• EQuip Blog

    Welcome....Each of us were created to experience emotions and feelings. While some feelings may be perceived to be more desirable, there is really no such thing as good or bad feelings. In fact, all feelings are valuable and provide important information to help us survive and navigate life. You can think of them as little pieces of data.

    This blog is meant to share the value of becoming smart with your feelings. I too am a work in progress. Some of my posts include situations where I learn this lesson the hard way, other posts include references to really cool studies that show what happens when we develop our emotional intelligence.

    Either way, I hope you harvest something new and share your learnings with others!

  • Using Emotional Intelligence to Lead Change

    Whether you are at work, at home, or at school, change is all around, and it's a sign of life. But so often, change brings about a sense of urgency that requires focus and attention to get things done. Tight deadlines often choke out any opportunities to talk about change, putting engagement and

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    The Teen Stress Epidemic

    Teen stress and anxiety is growing and continues to be on the rise. According to the American Psychological Association, teens (ages 13-17) are reporting greater levels of stress compared to adults (18+). On a 10-point scale: Teens experience an average stress level of 5.8 during the school year

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    7 Steps To Navigate Stress: Align To What Matters Most To You

    Stress. We all experience it. And we all have reactions to it. My informal poll revealed that stress often brings on feelings of fear, anxiety, discomfort, helplessness, despair, doom, and self-limiting thoughts. People's reactions to stress can result in diminished creativity, loss

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    Using Your Emotions to Derail Stress

    I'm sitting at my desk. The deadline for a major project is creeping in and I've been pushing myself to get the majority of it done early. I have a meeting with a potential new client in an hour. My son is coming home from school tomorrow. And I have a committee meeting during dinner time

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    Stress Derailing Your Ability to Collaborate?

    Edwin Land, was quoted as saying, "Politeness is the poison of collaboration." I would like to add to that...Politeness and stress are the poison of collaboration. Collaboration Takes Time I recently conducted a workshop for business leaders focused on stress and the impact it has on collaboration.

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    What Your Teen Needs Most to Prepare for College

    Helping your teen to develop their emotional intelligence will help them: Navigate set backs, failures, and disappointments Manage stress Experience less anxiety and feelings associated with depression Have stronger, healthier relationships Make well thought out decisions Make

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    7 Signs You May Be A Lawn Mower Parent

    It's no secret, parents of millennials commonly take a hands on approach to parenting. Some have referred to this approach as being a Lawn Mower parent. It's no secret, parents of millennials commonly take a hands on approach to parenting. Some have referred to this approach as being a Lawn Mower

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    Just how self-aware are you and why does it matter!? Take this short quiz and find out!

    It seems no matter where you look, topics like mindfulness, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and self-leadership are everywhere. So what do they have in common? Focusing inward!         Whether you are at home, at work, or at school, self-awareness is a critical skill to being

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    The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Parenting Tweens, Teens, and Twenties

    On this episode of #30Seconds Live, we interviewed parent coaches Sheryl Gould and Kelli Schulte. These two fabulous contributors met through 30Seconds.com, demonstrating the real power of our tribe. They are both coaches working with tweens, teens and their families. During the livestream show,

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    7 Mindful Perspectives to Help Young Professionals Navigate the Workplace

        Employers are becoming more and more interested in the Emotional Intelligence levels of their potential hires. In fact, per a recent study, 71% of surveyed hiring managers said that EQ was more important than IQ. According to Six Seconds (a nonprofit organization with a goal of one billion

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