What if a billion people were practicing emotional intelligence?

We would connect with ourselves and each other.  We would have the skills to make more careful choices by learning to respond, instead of react.  We would thrive.
Would you like to be part of making that world?

Practicing EQ

At Six Seconds, our mission is to support people to create positive change – everywhere, all the time. We do this by researching & sharing current science about emotions and the brain through a practical, transformational methodology.

Why? Because emotional intelligence is the “missing link” that equips people to be changemakers.

Through 20 years of global experience and extensive research, we’ve shown that the scientifically-based skills of emotional intelligence (EQ) are essential for change. These skills are learnable, and predict stronger effectivenesswellbeing, relationships, and quality of life (data).

The Emotional Intelligence Network


EQ Community

Worldwide network of changemakers practicing and sharing EQ


Publish effective tools

Create clear, compelling research-driven metrics and learning tools.


Share the Methodology

Train and support practitioners to utilize the tools and methods in all sectors.

Certification Training

Coaches, trainers, teachers, consultants and other learning professionals: Learn to use Six Seconds’ methods and tools in your organization and/or with your clients.


Develop your EQ skills. Practice out loud. Share your voice and passion. Be a changemaker – starting from the inside.

Free eLearning

How does EQ work in school, for parents, for managers? Join our learning community site and explore.

Free EQ Cafés

Join a local community at a quarterly EQ Cafe meetup / workshop.

Free Webinars

Participate from your desk, online dialogues and virtual events


100s of articles await you – start here

Shop EQ

Visit the EQ Store for books, games, assessments and more.

Hours of training programs

Virtual Conference participants

Network members

EQ certification grads

About Six Seconds


Pioneers who are shaping the emerging field of emotional intelligence

Global Network

Connect with the EQ leaders around the globe

Preferred Partners

Using Six Seconds’ methods and tools to transform organizations


How are leading organizations creating value with EQ?

Site Map & FAQ

Find your way in Six Seconds’ resources

Press Room

Media stories, press releases & backgrounders

Founded in 1997, Six Seconds is the first and largest organization 100% dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence.  We research and teach the skills of emotional intelligence to enable individuals, teams, organizations, families, schools and communities to flourish. Six Seconds provides certification courses to train coaches, educators, and leaders in the use of Six Seconds’ original, evidence-based tools. These include individual and organizational assessments, case studies, and publications. We have offices and representatives in over 25 countries. We also conduct, support, and promote research globally on emotional intelligence and personal and organizational effectiveness.

Our clients include large entities such as HSBC, FedEx, the US Navy, Emaar, Lenovo, as well as schools and community organizations, and individuals around the globe.  From schools where children love to learn, to corporations where people thrive, to programs rebuilding lives, Six Seconds’ solutions are life-changing – and empower people to take ownership of a positive future.  To reach one billion, we need to go further.

PS. Wondering why are we called Six Seconds?   Here’s the story of our unusual name.

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