Lunch-N-Learn – Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: What, Why and How!

  • 20 January 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:30
  • KerryOn Space, Shanghai

Is there any company that we can think of that does not want their employees to be engaged at work, be loyal to their jobs, be compassionate and kind to their colleagues, and be empathetic - both when sharing their points of views with their juniors or listening to their superiors? And are their companies that do not want their staff to be both socially conscious as well as environmentally more aware?


The fact is, that despite human beings emotional creatures, very few organizations treat their people as such. However, in an increasingly VUCA* world, individuals are looking for more out of their jobs and lives. And companies can ill-afford their people to be disinterested, disengaged, and distant from their jobs and their coworkers. The jewel in the crown though, for companies still mulling over (or not even considering it) Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) is that:

  • It is linked to higher job satisfaction for those with high EI/EQ and/or people managed by those with high EI/EQ.
  • It is strongly associated with job performance.

Join Green Initiatives for a lunch-time talk at Jingan Kerry Center where we will be go deeper into the various advantages of EI, any limitations, how it can be integrated in companies and what might be the starting point for HR Managers and leaders looking to bring EI into their workplaces. Talk will be conducted by Klaus Schmitt, a Trainer, NLP Practitioner, Certified Organizational Coach (IECL) and PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by ICF.


  • 12:00-12:10 Check-in & Networking
  • 12:10-12:20 Event introduction
  • 12:20-1:30 Presentation & Disscussion

To register for the film scan the QR code below or visit this link (on mobile).


Klaus Schmitt, a Trainer, NLP Practitioner, Certified Organizational Coach (IECL) and PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by ICF.

Background: Klaus has a degree in Industrial Business Management, Sinology and Ethnology, he first came to China in 1990 to continue his studies on Chinese language, philosophy and literature at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Coming back to China again in 2005 and working for the German Chamber of Commerce honed his skills in cross-cultural and cross-language cooperation. Klaus’ business expertise lies in professional marketing (PR, planning press relations, events), and specializing in tourism promotion for Chinese tourism and travel industries.

Klaus believes in life-long learning and being accountable for self and one’s environment in one’s life. His strengths in excellent listening and rapport building skills, empathy, cross-cultural competence, logical thinking and objective analysis supports his clients toward self-discovery, creating more self-awareness to position one’s roles in life, and make challenging commitments to move forward.

Klaus conducts training on communication skills, cross-cultural communication, presentations skills and team building. His seminars provide high-impact, relevant and specific content that give practical tools to the individuals developing confidence and skill. For corporate training, his knowledge is very beneficial in enhancing cooperation between China and Western countries.

Event Details

20 Jan 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
KerryOn Space, 3F, Jingan Kerry Center, N3-27 (near the bridge), 1515 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Jingan Temple Metro, Line 2/7, Exit 6