EPIC Experience 2020 Concurrent Session : Inside Out: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence In Your Career

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:15pm

Inside Out: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence In Your Career

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Recently while watching the Disney movie Inside Out with her children, Aly Klidies realized that so many of the emotions displayed in the film are actually valuable demonstrations that can help us explore, understand, and develop as adults in our careers. Have you ever been in a meeting where your project deadline date was moved up two weeks sooner than expected and you wanted to burst into flames like "Anger"? Or maybe you were sitting in a performance review and you started to focus solely on the negative comments from your manager like "Sadness" would? We have all been there! That's why it's so crucial to recognize emotions in the workplace. The importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) has been undeniable for decades. Did you know that some research findings claim that emotional intelligence is responsible for 58% of your job performance, and that 90% of top performers have a high EQ? Join Aly for a fun and interactive session to learn exactly what emotional intelligence is and how you can harness its power to excel in your career.

Aly Klidies
TechWell Corp.

Aly Klidies has worked in marketing and communications for over 16 years. She currently enjoys her role as the Sr. Marketing Product Manager of Events at TechWell in Jacksonville, Florida—where she gets to think of fun and creative ways to market the STAREAST, STARWEST, and EPIC Experience conferences to the software development community. Aly obtained her B.A. in English & Business at Florida State University and has a passion for "soft skills" with a focus on both personal and professional development. She is also a proud Navy wife and mother of 3 very spunky children. Some of her favorite hobbies include being an All-Star cheerleading team manager and throwing a good theme party. Follow Aly on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay connected to her adventures!