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.


Steph Vermeulen (EQ pioneer) and Simon Carpenter (Chief Innovation Officer for SAP SA) interviewed here by Ryan Hogarth on The New Normal about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to release us from the drudgery of being enslaved by a salary so that we can get on with living and loving life. Some scientists take [...]

By | 2018-07-04T10:50:57+00:00 July 4th, 2018|EQ Blog|0 Comments


ONYAKA OMUSHA ABANTU BONKE! MAHLOHONOLO a SELEMO se SECHA! Writer:  Steph Vermeulen – founder of EQSA Africa attracts more than its fair share of negative attention.  To kick off 2018 on a more optimistic note, here’s a little food for thought ... At least three major influences are converging to change the face of Africa. [...]

By | 2018-01-17T02:45:57+00:00 January 17th, 2018|EQ Blog|0 Comments

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

Author:  Moheb Costandi All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.’ Immanuel Kant (1787)   The brain’s main output: According to Daniel Wolpert – a British Neuroscientist - we have a brain for one reason and one reason only; to produce adaptable and complex movements.   The [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:36:40+00:00 July 25th, 2017|EQ Blog|0 Comments


The cult of positive thinking dictates that if you’re unfalteringly optimistic and invest a lot of time in dreaming big, you’ll become rich and successful, thin and beautiful, and attract the best partner in the world. The cult warns that if you don’t think optimistically or dream big, the consequences are ghastly: you’ll get nowhere, [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:51:21+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

WITSReview: The Brain’s Wanting-Seeking Circuitry of Addiction

Ancient circuitry, anticipation, addiction Heather Dugmore interviews Steph about the neuroscience of addiction. The familiar routes we follow to our bottle store, shopping centre, drug dealer, illicit affair, online porn site … these are physical or electronic routes but at the same time they create well-trodden mental pathways in our brains with powerful feelings of [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:52:32+00:00 December 12th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

From Superman to Superhuman: 4iR – A Blazingly Bright Future

For a massive jolt of inspiration about our tomorrows, take a look at this startling video (11mins) about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4iR) produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF): Watch the video here: “A key feature of the 4iR is it doesn’t change what we are doing but it will change us.” [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:40:16+00:00 September 26th, 2016|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Who Am I? You are what your neurons are up to

 “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  Nobel Laureate, George Bernard Shaw, penned this farsighted observation lightyears before anyone knew the pace of change would accelerate from 0 – 60 in a nanosecond.  Technology has progressed in giant strides – especially in Neuroscience –now we know the brain reshapes itself endlessly, making [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:44:47+00:00 August 12th, 2016|EQ Blog|0 Comments