Emotional intelligence. It’s a skill. It can be developed.
Dr. Travis Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, who will inspire your audience, spark discussion, and motivate change. He is the award-winning co-author of the #1 best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and he speaks regularly in corporate and public settings.
In today’s competitive world, each of us is looking for new and powerful ways to manage, adapt and strike out ahead of the pack. Dr. Travis Bradberry empowers audiences to do so by capitalizing on emotional intelligence.
TalentSmart is the world’s #1 provider of emotional intelligence (EQ). More than 75% of Fortune 500 companies rely on their emotional intelligence tests and training.
Stats on EQ
Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Personal competence is made up of your self-awareness and self-management skills, which focus more on you individually than on your interactions with other people. Personal competence is your ability to stay aware of your emotions and manage your behavior and tendencies.
Self-Awareness is your ability to accurately perceive your emotions and stay aware of them as they happen.
Self-Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and positively direct your behavior.
Social competence is made up of your social awareness and relationship management skills; social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to improve the quality of your relationships.
Social-Awareness is your ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on.
Relationship Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions and the others’ emotions to manage interactions successfully.
Emotional Intelligence Is Linked to Performance
How much of an impact does emotional intelligence have on your professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence alongside 33 other important workplace skills, and found that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs.
Your emotional intelligence is the foundation for a host of critical skills—it impacts most everything you say and do each day.
Of all the people we’ve studied at work, we’ve found that 90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence. On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers are high in emotional intelligence. You can be a top performer without emotional intelligence, but the chances are slim.
Naturally, people with a high degree of emotional intelligence make more money—an average of $29,000 more per year than people with a low degree of emotional intelligence. The link between emotional intelligence and earnings is so direct that every point increase in emotional intelligence adds $1,300 to an annual salary. These findings hold true for people in all industries, at all levels, in every region of the world. We haven’t yet been able to find a job in which performance and pay aren’t tied closely to emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed.
The communication between your emotional and rational “brains” is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in the brain, at the spinal cord. Your primary senses enter here and must travel to the front of your brain before you can think rationally about your experience. However, first they travel through the limbic system, the place where emotions are generated. So, we have an emotional reaction to events before our rational mind is able to engage. Emotional intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain.
“Plasticity” is the term neurologists use to describe the brain’s ability to change. Your brain grows new connections as you learn new skills. The change is gradual, as your brain cells develop new connections to speed the efficiency of new skills acquired.
Using strategies to increase your emotional intelligence allows the billions of microscopic neurons lining the road between the rational and emotional centers of your brain to branch off small “arms” (much like a tree) to reach out to the other cells. A single cell can grow 15,000 connections with its neighbors. This chain reaction of growth ensures it’s easier to kick this new behavior into action in the future. Once you train your brain by repeatedly using new emotional intelligence strategies, emotionally intelligent behaviors become habits.
Dr. Bradberry can tailor his emotional intelligence keynotes to address the following topics:
Sales | Change | Leadership | Teamwork | Engagement | Customer Service | Individual Performance | Organizational Performance
Coaching & Training
My coaches, consultants and I have done powerful work aided by TalentSmart products and training. They provide a fantastic combination for learning the skills that are critical to high job performance.”
Marshall Goldsmith, Author and Executive Coach – Top Coach by Forbes, HBR, WSJ, Fast Company
Dr. Bradberry is an expert and engaging speaker who teaches practical and actionable ways for people to improve their emotional intelligence. His passion for the subject emboldens the audience to add this skill set to their repertoire.”
Susan Diamond, Chief Learning Officer – Women President’s Organization
“Years ago I struggled with EQ, but worked with a TalentSmart coach and it was transforming. Increased self-awareness enabled me to help my current company grow 4 times over the last 5 years and helped me personally grow both at work and home. You cannot fix what you don’t know is broken.”
Vice President – Business Development
This will resonate with so many people. It helps focus energy on practical behaviors that will improve working relationships.”
Kathryn S., Underwriter – Westfield Insurance
Partial List of TalentSmart’s Clients in the Financial Services & Insurance Industry
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Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 best-selling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmart—a consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.His best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry
His best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.Dr. Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence who speaks regularly in corporate and public settings.
Dr. Bradberry is a world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence who speaks regularly in corporate and public settings. Example engagements include Intel, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Fortune Brands, Boston Scientific, the Fortune Growth Summit, The Conference Board: Learning from Legends, the American Society for Training and Development, the Society for Human Resource Management, and Excellence in Government.
Dr. Bradberry holds a dual Ph.D. in clinical and industrial/organizational psychology from the California School of
Professional Psychology. He received his bachelor of science in Clinical Psychology from the University of California – San Diego
Each of us is looking for new and powerful ways to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. This session will enable you to capitalize on your emotional intelligencea skill set that’s responsible for 58% of your job performance. In this session you will discover:
Ninety percent of great leaders are high in emotional intelligence (EQ) and it’s the #1 predictor of leadership excellence. Understanding this “science of emotion” and incorporating it into your repertoire will take your leadership skills to new heights. In this session you will discover:
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is responsible for more than half of workplace performance, and is the #1 predictor of leadership and personal excellence. Better understanding this “science of emotion” can help you to increase the effectiveness of your leadership development initiatives.
Join us for this webinar presented by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., the award-winning author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.
In this webinar, you’ll interact with Travis as he shows you:
Developing a new skill isn’t as easy as flipping a switch.
It takes awareness, understanding, practice, and a clear path for change. Since 1996, we’ve integrated these elements into our practical, skills-based emotional intelligence training programs. TalentSmart facilitators can deliver the following programs at your location:
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Certification
Two Programs to Fit Your Needs
Learn how to facilitate the premier emotional intelligence program, and become the subject matter expert on emotional intelligence.
TalentSmart emotional intelligence certification is:
Coaching provides the guidance people need to achieve results.
Whether you seek confidential help getting started, specific guidance for one person, follow-on coaching for a group, or executive coaching as part of a larger learning and development initiative, TalentSmart’s coaching process provides comprehensive guidance for people working on their emotional intelligence and leadership skills.
TalentSmart’s Coaching Process
Step 1 – Measure Your Skills
with a TalentSmart emotional intelligence or leadership assessment.
Step 2 – Raise Your Self-Awareness
during a confidential session with a TalentSmart certified coach.
Step 3 – Create an Action Plan Together
with specific strategies to close the gaps in your skills.
Step 4 – Practice and Develop
by refining your efforts with accountability and support from your coach.
Step 5 – Prepare to Transition
by learning how to handle setbacks, when to retest your skills, and how to hold your gains.