Seminar: Performing Under Pressure: Mastering Emotional Intelligence 3/7/2017

Event Address: 

Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Online Registration only.

Open to anyone


We are brilliant individuals who possess intelligence and technical skills, right? Then why are we having difficulty managing others and/or collaborating on a team? The answer is simple. Our IQ is outweighing our EQ – Emotional Intelligence. Emotions drive behavior, good or bad, and determine whether appropriate or inappropriate action is taken. When we are emotionally intelligent, we have the ability to manage our own emotions and others, particularly when under pressure. Research has proven that those with higher levels of emotional intelligence enjoy a greater earning potential, have less absenteeism and experience greater workplace success as it relates to people management, decision making, and communication skills. This seminar provides both theoretical and practical application techniques through the use of open dialogue, group work, and/or individual exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the biological basis and business case for emotional intelligence
  • To recognize the five categories of EQ skills in work life and relationships
  • To focus on specific ways to practice and improve one’s emotional intelligence
  • To develop your Emotional Intelligence Action Plan


Samantha ColemanDr. Samantha Coleman is an award-winning leader, educator and professional counselor. She began her career working in mental health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, crisis programs, and private practices. Coleman’s endeavor as a socially responsible entrepreneur has also brought her into the landscape of both public and higher education. Her ability to both lead and manage allow her to visualize the large picture and the minute details that are necessary for true impact within an organization and its program delivery. Her clinical skills allowed for Assist Her, Inc. have become a heralded training for Master’s level interns from notable psychology and social work programs, such as the University of Illinois at Chicago Applied Psychology Program, Jane Addams School of Social Work, Dominican University, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology just to name a few. Dr. Coleman’s expertise in leadership, management, systems, culture, career advancement, etc. have found her in the classroom as a Professor preparing adult learners for their future careers as scholars and practitioners. She has a talent for formulating information into a framework that creates understanding of core concepts.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PhD, Organizational Leadership), Concordia University (M.A. Community Counseling) and The University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A. Psychology). Her research interests revolve around Work Engagement and Psychological Capital (PsyCap).

Course Code: 



March 7, 2017
6:00 PM–7:00 PM