"Everyone needs someone to hold them accountable, someone to be straight with them. When you’re an owner, staff members will often filter remarks when you actually need their opinions in order to make better decisions. I rely on Jim Kimberly to be brutally honest and tell me what he thinks. He uses his knowledge of what works in organizations of different sizes and helps me understand what’s at the root of the issues, offers solutions and assists with implementation of initiatives.”

– Larry Billingsley
Owner & President
Major Mail, Inc

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EQ-i 2.0® & EQ-360® Certification Training

Sapphire Consulting is pleased to present Certification Workshops on Emotional Intelligence through the application of the Emotional Quotient Inventory, or EQ-i 2.0®.  Jim Kimberly, MSW, is a Certified EQi -2.0® Trainer by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) and offers an informative and effective program to learn about using the EQ-i 2.0® in your organization, business, or clinical practice.  Successful participants are certified by MHS to purchase and administer the EQ-i 2.0® and EQ-360®.

The EQ-i 2.0® (developed by Reuven BarOn, Ph.D in 1997 and enhanced by MHS in 2011) has been used by over one million individuals worldwide, making the EQ-i 2.0® the first scientifically developed and validated measure of emotional intelligence.  It measures one’s ability to deal with daily environmental pressures and demands.  A growing body of research also suggests that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success in life than cognitive intelligence (IQ). (For more research see www.eiconsortium.org).

EQ-i 2.0® Certification Workshops are designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in the areas of human resources, recruitment, employee relations, organizational development, executive development, and clinicians. As part of becoming a certified user of the EQ-i 2.0® & EQ-360®, you will learn first hand how to make optimal use of this emotional intelligence tool in your organization or area of practice. To learn more about EQ-i 2.0®, > click here.

What will I gain from the EQ-i 2.0® workshops?

  • American Psychological Association Continuing Education: 14.5 Credits*
  • International Coach Federation: CCE credits*: 9.25 in Core Competencies and 6.75 in Resource Development
  • Qualification to purchase and administer the EQ-i 2.0®  and EQ-360®
  • Understanding of use in recruitment, selection and development
  • Effectiveness in giving developmental feedback
  • Knowledge and tools to present on the topic of Emotional Intelligence and EQ-i 2.0®
  • Familiarization with all aspects of the instrument for effective and responsible use
  • Click below for more information on our workshop content:
    >EQ-i 2.0® Learning Agenda   
    >EQ-360 Learning Agenda

*Multi Health Systems (www.mhs.com) is responsible for this program and its contents. Please verify continuing education credits before enrolling with Sapphire Consulting by calling MHS at 1-800-456-3003.

Our 2 Day training session will enable you to:

  • Become knowledgeable about EQ-i 2.0® and comfortable with the instrument
  • Gain understanding of the science behind the assessment and report components
  • Learn how to interpret results and provide feedback
  • Become familiar with ethical issues involved in administration of the tool

We look forward to you joining us for a 2-day certification program designed to help you learn to use the EQ-i 2.0® effectively in your organization.

Our EQ-i 2.0® Trainer

Jim Kimberly, MSW, serves as the trainer for the EQ-i 2.0® and EQ-360® certification programs.  Jim has administered the EQ-i 2.0® to all types of professionals and individuals since 2001 and became a Certified Training Partner with MHS in 2006. Jim brings a practical, results oriented workshop to each participant, focusing on the science behind the tool and the application in a wide variety of organizational settings.

Jim is President of Sapphire Consulting, an organizational development and consulting company based in the Northeast. Jim has worked with senior executives and their leadership teams for more than 25 years providing expert leadership consultation and training. He has worked with biotechnology, finance, manufacturing, utilities, publishers, and many other industries. >Click here to learn more about Sapphire Consulting.

Comments from Past Participants of the Workshops

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> Go to Training & Workshop Schedule for upcoming trainings.

Your Tuition Provides: 

  • 2 days of Instructor led “hands-on” instruction
  • Lunch will be available onsite daily
  • Administration of the EQ-i 2.0® with a one hour personalized feedback and  interpretation
  • Certification by Multi-Health Systems in Toronto (required to purchase/use EQ-i 2.0®)
  • A detailed technical manual and copy of EQ Edge, by Steven Stein and Howard Book.
  • Follow-up consultation sessions with EQ-i 2.0® Certified Trainers to assist in your application of the tool.


555 Canal Street, Manchester, NH. Manchester is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Manchester NH airport (MHT) and 70 minutes from Boston's Logan airport (BOS). > Click here for details on travel and local hotel accommodations.

Training Hours

All programs run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Onsite Training Option

For organizations wishing to certify a number of individuals, we offer you the convenience of having us come to your location and conduct a customized certification workshop. This option can offer substantial savings in workshop fees, costs associated with travel, lodging and meals. Call us at 603-889-1099 for more details.


Our working environment is business casual. Regardless of the season, we recommend that you bring along a sweater or jacket as facility conditions and individual comfort levels can vary.

Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you must cancel training after registration is complete (payment of fee signifies registration), Sapphire Consulting will refund the registration fee less $600 for EQ-i 2.0® for administrative/processing fees, if notification is received at least 30 days in advance of the workshop. Refunds will be made only after all materials distributed are returned without any markings prior to any refund. Remaining credit be applied for another program, but no refund will be made if notification is received within 30 days of the workshop. If we cancel the workshop, we will do so 30 days before the session and allow full refund or credit for future programs. Credits are good for one (1) year from date of course. You are responsible for food, travel and lodging expenses and arrangements. We do not reimburse for change fees due to any cancellations by either party. No shows result in 100% forfeiture of course fees.

Sapphire Consulting, LLC.
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Wolfeboro, NH 03894
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