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.

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:

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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 [...]

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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+00:00 May 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 [...]

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Progress – 10 Reasons to Look Forward to the Future

The Good Old Days are Now! Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg Writer:  Steph Vermeulen – brain-based EQ facilitator and author of Personal Intelligence: Future Fit Now (EQ + IQ)   www.eqsa.co.za The book Progress celebrates our triumphs.  Stop and notice the science, technology and wealth surrounding us – it’s [...]

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7 Habits of a Healthy Brain by neuroscientist, Dr Sarah McKay

Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford University-educated neuroscientist, science writer and founder of The Neuroscience Academy.  She writes a popular science-based blog Your Brain Health:  http://yourbrainhealth.com.au/   SLEEP: A good night’s sleep every night should be a priority, not a luxury. Sleep is overlooked, underappreciated, and the number one, fundamental bedrock of good health. Sleep [...]

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Suspicious Minds: Why we believe conspiracy theories

2019 is an election year in South Africa so along with the usual political hot-air we can expect a flood of fake news supported by some wild conspiracy theories.  Science journalist, Rob Brotherton says in his book Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories that the threat of a New World Order (NWO) - so [...]

By | 2019-10-07T05:28:38+00:00 October 7th, 2019|EQ Blog|0 Comments