The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
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When: July 20, 2023
Time: 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Online Event

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By now, most professionals understand how critical emotional intelligence is for workplace success. Research suggests that it is linked to better work relationships, enhanced resilience, more effective communication, and greater overall life satisfaction. For those in leadership positions, being able to understand and regulate one’s own emotions while helping others to do the same, can make the difference between having a high performing team versus one that under-performs.

Participants will:

  • Get an overview of emotional intelligence, along with practical tips for developing it
  • Build self-awareness by reflecting on their personalities, stress behaviors, and triggers
  • Learn strategies to manage their emotions when under pressure
  • Learn how to improve their interpersonal effectiveness by developing empathy, improving their communication skills, and building a psychologically safe organizational culture


Dr. Patricia Thompson Dr. Patricia Thompson

Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant

Silver Lining Psychology

Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant who is passionate about helping her clients to flourish by making well-informed hiring decisions, cultivating talent, and developing a positive organizational culture. She has been consulting to CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies all across North America since 2004. Notable clients have included The Home Depot, The United Way, SunTrust Banks (now Truist), McDonald’s, UPS, The Girl Scouts of America, Mercer (HR Consulting), Colonial Pipeline, Chick-Fil-A, the Georgia Department of Revenue, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Baptist Health System of Pensacola, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Southern Company, and many others.

Dr. Thompson enjoys helping others to achieve greater success by drawing on the science of psychology. As such, she is the author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, a book which has been endorsed by NY Times best-selling authors Adam Grant and Marshall Goldsmith, along with Dr. Nadine Kaslow, the 2014 President of the American Psychological Association. Her advice has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Wharton Business Radio, Inc., Time, ABC News Radio, and a host of other media outlets. Her online courses on emotional intelligence, leadership, mindfulness, and other management topics, have been taken by over 30,000 students.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Dr. Thompson completed her B.A. in sociology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. As part of her training, she completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania and her postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University’s School of Medicine. She has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, and various community organizations. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for excellence in research.

On a personal level, Patricia enjoys playing tennis, playing classical piano, working out, reading, meditating, and attending sporting events. She lives in Atlanta with her son, Blake