The Work of Optimism: Creating perspective in challenging times

The emotional intelligence competency of exercising optimism can help in challenging times. When we’re in the midst of challenges, it can feel like an impossible burden. We’re on one side of the river, and we can’t see a way to the other side… until we begin considering the three bridges of optimism.

Joshua Freedman

Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds, is one of the pioneers in the field of emotional intelligence; he cofounded Six Seconds in 1997, is the bestselling author of At the Heart of Leadership and five other books and six validated psychometric assessments on EQ, and contributor to many EQ programs including Coaching Equity Essentials. He’s also an instructor at Columbia Teachers College SPA administrative credential program; he is cocreator of the world’s largest social emotional learning program, POP-UP Festival ­— in partnership with UNICEF World Children’s Day, bringing skills for emotional wellbeing to millions of children & adults in 200+ countries.

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