What is Emotional Intelligence? And why is it important – critical even – in determining success in the school, the workplace and at home? World leading expert Dr Anabel Jensen will shed some light on the subject of emotional intelligence, and why the development of EQ is essential for not only making a good living but living a good life in an increasingly interdependent, global society.
MEET THE SPEAKER Dr. Anabel L. Jensen Professor of Education and Leadership, Notre Dame de Namuer University;
CEO, Synapse School; President, Six Seconds
With over 30 years of pioneering work in the field of emotional intelligence education, Anabel is an inspiring and caring speaker who helps people find the best in themselves and each other. Anabel says people pay attention to less than 30% of what you say, but 70% of what you do, so she models the lessons she teaches.
Anabel was the principal of Nueva School when Daniel Goleman came and wrote about the model emotional intelligence program there; under her guidance the school also won two Federal Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Education. As the Founding President of Six Seconds EQ Network, Dr. Jensen has co-authored four books on teaching EQ, written numerous articles and trained over 10,000 educators and leaders around the globe.
Anabel has taught the principles of emotional intelligence all over the country and beyond. Presently she also teaches Psychological Foundations of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University, where she also coaches/mentors candidates in the credential program; her background includes the teaching and supervising of instruction from preschool to the university level.
Anabel received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976. Her major was reading and language acquisition; her minors were psychology and statistics. She has published several articles, is currently working on two books relating to emotional intelligence and gives numerous workshops/seminars.
Her interests include a passion for reading, the building and consuming of gourmet desserts, the construction of various hand-crafted projects and surfing the net for new ideas. She is very active in a variety of church and community service projects. She has one son, Caleb
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.