Help your life coaching clients master their emotions, reduce stress, and develop emotional intelligence | taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Become a Certified Emotional Intelligence Life Coach!

Many people believe that intelligence, or IQ (intelligence quotient), is what determines success. However, researchers have consistently found that people with average IQ’s outperform those with higher IQ 70% of the time. So, why is that? It turns out that the missing link in determining a person’s long-term success is emotional intelligence, or EQ. Those average IQ people had high EQ.

Study after study have shown that people with high emotional intelligence:

  • Have higher levels of performance (for instance high EQ sales representatives outperformed others by 50%)

  • Have higher levels of productivity (for instance a 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)

  • Have higher problem solving skills and lower levels of conflict

  • Are more effective leaders and earn substantially more over their lifetime

This means, that as a life coach, nearly every client you encounter would greatly benefit from developing his or her emotional intelligence.

The good news is that emotional intelligence can be DEVELOPED! It is not a fixed in-born trait (and neither is intelligence for that matter—but we cover that in a different course).

The problem is that for most of us, no one teaches us about our emotions and how they work. No one teaches us that we can have more control over our emotions by developing awareness of our thoughts and feelings.

And that’s why so many people, including life coaching clients, struggle with:

  • Being overwhelmed by life stress

  • Getting carried away by negative emotional responses

  • Feeling stuck when facing challenges

  • Feeling socially awkward or having troubled relationships

And that’s why we created this course! This complete life coach training program gives you a blueprint for helping your clients develop emotional intelligence, both INTRApersonal intelligence, or understanding of your own emotions, and INTERpersonal intelligence, or understanding of others’ emotions.


In this course, you will learn Emotional Intelligence techniques to use with your clients to help them:

  • Better understand the cause of their own emotions so they can shift their own emotional state

  • Catch negative emotions early and avoid triggers, in order to prevent escalation

  • Reduce and release stress and better cope with life events

  • Develop healthy empathy so that that can better understand others without being sucked into their emotions

  • Listen and communicate effectively and tune into non-verbal communication and body language

The skill of emotional intelligence is perhaps the most valuable skill anyone can EVER acquire. 

Give yourself and your clients this gift!

Course Syllabus

  • 1

    BEING AN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE COACH

    • Welcome

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics

    • What is Emotional Intelligence? (EQ—Emotional Quotient)

    • Being an Emotional Intelligence Coach

    • Important Editable Templates and Sample Program Outline

    • How to Use This Course

    • All Course Documents in One Handy Place

  • 2

    EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS

    • Understanding EQ (ASSESSMENT)

    • Emotional Intelligence Assessment

    • Identifying Client Needs and Problem Areas

    • Problem Area Assessment

  • 3

    FOUNDATION: UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

    • COACH: A Coaches Crash Course on Emotions

    • Biological and Psychological Foundations

    • Worksheet Biological and Psychological Foundations Worksheet

    • Thoughts Create Emotions

    • Worksheet Thoughts Create Emotions

    • The Body-Mind-Emotions Connection

    • Body-Mind-Emotions DEMONSTRATIONS

    • Emotional Scale

    • Worksheet Emotional Scale

    • Situational Vs Psychological fear

    • Worksheet Situational vs Psychological Fear

    • Emotional Conditioning

    • Worksheet Conditioning

    • Accepting Your Emotions

  • 4

    FOUNDATION: PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS

    • COACH: The Importance of Presence

    • Present Moment Awareness

    • Worksheet Present Moment Awareness

    • Present Moment Process

    • Worksheet Present Moment Process

    • COACH: Journaling as a Coaching Tool

  • 5

    1) DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS (INTRAPERSONAL)

    • COACH: Helping Your Client Develop Emotional Awareness

    • TEMPLATE - Self-Awareness Process

    • Understanding and Recognizing Your Emotions (STEP 1)

    • Worksheet Recognizing Emotions

    • Practicing Emotional Awareness (STEP 1)

    • Worksheet Practicing Emotional Awareness

    • What are Emotions Telling You? (STEP 2)

    • Identifying Underlying Thoughts (STEP 3)

    • Worksheet Identifying Underlying Thoughts

    • Identifying Triggers (STEP 3)

    • Quality vs Safe Problems (STEP 3)

    • Worksheet Quality vs Safe Problems

    • Pain and Pleasure (STEP 3)

    • Worksheet Pain and Pleasure

  • 6

    2) MANAGING EMOTIONS

    • COACH: Helping Your Clients Manage Their Emotions

    • TEMPLATE - Managing Emotions

    • Momentum: Stopping It Early

    • Worksheet Momentum

    • Centering Yourself

    • Balancing Emotional Responses

    • STOP Negative Emotions (with the 5 Second Rule)

    • Worksheet Stop Negative Emotions

    • Flow: Channel the Energy

    • Creating Positive Trigger Phrases

    • Worksheet Trigger Phrases

    • NLP Restructuring

    • Worksheet: Restructuring Your Feelings

    • NLP Anchoring

    • Worksheet Anchoring

    • NLP Happy Anchor

  • 7

    3) EMPOWERING YOUR THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS

    • COACH: Helping Clients Rewire Thoughts and Beliefs

    • TEMPLATE - Empowering Thoughts and Beliefs

    • Perspective: Reframing Your Thoughts

    • Worksheet Perspective

    • Changing Limiting Beliefs

    • Worksheet Changing Limiting Beliefs

    • Affirmations and Incantations

    • Worksheet Affirmations and Incantations

    • NLP Recoding Your Emotional Memory

    • Worksheet Re-coding Your Emotional Memory

  • 8

    4) STRESS REDUCTION

    • COACH: Helping Clients Reduce Stress

    • TEMPLATE - Stress Reduction

    • The Importance of Reducing Stress

    • Worksheet Stepping Away from the Cliff

    • Releasing Stress through Venting

    • Worksheet Venting and Stress Reduction

    • Tips for Stress Reduction

    • Exercise and Stress

    • Your 2 Brains: Food and Digestion (Neuroplasticity)

    • Progressive Relaxation Meditation

    • AUDIO Progressive Relaxation Meditation

  • 9

    5) PERSONAL POWER (AND MOTIVATION)

    • COACH: Helping Your Client Take Back Their Power

    • TEMPLATE - Personal Power Motivation

    • Take Back Control

    • Putting Yourself First

    • Worksheet Putting Yourself First

    • Confronting Yourself

    • Laughing at Yourself

    • Practicing Confidence and Certainty

    • Worksheet Practicing Confidence and Certainty

    • Practicing Hope and Joy

    • Worksheet Practicing Hope and Joy

    • NLP Changing Your Negative Self Talk

    • Worksheet Changing Your Negative Self Talk

    • Experiencing UNconditional Emotions

    • Worksheet UNconditional Emotions

  • 10

    6) EMPOWERING RELATIONSHIPS (INTERPERSONAL)

    • COACH: Help Your Clients Improve Relationships

    • TEMPLATE - Empowering Personal Relationships

    • Why Emotions Are Contagious (Mirror Neurons)

    • Worksheet Why Emotions Are Contagious

    • Establishing Rapport

    • Worksheet Developing Rapport

    • Handling Others' Emotions

    • Worksheet Handling Others' Emotions

    • Developing Empathy

    • Worksheet Developing Empathy

    • Listening Skills

    • Worksheet Effective Listening

    • Communication Skills

    • Worksheet Effective Communication Techniques

  • 11

    BONUS SECTION: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR LEADERSHIP

    • COACH: Working with Leaders and Managers

    • The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

    • Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    • Worksheet Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

    • The Importance of Empathy for Managers

    • Worksheet The Importance of Empathy for Managers

  • 12

    Conclusion and Next Steps

    • Congratulations and Next Steps

Instructor(s)

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.