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Emotional intelligence

The concept of “emotional intelligence” was born in the early 1990s, some years after the publication of Howard Gardner’s book, The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983), which calls into question the pre-eminence of so-called “cognitive intelligence”, measured by the famous IQ (intelligence quotient) considered paramount since the 1930s.

According to Salovey and Mayer, the fathers of the concept, emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and express emotions, to integrate them into the thinking process, to understand and reason with the emotions as well as regulating the emotions of the self and others.

Numerous studies now show (see, in particular, the works of Antonio Damasio, Daniel Goleman and Ilios Kotsou) that the development of our emotional intelligence is much more useful and relevant than our IQ for our professional and personal success.

Scientific studies show that it is possible to develop emotional intelligence at any age and that this allows improvement of the following: decision making, performance, work satisfaction, stress management, health, motivation, recruitment and selection, leadership and the quality of social relationships.

The coach will guide you in the development of your ability to identify, welcome, understand and manage your emotions and those of others. He/she will assist you in the transformation of some unconscious beliefs and support you in your development of so-called “positive” emotions.

Integral Togetherness works closely with Ilios Kotsou, a practitioner of emotional intelligence and researcher at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, author of numerous works and scientific adviser to many radio and TV programmes.