Emotional Intelligence is Key to Coaching

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is key to coaching … effective coaching.

With coaching, the coach and the coachee are venturing in the behavioral realm: the emotions side, feelings, habits, attitudes, self awareness … social awareness …

Why is EI so important? The underlying EI data (our emotional brain), combined with the underlying IQ data (Intelligence Quotient– thinking brain’s data) can be used for better decision-making and better problem-solving; better relations with others through better social awareness…through better self management… through better self awareness.

The image below shows a sample contrast between IQ and EI. Can you imagine if you have both as strengths? In this series, we focus on EI… both it’s theory and practice.

To be continued…

By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile coach, Trainer, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP Practitioner. NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset

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