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Living an EQ Life Workshop - Afternoon Session

Emotional Intelligence and Wellness: “Connecting Brain, Body and Soul” Presented by Kate Larsen

You seek to be well. We all do. So what’s the science behind this universal goal of ours, and what does emotional intelligence have to do with it?

People often use the terms “wellness” and “wellbeing” interchangeably. As they relate to emotional intelligence, however, there is a distinct and important difference between them. Understanding this distinction may change your perspective as you guide yourself and/or others toward better health, wellness and wellbeing.

Our growing understanding of neuroscience clearly supports the belief that specific factors of emotional intelligence directly impact wellness. In fact, the scientific community is increasingly connecting the dots between our brains, emotional intelligence and wellness.

Kate Larsen understands this connection. Kate has taught groups and individuals about emotional intelligence for years, and combined that experience with brain expertise by earning an executive masters in neuro-leadership. She has also witnessed this wellness-emotion-brain connection in real life situations during her 30 years of executive coaching and speaking.

Armed with the latest research and a healthy dose of fun, Kate will discuss:

  • How you can increase your wellness by understanding how it’s impacted by emotional intelligence and neuroscience.
  • 8 essential EQ competencies that can help increase your stamina, energy, resilience and physical health.
  • “Happy chemicals” in our brain and why we also need the unhappy ones.
  • Tips to recognize lifestyle habits and develop behaviors to increase your energy, resilience, emotional space (margin) and mindfulness—all integral parts of wellness.
  • Specific ideas to proactively enhance areas of your personal and professional life to improve your health and wellbeing.

If you are a coach, consultant, trainer, leader or other influencer, Kate’s presentation will also help increase your effectiveness in influencing others to improve their wellbeing and wellness. This can in turn increase their productivity, engagement and contribution to the workplace.

Whether you’re seeking wellness for yourself, a client, or a friend or family member, this interactive and engaging discussion on the connection between wellness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience will prepare you to take the right steps using your brain, body and soul.


Kate LarsenKate Larsen is a sought-after professional speaker and workshop leader with more than 25 years of experience delighting audiences and clients. With an executive masters in the neuroscience of leadership, she specializes in professional and personal leadership, work and life balance, emotional intelligence and coaching skills.

Kate challenges, nurtures and encourages audiences to develop self-coaching skills to increase their stress resilience, emotional intelligence and joy-filled living. Her unique blend of experience, education, skills and training informs her engaging and often life-changing presentations. Past attendees will tell you that Kate is warm, authentic, funny, inspiring, compassionate and enthusiastic. She is also a fighter. As a breast cancer thriver and mother of three young adult sons, she's had great training for encouraging others to speak up, speak out and take charge of their lives.

She is the author of Progress Not Perfection: Your Journey Matters, and has been featured in more than 50 national magazines, television and radio broadcasts. She created Influence-IQ®: Intelligence That Matters to help leaders get results through others by using their brain and heart.

Kate is an active member of the National Speakers Association and International Coach Federation, earning the designations of Master Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach. She is an advisor, faculty member, curriculum contributor, mentor coach and presenter for Wellcoaches Corporation, a role she has enjoyed since 2003. Kate also served as an executive coach and consulting associate for the Ken Blanchard Companies for 15 years.

Kate is the happy wife of a husband who loves to fly WWII planes and proud mom of their three college grads (two boys in engineering and one in biochemistry). She enjoys staying fit, learning, and conducting her annual Aunt Katie Kamp for several nieces.

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