I'm a consultant with very strong emotional intelligence and profound strengths in facilitation, client and stakeholder interaction and presentation. How can I lean into my strengths more?

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Lollllll in my experience, people who taut their EQ generally have extremely low EQ 😂


Anything constructive is welcome, including the fact that I could communicate better. So ty!

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This is very helpful, I will look into it!

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Generally if you're rly good at those skills that becomes more and more apparent to others the higher up you go and the longer you stick around. Usually not by self assessment or telling people those are your strengths. It's one of those show don't tell skills, proof is in the pudding.


I moved into change management for our private equity team and it helped me connect with some high-powered CEOs. I technically work in finance but they all really appreciate me advising them on how to deliver their message down. It has been life-changing for me. I love the work and I’ve been promoted very quickly.


Is this another way of saying you’re not technically strong and want to work around it lol


I mean…and if it is??


Get feedback and develop them more.


Congrats! Nothing more for you to do other than relax and enjoy your profound skills.


Sorry that the women in consulting bowl leans towards “how can I insult this person first?” instead of “how I can I answer their question?”


Thank you, it's the one reason I didn't post in the consulting bowl. But I have learned otherwise.

Also fyi you still need hard skills to back this up - being a good presenter is meaningless if you have nothing to talk about



take on more responsibilities like leading meetings, briefing clients, faciliating team conversations etc


How did you cultivate these strengths?


The question you should be asking if those skills are “profound” is how can you boost your areas for growth…


Can you facilitate workshops with clients? You don’t necessarily need to know all the answers, just be good at helping stakeholders brainstorm and come together productively


Good emotional intelligence, strong inter personal and stakeholder management skills are very important and valuable in consulting. Try to add some tech skills (if you don’t already have one), empower yourself with industry knowledge for the client you are working for and you would be one of those top performing consultant that everyone would want in their project.

Good luck OP, as evidenced in the comments here people like confidence but when presenting yourself, don’t use superlatives such as very strong or profound strength etc.

If your post was “ I am a consultant who has developed some skills such as good emotional intelligence along with facilitation and stakeholders interaction and presentation and looking for advise on how I could leverage these for my growth…” I feel you would have gotten better responses from lovely ladies here.

My first boss taught me “confidence and arrogance are often mistaken for one another and it boils down to how you approach things”


Thank you for what was one of the most supportive and gentle ways to advise someone. I get the world is tough, especially on portals like this. But I'm genuinely grateful for the advice and the example. Hope your day is as bright as you made mine!


I’ve lead or facilitated different workshops and trainings to our clients such CXO labs, bizchem, etc.


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