We all want to build stronger and more meaningful relationships and some fascinating insights are emerging about how better conversations can help us to achieve this. We are in conversations every day and research shows that 9-10 conversations miss the mark.
Conversational Intelligence® is the hardwired, and learnable ability, to connect, navigate and grow with others - a necessity in building healthier and more resilient organizations in the face of change. C-IQ begins with trust, and ends with a high quality relationship and business success.
You have heard of IQ (Intellectual Intelligence), and EQ (Emotional Intelligence). Conversational Intelligence is the next level of intelligence. EQ is learning and growing the Self, by understanding how thoughts and feelings as we engage with others, and it helps us understand how to increase empathy and understanding of others.
Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) is about connecting, navigating and growing with others. It’s about understanding how conversations impact us emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and how to shape conversations in ways that elevate and activate the networks for growth, empathy, wisdom, intuition, strategy and other high level capacities hardwired in our human system.While one aspect of EQ is that it focuses on learning to down regulate (calm) our emotions, C-IQ focuses on co-regulating. Co-regulating means we learn how conversations between people have the ability to (create anxiety or connection with each other) up and down regulate each other’s emotions. This gives us deep insights into how our conversations with others shape our behaviors, thoughts feelings, teams, and our organizations and future success.
The amazing thing about C-IQ is that it is something that can be cultivated and internalized. We are actually rewiring our brains to be healthier. It is the single most important intelligence and the greatest part is that the more we do it the better we get. And once you “get it” it can never be taken away because it’s not a how to system that you follow.
C-IQ uses the transformational approach that combines neuroscience and coaching. This science-based methodology elevates leadership capacity and helps improve organizational performance by developing masterful communication skills that focus on accessing those parts of our brain that bring us insights, strategic thinking, presence, trust, integrity and highest level decision making.
"I am a very different person today than I was a few months ago. Prior to working with Teena, I held back my real self, because I was afraid. Afraid of being judged, of being perceived as weak, etc. I as many successful independent women, was under the illusion that to get ahead we have to repress our feminine side so as to not appear weak. Unfortunately that only limits and hurts us. Teena has helped me become a better, happier version of me. I learned to embrace myself, my feelings, my essence. Through seemingly simple exercises, I naturally
began embracing my feminine presence and started prioritizing myself and my emotions. This has helped tremendously in my professional and personal life. At work I no longer need to push to get things accomplished. I am not defensive and or feel the need to be aggressive to accomplish my goals. I have a better handle on my anxiety and stress in difficult situations. The best part is that this is only the beginning and I am excited for what's to come as these principles are expanded upon" - Maria, Chicago
"Teena has a true genius for asking the right questions, listening with compassion (and without judgment) and guiding you to important ah-has about yourself. If you want clarity and a game plan to get the relationship you’ve been longing for, stop procrastinating and call Teena NOW!" - Jean, Connecticut
"Before working with Teena, I was really confused about what kept going wrong in my relationships. I definitely had a pattern that Teena helped me to identify and then learn the relationship skills necessary to break out of it. I was never able to be happy in love and after working with Teena for just 3 months I have been able to approach relationships in a completely different way. I feel confident, clear and really ready to meet my ideal man and the best part is I now believe that it is possible." - Sherry, Los Angeles
"Teena’s nonjudgmental, compassionate insight into relationships led me to rethink my approach to the dynamics I’ve been creating in my life. As a result, I’ve gotten really clear on different ways to create healthy fulfilling relationships both personally and professionally of my own choice. Paradigm shifting!" - Erika, Pittsburgh
"There are some people that can move you with their words, and some people that can move you with their presence. Teena Evert can do both. Her speaking and coaching will move you to a place of awareness and thoughtful shifting towards the goals you aspire to in a way that other speakers and coaches cannot do." - Kathleen, Las Vegas
"Teena's talk woke me up to my innate potential. She was engaging and dynamic with both her story and presence capturing my attention from the beginning to end. Taking me on a journey back into my feminine presence and strength that I already possess, enabling me to remember what I am capable of. I feel empowered and motivated to just be ME again!" - Taunya, Vancouver