International Emotional Intelligence

8 days that make a difference

We have 20 years of experience with “Emotional Intelligence” working together with very diverse organisations, personalities and groups. The results of the trainings are very impressive. Our participants develop sustainable choices, in situations where leaders found themselves acting with automatic behaviours in the past. They have gained the ability to stop and consciously choose the appropriate attitude and behaviour for that moment, the person in front of them. This opens up the door for new solutions and new opportunities. They improve their self-leadership, empathy and the building of relationships.


In this training you learn more about the “people” aspects of leadership. You gather tools and insights that give you a more secure feeling tackling such situations. The training offers you the opportunity to take a look below the surface and this allows a deeper understanding of how we behave and ensures that changes are embedded in the personality, offering sustainable personal development.

People from different nations and cultures join together for this training. They learn from each other and experience how emotions come into play and impact the effectiveness of a leader. The two modules of the training will support you with useful and practical approaches in your personal development and daily life. You develop personal and sustainable skills to understand how to work with emotions and to be able to lead yourself better through challenging situations. With deeper insight you can positively impact others, elicit presence, motivation and cooperation. This seminar is unique in its experiential approach.


Feedback from Participants

Here you find short feedback statements from participants of the training »Emotional Intelligence«. The role of the person stated below may have changed since the time of the feedback.

  • Greg Walls
    »A truly beneficial experience and highly recommended, everyone will learn something in this course! Rather than being trained in 'how to effectively communicate when confronted with a dominant person by…' we were guided and given the skills 'to manage situations effectively based on an understanding of my emotions and the emotions of others'. This is what makes the course truly unique, beneficial and useable in every situation. I must also add that the coaches (trainers) are fantastic and bring a depth of professional skill and experience along with a genuine passion for what they are doing.«
    Greg Walls
    EHS Manager | Siemens AG
  • Gesa Benda
    »The seminar has helped me to experience mindfulness as a concept of life.
It goes far beyond any other seminar experience I have had so far and has the potential to have a permanent positive impact on how I live my personal and job life.«
    Gesa Benda
    Managing Director | Collateral Management Services, BNY Mellon
  • Manasheh Fogel
    »I would definitely recommend the Emotional Intelligence course. The seminar helped me develop strategies and approaches to interact with others on an emotional level. Such interactions mean genuine connections with people and these connections make life meaningful. Through the seminar, I learned that it is not only possible to form these connections in personal life, but also in professional life.«
    Manasheh Fogel
    Head Architecture and Governance | CoE Business Intelligence, Bayer
  • Ashraf Kaboush
    »If you think you need to strengthen your relations with people in an effective way this seminar will positively change your life.«
    Ashraf Kaboush
    Head of market operations | Saudi Stock exchange
  • Aida Neacsu
    »You offered me an exceptionally, life changing learning experience!«
    Aida Neacsu
    Primary School Principal | Tu Pro NGO


Delegates come from all over the world. They have different values, different histories and many of them attend with the common experience of being foreign abroad, without the native language, national values and rituals. This combination creates a very special atmosphere of openness and trust, and a deeper understanding which is much more effective than any intercultural training could be. If you are German speaking and communicate a lot in English, you will profit a lot in this training and gain more security in dealing with challenging situations.

Over the last few years we have had delegates from Asian and Arab countries, from the UK, Australia and most European countries. It is a special privilege to experience personally, that we have many similarities to others, that our personal ways of feeling and responding are really very similar.

We invite delegates to take part with a good use of the English language, it does not have to be perfect. We have a good mixture of international people where English is their second language, Germans, who communicate a lot in English and native English speakers. We are used to working with people with different language skills.

Aims Part 1:
Intrapersonal Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

You learn to tap into your own feelings, sense inner signals, and recognize, how your feelings affect you and your performance. You become more proficient in self-awareness and have a greater capacity to be aware what is impacting you and others. You gain more space between something that triggers your emotions and your response to it, ensuring a more conscious and skilful approach. You understand different parts of your personality better and develop effective skills in self-leadership.


  • You understand the impact of emotions and how you benefit from emotional intelligence
  • You learn how the physiology of the brain plays a major role in dealing with emotions.
  • You are more aware of the emotions that steer your actions.
  • You identify emotional triggers and can regulate more consciously those automatic reactions that may get you into difficulties.
  • You gain insight into the benefits of mindfulness, train and practise mindfulness and learn how to integrate it into your daily life.
  • You understand different parts of the personality better and explore effective skills of selfleadership
  • You learn more about your personal impact on others and also how to evoke the impact that you want e.g. more clarity, more presence.


Aims Part 2:
Interpersonal Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

You learn to observe and listen to the emotions of others. You understand more deeply why certain behaviours arise and how you can deal with them in a more empathetic and effective way thus ensuring sustainable collaboration. You experience what triggers vicious circles between you and someone else and how to intervene. You become more aware of how you can be both assertive – representing and expressing your needs – as well as at the same time showing empathy. You learn more about the personality of others and about your impact on them. With this awareness, you can shape more rewarding interactions and relationships.


  • You can perceive emotions of others more clearly.
  • You feel more confident in responding to certain emotions.
  • You explore resistance and address it in an appropriate way.
  • You can express empathy during difficult interactions.
  • You can find better balance between empathy and assertiveness.
  • You recognize individual conflict traps and know how to resolve them.
  • You understand vicious circles of interactions and deal with them with more awareness, proactively and constructively.
  • You relate to different styles of personalities intelligently and shape the relationship to different people more consciously.


Meaning of Emotional Intelligence

As managers and leaders of people we want to bring the best out of ourselves and from the people we work with. We want to be effective throughout our day when we are guiding our employees, making decisions, negotiating with others and getting our daily work done. We want to be clear. Understanding how the inner world works and improving our emotional intelligence skills can help us do this.


Over time there are situations where we do not seem to progress, and we realise that certain situations trigger behavioural patterns. We seem to react in the same way, despite wanting to change. For some people this poses the question »Here I am again, but why?« or »Why am I reacting in this way, although I know that it is not helpful?« How can we close the gap between rational knowing and actual performance? Indeed, with practice based on mindfulness, self-regulation and empathy, we can influence and improve the results of our actions.

Emotional intelligence theory has grown over the last twenty years through combining findings in neurobiology, academic and developmental psychology, as well as social psychology. Integrating the resulting scientific insights we are led to two simple questions: What qualities make a person successful in society? And can these qualities be developed?

Although the personal IQ does not change much throughout our lives, other types of intelligence can be developed. We can change them through practice and exercise. We can train and develop our emotional intelligence in the same way we can train our bodies. In particular the training of mindfulness, which has recently been a focus of extensive research, has a big impact on the capacity of dealing with emotions and has very positive consequences for our health, especially dealing with stress levels.
Here you find the seminar-brochure.


Our Approach

We focus on your specific questions, interests and concerns. The seminar has a max. of 12 delegates supported by two trainers. We ensure a very good and secure support for all. The learning is intense, with a lot of time for reflection, sharing of experience, practicing, personal feedback and coaching. Respect and appreciation for you and your personal boundaries are most important to us.

Safety and Trust

We start from the premise that the feeling of trust, emotional safety and self-determination are crucial factors when working with emotions in a learning environment. We do not use provocation, hidden agendas or an instructional approach towards personality issues. Instead, we make sure that you can discover your own coherent new options for your personal development. Our aim is, that you see and develop more effective ways of dealing with yourself and others whilst remaining authentic.

Intense and practical experience

Emotions, motivation and impulses are steered by the limbic system of the brain. This emotional centre of the brain learns by the intensity of an experience, continuous practice and feedback. This takes time and demands individual support. We offer many practical exercises, with personal feedback and coaching that make new experiences possible.


We work with mindfulness – exploring our automatic internal processes and overt behaviours with great precision. Serving this purpose we use a variety of exercises in which participants can explore their impact on others. Self-regulation and self-leadership is fostered in individual coaching sessions and practical exercises.

Systemic Model of Personality

A systemic model of personality (Internal Family Systems) is very useful to better see and understand yourself and your impact on others. You reflect and explore different parts of your own personality, their specific limitations and their resources. This gives you much more understanding why you behave the way you do in certain situations and how to lead yourself more consciously.


About a third of the time is spent with personal coaching in two sub-groups of six people and one trainer. Here you can explore individual questions or difficult situations, receive personal feedback, discuss topics important to you, deepen your understanding of topics presented during the seminar. This can help you to find new options and solutions.


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John Ireland

Senior consultant and coach, 10 years experience in different British companies as personnel manager. Since 1981 living and working in Germany, 7 years as manager of two of leading training institutes in Germany. Working as coach, consultant and trainer in international businesses. Topics are personal development, strategy and leadership development. Coaching at board level of German and international companies.
»Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know is right in your heart.«
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Halko Weiss Ph. D.

I have been a psychologist and psychotherapist since 1974. In 1980, I co-founded the Hakomi Institute Inc., USA, which now sponsors training courses in more than 30 countries. I have been a Board member, curriculum designer, senior trainer, lecturer, presenter, and writer (8 books and 20some articles) on Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. Here, as well as in our work with executives and coaches at Dietz Training & Partner, I have placed particular emphasis on establishing relationships that are real, substantial, effective, and respectful. This value led me to create additional training formats to help couples, therapists, coaches and the general public experience more satisfying and successful relationships.
»Just keep on doing what you do – but turn the lights on.
Consciousness will move you ahead.«
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Gracia Thum

I have been a partner at Dietz Training and Partner for over 10 years. My Academic background includes degrees in Business Economics and Philosophy. My interest is to effectively bridge the gap between the working world and the individual emotional needs of those who work in it. My extensive experience as a consultant, trainer and coach has given me the opportunity to bring these two worlds closer together. In addition, I have been trained as Internal Family System Coach and Introvision Counselor. I am a certified Coach by the DBVC. I particularly enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds.
»Work like you don’t need the money, love like you´ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.«
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Jürgen Krieger

I can look back on 25 years of national and international experience in the publishing business (Munich, New York and London) across a range of positions as Marketing Manager, Managing Director, Publisher and Owner. During that time it was my aim to promote employees and to develop them in their personality to meet the demands of the market.

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Since 2010 I have worked as a Consultant, Trainer and Coach. In this context my motivation remains the same; working with leaders, teams and organizations to help them in their development, and supporting them so that they can master their everyday life more effectively and with greater satisfaction.

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»Things do not change, we change.« David Thoreau
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Ingeborg Dietz

For over 25 years I have been supporting people in their personal development – helping them to learn more about themselves and others and to become more effective. My special focus has been training and coaching the skills of emotional intelligence. Since 2003 our Advanced Coaching Training for trainers and coaches has been my main field of engagement. I am trained in Hakomi (a mindfulness based approach), in Collaborative Systemic Counselling and I have experience in facilitating group processes and conflicts.

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I was a trainer in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I very much enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, exploring different feelings and beliefs and assisting people to learn from each other.

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»Pausing and perceiving what precisely is happening in this very moment opens space for more options.«
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Antje Ireland

I have been working as a senior consultant and trainer for the past 20 years, in different organisations worldwide. I have a strong business background with a degree in International Relations and I like to work with people in getting things done together and to improve collaboration.

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10 years ago, I started my own development to become a coach (certified) because it is my passion to help people who want to learn more about themselves and their own emotions.
Being a structured person myself, this process of self-discovery and development has been a vital part of my own life and I am happy to be able to support others in that. I bring my organisational experience, intercultural competences and a strength in clarifying/sorting issues as well as a positive and supportive view on people.

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»The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.«


We have delivered our seminars to a wide range of organizations both as open seminars and »in house« seminars. The training »Emotional Intelligence« can be tailored to the needs of each organization, focusing on specific aspects of emotional intelligence.

  • Banks: LBBW Landesbank Baden Württemberg
  • Financial Institution: Deutsche Börse AG
  • Mailorder and department stores: Metro AG
  • Automobile: Daimler AG
  • Insurance: Munich Re AG, Swiss Re Europe SA, MEAG MUNICH ERGO AssetManagement GmbH
  • Energy:  RAG Service GmbH
  • Industry: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co. KG, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, HOCHLAND SE, Hoffmann Group, OPED GmbH, Preussen Elektra GmbH, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Sano – moderne Tierernährung GmbH, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, SICK AG, SKF GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG,


If you are interested in our work in English, please contact us:

Dietz Training und Partner
Ingeborg und Thomas Dietz
Koempelstr. 10
82340 Feldafing

Telephone: +49 8157 6140
Fax: +49 8157 6150


Dates and Registration

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Participants and Trainer

The training is held with 12 participants and two trainers, Antje Ireland and John Ireland. In the case of a smaller group with 8 participants, only one trainer will be leading the training.


This seminar is for people who work internationally. We invite delegates to take part with a good use of the English language, it does not have to be perfect. We have a good mixture of international people where English is their second language as well as native English speakers. The trainers bring many years of experience in coaching and training of international groups.


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Seminar Costs

The total cost for the two module training is € 3.400,00 plus local tax, plus hotel costs. You will receive an invoice from us for the seminar 4 weeks before the start of the first module and we ask for payment within 30 days.

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Hotel Booking and Costs

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Cancellation / Withdrawal

If cancelled or rebooked in the timeframe of 3 months to 6 weeks before the start of the training we charge a handling fee
€ 230,00 plus local tax.


Any later up to 1 week before the beginning of the seminar we charge 50% of the original fee plus 19% local tax, after that the full price plus local tax. Please note, that the hotel too charges cancellation fees.
Short notice cancellation of the event through force majeure, illness or accident as well as any other circumstances for which we are not at fault will be covered by a different, qualified Trainer or a new date for the event will be determined. This will happen under the exclusion of any claim for damages.