Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Emotional Intelligence: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Thursday, February 2, 2023
8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time: Login
8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Time: Webinar
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Event Details


Tasha Booth

Event Description

Why would we need to pay attention to emotions? We now have over 3 decades of research on emotional intelligence (EI) and neuroscience and know so much more about how emotions affect our everyday lives. Yale University has its Centre for the Study of Emotional Intelligence. Google, Nike, Amazon, and Microsoft base their leadership development programs on EI. And yet, the concept of EI or EQ remains poorly understood by many. What exactly is EI/EQ and why is it so important for engineers and geoscientists? Join David Cory, executive coach, leadership development specialist, and keynote speaker, as he shares with you what you need to know both for yourself and how to best serve colleagues, direct reports, customers, and clients with emotional intelligence.

Event Presenter(s)

David Cory
Leadership Development Consultant, The Emotional Intelligence Training Company Inc.

About the Event

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain what we mean by emotional intelligence and how it can help you build more effective relationships and communicate more clearly;
  • Describe one of the world’s leading models of emotional intelligence; and
  • Leave with 5 key takeaways to help develop emotional intelligence competencies.


David Cory

Leadership Development Consultant, The Emotional Intelligence Training Company Inc.

David Cory is a leadership development coach, trainer, and consultant known for his expertise in applying the concept of emotional intelligence to individual and organizational performance improvement. David founded one of the first companies in North America to focus on the development of leadership based on emotional intelligence in 1998. In the course of his work, David has been an invited guest of the Sultan of Brunei, worked under armed guard in Nigeria, been kicked out of a restricted area in Saudi Arabia, chased by an elephant in Zambia, and sang for royalty in Malaysia. David’s company completed the design of a leadership course based on emotional intelligence for the citizens of the Republic of Botswana. Finally, David was a keynote speaker at an international EQ conference at Harvard Medical School in 2013 and was the closing keynote speaker at the Asia HRD Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2016.