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Boosting Emotional Intelligence: Secret to Thriving in a World of Distractions and Tension

Date: 18th February 2020
Location: Lucy Cavendish College, Reception Room
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm:
– 8:00 – 8:15pm – Networking over tea/coffee
– 8:15 – 9:40pm – Workshop
– 9:40 – 10:00pm – AGM

Facilitator: Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan, Director of Sukhaatma

As humans, we are all driven by our emotions. Only a select few amongst us fully realise that success in all matters, whether it is the career or personal, is based squarely on our emotional intelligence.

The world as we live in now is rife with digital distractions and changing political, social and economic landscapes! It is becoming hard to stay emotionally balanced as we get sucked into these influences, both personal and social.

Come along to this interactive session to learn about the power of cultivating Emotional Intelligence and why it is crucial to your success and wellbeing. You will also take away a few foundational Self-Awareness techniques that you can apply right away to boost your emotional intelligence.

The workshop will be followed by a short CamAWISE Annual General Meeting, all are welcome to attend.

ALL genders and non-STEMM welcome.

Booking for this event has now closed.  If you have any queries, please email

About the speaker:
Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan – Mindful Life Coach, Director of Sukhaatma

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan was a former Bioinformatician and Trusted Advisor at the EMBL-EBI an inter-governmental European research organisation. After a decade long career in the research organisation, Kalai has now Co-founded Sukhaatma, an initiative to provide personalised Alternative Mind-Body Medicine Consultations and Transformational Coaching Services. She also sits in the Steering Committee of Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering. She is a certified Search Inside Yourself Teacher – a mindfulness-based leadership programme developed at Google and now offered around the globe.

Prevention is better than cure, and in that light, Kalai envisions to create conscious work-life environments ensuring psychological safety – helping employees/individuals achieve inner wellbeing and reach peak potential, and helping organisations thrive. Towards that she passionately offers training to cultivate Emotional Intelligence and Deep Work Capabilities in individuals. She regularly trains Scientists, Academics, Health professionals and Software Engineers in the Cambridge area and beyond.

Booking for this event has now closed.  If you have any queries, please email

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