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Sue Hurst

Sue is a speaker, trainer and Christian Coach. Her degree from Liberty University is in Psychology Specializing in Life Coaching. In addition, she is a Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach® and certified to give EQ assessments to children, youth, & adults.

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About this course

 


For Parents, Grandparents, Ministry Staff, Teachers…




  • What are your areas of concern about the children in your care?
  • Are you worried about bullying, risky behavior, and school performance?
  • Would you like to positively impact your child’s relationships, health, and life satisfaction?

Training children to become like Jesus is hard work, not quickly done, but incredibly fulfilling. The call to do this work is clear but it’s not necessarily easy. It can be difficult not only knowing where to start, but how to evaluate progress.

As Christians, we know Jesus is our perfect model of social and emotional intelligence. We’re not surprised then when research says the behaviors we see in Him in the gospels improves life for people in three major areas: relationships, health, and life satisfaction.

And while it’s wonderful to have those three areas improve, that’s not the reason for this course.

No, the whole point of this course is to see Jesus more clearly, to better identify and understand the skills He uses, and then to pray that He will develop these attributes in us. Isn’t that what we want for our children? For ourselves?

As the adult, you don’t want your child just to be able to recite the books of the Bible (although that’s fine to know). You want to cultivate their relationship with Jesus. You want them to see Him as real, accessible, loving, and grace-giving. You want them to see Jesus, really see how He's handling situations in the Bible.  Then your child can be aware and name what He was feeling…so they can relate to Him, so they can know Him.

Because Jesus left heaven to come to earth as a man, we have the opportunity to see how He handled life. 

The foundational self-awareness course of Becoming Like Jesus is for you if you: 

  •  Are the Christian parent/grandparent of a child 3 to 8 years old
  • Want to know your child more thoroughly
  • Want to improve your own social and emotional intelligence
  • Want to build skills such as empathy and awareness in your child
  • Want to train your child to look to Jesus for answers on how to behave

In an analysis of 213 SEL (social and emotional learning) programs in schools with over 270,000 students, improvements were found in these areas:



  • Outlook about self, others, & school
  • Achievement test scores increased 11%
  • Emotional Intelligence skills
  • Classroom behavior

With Reduction in:

  • Conduct problems
  • Emotional distress
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Marked reduction in risk for substance abuse, absenteeism, & other problem behaviors

                     *Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011

High EQ positively impacts:

  • Academic retention
  • Avoidance of risk behavior
  • Enhancement of health, happiness, & life success

                     *Elias, et al., 1997

  • Social and Emotional Learning can accelerate student learning

                     *Bridgeland, Bruce, & Hariharan, 2013

Course Only
Single Family Use

Course /Single Family
Assessment, 

Debrief plus Strategy
Course /Single Family
Assessments, 

Debrief plus Strategy
Coaching, Email Support
Fee: $30.00
Fee: $299
Fee: $699
* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
     

* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
* 1 assessment with 40-page
     report
* 90-minute assessment
     debrief      
* Includes strategy
     development
* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
* 3 adult assessments with 40
     plus report pages: 1 Brain
     Brief, 1 Brain Talent, and
     1 Social & Emotional
     Intelligence profile
* 90-minute assessment
     debrief      
* 3 hours of coaching sessions
     (to be completed within 3    
     months) with action steps,  
     implementation, & strategy
     development
* 3 months of email support
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“The videos are amazing and I certainly am enjoying them.”  — Penny Egenes, retired school bus driver and grandmother 




"My younger son blew me away. He was describing all of them. (Emotions on the Mood Meter) He had all four down and he needed a PowerPoint presentation for all the examples he gave me. I was surprised by how he described what made him feel peaceful. 'When it is quiet and I have someone reading me a book or sitting with me while we talk. Or playing a game together as a family. That's when I feel peaceful.' He says 'Peeth-thul' which made it that much cuter. But this exercise was a great one. Excited for what next week holds. And excited to add this to our board behind our dining table--hopefully a new conversation tradition while we gather for meals!"  —Ryan Dage, Children's Ministry Staff and mother of three




"I had not realized how young of a child could be impacted by the loss of emotional interaction."  Julie Parra, mother of three 




"EQ training like this is helpful in literally everyday life circumstances. I don't think most people understand the impact it can make on personal and relationship health. I, personally, have become way more aware of my interactions with my grandchildren as a result of this course."  —Pamela Culpepper, grandmother of six 




Becoming like Jesus is a life-long pursuit…

 But rather than being overwhelmed by all the areas to be addressed, this course uses the EQ basic skills of self-awareness to focus the training.

When we are high in EQ, we're aware of feelings and can then wisely choose our actions to best reflect and represent Jesus. In this way, we are able to do as the Apostle Paul instructed in Colossians 3:17:

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” (NLT)

There are six modules covered in the Becoming Like Jesus: Self-Awareness workshop & course:



The workshop is filled with application activities and videos for each module.

You will walk away with:

  • A new awareness and perspective on ways to increase EQ
  • Beginning skills in coaching your child
  • A resource list of EQ games, toys & books
  • Goals you want to achieve for your child
  • A new understanding of the skills Jesus displayed in the Gospels

WHY should I bother to do this course? 

It comes down to two things:

  • We want to “Train up a child in the way he should go…” (Proverbs 22:6a ESV)
  • And we want to experience some of the research-based improvements resulting from EQ training.

WHAT do I need to know?

  • You need to know how and why training in EQ skills gives additional tools and more insight into specific ways we can become more like Jesus.
  • As we identify and name behavior, we’re more likely to be able to grow into that behavior. Example: Jesus was skilled in mentoring others, specifically His disciples. If you’re interested in growing as a leader, you could prayerfully investigate how to mentor others.

HOW is this workshop & course going to help me practice the WHAT that I need to know?

  • First, we’ll look at the research and impact of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Next, the focus will be on five skills that make up the foundation of EQ Self-Awareness.
  • We’ll look to see how Jesus modeled each of the five skills and then engage in application activities.

IF I do what I learn in the workshop/course, some of the changes I can expect are:

  • New perspective of Jesus.
  • New understanding of how Jesus exhibits emotions.
  • Increased ability to live in the practical faith that is discussed in the book of James.

 SO WHAT?

  • A primary goal in this course is for your child to begin to think about emotions. We want him to see how Jesus expressed emotions in the Bible, how they are connected with His behavior, and the way He loves.
  • Then your child will begin to connect emotions with physical clues and actions. This new ability will spread from the foundation of a loving relationship with Jesus to relationships with herself and others.


Course Only
Single Family Use

Course /Single Family
Assessment, 

Debrief plus Strategy
Course /Single Family
Assessments, 

Debrief plus Strategy
Coaching, Email Support
Fee: $30.00
Fee: $299
Fee: $699
* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
     
* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
* 1 assessment with 40-page
     report
* 90-minute assessment
     debrief      
* Includes strategy
     development
* 6 Modules in the online
     course
* Includes a 30-minute live
     session with Sue to discuss
     your EQ goals for the
     course.
* 3 adult assessments with 40
     plus report pages: 1 Brain
     Brief, 1 Brain Talent, and
     1 Social & Emotional
     Intelligence profile
* 90-minute assessment
     debrief      
* 3 hours of coaching sessions
     (to be completed within 3    
     months) with action steps,  
     implementation, & strategy
     development
* 3 months of email support
Register
Now

Register
Now