Dana Ackley, Ph.D., founder of EQ Leader, Inc. (the leader in coaching executives for EQ skill development), is offering an in-person workshop for coaches and consultants to help empower their success.

EQ assessment technologies have matured dramatically over the past twenty years. Scientific evidence of the value of EQ has mushroomed. The business community now accepts EQ as essential. But methods for building lasting EQ skills in leaders have lagged behind.

For the past 20 years, psychologist Dana Ackley, Ph.D., has focused on creating methods for coaching leaders in EQ which create sustainable behavior change. His methods work, and as a result, clients large and small have hired him repeatedly. One Fortune 500 company, in fact, has worked with Dr. Ackley since 2003.

The Executive EQ Coaching workshop which Dr. Ackley is offering provides an in-depth look at his approach. His goal is to arm you with the same methods and tools that have made both him and his coaching clients increasingly successful.

Overview: The workshop has five components (Click here to see the full schedule and content details.)

  1. Practical methods independent consultants and small firms can use to get hired and earn repeat business without spending a fortune.
  2. Program design that uses principles psychological science has shown to create lasting growth.
  3. An approach to assessment that builds client motivation to engage in coaching.
  4. Twenty-two coaching tools – (some you may have and some are likely to be new to you)
  5. Ideas for spin off work which coaching can generate to increase organizational effectiveness and your revenue.

When: Thursday, October 10th (9:00 – 5:00) – Friday, October 11th, (9:00 – 1:00)

Please plan to arrive by 8:45 AM each day, as we will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

Where: Fairfax, Virginia (OKA Consultants, 3605-C Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.)

Fee: $1195, which includes the workshop plus 186 EQ skill development exercises (a $200 value), with copyright permission for you to use with your clients, on your own letterhead.

Dress Code: Comfy – whatever that means to you.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that things happen that can change plans. We will provide full refunds for cancellations received up to 30 days prior to October 10. We will provide half refunds for cancellations received up to two weeks prior to October 10. We cannot provide refunds within two weeks because we have to be able to plan logistics, handouts, food, etc.

Please Register Early: Our space is limited to 35 participants. Also, there is some pre-reading you will want to give yourself time to do. We will create a waiting list for overflow in case of cancellations.

Note: Dr. Ackley’s EQ assessment instrument of choice is the Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0, published by MHS, but you don’t have to use it yourself, or even be particularly familiar with it to benefit from this workshop. The focus of the workshop is EQ development regardless of your assessment preference. However, if attending the workshop leads you to want to learn about the EQ-i 2.0 in depth, our host, OKA Consultants, is offering a 10% discount to participants in our workshop for their certification class. They do both in-person and online classes.


Questions: Please contact Dana Ackley (dana.ackley@eqleader.net) or Peg Ackley (peg.ackley@eqleader.net).

If you have difficulties with the website, or with the registration form, please contact Amanda Grabler (amanda.grabler@eqleader.net).