• 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!

  • 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

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    3 Ways to Start Taking the Stress Out of Parenting

    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?

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    Take the 48-Hour Parent Challenge

    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

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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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    3 Ways Your Emotions Can Help You Ring In The New Year

    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

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    The One Unexpected Thing Your College Student Wants

    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

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    4 Surprising Ways Your Emotions Can Help You

    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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    More Than Just a Summer Job

    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

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