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Join the Wisdom Through Connection™ Spring 2022 Series: Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

Are you craving connection with other leaders?

Would you enjoy growing your leadership wisdom and impact in a small group setting?

Is a virtual session in the evening with a glass of wine in hand your speed?

We'd love to have you join the next series of Wisdom Through Connection™!

Upcoming Series:

Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

We get started on April 20th!

Join us!

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Are you ready

to take your leadership impact

to the next level

by learning about

the practical aspects of

Emotional Intelligence?

If you are a leader looking to grow and develop your understanding and application of Emotional Intelligence principles, the Wisdom Through Connection™ Spring 2022 Series is right for you.

What is Wisdom Through Connection™?

Wisdom Through Connection™ is the Magenta Roads small group wisdom and leadership development program.

Each series has its own theme and lasts for 6 weeks. You can choose to join each series independently. It's for people who don't enjoy being locked into six-month or year-long memberships.

Groups are usually 4-6 and never more than 8 people in size.

Leveraging my 20+ years as a corporate leader, my specific knowledge in human performance science, and my talent for fostering connection in an atmosphere of trust, I developed the Wisdom Through Connection process to be fun, supportive, and nurturing. 

Both as a mid-level and senior leader I found that many of my challenges were personal. And I wasn't always comfortable discussing them with my peers at work.

And try as they might, my friends and family often just didn't get it!

If you are looking for a nurturing forum to grow, develop, and gain wisdom in your leadership knowledge and skills...

With like-minded women that just 'get' you...

And you'd like to test out loud some of your own ideas and voice them in a safe environment...

And... you crave more wisdom, more grace, and deeper meaning...


I invite you to join the...

Wisdom Through Connection - Spring 2022 Series

Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

The Wisdom Through Connection™ Spring 2022 Series - Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence - will explore the four components of Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence model, connect the model to a variety of leadership style choices, and discuss practices you can adopt to advance your effectiveness in emotional intelligence.

Here's how it works and what happens next once you click

 "sign me up"...

The sessions will be held at 7:30pm (CDT) each Wednesday evening from April 20th for six weeks, last session on May 25th.

Each session will last 90 minutes and will be held on Zoom.

Once you hit the 'sign me up' button, the next steps you can expect are described below.

Step 1: Sign-up Page

You'll select Wednesday April 20th, (our first call) and then make your payment by credit card. You will receive a confirmation email and receipt.

You will also receive your Zoom meeting invitation for the six sessions. 

Step 2: Welcome Email

Soon after signing-up you will receive your Welcome Email which will include more information on preparing for your first session.

You'll be invited to join the Wisdom Through Connection Facebook group.

Step 3: Your Preparation

Join the Facebook group should you choose.

Schedule 90 minutes for the next six weeks!

Take a look at the first session's suggested reading.

Step 4: The Sessions

Join the Zoom calls each week preferably with your pre-reading complete!

Participants will not be able to join the call 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.

What are the Spring 2022 Series Weekly Topics?

The Spring 2022 Series Theme is Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence

Here are the weekly topics we will cover.


Session 1: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles

Daniel Goleman wrote a seminal Harvard Business Review article in the year 2000. Researchers are still referring to it. Emotional Intelligence skills can be learned and then consciously applied to enable you to make deliberate choices as a leader. There is not one leadership style that always works. How well equipped are you for finding and applying the best leadership stance in all situations?


Session 2: Self Awareness

Self Awareness is the first of the 4 major Emotional Intelligence components we will dive into. We will talk about blind spots, cognitive dissonance, and checkout the Johari window model. We will also discuss personality, type, skills, and strengths assessments. How do you best interpret and grow from them?


Session 3: Self Management

What are the key aspects for managing self? Discussion topics include thought habits and impulse control. This session shines a spotlight on leading yourself first. One thing I have learned, no matter how self-aware you are, there are always more layers when it comes to translating self-awareness to self-management.


Session 4: Social Awareness

Compassion and empathy are getting a lot of air time these days. In some ways this means that we all get it... yet the conversation dwells here... why is that? How do compassion, empathy, and sympathy differ? Why is this so hard for some and so easy for others? How do unconscious biases hinder us in this area? And what can you do about it?


Session 5: Relationship Management

Authenticity, trust, and social responsibility. Why are these important for leaders? How does our emotional expression help and where can it inadvertently harm?


Session 6: Mindfulness Practices

How is mindfulness helpful for emotional intelligence? What are the options for mindfulness practices? Why does this often feel too hard? How can you find actions that work for your preferences and your schedule?


in addition to attending the sessions you will also get ...

Bonus 1
The Extended Self Care Checklist

This 7 Step Self Care Checklist is an extended version. This is tremendously helpful in our discussion of habits needed to enable us to practice the component of emotional intelligence known as self-management.

Bonus 2
Private Facebook Group Membership

You will receive a link to join our private Facebook group so that you can keep in touch with participants between sessions.

About Your Coach,

Carla Santamaria

Carla is a heart-centered leader, with 20+ years of global leadership experience. She is known for making strong personal connections and fostering an atmosphere of inclusiveness, transparency, and belonging.

Carla has intentionally designed the Wisdom Through Connection process so that you will feel a sense of connection to the group as well as a connection to yourself! You will leave the calls feeling inspired and energized. Your proverbial cup will be filled!

There is so much to love about

Wisdom Through Connection™!

I love creating a nurturing, and trusting environment in which participants can grow, learn, and develop.

I believe that it is in connecting with one another, telling our stories and sharing our experiences that we individually and collectively gain wisdom.

I designed the program to do just that!

Leveraging my 20+ years as a Manager and Executive, and everything I learned and experienced in successfully developing and nurturing the individual leaders in my teams, I carefully designed the Wisdom Through Connection format.

PLUS! I also stitched into the program design my expertise in human performance science and experiential learning principles.

And ... because I am an engineer - and I have a continuous improvement, growth mindset - I ran a pilot!

At the end of the pilot, I surveyed the participants.

When asked about the value of the program, the response was overwhelming!

100% of the pilot participants said they were ready to sign up again!

So I knew I was onto a good thing!

But I also made some tweaks based on feedback from that pilot group.

Each session is now 90 minutes instead of 60.

We meet weekly instead of every other week.

Session times are later in the evening instead of right at the end of the workday.

There are also a number of features from the pilot that will be staying.

Keeping the group small - aim is for 4-6 people. Max of 8.

Creating an environment to nurture each participant's development by empowering everyone to tell their story to the group.

Facilitating the discussions so that everyone is empowered to share their thoughts and challenges on the weekly topics.

We will be real about the problems and our challenges allowing just enough venting to be constructive.

(I call this the 'wine and whine' portion of the program.)

We will build towards solutions to our challenges.

We will maintain confidentiality.

I also heard in the feedback that participants found tremendous personal and professional value in attending the sessions.

The highlights for attendees were:

- connecting with other female leaders

- access to perspectives from other leaders in an open way

- time to reflect on important topics away from the 'busy' day to day

- having a sounding board available for current challenges

- having an opportunity to test ideas 'out loud' in a trusted environment

One of the biggest 'a-ha' moments for participants was realising that

"I am not alone in my struggles."

What I love about the program is the value it brings participants at a fraction of the cost of one-on-one coaching.

This makes it possible for individuals who are not quite ready to commit to coaching in a one-on-one setting to also have the opportunity to grow and develop. 

And I love how this allows me to reach and support even more leaders in growing their leadership career impact.

My coaching rate for a single 45-minute session is currently north of $300.

Each Wisdom Through Connection™ series

includes nine hours of live face time with me

as your coach in a group setting.

So the 

Spring 2022 Series: Practical Aspects of Emotional Intelligence 

is a great offer at just ...

spring 2022 SERIES

6 x 90 minute group sessions




  • Facebook Group Membership
  • Extended Self-Care Checklist

100% Satisfaction Guarantee 

Following the first two sessions, if you feel that the program is not providing you value, I will pro-rate the amount for the remaining sessions in a no questions asked refund.

I offer this satisfaction guarantee because I know that you will get value from these sessions, and I am willing give you that option up front.

If you find that Wisdom Through Connection™ is not for you, no problem whatsoever. I do ask that you attend and participate in the first two sessions as a contingency for the satisfaction guaranteed refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay if I don't know anybody else?

This is not a problem at all! There will be ample opportunity to introduce yourself and for others to do the same. In many ways, the anonymity of the group is something you might enjoy! We will create a trusted environment, asking each participant to treat our sessions confidentially.

What if I need to miss a session?

It's not a problem if you need to miss a session, however, there will not be any refunds provided for missed sessions.

Refunds are possible for the full amount up to 7 days following payment, as long as that is before April 18th, 2022. 

The 100% guarantee refund is also available if after two sessions you would like to opt-out and the refund will be provided if requested, contingent on participation at the first two sessions.

I want to know more about the program

For an overview of the Wisdom Through Connection concept - link here. I am also happy to answer any questions you may have - send me a message at carla@magentaroads.com

I am too busy right now, when is the next series?

I am sorry to hear that you cannot make the Spring 2022 series fit into your schedule. I encourage you to sign up for the waitlist on the Wisdom Through Connection page (link here). I will reach out to people on the waitlist as I plan upcoming series to understand their preferences for meeting times and let them be the first to know of upcoming series times.

spring 2022 series

6 x 90 minute group sessions



  • FaceBook Group Membership
  • Extended Self-Care Checklist 

Come connect with us!

You deserve the time to grow and develop in your leadership skills in an environment of trust, friendship, and connection!

I know that it might feel like you don't have the bandwidth to take on anything more right now.

I totally get that feeling.

But I also know that the nurturing you gain from this community will lift you up!

And the tips and strategies you learn will have you inspired and energized to apply emotional intelligence skills in new and impactful ways.

Whatever you decide is right for you at this time, I wish you a happy and productive Spring and lead up to Summer. And, that you thrive!

Always supporting your leadership journey, 

Magenta Roads, Principal, Carla Santamaria

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