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!
Emotional Intelligence out performs IQ 70% of the time.
It seems like lately it's everywhere I look. I could be running through the latest tweets or LinkedIn posts, reading an entrepreneurial magazine, checking out some of my favorite parenting websites, or even browsing the best sellers at the
Emotional Intelligence is not just for leaders. Helping your teens grow in their EQ has the potential to create positive change in their effectiveness, relationships, well-being, and quality of life.
With focused coaching, students can stay the course, gain greater focus in academics, build new
Let’s face it. We live in a complex and complicated world. Take one look around and notice how much has changed since you were a teenager. The amount of stress our teens face is growing every single day. And as their stress grows, our stress as parents is also growing.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS STRESS?
I’m a verbal processor.
I have to talk everything out loud. Even if no one else is in the room. (I know…awkward)
Recently I was talking with a good friend and sharing a situation with her. It was something that was concerning and frustrating to me, and I really needed an opportunity to
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
Did you ever stop to wonder what life would be like if you were not able to experience emotions?
Would life be easier? Less complicated? Or would it be dry and boring?
Think about it.Without anger, what would inspire you to fight for change? Without fear, would you jump into things that could
As a parent, there are a few milestones that I can recall vividly. One that especially stands out is the time when 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 entire
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
Check out this article from the September 2015 issue of Long Grove Living written by Maddy Boutros, CrossRoad Coaching Summer Intern.• • • • •
Kelli Schulte Leadership and Life Coach
I am an ICF Certified Coach, specialized in working with teens, young adults, and parents. My goal