September 24, 2023

Coffee Talk Explores Emotional Intelligence, Aug. 15

The UMW Women’s Leadership Colloquium presents the August Coffee Talk: Emotional Intelligence by Barbara Gustavson

The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center’s Kalnen Inn Living Room, 1119 Hanover St., Fredericksburg. Parking is available on Hanover Street. Register for the Coffee Talk.

Emotional Intelligence, the ability to understand and manage our emotions, is a crucial element in personal and professional success, and has proven to be an invaluable skill in our fast-paced, interconnected world. For women, cultivating Emotional Intelligence can empower us to thrive in every aspect of our lives. In August’s Coffee Talk, led by Barbara Gustavson, we will explore how Emotional Intelligence encompasses a range of skills vital to our emotional health, including empathy, self-awareness, and resilience. This discussion will aim to equip us with actionable insights and strategies to enhance our Emotional Intelligence, enabling us to navigate challenging situations with grace, forge meaningful connections, and foster an inclusive and supportive environment for ourselves and others. By embracing, honing, and growing this skill set, we can unlock our full potential, nurture authentic connections, and thrive in all aspects of our lives.

Barbara Gustavson, founder of Discover Next Step, works with helpers, professionals, and decision-makers who are ready to stop letting burnout take over the passion for their work. She guides them to develop new ways to think, respond, connect and influence, then map out a plan to take bold steps and use their experiences and talents to create a positive impact. She combines personal growth, leadership and brain-based techniques with her facilitation. She integrates a holistic approach to her leadership and professional development training through assessments and courses in leadership, resilience, wellness, and brain health. Her focus is working with community-minded helpers and leaders to take bold steps and impact their community without sacrificing their well-being. Barbara is a Certified Leadership Trainer and Amen Clinic Brain Health Coach, speaker and author of “Permission to Be BOLD.”