Emotional Intelligence with Eric Pennington
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Eric Pennington is the founder of Epic Living, an entity he established in 2006 to help others navigate through life and develop strong leadership skills. While it initially served as a tool for his own entrepreneurial journey, Eric realized the importance of well-being and recognized the gaps in his leadership approach. Fast forward a few years, he met Jim and Lynette Vaive, the founders of Spirit of EQ, and joined their team as a managing partner.

At Spirit of EQ, their focus is on emotional intelligence and human development. Through their podcasts, workshops, and cohorts, they aim to make emotional intelligence a foundational and learnable skill for everyone.

Eric shares his insights and experiences on the practical side of EQ, the importance of embracing mystery, and the anxiety that comes with it. He emphasizes the need to do the work and develop skills over time, using examples from jazz musicians and baseball hitters.

Perry believes the world deserves better leadership; that in every human interaction there is the opportunity to either build others up or tear them down; and that leadership is the choice we make in those moments.

These beliefs led Perry to create the Potential Leader Lab. He wanted to offer those who share his beliefs the space and safety to explore transformative ideas, experiment with new behaviors, and evolve into the leaders they were meant to be and that the world needs.

This is a framework he has used again and again with his Vistage peer advisory groups and companies like Turn-Key Tunneling, Convergint, Haughn &  Associates, I Am Boundless, Ketchum & Walton, LSP Technologies, and Ahlum & Arbor.

Perry lives and works on the shores of Buckeye Lake in Ohio, in the mountains of northwest Georgia, and on the beach in Anna Maria, Florida with his amazingly creative wife Lisa. They have 2 rescue dogs and are intermittently visited by their 3 wonderful children throughout the year. Perry & Lisa are living life in crescendo and focused on exploring, experimenting, and evolving their vision of a life they have no desire to retire from.

Copyright 2023 Perry Maughmer

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