Our emotions can drive our unconscious and conscious decision-making. By developing emotional awareness, leaders can cultivate a focus on the internal motivations creating mindful connections, enhancing professional and personal development and self-leadership. Emotional awareness, or the ability to understand feelings, will help you succeed when communicating with other people. If you are emotionally aware, you will notice the emotional state of other people, which influences the way they communicate. You will also better understand what others are communicating to you and why. Sometimes, understanding how a person is communicating with you is more important than what is actually being said. Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to the feelings of someone else. Once you’ve learned to recognize another person’s feelings, you can go one step further and actually relate to those feelings. Good communication requires you to build trust between yourself and the person with whom you’re communicating. You can earn the trust of others by sending nonverbal cues that match your words. Listen in as Luz Gonzalez empowers everyone to gain insight into their own internal dynamic, by bringing clarity and building on unique strengths to achieve desired outcomes through her EQ Refined Business Model.