Borne out of a soulful collaboration with dear friend Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, the ESSENCE GLOSSARY™ became a grounding document and beacon of sorts for our individual work in emotional intelligence, adult education, SEL, inclusion, and community health education & promotion.
Although often dormant, or underutilized, emotional intelligence is innate in all of us. How can we name it, awaken it, and integrate it? This was how this simple body of work began-- with a desire to help awaken our individual and collective "essential nature" as human beings.
The glossary is comprised of 32 social-emotional attributes and their definitions. It provides a common language and a simple approach to understanding and supporting the social-emotional development of all individuals. Ultimately, it's a tool to promote wholeness and our shared humanity, in other words, inclusion.
Operationally, inclusion deals with opportunity and access, as well as making institutions, organizations, and systems healthier for everyone in them. From an individual (personal) perspective, inclusion is about self-awareness, acceptance and integration of innate intelligences and that which brings balance and coherence to our lives (and work, too!)
You can access additional emotional intelligence and Essence Glossary resources on the DOWNLOADS page. Please use the contact form below for bulk purchasing of our Workbook.