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True Emotional Intelligence in Education

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The Challenge

The uncertainty of our times, coupled with the increased role of remote learning, has made emotional intelligence imperative in educational environments.

Emotional intelligence (often shortened to EI or EQ for "emotional quotient") is a person's ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with their emotions.

We know healthy emotion regulation translates to higher academic performance. It helps students focus their attention on the task at hand, make better decisions, and execute strategies that can improve their emotional well-being and goal achievement.

It’s easy to see how EI has become highly valued in academic settings, not to mention the workplace. True Colors has the custom solution needed to develop EI in your students, faculty, and staff.


of what contributes to student success is in the domain of EI.

How True Colors Can Help

True Colors programs help teachers, students, and staff better understand themselves and each other through increased EI. While each solution we offer is unique, all our solutions promote EI growth through shared experiences, increased self-awareness, a common language to discuss differences, and elevated empathy for others.

We collaborate with you to develop customized online and in-person programming for your entire school district or campus. Our methodology is the foundation from which to implement a robust EI curriculum with lasting outcomes and benefits.

True Colors programs are appropriate for K-12 and higher education settings at public or private educational organizations of any size. We customize our offerings and consulting services to best meet your needs. Our programming focuses on such areas as:

  • College readiness

  • Post-college success

  • Career readiness

  • Matriculation/graduation rates

  • Increased college enrollment


Our Evidence-based Methodology

The True Colors proprietary methodology distills complex temperament theory into practical tools and actionable programs.

We use colors — Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue — to differentiate the four primary personality types and illuminate how these types best interact with each other.

By helping individuals better understand themselves and others, our evidence-based approach reveals the “why” behind behavioral issues within organizations.

As a result, True Colors improves overall performance and academic results by providing programmatic solutions to today’s pressing challenges — on-campus and online.

Three Ways True Colors is Different

  • True Colors has been a leader in consulting and training for over 40 years. We are the original, user-friendly temperament and personality typing program.

  • True Colors is intentionally designed to work with your organization’s faculty, staff, and students — not just your leadership. Our programming embodies an organizational culture where everyone feels understood and empowered.

  • True Colors programs provide tools for immediate results and long-lasting benefits. The knowledge gained improves participants’ professional, academic, and personal lives.

True Emotional Intelligence Program Outcomes

  • Shared Experience

    • Participants come together in a fun, interactive way
    • Sets the foundation for genuine relationship building and honest dialogue
  • Self-Awareness

    • Increased self-awareness
    • Helps educators and students better understand themselves and their peers


  • Common Language


  • Empathy

    • Elevated empathy
    • Improves understanding of others to prevent conflict and increase collaboration

And As a Result

  • Transformed organizational culture

  • Reduced conflict

  • Expanded collaboration

  • Strengthened ability to see the big picture


Ongoing EI Development in Education

Our tailored trainings — supported with expert trainers, personal assessments, and robust learning materials — are available in person or online. A True Colors expert will guide you through a wide variety of customized programs that explore specific areas in more depth: Personal Awareness and Success, Communication, Team Building, Teaching & Learning Styles, True Coaching, True Parenting, Consultative Selling, and more.

When you partner with True Colors, we listen to your needs, help develop a programmatic plan to meet your goals, and work alongside you to best integrate our programming throughout your educational organization.


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Improve Emotional Intelligence, Increase College & Career Readiness.

Whatever challenges you or your school may be facing, we offer programmatic solutions to help you build a sustainable emotional intelligence program.