ADELAIDE, South Australia, Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South Australian business leader, Angela Giacoumis, has been named Network Leader for Six Seconds to support the continued development of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) across Australia.
Six Seconds, originally established in Silicon Valley in the US, is the global leader in turning the science of emotional intelligence into practical tools.
This announcement comes at a good time; The Six Seconds' 2014 State Of The Heart Report shows EQ scores declining globally. However, the report also shows a strong correlation between EQ and performance, providing a new opportunity for leaders to build performance and resilience.
Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds CEO, said "Six Seconds' vision is that by 2039, a billion people will be practicing the skills of emotional intelligence. Research on emotional intelligence shows that when people practice these skills, their lives are more successful, healthier, and they make better decisions." For information, see www.6seconds.org.
Sue McNamara, the Regional Network Director for Six Seconds in Asia Pacific, said, "We're thrilled to see the growth of emotional intelligence in Australia; there are many EQ practitioners in the country, and with Angela's stewardship, we expect to see all these allies coming together to create positive change in Australia and beyond."
Ms. Giacoumis closed by saying "It is exciting to be working with Six Seconds; their knowledge, research, and tools on Emotional Intelligence will bring tremendous value to education and business across Australia. Having the ability to increase performance and build EQ attributes, such as motivation and resilience, is critical today due to the increasing speed of change in our lives."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Angela Giacoumis is an award winning business leader in South Australia as Telstra's 2008 Business Woman of the Year - SA Yellow Business Owner award, and finalist in SA's 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award. As Founder and Managing Director for Careerlink Training and Recruiting (www.careerlink.com.au), a 25-year-old SA business, she has consulted and provided training for hundreds of private and public sector organisations at both national and international levels.
Six Seconds is a global network working toward one billion people practicing the skills of emotional intelligence. Founded in Silicon Valley, California, the not-for-profit organization now has offices and representatives in 25 countries and is the largest global organization dedicated to making the science of emotional intelligence practical in business, education, and life.
In the corporate sector, Six Seconds' partners develop a culture of leadership excellence, accelerate change, and build customer loyalty with organizations such as FedEx, HSBC, the US Navy, the United Nations, and Microsoft. An extensive library of case studies about these methods and tools is available on www.6seconds.org/business
For further press information please contact:
Careerlink, Chief Operations Officer
t: +61 (08) 8234 2144
Angela Giacoumis, Six Seconds Australia Network Leader
Mobile: +61 418 807 430
SOURCE Six Seconds