Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
for Individual Leaders and Executives

EQ testing is more than a score.
It's actionable intelligence for your leadership toolkit. Get High-Level, confidential insights into your emotional strengths and growth areas to lead more effectively.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we:

  • perceive and express ourselves
  • develop and maintain social relationships
  • cope with challenges, and
  • use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

Here are the 5 major areas we assess when testing Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0/EQ-360)

Self-Perception: Master Your Inner World
Know your worth and fully embrace your untapped potential. This is where you gain a clear understanding of your emotional self-awareness, your self-regard, and your capacity for self-actualization. It's not just about feeling good about yourself, it's about owning your space and your impact on the world.

  • Self-Regard
  • Self-Actualization
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
Self-Expression: Your Voice, Your Power
This is where you learn to communicate in a way that captivates. Assertiveness and independence are your tools, and emotional expression is your unique signature. Make your voice not just heard, but felt.
  • Emotional Expression
  • Assertiveness
  • Independence
Interpersonal Skills: Beyond Networking, Create Impact
Go beyond superficial connections to build relationships that truly matter. This is deep empathy combined with a sense of social responsibility that not only changes you but also the communities you touch.
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Empathy
  • Social Responsibility
Decision-Making: Make Choices that Resonate
This is about making decisions that are in perfect alignment with your vision and values. Navigate the complexities of leadership with a clarity that solves problems and sets the course for your future.
  • Problem Solving
  • Reality Testing
  • Impulse Control
Stress Management: Thrive, Don't Just Survive
This is resilience redefined. Learn how to adapt and overcome challenges in a way that turns them into stepping stones for your growth and success.

  • Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Optimism

Here's what's really at stake:

Trust and Collaboration: You know as well as anyone that a disengaged team is a ticking time bomb. Breakdowns in trust lead to inefficient workflows, internal politics, and worst of all, information gets hoarded, collaborations turn into power struggles, and productivity suffers. In such a volatile environment, one disgruntled team member can derail months of hard work.

Grant and Funding Success: The competition for funding is fierce. Your funders are humans, swayed not just by what you offer but by how your mission makes them feel. A high EQ helps you frame your organization’s story in a way that resonates emotionally, making you a more attractive investment. Emotional Intelligence equips you to weave compelling narratives, engage on a human level, and turn potential funders into impassioned advocates for your cause.

Why EQ is Non-Negotiable:

There are many reasons why getting your EQ Assessment has to be a non-negotiable, but here are a few.

Financial ROI: Let's cut to the chase. Whether you're pitching for investment or applying for grants, emotional intelligence is your secret weapon. It's not just about the numbers, it's about making a human connection that turns potential funders into advocates for your mission.

Personal Growth: Forget the cost of a toxic work environment. What about the cost of not reaching your full potential? Low emotional intelligence can hold you back from achieving your goals and realizing your vision. With high EQ, you'll understand not just the people around you, but also yourself—your aspirations, your anxieties, and how to leverage them for success.

Influence and Impact: High EQ doesn't just prevent setbacks, it quantum leaps you forward. It's the difference between being a leader and being a changemaker. With emotional intelligence, you don't just engage with your mission—you ignite it. You become a magnet for innovation, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.

Reputation and Relationships: Your reputation extends beyond your LinkedIn profile or personal website. It's built on the quality of your relationships. Emotional intelligence allows you to navigate these relationships with authenticity, earning not just respect but also long-term loyalty.

Leadership Longevity: Inconsistent leadership isn't just a setback, it's a missed opportunity for long-term impact. Emotional intelligence equips you with the skills to lead consistently and effectively, ensuring that your impact is not just immediate but lasting.

What Happens Next:
EQ Consultation: Start with an in-depth EQ consultation. Let's get on a call. We won’t just be talking; we’ll be laying the groundwork for real, impactful change. I’ll give you actionable insights that you can use immediately—yes, even before we officially kick things off.

Assessment Rollout: After your investment in your own EQ assessment, we get straight to work administering it. This is where the real magic begins. Your team will take individual EQ assessments that dig deep, revealing strengths and challenges in each team member. This isn't just about individual scores; it's about how those scores translate into a cohesive, emotionally intelligent workforce. The goal? To equip you with the insights you need for more effective leadership, stronger teamwork, and better relationships with clients, funders and stakeholders.

Coaching and Training Calls: Where Data Meets Strategy. Once assessments are in, we're just getting started. Our one-on-one and group training sessions turn raw data into a customized emotional intelligence game plan for your team. This is where individual growth meets collective transformation. Through these sessions, we fine-tune your emotional skills, provide consulting to help you work better, and make astronomical progress towards your most important goals. We're not just raising EQ scores; we're elevating your entire operation.

Ready to Elevate Your Leadership Game?
There's a ripple effect that starts at the top. When leadership thrives, so does everyone else. You've read the stakes. You know what you stand to gain—and what you can't afford to lose. Your mission is too important, and you are too valuable. This isn't just training, it's transformation.

Meet the Founder of the Ks'Adore Leadership Institute

I’m Keisha Shields, certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, leadership and organizational consultant, founder of the Ks’Adoré Leadership Institute, developer of the Million Dollar Body of Work® framework for leaders, and the creator of the She Will Not Be Silenced® podcast.

I’m the executive and leadership adviser that execs, organizations and thought leaders turn to when they’re ready to fully own their stories, claim their voices and develop a signature framework that allows them to serve others while championing their companies and organizations to millions.

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