The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence workshop uses Dr Martyn Newman’s Emotional Capital Report to enable participants to explore their emotional intelligence and gain new insights, underpinned by recent advancements in neuroscience. It also provides coaching neuroscience tools for coaches to use with their clients.
The workshop is designed and delivered by Dr Clara Seeger, Mindfulness, Neuroscience & Mental Balance Coach, and the author of “Mindfulness at Work”. An expert in emotional intelligence, mindfulness and neuroscience for coaches, Dr Seeger has an MSc in Neuroscience from Kings College, London. A multi-linguist, Dr Seeger can deliver coaching and training in English, German and Greek.
The workshop can be delivered over one or two days, and provides an overview of the Emotional Capital Report created by Dr Martyn Newman (Roche Martin), and its ten competencies. Participants explore Self-knowing, Self-control, Optimism and Empathy in detail, examining for each topic a definition, neuroscientific underpinnings, key components and how to recognise them. Participants are given time for self-exploration. If they are coaches, they gain insight through coaching each other on the respective competencies.
About Dr Clara Seeger
Dr Clara Seeger is a Mindfulness and Neuro-leadership coach, corporate facilitator, speaker and author with an MSc in Neuroscience and Mindfulness, specialising in facilitating positive change through Mindfulness, applied Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence.
Educated to Masters level at Oxford University, and with a PhD from King’s College London, Clara worked in investment banking before retraining as an executive coach. She is fully qualified with Culture at Work as a coach and coaching skills trainer. Tri-lingual in English, German and Greek, she works with international companies across many sectors and countries, delivering mindfulness interventions, neuroscience-based leadership development, and manager-as-coach training, to help clients successfully navigate change whilst maximising focus, productivity and wellbeing.
Clara developed her own mindfulness-based coaching methodology and is passionate about introducing the benefits and neuroscience of mindfulness to the corporate world, both theoretically and practically. She is the author of Mindfulness At Work In A Week: Learn To Be Mindful In Seven Simple Steps (Hachette UK, 2016), a practical and neuroscience-based introduction to mindfulness for the workplace. Her previous book Investing in Meaning – An Alternative Approach to Leveraging your Portfolio (Completely Novel, 2012), is a coaching book for helping professionals maximise their sense of meaning at work.
Reviews for the Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence workshop
- “It was excellent feedback, something we will look at hopefully offering again in the future” – Serena Cunningham, Engagement, Organisation Design & Development, Strategic and Corporate Services Directorate, Kent County Council
- “The course content was guided, and the facilitator made frequent references to how the content can be used in coaching. Particular areas such as cultivating Self-Control and Optimism were particularly interesting and could be further explored for use in coaching. The facilitator made use of group work which enabled us to try out new techniques and generally offered her thoughts to support our ideas. Definitely worth attending – very knowledgeable facilitator and some interesting insights into Emotional intelligence and its uses within coaching.”
- “The facilitator was engaging, making sure we understood and had time to practice the bite-size knowledge she was imparting. A reminder that coaching is all about the coach creating a space where someone can access new insights …helpful to understand the science behind it”.
- “The course covered personal approaches (resilience, mindfulness etc.), framed in a leadership context which will help me in leading my teams. I have already brought some of the approaches/thinking from the course into a coaching session and it was very helpful. Overall the course was good and will have a real impact on how I conduct myself and view emotional intelligence with others.”
- “The facilitator was very good and we covered 4 of 10 areas of the relevant model in depth. This was by design and I will follow up on the other areas with some further reading. For this course specifically I’d say it is worthwhile, thought provoking and will provide some grounding for emotions in facts and evidence.”
- “My key learning from this session specifically around use in coaching is self-control. My developmental areas were managing my mood, being well organised and stress tolerance. I make sure that I’m reminded of these as I show up to the sessions, managing my empathy and how this embodies me when the coachee is in a state of stress or heightened emotion. I loved the opportunity to have a great mix of knowledge input, followed by discussion and then exercise in coaching to experience how this works, along with immediate feedback. I personally would have loved more, but it was expertly handled. I would say it’s a must to improve your EI awareness on a day to day basis but more importantly whilst coaching.”