Emotional Intelligence for Leading High-Performance Teams

Everyone has heard about emotional intelligence... now learn how to utilize it to make your team resilient, healthy, and high-performing

Best Audience:

Managers or executives who need tools to improve their performance, relationships, and leadership

When I started as a leader, I struggled.

As a programmer, project manager, and account manager, I understood the business and even management. But I was not so good with people. 

I started a software company, and we had some early success very quickly. Before I knew it, I had a proper team all reporting to me.

I relied on my hard work and drive, though the lack of relationship and emotional intelligence held me back and made things difficult for everybody. 

To reach my professional – and personal – goals, I knew this had to change. 

I invested in earning a masters degree in psychology and a later a neuroscience certificate. 

It completely changed my perspective. 

I finally started to “get it.”

When I started applying what I learned, my companies (as by then I founded three) were named to the Inc. 5000 list, voted the #1 Best Place to Work, and received a nomination for the Most Admired CEO.

That was on the outside – internally, I was finally enjoying leadership because I was creating a fantastic culture, seeing my employees grow as people, providing excellent value to clients, and giving back to the community.

Now YOU can learn what it takes to connect and lead your team for growth, health, and high-performance, all while adding to their lives.

Attendees will learn;

  • What empathy is, why your staff are craving it, and how to give that to them
  • How to have a deep self-awareness of your drivers and how it affects your relationships
  • How to earn respect and create life-long loyalty from your team and others around you
  • The direct evidence-based link between emotional intelligence, leadership, and performance

Give yourself and your team the #1 skill that every leader needs, all while enjoying life and your career even more.


In Person, Virtual or Hybrid


30 - 90 minute Keynote-type Presentations or Full/Half Day Training

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Everything has been designed for you to get the most value out of an engagement with myself. 


There are three main delivery types:


  • Keynote style Presentations 
  • Masterclasses (single-run courses)
  • Training Engagements (running weeks or months with a potential mix of presentations, trainings and coaching)

Everything can be done in person, virtual/online or a hybrid of both. 

Phase one

The pre-engagement phase

This phase begins with a preliminary introductory conversation where we can connect via phone or video call. Initially, we will talk about the overall basics, covering everything from the date/time of your event to your budget/fees and the overall goal for your team/event/organisation.

If this is a match, we organise follow-up conversations to delve into the specifics of goal mapping for the event. We will look at your goals as a leader, your organisation’s present & desired culture, your tactical & strategic goals as an organisation, your aim for the event, and what’s going on in your industry. 

You will then get a tailored proposal with a concise strategy and plan for your event. 

phase two

main content delivery phase

This phase includes all potential pre-event activities. Participation and engagement is a significant part of my presentation methodology, and this begins before the event has started.

One popular option is to customise my latest bestselling book, “Leading in the Next Normal”, as a gift for your attendees; for example, some CEOs like to write a forward or have the company logo on either the front or back cover. Interviews with executives can be another dynamic pre-engagement tool. We can employ many techniques like surveys, polls, teaser videos, blog posts, and social media to drive up anticipation for the event. These tools build excitement and anticipation and ensure participation is beginning before the event has even started.

The main hero of this phase is the event itself. You can expect this to be an interactive experience with techniques and takeaways for all attendees. I am not afraid to be vulnerable here – you’re attendees will get stories of my failures alongside the tales of my success. My style is to employ a personal approach with anecdotes and real-life experience to drive engagement and understanding with the core content effectively. I inject some humour and personality into the presentation – with normally even a few laughs here and there!

Alongside experience, I use psychology and neuroscience training to help your teams understand the mindset required for successful leadership. Attendees will come away from the event with the tools and techniques a leader needs. I will tailor the event to YOUR industry from our preliminary phases, making the content as relatable and accessible as possible for your teams. I can guarantee that attendees will leave knowing how to be better leaders and have the skillset to create high functioning teams.

phase three

post event phase

The final stage is the follow up from the event. Alongside the traditional feedback forms or surveys, there is the option to engage in further activities to attain the highest value from the event.

For example, we can organise follow up conference calls or webinars with the potential for a live Q&A. I can also produce follow up videos/audios or written content if you prefer a more “on-demand” option. I also have many courses available online, and if the Mindset of the Leader is what you are interested in, I run a renowned “Leadership Mindset” course twice a year. 

Give your managers the tools they need for long term success and contact me today.