Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence is a way of describing our “human effectiveness” and is important as it speaks for our ability to succeed in life. 
 Each course will be offered by our dynamic trainers, who all have a back-ground in psychology. 

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EQ is a concept that is becoming more and more popular throughout the world today. It refers to our Emotional Quotient, which in turn defines our level of ability to interact successfully with others. Howard Gardener, one of the most notable theorists on intelligence states: “Your EQ is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them,”


EQ-Advant-Edge-Training-CC was formed in 2010 in reaction to a recognised growing need for increased emotional intelligence and leadership skills for people in different organizations, as a result of increased stress and performance expectations.

As D. Goldman, the father of multiple intelligence theory has stated in his research, IQ will get you through school but EQ will help you lead a successful life. The program has shown to increase performance in the business and working context, as well as on a personal level, resulting in increased self-esteem, decision making, mature reactions and communication skills just to name a few.

Our EQ course has been extensively developed after much research into relevant professional literature, interviews with various collaborating professionals and from our own experience with clients of the identified age-group.

The information that follows will give you better insight into how the course works.

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Andrea Kellerman
Andrea Kellerman
B.A., H.E.D., B.A. Hons. Psych. , M.Ed Psych., Dipl.Adv. Hyp., ISNR registered Neurofeedback Practitioner. (Prac. No. PS0115207 and SAMHF 791953)

Andrea Kellerman is a registered educational psychologist who has been working with children for the past 18 years. She has formerly worked as a qualified teacher and has lectured and taught children and adults at school, college and university level.

After having studied Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Neurofeedback/Brain Training, she worked in hospitals, a crisis centre and private practice where she has helped many people who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, eating disorders, concentration problems, ADD/ADHD, people who needed to stop smoking, lose weight and reduce phobias.

Furthermore, Andrea has helped many athletes to increase their sporting performance, achieving great success. Andrea was a member of the German National Vaulting team when she was younger and has won many titles, such as first places in German, International, Open American Championships and second places in the European and World Championships. Her sporting career and studies in the fields of Psychology, Biokinetics and Human Movement Science have given her unique knowledge and insight to work with and help athletes and others to reach their optimal performance level.

She is the co-founder of the EQ Advant-Edge Course and has worked hard to get the course to as many schools and children as possible.

Andrea has written numerous articles for different magazines and newspapers, such as the Sunday Times, Weigh-less Magazine, East Coast Radio Lifestyle Magazine, Breathe Magazine and many others. She has been interviewed by national and international radio and TV programmes for the last 20 years. Furthermore, she has given educational talks in different settings and is actively involved in growing the field of Neurofeedback/Brain Training, Hypnotherapy and Emotional Intelligence.

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Jenna Oertel - Secretary
Jenna Oertel - Secretary
B.A. Psych., B.A. Hons. Psych., Dip. H.R. Man. Professional Registered Counsellor, ISNR registered Neurofeedback Practitioner (PRC0011800)

Jenna Oertel became interested in the field of psychology while playing sports, where she travelled and played a lot of competitive tennis. It was here that she became interested not only in the sport, but the psychological nature of it too. She learned that success in sport was not only based on your talent, but on being both psychologically and mentally fit too.

It was here she changed her primary interest from excelling in the sporting field to focusing on studying the mind and individuals.

Jenna studied at the Stellenbosch University and completed her honours in psychology at the University of SA. During her honour's year she started an Eating Disorder Support Group together with Andrea Kellerman at the Westville Hospital.

Upon completing her honours Jenna started working as a group therapy counsellor for the Durban Manor Clinic. Here she worked with groups within two psychiatric hospital wards, tending to patients who experienced difficulty with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and many other disorders. Jenna here also formed part of the team that developed material such as an anger management programme, which is currently used today in both the psychiatric and corporate fields.

Jenna headed up her own Eating Disorder Support Group at a local church, where she has trained counsellors and which is still running today. Jenna has also completed a diploma in Human Resource Management, as another means to understand human nature in the working environment and to gain further understanding of the corporate environment and how psychology applies to it.

After having worked extensively in hospitals as well as private institutions and having acquired extensive knowledge about the mind and brain, as well as having trained in the field of Neurofeedback/Brain Training, she is currently working as a Neurofeedback/Brain Training practitioner and registered counsellor. Jenna is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

"My passion has and always will be people, exploring ways to help them be both successful and content in their day-to-day life."

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