In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m happy to bring you a conversation with executive coach and emotional intelligence expert, Ilana Zivkovich, about key emotional intelligence skills that individuals and leaders can cultivate to grow and thrive amidst crisis and adversity. An experienced executive leader, Certified Executive Coach, and certified Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Ilana is the founder and CEO of Werq, a strategic leadership advisory firm that helps leadership teams align their people, processes, and strategy so that businesses can achieve exceptional outcomes.
At Werq, Ilana’s comprehensive model fuels the development of top-caliber teams with team alignment services, strategic planning, executive coaching and leadership retreats. She ensures that the right people are in the right seats, communication is thorough and effective, trust is proactively developed, goals are clear, priorities are aligned and the necessary systems and accountability checks are in place to optimize results. As a certified Genos practitioner, Ilana utilizes a set of emotionally intelligent workplace behavior competencies that help professionals apply core emotional intelligence skills that enhance their self-awareness, empathy, leadership and resilience.
Ilana is another kindred spirit when it comes to the place that “soft skills“ occupy relative to both satisfaction as well as success in the workplace. It was great to hear her perspective on emotional intelligence, growth, resilience, self-awareness, and leadership. This conversation was very relevant for current times, and for any other times in which we face adversity as individuals or organizations, so be sure not to miss this episode!
Some topics discussed in this episode include:
How Ilana discovered her passion for executive coaching with a focus on emotional intelligence.
Why openness and growth mindset are essential for thriving and growing in response to adversity, for both individuals and businesses.
How self-awareness and self-care are the most important first steps to take when dealing with any business issue.
Ways in which we can all support each other when dealing with adversity, even if we have no training as coaches or advisors.
Originally aired and posted on The Transformative Leader Podcast.