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Parents and Grandparents
If your heart is like mine, you have a deep desire to see the children in your life grow and fulfill as much of their potential as possible. Actually, you want that for yourself as well. In fact, again, if you’re like me, you may have a growth mindset resulting in a wholehearted pursuit of personal development. Did you focus on one thing and then another, as books or classes appealed to you but not necessarily because they fit in with your grand plan? You know, the plan you created to deliberately and systematically acquire the characteristics and attributes you need to become the person you want to be. (No deliberate and systematic plan? Hmmm.)
If you didn’t create a plan of growth for yourself, it’s likely you’ve also neglected to create a plan for the children in your life. Rarely does someone sit down and list all the personal characteristics they desire for a child and then create a curriculum with activities which will help that child to grow and develop those skills. (Didn’t do that either? Most of us haven’t.)
But we know what we don’t want.
- We don’t want our children to fall into behaviors that lead to addictions of any kind.
- We don’t want them to be victims of abuse or predators.
We want good things for our children.
- We want them to be strong in emotional intelligence, EQ, because it can help equip them with skills such as self-awareness, behavioral self-control, stress management, and situational awareness.
- We want them to be able to navigate their emotions—not suppress them.
Research has shown EQ skills benefit children as young as preschoolers. These skills significantly improve academic performance and are strongly linked to students staying in school, avoiding risky behaviors, while improving health, happiness, and life success.
Deliberate Presence offers training in deliberately creating a specific plan tailored to build the behaviors you most desire in your children. Click below to set up a free strategy session.
Teachers & Schools
You went into teaching because you wanted to have a huge positive impact on children—you wanted to change the world! You love children and work hard to be an excellent teacher; you may even spend your own money on additional supplies to increase opportunities and the probability that your students will learn as much as possible.
However, reality may be disappointing. You may be spending more time than expected addressing behavior problems, helping children who are challenged because of absenteeism and health issues, or trying to integrate high IQ kids with poor social skills.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the incredible positive impact social and emotional training can have on people. Research has shown people with high EQ have more satisfying personal and work relationships, they earn more—about 30% over their lifetime, and they’re healthier—living about 10 years longer. But what does this look like in children?
In recent research in psychology, education, and associated areas, studies have shown social and emotional intelligence skills benefit children as young as preschoolers. These programs have been found to significantly improve academic performance and are strongly linked to students staying in school, reducing dangerous activities, while increasing happiness and well-being.
Deliberate Presence offers a variety of ways social and emotional intelligence skills can be built into children from training individual teachers to providing workshops for school staff. For more information on ways to help your students succeed, schedule a free strategy session.
Church Staff and Children’s Ministry Workers
Ministry—the word summons a wealth and variety of dreams and reality. You went into ministry because you wanted to spread the Good News, to make a huge impact for the Lord. You wanted to change lives, to change the world!
However, reality may be disappointing. Even though you work hard, probably long hours, you may not be seeing the return you expected of your investment of time and effort. Are you spending more time than you want addressing behavior problems and relationship issues? Or maybe it’s poor financial decisions and ill health?
If you’ve heard of the incredible positive impact social and emotional intelligence training can have on people, you may not have thought it was something that was scripturally based. But EQ is a set of behaviors and skills that can be seen in Jesus in reading through the gospels. Research has shown people with high EQ have more satisfying personal and work relationships; they earn more—about 30% over their lifetime, and they’re healthier—living about 10 years longer.
Deliberate Presence offers a scripturally-based curriculum called, “Becoming Like Jesus,” to build social and emotional intelligence skills and behaviors. This information can be given as a ministry staff workshop, in 8-week classes, or with sessions for individuals. For more ways to deliberately and methodically develop the behavioral skills of social and emotional intelligence, click below to schedule a free session.
Have you tried marriage counseling and been disappointed by the results? You may have had a wonderful therapist; you and your spouse may have sincerely tried. Instead of making progress, were you frustrated or discouraged?
Sometimes, you just need a new approach.
Faith-based coaching for couples has a different perspective. Perhaps you’ve heard of the incredible positive impact social and emotional training can have on people. Research has shown individuals with high EQ have more satisfying relationships—both personal and work-related. Studies have also shown people strong in emotional intelligence earn more (about 30% more over their lifetime) and they’re healthier—living about 10 years longer.
Terrific benefits…but how does EQ training help couples?
By using assessments to uncover and focus on strengths, couples are able to set up individual goals that complement and support their relationship. As new habits are formed, stress reduces.
If you're tired of playing the “he said, she said” game and trying to figure out who's doing what wrong, you might find EQ coaching for Christian couples a refreshing change with a positive impact.
For more information on couples coaching, schedule a free strategy session.
Self-Awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence (EQ)
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