Articles - Emotional Intelligence

The Truth Can Be Hurtful

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

A coaching client of mine recently had an experience that brought back to me a frequently-forgotten but basic truth. This client (let’s call her Ellen) has been coaching with me for about a year. But last week when she came in, she was emotionally distraught and clearly distracted. She explained that something had happened between…

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Work? Refocus Your Energy and Get Refreshed

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

  There are just so many responsibilities we can take on our shoulders before the burden starts to overwhelm us. What overwhelms you is probably different from what causes me to feel taxed. Some of us can handle more than others. Some of us thrive on having a full plate; for others having too much…

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Cultural Intelligence Revisited – Self Confidence and Success

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

Not for the first time, and probably not for the last, I find myself clinging to the importance of cultural intelligence. Often, I’ve thought of this concept in terms of defining the culture at work, or in a family, in a country or even in a classroom. But now studies have been done on actual…

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Positive Reminders

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

Whether I’m coaching CEOs, mangers or executives, there are always goals to achieve. One core element that is absolutely critical to any success in achieving goals is commitment. And that’s in fact what a resolution is…a commitment. A few weeks into the year, I decided to reflect on my New Year’s resolution as a reminder…

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Challenge or Talent

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O.…

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NEC® and Hiring – Using Your Rational Mind and Your Instincts Together

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you”. –Richard Branson Neuro Emotional Coaching® helps us to transform our negative emotional reactions and makes space for behaviors that favor a thoughtful rational approach to business. If you are angry – breathe, figure out what is causing the anger, react in…

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Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Children and Young Adults

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they…

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Let It Go; Free Yourself and Move On

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“I felt ashamed for having judged him so harshly without knowing the real boy. His one offense against me―goaded by Charlie’s bullying character―was easy to forgive.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher Almost all of us have someone in our lives who can derail us. These individuals, whom I think of…

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Get in Touch With Your Emotional Intelligence – The First Step to Success

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” ~Tony Robbins I recently encouraged you to take immediate steps to fulfill your agenda and reach for success. Rather than wait for New Years Eve and new resolutions, I took the position that we need to start now and feel a sense of accomplishment…

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The Law of Attraction – Does it Really Work? (Part II)

By Dr Barbara Schwarck

By now you probably feel you have heard all there is about the Law of Attraction. You have seen “The Secret,” you have read my article about it, heard about it on Oprah. Perhaps you are even doing your best to put it into practice. Good! What else is there possible to say about the…

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