Ready to Lead Change with Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry?

To lead in today’s challenging world requires leaders and organizations who know how to build trust, foster collaboration and empower others to do great work. Experience how Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry leverages the power of emotions and aligns individual and organizational strengths to create positive and engaged work cultures and spark innovation.

After three decades of successfully leading teams in the federal workspace, I understand the challenges of leading change in resistant work cultures with resistant leaders. The good news is exemplary leadership can be learned and I am ready to partner with you to help you lead change no matter where you are or where you work.

-Lisa T. Rees

Lisa T. Rees ACC, MPA
Co-Author of "A Leader's Guide to Solving
Challenges with Emotional Intelligence"

The Books

THIS BOOK TEACHES YOU EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SKILLS to help you become a more emotionally intelligent educator. Learn how to Map Emotions, Match Emotions, understand the Meaning of Emotions and Move Emotions—the four skills of emotional intelligence based on the original scientific theory of emotional intelligence by psychologists John (Jack) Mayer and Peter Salovey. With these skills you can create a more positive school culture and classroom climate, be a more effective educator and a better colleague. We address difficult challenges every educator faces and provide you with a set of Emotional Intelligence Blueprints to successfully address these challenges. We then teach you how to build your own Blueprint.


This guide teaches four emotional intelligence skills to acquire accurate emotional data, leverage emotions to make better decisions, understand the underlying causes of emotions and manage emotions effectively. We then address a number of specific leadership challenges and provide you with a set of blueprints to successfully address these challenges using the four emotional intelligence skills. Learn how to Map Emotions, Match Emotions, understand the Meaning of Emotions and Move Emotions. This ability model of emotional intelligence is an intelligence and these are hard—not soft—skills


Emotional Intelligence Blueprint

LTR - Leadership. Trust. Relationships: What We Do

Combining both Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) , LTR Leadership helps Leaders improve Trust and build Relationships. We enable thought leaders with proven strategies to motivate and engage your team by leveraging individual strengths to achieve outstanding results.


AI 4-D Cycle
David Caruso, Ph.D.

"I’ve trained hundreds of people over the years and I have asked a handful to work with me. Lisa is one of these handful of people. I trust her enough that I am proud to append my name to this endorsement...”

David R. Caruso, Ph.D.

Co-founder, EI Skills Group, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Ellen Gordon

"Lisa has been an integral part in helping us make our program successful. Lisa continually receives high reviews and comments from our program participants and has made a difference in the homeland security community.”

Ellen Gordon

Associate Director Executive Education, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School

Phelan Fretz

"I now consider the emotional moment in addition to the data or project outputs of a meeting. This has transformed my work with both my colleagues and our Board and is especially important work as the culture of the workplace is transformed."

Phelan Fretz

Executive Director Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality... Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. 

- Abraham Lincoln