Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence & MSCEIT 

Our courses and workshops help improve your ability to handle stress, manage people, communicate clearly, raise productivity levels and develop your creativity. 

We tailor courses and coaching sessions for organisations. Our most recent emotional intelligence projects in 2018 have been with South 32, HAYS Recruitment,  The Bank of Queensland, The College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University, AECOM, the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences and many others.

We offer half and one day workshops, longer programs lasting up to ten months and one to one coaching.  We also use the Mayers Salovey Caruso abilities test of emotional intelligence called (MSCEIT).  This gives invaluable feedback on your ability to recognise, understand, use and manage emotions in order to optimise your decision making.

Find out how we can help you grow your business by using emotional intelligence techniques contact andy@breathe-australia.com or book your MSCEIT emotional intelligence test and feedback coaching session 

Typical course content 

  • Develop your Resilience: Improve the speed at which you recover from adversity;
  • Develop a more positive outlook;
  • Develop greater Social Intuition: Improving your ability to pick up information from other people and your environment
  • Develop a greater understanding of Context: Improving your ability to fit in with your surroundings. The most emotionally intelligent people are aware that they need to adapt their strategies to their environment
  • Develop greater Self-Awareness: Learning to observe the physical and emotional signals that your own body is telling you and incorporate them effectively into your decision making process;
  • Develop your Attention: Learning techniques to sharpen your and maintain your attention
  • Improve your ability to recognise, use, understand and manage emotions

Many, if not all, of the factors noted above are not consciously used skills. They constitute emotional habits that largely proceed in the absence of awareness.  By bringing our awareness to each area and introducing new small empowering habits we begin to embed new emotional intelligence skills.

What is emotional intelligence (EQ) and why should we develop it?

EQ is defined as the ability to recognise, understand, use and manage our own emotions, and those of the people around us in order to optimise our decision-making.  

People with heightened emotional intelligence skills tend to be more resilient, happier and healthier, have good work and home life balance, are more financially successful and enjoy rewarding careers.

How emotionally intelligent are you?

The research suggests that it's often difficult to evaluate our own level of emotional intelligence.  For example, we all assume that we are better than average drivers but statistically that simply cannot be the case.  And so it is with emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is not the same as a personality trait.  Over time it can be improved and developed. We can all learn to be more emotionally intelligent and harness vital sources of information from within ourselves and from the world around us.

What our clients say 

3 month emotional intelligence program with South 32 Canninton mine 

“Andy doesn’t bring a predeveloped package to sell to you, what he brings is expertise and experience that he can apply to your problem. The more we spoke about the challenges I wanted to address, and how they could be tackled; the more confident I was that Andy was the right person to develop a program and deliver it to my team. The other difference with Andy is you don’t get a relationship based on the next purchase order. You get ongoing feedback, enhancements to the program, learnings you can apply, and continued support consistent with someone truly passionate about what they do.”  Tony Eckert, Head of asset management, Cannington Mine, South 32

Emotional intelligence programs with the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences 

"Andy has a rare gift of mixing in depth scientific knowledge and ancient wisdom to deliver a suite of wellbeing tools that resonate with people leading modern and busy lives . Andy has worked with staff at the Australian Institute of Marine Science for three years and his emotional intelligence programs course have delivered new tools for communication and (inter)personal understanding that have improved day-to-day interactions amongst many of us. Because of Andy's engaging style I undertook two meditation courses in my own time which provided new inspiration on how to manage self and others. I can't wait for the next instalment of Andy's excellent courses - his knowledge and positivity has long-lasting benefits for those lucky enough to have the experience. Dr Line Bay , Principal Research Scientist and Team Leader. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Bank of Queensland one to one emotional intelligence development programs 

“Andy recently delivered a workshop to the team on Emotional Intelligence, which was both informative and engaging.   His insight has assisted our staff and business with resilience skills, which will enable us to grow in an industry of rapid disruption.  Andy brings to the table extensive knowledge in this area with warmth and humour and combined with his current and past experiences in the corporate world helps makes it very relatable.    We very much enjoyed working with Andy and look forward to incorporating more workshops into our team development sessions.” Lisa Leonardi, Bank of Queensland 

Australian leaders program 

"As senior leaders from a variety of industries and organisations, we asked Andy to develop and deliver a workshop that would suit our needs both individually and also help develop  skills in leading our teams. Andy designed one that exactly met the brief and we had a fabulous day learning, due to his: knowledge and passion for the topic; engaging style; and ability to tune into the individual and group dynamics. I would thoroughly recommend Andy"  Kari Arbouin Associate Vice Chancellor at CQ University Australia

“We invited Andy to join our voluntary and professionally diverse group of leaders when we had already been immersed in parts of mindfulness and self development for three years.  Andy's comfort within his own skin, clear passion for and extensive knowledge of the topic, together with engaging delivery kept the whole group engrossed for the day. We focused on emotional intelligence as our entry point and Andy helped us leave with specific actions to try. I'm definitely going to introduce Andy to the rest of the Exec Team at Australian Pork.”  Peter Haydon Marketing Director Australian Pork Association