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Emotional Intelligence SIG – October 2023

October 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10.00 – $32.50


Topic:  Navigating Reactionary Situations and Employing Empathy in the Workplace

Guest Speaker: Kevin Bush, MA, ABS, Principal, Teams & Leaders

Host: Desiree Briel Rodi, ACC 

CCEs: 1.5 Resource Development

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register. Remember to log in before registering for the event.



In this session of the Emotional Intelligence Special Interest Group, guest speaker and practitioner Kevin Bush will lead us to explore how we can better support our clients as they navigate reactionary behaviors and situations in the workplace and employ empathy. Through his lens as a coach and emotional intelligence facilitator, Kevin will share his experiences, what he has seen as he has navigated leading his coaching and facilitation practice through Covid and into the post-Covid world, and he will lead us through an active conversation around the relevant themes he’s observed and begun focusing on in his practice. This session will be immersive and experiential as we discuss tools and tips for coaching clients through times of challenge and reactionary situations to employ emotional intelligence and integrate empathy even when these reactionary behaviors are tempting or are already in motion in our clients and/or those with whom they work.

Takeaways from the Event:

  • Discuss and practice new strategies to support clients navigating the post-Covid world.
  • Hear the experiences of a coach and EQ practitioner, the challenges they are observing, how they are navigating these challenges, and the themes they are seeing as relevant for clients and coaches.
  • Learn from a practitioner how to address reactionary situations and behaviors and support clients in employing empathy.
  • Experience new techniques and tools for supporting clients to be less reactionary and to engage with empathy.


About Kevin Bush

As a principal and owner of Teams & Leaders, Kevin has focused his energy on designing, customizing, and delivering training that enhances the leadership capacities of individuals at all levels within organizations. Kevin believes that effective relationships are the critical building blocks of successful teams. As such, Kevin designs and delivers training that gets to the heart of developing the skills and competencies necessary to deal effectively with difficult relationships and situations. He is particularly interested in creating and delivering a coaching framework that shifts behavior and sustains change in the long term. Kevin has been working as a consultant and coach for professional and post-graduate team development for over 25 years. In addition to his work with organizations, Kevin has worked as a therapist in private practice, providing education and support for individuals, couples, and families. Kevin currently serves as adjunct faculty at Seattle University’s Graduate School of Business. Kevin earned his Master of Arts degree from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, with a focus on applied behavioral science and systems theory.




About Desiree Briel Rodi

Desiree Briel Rodi is an ACC-certified coach who harnesses the power of Emotional Intelligence to drive awareness, action, and accountability. She has worked in higher education administration, non-profit management, and people & business strategy. Desiree holds a B.A. in Art and in American Studies from Yale University, an MBA from Seattle University, where she has assisted with graduate leadership courses, a Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching, and an MA in Organizational Development and Change from Fielding Graduate University, where she is now pursuing a Ph.D.





October 24, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$10.00 – $32.50
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