Emotional Intelligence for Coaching, an Effective Tool for Life Coaching and Business Application
Emotional Intelligence usually known as EI is the ability of a person to control, perceive and influence their emotions and the emotions of other people around them. The first definition of EI, however was “the ability to monitor our own and others feelings and emotions”. The ability based model of EI see emotions as information that help to navigate the social and professional environments we face on a daily basis. These environments include family, friends, co-workers, our supervisors and clients. This model states that individuals have different abilities to process emotional information and to relate emotional processing to cognition.
Global NLP Training developed a unique way to teaching EI by using as a framework and methodology NLP.
The standard EI model points to four types of abilities:
- Perceiving emotions- this is the ability to perceive and label your own emotions, and the ability to detect emotions and the meaning of those emotions in the voices, expressions and gestures of others.
- Using emotions- the ability to utilize emotions to enhance and improve different cognitive activities such as problem solving, expanded thinking capacity, and the ability to direct others in their ability to do the same through recognition and management of their emotions.
- Understanding emotions- how to comprehend emotional language and behavior, respond appropriately and productively, and to distinguish the complicated relationships between emotions.
- Managing emotions- perhaps the most important element of EI. This involves the understanding of how to control and manage the emotions in ourselves and others. This ties in perfectly with the myriad of NLP techniques taught throughout the course. The main points of Daniel Golemans EI model included ideas such as self awareness, self management (state management), social awareness and relationship management.
Emotional Intelligence blends nearly flawlessly with NLP in that once we begin to create the ability to label, understand and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others we can then utilize the various NLP patterns and interventions with razor precision. Since this important area of study has begun to increase in importance throughout the last decade, it has become generally agreed that the measure of Emotional Intelligence is a much greater predictor of success in most areas of life than IQ which had been the standard measure of possible success in life since the early 1900’s.
Numerous recent studies have shown the competence in and a high level of Emotional Intelligence (as measured through an EQ assessment) has led to greater productivity, increased sales, better employee/employer relations, lowered employee turnover, greatly improved coaching and therapeutic outcomes and in general better overall life experience for both the practitioner and end user of a product or service.
Emotional Intelligence programs have been put in place in private industry, therapy, coaching, and even the military with greatly enhanced results. Financial advisors, line employees in factories, executive level management personal, and even the debt collection industry all have shown marked improvement through the use of Emotional Intelligence, the EQ assessments and in combination with NLP coaching techniques this success is amplified even beyond previous possibilities.
In short the development, awareness and implementation of Emotional Intelligence programs coupled with the time tested process of NLP have been on the increase over the last decade and continue to develop into one of the most valuable tools for business, government, coaching and therapy.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching is part of our Social and Emotional Intelligence Certification, which also includes MBTI personality typology and NLP Metaprograms.