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Dealing with the Modern Version of Saber Tooth Tigers | Debbie Muno – Part 1

January 11, 2022

Dealing with the Modern Version of Saber Tooth Tigers | Debbie Muno - Part 1

Emotional intelligence usually receives the unfair tag of metaphysical woo-woo, but actually, there is science behind its concept, and it is a teachable skill. A first step into understanding how it works is realizing many things happen in our brains that we are unaware of, and we have no control over that directly impact almost everything we do. 

To talk about the importance of emotional intelligence and its implications in our personal and professional lives is Debbie Muno, Managing Director of Genos North America. 

Our conversation revolves around the direct link between how people feel and how they perform at work. We delve into the influence, positive or negative, people can have in our personal and professional lives and what we can do, as leaders, to improve our communication skills. Using simple words and uncomplicated concepts, Debbie explained the main ideas behind emotional intelligence and how it impacts productivity, hiring and retention rates, and personal development. 

Tune in to episode 11 of Maximum Octane and dive deep into emotional intelligence’s fascinating space, and learn how to use it to improve your and your teams’ experiences at work.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is emotional intelligence, and why it is related to the feeling of being drained all of us feel nowadays (4:41)
  • What is the reward circuitry, and how it affects our mood and cognitive functions (7:21)
  • The flat circuitry. Where everything goes South (15:41)
  • Debbie’s advice on how to improve our emotional intelligence (25:15)
  • We are not what we feel (28:07)


Jimmy Lea | Product Evangelist at KUKUI

These are what you will get from listening to Kim Hickey on Maximum Octane. Kim is not shy nor will she hide behind the safe questions. She will always dig deep asking great questions to get to the core of the issue/topic.

Insight, Information, and Engagement 

Barney Fein

Take it to the Max with Kim, her peddle to the metal energy and insight will spark your business success!

Go to the front of the pack

Amy Rookwood

Never would have thought a podcast by an auto repair shop would have such useful information for a life coach! Kim is open, unconventional and totally easy to listen to. Loved her background story and this non-auto-centered woman can’t wait to hear more!


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