Emotional Intelligence Strategies to Motivate Your Clients in Their Job Search

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Webinar Description

Emotional intelligence has been identified as the most important set of skills employers need in the competitive post-pandemic job market. 

Generally defined, emotional intelligence is the intersection of a person’s ability to understand and manage his/her own thoughts and emotions while understanding the needs of others, and responding in such a way to produce successful outcomes. People with active and balanced emotional intelligence can more easily influence others, sell their ideas, resolve conflict, as well as respond positively in constantly changing, stressful work environments. 

This webinar will explore several fundamental components of emotional intelligence, and provide tips and strategies that you, as a career professional, can use to help your clients and students demonstrate and enhance their emotional intelligence in their job search. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe emotional intelligence using the EQ-i 2.0 model
  • Dispel common myths about emotional intelligence
  • Become aware of how emotions affect behavior and performance
  • Gain knowledge of modern job search trends
  • Employ tips to help clients strengthen their emotional intelligence in the job search

Presenter Bio

Edythe Richards, CPRW, GCDF, MBTI-MP, EQ-I is a career counselor, nationally recognized expert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Edythe Richards has helped thousands of people locate and sustain meaningful employment. Edythe understands the struggles of career change, job search, interviewing, and strategic career planning because she’s been through it herself. 

With a Master’s in Counseling and several industry certifications, Edythe has blended her backgrounds as a therapist, writer, and trainer to launch A Top Career, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm that empowers people to clarify values, resolve stressors, and balance personal priorities with professional pursuits. 

Edythe’s coaching style is compassionate yet honest and authentic. She has worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds: creative professionals, transitioning military, entrepreneurs, recent grads, and many more. 

The key predictor of career success? Edythe believes it is Emotional Intelligence. “Despite having the right credentials, there are some people who just can’t seem to progress in their careers,” Edythe says. “These are often people who lack personal and/or social awareness, are easily frustrated, or come across as negative or unmotivated. Fortunately, these are traits that can be learned.”

Not so long ago, it was taboo to talk about emotions in the workplace. Today, Edythe leverages the power of emotions to enhance her clients’ performance. She uses the EQ-i 2.0 assessment, which quantifies the 16 “soft skills” most associated with personal and professional success.

Bonus: We are excited to announce that, for the first time, Career Planning Academy participants will receive a special $200 discount for an individualized EQ report and emotional intelligence coaching with Edythe Richards.