Our mission is to help people create the conditions for themselves and others to thrive by developing Emotional Intelligence. We support individuals and organizations who wish to build their own Emotional Intelligence and help others build theirs. This is how we generate the most efficient, sustainable, and positive ripple effect for the future of our communities.
We believe in the democratization of Emotional Intelligence, and the ripple effect this can have all over the world. Improving our own lives first is how we improve the lives of those who are both directly and indirectly within our sphere of influence. This includes our immediate environment and beyond, our own and neighboring communities, current and future generations, in the developed and the developing world.
At the same time, building Emotional Intelligence can help end the vicious cycles of trauma, poverty, and violence that war-torn and poverty-stricken countries often face, by significantly impacting their development.
This is why we direct 10% of our revenue towards financing Emotional Intelligence training programs for organizations serving children and youth in developing countries (including but not limited to national and international nonprofit organizations).
We are The Ripple Effect, an organization aimed ultimately at planting the seeds for present and future generations to thrive.
Our Respect for Emotional Intelligence
Here at The Ripple Effect, we see Emotional Intelligence as the most important skillset one can develop to reach one’s dreams, and achieve personal and professional growth. We know that Emotional Intelligence can improve lives, and we wish to share how.
We deeply appreciate the hard work numerous researchers have put into the field of Emotional Intelligence so that it can be embraced by the scientific community and responsibly used by Emotional Intelligence professionals. We will therefore always honor and reference their work as appropriate.
We will always defend the democratization of affordable and high-quality Emotional Intelligence training and coaching, and encourage the non-political use of Emotional Intelligence.
Our Knowledge of Emotional Intelligence
We, at The Ripple Effect, have studied under and been mentored by Dr. Daniel Goleman, the psychologist who introduced the world to the competencies and impact of developing Emotional Intelligence, and his team. We are committed to honoring Dr. Goleman’s legacy, building on his work and spreading his message even further.
Many stay on the surface of what it means to develop Emotional Intelligence, understanding some basic concepts, but missing the real impact this might have.
Developing one’s Emotional Intelligence doesn’t just mean managing one’s emotions and being empathetic towards others. Developing one’s Emotional Intelligence means being responsible for one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions, being able to adapt to any circumstance, and seeing disruptive emotions as gateways to problem-solving and growth. It means changing one’s self-identity, as well as altering how one perceives and reacts to the world.
This is what we want to help you achieve.
At the same time, we understand how Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness can be misperceived, due to a lack of scientific explanation. We are committed to using and incorporating scientifically proven tools and resources in our coaching and training programs. We make sure that the services we offer have and facilitate a deep understanding of what it means to develop Emotional Intelligence, and are always backed by science.
Our Commitment to You
The field of Emotional Intelligence is continuously being updated and refined. We hold ourselves accountable for keeping up with the relevant scientific research and findings, so that we can support you in building your own Emotional Intelligence and helping others build others, with quality services you all evenly deserve.
We take client servicing very seriously; our clients feeling safe and heard is very important to us. We believe in the power of empathy and make it our goal to practice what we preach.
This is why our clients can always expect to receive top-quality products and services.
Our Commitment to Leaving no one Behind
Our founder Fernando Restoy conceived of The Ripple Effect while volunteering for Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), an NGO that turns Cambodian children away from defeatism and a vicious cycle of drug addiction, prostitution, gambling, and violence since its establishment in 1996.
There, he observed that Cambodian suffering didn’t end with the Khmer Rouge genocide; emotional dysfunctions, such as a lack of emotional self-awareness and empathy, and an inability to manage uncomfortable emotions, prevailed in the population. War, poverty, and violence have a negative ripple effect on entire communities, affecting current and future generations.
Determined to find an efficient and sustainable way to break this vicious cycle that post-conflict countries face, Fernando realized the impact developing Emotional Intelligence can have: building Emotional Intelligence can help individuals replace dysfunctional patterns with healthy and conducive habits, thus benefiting themselves, their immediate environment, and beyond.
The Ripple Effect is a social enterprise that directs 10% of its revenue towards financing Emotional Intelligence training programs for organizations serving children and youth in developing countries and crisis contexts (including but not limited to national and international nonprofit organizations).
Every time you purchase The Ripple Effect products or services, not only will you build your Emotional Intelligence and help create the most efficient, sustainable, and positive ripple effect in your community, you will also contribute to the development of war-torn and poverty-stricken countries.
The Ripple Effect Community is an international network of individuals and organizations who are interested in building their own Emotional Intelligence and helping others build theirs. It is a community of support aimed at helping its members to ultimately create the best conditions for themselves and others to thrive by developing Emotional Intelligence.
If you wish to take part in our vision, follow us on social media. Read our daily posts on Emotional Intelligence, Social and Emotional Learning, and the work international organizations are currently doing.
We invite everyone interested in building their own Emotional Intelligence and helping others build theirs, and all organizations serving children and youth (including but not limited to national and international nonprofit organizations) to join in the conversation on EI and SEL on our social media accounts.
Contact us if you wish to share your own work, needs, ideas, or any other EI-related content with our network.
The Ripple Effect Community is intended for its members to support each other in any way, shape, or form possible.
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