Emotional Intelligence: A Key Ingredient for a Successful Career

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Edythe Richards, CPRW, GCDF, MBTI-MP, EQ-i has been an educator for 20+ years, specializing in career development for over 15 of those years. She is a nationally-recognized expert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and was one of the first 50 individuals worldwide to obtain the Master Practitioner credential. While Edythe has worked in private and public sectors, and in higher education for a number of years, her main interest in career development is helping midlife adults locate and sustain meaningful employment.

Edythe has been a featured speaker at many events in the greater Washington, DC Metro area where she leads workshops and seminars on resume writing, career transition, and job loss. Edythe has a Master’s Degree in Counseling as well as several industry certifications, including Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Emotional Intelligence, and Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner. Currently, Edythe works with MWAA in leadership development, training and coaching to equip teams with the tools necessary to manage change and improve employee engagement. She also oversees the website A Top Career (www.atopcareer.com) where she regularly blogs and produces podcasts. You can reach Edythe at edythe@atopcareer.com.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Emotional Intelligence, also known as EI or EQ, is a set of skills that help you navigate relationships, interact with others, and manage your own emotions. As you may expect, it includes elements such as empathy and self-awareness, but it also includes stress-management, flexibility, and assertiveness. Emotionally intelligent people have tremendous advantages that far outweigh people with high IQs, and thus it plays an important role in your career. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of EQ and its importance, and how it manifests in your daily life and career.


  • Develop an understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Recognize the impact that EQ can have on your professional and personal life and that of your students and clients
  • Identify the 6 components and 16 elements of EQ
  • Consider how low-range, mid-range, and high-range EQ scores look in action