Peeler Associates Announces New Certifications in Emotional Intelligence Assessments

PEMBROKE, MA, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 21, 2015… Peeler Associates, an executive coaching and leadership development firm working with individuals and organizations to increase their leadership effectiveness, today announced that Marie Peeler, CEO, recently became certified in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) and the Emotional Quotient 360 (EQ360®) emotional intelligence assessments.  These assessments look at 15 different elements of emotional intelligence in the areas of decision-making, stress management, self-perception, self-expression, and interpersonal, and are important tools for both employee development and selection.

Emotional intelligence, which the publisher, MHS Assessments, defines as “a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way,” has been shown to be even more relevant than IQ in terms of leadership success and a key indicator of human performance and development potential.

Part of what makes work in this area so important is that emotional intelligence is not a fixed thing.  With the help of these assessments, individuals can target specific areas for development and actually increase their emotional intelligence over time.

“So much of the work that we do involves helping leaders increase their emotional intelligence,” said Peeler.  “I’m so pleased that we now have a reliable and valid tool to help us assess a person’s EQ and apply more rigor to the process.

“After all, it’s all about helping leaders grow,” she added.

About Peeler Associates

Peeler Associates helps leaders – both corporate and nonprofit – enhance their leadership effectiveness, focus on what’s most important, and achieve their goals.  Believing that growth is vital in maintaining and elevating leadership effectiveness – growth of individual leaders, growth of leadership teams, and growth of organizations – Peeler Associates help leaders grow through executive coaching, team building, organizational development, leadership training, business retreats, and keynote speaking.

Principal Marie Peeler understands the challenges that today’s leaders face. Previously, she was a Managing Director for Harte-Hanks, an international direct marketing and communications firm, for nine years. During her tenure, she held positions as the President and General Manager of operating divisions on both coasts, where she had bottom line P & L accountability and managed staffs of several hundred people. She frequently speaks on the subject of leadership at industry events and for organizations. She has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Learning and Development and earned her coaching credentials at Georgetown University.  She is certified by the International Coach Federation, The Leadership Circle™, the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator® and The Right Conversation.  She has also received advanced training in and is authorized to use the Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF) and Profile (MAP). Peeler Associates is also a Massachusetts Office of Supplier Diversity (formerly SOWMBA) certified WBE.  For additional information, visit, or contact Marie Peeler at 781-294-9203 or