Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise your emotions, understand what they are telling you and realise how your feelings have an impact on the people around you. It helps you to develop self regulation strategies in order to try and get the best out of every situation.
Emotional intelligence also develops your awareness of others and their feelings, when you recognise how others are feeling you are more able to successfully manage your relationships with empathy and understanding.
“Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor
one’s own and others’ feelings, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions" Salovey & Mayer, 1990
Lulu trains whole school communities using the RULER approach to enhance the emotional intelligence of school leaders, teachers, staff, pupils and their families.
Lulu also works as a relationship coach, supporting and guiding individuals, couples and families too.
'Today, as we face something of a moral crisis and a widespread mental restlessness, a useful remedy is to use our intelligence, our marvellous brain, in conjunction with simple warm-heartedness. We need to incorporate a sense of inner values in our education and learn how to tackle our emotions.' Dalai Lama
According to The World Economic Forum Future Jobs Report emotional intelligence will be one of the top job skills in 2020. "Key to everyone's success in the future will be to have strong emotional intelligence combined with creative and collaborative abilities."