“Emotional Intelligence: The ability to recognize one’s own emotions as well as the emotions of others. Research has proven that people with high emotional intelligence have increased mental health, resilience, and leadership skills while improving upon job performance and dramatically lowering stress—all areas that are likely to resonate with meeting professionals still reeling from the work and personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With millions now contemplating a return to the office, the importance of strengthening one’s Emotional IQ is key to daily success and happiness. Emotional Intelligence expert and keynote speaker Rich Bracken will share the tools it takes to deal with high stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, and frustration as he addresses Meeting Professionals International’s Annual WEC in Las Vegas June 15-17, 2021. It’s a blueprint that Rich has successfully mastered as a global keynote speaker most recently at MPI’s GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day)–see video attached. Attendees at MPI will hear not only a keynote speech from Rich on Wednesday, but a deeper-dive Master Class Session on Thursday.
Rich Bracken has firsthand experience from both sides of the desk–as he was an event planner early in his career for a global medical tech company. And Rich is the first to remind us that the role of Meeting Professional is one of the Top 5 most stressful jobs in America today. And there’s no more timely presenter to the Meetings Community than Rich Bracken.
Research has shown that those with high emotional intelligence have increased mental health, resilience and leadership skills while improving job performance and lowering stress dramatically—all areas that are likely to resonate with meeting professionals still reeling from the work and personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Rich says, “Having been an event planner in a previous life, all of the bells and lights went off on how emotional intelligence can truly benefit each and every person in our industry. This is one of the most stressful jobs in the country, even before the pandemic, so understanding how emotional intelligence can really empower people to take back their emotions, take back the control of their lives, is liberating. As event planners, we always feel like we’re just kind of hanging on for dear life as we try to control things, because inevitably, things are going to go sideways at some point.”
Invite Rich Bracken to your next meeting–whether virtual, live, or hybrid. He’ll tailor a talk with the tools it takes to make you team feel empowered. Call us now at 310-614-8653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”