lEQdership: Leadership Excellence through Emotional Intelligence

It is often said that in order to manage others, we must first learn to manage ourselves.  Teresa’s wisdom, within the framework of the EQ-i curriculum, gave me insight into myself that has already paid huge dividends in both the personal and professional dimensions of my life. 

The core curriculum of lEQdership, Leadership Excellence through Emotional Intelligence, was very effective in laying out an approachable road map to my emotional processing.  This was complemented wonderfully by the one on one sessions which helped me use that understanding in my day to day life in order to find greater emotional stability and clarity.  To think that we act in a completely rational and unemotional way is a fallacy, and to ignore the impact emotions have on our business is only denying ourselves a higher level of excellence.    

​Anyone looking to better themselves or their organization should look no further than Teresa and her EQ-i system. Thank you so much for everything Teresa.  It truly has been one of the highlights of my year.                                                                                                                                    

Kevin Goold, Training and Development, Deep Well Services


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Teresa, in the lEQdership program, over the last few months and she was able to make a clear impact in such a short time. Teresa has had a profound effect on my ability to be the best version of myself as a leader.

I am humbled enough to know that my leadership style is one that is continually evolving, and despite previous successes, I welcome the dynamics because I don’t ever want to become a relic. My goal, walking into working with Teresa, was to be as open to the feedback as possible and to experiment with consistent action. I feel confident that I met that goal and I know that this mentality opened my eyes to bettering myself for those I directly or indirectly lead.

​As I alluded to, I am grateful to have spent time with Teresa and I hope to continue that journey. The level of mental clarity I have now when walking into tough conversations far surpasses where I was as a leader previously. Her sessions will be a big part of our future success. My message to anyone who may be considering becoming a mentee of Teresa’s coaching is this: Rest assured that it is time well spent and if you go into it with an open-mind and are willing to self-reflect, look at things in a new light, it will allow you to become a better version of yourself. I can validate from experience.

Eduardo Ruiz, Jr., Business Development Manager, Deep Well Services


Teresa is gifted with the ability to challenge you through the process of self-assessment and discovery, encouraging you every step of the way.   Her friendly nature makes learning about Emotional Intelligence interesting and relatable on a personal and professional level, even in a group setting.  You won’t regret investing in yourself by meeting with Teresa! The lEQdership program made a tremendous difference in my ability to lead myself and lead others, without a title. I know my manager and company have invested in me as an emerging and future leader, and this program has allowed me to hit the ground running.


Tonya Brown, Travel Manager, Deep Well Services


I believe the Teresa Quinlan's lEQdership program was a great help to me. It allowed me to identify areas in my leadership skills that I need to focus on and improve. It also pointed out my strengths that in some cases I had to dial down to receive the best results form my team.

I spent my time in the class learning how others emotions effect their decision making and how placing more emotional thoughts in my decisions would be beneficial to all involves in my team. During this process I was able to think of the other individuals view and put myself in their shoes. This was extremely import to me because I am a straight forward problem solver. I believe in a straight line between points A and B for the quickest and most efficient results.

During this class I was able to shift my thinking and see that sometimes my approach was seen as a little rough around the edges. Teresa helped me see that its okay to go from A to B to arrive at point C. This allowed others to view me in a better light and I also learned when the other individuals in my team were coming from.

All in all this is a great program to develop your existing leadership skills as well as work on your weak skills. It adds a variety of tools to your tool box and makes you a more rounded leader for your organization.


Kyle Cobaugh, Training and Development, Deep Well Services



I had the opportunity to meet Teresa over coffee and very soon I felt a strong environment of trust was being formed.  In a follow up session, I shared my Emotional Intelligence assessment that had been collecting dust for 2 years.  I had completed it but not really acted on a number of the recommendations that came with the report.  The questions she asked in the friendly, trusting environment allowed me to do a deep dive into my personal experiences.  I quickly realized that it is only when you share your experiences with someone as skilled in Emotional Intelligence coaching as Teresa, does meaningful change happen.

Through Teresa’s encouragement, I was able to debate some long-held thoughts and beliefs and discard / resolve them.  Also, I am more aware of my emotions, especially the ones that had been tripping me up in my career.

I am charting a new career path in the coming weeks.  With the coaching I received, and will continue to receive from Teresa, I have 100% confidence that I will do well and will add even greater value to my clients and the organization I will serve.

Bryan Huck, CPA, CGA, Owner – Your Strategy Navigator

Teresa has provided great insight through discussion into some of the “hidden” aspects of day to day life in general related to emotional IQ.  She has great knowledge of these aspects and can effectively apply and relate to real life situations which have assisted and will continue to assist with my overall growth in leadership, both as an individual and within a group.


Keith Jantzi, Project Manager, North America Construction Ltd.


Teresa Quinlan, the founder of IQ+EQ=TQ takes an extremely positive, thoughtful and fact based approach to her work. As a leader she truly listens and absorbs, then coaches and trains to the strengths and personalities in the room. ​Her very planful and organized behaviors make her a true success and ahead of the curve when it comes to her own emotional intelligence. Teresa is not only a wealth of knowledge, she is fun, engaging and truly inspiring. A true master at what she does.


Shelley Taylor, District Manager, Starbucks Canada



I work in a performance-based job where the decisions of my team and myself directly impact the profitability of my company. After years of running a successful business, I found myself constantly reminding my team of the value of investing in yourself.

Reading, podcasts, seminars and courses were already part of my routine so I wanted to work with a professional who wouldn’t tip toe around but instead challenge me to build my emotional intelligence.

I couldn’t be more grateful to have the opportunity to work with Teresa, whether it be work performance, personal and family growth or social events, emotional intelligence has had such an important role in my personal development. 

​Wes Bilinksy, Fitness Manager, GoodLife Fitness Inc.


This opportunity has allowed me to take a good hard look at myself and work on myself so that I can have greater levels of confidence. I learned that it’s important for me to work toward a greater level of well-being because that is directly related to my confidence. When I’m confident, I am just better all around. During the coaching sessions I learned exercises to do that helped me to further understand myself and my emotion and how those were influencing my performance. I’ve been able to apply strategies on the job that have had positive results; dropping pre-conceived emotions that were getting in the way of problem solving and dialogue. I’ve noticed that I’ve been able to do these much better when before I would get stuck. This has been a great investment of my time.

I’ve noticed the differences in my Executive peers this process has definitely helped us as a team.

Tim Courvoisier, Executive, North America Construction


Teresa attended a senior management meeting at our company to present the idea and the concept of her program. The concept of Emotional Intelligence training was new to us as typically our focus on training is production/output based and not coaching/leadership/mentorship style training.


Since the training began it has been very refreshing as it has brought a new dynamic to the group. We talk opening about the report findings, we see the positive and negative aspects of the feedback and do address each others’ characteristics more head on.


Personally, I have found the program and follow up coaching sessions to be very beneficial. The feedback from the report was good and with Teresa’s assistance to review it provided some great insight into experiences that impact some of the responses. I have found that with small changes and information gained from the report and sessions with Teresa I have been able to make some changes to balance out my management/leadership style with some quite quick results. It has helped me to evaluate situations better and get better results.


Overall it has been a great exercise for the group and leadership of the company.

Tom Ryan, Executive, North America Construction

Workshops – Speaking Engagements

Teresa's high energy allows her to be a great speaker and an extremely engaging workshop facilitator.  I have seen her deliver multiple workshops and presentations to senior executives where her strength as a trainer truly shined through.  

I would not hesitate in calling her an expert at delivering workshops to both small and large groups.   


​Curtis Hamilton, Director of Corporate Training, Sandler Atlantic



Teresa shines is many aspects professionally but none more than when she leads a room full of learners.  Teresa's facilitation and presentation skills are some of the best I have seen.  Her ability to engage the participants, keep the pace, and encourage ah-ha moments is something to be seen!

I would recommend Teresa for any learning or speaking event.


​Kelly Holden, Manager of Planning, FESTI GTAA



We asked Teresa to come in to give a Lunch and Learn presentation on the basic tenets of EQ to our company. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect or how useful it would be for us but as soon as Teresa and I connected via phone, I knew it would be worthwhile to have her come and speak to our team. Even in the brief time that she was here, we learned many valuable tools that we will most certainly utilize going forward. Personally, I've been in counselling for about 7 years and much of Teresa's presentation included skills that I've learned through years of one-on-one counselling. It reinforced the belief that Teresa offers incredible value with her presentations and workshops.
If you're looking for someone to help your team with EQ, I would highly recommend Teresa. She is personable, approachable, honest and very down to earth. A wonderful presenter for any type of work environment and/or team. 

​Allayna, Hacksmith Industries