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May Monthly Virtual Event: Emotional Intelligence as a Critical Key to Success

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom details will be sent after registration)


  • This is for members of ATD chapters other than Detroit (e.g. Ann Arbor, Central Ohio, etc.)
  • Requires Code

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may 2021 Monthly virtual event

Emotional Intelligence as a Critical Key to Success

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION: Zoom (connection details will be provided upon registration)

ATD Detroit and other ATD Chapter Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

Session Schedule

5:00 - 5:30 Networking

5:30 - 7:00 Emotional Intelligence as a Critical Key to Success

Session Description

Did you know that emotional intelligence is one of the key factors that determines life and job satisfaction? Emotional intelligence, or EI, is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others.  EI has been hailed as a critical skill for the workplace in 2020 and beyond by The World Economic Forum, the United Nations, McKinsey, Harvard Business Review, and others.

When emotions run high, they change the way our brains function diminishing our cognitive abilities, decision-making powers, and even interpersonal skills. Understanding and managing our emotions (and the emotions of others) helps us to be more successful in both our personal and professional lives. 

At a personal level, emotional intelligence helps us:

  • Have uncomfortable conversations without hurting feelings

  • Manage our emotions when stressed or feeling overwhelmed

  • Improve relationships with the people we care about

At work, emotional intelligence can help us:

  • Resolve conflicts 

  • Coach and motivate others

  • Create a culture of collaboration

  • Build psychological safety within teams

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how our emotions impact everything we do

  • Recognize emotions as messengers, delivering important information

  • Understand how emotional granularity and identifying your triggers can help build EI

  • Identify how EI can help with building stronger relationships 


Michele Nevarez ( is Founder & creator of the Goleman EI suite of Coaching & Training programs. Michele’s vision is to democratize EI as a means of igniting personal and global agency. The driving force for Michele is at the core of how our programs translate EI from theory to a powerful and practical vehicle for meaningful transformation and lasting habit change. 

Michele brings 25+ years of executive leadership experience working for industry leaders in healthcare, investment management, management consulting, and manufacturing. A founding member of Rangjung Yeshe Institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Michele has practiced mindfulness-based training for 27+ years. 

Michele received a B.A. in Religion from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Science degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western.

Bridgette Morehouse ( is an experienced global executive, leadership coach, facilitator and consultant with a track record of innovation in several Fortune 20 companies. As Chief Learning Officer of Ford Motor Company, Bridgette integrated emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills into curricula aimed at developing leaders for today's complex and uncertain world of work.

A member of the Detroit ATD board, Bridgette is a Goleman Emotional Intelligence Associate, EI Coach, and member of the Goleman EI Coaching Advisory Board. Through her coaching, she explores the connection between emotional intelligence and adult development coaching. She is on the board of the Institute for Organizational Mindfulness and serves as adjunct faculty for Mindful Leader.

ATD Capability Model Application

This event addresses the capability "Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making" under the Building Personal Capability tennet. To learn more about the ATD Capability Model, including to complete a self-assessment of your talent development capabilities, visit

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received 24 hours before the event to receive a full refund. Contact for more information.


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Address: 29488 Woodward Ave, #483 Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone : 248-870-5014



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