Do you live life from a position of believing or as a believer?

Which is your go-to position in life? You need both! However, I’ve become aware I need to focus on Believer more often. (Yes—I used the EQ skill of self-awareness!) This semester my women’s Bible study has been using “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Based on Ephesians 6, we loved the new insights we…

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EQ in relationships

Because of the nature of my work as an Emotional Intelligence coach, it’s possible to do pretty much all that I need and never leave my home. Ordering supplies, keeping my certifications current, writing, and continuing to learn about EQ research—all are on the computer or online. I do my coaching through Zoom and my…

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Emotional Intelligence guest post

This Guest Post is by interior designer, Sherri Smith, from the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She specializes in sustainable, healthy, and beautiful design practices. She uses the EQ skills of awareness, empathy, and communication to work as a team with her clients. Sherri shows how being aware of our design selections can positively impact and reduce our…

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Stress Management & Emotional Intelligence

Take a moment right now to think about the people you know and how they handle stress. Think about the woman involved in every imaginable project, event, or group—leading this, power-housing that. At first glance, she may seem amazing! You know, the woman who serves organic, gourmet meals in her beautifully clean, stylish home, has…

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EQ is being deliberately present

What does having a deliberate presence mean to you? What possible connection could it have with emotional intelligence?               The older I get, the more I see a strong connection between people who choose to be deliberately present and the likelihood of them achieving things that have a powerful impact. When people are intentionally focused…

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Thrive Sue Hurst DeliberatePresence.com

The photos above illustrate a point I want to make about people high in certain EQ skills. Weird, I know to compare plant behavior to people behavior—but hear me out to see what I mean. In the photo on the top with the blue birdbath, there is a single jasmine plant that was purchased on…

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Behavioral Self Control Sue Hurst Deliberate Presence

The photo for this blog post reminds us that “Manners cost nothing.” And they don’t. Manners are just behaviors we choose. Sometimes the manners we choose are good; sometimes they’re not. Sometimes we choose to have bad manners. In either case, they flow from the EQ skill of behavioral self-control. While recent research has shown…

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The SEI Leadership Profile Sue Hurst Deliberate Presence

While the SEIP assessment discussed in the previous blog was based on a 4-quadrant EQ model, this Leadership Profile is based on a continuous and circular model that measures three categories of behavior: knowing yourself (blue section), choosing yourself (red section) and giving yourself (green section). Within the blue section of Know Yourself the goal…

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The Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)® - Emotional Intelligence Sue Hurst

The article below was retrieved from the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence: http://the-isei.com/the_social_and_emotional_profile_self.aspx The Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)® is: based on the leading model of emotional intelligence and social and emotional intelligence in use today, a model used by over 75% of Fortune 500 companies highly accurate, valid and reliable – in…

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Brain Talent Profile

In this second part of the Brain Profile Assessment series, the focus is on understanding the benefits of the Brain Talent Assessment. One thing I didn’t mention in the previous blog, is the ease with which the assessment can be taken. By following an online link, you can take the assessment at a time and…

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