The Rich History and Future Potential of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Speaker

Dr. Laura Belsten is an internationally known expert in the field of social and emotional intelligence. The founder of the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence in Denver, Colorado, she's the author of the widely acclaimed social and emotional intelligence profile and toolkit.

Laura has studied extensively with international EI experts and she's certified in four other leading emotional intelligence instruments. She has been on the faculty of the University of Denver for over 20 years where she teaches graduate courses in leadership and communication, including a graduate course in coaching emotional intelligence.

Laura had been an Executive Coach in private practice for well over 20 years. She's a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and she earned her PhD in leadership and organisational communication from the University of Denver in 1996.

Laura will be speaking about the genesis of the most up-to-date research approach and model of social and emotional intelligence, and how it came to be a major factor contributing to the growth of the most successful people around the world. She will also offer a look ahead to the future of this exciting field.

03:11 - Review of the leading SEI methodologies and instruments

06:50 - The 4 Quadrant Model explained

08:25 - The evolution of Emotional Intelligence

14:00 - The Future of Emotional Intelligence as it integrates with Positive Psychology

To learn more about the 26 competencies of Social and Emotional Intelligence and how they work hand in hand with Positive Psychology, watch the full session video below.


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