As a certified EQ-i 2.0 administrator I encourage my clients to tap into the benefits of this powerful tool to accelerate the results of their coaching journey. Now it's your turn.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is defined as "a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way."


Studies of close to 500 organizations worldwide indicate that people who score highest on EQ measures rise to the top of corporations. Among other things, these "star performers" possess more interpersonal skills and confidence than "regular employees" who receive less favorable performance reviews.

Research tracking over 160 high-performing individuals in a variety of industries and job levels revealed that Emotional Intelligence was two times more important in contributing to excellence than intellect and expertise alone.

What IS the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment Tool?

The EQ-i 2.0 is based on the most comprehensive theory of emotional intelligence to date and renders an overall EQ score as well as results for 5 composite scales and 15 sub-scales (as seen in the model above).

  • Made by Multi-Health Systems out of Toronto. They are the leading psychometric company, producing very empirically-based assessments. Highly ethical and run by clinical psychologists who are experts in the field.
  • Independently rated as the most valid and reliable on the market by Buros Mental Measures.
  • Measures 15 critical leadership competencies. 
  • Quantifies Emotional Intelligence and provides a concrete road map for on-going development.
  • Can also include a 360 for additional insight.

How does it work?

Taking just 20-30 minutes to complete, the EQ-i 2.0 assessment tool measures the interaction between a person and the environment he/she operates in AND one's self-reported potential to deal with daily environmental demands and pressures. Assessing and evaluating an individual's emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person's performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. The development potential the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee/leadership development tool.

Why is it a perfect tool for the coaching model?

As a result of completing the EQ-i 2.0, a person receives specific, measurable results that allow him or her to identify and leverage strengths and any out-of-balance areas that could interfere with top performance. The coaching process benefits greatly from this awareness as it helps the client focus in on specific areas for improvement that may not be identified otherwise.
Unlike other assessments, the EQ-i 2.0 results don't reduce a person to a one-size-fits-all label. Instead, results reveal the unique workings of one's emotional realm and untapped potential. This helps guide clients toward their strengths, and create a personal road map for progress and sustainable change.

What are the applications?


  • Leadership development
  • Individual development
  • Organizational development
  • High potential identification
  • Team effectiveness
  • Executive and general coaching
  • Performance management
  • Focused on personal development
  • Identifies strengths
  • Identifies challenge areas
  • Promotes greater organizational effectiveness
  • Excellent selection tool
  • Excellent succession planning tool
  • Great for developing leaders


If you are ready to experience the benefits of bringing this powerful tool to your organization and/or leadership contact me today!