eidiLast night I attended an ICF LA event at Culver City’s Veteran Memorial Building. The room where the gathering took place was surrounded with floor to ceiling windows overseeing an enormous illuminated aqua color water fountain, that kept inviting me to jump in, to do one of those love story movie scenes.

As soon as I walked in, I was excited to see many of my dear CTI colleagues, ICF L.A. members and of course the star of the night, Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D., a friend, and one of the most transparent man I know, when it comes to showing his emotions or feelings in public, a true inspiration of authenticity.

Jorge is one the founders of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute {E/I/D/I}, he founded the institute with two amazing women {Anita Rowe, Ph.D and Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D.} This past summer I had the pleasure to attend one of their workshops at the Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland {SIIC}, as I coach I was exposed to powerful tools and skills, such as the understanding of the anger cycle and the role of emotional intelligence as an aspect of personal empowerment. Last night Jorge gave us an appetizer of their workshops by covering some assessments tools used to measure emotional intelligence competencies. Using some experiential exercises, he showed us how diverse our group was, and how to effectively deal with these differences to create a more respectful and inspiring work environment.

Keith Miller {ICF LA current president} wrapped up the night with a short speech of gratitude for Jorge’s treat of happiness.

Joy and positive emotions do more than make us feel good. {E/I/D/I}

Positive emotions:

  • Expand our thinking
  • Help generate new ideas
  • Encourage us to consider possibilities
  • Promote stronger social networking

If you want more information about their model or organizational training, please visit their site {E/I/D/I} or contact me directly, I will be more than happy to share with you my personal experience.