Meet Our Facilitators



Past Events


Grand Potential Podcast


Believing in your people and connecting to them on a deeper level through respect and appreciation is what emotional intelligence is all about. Our guest Carolyn Stern accidently learned this concept back when she was teaching a class of youth that were headed down the wrong path in life and really needed someone to believe in them.

After a semester of business building and giving them every responsibility she could they walked away with more than $10,000 in sales and a group of kids who went from feeling worthless to believing they could do anything.

Our job as leaders is to use our emotional intelligence to push people forward and that is what our guest Carolyn Stern is doing with her EQ training. She provides leadership development and emotional intelligence training for all management levels and businesses of all sizes through her; “15 EQ Assessment Questions”, that look at where we stand in…

* Self-regard
* Actualization
* Emotional Self-Awareness
* Emotional Expression
* Assertiveness
* Independence
* Interpersonal Relationships
* Empathy
* Social Responsibility
* Problem Solving
* Reality Testing
* Impulse Control
* Flexibility
* Stress Tolerance
* Optimism

Join us as we dive deeper into the topic of “emotional intelligence” (aka EQ) and how we can leverage it to become leaders who make an impact on the world around us.

Meet Our Podcast Guest: Carolyn Stern

As a professor with the School of Business at Capilano University, Carolyn Stern pioneered the integration of Emotional Intelligence into Capilano’s curriculum. An Emotional Intelligence and leadership development expert, Carolyn combines real-world experience as both a business leader with more than two decades as a trainer and educator. Her company, EI Experience, provides leadership development and emotional intelligence training for all management levels and businesses of all sizes and scope. Since launching EI Experience in 2017, Carolyn has helped more than 10,000 business leaders leverage their emotional intelligence skills to connect with their diverse workforce and develop high-performing teams.

Connect with Carolyn Stern:


Meet the Hosts:

Susan Jarema – New Earth Marketing

Susan has been an entrepreneur all her life. Since her first lemonade stand, she has completed 2 marketing degrees, built from scratch several businesses and helped in the launch of hundreds of new ventures. Susan lives and breathes marketing and combines it with strategy, technology and practical tactics. She has been selling online since 1995, much before google! And has seen it all. Susan, an expert in SEO & conversions calls herself an internetologist and now helps entrepreneurs and companies succeed online. Her programming company New Earth Marketing of 12 years, helps small businesses have a winning website and marketing engine that turns leads into sales.

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt – Inspired Business Development

Carolyn has spent over 40 years in sales, marketing and teaching business with a commitment to always be curious, purposeful and passionate about business skills and mindset management. She brings a spirit of energy that is contagious and inspiring. Her focus is to be an advocate, mentor, cheerleader and sounding board for the businesses she teaches and coaches. Carolyn is dedicated to support and guide her clients to dig deep to clarify and own their unique service/product value. She assists them to construct an Inspired Business Plan of structure, focus and accountability.

Connect with the hosts:​

Thanks for listening!
Thanks so much for listening to our podcast, it truly means the world to us! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel