A unique and interactive learning journey designed to boost essential leadership skills for 2021 and beyond.

Build an in-depth knowledge of emotional intelligence and develop key EI competencies that immediately begin to change the impact and influence you have upon the key stakeholders in your business and personal lives.


The pandemic has changed everything about the way we work.

It doesn’t matter how talented or capable we are, the last 18 months have stretched us in ways we’ve never been stretched before. This programme acknowledges the challenges of working from home and future hybrid solutions, where leaders have to learn how to relate and connect with their teams more effectively in a remote environment.

There are lots of development programs that address directly the 'mechanics' of being a leader - this is different. This programme will complement conventional leadership development with the core emotional intelligence skills that will help you to 'show up' as a leader - to interact and connect with your people in a manner that inspires and engages them.

At the core of these six sessions is the research-based finding that all organisational success is based upon the ability of team members to connect effectively and build positive, robust relationships with key contacts inside and outside of the organisation.


The program is ideal for managers, leaders, L&D, HR Directors - anyone who is responsible for supporting, leading and managing teams.

Emotional Intelligent Leadership

Discover the Genos International model of emotional intelligence and understand the social neuroscience of emotions and the connections between behaviour, performance and decision-making in the workplace. Review and identify critical emotional intelligence leadership behaviours for your personal development and individual leadership journey.

The Aware Leader

The key to creating connection and building powerful relationships is all about managing the way we ‘show up’ – the way we behave with those most important to us. We need to become more aware of how we’re behaving moment to moment. In this interactive session, work through ‘how do you want people to walk away feeling after they interact with you?’. Learn how to improve self-awareness to be more intentional in working with others. This module helps enhance awareness of others and empathy to become more behaviourally agile in your leadership approach. Focus on how you connect, communicate and influence those you lead.

The Authentic Leader

Discover techniques to facilitate difficult conversations with openness and finesse. Learn to effectively express emotions in your leadership role and discover a new model for facilitating challenging discussions and performance. Enhance how you connect and build relational trust with others.

Expansive Leadership

Discover decision-making that incorporates emotional and moral reasoning. This module uncovers the unique components of emotional reasoning, why it’s essential and practices for doing it well. Learn models, tools, and techniques to lead and make decisions in an expansive way.

The Resilient Leader

Develop your personal resilience and learn ways to create a mentally healthy working environment for others. Leaders need to pay attention to the way they manage time, how they behave and continuously improve how they lead others. In this module, explore triggers and your default behaviours. Identify a range of techniques for managing stress and bouncing back from challenging situations.

The Empowering Leader

Inspire performance through persuasion, coaching, and influence. Learn to empower others and unleash their full potential by understanding the fundamentals of human motivation at work. Practice applying a model and conversation on motivational strategies. Reflect on learning from the entire program to build and maintain the momentum of the learning moving forward..


  • Six interactive, engaging online modules
  • Genos Leadership 360° Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • Private 90-minute coaching debrief with emotional intelligence executive coach
  • Personalised Digital Program Workbook & Development Tips Workbook
  • Follow up continuity series
  • Check-in 90 minute coaching session after programme
  • Get in touch to discuss pricing for your team


This program is being hosted by John Tiernan High Performance Coaching

John Tiernan

John is passionate about supporting Leaders in creating environments where their Teams can become high performing, bot individually and collectively.

He spent almost 20 years working in the FMCG industry with Global Blue Chip brands such as Bic, Danone, SHS Sales and Marketing, Birds Eye and Premier Foods.  With consistent records of delivering market share, turnover and profit, John has served on international teams including Birds Eye Group Sales Leadership Team along with Commercial Directors from CBUs across Europe and Russia.

John has experienced many styles of leadership and cultures.  From his own experience in leadership positions, he understands the challenges entailed but also the benefits and rewards of understanding yourself and your individual team members on a personal and emotional level.  By building strong relationships built on respect and trust, it is possible to see the good and the great in each person and drive them to new levels of success and achievement. 

John is an accredited Executive and Team Coach. He has a natural way and he carries an optimistic outlook and a great sense of humour.  The combination of his personality, skillset and experience allows him to deliver a highly interactive and impactful programme. This program was created by Genos International, a leading global emotional intelligence organisation. John is a Genos Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.

What previous attendees have said about the Genos Leading with Emotional Intelligence Program

“I have seen many leaders struggling with EI and not being aware of the consequences for themselves and the people associated with them. I liked the program because the content was rich, & the explanation was simple enough to understand. It was a revelation. A BIG THANK YOU!"

"This is an amazing program. Deiric offers a variety of practices in the context of common leadership challenges. His presentation is lively and engaging, he helps with factual and scientific explanations and convinces also rational minds. I truly enjoyed the learning experience and would recommend this program to anybody."

“This course couldn't have come at a better time, the facilitators were fantastic, down to earth and fun yet so educational."

“You guys rock!”

"The program has been masterful, eye opening, insightful, and thought provoking, it has changed the way I look at myself, my co-workers, my family, the world!”

"We’re only halfway through this program and I have already benefitted enormously. I have the vocabulary to describe what’s going on in my mind (all those ‘open tabs’ …). Sensing and becoming more aware of my emotions helps me to take control and act in a more thought out manner.”

“Great instructors! You could tell they were very passionate and knowledgeable. Great energy and very engaging, despite being an online course which could be quite challenging“

“This course has helped me tremendously and opened my eyes to feeling and sensing as opposed to speaking and listening. I now respond with empathy, when I listen to how people feel; this puts them at ease with me during conversation, resulting in a win-win.”

This program has been such an important part of my personal development & growth strategy. The fact that I engaged in it in the first place was serendipitous. It has become increasingly obvious it was meant to be at this moment in my life. Thank you for all your time & valuable nuggets that have been added to my toolbox.”

"The EI program has been motivational, empowering and insightful. I particularly liked and benefited from the practical approach to developing our EI skills to enhance the effectiveness of our Communications, Leadership and Management style. Deiric’s a wonderful storyteller – he has excelled with this program.”

“Signing up the Emotional Intelligence program was the best decision ever! It helped me to understand better how human emotions work. It is an essential skill which helps to increase productivity and efficiency."


All of the most credible research organisations have recently published that the demand for emotional intelligence will rise even more in the coming years. Even before the pandemic all of the research said that Emotional Intelligence was a key skillset for success - especially for leaders and it will be particularly important as we emerge from the lockdown period into whatever new normal we as leaders must learn to manage.

Developing emotional intelligence can be life-changing for people at work, but also significantly impact their well-being and personal relationships.

The latest research by Capgemini says:

“…74% of executives believe that Emotional Intelligence will become a ‘must-have’ skill in the next one to five years”

“…demand for EI is expected to increase by as much as six times”

Recently published LinkedIn research also identifies EI as: ‘…one of the top 5 most in-demand skills”.