How to Launch and Implement a Successful EQ Consulting and Coaching Practice

Fourteen Hours of Live Training with Accompanying Manual and Downloadable Forms.

To learn more, watch a recording of an introductory session HERE.

The EQ Leader Program 2.0

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Zur Institute is honored to co-sponsor the EQ Leader Program2.0, a unique opportunity for mental health professionals to participate in training on how to coach executives and executive teams in developing and using Emotional Intelligence in their organizations.

Why Coaching? Contemporary workplaces beg for more enlightened leadership.  Coaching leaders is a natural extension of mental health professionals well developed skills in bringing about behavior change.  Through impacting those at a leadership level, coaching provides great opportunities to expand one’s impact because leaders impact many other people.

Why EQ?

Since research on EQ began in 1990, thousands of studies have demonstrated that strong EQ skills contribute dramatically to success at work for everyone, but particularly for executives. Organizations thrive when their leaders make use of EQ in leading their people. Those led thrive as well because organizations function more humanely.

Alternatively, executives with poorly developed EQ skills often lead in ways that create excess stress and even distress. They don’t mean to. They just don’t know better. Most such leaders are hungry to learn when given the opportunity. Coaches help leaders understand and use psychological skills to influence people constructively, unlocking positive energy. 

EQ offers a set of scientifically proven tools to lead in a more intelligent and effective manner.  Executives can use them to lead in ways that utilize, rather than punish initiatives, creativity, teamwork, and use of conflict as a means of growth, rather than cynicism and disillusionment.

Who Is This Training Designed For?

  • Those who already have a coaching practice and want to expand their skills and inventory of tools
  • Mental health professionals who are considering supplementing their current work
  • Professionals who want to segue into a new direction in their careers
  • Professionals who want to continue in their clinical practice with an interest in helping clients further develop EQ

What is Included in This Training? This training has been carefully designed to allow ample opportunity to integrate and practice the skills and principles introduced.  The training package includes:

  • 12 hours of training spread over 6 sessions
  • The 483-page EQ Leader Program2.0 manual ($795.00 value) which contains ten program design principles, a comprehensive four step program, workshops, assessment protocols, development planning, guidance on coaching processes that help differentiate coaching from therapy, twenty-five coaching tools, 186 EQ skill building exercises for coaching clients, and downloadable assessments, interviews, forms, and guidance on structured coaching sessions. The manual comes with a flash drive with downloadable files you can brand with your own logo – including workshop slides, handouts, exercises, interviews, report boilerplates, and more
  • The Six Steps of Marketing – Explicit details on how to market your practice and cultivate clientele 
  • A 30 day follow-session to review key elements of the training, brainstorm and ask additional questions that come in after the end of the course
  • A certificate of completion at the conclusion of the training

What Can I Reasonably Expect at the End of Training?  Making the shift from clinical practice to coaching can be challenging without a specific “program” or “packaged” approach. The EQ Leader Program 2.0 can give you the start you need. The demand for EQ skills by organizations is high and growing.

For Those Who Have Never Before Engaged in Coaching and Are Considering a Shift in Their Career: This training provides an in depth understanding of what it takes to build a thriving coaching practice by someone who has successfully made this transition.  Furthermore, it provides first-hand experience of principles of EQ that will further develop one’s professional and personal growth regardless of what direction they choose to pursue with coaching.

For Those in the Early Stages of a Coaching Practice: This training will provide a foundation upon which to both develop and grow a coaching practice.  It is realistic to expect additional training will assist in feeling both more confident and proficient.

For Those Already Engaged in Coaching:  Mid-career and senior level executive coaches have taken this training to add a sophisticated EQ-based tool kit to their work.

Want to Learn More?  Watch an introductory session in which Dana C. Ackley, Ph.D. will provide more details of the program.

Dates of Training:  Six consecutive Thursdays beginning May 6th – June 10th, 2021, 2:30-4:30 Pacific Time/5:30-7:30 Eastern Time

30 Day Follow-Up Thursday July 8th 2021, 2:30-4:30 Pacific Time/5:30-7:30 Eastern Time

What If I Miss a Session? Recordings will be available for viewing during the two weeks following each session.

Cost: $1995 until April 12th.  $2150 beginning April 13th.   The number of registrants will be limited.

Other Information: This training does not offer Continuing Education credit hours.

EQLeader, Inc is solely responsible for the content.

About the Presenter:  

Dana C. Ackley, Ph.D. is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Division 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) for his internationally recognized work in Emotional Intelligence, and in Division 42 (Independent Practice) for his leadership in preserving the value of psychotherapy outside of managed care. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida State University. He worked as a clinician for twenty-five years before shifting to executive coaching and organizational consultation in the late 1990s. The original version of his EQ Leader Program (MHS, 2006) was the first comprehensive program for building EQ skills in leaders. His client organizations include Fortune 500 companies, major healthcare organizations, family businesses, law enforcement, the Federal Government, non-profits, and higher education.

You can learn more about Dr. Ackley, and his EQ Leader Program2.0 on his website: 

Technical Requirements: This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be provided a link that they can use to access live from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device.

For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please email

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