GET UNSTUCK BLOG

Welcome to Carolyn’s blog which provides tips and tools to help you get unstuck, maximize your potential and achieve more. 

 

Carolyn’s hope is that you will leave inspired to build your emotional intelligence so that you can finally pursue and achieve what matters to you most and be filled with happiness and personal fulfillment.

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Creating Conflict to Inspire More

Creating Conflict to Inspire More

Conflict is often seen in a negative light, and often more than not, evokes a distaste when brought up. When looking up “words associated with conflict” the following words such as “war, dispute, fight, disagreement, clash, struggle, warfare, combat, and battle” are...

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A Graduation Speech For Us All

A Graduation Speech For Us All

Being asked to be the final keynote speaker at graduation is an honour in itself. When I was asked to deliver the final keynote for the 2021 Capilano University graduation reception ceremony, I felt honoured and excited to deliver a speech on resilience to a room full...

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Then vs. Now: Changes in Norms

Then vs. Now: Changes in Norms

We’ve been working in the digital world for a year now, and I think it’s fair to say we’ve gotten used to the WFH (work from home) routine. Joining a Zoom call has almost become second nature to us, where we’re used to frantically cleaning our rooms five minutes...

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Using EQ to Stay Motivated

Using EQ to Stay Motivated

What is motivation? When we look at the dictionary, it is defined as the reasoning behind our actions and behaviour. However, that does not give us a clear picture of what motivation truly is. What does motivation look like? What does motivation feel like?  And most...

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The Formula to Staying Motivated

The Formula to Staying Motivated

Everyone is looking for the perfect formula to stay motivated amidst navigating a new, changed world. With the world still grappling with the nuances leftover from 2020, 57 percent of people in Canada have yet to set any goals for the New Year.   The reality is, the...

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You Can Count on Change

You Can Count on Change

One thing 2020 has taught everyone is that change is the one thing you can count on (whether you want it or not). It's not if a change will happen; it's how people can cope and come out more resilient. Change management has become a necessary skill as we progress...

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Motivating Your Team With Empathy

Motivating Your Team With Empathy

Motivating others is a topic we learned a lot in school, but we were never really taught how to do it. Let's face it; trying to influence others to behave or act in a certain way is challenging. It's hard enough under normal circumstances, to think about what inspires...

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The Dark Side of Stress Management

The Dark Side of Stress Management

Emotional intelligence changed my life for the better. It is the reason I launched a division of my business called EI Experience, a management training company specializing in creating leadership development programs for all levels of management, and businesses of...

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The Dark Side of Interpersonal

The Dark Side of Interpersonal

In 1995, when Daniel Goleman published his book, Emotional Intelligence - Why It Can Matter More than IQ, very few had heard of the term. Fast forward 25 years later, you will find references to emotional intelligence almost everywhere. Most of the time, those...

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Trust the Process

Trust the Process

Stepping onto the grounds of Royal Roads University at the outset of completing my Masters, one of the first few words that were uttered to me were, “trust the process”. Almost immediately, I was frightened and disliked those three words. What do you mean 'trust the...

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How To Manage Stress

How To Manage Stress

So, you are tired, stressed, anxious, and may even feel hopeless. You want to make the stress in your life disappear, but you know that’s not possible or realistic. You know you can’t stop stress from entering into your life. The bills won’t stop coming in, there are...

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Public Scrutiny & Being a Leader

Public Scrutiny & Being a Leader

When you are a leader, anyone who has an interest in what you are doing will closely scrutinize your every move – your formal decisions, informal behaviors and symbolic acts.  When leading a company, everything you say or do (or don’t say or don’t do) will send...

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What is Your Passion?

What is Your Passion?

In celebration of my 10-year business anniversary, I have finally started to put my labour where my love is, aligning my passions with my work. Emotional intelligence changed my life for the better, so a few years ago I thought others might also benefit from this kind...

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Be Your Own Brand

Be Your Own Brand

What do people think of, when they think of you? Do you know what they think of you? Or… an even bigger question… Do you like what they think of you? No matter who you are, or what you do for a living, being your own personal brand is very important. People quite...

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Target Missed the Mark

Target Missed the Mark

In the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams, Iowa farmer, baseball enthusiast, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice in his head he can’t ignore – to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield. “If you build it, he will come.” Almost 25 years later, when the...

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Shift Happens

Shift Happens

When I first enrolled in Royal Roads’ Masters of Arts in Leadership program, I felt frustrated because my employer required that I obtain a Master’s degree and was not acknowledging my four undergraduate degrees as sufficient educational achievements to teach on...

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Online Emotional Intelligence Programs

LEARN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH CAROLYN STERN

Carolyn Stern developed a series of in-depth emotional intelligence programs. In all of the courses, the Mini-Class, the six Minor Programs, and the Mastery Program, you will learn the secrets essential to become a more effective leader. Additionally, each program drives learners to achieve greater success and happiness. These courses have been created to allow you to start your emotional intelligence journey at your own pace.

Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence

Get Unstuck and Empowered with Emotional Intelligence is a 6-part video program that will take only two hours out of your day. The course is designed to introduce you to emotional intelligence. In particular, it provides basic strategies on how to improve your effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leading with Emotional Intelligence is a guide for professionals who want to get unstuck. Overall, the program will take 15 hours over a recommended six-week period. Individually, you will work through the EQ-i 2.0® model developed by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) consisting of all 15 emotional intelligence competencies. This comprehensive course provides all the critical content from each of the six minor programs, plus a bonus video on happiness.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence is broken down into ten videos that will focus on developing a basic understanding of emotional intelligence. Notably, participants will understand the importance of emotional intelligence and how it helps identify personal strengths and development opportunities.

Enhance Your Self-Perception with Emotional Intelligence

Enhance Your Self Perception over six video lessons. This program covers self-regard, self-actualization, and emotional self-awareness. Learning how to improve self-perception will help you gain awareness of how you perceive yourself and how well you present yourself to others.

Boost Your Self-Expression With Emotional Intelligence

Boost Your Self Expression in six video lessons. This course describes emotional expression, assertiveness, and independence. You will discover how to communicate how you are feeling to others effectively. This skill will help you avoid speculation and misperceptions when communicating.

Develop Your Interpersonal Skills with Emotional Intelligence

Develop Your Interpersonal Skills in this six-part series. This program will dive deep into interpersonal relationships, empathy, and social responsibility. Strong interpersonal skills will allow you to establish mutually satisfying relationships built on trust and compassion.

Improve Your Decision Making with Emotional Intelligence

Improve Your Decision Making Ability in this six-part series. The program will focus on problem-solving, reality testing, and impulse control, essentially, maximizing your ability to make decisions effectively. These competencies will help you build your ability to make structured, analytical and rational decisions.

Increase Your Stress Management Skills with Emotional Intelligence

Increase Your Stress Management in this six-part series. This program will cover the final three emotional intelligence competencies: flexibility, stress tolerance and optimism. All three work together cohesively to create more effective stress management. In particular, you will learn practices that will help you manage and control your emotions in challenging situations.