• 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!

  • 3 Proven Ways to Change How You Respond To Failure

    You can't control life's circumstances, but you can control how you choose to respond and feel. Life can be complicated and filled with twists and turns, including failures, rejections, and disappointments.    And although you don’t get to choose everything that happens in your life, you do get

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    Do You Want Better Control of Your Emotions? Read This!

    Navigate your emotions with this little trick. Wow...I can't even begin to tell you how many times in my life I've said.... "I wish I could hit the REWIND button and do that again." Unfortunately those words haven't come out of my mouth because something was so awesome that I wanted to do it

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    The other day I was struggling with a cocktail of feelings made up of DISAPPOINTMENT, SADNESS, and SHATTERED. It really threw me. I kept tossing it around and wasn't sure what to make of it. I wanted to throw those feelings out the window and keep moving forward. I tried as hard as I could to

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    I'm not sure why, but over the last several days, I have been hyper-sensitive to how much and how often we blame others for our circumstances...and how much we criticize others in the process!! And while I sat in this sort of funk, Chase Mielke's blog post came across my inbox this morning. I

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    Overcome Your Fear With These Three Words

    I had a pretty big meeting scheduled for that morning. It was one of those meetings where a lot was riding on it. I had packed up my work bag the night before, and was feeling prepared. But on the way to the meeting, I could detect a different nagging feeling that would not go away. I was

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    4 Reasons To Focus on Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

    SEEING LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE As a leader, I was always easy to read. I was either happy or frustrated. I had no idea what all those “other emotions” meant, or what to do with them. I especially had no idea what I was missing. Growing up in an Italian-American home, I don’t recall seeing or

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    90% of top performers have greater than average Emotional Intelligence. So what is Emotional Intelligence and why is it important? Simply put, Emotional Intelligence is about being aware of the thoughts and feelings that are in your head, and using that awareness to: Make decisions.

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    I often get the question, “So what exactly do you do?”  Here’s my simple answer. Whether you are a leader, a parent, or a student, as a Coach I am passionate about helping you: Gain self awareness by bringing to light what you cannot see. Discover what is getting in your way of

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    What Do Incoming College Freshmen Need Most?

    As a parent, there are a few milestones that I can recall vividly. One that especially stands out is the time where I dropped off my daughter and then my son at college. I remember how hard it was to say good-bye. And I remember that feeling I had when the same question ran through my mind the

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    3 Things To Do When You Really Just Want To Scream

    Sound familiar . . . Just as your daughter, a junior in high school, is walking through the door, you are downloading her report card from the school website. As you look at the report card, you become furious. She promised to buckle down this semester, but her grades are actually worse. And, on top

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