WHY EI EXPERIENCE?
Watch the video below to hear what our clients have to say about what makes EI Experience special.
JEFF SCOTT, CEO
“I am amazed by the change in my team and we have become much more open, deliberate and effective. The benefits that come with a better understanding of emotional intelligence has been immediate and my team is rejuvenated and better positioned to work together and take on the challenges that lie ahead.”
RICHARD FOLEY, CEO
“Thanks so much for a wonderful couple of days. We learned so much and gained so much insight. It was truly game-changing for me and I think for all of us. As I reflect back I think my self-awareness and empathy have both been unleashed somewhat and I am working already with some of the tools learned in a positive way…So good for you being hard on me and shaking out what is getting and keeping me stuck.”
DUANE JEBBETT, FORMER CEO
“I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to many training initiatives in my career, but there is no doubt that Carolyn’s trainings and her feedback was the most transformative for me personally and for our people of all.
Carolyn took our team through an exhilarating and challenging process that helped everyone learn about themselves and others. It was amazing at how close the team quickly grew together and how former communication gaps melted away. This program was transforming for many of our people, and proved to be the most beneficial learning ever for our entire team.”
MIKE LEONARD, PRESIDENT & CEO
“There are a couple of things that have evolved since I’ve worked with Carolyn, the first is having the insights that I did not have when I started the process. She has given me the tools to actually be able to recognize the powers of EQ in the workplace and how I can effectively drive those considerations and I can influence them going forward.
She makes it enjoyable, as painful as it can be. She does push you through your comfort zones and she does it in a way that consistently delivers results. She really has the ability to bring the best out of you and challenge you, but to do it in a way that is progressive.”
NICOLE POOLE, VP DIRECTOR OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT
“Our Talent Development team has had the pleasure of working with Carolyn for the past three years. Carolyn has designed programs for our employees centered around the art of Emotional Intelligence, which has cultivated leaders who are more aware, motivated and connected when it comes to their own personal development and the development of others.
Our leaders have responded with great excitement and intrigue to the content, as well as the support and understanding that Carolyn provides when interacting with them individually and in groups. They feel inspired, self-aware, and confident in their journeys to become more balanced. We look forward to working with Carolyn in the future to further enrich and grow our creative population.”
KATHERINE FELL, PRESIDENT
“The Emotional Intelligence Virtual Retreat under Carolyn’s guidance opened lines of communication essential to a happy, productive team.
Our work remains demanding, but our trust of one another is deeper. Our appreciation for one another is stronger. Even the introverts and skeptics among us continue to give it high marks.”
Maria Weicker, VP Director, Learning and Development
“Carolyn has been amazing to work with. She teaches Emotional Intelligence to our organization in such an authentic way that people feel comfortable being vulnerable. This is so appreciated as a strive to build more understanding of ourselves and others within our organization!”
Are you wondering what investing in emotional intelligence training can do for your organization? Click left or right to hear what some our clients have to say about the experience, the benefits and the impact of our training programs!
PRINCIPLE, IGNITE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
What advice do you have for a company hesitant about investing in emotional intelligence?
"Engaging in EQ advisory coaching is a tough decision to make, its soft skills, it costs a lot of money and it’s hard to see the immediate benefit of it, and I say to you this, make the investment. Make the investment. We all use the platitudes that it's our people that make the difference and whatever other adage gets thrown out there, put your money where your mouth is, because the people that work for you deserve the absolute best from their leaders. If you’re not investing in that, you're missing the boat."
FORMER NON-FERROUS MANAGER, RICHMOND STEEL RECYCLING
How does emotional intelligence impact a company’s bottom line?
"Emotional intelligence and results, in terms of financial and being successful as an organization, they definitely relate because of the morale of the overall company. If there is a non-personal touch to it, people are just coming in to do their job and they are gone. By having relationships, you definitely build that rapport with people, then all of sudden, they are happier, more willing to come in with a better attitude, do better work. It shows in their communication. It kind of builds from there, laying that foundation is essential."
VP FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY, CHEWTER'S CHOCOLATES
What competitive advantage does emotional intelligence training offer?
"Emotional intelligence helps companies become better production workers and managers. Overall, the training instills confidence in what they're doing and they strive to create more opportunities for growth because their attitude is much better. Emotional intelligence training encourages employees to want to be here and make a pleasant place to work. Emotional intelligence has shown us that it's not all about the bottom line, but rather, it is about developing a good place to work with people you enjoy working with."
PRESIDENT & CEO, BC MARITIME EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION
What would you say to businesses that are skeptical about investing in emotional intelligence training?
"Before this emotional intelligence training I was skeptical! I thought I knew best since I've been doing this for a long time. I work in the people business and I know people best, but what this taught me is that may not be the case in all respects. Emotional intelligence training gave me self-realization that if I can put it in those terms and really broke the ice in terms of being able to openly understand people on a different level. Exploring it for all it's worth, in terms of your journey, I think the ability to connect with people in a meaningful way has really opened up a lot more possibilities for me as a leader. As a manager of people on behalf of a private sector enterprise, emotional intelligence has really opened up some doors that I've never seen before prior to actually working with Carolyn. I think emotional intelligence really has the potential to unleash potential, but it takes going through the process and some commitment to realize those gains don't come easy, but it's well worth the investment."
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES & COMMUNICATIONS, FRASER SURREY DOCKS
What are the benefits of utilizing emotional intelligence training in your company?
"Emotional intelligence really helps frame the culture of an organization. It tells the people on your team that you care about them and that you're spending that time to learn about who they are as people inside and outside of work. Overall, emotional intelligence training really allows employees to improve themselves both in the workplace, but also in that the rest of their life which is what we all work towards."
CHOCOLATIER, CHEWTER'S CHOCOLATES
What was your key takeaway from emotional intelligence training?
"I didn't really believe in the process of emotional intelligence training in the beginning, but after going through the exercises it was very educational. Emotional intelligence training really does help you grow as an individual and step out of your comfort zone. The training allowed me and my team to tackle the “unknown” and find more about ourselves during the process."
PRESIDENT & CEO, FRASER SURREY DOCKS
How has emotional intelligence training transformed your team members?
"There have been many transformations among teammates with emotional intelligence training. There's been some more significant than others, but a great degree of people are coming out of their shell. People are feeling more comfortable being more open and being able to take feedback more effectively. It's really about finding the emotional piece that drives some of your behaviour, so understanding why you are acting behave a certain way."