Friday
Feb172012

6. The EI Institute: Director Rachel Green

RACHEL GREEN: DIRECTOR The Emotional Intelligence Institute

Rachel is an award-winning emotional intelligence and people engagement specialist, one of Australia's most dynamic, down-to-earth and engaging presenters, an insightful coach and a successful author.

  • She has worked in the area of emotional intelligence since 2004 when she trained with David Caruso in the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, (MSCEIT) and the Mayer Salovey model of emotional intelligence; and in the Genos emotional intelligence model.
  • Prior to that she was a very successful communication consultant for many years. Now her unique combination of communication skills plus emotional intelligence make her a much sought after coach and presenter. 
  • She also has qualifications in psychology, speech pathology, adult education & the Feldenkrais Method, has published, studied and presented internationally and conducted workshops, courses and master-classes on emotional intelligence, emotional resilience and coping with change throughout Australia. Click here for more details of her keynote speaking successes.
  • In 2018 she was awarded top writer status on Quora where her work is read by thousands each week.
  • She is also accredited in the Judgment Index (JI) and the MBTI 16 personality types, and her most recent book, published in September 2018, is on the rarest of the 16 MBTI personality types, INFJ: What it's like to be one.
  • She has been awarded the highest level of international accreditation in the professional speaking profession: Certified Speaking Professional, (CSP). Only approximately 800 people have this level of acreditation world-wide.
  • She has twice been nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award.
  • She has over 30-years experience practising meditation, including both mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation.
  • She has a delightful sense of humour and can be very funny!

She is also a highly successful job interviews coach and is passionate that people should not miss out on jobs they deserve just because they don't like selling themselves in job interviews. She is the Director of Job Interviews Australia.

HER SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST and EXPERTISE:

Her key focus is helping people develop more refined skills in emotional self-management.

This particularly includes:

  1. Helping people to keep their cool and not get hooked into other people's negativity.
  2. Developing emotional resilience and the ability to stay calm in high-pressured situations. She has produced a ground-breaking DVD program and e-book, "How to develop emotional resilience and manage your emotions".
  3. Developing emotional agility so people don't get stuck in their emotions especially during change so they can move through it more easily.
  4. Helping people to take care of themselves and stay emotionally well.

Her other key interests include:

  • Fast recovery from emotional provocation, i.e. being able to self-calm and move through unhelpful emotions quickly and intelligently.
  • The applications of contemplative science into everyday life, including introducing people to the practice of loving-kindness meditation - which is her own core practice.
  • The interplay between the emotions and the body.
  • Clear, honest communication chosen and delivered with care and respect for the emotional impact it may produce. 
  • Reducing and managing anxiety. She has overcome panic attacks.
  • Gratitude and the value of keeping regular gratitude journals.
  • Being able to generate and savour positive emotions in order to build up a solid foundation from which to meet the trials of life.
  • Tapping using both Simple Energy Techniques (SET) and Provocative Energy Techniques (PET).
  • The benefits of nature for emotional well-being.
  • Becoming more comfortable with uncomfortable emotions.
  • The work of professor Con Stough and his team on emotional intelligence in children.

HER PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT

To help people connect with their emotions, with each other and with nature.  

HER QUALIFICATIONS

  • She has tertiary level qualifications in psychology, speech pathology, adult education & the Feldenkrais method, and graduated from both her psychology and speech pathology programs with distinction. No one else in Australia has this combination of qualifications.
  • in 2004 she studied the Genos emotional intelligence model with Dr Ben Palmer, the founder of the Genos model.
  • She is an accredited user of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, (MSCEIT). She personally trained with Dr David Caruso, co-founder of the MSCEIT and author of "The emotionally intelligent manager", in 2004.
  • She became an accredited consultant and user of the Judgment Index (JI) in 2014. This is an important assessment tool of people's decision-making abilities and is relatively new in Australia, but used extensively throughout the USA.
  • Rachel is also a long-time and accredited user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, (MBTI), and has been using it for over 25 years.
  • Her most recent book, published in September 2018, is on the rarest of the 16 MBTI personality types, INFJ: What it's like to be one.
  • In 2009 she completed a 2.5 day "Values Intensive" workshop on Simple Energy Techniques (SET), with Steve Wells, co-founder of the technique. She has since done further 1-1 training on SET with Steve Wells and is now accredited in the technique. She has also increasing experience in PET, (Provocative Energy Technique).
  • She has studied Interpersonal Neurobiology in a two day workshop with Dr Dan Siegel in 2014.
  • She gained a degree in psychology from Curtin University: B.App. Sci (Psych) and graduated with distinction. Her major project at this time was to examine the personality and psychological characteristics of children with vocal nodules, and this was later published in the top USA journal on Speech and Hearing Science, as the lead article.
  • She is a qualified tertiary teacher, graduating from Curtin University with a Graduate Diploma in Education - Higher and Further. Grad Dip Ed (H&F). Her major project was to study large group interactive learning techniques for adults - aspects of which have helped her be such a successful speaker.
  • She has over 30 years experience practising meditation, including both mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation. Professor Barbara Fredrickson has since found the significant impact that loving-kindness meditation has on health, wellbeing and the vagal tone. Rachel has attended numerous 2 day, silent meditation retreats and a nine day one.
  • She is a Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Graduate (FPTG), graduating from La Trobe University. Since gaining her qualifications she has continued to have individual Feldenkrais lessons from one of the World's leading Feldenkrais trainers, on a regular basis, thus deepening her understanding of the body and the embodiment of emotions.
  • She is a qualified Speech Pathologist, graduating with a Licentiate of the College of Speech Therapists (LCST). Graduated with distinction. She was highly regarded in the profession for her expertise and work on the voice and its disorders.
  • She has completed a 4 day course in Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT) with Liana Taylor, in 2008.

KEY WORK EXPERIENCES and AWARDS

  • She has been a successful business woman for over 25 years. She became the Director of The Emotional Intelligence Institute in May 2012, prior to that she ran RachelGreen.Com Pty Ltd; prior to that "No More Boring Conferences" with Jon Doust, and even earlier "CommSkills".
  • Rachel was also the Founding Director of Confident Woman Australia, Australia's only national organisation devoted exclusively to self-confidence and self-esteem for Australian women across the life span. 
  • For five years she was a presentation trainer for the ABC, training their leading radio and television presenters throughout Australia. During that time she was credited with saving the vocal careers of a number of well known broadcasters.
  • She also worked for Radio 6PR, Channel 9, and other media outlets, training their radio and television presenters.
  • Prior to that she was a university academic at Curtin University for 10 years, lecturing in speech and hearing science. During that time she ran a consulting practice for people of all ages with voice difficulties, including children and professional voice users with vocal nodules, (e.g. singers, radio announcers, actors & teachers). She developed expertise in the voice of emotion at that stage.
  • She was the first Western Australian to receive the Elinor Wray Award for outstanding contributions to the Speech Pathology profession.
  • In two consecutive years she was awarded the "Best article award" in the Australian Speech and Hearing journal for the clarity of her writing.
  • She started her career as a speech pathologist specialising in neurological and neuro-surgical disorders, & ear, nose and throat disorders in adults.
  • Rachel has provided presentations and coaching to many eminent organisations and clients including the Public Sector Commission, Rio Tinto, Baker Hughes, Woodside, Landcorp, Ernst and Young, McGrath Real Estate in Sydney, Horizon Power, Fremantle Hospital, Murdoch University, Department of Housing, Capricorn Society, the Shire of Mundaring, Rangelands NRM, IMC, and many more. Click here for her full client list
  • She has been, for many years, a personal coach to top corporate leaders and professional men and women such as lawyers, engineers, dentists, academics, accountants, and others. These have included Western Power executives, Children's Court Magistrates, senior state politicians, executives at the Shire of Busselton, senior management at Landcorp, academic staff at the University of Western Australia, and more. 
  • She conducted regular and popular courses for the University of WA Extension programme for over a ten year period.
  • Once described by a journalist as a "pint-sized dynamo" she is known for her high energy and sense of humour and promises not to be boring! 

HER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

She has attended numerous conferences and seminars but there are too many to list them all. Here are just some of the most recent ones:

  • Seminar with Professor Norman Doidge, author of the book: "The brain that changes itself", August 2011.
  • Seminar with Professor Martin Seligman, Director, Centre of Positive Psychology USA: Author of the book: "Flourishing - the new pathway to happiness and well-being", February 2012.
  • Global EQ conference, July 2012. She saw speakers such as Dr Peter Salovey (pioneer researcher in EI); Dr David Rock (author of "Your brain at work"); and Chip Conley (author of "Emotional Equations").
  • Webinar "Gratitude Works" with Dr Robert Emmons, author of the book "Thanks". IPPA Positive Psychology Leaders Series, November 2012.
  • Webinar, "The myths of happiness" with Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky. IPPA Positive Psychology Leaders Series, February 2013.
  • Seminar, "Power without the Speak" with Dr Michael Grinder, the master of non-verbal communication. National Speakers Association of Australia, March 2013.
  • Webinar, "Love 2.0" with Dr Barbara Fredrickson. IPPA Positive Psychology Leaders Series, March 2013.
  • Webinar, "The emotional life of your brain" with Dr Richard Davidson. IPPA Positive Psychology Leaders Series, April 2013.
  • Webinar, "Making hope happen" with Dr Shane Lopez. IPPA Positive Psychology Leaders Series, May 2013.
  • Conference: "Happiness and its causes", Perth, WA. November 2013. Speakers seen included: Professor Michael Steger, Eve Ekman, Dr Tomothy Sharp, Matthew Johnstone, Dr Ian Gawler, Dr Adam Fraser, Dr Suzy Green, and Dr Craig Hassed.
  • Webcast "Reaching for Success by Diving Within", a conversation between Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa & Dr. Dan Siegel on the Science of Human Potential. Institute for Personal Leadership, USA. November 2013.
  • Half-day seminar "Introduction to Strengths-Based Change using Appreciateive Inquiry (AI): How to conduct an AI summit," with Michelle McQuaid, University of Melbourne, February 2014.
  • Half-day seminar and school tour, "Experiencing Primary School Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School" with Justin Robinson, Head of Positive Education and Janis Coffey, Positive Education Co-ordinator Geelong Grammar School. February 2014.
  • Lecture "Positive Psychology: The Cutting Edge" with Professor Martin Seligman, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne. February 2014.
  • Attended 2 day conference, "Fourth Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference: Developing a sustained impact" at the University of Melbourne. February 2014.
  • "Happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing:" A special online 3.5 hr event featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Professor Richard Davidson "Unlocking the mind and human happiness". February 2014.
  • Two day workshop "Harnessing the power of the mind: Interpersonal neurobiology and clinical interventions" with Dr Dan Siegel, MD. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Melbourne, February 2014.
  • Teleseminar "The  wheel of awareness" with Dr Daniel Siegel. April 2014.
  • Teleseminar "Epigenetics and meditation" with Dr Bruce Lipton, PhD, stem cell biologist. April 2014.
  • Teleseminar "The Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness" with Dr Rick Hanson Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. April 2014.
  • Webinar: Discover the 3 steps to LinkedIn with Alex Pirouz. May 2014.
  • Webinar: "Train your brain" featuring Dr Richard Davidson and Dan Harris. October 2014.
  • Judgment Index webinars: As part of her continuing accreditation with the Judgment Index (JI) she is required to participate in a webinar in the USA, run by the founders of the JI, on advanced JI applications and interpretation. She started doing this every fortnight in February 2015.
  • Webinar on "Positive Psychology in Education" with Justin Robinson of the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, February 2015.
  • Webinar "Positive psychology in business" with Jan Elsner and Barbara Heilemann, March 2015.
  • Seminar "Corporate Psychopaths", Governance Institute of Australia, April 2015.
  • Governance Institute of Australia's forum, Perth Convention Centre, May 2015.
  • Webinar: "The Neuroscience of Breaking Bias" presented by Kathryn Howlin, The NeuroLeadership Institute, December 2016.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

You will be working with a professional who can look at the issues you are facing from the full perspective of human behaviour and not just a single stream of focus which may miss what you need. Specifically she can draw on knowledge of:

  • Emotional intelligence and emotional management.
  • Psychology.
  • Communication skills.
  • Adult education and learning.
  • The body.
  • The mind.
  • Personality theory.
  • Extensive experience working with clients for over 25 years.
  • And, her personal journey developing her own emotional intelligence to a high level.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • She is currently the Branch Chair of the Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists' Club, an inter-generational club for people aged 6-96, aimed at fostering a love and understanding of the natural history of Western Australia.
  • In 2008 she was the voluntary President/CEO of a large voluntary community organisation for a year and chaired a multi-cultural executive team of 12.
  • She has been a voluntary crisis counsellor on a 24 hour suicide line, for five years. She helped people of all ages who were lonely, depressed, abused, suicidal or having drug, alcohol or family problems.
  • She has been the voluntary co-ordinator of a free weekly meditation group at her local hospital for many years.
  • She has sponsored four children through World Vision for over 20 years.
  • She is a supporter of the Police and Citizen Youth Clubs, (PCYC).

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) of the Professional Speakers Association, (PSA).
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, (AFAIM), in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Member of the Training and Development Association, in Perth, Western Australia. (TADA).
  • Member of the Mental Illness Foundation WA, (MIFWA), in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists Club.

WHEN NOT WORKING

Rachel likes to:

  • Grow Western Australian native flowers.
  • Watch comedy videos and shows, (Adam Hills, Morecambe & Wise are her favourites).
  • Be in the bush and develop her "Land for Wildlife" nature retreat, where she delights in the company of kangaroos, frogs and flowers.
  • Spend time with her Gen Y godsons.
  • Meditate.
  • Watch the footy, (AFL, of course - what else is there?).
  • And, most importantly, spend time with her much loved husband of many years, the man she affectionately calls "The Scientist". They have some interesting conversations. 

BOOKINGS

If you would like Rachel to inspire your audience at your professional development event or conference then please contact her by clicking here, and she will work out with you the best way to use her and get best value for money.