Leading Self with Emotional Intelligence

Self-leadership means knowing who you are, what you are capable of and how you can best manage emotions when working with others. Old habits die hard – understanding who you are leads to a stronger ability to create new and empowering habits.

This workshop opens the doors to self-awareness by uncovering how our life events inform who we are today. It provides participants a courageous look into what might be stopping them in adopting and sustaining new behaviours, then provides strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Results You Can Expect

  • Greater self-awareness and exposure to blind spots
  • Increased ability to transform behaviours
  • Gain emotional control in difficult situations
  • Develop trust through vulnerability
  • Relate to others who think differently

Key Focus Areas

  • The power of emotions
  • Managing emotional triggers
  • Changing our ‘story’
  • Applying factual thinking
  • The process of behavioural change
  • Communicating with different personalities
  • Understanding our behavioural roadblocks
  • Breaking through self-limiting beliefs

Target Audience

This workshop is relevant to leaders and employees at all levels.

Formats – more

In-house (on-site or virtual)
  • ½-day workshop
  • 1-day workshop
  • Blended learning
Public Enrolment (virtual)
  • ½-day workshop


Our employees had many great things to say about their experience in Kwela’s Leading Self workshop and with the instructor.  [They cited it was] well planned, with a great use of tools and activities, and that the instructor was knowledgeable, engaging and enjoyable to learn from.  Participants recommended that all our employees should take this course – we look forward to bringing Kwela back to offer it again.

Mary Winchell, Human Resources Manager
City of Nanaimo