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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.  -Leo Tolstoy

Social and Emotional Intelligence is a form of intelligencethat drives our success in work and in life and in our relationships withothers. While the concept of social and emotional intelligence is starting tobecome more widely understood, many are still somewhat unsure of exactly whatit is and how it can add to their success on the job and in their personallives.

Social and emotional intelligence is the ability to be awareof our own emotions and those of others, in the moment, and to use thatinformation to manage ourselves and manage our relationships.

Social and Emotional Intelligence (SEI or sometimes referredto as EI or EQ) encompasses many skill sets, including stress management,resilience, managing conflict productively, powerful influencing skills,catalyzing change, teamwork and collaboration, building trust (we measure 26skills/competencies).

SEI can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives, SEImeasures behavior not personality traits.  It’s never too late to shift behavior and learnthe essential tools to accomplish our goals and career strategy.


  • Stress management and resilience
  • Personal power (a combination of self-confidence,assertiveness, and an inner knowing that we have the power to take on whateverlife throws our way)
  • Managing conflict productively andconstructively
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Building trust in the workplace

Results & Measurable ROI

  • TheU.S Air Force’s retention of recruiters went from 50% to 96% the first year, resultingin an immediate savings of $3 million annually.
  • AmericanExpress Financial Services – SEI coaching & training program introduced to financialadvisors, and sales increased 18%.
  • AtL’Oreal, SEI programs brought in $2.5 million more in sales in the first year.
  • SEI programs helped Sheraton increase marketshare by 24%.              

Organizational Psychologist, Pepper Pastor loves workingwith creatives, millennials, and business leaders. Her goal is to helpindividuals, teams, and organizations recognize their key competencies idealfor advancement by supporting their objectives through assessments. Shebelieves in a transparent path of leadership, leadership qualities,including the skills and values, should be clearly defined and attainable.Pepper specializes in talent development, high-performance individuals,Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, and psychologically safe workenvironments. Her research interests include creativity for motivation andperformance, curiosity, and neurological regulation of emotion andcognition.

Pepper Pastor spent 25 years in the beauty industrydeveloping some of the most talented artists. After years of traveling globallyas a platform artist, fashion week stylist, and celebrity hairstylist, Pepperdevotes her time to understanding organizational behavior. Her passion isto give back to industries with limited access to professional development.This year she is proud to launch a company dedicated to providing assessmentsfor individuals, teams, and organizations by delivering them with theinformation and education to enhance work life.

Pepper holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Art History andPsychology from Towson University and a Master of Art’s in OrganizationalPsychology from William James College. She is currently a doctoralcandidate of Neuroscience in Leadership Psychology at William James College.Pepper holds affiliations with the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,the American Psychological Institute, the Institute for Social and EmotionalIntelligence, and the Institute of Coaching at McLean, Harvard Medical SchoolAffiliate. Additionally, she is certified with the Fearless Organization Scan,the Leadership Academy with the University of Texas, and is a certifiedEmotional Intelligence coach with the Institute for Social and EmotionalIntelligence.

NEXT STEPS to work together

Send me a note to share your interest in furtherunderstanding your Emotional Intelligence and how it can add to your life.

The EQ assessment takes 15-20 minutes and is completedonline through a confidential link.

The initial assessment is an investment of $275. Your assessment purchase includes a 40-page outline of yourskills, development tips, resources, and a 50 minute debrief session. You have a choice to book as many debriefsessions as you feel necessary for your development. No packages or contractsare required. All interactions are fully confidential. Continued sessions are offered at a discounted rate from the initialassessment session. 

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