Relationship Intelligence Certified Facilitator

RELATIONSHIP INTELLIGENCE (RQ) determines the success or failure of a team


In agile transitions and transformation processes, I come across questions like these again and again:

1. How do I change a culture that has rewarded short-term and individual goals?
2. What incentives need to be created so that teams, departments, squads, tribes work together, break down knowledge silos and understand success as a common goal?
3. How do I establish trust when team members act in a decoupled way (and have been rewarded for it) and leaders dominate all decision-making processes and thus decisions?

Besides all the strategies for team performance, it is the relationships that keep the team going. Relationship intelligence (RQ) is the metric that matters most but is often the least considered. Relationship intelligence (RQ) helps people, teams, squads, tribes to

• better understand past interactions and build a deeper understanding and appreciation of self and others.
• make decisions and perceptions in the present to establish more effective behaviour and communication in relationships.
• anticipate the thoughts and actions of others, giving them more control over the future outcomes of their relationships.

These skills are essential to create collaborative communities that foster learning, development and authentic connections with others and work. These skills are essential to ensure effective agile interactions in organisations.

Business Agility... a game with many players. The most successful teams value diversity, honour perspectives and channel the strengths of individual members in the same direction. RQ makes this possible by connecting teams with a common language and timely insight into relationships. With fine-tuned self-awareness and a greater appreciation for different communication styles, teams with high RQ can focus their collective energy on relevant goals.

Just because teams are having a conversation doesn’t mean it’s an effective agile interaction. Through systematic assessment, training and the core strengths® platform, teams use RQ to improve the content of their conversations, reduce conflict and make agile interactions efficient and effective.

Core Strengths®-Trainings and Workshops

The Core Strengths® training is based on the personality assessment Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) 2.0, which is based on the Relationship Awareness® theory.


People are complex, and that can make interacting with people challenging. Sometimes it can make it downright exhausting – but relationships don’t have to be. Today, leaders need to understand that each person speaks their own “language of collaboration”. This is where Core Strengths comes in. The workshop helps leaders and teams at all levels to understand their own language and the language of others. It provides an even better understanding of how these languages change during conflict and how to avoid, manage and resolve these conflicts. Equip teams for success. Give them the tools to take initiative, be innovative and make smart decisions.

In this workshop you will learn

• how to maintain lively communication with dispersed teammates and achieve win-win outcomes

• to understand how team members relate to each other and how to deal with conflict productively.

• how to increase commitment and responsibility for achieving common outcomes

• to know the strengths of the teams and use them at the right time for more effectiveness

• to work together from a distance to make the best decisions for the organisation

• to create an action plan for a difficult situation the team is currently facing

The workshop consists of three sessions, each lasting 2.5 hours. Before and after the sessions, an individual preparation and follow-up time of approx. 60 minutes is to be planned.


In this first session you will learn how people assess their motivations when things are going well. You will also learn the results of your own SDI 2.0 (Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0) assessment, which shows your Motivational Value System (MVS). You will see how your motives influence the way you work with others and how their motives influence the way they work with you. Results are the goal, relationships the glue. That is RQ.


In this session you will recognise how a person’s motives change when they are in conflict. Based on your SDI 2.0 results, you will learn how to assess motives when they change in conflict – and how this affects how you interact with others in these situations.


In this session you will become aware of how you currently use your strengths and learn how to use the different strengths to achieve better results. You will also see and hear how your strengths are perceived by others and gain a new awareness of how your strengths affect your team relationships. You will also learn who you are most likely to get into trouble with if you overuse a strength. Take away insights on how to deal with overdone strengths and turn them into productive forces.

If you want to improve agile interactions in your organisation, intensify collaboration between teams, squads, tribes or just people, if you want to make silos permeable and information accessible and create an atmosphere of trust and use conflicts positively, then let’s talk about Relationship Intelligence (RQ), Core Strengths® and SDI 2.0.