what it is

The Varley Group defines Emotional Intelligence as being intelligent about your emotions, drawing from Dr. David Wechsler's definition of intelligence being "the aggregate or global capacity of the individual to act purposely, to think rationally and to deal effectively with his environment." Wechsler, 1958

These are not "soft skills." These are "smart skills" you can develop. Our approach is rooted in the core belief that the most valuable renewable resource in the world is the Human Spirit, and that's your power. 

its power

It's a differentiator. Using the "smart skills" of Emotional Intelligence you are no longer a pawn on anyone else's game board. You own what you think, say and do, and how you respond to other people, places and circumstances. 

  • 90% of top performers have a high EQ.
  • IQ will get you the job.
  • EQ will dictate your trajectory.


Studies have found there is a significant relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership effectiveness. EI leaders facilitate influence, mindfulness, creativity, sound decision-making and loyalty in others.

Emotionally Intelligent leaders:

  • Are astute in influencing and inspiring others to achieve a common goal.
  • Are mindful of how they both give and receive praise and criticism, which builds a trust that promotes productive two-way feedback. 
  • Behave in ways that stimulate creativity with their teams. They are more open to creative solutions, which inspires their teams to innovate.
  • Are effective with conflict management in easing high emotions to interact more effectively, share information and make decisions to impact strong outcomes.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships, based upon trust and respect.