned their print  magazine into digital format because they found they could reach an  exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. They  closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person  workshops and speeches into information products and online courses. Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go  “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave  the house, they continued reach and inspire their market by creating 50  online courses in only 2 years, including digitizing their popular life  coach training programs and certifications. Today, they have served 300,000+ students from 195 countries.