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  • Paul DiMarco

    Paul DiMarco

    Vice President, Organizational Development, VGM Group, Inc.

    Class: General Session

    Session Title: EQ is the New Smart

    “Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” (Travis Bradberry) Unlike IQ, we can all substantially increase our EQ with effort. Doing so will lead to increased levels of life-fulfillment, interpersonal engagement, satisfaction, and even earning power. Employing self-awareness tools and practices is the key to improving our EQ. Once we start to do that, we can start positively affecting how we interact with others. For managers and leaders, this can lead to higher engagement and productivity with the teams we lead. Understanding EQ and how to get there with self-awareness can help a company be more profitable, but more importantly, can help all employees be more engaged and feel more valued.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Define IQ.
    2. Describe self-awareness strategies and how to employ them to improve EQ.
    3. List the ways improving your EQ can positively affect your life.
    4. Identify resources that activate your EQ and self-awareness journey.

    CEUs: ABCOP: 1.0 Business | BOC: 1.25 Business

    About Paul DiMarco

    Paul DiMarco is vice president, Organizational Development of VGM Group Inc. In his role, Paul strategizes employee and organizational development plans with the various VGM business units. Paul also gets involved in presenting and facilitating development programs and holds certifications and credentials in multiple development programs/disciplines – most recently as a Certified Strengths Coach for the Clifton Strengths program with Gallup Corporation, and as an Associate Professional in Talent Development.  He has held leadership and development positions since joining VGM in 2010.  Paul and his wife, Lynda, live in Waverly, IA, and have two sons and two grandsons. Paul enjoys travel, creating outdoor adventures, and smoking many kinds of meat.

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