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For organizations to succeed in a world of constant change, they need leaders who are resilient during times of high stress and capable of leading others through transition to create an environment where employees are cultivated and encouraged to thrive.

“Today’s leaders need to convey trust and build rapport through extraordinary communication skills. To skillfully navigate conflict and motivate themselves and others. To show up powerfully and authentically. To be leaders causing leaders.”


The Emotionally Intelligent Leader Intensive

Tracey Burns developed this highly versatile, one-of-a-kind corporate training program for high potential individuals, executives, leaders, and managers within any industry and sector, whether public or private. Using a unique and intentional combination of coaching, facilitation, and training, Tracey delivers real-time results that have been proven equally successful when delivered to groups, teams, or individuals.

Participants develop the five components of emotional intelligence that will allow them to recognize, connect with, and learn from their own and other people’s mental states: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation (defined as “a passion for work that goes beyond money and status”), empathy for others, and social skills, such as proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.

Participants report:

  • A complete transformation of their leadership
  • Greater capacity to problem-solve and overcome tough challenges
  • Confidence in navigating conflict and difficult conversations
  • An accelerated ability to manage change and transition
  • Increased empathy and a greater capacity for understanding others

The return on your investment:
Emotionally intelligent leaders are better equipped to lead others through change and transition. They are better able to build trust and rapport with their employees, key stakeholders, and competing organizations. Leaders who are skillful at relationship building will see significant results in employee satisfaction, thereby lowering employee turnover. With higher employee retention rates, organizations are able to solidify succession planning, making for a leaner, more agile and efficient organization.

Every program Tracey facilitates is customized to suit the specific needs of the organization and individuals. The following topics are a general list used to develop each tailored program.     


Cultivating self-awareness

The art of self-regulation

Empathy in leadership

Understanding the impact of perspective and context

Triggers, emotions, and judgment, yours and theirs

Cultivating trust in self and others

The responsible leader versus the victim leader

Coach as leader



Motivation, self and others

Giving and receiving game-changing feedback

Managing relationships

Commitment and emotions management versus time management

Executive presence: defining and expanding your leadership style

Embracing the new normal: change and transition

Leading in multi-generational environments

Psychology professor John D. Mayer defined emotional intelligence this way:

“From a scientific (rather than a popular) standpoint, emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions; to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships; and to manage your own and others’ emotions. It doesn’t necessarily include the qualities (like optimism, initiative, and self-confidence) that some popular definitions ascribe to it.”

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Rutgers psychologist Daniel Goleman established the importance of emotional intelligence to business leadership. In 1998, in what has become one of Harvard Business Review’s most enduring articles, “What Makes a Leader,” he stated unequivocally:

“The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but… they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. My research, along with other recent studies, clearly shows that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won’t make a great leader.”

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“My biggest takeaway was my awareness of myself and my emotions at work, learning to take away the emotional feelings by recognizing them then getting back to what happened, what’s missing, what’s next.”


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