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Managing Stress in Turbulent Times – Navigating New Territory with Emotional Intelligence

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Sponsored by: The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.Webinar August 27, 2020

If you missed this webinar in June, we are repeating it again!

We are living in unprecedented times; stress abounds and it will continue to plague us even as we venture into our new world after the quarantines lift. Each of us has different personal situations; they run the gamut from self-isolating to managing work/life balance with families in concentrated spaces. Our stress is triggered by those and other external situations like navigating the grocery store and learning new ways of working. And then, there are the invisible internal stressors that lurk within our unconscious minds that lead us to engage in negative thoughts that go hand-in-hand with an uncertain future.

This webinar is designed to help you get in touch with unconscious stressors, name them, and put into place a few strategies to help you self-manage more effectively during this time.

Participants in this webinar will explore:

  • What happens to us when we are stressed
  • How to name and identify key emotional stressors
  • Key Emotional Intelligence skills related to managing stress
  • A model for keeping stressors in perspective

Contact me for details: or 215-680-2138

Effective Listening for Consultants

 Nonprofit Consultant Network (NCNPhilly)

  • Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Time: 8:30-10:00 am (Networking from 8:30-9am – Presentation from 9-10 am)
  • Place: Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfield, 101 West Elm Street, Suite 400, Conshohocken, PA
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Behind every successful consulting engagement is a true partnership built on trust. Building trust requires open and transparent conversations, the foundation of which is effective listening. As successful consultants we don’t think about listening as a skill that needs to be developed. In fact, we often fall prey to the mindset that we need to have all the answers in order to help our clients meet their goals, which at times may hamper our ability to listen and co-create with those we serve.

We can all improve our listening skills, and create trusting partnerships with all of our clients, through developing an Emotional Intelligence skill called Listening Generously. Listening is more than paying attention, it also requires intention and sustained conscious effort to understand what the speaker says and means, and to what might be behind the words.

In this one-hour workshop presented for the Nonprofit Consultant Network (NCN Philly) you will gain a basic understanding of what it takes to be an exceptional listener and create conversations that foster client collaboration. Attendees will:

  • Become familiar with three essential components for effective listening
  • Identify the main blocks to effective listening
  • Recognize their own listening blind spots
  • Discover tactics that increase the ability to listen
  • Gain tools that will elevate the quality and impact of listening for increasing conversational agility and openness

Participants will experience and walk away with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to enhance communication and build trust with their clients and prospective clients.

An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs® and Psychological Type

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 -9:00 pm
  • Place: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 121 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA

We all know that people are different; we see it every day – in our family relationships, our work places and in our community. We accept many of these differences and learn how to intuitively navigate the people we know, but it’s human nature to continually question why people can’t be more like us. Come to learn about the Myers-Briggs Type, one answer to the mystery behind human behavior.

During this session, you will:

  • Be guided through explanations, exercises and anecdotal stories that will enable you to self-select your MBTI Type
  • Develop an understanding of why and how people approach the world differently
  • Come to appreciate different styles and ways of looking at the world
  • Learn how to map your own growth and development using Type

Type’s Dominant Functions – The Fast Track to Team and Leadership Development

5/30/2018 – Delaware Valley Association for Psychological Type (DVAPT)
This Workshop is For: Trainers, Coaches and Facilitators that use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) for fostering self-awareness, great teamwork and effective leadership practices.

Program Description:

As a coach or trainer, you know that team and leadership development require substantial effort and continuous learning. The work is often difficult – even messy at times – with many starts and stops. It requires our clients (and us) to identify blind spots and work through multiple barriers to transform them into opportunities for growth. Pinpointing and helping clients to identify and accept their blind spots is the first, and often hardest, step in coaching and team building.

We often use Type in individual and team settings to help our clients become more self-aware. Yet, we know that the 4-letter Type Code can be complicated, and team members and leaders don’t always remember to apply Type to address real world problems.

However, there is a way to fast track learning – through the application of Jung’s theory – the theory behind the 4 letters of Type. With a focus on Jung’s Eight Functions, we can help our clients – teams and leaders alike – to quickly and efficiently understand their blind spots, marry this awareness with current workplace issues, and identify and implement lasting solutions.

In this two-hour workshop, you will be presented with a deeper understanding of Jung’s Eight Dominant Functions, the “gold” behind the MBTI. You will gain an overview of Jung’s theory and insight into how it continues to be studied and applied to team and leadership development.

As a result of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate Type as a model for growth and development
  • Realize how to fast track identifying blind spots with teams and leaders
  • Assist teams in quickly discerning problems and solutions in decision making
  • Gain access to tools and exercises to quickly resolve conflict and leverage diversity

Time and Place:

American Executive Centers
600 West Germantown Pike  Suite 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Networking/Refreshments: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


5/16/2018 – Building Trust Through Conversational Intelligence™

Cindy Paris will be presenting at the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. Women’s Leadership Forum – this event is almost Sold out!  Contact: Clare Strenger for more information at

Program Description:

Leadership is a process that is carried out through conversations. The quality of our conversations, and how we and others feel and react while engaged in conversation, is something to which we pay little attention.  As leaders, we are busy focusing on strategy or tasks to move our teams and organizations forward. Yet, neuroscientific research is showing us that certain conversational triggers, what we say and how we say it, have the ability to either shut down or open up conversations. Our conversations either hamper or enhance the opportunity for collaboration and building trust in the workplace.

In this two-hour workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of Conversational Intelligence, a framework that has proven results for enhancing leader and team engagement resulting in increased productivity, higher morale, and greater profitability.

Attendees will:

  • Become familiar with the latest neuroscientific research on communication and why it matters
  • Identify two core human needs that impact conversations
  • Recognize conversational blind spots and roadblocks
  • Discover three different levels of conversational interaction
  • Gain tools that elevate the quality and impact of conversations

Participants will experience and walk away with practical tools that can be immediately implemented to enhance team relationships and build trust.

Visit us at our Booth on May 4, 2016 at the ATD-PHL Learning and Development Conference

Click here to learn more about the conference

Come talk to us about:

  • Our new products for helping people understand their Personality Type quickly and efficiently
  • A different approach to understanding the Myers Briggs and Personality Type that takes people “out of the box”
  • How we help individuals, teams and leaders identify and harness their potential
  • A unique Leadership Development model called Intentional Leadership that incorporates polarity thinking, Emotional Intelligence and the foundation of Psychological Type
  • Implementing an e-learning platform to enhance application of Personality Type concepts and real-time learning

Cindy Paris to Present Workshop at the Association of Psychological Type, NY City Chapter:Using Image Metaphors to Introduce Type Dynamics

This session will address the dilemma that so often confounds practitioners – that is, how to introduce people who are new to Type to the deeper underpinnings of Jungian theory, but in a way that is both easy to deliver for the practitioner and simple for clients to understand. Portraying the deeper layers of Type (Type Dynamics and the Dominant Function) is often difficult for practitioners to explain and even harder for participants to understand, yet it is where Type comes alive and quite often provides the most benefit.

The People Skills Group has created Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards™ that can be used in an Introductory Type feedback session to help participants identify and understand their Dominant Function, and their potential strengths and blind spots, without having to introduce complicated nomenclature and concepts.

In this full day session, Cindy will teach people how to use the Image Metaphor suite of products to assist their clients with:

  • Finding their Dominant Function as the central core of their personality
  • Selecting and confirming their “Best-Fit” Type
  • Discovering more about their Dominant and Auxiliary Functions
  • Seeing how clients might maintain balance between their Dominant and Auxiliary
  • Using the cards to foster Team and Leadership Development

Program Audience: Type Practitioners and coaches using the MBTI® and other Type Instruments or Psychological Type theory with teams, leaders and individuals in professional development or career coaching

Location and Logistics:

April 30, 2016 from 11:30 – 5:00 at The Boardroom, Club Quarters Midtown, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Register now! 

Before April 20th: Chapter or Affiliate Member $55* ; Guest $ 75*

After April 20th : Chapter or Affiliate Member $75* ; Guest $ 95*

ILA Leadership Certification Training for Coaches and Practitioners

This program has been postponed; for further information, contact us

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The ILA, Intentional Leadership Audit, is an innovative model and framework developed by Type and Leadership expert  Dr. Jane Kise which integrates Psychological Type and Emotional Intelligence with Polarity Thinking and 12 researched based Lenses of Leadership.

Day 1 – Psychological Type Deep Dive, By Cindy Paris, Master MBTI and ILA Practitioner

(Type Deep Dive is recommended as a pre-requisite to the two-day certification course but is not mandatory and can  be selected interdependent of the 2 day ILA Certification Course)

Take a Deep Dive into Type and Learn to introduce and facilitate Type from a deeper perspective by integrating concepts from Jung’s model of Psychological Types into your Introductory Feedback sessions with individuals and teams. This workshop is designed to help you brush up on the basics of introducing Type, and to help you introduce complex Jungian concepts in a simple, yet nuanced way, using The People Skills Group’s Eight Function Image Metaphor Suite of Products™.  In this workshop you will:

  • Understand the foundation of Type as a system of energy and balance
  • See and convey the importance of balancing between opposite dichotomies and functions
  • Enrich your Introductory Feedback Session to tap the richness of Jung’s theory for better results

Day 2 – The ILA Certification Course, By
Dr. Jane Kise and Ann Holm, M.S.

Become Certified to use the ILA, a cutting-edge, research based framework for leadership development. The model is rooted in polarity theory, therefore bridging the gap between leadership development theories that stress developing strengths and those that focus on bolstering blind spots.  This ICF approved Certification Program is designed to help you, the expert, facilitate a process that assists leaders and managers create balance in managing both strengths and blind-spots according to the context of leadership challenges and within the context of the whole person.  In this certification course you will:

  • Learn to leverage the The “priority focus” process leaders can use again and again to choose the right priorities given who they are, who they are leading, their current realities, and where they need to go
  • Practice applying the “12 Lenses of Leadership”  polarity framework in coaching
  • Learn to guide individuals to implement practical and actionable Leadership Development Plans that actually stick and make a difference

This Course is For:

MBTI certified practitioners and coaches who are looking to deepen their knowledge of Type and coaches who are type knowledgeable and/or contemplating MBTI certification, and want to learn how to use Type within the ILA framework.

This course is for you if you:

  • Use Type and/or EQi with Teams and in Leadership Development work
  • Are looking to improve your or add to your Leadership Development programs for emerging leaders
  • Want to help leaders and independent contributors to create and benefit from development planning that actually makes a difference
  • Are looking to capitalize on the strengths of your leaders, managers and team contributors
  • Have a vested interest in helping people to grow and develop in a way that matches their natural strenghts

Location and Logistics:

The 3-day course will be held in the suburbs of Philadelphia at the Iron Mountain Corporate campus – 1101 Enterprise Drive, Royersford, PA. We will begin at 8:30 each day and end at 4:00, except for the first day, which will begin at 8:00 with a half-hour for networking.  Lunch, beverages and light snacks will be provided each day.  Directions and nearby hotel information will be provided to you when you register for the course.

Cost and Registration:
Look for pricing and Early Bird Registration by the end of January, 2016

Cindy Paris to Speak at DVAPT (Delaware Valley Association of Psychological Type)

Workshop Title: Using Images To Tap the Depth of Type

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Program Description:

If you are a Type Practitioner perhaps you have struggled with how to introduce Type Dynamics and the Dominant Function in an Introductory session? Maybe you see the importance of taking Type to a deeper level, but each time you have tried to explain the hierarchy of Functions and importance of the Dominant, you get that glazed over look from participants? Or maybe you would like to learn more about the depth of Type so that you can add this information to your introductory sessions.

We have created a solution to these problems – our Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards™. The Image cards, and companion products, can be used at the end of an Introductory Type feedback session to help participant identify and understand their Dominant function, and their potential strengths and blind spots, without having to introduce complicated nomenclature and concepts. The visual impact of the Images, together with the text of the cards, helps participants to quickly see the importance of Type Dynamics without lengthy explanations.

Join us at this two-hour event to gain an understanding of how to use the Card sets, together with the guides and training room posters, to present the depth of type in a fun and easily accessible way; and be prepared for freebies and discounted products just for attending!

Program Audience: Type Practitioners and coaches using the MBTI® and other Type Instruments or Psychological Type theory with teams, leaders and individuals in professional development or career coaching.

Networking (Coffee & Light Snacks) from 9:30 – 10:00 AM
Presentation begins promptly at 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Option to join other members for lunch at Whole Foods afterwards

American Executive Centers
600 Germantown Pike, Suite  400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

This event is free for DVAPT members and $25 for non-members.  For more information:

To Register, simply send a note that you will be attending to:

 Join The People Skills Group at the 2015 APTi International Conference!

We are proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2015 APTi conference July 22nd through the 26th in Miami Florida. Come visit us at our Exhibit Booth and check out our new tools for MBTI Practitioners, which include the Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards™ and companion products – tools that help practitioners to quickly and easily help clients grasp the complexity of Jungian Typology through images. Enter our drawing for free set to start using with your clients at your next coaching session or MBTI workshop!

Neuroscience of Personality

3-day Certification Course with Dario Nardi, PhD
Date: February 19-21, 2015 (snow date: March 5-7, 2015)
Location: Offices of American Baptist Churches, 588 N Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406
Time: 9AM-5PM; includes lunch and breaks
Cost: $1185 with discount if you are an APTi or DVAPT member, or attend 1st day only for $199 ($179 if you belong to APTi or DVAPT).

Neuroscience of PersonalityImagine peering into the minds of your clients to learn what makes them tick. Now you can! Come and add brains to your professional toolkit! Leverage the scientific link to personality type. This 3-day program is based on 7 years of deep, hands-on neuroscience research with all people of all types. You will learn brain-savvy coaching tips, get a free brain imaging session, and practice using new, colorful brain-based facilitation tools. Tout type’s science to skeptical clients! Based on the ground-breaking book, Neuroscience of Personality and upcoming Our Brains in Color. Includes a free brain report, books, and materials for certification.

What you get:

  • Brain essentials
  • Scientific basis of personality
  • Coaching tips & activities
  • For individuals & teams
  • How to assess & build cognitive skills
  • Emotional dynamics
  • Life-time development and careers
  • Executive styles
  • Personal brain imaging session ($200 value)
  • Free access for you & your clients to the online NeuroPQ cognitive skills assessment
  • $175 worth of HR books and materials

Click here to download the flyer.

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