SERVING THE NEXT GENERATION
SERVING THE NEXT GENERATION
My personal journey has allowed me to experience the various emotional challenges that life can bring. Through many failed years of not living up to my full potential, when I found emotional intelligence, I had to bring it to others, especially the youth! Through intense studying under Dr. Hank Clemons (an emotional well-being therapist and expert), I found it necessary to get certified as a coach and birthed this unique, life-changing opportunity.
Our "why" stems from noting that the youth is often misunderstood and not heard. Such notions can cause the youth to mask critical areas of their lives that need to be refined and healed. As a result, we are well equipped and prepared to uncover such areas and motivate change through a self-discovering journey of emotional intelligence with our participants.
Our vision is to teach the youth skills and competencies needed to cope with opposition to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. Challenges are inevitable. However, how to handle challenges are a capability that most youth lack. The EI Institute aims to bridge the gap between emotional intelligence (EQ) and student academic and personal success. We seek to provide participants with the skill set to perceive, express, and manage emotions intelligently throughout their daily lives.
Shadai Wilburn is a highly energetic, self-motivated, proven leader with distinct competencies in education, counseling, mentoring, and personal development. She has an innate passion for serving the needs of disenfranchised and underserved populations – specifically, women and children. Shadai holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's in Human Services. She also received her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree, specializing in Social and Community Services, at Capella University.
As a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach (CEIC), Shadai has years of experience with volunteerism and employment in helping diverse populations who struggle with establishing healthy boundaries in their lives. Additionally, her specialty is providing intervention-based services, resources, and support to at-risk families and individuals. In doing so, Shadai is known for her creativity, efficacy, and optimism when resolving complex situations. Over the past six years, Shadai has served in TRiO under a college preparatory program and a professor at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. In this role, Shadai has the unique opportunity to connect at-risk students to resources and services that aid in academic success and persistence.
There is nothing more satisfying to this advocate than having the opportunity to lead today’s at-risk youth and young adults to become tomorrow’s leaders. Aside from her present endeavors, Shadai thrives on encouraging individuals to take active steps toward positive change. In her free time, Shadai is an aspiring author who longs to bring insight and revelatory experiences through her writing. Undeniably, Shadai is sold on empowering others and is committed to making a difference!
Some people have unique ideas and don't realize it, great power and don't use it, and remarkable influence and haven't unleashed it. I believe you could be one of those people. Allow us to assist you on your journey of discovering the leader within you.
All my best,
Shadai Wilburn, PhD