Do you aspire to...

Discover Your Path to Coaching Mastery

  • Enhance your coaching efficacy with emotional intelligence?

  • Build deeper connections with your clients or employees??

  • Master the art of empathetic communication?

  • Transform your coaching approach with EQ tools?

  • Lead with emotional insight and resilience?

  • Expand your professional coaching toolkit?

  • Excel in creating impactful client relationships?

  • Learn to master your own emotions and understand the emotions of others?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above, our program is tailor-made for you.

You're an ideal candidate if you:

  • Are passionate about personal and professional growth.

  • Seek to develop stronger emotional connections with clients.

  • Aim to leverage EQ for enhanced coaching effectiveness.

  • Desire to apply proven EQ models in your practice.

  • Wish to join a community of thought leaders.

  • Value the integration of emotional intelligence in coaching.

  • Are committed to continuous learning and development.

Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence.

  • Empathetic Engagement:

    Emotional Intelligence enables deeper understanding and connection. Our program focuses on nurturing your ability to empathize and engage, mirroring the importance of connecting authentically with clients and colleagues.

  • Tailored Emotional Management:

    With a focus on the Bar-On model, we provide tools for recognizing and managing your emotions and those of others. This tailored approach ensures that each individual's emotional needs are met with understanding and care.

  • Client-Centric Approach:

    In alignment with our commitment to emotional intelligence, we place the client's emotional journey at the forefront. We equip leaders with the skills to understand and respond to emotions effectively, fostering a supportive and progressive environment.

  • Building Stronger Relationships:

    Central to our program is the development of skills for building stronger, more resilient relationships. By understanding emotional dynamics, you can enhance both personal and professional connections.handhand

  • Enhanced Communication Skills:

    Our training emphasizes the importance of clear, empathetic communication. Through emotional intelligence, you'll learn to express yourself more effectively and listen more deeply, creating a foundation for meaningful

  • Professional and Personal Fulfillment:

    By integrating EQ into your practice, you not only advance professionally but also achieve greater personal fulfillment. This holistic approach ensures that emotional intelligence benefits extend beyond your career to enrich all areas of your life.

Instructor Bio

CEO & Master Trainer

Dr. Kerissa Kuis

With over 14 years of experience in leadership and wellness education, Dr. Kerissa Kuis is the CEO of BRAVE Leadership School and The University of Wellness. She designs and facilitates transformative retreats, workshops, programs and services that foster personal growth, self-awareness, and positive impact. Dr. Kuis holds a doctorate in executive leadership and an MBA in business administration and management. She is also an associate faculty and research assistant at the University of Arizona, an adjunct professor of organizational leadership at West Virginia University, and a chair of the leadership development committee at the International Leadership Association. She specializes in psychology, leadership, and wellness and is a passionate advocate for women's leadership. Her mission is to redefine how we live, work, and lead in the 21st century.

Stepping Out To Step UP

WhyI I created this course.

During the summer of 2019, my life was a manifestation of my most profound desires. I had recently completed a business plan for a $55 million athletic center in my town. "The University of Wellness," my brainchild, was thriving, with students and graduates from ten countries. Not only had I spoken on a Broadway stage, but I had also been featured in prestigious publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and MBG. In spite of these achievements, I was at a loss and began to doubt the goals I had put so much effort into achieving. My career was centered around a coaching certification program that was thriving beyond my expectations. Daily, new students enrolled, and grateful emails flooded my inbox. However, the coaching industry was evolving in ways that conflicted with my values. The rise of coaches promoting superficial success and material wealth over genuine skill and integrity deeply troubled me. This change in the coaching landscape—which prioritizes financial appeal over real coaching—brought me to a turning point...I made a radical decision in response to my growing disillusionment. I ceased my writing, shut down the coaching certification, and embarked on a quest for deeper meaning. I was determined not to let my passion for coaching be eclipsed by financial gain. With the onset of the pandemic, this period of introspection became even more profound, prompting me to reevaluate and reconsider my professional path. During this time of reflection, I came across an opportunity that spoke to my inner calling: a doctorate in executive leadership. On my 40th birthday, I embarked on this academic journey, propelled by intuition and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. My doctoral research unveiled a thought-provoking correlation: the fundamental competencies that leaders of the future of leadership development will require were the very same principles that I had taught for more than a decade at my wellness education company. My research painted a clear picture: future leaders must be emotionally intelligent, compassionate, collaborative, and intuitive. Yoga and mindfulness, as well as coaching and counseling skills, were not just wellness tools but also essential leadership skills. This realization was a pivotal moment, signifying not an end but an evolution of my life's work. A New Role: Educator and Innovator In the midst of a global pandemic, I transformed into a behavior scientist, an emotional intelligence consultant, and, finally, a doctor of executive leadership with a specialization in organizational psychology and emotional intelligence over the last three years. I began my academic career as an adjunct professor of organizational leadership at West Virginia University and as Associate Faculty in the MBA program at the University of Arizona Global Campus, where I teach applied psychology. In addition, I have chaired the International Leadership Association’s leadership development committee for the past year. My research led to the creation of the BRAVE leadership model, encapsulating Balance, Resilience, Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Emotional intelligence—the cornerstones of future leadership. The Culmination: BRAVE X-EdTech Ecosystem. BRAVE X is made up of BRAVE Leadership School and The University of Wellness. Two brands I created. This marks the beginning of a new era where leadership and wellness converge, embodying the principles of BRAVE. The Emotional Intelligence Certification is the first offering under this new umbrella. Join us in this transformative journey where leadership is redefined through the lens of wellness, emotional intelligence, and authentic resilience. It’s more than a program; it’s a movement towards nurturing leaders who embody both professional excellence and personal integrity.

In this course, you will:

  • Master the EQ-i model

    In our comprehensive course, you'll master the EQ-i model, a proven framework for assessing and developing emotional intelligence. This model is crucial for understanding and enhancing your own emotional skills and those of your clients.

  • Enhance Emotional Self-Awareness

    Enhancing emotional self-awareness is a key focus of our program. You'll learn strategies to better understand and interpret both your emotions and those of your clients. This awareness is essential for building a strong, empathetic coaching relationship.

  • Learn practical techniques for effective emotional regulation and relationship management

    We also provide practical techniques for effective emotional regulation and relationship management. These skills are vital for maintaining a balanced and productive coaching environment, ensuring both you and your clients can navigate emotional challenges effectively.

  • See tangible growth and improvement in your professional coaching journey

    Finally, our course will guide you in integrating EQ tools into your coaching practice. This will not only enrich your coaching techniques but also lead to measurable outcomes. You'll be able to see tangible growth and improvement in your professional coaching journey.

Included: EQ-i 2.0 Assessment & Debrief Session with Dr. Kerissa

EQ-i 2.0 is the world’s leading measure of emotional intelligence

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) Assessment & Debrief Session with Dr. Kerissa Kuis ($500.00 Value) The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) is the world’s leading assessment tool used for assessing emotional and social intelligence and an excellent way to understand the emotional competencies of an individual. The EQ-i 2.0 provides you with a picture of how you operate emotionally, your areas of strength, and potential areas for development. After completing the assessment, you will schedule an appointment with Kerissa either virtually or in person for 90 minutes. In the session, you will receive an in-depth report on all areas of EQ and leave with an action plan to increase your EQ and a leadership development plan.

Pricing options

Price Reflects $1,000.00 OFF Until 1.1.2024

Join Us for 8 Weekly Virtual Classes

Topics Covered

  1. 1
    • History of EQ

  2. 2
    • The Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0

  3. 3
    • Self- Perception Overview

  4. 4
    • Emotional Self-Awareness Overview

  5. 5
    • Self-Regard Overview

  6. 6
    • Self-Actualization Overview

  7. 7
    • Self-Expression Overview

  8. 8
    • Emotional Expression Overview

  9. 9
    • Assertiveness Overview

  10. 10
    • Independence Overview


Names kept private HIPAA compliant.

"I recently underwent the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and debrief session on a personal level, and the impact it's had on my professional life is remarkable. Understanding my own emotional intelligence has allowed me to bring a new level of empathy and insight into my role as an HR manager. It's transformed the way I communicate with and support our employees, creating a more positive workplace culture."

"As a hotel manager, I understand the importance of emotional intelligence in providing exceptional customer service. The EQ-i 2.0 assessment and debrief session helped me develop a more emotionally intelligent team and improved guest experiences. It's a game-changer for our industry."

"Leading in higher education is about fostering a supportive environment for both faculty and students. The EQ-i 2.0 assessment and debrief session were instrumental in enhancing my leadership skills. It allowed me to connect on a deeper level with my colleagues and students, making our institution thrive."

Have Questions? Interested in learning More?

Add your email to the mailing list to get the latest updates.

Thank You