The Power of EQ


Please Don’t Kick The Dog

    By Karen D. Nutter, Executive Coach   When the poop hits the fan and everything seems to be challenging your sanity, it’s very common for people to “kick the dog.” If you’re not familiar with the term, “Kicking the dog” refers to displaced aggression towards others such as employees, co-workers, friends, or family […]

How To Be A Superhero

Interacting with people is complicated. We never truly know what another person is thinking, how they will interpret our words, or which emotions they are experiencing. And, while there are several behavioral cues which can tell us a lot about how someone likes to communicate and interact, the bottom line is that the only person […]

A More Fulfilling Life

    By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   Every week I talk to countless people who are striving to create a more fulfilling life for themselves. Some want to make more money, others want more time with their family, and some are looking for that special someone with whom they can build their life. […]

Too Big, Too Small, Too Loose, Too Tight, Or Just Right?

How do you ensure a good fit between the right job, employee, and corporate culture?   By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   I can’t tell you how many times I have spoken to HR Managers who are frustrated because the “Perfect employee” they hired six months ago isn’t living up to the expectations of the […]

If You Want Success, Change Your Mental Habits

  By Executive Coach, Karen Nutter   Let me ask you something… Do you ever feel tired before you even get out of bed? Have you ever made quick decisions, in business or otherwise, that led to negative consequences? Have you ever gotten upset and said things you regret? Do you ever get nervous when […]

Emotional Intelligence in Sales

  By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter   Salespeople are sometimes known for talking too much, not listening enough, and not hearing when they do listen. This can be exasperating for their customers and anyone else involved in a potential transaction and can cost them sales, as well as negatively impact their reputations. Dr. Daniel […]

Why Your Team Is Failing

    Today’s educational system, from kindergarten through college, puts a focus on teamwork. However, while you may learn who gets their work done versus who is counting on everyone else to get an “A” grade, your scholastic team experience probably did little to prepare you for business teamwork. When you think about it, every […]

Assessing Your Self-awareness

I always thought I was pretty self-aware, but after becoming a coach and focusing on emotional intelligence, self-awareness took on a whole new definition, especially after being introduced to research-based assessment tools. My first assessment gave me such a detailed description of my behaviors, motivators and skills, that it felt a little intrusive – like someone […]

Post Election: Get A Grip

Americans are waking up today to a new President. Some people are happy and excited, while others are angry, scared, or stunned. Regardless of which candidate you voted for, the facts remain that every President brings change, and change is difficult for most people. So, how can you utilize higher levels of your Emotional Intelligence […]

Self Regulation Skills

    Self-regulation is one of the three intrapersonal competencies of Emotional Intelligence and, luckily, is something we can learn and improve upon over time. Essentially, the ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and the capacity to think before acting is what self-regulation is all about. Young children are literally ruled by their impulses, […]