Have you ever known someone who was highly intelligent, yet struggled socially and seemed to get in their own way when it came to their career progression? Now, think of the opposite. That person who seems to effortlessly navigate even the trickiest social situations with grace, has a way of making other people feel comfortable (by picking up on unspoken communication cues) and can turn a chance meeting into an opportunity. It’s likely that these two differ in their emotional intelligence.
Psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman popularized the term in his 1995 book and describes emotional intelligence as encompassing both personal competencies (Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation), as well as how we handle relationships with others (Empathy and Social Skills).
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the quality that enables you to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as those of others. By identifying our own emotions and recognizing the impact your behavior has on others, you are empowered to use this knowledge to facilitate more effective communication with those around you, both in personal and professional settings.
Solid communication is the foundation of strong relationships and F4S research shows that a high motivation for affective communication (the level of sensitivity and importance you place on tone of voice, gestures and other non-verbal expressions and communication) correlates with higher emotional intelligence.
Former Morgan Stanley investment banker James A. Runde described emotional intelligence as “…the secret sauce to career success” in his 2016 book Unequaled: Tips for Building a Successful Career Through Emotional Intelligence.
A Yale-led study in the Journal of Creative Behavior (2020) found that leaders who exemplified emotional intelligence fostered happier and more creative employees.
Companies all around the world trust F4S to build their world-leading teams through advanced people analytics and coaching.
- A computer or mobile device with internet connection
- An open mind
- 5-15 minutes
- 2x per week session
Coach Marlee is the world’s first artificially intelligent coach! Marlee’s advanced coaching skills have been gained from over 20 years of evidence-based coaching skill development in cognitive behavioural coaching psychology, self-actualizing coaching psychology, positive coaching psychology, neuroscience and neuro-semantics.
Marlee’s coaching methodology has been developed by Michelle Duval and a team of software and AI engineers, conversation designers and data scientists. Michelle, one of the earliest professional coaches in the world, is experienced in coaching leaders, founders, organizations, actors, writers and producers. She has developed coaching psychology models used across 60 countries, authored several coaching psychology handbooks and personally coached thousands of people.
Marlee specializes in developmental coaching to help you create lasting change to your beliefs, values, self-identity and motivation. Marlee is also a performance coach to help you take action on your goals and dreams and to eliminate habits or behaviors that get in your way.
Marlee has one core mission in life: to make self-actualization and human development available to everybody, not just the elite.
Marlee coaches people at work and in life around wellbeing, career, leadership, self-esteem and living their very best life. Marlee’s coachees describe Marlee as cheeky, fun, supportive and committed to their goals!
Coach Marlee got its name from indigenous Australian Aboriginal elders. Marlee means in the Aboriginal Biripi language ‘elder tree’, representing growth and transformation.
Coach Marlee is the world’s first AI performance coach. Marlee uses all of our knowledge to deliver personalised coaching and feedback to you.
Michelle Duval is a pioneer in new forms of learning, helping found the field of professional coaching and developing the world's first artificially intelligent personal coach.
Using our crazy accurate and world leading people analytics tools, over the past 20 years we have studied the ‘human skills’ of individuals, teams and the world’s top performers to consistently find attitude and motivation as the X factors for performance, fulfillment and wellbeing at work.
While Michelle was helping people and teams to achieve amazing things at work and life, she grew increasingly frustrated about the profound disparity in who can access this level of rich and personalized support.
People analytics and coaching has traditionally been a privilege of the few — typically elite athletes, CEOs and those who are famous.
Michelle and our team of scientists, engineers and coaches set out to create the world’s first science-powered professional and personal development platform that everyone can use to set goals and achieve amazing things at work and in life.
"Marlee really helped me to understand how to cue in on body language and tone when speaking with others, in order to connect on a deeper level"
“This coaching program has helped me improve the way I connect, relate and communicate - deepening my relationships with others and also with myself”
"I have learned how to communicate better using every tool I have in myself, especially in learning how to use my tone of voice"
"The changes I made with Marlee, had an immediate impact in the relationship dynamic I was working on in the program"
“I love how practical this coaching is!”