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Panel Discussion on Emotional Intelligence


Why is Emotional Intelligence (EI) important in the workplace? Please join us to grasp a broader understanding on how EI can contribute to your success and progress. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term that has been receiving an increasing amount of interest recently. To explore the concept in more details and from different perspectives, MentorUp is organizing a panel discussion engaging four panelists from different backgrounds:

Jodi Goebel: Directory of Business Strategy at the City of Edmonton.

Margot Ross Graham: Principal of Sandbar Coaching and Consulting

Danielle Strang: Head of People Operations at Jobber


Speaker Bios

Jodi Goebel

Jodi completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Alberta, majoring in Business Economics and Business Law. She currently works for the City of Edmonton as a Director of Business Strategy, helping to make the City’s Financial and Corporate Services more effective.

Prior to joining the City, Jodi worked overseas as a business development and marketing professional with a number of technology companies, and in rural Alberta as the manager of a Regional Economic Development Alliance.

In addition to her position with the City, Jodi is an avid volunteer. She is an instructor with the Province’s Board Development Program, the past Co-Chair of Edmonton’s NextGen, and co-founder of a new organization that provides practical guidance for young women in the workplace through an event series called What I Wish I Knew.

Margot Ross Graham

Margot Ross Graham, (CPHR, CPCC) is the owner of Sandbar Coaching and Consulting. Prior to building her own firm, Margot spent several years in senior executive roles with small and mid size Alberta companies. She has extensive background and expertise leading change and process improvement initiatives as companies move through their organizational lifecycle. She has particular expertise in human resources, leadership, integration, and organizational development.

Margot provides consulting and facilitation services in areas such as, organization assessments, strategic planning, leadership development, succession planning, change and transition and human resources. She is a Certified Executive Coach and throughout her career has worked with leaders from private, public and non-profit organizations across Canada. Margot is currently featured every Tuesday as the Workplace Columnist for CBC Radio’s Edmonton morning show.

Danielle Strang

Danielle Strang is a talent strategist, a marketing enthusiast and a disrupter at heart. Taking a non-traditional and opportunistic approach to her own career, she stepped away from years of corporate HR experience to launch herself into the executive recruiting industry. Now, as the Head of People for a tech startup, Danielle is passionate about sharing her learnings from the executive search industry to help modernize HR and in-house recruiting. Her focus on design thinking has helped shape a culture that wholly considers what the employee experience should be.