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Kent County Council: The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Objectives

For more than ten years, we have provided coach training and leadership workshops to Kent County Council and its South East Coaching & Mentoring Network, comprising 16 organisations in the South East. The network requested an emotional intelligence workshop, during which coaches could explore their own emotional intelligence, and which would provide them with a tool to use with their clients.

Solutions

We delivered a one day workshop designed and led by neuroscience coach Dr Clara Seeger. An expert in emotional intelligence, mindfulness and neuroscience in coaching, Dr Seeger has an MSc in Neuroscience from Kings College, London. The workshop  provided an overview of the Emotional Capital Report created by Dr Martyn Newman (Roche Martin), and its ten competencies. Participants explored Self-knowing, Self-control, Optimism and Empathy in greater detail, examining for each topic a definition, neuroscientific underpinnings, key components and how to recognise them. Participants were given time for self-exploration as well as for gaining insight through coaching each other on the respective competencies.

Outcome

Participants gained not only new tools to use, but deeper insight into their own emotional intelligence.  The workshop was very highly rated by participants.