EP. 37 Strengthening Emotional Regulation - Essential Skill #5 for Professionals

In this episode of Lead With Less, I explore the fifth and final essential skill that professionals need: Emotional Regulation – the ability to recognise, understand, and manage your emotional and energetic state.

I was never really good at this, but as I stepped up in my career and tried to outgrow very unhealthy personal life behaviours, I relied heavily on emotional regulation and my ability to do it, especially in really hard situations

If this is something that you’re struggling with too, today’s episode will provide you with practical strategies to help you start increasing your emotional regulation, leading to positive change and a greater sense of control.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why emotional regulation is so important
  • What the connection is between emotional intelligence and regulation
  • The role self-awareness plays in stress management
  • Why you need to create space for reflection and responsiveness
  • How to notice bodily sensations and emotional shifts
  • What it means to expand emotional vocabulary 
  • What reduces your emotions power over reactions
  • Ways to create sustained happiness, resilience, and fulfilment


I would love to know what your key takeaways were from this episode, and what action you are going to take to create meaningful change. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Resources Mentioned:
Energy Fillers Guide
Boundaries Workshop 

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