Emotional Intelligence for Personal and Emotional Growth
December 14 @ 18:00 - 21:00 CETNOK500
Emotional intelligence is always imperative to live a happy, content and purposeful life. It is therefore essential to understand the role emotions play in our daily lives. It is even more important to master channelling our emotions to work for us rather than against us.
2020 has been a year defined by unpredictability, yet more than ever, as we move into 2021, there is enduring hope and opportunity for a more connected, empathetic, emotionally intelligent and resilient world.
HerSpace’s first session on E.Q. is about enabling us to begin to transform ’emotion’ from being simply a label for certain feelings into an understanding of the four components that make up E.Q. namely: self-awareness, self-regulation, social-awareness, and social-facility.
At this session, we’ll gain active insight into how our thought processes shape our emotional reactions, we’ll learn how to manage emotions more effectively, and receive tools to successfully face what may lie ahead in 2021. With greater self-awareness comes greater capacity to choose our actions wisely, and increase productivity.
This introduction to E.Q. session will enable you to understand the role emotions play in your life, and begin a journey of self-empowerment.
The session includes 10 techniques designed to empower you to deal with whatever 2021 throws at you. We can’t control the coronavirus, unemployment, isolation, homesickness and whatever vices 2020 has thrown at us, but we can control how we react to it!
Max participants: 15
About the facilitators
Andy McQuade is an Emotional Intelligence coach with a background in Marketing and Media, having worked for clients such as The BBC, and Channel 4. He helps businesses and individuals understand the role emotions play in their (ad)ventures, aiding them to expand the thinking space between event and reaction. He is a firm believer that in order to create a better, fairer, and more egalitarian society, the first thing we must learn to challenge is the power emotions have over us. By doing this we prevent ourselves making decisions that are not in our best interest simply because they ‘felt right at the time’. He promotes self-awareness accompanied by sound, scientifically and historically based techniques that enable our emotions to work for us and not against us. Simultaneously, Andy understands that a truly full spectrum of E.Q. also incorporates a profound understanding of interpersonal dynamics, including the cultural shifts that being a migrant in a new country entails. Andy particularly specialises in understanding the myriad ways in which individuals, malicious in intent, often strive to use emotions against us through deception and manipulation. He aids people to see through these tactics by using what he calls ‘Emotional Self-Defence.’ Like many, Andy has faced setbacks and obstacles in moving to Norway and trying to carve a niche, and it is through this difficulty he has come to find meaning in aiding others understand and confront certain universals—that whether we’re in directing a business or lounging in a bar, the world is more than simply facts and figures and logic, and to navigate it we all need to be as emotionally fit as we are physically fit. His sessions are renowned for their good humour, personality, and above all their accessibility. Whether you’re a brand looking to gain competitive edge by using empathetic techniques to better understand the thinking of others in the market, or whether you’re playing the dating game and trying to figure out whether he or she is really worth investing your time in—the answer to all of these questions comes easier through mastery of Emotional Intelligence. That’s where Andy comes in…
Meryn Zumbo Willetts
If there’s anyone you want in your corner when getting a bold, ambitious project off the ground, it’s Meryn. She’s passionate about people and works tirelessly with them to unlock their greatest potential. She believes that each and every one of us can be limitless, so long as we have the tools to kickstart our growth.
Meryn has been advising and mentoring leaders and entrepreneurs for over a decade, challenging her clients to take risks, push boundaries and leverage their passions and strengths to become their highest calibre self.
Over her 15-year career span, Meryn has channelled her drive and passion for ‘doing business better’ through advising politicians, senior corporate leaders and up-and-coming startup founders to develop the mindset, strategies and tools to turn their vision into a reality and put a real dent in the world. She takes an unconventional approach to getting things done and relentlessly seeks out cutting edge knowledge to integrate into her work.
Meryn kicked off her career in advertising at age 18 and started her first consulting business at 22. She has gone through the highs and lows of startup life, getting results and making terrible fuck-ups along the way. She is an example of how, through these ups and downs, building EQ (emotional intelligence) can empower you to navigate and take control of your life despite the challenges life throws at you. She relentlessly works on self-value, resilience-building and doing things afraid and is committed to continuous self-evolution.
Meryn is passionate about ecosystem building; combining technology and authentic leadership to create consequential and inspiring change necessary for sociopolitical, environmental and economic progress.
As an executive coach and advisor, Meryn works with senior leaders from firms such as Statkraft, KPMG, and develops founders in the Charge Startup Incubator and within the broader Oslo startup ecosystem. She speaks at various events and conferences and serves on multiple boards including Oslo Blockchain Cluster, Vaffelgutta and Revenue Development Fund.
Meryn embodies a rare mix of productivity, passion and creativity. She is open, curious and has a contagious personality. You cannot help but be inspired by her enthusiasm, grit and strength of character.