About Stephanie Vermeulen

Steph incorporates new scientific findings into her practical seminars on Personal Intelligence (EQ + IQ). She is the author of Personal Intelligence: Future Fit Now (2015), EQ: Emotional Intelligence for Everyone (1999) and Kill the Princess: Why Women Still Aren’t Free from the Quest for a Fairytale Life (2007).  Steph is also a life coach and was one of the first practitioners to introduce the practical application of EQ into her seminars in 1996. She has audiences in Europe, India, the Middle East, Southern African region and the USA.

JP Landman: Corruption and Consequences

Corruption & Consequences – an uplifting analysis by JP Landman, South Africa’s most astute political and trend analyst. Writer: JP Landman Political & Trend Analyst 20 October 2022 Once a year, usually in August, I do an update on the fight against corruption. This year I delayed it because the head of the National Prosecuting [...]

By |2022-11-07T08:06:22+00:00November 4th, 2022|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Detoxifying Leadership

The revival of conservatism has placed the idea of the ‘strong-man leader’ under a spotlight and the shortcomings are as glaringly obvious as a large red wine stain on a pristine white tablecloth.  Bullyboys like Vladimir Putin, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and our own Jacob Zuma, put millions of people at risk financially, ecologically and/or [...]

By |2022-11-07T08:05:00+00:00November 4th, 2022|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Why We Have a Brain

THE REAL REASON WE HAVE BRAINS When pondering why we have brains many of us are tempted to conjure up all sorts of lofty reasons that grandstand our superior understanding of life and the universe. But according to neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert, we have brains for one reason and one reason only; to produce [...]

By |2022-11-07T08:08:54+00:00November 4th, 2022|EQ Blog|0 Comments

How to be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax

Authored by a Comedian, a Neuroscientist and a Monk (Ruby Wax, Dr Ashish Ranpura and Gelong Thubten respectively) This delightful interview with three of the most unlikely collaborators will make you laugh your way into having a refreshingly new perspective on yourself:

By |2021-04-30T09:50:27+00:00April 29th, 2021|EQ Blog|0 Comments

20 Metatrends for the 2020s by the brilliant futurist Peter Diamandis

TECHBLOG by Peter Diamandis edited for brevity. The full blog can be accessed here: https://www.diamandis.com/blog/20-metatrends-2020s In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine tomorrow's generation [...]

By |2021-04-30T09:49:58+00:00April 29th, 2021|EQ Blog|0 Comments

The Politics of Personality. 702 Radio’s Clement Manyathela chats to Steph who helps us understand why human beings flock to follow certain politicians, celebrities and religious leaders. What is it about their personalities that attract a cult-like following?

By |2021-04-30T07:15:31+00:00April 30th, 2021|In the News|0 Comments

Can you teach Emotional Intelligence? 702 Radio’s Clement Manyathela speaks to Steph about the importance of emotional intelligence, where it comes from and whether or not it can be taught.

By |2021-04-30T07:16:16+00:00April 30th, 2021|In the News|0 Comments

Azania conducts a Masterclass with Steph on Personal Intelligence and how an understanding of brain science and the workings of our nervous system help us cope during difficult times.

By |2021-04-29T12:25:30+00:00May 29th, 2020|In the News|0 Comments

LOCKDOWN – 7 emotional stages you will go through

As we go into the second week of lockdown in South Africa, a clinical counsellor breaks down the stages we may be going through with practical tips on how to cope. Adapted from an article that appeared in Condé Nast Traveller Bhavna Bharvani - a clinical counsellor based in Hong Kong - tells us what [...]

By |2021-04-29T12:25:30+00:00May 7th, 2020|EQ Blog|0 Comments


The African Youth Survey provides a refreshingly bright understanding of a new generation of young connected Afro-optimists who are doing incredibly innovative things with nothing. The survey -  the largest of its kind - shows Africa’s young people are imbued with optimism about the future, have a strong sense of individual responsibility and want to [...]

By |2021-04-29T12:25:31+00:00May 7th, 2020|EQ Blog|0 Comments
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