What Clients Say About the EQ Leader Program

“The EQ Leader Program has helped me to be a more effective and influential leader. The result was a more productive and engaged organization. Survey scores regarding morale across the 250+ person team have outpaced other units and the work output has reached unprecedented levels. The EQ Leader model translates a “fuzzy” topic into discrete and understandable concepts and exercises – which can be practiced and improved. The EQ Leader approach has helped me to think my way into my feelings and others’ feelings. This awareness is a powerful tool for influencing and decision-making.”

VP for IT
Fortune 500 Company

“The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented Dr. Dana Ackley's EQ Leader Program in May, 2005. A key feature of this program is the assessment, planning and coaching process which enabled FSIS to tailor the EQ Leader Program to the developmental needs of the participants. Key leaders report significant improvements in leadership effectiveness from the participants of the program. There is a high demand for the EQ Leader Program because of the key features and individual development planning that each participant receives. The coaching component ensures that participants learn how to use EQ concepts in the real situations that they face.”

Stephanie J. Wilkins, Branch Chief
Organization & Employee Development Branch
US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Services

“The EQ Leader Program has made a positive difference in my dental practice. Together we created a program, including exercises, designed to help me strengthen skills to build my practice. I was coached to build stronger relationships with both patients and staff.
Results: Lower patient turnover and more opportunity to do complete programs with patients. They get needed work done and my practice benefits financially. Stronger relationships with my dental team have increased productivity and decreased turnover.”

Gary Pearl, DMD
Hamden, Connecticut

I worked with Dana Ackley and his EQ Leader Program to "take my practice to the next level." His guidance and insight were instrumental to our success in getting there. March and April 2005 were our best production months in history, with an increase of almost 30%. The enhancement of my interpersonal skills through the use of the EQ model has really helped me in the development of my professional and personal relationships. Thanks, Dana.”

Bruce Marshall, DDS
Vancouver, British Columbia



The comprehensive science based EQ Leader Program builds lasting change in EQ skills that make a dramatic difference in performance.

Articles & Publications

 Click here for information about last year's International Conference on Emotional Intelligence  in Toronto.

From Bottleneck to "Go To" Organization: An EQ-based team building story. (Presentation handouts.)

Resources for Dentists