Join WITI North Florida to Engage with a Panel of Experts to discuss Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one’s emotions, as well as emotions of others. It is generally said to include at least three skills: emotional awareness, or the ability to identify and name one’s own emotions; the ability to harness those emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes both regulating one’s own emotions when necessary and cheering up or calming down other people.

Featured Speaker(s)

Event Moderator

Mikayla Anthony, Recruiter Lead

Mikayla Anthony is a Recruiter Lead for TEKsystems in Tallahassee. TEKsystems is the nation’s largest and highest rated IT Staffing and Services company. Mikayla is passionate about connecting with technical professionals and adding value to their careers.

Mikayla specializes in recruiting technical resources for both private and public companies. She was most recently awarded the National Recruiter of the Year for TEKsystems’ State, Local and Higher Education vertical. Mikayla is originally from South Florida and has a Bachelors in Business Management from Florida State University

Ebe Randeree, Associate Dean
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University

Ebe Randeree's background spans the fields of technology, healthcare, leadership and higher education. His specific interests are in outreach and creating pipelines from k-12 to higher education to industry.

As part of a National Science Foundation project started in 2005, he has focused his service role on recruiting more women and minorities to the STEM fields. He launched the WISE (Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences) student organization at FSU in 2008 and acts as the advisor. He also is in the 6th year of hosting the Women in Leadership Conference at FSU.

He is the Associate Dean of Finance & Administration at the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University where he teaches courses in leadership, career prep, health informatics, and technology. Ebe has a master's degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Buffalo. He started at Florida State University in 2006.

Charles W. Coker PHD. SHPHR, CEO
Lifethrive Performance Systems

Chuck Coker is one of America’s most sought after experts in the field of Personal Formation, Emotional Intelligence and Talent Management. His unique slant on how to use “Human Data” in all phases of the employment life cycle have spawned state of the art approaches for maximizing employee engagement and corporate wellness. Validity of the effectiveness of his processes have been documented by University research studies on multiple continents. Chuck’s publications include: Profit Through Your People: How the Human Factor Can Impact Your Bottom Line and is his 9th book designed to help managers, leaders and individuals maximize human potential.
100+ articles for publications nationwide like America’s Business Journals, Worksite Solutions, and The Woman’s Digest. 60+ training manuals on how human data can be applied to the personal formation, personal development and personal improvement processes.

Chuck is licensed to administer over 250 assessment profiles and has created over 50 instruments for human factor analysis. This background was the reason for forming LifeThrive Performance Systems, Inc. in 1993. He presently has locations administering his materials in Florida, Virginia, Missouri and the United Kingdom. He is Past Chairman of the President’s Council for the National Speaker’s Association, Past President of the National Speakers Association (North Florida) and was voted their “Speaker of the Year” in 2000 �" 2001. In 2016 he delivered his first TedTalk on how to use People Metrics to mitigate risk in the work environment of manufacturing and industrial based companies. In addition to speaking and developing America’s top businesses, Dr. Coker has served as Department Head at Westminster (UK) and lectured on human metrics in prestigious educational institutions like Auburn, Harvard, Cambridge, Moscow State University, the University of Chester and University of Wolverhampton.

Kristin Dross, Project Coordinator, Project Management Office
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc.

Kristin Dross is a Tallahassee native. Upon graduating FSU in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Kristin began working at Tallahassee Memorial’s Behavioral Health Center. This inspired her to further her education, and she returned in 2008 to study Mental Health Counseling and Education.

Kristin’s technical career began when she joined the U.S. Army in 2011 as a Nodal Network Systems Operator/Maintainer (25N). She also worked as a Satellite Systems Operator/Maintainer (25S) in Germany from 2012 to 2014. She later returned to Tallahassee Memorial as an IT Desktop Technician, but transitioned to Project Coordinator.

Deidre Melton, Cybersecurity, Risk, Controls and Advocate
Florida A&M University

Deidre Melton serves as an assurance, risk management, investigator, and advisory professional specializing in information technology/cybersecurity at her alma mater, Florida A&M University.

Deidre began her career working in educational and local/state government audits for the State of Florida Auditor General’s Office. Deidre is the current President of the ISACA Tallahassee Chapter. She earned her B.S. of Management and Master of Business Administration at Florida A&M University. Additionally, Deidre is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC).

Kelli Keech, Senior Business Analyst
Florida Department of Transportation

Kelli Keech is a speaker, trainer, change manager and relationship manager in both the public and the private sectors. She built her career on establishing a better connection between people through technology.

She's a Senior Business Analyst for the Florida Department of Transportation and is earning her Doctorate of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

Schedule of Events

5:45pm Check-in and Networking
6:00pm WITI Welcome & Panel Introductions
6:30pm Emotional Intelligence Panel
7:30pm Q/A, Wrap Up