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July Program Meeting

Personal Leadership = Emotional Intelligence

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting
Presented by Nancy Gunter

What is Emotional Intelligence? In short, it is your ability to manage yours and others emotions to adapt to environments in order to achieve your goals. Your personal leadership style is directly connected to your level of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Regardless of what you have heard of EI this session will open your eyes to how you and every other person in the world is made up and why you (and they) do some of the things you do. All of the EI information is research based which means it isn’t someone’s idea of how they THINK things operate. It is factual and gives concrete explanation as to what happens to us when we are in a given situation.

Your personal leadership style is directly connected to your level of Emotional Intelligence (EI). This course provides you with strategies to communicate, coach, and model behavioral expectations within your organization. It also provides practical strategies for managing emotions while communicating, thus producing a more effective culture where the company’s core values can thrive.

 Why is this program critical now more than ever?

  • Have you had someone say something to you and 15-20 minutes later you have the PERFECT comeback --- but they are already gone? 
  • Have you ever said “yes”, when you meant to say “no”? 
  • Have you ever seen someone lose control of a group or create a hostile situation because they didn’t realize what was happening around them?  

If you said YES to any of these, that is Emotional Intelligence – BUT, EI is so much more than just that…

The good news is that Emotional Intelligence can INCREASE for the rest of your life!  If you want to improve your Personal Leadership, you CAN!

Leadership is critical to the success of any organization. That doesn’t mean the top leadership only. That means EVERY supervisor, EVERY leader, within the organization either contributes to the success or deters success. The emotional intelligence of each person either opens of the door to teamwork, or closes the door.

Workplace Application
During this session you will:

  • Learn the four levels of Emotional Intelligence
  • Understand the science behind leadership
  • Study emotional hijacks, what they are, and how to stop them
  • Consider your emotional connection with employees and how that impacts your leadership

This is an interactive session that you will walk away from with knowledge, new skills, and tools to impact your daily life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance your emotional intelligence in order to influence organizational communication and behavior. 
  • Learn how to establish key relationships with outside organizations to achieve your goals.
  • Learn how to manage emotions and coach your organization through change.
  • Enhance EI in order to provide coaching to effectively manage organizational talent. 

A competitive triathlete, two knee replacements, preachers kid, college athlete, fun – all of these words describe Nancy Gunter. Dynamic, engaging, humble, knowledgeable and passionate – those are words used to describe Nancy as a speaker and trainer. She engages with the audience in a humorous, yet informative way, giving the opportunity for people to open up, broaden their perspective and learn. Nancy’s passion for learning and in turn teaching others and opening minds is tremendous. She uses her humor as well as group interaction to create opportunities for sharing wisdom and knowledge.

Nancy is the Chief Learning Officer for the YMCA of Greater Tulsa and has worked for YMCAs in North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, California, and Oklahoma. Nancy has studied Emotional Intelligence and the impact it has on the work environment for the last 17 years. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence facilitator with International Health and Human Performance (IHHP). Nancy has led many sessions on Emotional Intelligence guiding organizations in understanding why people act and react like they do. 

Nancy has been a speaker for a variety of companies including Oklahoma State University, Meridian Technology Center, City of Stillwater, Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Oneok Gas Company, YMCAs from coast to coast, Littlefield Advertising Agency, and many others.

Nancy is a member of the National Speakers Association as well as Exceptional Leaders Lab. She presents on many topics related to leadership and self-development. She has also studied Emotional Intelligence for the last 17 years and the impact it has on the work environment. She has led many sessions on Emotional Intelligence guiding organizations in understanding why people act and react like they do. Nancy specializes in speaking on Generational Differences, Emotional Intelligence, and Why People Do the Things They Do.

Due to her love for adventure and activity, Nancy has traveled extensively reaching five continents and training on three of them. Nancy also enjoys all types of sports and continues to participate in sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman triathlons.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (Business) recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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July 18, 2018 | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center
6808 South 107th East Avenue
Tulsa, Ok 74133

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