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HRLF Presents - Emotional Agility for HR Leadership Success featuring Jim Kimberly
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When: May 9th, 2018
7:30 am
Where: Town & County Club
22 Woodland St.
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: John Aliberti

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HRLF Presents - Emotional Agility for
HR Leadership Success

Featuring Jim Kimberly


Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Town & County Club
22 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105

Complimentary parking in rear!

What separates successful leaders from the not so successful ones is their emotional agility. Emotional agility is fast becoming a common concept as the second generation of emotional intelligence (EQ) research is unfolding. Emotional agility is when a leader scans the environmental cues to know what emotional tenor is needed by others and then acts in alignment with his/her personal values. 

When leaders are emotionally agile, they are using the space between situation and response to listen more deeply and to be more mindful of how they are thinking and feeling. They become more curious in their learning from others. When ready to act, they lead responsively to the values that are most important to them and their organization. This agility helps them be better connected to the goals and objectives of the business and to the people in it. Studies have shown that emotional agility can help people alleviate stress, reduce errors, become more innovative, and improve performance.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the three components to emotional agility
  • Understand five strategies to improve emotional agility 
  • Understand the benefit of emotional agility training to leaders and managers

Using case examples in a workshop setting, attendees will be challenged to develop emotionally agile responses to common leadership challenges. Participants will identify behaviors that demonstrate strong EQ agility and choose actions that help themselves, clients and their organizational leaders. 

Jim uses small and large group exercises to bring learning into action, always with candor, humor and a deep respect for organizational challenges.

Jim Kimberly, MSW, President, Sapphire Consulting, LLC
Jim has more than 35 years of business and consulting experience in healthcare, organizational development, and leadership coaching. He works closely with clients providing both individual and team coaching services. He coaches C-suite, founders, managers/directors and VP’s to enhance influence, communication and other key skills to achieve better results.

Jim offers particular expertise in emotional intelligence and coaching skills; helping leaders recognize their strengths, read the emotions of others and respond in culturally appropriate ways to increase performance. He enjoys advising family owned firms and their boards on assessing their leaders and recommending appropriate development opportunities.

Jim has worked with organizations such as Travelers, Allergan, The Hanover, Raytheon, Boston Scientific, Editas, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Vertex, Yankee Publishing and many more.

Jim earned his BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Ripon College and MSW from SUNY Buffalo. He is an Authorized Partner with Everything DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and PXT Select. He is a Master Trainer with EQi and EQ360 and certified in CCL 360 Suite, Influence style Inventory, Change Style Inventory, Change Navigator, Paper Planes, Inc., Predictive Index and several others. 

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