EQ at Work

EQ at Work

Not all smart people are successful. Join career counselor Edythe Richards as she interviews inspiring people who have used emotional intelligence to go from smart to brilliant. Each episode features tactical strategies to boost your emotional intelligence. If you're looking for the right combination of emotions for your diet, start here.

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June 1, 2021 35 mins
Our final Podcast of the season. “Those who can do; those who can’t teach.” This quote from George Bernard Shaw stubbornly endures. And yet many of us attribute at least one inspirational teacher for our current successes. We greatly underestimate the unique skills of teachers.
This week’s guest, Cyndi Zacheis, shares how her experience in the classroom prepared her for everything outside the classroom.

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Research suggests that about 5% of the population has had a Near Death Experience (NDE). Experiencers often show a marked change afterward: they become more open and caring. In this episode, Edythe talks with her guest, Ilene Thorman, about how her NDE launched a career in hospice and end-of-life care.

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May 17, 2021 34 mins
Edythe talks to her guest, Tom, about his traumatic past, facing fears, and healing. This episode mentions sexual abuse, and listener discretion is advised.

Welcome to emotional intelligence at work - aka EQ at Work.
This series features interviews with people who have overcome significant difficulties by using the concepts of emotional intelligence.

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May 10, 2021 24 mins
Some people don’t necessarily set out to become leaders, but they fall into the role. While these leaders are no less effective than “intentional” leaders, they may suffer from unintended consequences, like imposter syndrome and self-doubt.

In this episode, Cindy Messaros, Director of Alberta, Canada, Workforce Essential Skills Society, talks about her own midlife career change, being a high performer with little direction, and sing...
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In this refreshing story of acculturation and everything that goes along with that, Fei Zao shares his story of immigration, job search, language difficulties, and more.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fei’s story is not political. It is not fraught with racism or discrimination. It is a very real, human story of an adult immigrant – with some surprises you won’t expect.

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April 26, 2021 41 mins
Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD/NVLD) is a complicated and poorly understood “invisible” disability. Though “NLD’ers” may struggle with a number of issues, difficulty with social skills – understanding subtle cues and abstract concepts – is a main feature. Edythe’s guest, Geoff Hoppe, recently diagnosed with NLD, is an advocate bringing awareness to this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed subject. In this episode, Geoff shares w...
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April 19, 2021 29 mins
Welcome to another episode of EQ at Work, brought to you by career counselor Edythe Richards (MBTI Question Corner).
In this episode, Edythe speaks with Virginia, a Registered Nurse whose husband became incarcerated. This event triggered multiple losses, including Virginia’s own job loss and unemployment, all while she juggled the responsibilities of being a single mom. Tune in to hear how she turned her life around.

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Podcast host and meaningful work advocate Dan Smolen talks about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Dan shares actionable steps for starting a business and personal reflections to help you shape the course of your future.

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April 5, 2021 33 mins
Surviving a Career Change After 40

According to a survey from Indeed, nearly 60% of workers are willing to take a pay cut in order to completely change industries. Leah Zibulsky, did just that. This former freelance writer and editor went back to school mid-life to study renewable energy. And then she found herself unemployed for 14 months, competing for jobs with a much younger crowd. In this episode, Leah shares how she bounced ba...
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Welcome to emotional intelligence at work - aka EQ at Work with Edythe Richards.
A peek into the new weekly podcast, hosted by career counselor Edythe Richards (MBTI Question Corner). This series features interviews with people who have overcome significant difficulties by using the concepts of emotional intelligence.
In the trailer of season 1, Edythe explains what emotional intelligence (“EQ”) is, and how it relates to resilience. ...
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