We are dedicated to advancing organizational culture and performance by:

  • building a community

  • advancing careers

  • transforming workplace culture


Why EQ?


Emotional intelligence (EQ) significantly affects our capacity for resilience, motivation, empathy, reasoning, stress management, communication, and our ability to read and navigate social situations and conflicts.

  • 90% of top performers are high in EQ

  • EQ is responsible for 58% of your job performance

  • Those with EQ report a happier and more fulfilled personal and professional life




How do I get involved?


What do our members think?


Edward r. Dudley Jr.

It's said "Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key to both personal and professional success". So when you lead with EQ there's nothing you can't do. Ever since my very first interaction with the People First Professionals (PFP) team it was clear that at their core EQ was in their DNA. Unfortunately, many of our corporate environments have created climates of insensitive and indifferent individuals. PFP is leading the charge to shift our corporate culture to bring about change as it relates to increasing EQ in our society. PFP is building a community poised to make positive impacts.


Katie Dunn

Experience has taught me that EQ is critically important at work and in life. I’m grateful to have found a professional organization centered around cultivating EQ skills in its members. PFP has been a fun place to meet people who understand the importance of EQ and share a desire to grow in this area. PFP is networking with a purpose – and that purpose is developing the skills and network we all need to make our workplaces happy and productive places.


John o’brien

PFP has allowed me to explore what it means to grow and learn about myself while surrounding me with others who are walking the same journey. Being around like minded people not only lets you feel safe as you learn, but also pushes you to move past any limitations you think you might have.