Emotional Intelligence at Work
Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development

About Us

Who we are

As a members of the worldwide professional group certified by Korn Ferry to assess and coach the key skills of emotional intelligence Linda and Meagan are successful in helping clients to be their best in both personal and work relationships. Together they bring years of experience consulting with an array of leaders and organizations.


Linda Pounds, LMFT

Linda Pounds, M.A., LMFT is currently heading up Colorado EI Coaching & Counseling, LLC a company devoted to the advancement of emotional intelligence in the workplace and in personal relationships through EI skill assessment, coaching and counseling. She is also on the professional staff of Growing Self in Denver, CO, a company offering executive coaching and counseling for couples and individuals seeking to make positive changes in their lives.

During her career with the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program in Denver, CO, Linda created and led the State of Colorado’s Emotional Intelligence Leadership Program, including a staff of 11 coaches. This innovative and successful program offered EI assessment and coaching for leaders across the state of Colorado. Understanding their impact on others as well as improving self awareness, learning to better manage conflict and further develop important relationships at work gave leaders a key advantage in building more effective leadership skills with their teams.

As part of a worldwide group of professionals certified to use the Emotional Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), Linda has helped individuals and leadership teams for over 15 years assess their current levels of EI with an eye on using that information to create meaningful change. Her clients gain invaluable insight through the ESCI process, understanding their true impact on others. Survey feedback is provided by workplace managers, peers, clients, and customers. Linda is skilled in the coordination and delivery of all ESCI services for individuals and groups and creates value for clients through expert interpretation of ESCI feedback along with experienced, competent coaching toward improvements.

You will likely find Linda on a hiking trail somewhere in the world when she’s not at work. Cooking with her family and friends, reading, or tending her backyard beehive also rate high on Linda’s list of great ways to spend time. She highly values community work, and presently is an active member of SPAN’s (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) Board of Directors and works with Social Venture Partners in Boulder, CO as a consultant to non-profits.


Meagan Terry, LMFT

Meagan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach though the Hay Group. In addition to her work with Colorado EI Coaching & Counseling, Meagan is a couples and family therapist with Growing Self Counseling and Coaching.

Meagan was previously an Employee Assistance Specialist with the State of Colorado’s Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP), a nationally recognized EAP. Prior to her work C-SEAP, Meagan was the Education Director for PlatteForum where she developed and directed ArtLab, a 2011 recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Council for the Arts and the Humanities. Meagan and her students were at the White House. Meagan’s background and training includes certification as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist and certified mediator by Mares-Dixon & Associates. Lastly, she is a committee member for The Denver Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship program. Meagan has worked side by side with artists, organizations and leaders from around the world. In her collaborations, Meagan strives to impart a systemic impact for positive change and growth. Outside of her professional endeavors, Meagan serves as the Chair for Peyton’s Ranch Board of Directors and continues to support arts programming throughout the Denver metro community.