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Emotional Intelligence Coach





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Emotional Intelligence Coach


I am an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society. I have over 10 years experience working as a research psychologist. After completing my doctoral thesis on emotional intelligence; I completed my emotional intelligence coaching certification (EICC) via a bespoke programme created by Daniel Goleman; the internationally renowned psychologist credited with bringing emotional intelligence into our public consciousness. Working as a researcher and published author in the field of emotional intelligence enables me to bring the most up-to-date knowledge and research to my coaching practice with clients. My professional expertise and experience in the field of emotional intelligence gives clients a high level of confidence and trust in me and my coaching practice and a track record of results. My approach to coaching can help you learn and develop emotional intelligence skills to better understand yourself and others. By combining my academic training and research in psychology, with my passion and expertise in emotional intelligence, I engage with clients in a dynamic process to achieve the goals that matter most to them. My coaching style is built on open communication and collaboration. I believe in maintaining a strong partnership with clients and being responsive to their needs; creating a supportive and impactful coaching experience for my clients.   Reflecting on the past few years globally; covid-19 pandemic, shift to hybrid working and developments in Artificial Intelligence; I believe emotional intelligence is a ‘must have’ and not a ‘nice to have’ skill for individuals and organisations seeking to stand out from the crowd. I work on achieving results that last. 



Emotional intelligence (EI) indeed plays a crucial role in our lives and has significant implications for personal and professional success. It encompasses the ability to recognize and understand our own emotions, as well as those of others, and to effectively manage and regulate these emotions in ourselves and in our interactions with others.

While traditional education systems often prioritize academic and technical subjects, the understanding and development of emotional intelligence have gained recognition in recent years. Many individuals have not received formal instruction or guidance on how to recognize, understand, and relate to their emotions. This lack of emotional education can result in difficulties in managing stress, building relationships, making sound decisions, and achieving personal fulfillment.

The science of emotion and emotional intelligence is a subject of ongoing discussion and debate. For instance, it is commonly believed that facial expressions universally convey specific emotional states. However, recent research indicates that facial expressions can vary across cultures and individuals, making them less reliable as universal indicators of emotions. This highlights the complexity and context-dependent nature of emotions and the importance of considering multiple factors when assessing emotional states.

Contrary to the misconception that emotional intelligence is an innate trait, research suggests that it is a learned capacity that can be developed and improved over time. The Emotional and Social Intelligence Competency Model, developed by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, provides a framework based on extensive research to identify 12 specific competencies that are fundamental to emotional and social intelligence. These competencies include self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills, and motivation, among others.

Daniel Goleman's groundbreaking work has shown that emotional intelligence is a more accurate predictor of leadership success than traditional measures such as IQ. Leaders with high emotional intelligence are better equipped to understand and manage their own emotions, inspire and motivate others, build strong relationships, and navigate complex social dynamics. Their ability to effectively communicate, resolve conflicts, and adapt to change contributes to their overall effectiveness and influence.

Recognizing the importance of emotional intelligence and fostering its development can lead to numerous benefits in various aspects of life, including personal relationships, teamwork, decision-making, and overall well-being. By understanding and honing our emotional intelligence, we can enhance our self-awareness, empathy, and ability to manage emotions effectively, ultimately leading to greater personal growth and success.

Competency Model of Emotional Intelligence Coaching

Coaching just may be the best way to help anyone develop Emotional and Social Intelligence for managing one's self, improving relationships, and elevating performance.

Daniel Goleman 

Emotional Intelligence Coaching
Anne Marie Millar; Emotional Intelligence Coach



Welcome to my coaching sessions!

Life is full of surprises, and while we cannot control the outcomes, we can choose how we respond to them. With my coaching approach, you will learn to develop essential Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills, including Self-Awareness, Emotional Balance, Adaptability, Positive Outlook, and Empathy. These skills will not only help you navigate challenges but also empower you to thrive in all aspects of life. Investing in EI coaching is an investment in yourself, as it allows you to cultivate lasting habit changes that align with your goals and values.

I take a unique approach to coaching by using an integrated methodology called "Learn-Apply-Reflect." This approach bridges the gap between knowing what to do and actually implementing it in your life. By combining learning, practical application, and reflective practices, we ensure that your personal growth and transformation are sustained and meaningful.

During our coaching sessions, I will help you explore the unique challenges you face, enhance your self-awareness, build self-confidence, clarify your values, and understand the role of conflict in your personal and professional life. We will also work on defining your purpose and creating a vision for yourself, enabling you to align your actions with your aspirations.

For leaders and managers, I emphasize the importance of seeing employees as more than just human capital. They are real people who may face challenging circumstances. As a leader, caring for your team members is crucial. When leaders prioritize emotional connections, they foster a workplace culture where innovation flourishes, resilience is nurtured, and employees thrive.

I offer various coaching programs that span from 12 to 24 weeks in duration. These programs incorporate applied, online learning along with personalized one-to-one coaching sessions, which can be conducted in-person or online. Additionally, I provide validated assessments that establish a baseline for your development and serve as a starting point for our coaching partnership.

If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation, I'm here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can create meaningful change where it truly matters – in your life.


The synergy between the Emotional Intelligence course and Dr Annemarie Millar is demonstrated in the wisdom of the quote: 'None of us knows what all of us know’
The EI course is invaluable and has got me over the starting line to evaluate my daily interactions with others and develop a long-term view of who I want to be. The coaching aspect of EI with Dr Annemarie Millar gave me permission to explore and delve deep within, asking myself searching questions. My confidence has grown and I feel able to engage at a different level with others.I thought I knew myself until I experienced being coached but, with Dr Millar's experience and knowledge I have now developed a set of values some of which I would never have previously considered.
EI is not about results it is about relationships and I thank Dr Millar for her precious and empathetic approach.

David Carney-Haworth, OBE & Founder Operation Encompass


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