Emotional Intelligence And Diversity Training For Coaches

Understanding Emotional Intelligence has been proven to be a core ability for any successful professional coach.

This powerful 3 weeks workshop will give coaches the necessary tools and techniques in the use of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity.

Dr. Jorge Cherbosque Ph.D. Director of UCLA Staff and Faculty and Partner of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EIDI) has use and validated all tools and techniques presented in this workshop.


Understanding emotional intelligence is a key element for anyone involved in personal development.  Because coaching works in the domain of emotions, it is imperative that coaches have clear boundaries and definitions about emotions, what constitutes negative and positive emotional states and which aspects of emotions a coach can work effectively with.

Emotional Intelligence is widely acknowledged as a critical component of interpersonal and professional effectiveness. Naturally, coaches who do not have a background in the behavioral sciences are hesitant and sometimes apprehensive about working with a coachee’s emotions. This development program presents a new paradigm of the critical intersection of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity and gives professional coaches an opportunity to gain insight, skills and tools to build cohesive and productive coaching practices that make the most effective use of differences and leverage the power of emotions to increase effectiveness.

With EIDI Training for Coaches Program you will:

  • Gain powerful insights and tools on dealing with emotions for your coaching practice
  • Gain an understanding of the role of Emotional Intelligence in dealing with diversity
  • Assess selves in Emotional Intelligence and Diversity competencies
  • Gain insight about own values, beliefs and biases
  • Learn methods to manage emotions triggered by differences
  • Gain knowledge about cultural differences and others’ values
  • Develop strategies for building inclusive, harmonious and productive coaching practices

Program Content

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity and its Role in Coaching Effectiveness

  • Why and how EID matters to you and your clients
  • Analyzing strengths and areas for growth as a professional
  • Explanation of the EID Model
  • Initial assessment of EID strengths
  • Overview of the research literature on EI

Affirmative Introspection: Know and Accepting Yourself

  • Gaining insight into the values, world views and beliefs that influence your management and working style
  • Uncovering and dealing with the assumptions and biases that impact your behavior
  • The Herman Brain Deployment (HBDI) personality assessment
  • Confronting stereotypes in your practice
  • Teaching introspective skills

Self-Governance: Gaining Mastery over Your Emotions

  • Gaining tools to manage difficult emotions encountered at work
  • Converting unhealthy self-talk to productive messages
  • Helping clients deal effectively with change and ambiguity
  • Teaching the anger cycle and how to deescalate anger with your coachee
  • Teaching to deal with uncertainty

Intercultural Literacy: Understanding the Range of Human Behavior

  • Appreciating the “software” of others in your practice and personal life
  • Developing empathy as a step toward building trust and connection with your clients
  • Teaching empathy skills
  • Teaching to create diverse work
  • Understanding cultural whys behind behavior

Social Architecting: Structuring a Compelling and Respectful Environment

  • Serving as a cultural interpreter
  • Communicating effectively and resolving conflicts in diverse settings
  • Structuring synergistic and compelling environments
  • Teaching conflict resolution skills
  • Teaching how to create a shared and compelling vision in your practice and with clients

For complete Program Schedule and fees click here.



Participants would be provided with assessment instrument and four workbooks containing learning activities to be used in sessions as well as between sessions for individual development.


Emotional Intelligence leadership: the heart truth about soft skills

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Jorge Cherbosque  Ph.D. and  Andrea Bahamondes founder of The Naked Elephant Creative and Leadership Coach

What others have to say about EIDI workshops…

“The Emotional Intelligence and Diversity workshop is dynamic and fast-paced. Each segment contained useful tools with practical applications for any corporate environment. It provides a framework for developing respectful communication, understanding the anger cycle and managing organizational change and transition. I would highly recommend this workshop both personally and professionally.”

Gail Meredith
Diversity Development
US Postal Service

“This workshop and materials bring together many different traning areas into a hollistic comprehensive focus. It has already helped me approach each situation feeling more comfortable and confident.”

-Esther Louie
Assitant Dean of Programming and Diversity
Whitworth College

“Our waiting list for future participants continues to grow based on word-of-mouth. Our staff and faculty felt they received easy-to-use tools and advice to take back to their work sites, and the training provided an exceptional foundation in making emotional intelligence and diversity accessible and understandable.”

Robert Amelio
Director of Workplace Development
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jorge Cherbosque Ph.D.

Dr. Jorge Cherbosque was born and raised in Mexico and lived and traveled in different parts of the world until he settled in the United States 25 years ago.  He received Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from the University of Southern California and has directed the U.C.L.A. Staff and Faculty Consultation and Counseling Center for the past 17 years.  Additionally, for over two decades he has been a speaker, trainer, and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies as well as a resource over the past 10 years for YPO, WPO, and YEO.  In his work with YPO, he has facilitated numerous retreats worldwide, has provided moderation training, and has been invited to address diverse YPO chapters during their educational meetings.  One of his most successful and exciting assignments was leading a family forum experience at the Family University in the Galapagos Islands in December 2003.  He has published numerous articles in a broad range of scholarly journals and is currently writing a book on emotional intelligence and diversity.

Dr. Cherbosque is a clinical and industrial psychologist whose vision and philosophy is oriented toward helping individuals and organizations move from what he calls “TGIF” (Thank God It’s Friday) to “TGIH” (Thank God I’m Here).  His passion lies in helping his clients reencounter their unicability – which is where their passions and talents merge.  A highly interactive and engaging speaker, Dr. Cherbosque’s approach to training is geared toward four different but interrelated goals: seminar attendees will receive at least one practical idea that they can apply to their family and home life; one practical idea that they can apply to their work life; and one practical idea for their self development.  The fourth goal is to create an environment of safety and joy because he believes that is how real learning best occurs.

Dr. Cherbosque has been a keynote speaker and a workshop presenter in myriad international settings.  Among his most frequently requested seminars, the following is a partial list:  “Radiating Possibility”; “Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary”; “Discovering the Hidden Treasures of Your Family;” “Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Skill that Inspires Heart and Soul Commitment”; “Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children”; “Stress without Distress”; “Taking the Difficult out of Differences: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity”; “The Courage to Change: The Transformative Power of Emotions”;

“Healing the Wound that Will Not Heal: A Retreat for Grief and Loss”; “Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples”; and “The Visionary Life.”

Cox Communications, Knight Ryder Digital, Chase Manhattan Bank, Verizon, Herbalife, General Motors, and Neutrogena feature among his most recent clients.