Life Skills Consultant | Education and Training Development Expert | Storyteller
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." Maya Angelou
Hi, it's Dorottya Gill Zalay here, unique skills consultant and trainer. For the past 10 years I have worked in child protection and soft skills development. I have been dedicated to actively building children’s social and emotional skills to become successful adults.
What is unique skills consulting and how is it relevant to your career path?
As a unique skills consultant I support parents and teachers as well as organizations in finding creative and effective ways in developing life skills, soft skills and mindfulness for children and youth. I started Unique Skills Consulting to work directly with families and be able to work on more diverse projects to improve global, education development projects and training worldwide.
Why is it important to raise a socially and emotionally intelligent child?
Social and emotional skills are one of the most important skills children and adolescents develop, as they often serve as predictors of future success. Such as survival skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills. The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and to recognize when their attention has wandered and to provide tools for control.
Empathy is the key.
I believe with the right tools and leading dialogues I can offer parents and teachers a positive and mindful way to build strong connection with children and youth. With positive practices in how to raise mentally, physically and emotionally strong generations. Let them learn life-long skills!