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Emotional Intelligence SIG – September 2022

September 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Topic: The Brain Science of Overcoming Fear

Host: Desiree Briel Rodi, ACC 

Speaker: James Garrett

CCEs: 1.0 Core Competencies / 0.5 Resource Development

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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 login before registering for the event.



Overcoming fear is a learnable skill. This session will unpack the brain science of fear and help give you the tools you need to work with clients to help reduce anxiety, quiet the mental chatter, and take actions that will help manage uncertainty. This session will give a deeper overview of how to coach someone through their fears and learn how to override them through the process of extinction. Come learn how to utilize the new science of fear and anxiety reduction in your coaching practice.


Takeaways from Emotional Intelligence SIG:

– Understand the brain science behind fear
– Support clients to build awareness of fears and how to override them
– Have new tools to support clients to reduce anxiety, quiet the mental chatter and take action to manage uncertainty


About Desiree Briel Rodi, ACC

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, and a Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching and MA in Organizational Development and Change from Fielding Graduate University, where she is now pursuing a Ph.D.


About James Garrett

James Garrett is a brain coach and founder of Brain by Design. He’s spoken on stages ranging from Harvard to TEDx, and his work has been featured by The New York Times, FastCompany, and Harvard Business Review. He spent years doing research with some of the best psychologists in the world at Columbia, Tufts, and Yale. He’s a content creator and course builder and his course called “Brain Science for Coaches” has been rated as one of the best courses for coaches and is currently certified by ICF for 30 continuing coach education credits. He’s a certified coach through the Whole Fit coaching program. He also built one of the only brain-based positive psychology curricula in the Middle East and trained thousands of Arab youth in partnership with Queen Rania of Jordan. A rare combination of scientist, trainer, and entrepreneur, in 2019, James launched the Deep Change Project, a personal journey to discover what’s possible at the outer edges of neuroplasticity and to overcome fear.




September 27, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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