Emotional Intelligence

Skillful awareness and regulation

The connection between strong emotional intelligence and high-level business success has been well-established since the 1970s.

Many experts argue that high E.I. contributes more to positive business outcomes than high cognitive intelligence. 

Effective leaders are aware of what is happening with their emotions and those of others and use that insight to build management strategies, navigate and mediate in working relationships, and keep their people engaged and on course as they work toward our business objectives. 

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:

  • Deepen your understanding of the value of Emotional Intelligence and learn how to harness the power of awareness to make better decisions and prepare more tailored communications that ultimately enhance connections and influence.
  • Better understand yourself, identify your emotional strengths and weaknesses, and develop self-awareness and self-regulation as you build empathy which will make you a better leader of yourself and others. 
  • Anticipate and de-escalate emotions - yours and theirs - and create S.A.F.E.T.Y. in the work environment to build a foundation for solid working relationships and higher-performing teams. 

Emotional Intelligence

    1. Welcome to Emotional Intelligence

    2. What is Emotional Intelligence?

    3. Living in the V.U.C.A. World

    1. Climbing the Emotional Ladder

    2. Understanding the Emotions of Others

    3. Scanning for S.A.F.E.T.Y.

    4. Managing the F3 Response

    5. Understanding Our Brain Waves

    6. The S.T.O.P. Model

    1. The 6 Cs of Inclusive Leadership

    2. The Steve Story

    3. The Levels of Listening

    4. Emotional Intelligence in Action

    1. Course Learning Guide

    2. Emotional Intelligence in Action Worksheet

    3. Brain Waves Chart

    4. E.I. in Action Worksheet

    5. Physical Response Portrait

    6. SAFETY

    7. SIX Cs


    9. Suggested Reading

    10. Key Concepts

This course includes:

  • $197.00
  • 1 hour of video content
  • 13 video lessons
  • Course Learning Guide & Toolkit


Bridgitt Haarsgaard

President and Founder of The GAARD Group

Bridgitt has a background in Sales, Sales Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She developed the GAARD Method to create actionable and lasting behavioral change in the business world and beyond. Bridgitt uses her Clinical Psychology education to prepare professionals—from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 executives—for the challenges of today’s business environment. She specializes in individual and team effectiveness, women’s leadership, as well as innovation & change management. Her methodology has propelled over 10,000 careers on four different continents.

Dr. Lisa Brooks-Greaux

Lead Expert & Partner of The GAARD Group

Lisa has a background in Sales, Sales Leadership and Talent & Executive Development. She utilizes her ED.D. Organizational Effectiveness education to coach professionals in the financial services and life sciences sectors to meet the demands of their business. She specializes in Talent and Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Mentoring and Sponsorship.