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EQ & You: Strategies for Productive Relationships and Successful Companies
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: HCPEA Events

EQ & You
Strategies for Productive Relationships and Successful Companies

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Offices of Jefferies
520 Madison Avenue
New York, NY


You can’t have a successful private equity career without strong, effective relationships.  Yet, relationships are often the reason why businesses fail. 

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize your own emotions and those of others (read the room) and then use that information to guide thinking and behavior. EQ helps you communicate effectively, increase influence, diffuse conflict, and build strong relationships.

Join us with for an interactive session with J.P. Flaum, CEO/Founder of Green Peak Partners.  J.P. has worked extensively with PE firms and portfolio  companies on issues related to leadership effectiveness, organizational design, succession planning, on-boarding, M&A integration, and conflict intervention.  Topics to be covered include:

  • How the best investors and leaders avoid ‘solving’ and instead use powerful questions to drive vision, creativity, and alignment across their teams and companies.
  • The 4 most common - and irritating mistakes in everyday communication and how to be more sought after in the board room
  • The 3 levels of listening and why most people only hear 1
  • Why typical feedback doesn't work and how to deliver feedback that is fast, easy, and truly accessible
  • 6 things the best investors do differently to give their CEOs a tailwind and boost ROI

The seminar will conclude with a networking cocktail reception.


J.P. Flaum is the CEO and Founder of Green Peak (GP), a management consulting firm.  GP aligns with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to drive increased returns by focusing on hiring, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. J.P. has coached over 120 executives across every major industry in his six-month Peak Leadership program. His insights have been featured in publications including: The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal’s Private Equity Beat, The Washington Post, PE Hub, The New York Times DealBook, Investor’s Business Daily, The Globe and Mail, American Management Association, and HR Executive. 

Prior to launching Green Peak Partners, J.P. was a Managing Director with ghSMART, where he helped build a team of more than 15 respected consultants serving half the world’s top-ten private equity firms.  He also founded and led the firm’s executive coaching practice.  In the late 1990s, J.P. was the Managing Partner of Venture Performance, an executive coaching firm serving venture-backed technology companies.

J.P. earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance and Management with a minor in Psychology from the University of Virginia.  He is a CPCC-certified corporate coach and is licensed by the International Coaching Federation.