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Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership

Date: Monday, March 31
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Leadership Institute Committee (OLA GOLD)


The purpose of this pre-conference workshop is to provide you with an engaging experience based on the powerful and practical applications of emotional intelligence. Specifically, it will service to enhance your personal leadership skills.  Ultimately, this workshop will help you better understand your emotions and provide a series of practical techniques and tools to manage them more effectively.


Our goal for you is to help you increase your personal leadership abilities by beginning to master the three core competencies of emotional intelligence.  This will assist you and others to achieve your/their greatest potential.


Specifically at the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand emotional intelligence and its value to you personally and professionally;
  • Understand the science behind emotional intelligence;
  • Learn and practice techniques to manage your own and others’ emotions more skillfully;
  • Understand how to connect emotionally with others;
  • Identify two areas of challenge, create an action plan and commit to a follow-up plan of accountability. 

Lori Fightmaster, Executive Vice President, First American Bank; Leadership Prosperity Group

The result of Lori’s 23 year banking career focused on sales and leadership development, combined with authenticity and experience as an executive, is an innate ability to engage people – in the journey of learning, self-awareness and building effective relationships. Her various leadership roles over this period have enabled her to understand Emotional Intelligence theories and how to use them. Lori founded the Leadership Prosperity Group in 2012 and is Executive Vice President at First American Bank. She is accredited with the Institute for Health and Human Potential to coach and facilitate Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership.

Lori recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband Robert. They have a son, Ryan, who is a graduate of OU.

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