HR Professionals & Senior Leaders:

Is the precarious balance of people, profit and the changing landscape keeping you awake at night?

Do you want to improve your leader’s ability to motivate and inspire their teams?

Want your people to be more resilient,  empathetic, agile, adaptable, and inspiring?


Developing your leaders to be more emotionally intelligent – resilient, empathetic, adaptable and inspiring

Why we do this

“We believe when leaders  are emotionally intelligent,  they and their people are  happier and more fulfilled,  and get better results for  themselves, their teams and  their organisations.”  

Sue Belton & Anne Taylor 

Successful, technically excellent leaders perform better when they develop their emotional intelligence (EQ). They will become more resilient and empathetic, agile and adaptable, all while having more collaborative conversations.  

EQ Leadership Formula Model 

Our EQ Leadership  Formula Model has been developed through extensive experience and research.  Rooted in neuroscience and mindfulness, it ensures lasting behavioural change.  

You and Your People

WHO YOU ARE – As an HR Professional or Leader, you want to confidently face  the challenges ahead and proactively support, develop and retain your people and be an  ‘employer of choice.’ You and your leaders are smart, technically excellent and have been resilient in this difficult time. You know more is needed to perform through this next phase,  and that EQ or ‘soft skills are integral to success. 

  • You’re worried about your employees’  well-being, stress levels and mental health.  
  • You’re seeing emotional outbursts, lack of patience and overwhelm and increased absenteeism. 
  • Emotional fatigue and exhaustion are commonplace.  
  • Now leaders need to have new levels of understanding, empathy and patience for their people while also dealing with their own emotional fatigue.  
  • There are pockets of minimal collaboration,  low trust, silos and avoidance of challenging conversations.  
  • Leaders and managers are reluctant to give and receive feedback, ‘tell’ rather than coach resulting in less engagement and empowerment. 
  • More ‘difficult conversations’ are needed,  for more effective decision-making, greater influencing, authenticity and cohesion. 
  • There’s a relentless pace, constant change;  processes and people are not adapting fast  enough.  
  • Practices and mindsets need to be more agile. 
  • Decision making and bureaucracy stall innovation. 
  • Leaders feel pressure to hit targets, all while addressing the macro issues of climate,  sustainability, pandemics and inclusion. 
  • You risk falling behind the competition and ruining your reputation.

Why work with us

WHAT YOU GET – You will confidently face the challenges ahead and proactively support, develop and retain your people as an ‘employer of choice’. You and your leaders lead with empathy and understanding and fully motivate and inspire others. Everyone feels happier and more fulfilled. You and your leaders drive greater performance personally, for others and the organisation.  

  • Your employees’ well-being, stress levels and mental health are all improved. 
  • There’s greater emotional regulation,  improved patience, and more focus leading to greater fulfilment and productivity.  
  • Your leaders and managers have understanding and are more confident in dealing with emotions.  
  • They have greater levels of empathy,  patience, and emotional regulation.  
  • You’re seeing open and constructive conversations, improved trust and higher collaboration.  
  • Issues are being addressed positively,  disagreements resolved and relationships are better.  
  • People are giving/receiving genuine feedback resulting in increased confidence and competence.  
  • There is more curiosity, greater influencing skills, and higher levels of authenticity. 
  • Decision making and processes expedite and advance problem-solving and innovation.
  • Mindsets become growth-oriented.
  • People are open-minded and people-focused.  People have the freedom to act, take more risks, make mistakes, learn quickly and adapt and flex.  
  • The organisation becomes faster, more nimble, outpacing the competition and being seen as the company and employer of choice. 

What we offer

Our EQ Leadership offerings are born out of our joint passion for emotional intelligence, neuroscience and mindfulness and the dramatic, positive cumulative impact they have on people,  in businesses and in the world at large. 

All offerings are a blend of theory, experiential, reflection and pragmatism to address all 4 learning styles and neuroscience to embed the learning. 

Potential topics covered

Self Awareness: 
  • Achievement orientation/driving  high performance
  • Emotional literacy
  • Values/Drivers
  • Emotional self-awareness   e.g. impatience, frustration
Self Management: 
  • Adaptability
  • Emotional regulation e.g. stress management
  • Self-compassion
  • Maintaining composure
Social Awareness: 
  • Empathy
  • Reading the signals from others/in the room
  • Understanding people – their emotions, circumstances & differences
  • Recognising what is not being said
Relationship Management: 
  • Influencing and adapting to others
  • Conflict management/difficult conversations
  • Coaching behaviours e.g. listening, questioning
  • Giving and receiving feedback

About us

We’re Sue Belton and Anne Taylor, both award-winning,  highly experienced and accredited executive coaches and EQ leadership development experts. 

We have a combined thirty-five  years of corporate experience: 

and twenty-six years’ executive  coaching and leadership  development experience: 

We are certified practitioners and/or  bring accreditations/training in:  

We work with mid to large organisations, both UK-based and multinational, both in-person and virtually. 

We are both award-winning, published  authors: 

... and we often get our best ideas hiking together. 

Our clients include:

Case Study


Ina V. Hristova, Head of People at Zuhlke Engineering LtdHead of People at Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

The last 14 months of working with Sue have been a wonderful and transformative experience, personally for me and for my organisation.
Sue is an amazing mentor, coach and person – she doesn’t shy away from taking you out of your comfort zone, asking powerful questions and prompt the kind of thinking that we don’t all do in our routine day-to-day, which is the space where growth happens.
She has had a great impact on me personally and professionally and I’m excited for the rest of the journey in growing as a leader, as well as our future business collaborations with her!

Ina V. Hristova, Head of People at Zuhlke Engineering LtdHead of People at Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

Nicola Smith, VP, Global Talent Acquisition at Visual Concepts

Sue is a leader in her field and has a high degree of professionalism when conducting meetings and trainings. She managed to bring out the best in the team especially with on the spot coaching during sessions. It comes naturally to her and that is reflected in her work. I would recommend Sue as a coach and a trainer to any individual or company for larger group sessions, she can adapt easily and accommodates your needs.

Nicola Smith, VP, Global Talent Acquisition at Visual Concepts

Andrew Thomas, Head of HR / HR Director

I’ve really enjoyed working with Sue. An extremely positive lady who has an infectious style for just getting things done. A classic example of this was her adoption of the current Zoom technology to create break out rooms in a recent coaching workshop she and Anne ran for our executive management team. We all enjoyed the buzz and anticipation not knowing who we were going to be paired with for the exercises and as if by magic Sue appeared as an extra coach to give us feedback and pointers for improvement. A great use of technology to make a difference.

Andrew Thomas, Head of HR / HR Director

Neil Moorcroft Managing Director, Member of the Executive Board & Partner at Zuhlke UK

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sue during the last year and she’s had a huge impact on both my professional and personal life. She’s a wonderful coach and mentor – great at listening and incredibly empathetic. She’s certainly taken me out of my comfort zone, but in a good way, leading to real improvements in my approach to leadership and my own coaching style.

Neil Moorcroft Managing Director, Member of the Executive Board & Partner at Zuhlke UK

Great insight into the human  behaviour and possibility to increase  awareness. I learned a lot and the  training had a positive impact on me  professionally and personally. 

Anonymous course participant 

Compassionate, knows how to  swiftly bring harmony in an  uncomfortable situation.

Anonymous course participant

Great information and training for people personally and professionally – key learnings everyone can take away and implement in their lives to help them become more aware of themselves and others. 

Anonymous course participant 

Nicola Smith, VP, Talent Acquisition, Visual Concepts “ 

Sue and Anne gave informative sessions for  myself and the TA team at Visual Concepts.  It was really insightful to learn of different  behaviours and to be aware and use new  techniques when working human to human.  The information has been impactful and as a  team, incorporate the new learnings  into our everyday work.

Nicola Smith, VP, Talent Acquisition, Visual Concepts “ 

Provides constructive conversation  with each individual’s responses. 

Anonymous course participant 

Sophia Crowther-Alwyn, Head of Tax,  UK at Munich RE 

Anne coached me and a group of colleagues  at Lloyds. She challenged me to challenge how I thought about situations, myself, my  work, my team, always in a positive and constructive way. She is personable, positive and incredibly insightful with it comes to team and group dynamics.  

Sophia Crowther-Alwyn, Head of Tax,  UK at Munich RE 

Get in touch to arrange a no-obligation consultation. We can discuss your people and business needs and goals, and see if we might be a good fix to work together. If we both feel like we are we could then discuss next steps.

As well as our joint EQ Leadership Formula Group + Team Programmes + Training, I also deliver a 1-1 Executive Coaching programme. For more information click on the button


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**I am currently working both remotely and face-to-face in Central London. We can discuss which would be most suitable and relevant to you and/or your organisation needs.


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