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Get smart with your emotions

and lead with confidence

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Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skill development for team leaders and supervisors

Today's workplaces need leaders that have a strong understanding of themselves and others.

Through developing emotional intelligence and creating an "above the line" mindset, leaders develop the confidence to lead teams through complex and ever-changing environments.

This training programme has been created specifically for team leaders from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of learning styles in mind.

The programme offers personalised support for each participant to address the unique challenges they face.

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Next training begins August 2021!
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TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence alongside 33 other important workplace skills and found that Emotional Intelligence was the strongest predictor of performance.

Effective leaders are great communicators. They can view situations from multiple points of view and they build strong relationships based on respect and trust.

The best news is that: Emotional intelligence is a learnable skill!


Programme Aims:

Participants completing this programme will develop the skills, tools and confidence to lead themselves and others more effectively. 


Specifically, they will learn:

  • Self-awareness: the foundation of emotional intelligence and self-leadership

  • Self-management: understand and manage your emotions to achieve results

  • Social awareness: grow your skills to connect and engage at all levels

  • Relationship management: to build trust, influence others, and lead high-performing teams.

Learning Outcomes:


By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace.

  • Increase self-awareness of strengths and areas to improve (values, motivations, behaviours, and triggers).

  • Develop a toolkit of strategies that can be used to manage emotions and be more resilient.

  • Understand how to motivate and impact others through appreciation and empathy.

  • Enhance communication skills and teamwork.

  • Develop a positive mindset focused on growth, learning, and curiosity

  • Understand and enhance the skills of delegation, communication and resolving conflict.

  • Increase confidence to handle a variety of situations leading to improved levels of job satisfaction and overall wellbeing at work.

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According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence and people management are two of the top 10 job skills required in 2020 and beyond.



  • Bite-sized daily learning via a smartphone app

  • Peer to Peer workshops - both face-to-face and online.

  • Personalised coaching to help you apply the learning to your unique situation

  • 360 feedback survey to assess your strengths and development areas.  

  • Regular support throughout the programme

All participants receive a certificate at the end of the programme to demonstrate the completion of the learning.

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"I definitely recommend this course. A life changer!"

Participant feedback, 2021




  • This programme is due to start in August and ends at the end of October (3 months)

  • An in-person, pre-training workshop is scheduled for the end of July

  • The time commitment involves:

    • 10 -15 mins of daily learning (Mon-Fri) via the app

    • five workshops/peer to peer interactions (every fortnight - 1.5hrs each)

    • two face-to-face workshops in Nelson

    • an assignment task to capture reflections and key learning points and

    • three sessions of coaching to apply the learning to your particular situation.

Cost: $150 (incl GST) per person for the 3-month programme.

Small size group: 12 participants only

Key Dates


  • 22 July (in-person workshop) - Upper Moutere, 9 am to 1.30 pm

  • Online workshops - via Zoom (9 am to 10.30 am)

    • 12 August​

    • 26 August

    • 9 September

    • 23 September

    • 7 October

  • 21 October (in-person workshop) - Upper Moutere, 9 am to 1.30 pm

Workshop content includes: 

- an introduction to Emotional Intelligence

- understanding and managing yourself

- dealing effectively with others - communication, giving feedback, conflict resolution

- delegation

- case studies and peer to peer interaction to share experiences and learn from each other.

Participant feedback 2020/2021:


The programme has been trialed in the primary sector (Dairy) and here's a snapshot of what people have said about it:

"I think everyone should do this training. I have gained so much which has benefitted me greatly both personally and at work. I think this training is especially important for dairy farming, the training has allowed me to better deal with the pressures of farming and working in a diverse workplace."

"For people who have never encountered any of these learnings before it will be very beneficial to their career progression."

"This course improves you as a person."

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"This training has opened my eyes to how we interact with others and the more people who know and understand how we and others work will improve our lives."

Participant feedback, 2021


For more information or to register:


Contact - Robyn Patterson

Career Progression Manager - Nelson/Tasman



mobile: 0274 777 014

This programme is developed and facilitated by:

Emerge and Transform Coaching