Crescendo Connect Conversations

Crescendo Connect ConversationsCrescendo Connect Conversations focus on connecting emotional intelligence to other relevant topics (e.g. 360 assessments, Brain Science, Values and Purpose, Branding/Marketing, Peer Coaching etc…). These 45-minute, bi-monthly conversations provide EI Practitioners an opportunity to learn and to share expertise with our broader EI Community of Practice.

Upcoming Crescendo Connect Conversations include:

  • EI Practitioner Roundtable Discussion
  • Emotional Intelligence and Strengths 
  • Emotional Intelligence and Personal Development
  • Emotional Intelligence and Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence and Equine Therapy
  • Emotional Intelligence and Career Development

Who should attend?

Anyone connected to Crescendo Inc. is welcome to attend. This is a perfect chance to connect or re-connect with the Crescendo EI Practitioner Community!

What is the cost?

There is NO COST!!!

How do I register?

Register here to be added to the Crescendo Connect Newsletter.

Archive - Crescendo Connect Conversations

April 11, 2016 - Emotional Intelligence and Creating a Portfolio Life

George DowIn his 1989 book, The Age of Unreason, Charles Handy describes a portfolio life as "A portfolio of activities - some we do for money, some for interest, some for pleasure, some for a cause...the different bits fit together to form a balanced whole...greater than the sum of its parts."  The pursuit of a portfolio life has become increasingly popular as either a next step, or an eventual destination.  Perhaps you are living and working like this now, or aspiring to live this way one day.

Choosing a portfolio life allows us to stretch our careers longer, and create a more full and robust life at the same time.  In this Crescendo Connect Conversation, George Dow will address the following questions:

  • What is a Portfolio Life?
  • What are the benefits and barriers of a Portfolio Life?
  • How can Emotional Intelligence support and sustain a healthy and successful portfolio life.

George Dow has been the owner of George Dow Consulting, LLC, an executive career transition solo practice in Edina, Minnesota since 2010. Prior to that, George spent 21 years at Right Management, an International Career Transition and Organizational Consulting Firm, in various roles associated with executive level career transition coaching.

A specialist in career planning and development, George has helped over 1,000 business, non-profit and government leaders improve their career transition effectiveness, to ensure "fit" in their future position, and to review and help shape the strategic alignment of their chosen career path. 

George has an MBA Degree, and a BA Degree in Psychology. He has taught at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and was a Faculty of the Year candidate in 2005.

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January 11, 2016 - Emotional Intelligence and Strengths

Cheryl PersigehlHow might our awareness of strengths impact our readiness and capacity to more fully embrace our emotional intelligence? What connections can we make between this descriptive tool (strengths) and this evaluative tool (EI)? Does pursuing strengths-based personal development enhance or hinder our development of emotional intelligence?

EI and Strengths is an exploration of the connections and distinctions between two increasingly mainstream development models. In this session, Cheryl Persigehl initiates a conversation about the ways practitioners can leverage the value of both tools in working with individuals, teams, and organizations.

Cheryl Persigehl has been working as an organizational effectiveness consultant, facilitator, and executive coach with individual leaders, teams, boards, and collegial work groups in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors for the past 20 years. She is passionate about helping her clients increase their effectiveness in all aspects of their lives and create healthy work environments where people can thrive.

Cheryl holds an MBA in marketing and is a certified practitioner of MHS Emotional Intelligence, Gallup Strengthsfinder Performance Coaching, Myers-Briggs Type Dynamics, Vital Smarts Crucial Conversations, and BeAbove Neuroscience, Consciousness & Transformational Coaching. 

Cheryl is grateful for the opportunity to share this abundant universe with the global village and 6 loving souls at home—husband Jonathan, daughters Chloe and Justine, and pets Snuggles, Stripe, and Daisy (2 cats,1 dog).

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September 21, 2015 - Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Casey GibsonEmotional Intelligence practitioners are trained to help individuals, teams, and organizations increase awareness, shift mindsets, and demonstrate behaviors that result in higher levels of happiness and success. But, in the same way the cobbler's children have no shoes, EI practitioners often neglect themselves when it comes to intentionally applying and reflecting upon their own development as emotionally intelligent individuals.

In this session, you will hear how one EI practitioner brought her professional training to life in a very personal way as she faced a life-changing - potentially life-threatening - experience. The discussion will include:

  • How she used her EQ-i 2.0 assessment results to prepare mentally and emotionally.
  • What she learned about herself along the way.
  • How she continues to apply that learning in work and life. 

Casey Gibson, has over 13 years of experience in talent, leadership, and organizational development. She is known as an inspiring coach and facilitator who uses empathy, straight talk, and humor to help leaders create careers that are both wildly successful and personally fulfilling. 

Casey is a Principal Learning and Development Specialist with Medtronic. She has a Masters in Human Resource Development and a graduate certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching. Casey is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and is certified in various assessment tools including EQ-i 2.0, EQ360, and MBTI. She lives in Northeast Florida and, as an almost-empty-nester, spends much of her free time reading, writing, traveling with her husband, or cleaning up after four rescue animals.

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