Developing Emotional Intelligence

Mastering Yourself is True Power (Lao Tzu)

Christelle Vigot

Domains & competencies

Developing Emotional Intelligence is a self-paced journey designed to understand what EQ is, why and how, as a Leader in the digital area, developing EQ is the path to a more conscious, mindful and sustainable (efficient) way of being and working. It is a training program with coaching focused on identified pain points.

Emotional Intelligence is the understanding of the interactions between Mental, Body and Soul, as a way to continue to grow and thrive.

Leadership is a naturally stressful mandate, being responsible for the fate of hundreds or even thousands of other people can take its toll.

Leaders who are emotionally intelligent foster safe environments, where employees feel comfortable to take calculated risks, suggest ideas and to voice their opinions (collaborative working culture).

They can use emotions to drive the organisation forward. Leaders often have the responsibility of effecting any necessary changes in the organisation, and if they are aware of others’ possible emotional reactions to these changes they are able to plan and prepare the most optimal ways to make them.

Furthermore, emotionally intelligent leaders do not take things personally, are able to forge ahead with plans without worrying about the impact on their egos and address situation without being fraught with emotions. Personal vendettas between leaders and employees are one of the commonest hindrances to productivity in many workplaces.


Self-awareness is like a deep dive to understand the root causes of our thoughts, decision-making and behaviours, which are only consequences of a personal intricate system.

“The ability to take an honest look at your life without attachment to it being right or wrong” – Debbie Ford

  • Communication Style
  • Leadership style
  • Problem solving style
  • Identifying underlying beliefs & values
  • Cognitive dissonance & wellness wheel


Self-management is the taking of responsibility for one’s own behaviour and well-being.

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still – Chinese proverb

  • Emotional self-regulation: Understanding the Role and usefulness of emotions is the key of self-regulation.
  • Adaptability
  • Achievement orientation: Nurturing our personal needs to perform at our best
  • Positive psychology / Building Resilience

Social awareness

Social awareness is the ability to comprehend and appropriately react to both broad problems of society and interpersonal struggles: accurately interpret the emotions of people with whom you interact.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden

  • Empathy
  • Organizational awareness

Relationship management

It is all about our ability and willingness to impact in the way we want people: family, friends, colleague, and other stakeholders, in order to get the best out of others (with their full consent)

Time is not the main thing. It’s the only thing – Miles Davis

  • Influence
  • Coach & Mentor Posture
  • Conflict management
  • Teamwork
  • Inspirational leadership


I am available for each of you to tackle 3 topics:

  • Manage the stress of the current normal
  • Deepen your self-awareness
  • Re/think – re/imagine and re/create (your life, your career or business activity)

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Christelle Vigot

Beyond real life practice, I have gained substantial qualifications in:

  • Business (Global Executive MBA at Insead)
  • Agronomy (double Master of Science in Agronomy and Halieutic, Urban farming)
  • Circular and Regenerative Economy
  • Emotional Intelligence (Mindscape).

Driven by my passion for fairness and convinced that diversity and inclusion are key to the ability to outperform, I am currently the Chairwoman of Women in the Seafood Industry, a non-for-profit that empowers women of the global seafood industry by raising awareness and influence decision-makers and spreading information on social issues. I also share my experiences and wisdom through mentoring startups and entrepreneurs, particularly as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Insead Business School.

What Her Coaches Says About

Christelle is a unique blend of human qualities and business acumen. Her ultra sensitivity goes both sides. She is able to perceive and attend to others’ needs, expressed or hidden ones. At the same time she is able to convey her emotions in a vulnerable and powerful manner.

Paul Tran, HR Director & Leadership coach, Singapore

I had the pleasure to accompany Christelle while she was re/defining her projects and goals. She is a total person, who is not afraid to get to the bottom of things, to explore her own vulnerabilities to bounce back. Joyful and enthusiast, she tackles situations with an infectious enthusiasm. Thanks to her temper and creative intelligence (I rather say sparkling), she brings a powerful analytical dynamic. She strategically responds to various challenges that leaders encounter by creating new leads. To sum up her main strengths, I would give 4 words :


Christelle perceives opportunities as well as conflicts her Clients’ rhetoric. Sensitive to the coherence between an individual, her/his project and the storytelling, she is able to question effectively the non-aligned aspects in order to open to more mindful and more powerful choices and strategies. She is also able to identify options and suggest innovative, sometimes even disruptive, alternatives.



Her personal modus operandi enables her to quickly pinpoint the key elements of a situation and imagine original approach, while freeing herself from current processus and ways of thinking.


Business intelligence

Her business practice and knowledge enable Christelle to constantly bear in mind the business essentials principles. By doing so, Christelle propose fresh ideas, yet achievable and serving the company success.



Christelle shares her « intuitions » and observations with vigour and conviction. Her approach may be uncomfortable for those who nurture the status quo. She might get impatient as people don’t see what she perceives. Be mindful to share openly your caveats in order to keep a fruitful dialogue in time of uncertainty. Ultimately, I would say that working with Christelle is transformational, disruptive, challenging while aligned with the project leader and corporate life.

Dominique Proudhon, peacemaker & professional coach, France