Past Event

Enhancing Wellness with Emotional Intelligence: Session I - What is Emotional Intelligence?

November 12, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be described as the ability to control and manage oneself and others' feelings while acting wisely and positively in human relations. Understanding this skill can help one effortlessly deal with stress, manage conflict and challenges, communicate effectively, and express empathy. It is easier for individuals with higher EQ to wholly accept themselves, as they tend to manage strong pessimistic feelings such as sadness. Numerous studies laud the significance of EQ. Particularly, the Carnegie Institute of Technology established that 85 percent of its successes was attributed to adeptness in human engineering and the ability to lead, communicate, and negotiate effectively, implying that only 15 percent of its achievements were due to technical aptitudes. 
The workplace houses diverse people from different backgrounds and personalities, thus a great need for EQ. Individuals with high EQ are productive, efficient, and effective in their work and exhibit problem-solving, team spirit, decision-making, and effective communication skills. Against this backdrop, the Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi will host a series of virtual sessions on the topic. We welcome you to the first part, "What is EQ," where we hope to define and delineate the term. 



Main Speaker


Albert Migowa is a trained Counseling Psychologist. As a Psychologist, he is able to understand the emotions and feelings of people thereby able to communicate effectively. Additionaly, Albert is a counselor with the Red Cross.

Albert has been involved in Mental health projects with nationwide profiles. Some of these projects have been supported by UNICEF, Danish Redcross, Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS), European Union, University of Maryland, Ministry of Health (MOH) African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) and United States Aid Agency (USAID), through Afya Jijini programme.

Currently, Albert is an Emotional Intelligence Facilitator. He is a member of Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network. To date, Albert has facilitated sessions for over 500 individuals. Key institutions and Organisations, where Emotional Intelligence sessions have been held include Emerging Leaders foundation, Kamiti Maximum Prison, Siasa Place, Internet Society-Kenya Chapter, Rotaract Langata, Kenya Red Cross, Awareness 360, Coderina, the National Youth Council (NYC) and Kenya National Commission of UNESCO among others.

Other roles:

  • Member-National Committee Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Kenya.
  • Youth lead-Kenya adolescent health toolkit
  • Trainer-Advocating for adolescent health, Ministry of Health
  • Member-Global Financial Facility CSO forum
  • Member-National committee STEM4PEACE, Global peace foundation& CEMASTEA.
  • Chairman-Public Relations and Communication, Internet Society Kenya.
  • Mentor-Presidential Digitalent Programme, ICT Authority
  • Mentor-Emerging Leaders Foundation
  • Women champion-Facebook developer circles, Nairobi
  • Outstanding judge- Nairobi Innovation week 2019
  • Member- Atlassian User Group Nairobi
  • Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator
  • Certified Google digital skills trainer.
  • Certified Social Intrapreneur- Ashoka Changemakers