Bend YP DevLab: Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, Why It’s Important and How to Grow It – March 23

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Join Bend YP and Brett Larson for 2023’s first DevLab: Emotional Intelligence: What It Is, Why It’s Important and How to Grow It.
This session is meant to grow knowledge and appreciation of the importance of emotional intelligence. In this DevLab, we will define emotional intelligence (E.I.) and share data as to why it is critical to success, not just for leaders but for individual contributors as well. We will then consider how we think and feel and apply mindfulness techniques to help us manage our behavior in a conscious, thoughtful way while avoiding reacting emotionally. This session is hands-on where we both learn and practice growing our E.I. skills. Among other things, we will learn:

  • Deeper awareness of our thoughts and emotions (and those of others)
  • How to give and receive feedback effectively
  • The power of attitude in effecting our ability to influence others
  • The importance of mindfulness techniques and consistent practice
​In the end, E.I. concepts that you’ll learn will help you to grow healthy relationships in work and at home. All that is requested is that you come prepared to think, question, and participate toward creating a richer experience for the entire group.
$30 for Chamber Members
$40 for Non-Chamber Members
FREE for Passport Holders


You may cancel your ticket for a full refund, up to 48 hours before the date and time of the event. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice will not receive a refund. When you register for an event, you agree to these terms.

Brett Larson (BSIE, MBA, CPC, ELI-MP) is a Leadership Development Professional at Humessence, LLC. with a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Colorado University. Brett has lead teams for 30 years and has 5 years of experience developing and applying a leadership development program known as HUMan-Based LEadership development (HUM-B-LE). Brett received his professional coaching certification in 2017 and enrolled in a doctorate program in Organizational Leadership which exposed him to vast amounts of research on what makes leaders and leadership development programs effective. Brett is also the author of, Discovering Leaders Within: A modern guide to cultivating your team’s potential which is available on Amazon late February 2023. At the heart of his approach is teaching individual and team emotional intelligence which is the attribute most highly correlated with high performing leaders. In this program, he helps leaders learn how to grow self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and develop healthy relationships. These skills enable respectful, authentic connections toward creating a climate of psychological safety that enables engagement and peak performance. This leads to exceptional business results. Brett is available to give workshops, deliver keynotes, professionally coach, and implement HUM-B-LE to grow leadership excellence in your organization. He can be reached at



Mar 23 2023


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Chamber Members | FREE for Passport Holders


Bend YP | Jenn Greco


Tetherow Resort Event Pavilion
61240 Skyline Ranch Rd

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