Certification course for trainers and coaches

The importance of Emotional Intelligence in achieving success at work and in our day to day lives, has been shown in many books over the past twenty-five years or more. People like Daniel Goleman and the Dalai Lama have contributed much about this topic. However, few of the books, if any, have shown how to develop your skills at being Emotionally Intelligent.

John Parr developed a logical model explaining the functions of emotions, that he called the Emotional Wheel. He has also developed seminars for people who desire to live an emotionally fulfilled life. The Emotional Assertiveness seminar is designed specifically to offer personal development in being Emotionally Assertive. In the process of the training, you will develop and fine tune these skills. This seminar is specifically designed to encourage personal growth and development and hone the skills delegates already possess.

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How the model is used in coaching

The first task of a coach or therapist is to form a working relationship with their clients.

Emotional Assertiveness is a tool for establishing strong working alliances within the context of a therapeutic or coaching relationship.

The model also helps the coach or therapist to facilitate others in differentiating between emotions that are productive and unproductive. The unproductive expressions are learned non-authentic expressions that put a strain upon interpersonal relationships and drain energy.  Healthy emotional expressions and behaviors encourage personal growth and development and support healthy relationship growth both personally and professionally.

Many forms of talking therapies, including coaching are taught as problem-solving tools and as such are focussed upon intellectual exchanges, keeping the client in their heads. However, the most effective growth comes with an authentic expression of emotion and for this pure logic is often not enough; we have to feel the solution.

Applied Emotional Assertiveness is the key to achieving the emotional attunement that facilitates the change process.