"EQ starts at the top. If the leaders have a high EQ and feel secure in themselves, they'll generally hire people who are similar. When company leaders, managers, and employees have high EQ, productivity soars."

Emotional Quotient (EQ) measures emotional intelligence, or your ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. People with a high EQ are generally aware of their emotions and how those emotions positively and negatively affect their behavior and that of others. Furthermore, a high EQ is often reflected in the way a person manages their emotions. In business and all relationships, governing emotions can be a very powerful asset that can increase productivity and success.

  • Kelly Moore
    CBK Advising is one of a kind. I had the privilege of recently attending their Buyers Signals workshop. There were so many great takeaways in just a couple short hours. By implementing their techniques, I made a sale (within a week of attending the workshop). CBK Advising is compassionate and truly cares about helping people maximize their potential. I would highly recommend everyone attend their workshops.
    Kelly Moore
  • Barbara Trapp
    CBK Advising’s mastermind group helped me recognize DISC styles at work with, and between my peers. Our different styles helped us get feedback from all perspectives. We bonded and also became more accountable to each other throughout the year. With CBK Advising's guidance and advanced facilitation skills, they were able to support our growth as successful business owners. They let nothing slip in our communication and participation within the group. This made for great group dynamics.
    Barbara Trapp
  • Branan Ward
    "I highly recommend CBK Advising to any business owner who would like to improve their skills in communication with others and more effectively communicate with their team. I met Karen Nutter years ago and decided to join her Mastermind group for business guidance. This group continues to inspire me and help me make better business choices. The Mastermind Group also allows me to give input to other participants. Karen is extremely insightful and gracious and I highly recommend her, CBK Advising and particularly the Mastermind Group!"  
    Branan Ward
  • Anthony Tabbak
    “Karen is an incredibly talented and technically savvy HR professional with a strong commitment and passion to serving her clients’ needs and inspiring their teams to success. She is specialist in assessment techniques for hiring and team building.  Her workshop ‘ Advanced Buyers’ Signal’ designed to help sales individuals and teams learn how to identify and work with different behavioral styles to increase customer relations and close more sales is one among the best training class I have taken.  Karen enthusiasm is contagious and an asset to those around her. She is quickly trusted by all who meet her and because of that she can leverage relationships and drive results in her field.  I look forward to collaborating with Karen more in the future.”
    Anthony Tabbak
  • David Wagner
    "Through Karen's coaching and team building workshops, I have seen marked improvement in my Chief Clinical Officer and multiple director level leaders."
    David Wagner
    Florida District Chief Operating Officer at Kindred Healthcare
  • Raleigh Rand
    Sometimes we see something but we don't have a name for it yet. When the thing gets a name it can become a powerful force for people to step into. EQ was one of those things for me. Now I can put a name to the thing have seen lacking in the lives of otherwise smart and strong leaders...and in myself. I read The Power of EQ last weekend as part of a quest for personal growth. This book is geared in many ways towards team leaders in organizations and corporations and highlights several examples of how Karen Nutter has been a successful facilitator in creating positive change in dysfunctional teams, but the book also speaks to individuals, like myself, as well. I'm on a quest to become a stronger friend, mother, wife, and mentor to those around me. I underlined passages throughout the book and dog-eared the pages as I read it last weekend, and this weekend went back and reviewed those lessons. The book covers so much in a small package. It is worth every penny I paid for it. My favorite chapter is 9: Social Awareness for Leadership, Empathy Means Listening. I highly recommend getting a copy.
    Raleigh Rand
  • Amazon Customer
    In today’s health care industry...The EQ concept balanced with the I Q that that in past was the focus of the selection and trading process fo health care providers is more complicated than we thought.....it’s not just IQ.....
    Amazon Customer
  • Susan Drago
    While you may think you already have plenty of emotional intelligence, "The power of EQ" is masterfully written, and helps you focus on obtaining, or improving such a valuable skill set. I highly recommend this book for people in all walks of life.
    Susan Drago
  • Stefanie Robinson
    • Great Read for those striving to be better Leaders. Easy to Read and Understand. Karen gives practical suggestions that take you step by step in different situations that you may encounter in work and in life to obtain better results.
    Stefanie Robinson
  • Kathy P
    I loved this book. I could see myself in some of the stories but better yet, it helped me to see my employees in a better light. A must read for business owners and managers.
    Kathy P
  • Peggy the Consumer
    This is an excellent first book from a life coach who helps clients learn and use the power of emotional intelligence in their work and in their relationships to improve their lives. Emotional Intelligence, the author points out, can be learned and improved upon; it is as important as IQ in whatever your idea of success may be, and can be measured. These facts alone are very compelling and provide much food for thought. Emotional Intelligence is a Big Topic these days, one that is gaining more and more recognition. There are many credible books by a variety of authors that discuss it from a somewhat academic viewpoint, which is very helpful. But I enjoy the way Ms. Nutter uses a personable narrative to present the components of emotional intelligence and its benefits, citing anecdotes and case studies from her coaching practice. This approach, combined with research based knowledge, helps make the topic a bit easier to relate to for many of us. The author includes some specific advice on how to handle challenging people and situations - not only for those in leadership positions but for those who simply want to be better at understanding themselves and others. Communicating in a way that leads to the most desirable results is something we can all use!
    Peggy the Consumer
  • Adam Rigel
    I think emotional intelligence is a concept that is very foreign to most people but critical to one's success. Karen's book brings to life the affects (both positive and negative) that a person's emotional intelligence can have on one's outcomes. She explains how to identify your weaknesses and better yet how to improve on them. Emotional intelligence is not a skill you are either born with or not. It is a developed skill that you can improve on constantly and your success will grow with these added skills.
    Adam Rigel
  • Merideth Creecy, Human Resources Director
    I have had the privilege of participating in several programs facilitated by Karen and always find them to be educational, interactive, and very pertinent to my job as the HR Director for Family Care Partners.  
    Merideth Creecy, Human Resources Director
  • Cynthia
    I am a school teacher and this has been the most challenging year of my career with the stress of the pandemic, different rules and regulations trying to keep my students safe and also concerned about my own health! Overall this crazy time has brought plenty of fear and stress into my life. Karen’s experience as a life coach has helped me personally and professionally! Can’t wait to dive into Her new book for some guidance!
  • Carina
    Karen Nutter has provided leadership training for my team and her professionalism, content, leadership, and engaging presentation ability are outstanding! My team studied her first book, EQ, before the training and has gained so much valuable knowledge and immediately improved their communication and approach skills. The entire team is incredibly excited to read her new book!
  • Ridge
    Karen Nutter, founder of CBK Advising has incredible professionalism, leadership and presentation abilities and because of this I’m excited to read her second book. Just talking to Karen give me insights so I’m sure her book will give me even more ammunition to drive sales as an entrepreneur.
  • Sara
    Yes!!! I like that it suggests a plan (that is flexible) and is full of nuggets of knowledge (and not fluff). To the point and keeps my interest.
  • Kindle Purchaser
    Love the Book!!!!! Read it on the plane. Thank you ♥️♥️♥️
    Kindle Purchaser
  • I had the privilege of meeting Karen last year. We had a meeting where she showed her incredible ability to read people's behaviors and motivators (on me of course) and I was very intrigued. I was actually working on improving my ability to motivate team members when I met with her, so the timing was perfect. She suggested that if I really wanted to sharpen my motivational skills, that I should attend her "Train the Trainer" Session on Behaviors and Motivators. I registered for the course without hesitation. The two-day course was well worth the time invested. I could not have been more satisfied with the training, and the presentation of information by Karen was second-to-none. I would strongly recommend this course to any HR Professional or Business Executive looking to improve their understanding of behaviors and motivators, and who are looking to take that knowledge and add it to their professional skill set. -David Yencarelli, PMP, CHST · President/CEO at American Electrical Contracting Inc.
  • Karen is a role model to those she trains. Her vibrant energy and knowledge regarding emotional intelligence and the communication skills needed by leaders creates a strong learning environment. She listens well, identifies stake holders, and then customizes an approach for a leader and/or a group. -Jane Dailey President and Senior Consultant JDFOCUS LLC
  • I had the pleasure of attending the train the trainer 3 science session with Karen Nutter. It was a wonderful two days of learning and networking with new colleagues. Karen was not only informative, she made the learning fun. In addition, the training and videos were realistic to what HR professionals face when working with employees. If you're looking for a great way to understand how to find applicant for a role, communications, how to handle disputes among two colleagues, working with others, you can't go wrong! -Merideth Creecy

The Importance of EQ in Business