"Jen Shirkani is the real deal! Jen's presentation on Ego vs. EQ is extremely helpful in pinpointing solutions for everyday dilemmas that crop up in the workplace. She is an engaging presenter as she exudes genuine passion and expertise on the subject. It is tricky to talk about the pitfalls of ego in leadership, but she does so with finesse that is non-threatening and affirming. Her audience left feeling motivated and empowered (not beat up)."
Co Program Chair, PIHRA
"Between her content, her real-life work examples, and her professional delivery, I would highly recommend Jen to others. She is a subject matter expert on all things EQ and with her business experience, is able to help others understand the importance of building their skill in this area. She always receives high ratings for the quality and content of her programs."
Director, Learning and Development - First American Financial Corporation
"I have been in business for 21 years and have met many speakers. Jen is one I return to time and again as I can count on a wonderful presentation prepared specifically for the target audience and delivered in an engaging way. My clients have all given her rave reviews. I highly recommend her for an event; she is an expert on this topic."
Perry Pidgeon Hooks
President and Co-Founder - Hooks Book Events
"This session was a real highlight of the summit: it is a fascinating topic that I have wanted to learn more about, and Jennifer is a terrific presenter."
"Jennifer was an extremely engaging speaker and provided information that I can use in my work on regular basis to better engage those that work for and with me."
Women Leading Healthcare National Conference
"Experienced! Dynamic and engaging speaker. Addresses EQ in a fresh way that is relevant. Most people have heard of EQ, but I think there are misconceptions. She used relevant examples that really hit home to the audience. It was timely considering the other themes of our leadership week, and there is a lot of information she presented that we can build off."
Employee Relations Manager, Chemonics International
"I learned a lot, and wanted to learn more (so getting the book was a nice bonus). The presentation was clear, informative, and entertaining."
Intuit Global Design Meeting
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Sykes College of Business Leadership Summit University of Tampa
"Jen Shirkani is the Real Deal! Jen's presentation on Ego vs. EQ is Extremely Helpful in pinpointing solutions for everyday dilemmas that crop up in the workplace..."
Sarah Reeve Co Program Chair, PIHRA
Ego vs. EQ shares strategies for using emotional intelligence (EQ) as a primary prevention tool to avoid career derailment. The executive leadership failure rate is high: two in five CEO's fail in the first 18 months on the job and two thirds of business' will disappear just a decade after founding.
This book teaches you how to identify the most common reasons for leadership ineffectiveness, including the cascading consequences they create, and provides tools to prevent them.