How to Lead through Change with Emotional Intelligence

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Course Description

Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Lean-In Ireland, Breda McCague joined the Irish Reserve Defence Forces at the age of 17 and went on to become her unit’s first Female Lieutenant.  She has continued in positions of leadership ever since. She is an accredited ECR coach in Emotional Intelligence and uses both her personal experiences and her observations of the behavioural patterns she sees across the thousands of people she has coached to inspire others.

Breda was awarded the Woman of the Year title in the Women in Finance Ireland Awards for 2021.

Breda is on a mission to teach and inspire others how to understand themselves better.  She believes your life improves tenfold when you begin to understand your own conditioned thinking habits and learn how to improve them.   

In this course, Breda provides you with simple, inspiring, and actionable tools. You’ll be empowered to lead through change with your EQ – your emotional intelligence.

Nothing can stop you then!  


In this course you will learn:

What are the traits of an exceptional leader.

How to master your mind and emotions to achieve more than you ever thought you could.

How to understand the thought-actions-outcomes process and how to practice some techniques to get much better results and outcomes in life.

How to beat your limiting beliefs.

How to innovate without limits.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Leaders Who Inspire ​

    • Lesson 1: Exceptional Leaders Who Inspire You

    • Lesson 2: Below Par Leaders

    • Lesson 3: Can Leadership Be Taught?

    • Lesson 4: The Traits of an Exceptional Leader

    • Lesson 5: Understanding Our Mindset

  • 2

    Chapter 2: The Empathy Function - Emotional Agility​

    • Lesson 1: Where do Emotions Come In?

    • Lesson 2: Emotional Regulation

    • Lesson 3: Supporting Others

    • Lesson 4: Controlling the Controllables

    • Lesson 5: Intelligence Over Emotion in Focus

  • 3

    Chapter 3: The Working Mind

    • Lesson 1: The Work-ing Mind

    • Lesson 2: The Work-ing Mind EXERCISE

    • Lesson 2.2: The Working Mind

  • 4

    Chapter 4: The Conscious and Subconscious Minds

    • Lesson 1: The Conscious & Subconscious Minds

    • Lesson 2: The Conscious and Subconscious Minds

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Self Beliefs and The Subconscious Mind

    • Lesson 1: Emotions

    • Lesson 2: Emotions are Triggers

    • Lesson 3: How Do We Work These into Our Daily Lives

    • Lesson 4: Core Emotions

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Innovating to Upgrade the Outcomes​

    • Lesson 1: We Always Did it this Way

    • Lesson 2: What is Not Being Done Yet

  • 7

    Chapter 7: Success is Repeatable

    • Lesson 1: Inspiration to Innovate From Around the Globe

    • Lesson 2: Why Rebuild the Wheel from Scratch

    • Lesson 3: Success leaves Clues

  • 8

    Chapter 8: Leading & working in Hybrid Mode

    • Lesson 1: Communication, Communication, Communication

    • Lesson 2: Visibility, Visibility, Visibility

    • Lesson 3: How to Approach the Hybrid model. The Success Factors

  • 9

    Chapter 9: Visualisation

    • Lesson 1: Mapping, Planning Strategy & Success

    • Lesson 2: Visualising Success

    • Lesson 3: Engaging Emotionally With the Success

    • Lesson 4: Every One Inputs to the Vision

  • 10


    • Wrap Up

    • CEO Lens Exercise

    • Final Assessment

    • Course Survey