The Avery and Brian Experience

We help you create an emotionally intelligent workplace.

We deliver dynamic keynotes and interactive workshops that are customizable to fit your organization’s needs.

A Four-Part Series on Social & Emotional Intelligence

You’ve worked hard to foster an inclusive, positive company culture. But is it an emotionally intelligent workplace?

Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a vital role in both employee satisfaction and your company’s success. Studies also show that work success and life success are more closely tied to social and emotional intelligence (SEI) than cognitive abilities (IQ).
The definition of emotional intelligence
The four-quadrant model of awareness and management

With our virtual personal development program, you can create a socially and emotionally intelligent workplace. That will have a transformative effect on your team, allowing them to change their perspective on areas such as:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Relationship management
  • Awareness of others

There’s a lot of wonderful value in cultivating social and emotional intelligence. With this workshop, your team will learn:

  • How they can be better aware of all their personal emotions and the emotions of others in the moment, so they can have productive behavioral responses.
  • Ways to enhance their own levels of positivity, personal power, and self-confidence.
  • Ways to manage themselves more effectively, so they can make well-reasoned decisions in work and other areas of life.
  • How to develop stronger communication skills, to foster understanding and build bridges with others.
  • What kinds of SEI strengths they have, along with vulnerable areas where they can make adjustments.

The Business Case for Social & Emotional Intelligence

Research backs up the importance of social and emotional intelligence for managers, leaders, executives, and individual contributors. The value of these areas continues to stand the test of time. Consider that:

  • Fully 80-90% of the competencies that differentiate top performance are in the domain of emotional intelligence (Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence, 1998).
  • Emotional intelligence has been found to be much more powerful than IQ in determining who emerges as a leader (Warren Bennis, Researcher, Thought Leader and Author of the international bestselling book, On Becoming A Leader, 2009).
  • Leaders who have higher SEI produce more powerful business results, as well as greater profitability (Steven Stein in Emotional Intelligence of Leaders: A Profile of Top Executives, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 2009).

Here's How the Program Works

When your team participates in the important program, they will take The Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile. The SEIP is an evidence-based assessment that was developed by Dr. Laura Belsten, based on the most up-to-date social and emotional Intelligence research of the last decade.

There are four 90-minute sessions to the program, with each one focusing on one pillar of The Four-Quadrant Model of Social and Emotional Intelligence.

Everyone participating in the program will get access to SEI worksheets, along with reflection topics, journal exercises, and additional resources, so they can continue their developmental process long after the program has concluded.

This program can easily be customized to fit your specific organizational needs, so you and your team can get the most from what it has to offer. It’s designed for leaders, managers, executives, and individual contributors, who can all benefit from the lessons and thought-provoking information provided.



This session discusses the importance of self-awareness and the role it plays in one’s personal and professional development.

For example:

  • Personal Power
  • Accurate Self-Assessment
  • Emotional Self-Awareness



This session provides tools to manage one’s own behaviors, emotions, and impulses in healthy ways.

For example:

  • Behavioral Self-Control
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management


social awareness

This session focuses on social awareness: the ability to be curious about the needs, feelings and concerns of others while seeking understanding.

For example:

  • Empathy
  • Service Orientation
  • Situational Awareness


relationship management

This session covers the ability to become adept at inducing desirable responses from other people.

For example:

  • Communication (Listening)
  • Building Trust
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
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