We are a Social Enterprise, a Non-Profit Organistation that helps children to
Get Social Again.  We work alongside Teachers and Parents to implement Emotional Intelligence Life Skills into children's lives and into their classrooms.

The Team

Deborah McPhilemy

Author | Master Trainer | Counsellor | Speaker

"Discovering Emotional Intelligence in 2003 was the best thing that ever happened to me! I was able to heal from trauma, anxiety and abuse. I now enjoy my life to the fullest. Helping my children to develop their Emotional Intelligence is the reason they were able to completely recover from bullying, anxiety, loss and the after effects of divorce. I'm so passionate about EQ and believe it's the solution to all the world's Emotional, Social and Mental Health problems. 

Roland Rennie
Managing Director

Emotional Intelligence Master Trainer

"When I was introduced to Emotional Intelligence by Deborah in 2005, it changed my life." I've always been passionate about communication but never realised up until then that Emotions are a form of communication. Becoming EQ helped me to heal from trauma, loss and PTSD and it has helped me to understand myself and it's improved my relationship with my children and the rest of my family."

Eve Kelly

EQ Tutor Trainer | Lesson Plan Creator for 4 - 10 Year Olds

“I take pride in being a very nurturing person. I have a nursing background, but found my real passion in Early Learning Development. The sooner we can teach our children to become emotionally intelligent, the stronger their emotional foundation will be. I also understand the importance of learning through play. Learning to be Emotionally Intelligent should always be exciting & fun.”

Paul McPhilemy


“I was introduced to Emotional Intelligence when I met my wife in 2010, I never knew it existed until then.  As a man I never felt I could talk about my emotions or express them openly. Growing up with being told to 'man-up' and 'be strong' was the norm.  But wow, learning to understand and express my emotions has taught me to have real honest relationships. Being true to myself has made me a better man, husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.  If you want to have better relationships, then I highly recommend that you become EQ."

Natasha Campbell

PA and Marketing Assistant

“Becoming Emotionally Intelligent is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Becoming EQ improved my life, even though I thought it was already perfect.  I have learnt that emotions are beautiful things; that my emotions make me human, but they also make me unique. I am proud to be part of a team that recognises the importance of emotions, and the power they have to make the world a better place for all.”

Pamela Candido

Special Education Expert | Teacher Trainer

"I love learning and interacting with people as it stimulates that expansion within myself. I am passionabe about working with people who have different needs;  Special Ed, Autism, Asperger’s, SPD and ADD / ADHD. Nothing fulfills me more than helping people to fit into this world and know that no matter what, they too belong and are loved and accepted."

Our Qualified EQ Practitioners

Our team of Qualified EQ Practitioners are available to support you, to answer all your questions and to help you to implement Emotional Intelligence development and skills into your life, your home and your classrooms.

Debi le Roux

“Your child’s inner-happiness is my priority. I will help your child develop their self-esteem, confidence, and a positive mindset. My mission is to equip the adults of the future with all the emotional skills needed to lead a fulfilling & happy life.”

Lizl Marchand

“My neuro-diversity is a gift as it has helped me understand my child, and all other neuro-diverse children. I am passionate about equipping neuro-diverse children with the tools to succeed in a world that does not always understand them. Every child has the right to happiness and should know how it feels to make someone else happy.” 

Helen Zeida

“Children who learn to trust themselves and understand their emotions early on are able to deal with life’s ups and downs. Boosting their confidence and helping them create a personal toolkit equips and empowers them to make the most of all opportunities. I create a fun, safe space to learn positive life skills. Feeling good is essential, contagious and it makes the world a better place!”

Letitia Rajool

“I am passionate about assisting teens to develop their Emotional Intelligence, so that they are able to deal with their academic demands. My primary concern lies with every student’s mental health and wellbeing. I believe that to have your child succeed academically, they first need to succeed emotionally.” 

Rachel Ward

“I firmly believe that emotional literacy is the bedrock of healthy psychological and social development, and that nothing can be more important than nurturing and nourishing a child’s developing emotional landscape. My passion and motivation stem from personal experience, including my own eventual journey back to emotional health. I believe passionately in EQ for children, and am also committed to supporting adults who are dealing with the consequences of emotional abuse." 

Tracey Wynne

“My passion is to help children release their negative energy, confront all their emotions, and develop proactive responses to emotionally triggering situations. We all have the power to help our children, sometimes we just need a little help ourselves. In the words of Mother Theresa "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".

Lumen Steyn

"I have been involved in child care, tutoring and Early Childhood Development for 19 years. I became an EQ Tutor in 2018 and I teach EQ to the children in my pre-school. Seeing the difference it makes in their development and how they pass the EQ teaching onto their parents, has been truly wonderful. My wish is that every human being gets access to these incredible life-changing skills."

Mariska Dorfling

“I am a big kid at heart and believe that learning should always be fun. I teach children how to express their emotions through song, dance, and acting. Every kid has greatness within them. My mission to help every child realise how great they are, so that they feel comfortable being their true selves.”

Our UK Partner
C.I.C No 13118369
EQ for All Foundation
PBO Number 930071569
Teddy Bear Day
9 September 2021
Our EQ Teaching Bears
for 4 - 10 year olds