Six Seconds

  • 6 second modelSix Seconds is the global leader in EQ with offices in 10 countries and practitioners in 75 nations. Established in 1997, Six Seconds is the most extensive organization of its kind in the world, led by an amazing team of change agents in 11 countries, and supporting practitioners in over 100 countries.  Six Seconds offers transformational learning and development programs, scientifically validated assessments, and effective consulting processes to increase the people-side of performance — all grounded in current neuroscience. Read More


    The Six Seconds EQ Model

    This model of EQ-in-Action begins with three important pursuits: to become more aware (noticing what you do), more intentional (doing what you mean), and more purposeful (doing it for a reason).  Within each of these three pursuits are specific, measurable, learnable competencies.

    EQ in Action’s services include EQ consulting; EQ workshops and training; EQ testing for  youth and adults; Regular EQ classes; one-on-one EQ coaching or talks and presentations.

    Probably the best training course I have ever attended in 25 years of business. James Dewar, Director, RMD Kwikform

    This program enables me to apply the tools and learning with immediate effect. The learnings can be applied to self, at work and to my social network circle at large. Callister Koh, Chief Human Capital Officer, Tecom Investments

    A transformation program for yourself, your organization, and the world. You have inspired me for the next 100 years – thank you. Genny Kresic, Director, MCAP

    The EQAT provided a new set of skills and tools to deepen program design and delivery. We’ll use this approach to build transformational learning so our leaders are even more effective at strengthening relationships with employees and customer. This course is a must for any company committed to excellence in learning and development to unlock human potential. Jimmy Daniel, Senior Management Education Facilitator, FedEx Express

    A best-in-class process to bring EQ concepts to life. Cynthia Ng, SVP Learning and Development HSBC

  • Preferred Partner Network

    The Preferred Partner Network is an alliance of change leaders who increase emotional capital.

    We create organizational transformation to strengthen the long-term value for all stakeholders. We partner with leaders, providing consulting and training using a robust, evidence-based methodology to deliver exceptional value to our clients.

    EQinACTION is part of Six Seconds’ Preferred Partner Network – organizations with certification & expertise to effectively use our methods in organizational transformation.

    Growing teams for sustainable success one person at a time

    EQinAction is part of Six Seconds’ Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, covering Dubai & the other United Arab Emirates, Saudi, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and all around the Arab Gulf, through to South Africa, headed by Regional Network Director Jayne Morrison

  • Certification Programs

    Six Seconds recommends that everyone who wants to bring the benefits of EQ to themselves, their clients/organization/family/school start with the EQ Fellow certification program, but take a look at the range of programs on offer.

  • Join Susan Stillman, Six Seconds’ Director of Education, for this intensive and empowering two-day workshop (plus post-course coaching) on the 11th & 12 March 2013, which equips administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, and community leaders with the skills to use the Six Seconds EQ Model and social emotional learning (SEL) process for their own personal development and in their educational contexts.

    Participants will:

    • Develop a deeper understanding of their own EQ competencies by taking the SEI assessment and optional debrief
    • Become confident at teaching SEL lessons with students in any setting
    • Apply the Self-Science process and model in day-to-day interactions with students, supporting them in their EQ development
    • Develop knowledge of the power of the SEI-YV assessment for youth and how it can be applied in whole school, classroom, small group, or youth program

    To register or for more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Avril Kidd on +27827796299.

    susan stillmanSusan Stillman, Ed. D.

    Director of EducationSusan Stillman is an accomplished scholar-practitioner with over 30 years of experience in educational leadership and consulting.

    A former K-8 public school counselor and independent high school counselor, Susan holds various credentials, including National Certified Counselor; National Certified School Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor; and certified K-12 School Counselor. She is a Six Seconds SEI and SEI-YV Assessor, Advanced Trainer, and EQ Educator.  She facilitates the Six Seconds’ EQ Educator, SEI-E, and EQ Parenting certification courses.

    Having attained her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in 2007 and a CAGS in Social Emotional Learning from Vermont College in 2001, she is on the faculties of Fielding Graduate University and Northcentral University, where she mentors students and chairs doctoral committees in education, educational leadership, social emotional learning, and grounded theory research.

    She has also taught school counseling and social emotional learning (SEL) at Southern Connecticut State University and at Northern Arizona University, where she conducted research with school counseling interns using the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Assessments, the SEI –Adult version and the SEI-YV for youth.

    Susan has been an advocate and leader promoting SEL in education since the mid 1990’s. She has frequently presented at local, state, and national conferences, published widely, and consulted on emotional intelligence, school counseling, and grounded theory.

    In her role as Six Seconds’ Director of Education, Global Office, Susan supports educators creating positive change with social emotional learning. She is responsible for the Six Seconds’ research grants program and is always eager to speak with anyone interested in EQ and SEL programs and processes.
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  • Sometimes it seems as if every coach or trainer is teaching Emotional intelligence so why is it important to get Certification from Six Seconds?

    1. 1. Credible Experts – All the master trainers have extensive experience and have practical experience.
    2. 2. Global Organisation – Six Seconds is a global organisation with a great track record across the board, around the world.
    3. 3. Applicable – The Six Seconds Model is simple, clear, action-oriented.
    4. 4. Sustantive – Six Seconds offers an extensive library of tools, programs, books, and processes united around a powerful model.
    5. 5. Brain based – the programs are engaging, powerful, and fun.

    Read here if you want to know more about why you should get a Six Seconds Accreditation.