With the help of this curriculum and the guidance of my leader, I was able to identify that my emotions caused my team to come down with me, and self awareness has helped me since I’ve now been able to have control over not only my emotions but the behaviors I display as a result of those emotions. Emotional Intelligence is important to me because since having an awareness of Emotional Intelligence, I have much better relationships with not only my coworkers, my leader, but also my family. So I am able to use the skills that I have learned and those that need to be developed for both Emotional Intelligence and behavioral intelligence. And I’ve used those skills to improve the relationships with those that I surround myself with.
— Amanda Hulse, Organizational Development Specialist, Penn State Health