Heart and Science of Leadership for Women

Are you an aspiring or experienced leader contemplating a change, feeling like you’ve hit a plateau, challenged with leading during these uncertain, post-pandemic times, or feeling overwhelmed by the intensified demands created by the overlaps of work and life?

If so, the Heart and Science of Leadership for Women was designed for you.

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They want to handle challenging leadership situations with integrity, have relationships built on authenticity, and bring innovation and insight to their teams and organizations. They want their personal values to be aligned with the values and mission of their organizational culture. And they want their work and life to be integrated and balanced. Heart and Science of Leadership offers you the opportunity to develop the EQ skills that are most important for becoming an effective and authentic leader.

The women who join our course have one thing in common – they want to become exceptional leaders.

Leadership course for women

This unique, three day interactive, leadership course provides you with all you need to know about the science of EQ and leadership, and takes you to the heart of what matters – for you and your organization. We hope to see you at our upcoming course in September 2022!

Dates forthcoming

Heart and Science of Leadership for Women

This course is a different kind of leadership experience. We combine the powerful framework and science of the EQ-i 2.0 Leadership model with a ‘learning lab’ approach for you to examine where you are, where you want go next and what EQ skills you need to strengthen to get where you want to go.

You will use the EQ-i 2.0 leadership assessment, framework, tools, and facilitated conversations as a guide to help get you there. This all happens in an inspiring, high-touch, interactive learning space with like-minded women, leading to profound insights and reflections as well as clear development goals and outcomes.

While the emphasis is on how to develop EQ for leadership, the course will impact your personal relationships as well as your professional career.

Emotionally intelligent leadership

Critical EQ skills such as self-regard, assertiveness, stress tolerance, empathy, reality testing and problem solving are highly correlated with the four dimensions of leadership.

Enhancing these EQ skills will transform you as a leader – and transform your other life roles as well.

Participating in the Heart and Science of Leadership course will offer you insights into your EQ leadership strengths and challenges and you will leave the course with innovative tools, best practices in leadership and concrete development plans to ensure meaningful leadership development.

Join a community of women leaders

You will also gain a community of other women who are on their leadership path and who can be a resource to you.

Your leadership story

What story do you want your leadership journey to tell? What are the highlights, significant moments and lessons learned in becoming a leader? How do you to use your experience to guide and support your team and lead your organization?

The course gives participants a chance to reflect on their leadership story and share their insights and passion with others. ‘This is what I’ve learned; these are my core values and important relationships; here’s what I’m grateful for, and here are some of shortcomings. This is the adversity I have faced and this is how it has impacted my leadership journey. This is what shapes who I am today as a leader and in life, and here is how I want to use my leadership role to advance and support others.’ And you will have the opportunity to determine where you want to go next in your leadership aspirations.

A new leadership conversation

Being in a learning environment with other leaders is what this course is all about. You will grow and learn as a leader by sharing experiences and strategies through intentional and focused conversations. You will have many opportunities to connect with other women as you build a new leadership conversation, together. All of this is guided by connecting EQ skills and competencies with the four dimensions of leadership – Authenticity, Coaching, Innovation and Insight.

Course overview

Before the course

As a participant in the Heart and Science of Leadership for Women, you will complete the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment online and receive a comprehensive individualized Leadership Report. Prior to the course, each participant will receive an individual EQ-i 2.0 debrief session with one of the course facilitators.

During the course

The course takes place over three days. This is your opportunity to deeply explore what it takes to be a transformational leader. You will discover and develop critical emotional intelligence skills that will take your leadership to the next level in a way that reflects your unique circumstances. And, you will have the opportunity to keep practicing these skills in a supportive leadership community.

After the course

You will leave with a leadership toolbox that is full of insights, strategies, models, processes, new colleagues, commitments and action plans. And we can support your ongoing commitment to development with optional preferred coaching packages.

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“I would recommend this course to other women, especially if you are developing your leadership approach. The course allows for different learning styles and many opportunities for sharing. The facilitators were flexible and adjusted the pace to the conversations we were having, and we always had time to work on our development plans throughout the three days.” – Carrie

Benefits of the course

  • Using your comprehensive EQ-i 2.0 leadership report as a guide, you will draw from the clarity of the report and learn critical emotional intelligence skills such as self-regard, assertiveness, empathy, optimism and problem solving and understand how the emotions behind these skills impact many of our personal and leadership processes.
  • Time to pause and think: Does your life feel like it’s moving at lighting speed? Do you have time to reflect on the choices you make; the things you say and the things you don’t say; why you operate the way you do; see what you need to tackle and what you can leave aside for now; or contemplate your strengths and challenges?
  • Insights and reflections: The awareness you gain from the course will give you the clarity and confidence to strengthen your leadership and give you knowledge about yourself.
  • Tools and Plans: You will leave the course with innovative tools, best practices in leadership and concrete commitments to ensure sustainable development. And you will have access to follow-up coaching to keep you on track.
  • Find your voice as a leader: With the EQ leadership model as a foundation, you will have intentional, focused conversations with the facilitators and other participants, develop greater awareness of yourself and others, gain clarity about what work/life integration and overlaps look like for you, and craft a leadership path that fits with your unique values.

What you get

  • Comprehensive EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report and Debrief
  • Three Day in-person, in-depth Leadership Course
  • Leadership Profile
  • Emotions Learning Deck for Leaders

Become an exceptional leader

“This was so much more than I could have anticipated. I have so many ideas to work into my team/workplace. I am honoured to have participated and shared this leadership experience with this group of women.”


“Wow, I had no idea! The course exceeded my expectations. This is a deep subject and I’m glad there is follow-up to ensure progress, change and development, which isn’t easy on your own.”


“I wasn’t sure about attending a course for women, but now, I can’t imagine it any other way.”


“At first I thought that three days was a big commitment, but I couldn’t imagine it shorter with the amount of information and learning.”


“This course not only unveiled some blind spots, it showed me how to make changes. It was truly transformational. The EQ-i assessment brought to light where my challenges were, and the course clarified my path to evolve into my best self. Honestly, I feel like I just gained ten years of knowledge and am grateful to have this awareness.”


“Thank you so much for the powerful, inspirational, three days. What a journey.”


Join the women’s leadership conversation


To register for an upcoming course, call us, email us or visit our registration page.

Questions about the course? Please reach out.

Jill Cory

Course price

Price includes EQ-i Assessment, Report, Debrief, three day course and follow-up group calls.

$1797 (plus GST)

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Jumpstart your leadership with optional coaching

Coaching accelerates your ability to address the challenges and opportunities you are currently experiencing, and supports your application of learning through action. (This is an optional offering and is not a requirement of the course).

Contact Jill Cory for the preferred pricing for leadership course participants only.

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About the women’s leadership faculty

Jill Cory

Jill Cory is a Certified Coach as well as being certified as a Trauma-Informed Coach, author, leadership trainer, author, speaker, curriculum designer, and principal in EITC.

She develops and facilitates EQ leadership courses, including “The Heart & Science of Leadership for Women” and provides coaching and training services. 

Prior to joining EITC, Jill was a senior program leader at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Center where she managed a team that led research and offered training and development throughout BC and across Canada.

Jill is an author, speaker, and trainer. Her best-selling book, “When Love Hurts. A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationship” (3rd edition, published by Penguin Random House, 2016) is used in women’s organizations all over North America.

Jill Cory

Jill Jamieson

Jill Jamieson was a leader one of the largest outdoor education and camping centres in Canada for the YMCA for nearly twenty years. With a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and Certified Professional Coach designation, Jill has shifted her focus to supporting clients in crafting the lives they desire. Jill’s clients gain clarity on their values and what matters most to their lives, mapping the best route forward for the meaningful career, relationships and life they want to lead.

Jill Jamieson, trainer, facilitator and coach.

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Thank you so much Jill C and Jill J, for what you brought to the course – insights, vulnerabilities, warmth, pragmatism. It will be something I look back on as transformative, and those things are few and far between.”

Amy B.