Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage one’s own emotions, as well as to perceive and respond to the emotions of others in the moment.
It involves being aware of one’s own feelings, being able to regulate those emotions, and using that understanding to interact effectively with others. This is especially important when working with teams – either in the workplace or in a volunteer capacity.
Emotional Intelligence has been shown to be an important factor in personal and professional success, as it can help individuals communicate effectively, build and maintain relationships, and navigate complex social situations.
It is also associated with better mental health outcomes and can help individuals cope with stress and adversity.
There are several components of Emotional Intelligence, including self-awareness, stress management, teamwork and collaboration, empathy, and other social skills.
These can be developed and improved through practice and training, and as a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence coach I offer regular workshops and presentations to help individuals and organizations build their emotional intelligence skills.