Wharton Northshore Breakfast - Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Date and Time
Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00am— 8:30am
Add to calendar
Max & Benny's
461 Waukegan Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States
View map
Who's coming

See more

Dr. Samantha Coleman - Center for Creative Leadership

Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and Wharton Club of Chicago Networking Event

Performing Under Pressure: Mastering Emotional Intelligence

We are brilliant individuals who possess intelligence and technical skills, right? Then why are we having difficulty managing others and/or collaborating on a team? The answer is simple. Our IQ is outweighing our EI – Emotional Intelligence. Emotions drive behavior, good or bad, and determine whether appropriate or inappropriate action is taken. When we are emotionally intelligent, we have the ability to manage our own emotions and others, particularly when under pressure. Research has proven that those with higher levels of emotional intelligence enjoy a greater earning potential, have less absenteeism and experience greater workplace success as it relates to people management, decision making, and communication skills.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the biological basis and business case for emotional intelligence

  • To recognize the four core EQ skills in work life and relationships

  • To focus on specific ways to practice and improve one’s emotional intelligence

Dr. Samantha Coleman is an award-winning visionary leader, educator and professional counselor. She began her career working in mental health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, crisis programs, and private practices. While working in the non-profit and social service arena, Coleman discovered her passion to improve the lives of others could be best utilized by creating a better system and assisting the future’s most promising resource: young girls. From 2005 through 2014, she founded and led Assist Her, Inc., an Illinois non-profit organization that provided prevention, literacy, and mentoring programs to over 2000 girls ages 10-18.

Dr. Coleman’s expertise in leadership, management, systems, culture, career advancement, etc. have found her in the classroom preparing adult learners for their future careers as scholars and practitioners. She has a talent for formulating information into a framework that creates understanding of core concepts. Further, her ability to design, coordinate, and implement seminars, webinars, and conferences make her a sought after thought leader in her field.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PhD, Organizational Leadership), Concordia University (M.A. Community Counseling) and The University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A. Psychology). Her research interests revolve around Work Engagement and Psychological Capital (PsyCap) which consists of hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism.


WHO: Wharton Club of Chicago and Harvard Business School Club of Chicago joint networking

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2017
TIME: 7:00-8:30 am
LOCATION: Max & Benny’s (Brookside Shopping Center), 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
COST: Please prepay now
Wharton Alums and their guests: pre-paid $20.00/walk-in $30.00

Reservation deadline: Wednesday, June 7, 2017


We meet the second Thursday morning of every month. If you would like to present or have a suggestion for a presenter, please contact the Club office.



Purchase Tickets

Or register manually

NS Bfast June - walkup
NS Bfast June - prepaid
Map & Directions

Max & Benny's

461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking