Sylvia Baffour

Emotional Intelligence & Executive Coach

Sylvia Baffour

Emotional Intelligence & Executive Coach

Sylvia Baffour is an Emotional Intelligence Coach, Author and Speaker recently ranked among HubSpot’s Top 15 Female Motivational Speakers, alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Mel Robbins. Her clients benefit from a proprietary Dare to Care™ EI Coaching Framework that helps them elevate their impact and influence using emotional intelligence strategies. She also works with clients to bring their public speaking ability to the next level.

Over the past 18 years, she’s had the pleasure of working with organizations such as Whirlpool, Capital One, Doctors Without Borders, The World Bank and the U.S. Department of Defense to name a few. Sylvia has a passion for guiding her clients.

Her experiences having lived in several countries across the globe afford her unique insight and perspective in relating to and connecting with diverse clients. 

About Sylvia

Watch this video to learn more about Sylvia’s coaching style, techniques, tools, and background. Discover what challenges she most enjoys in her work with clients, and what she is passionate about.

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“Our team thoroughly enjoyed Sylvia’s program at our recent All-Hands Town Hall meeting for 60+ associates. We were impressed with her ability to quickly gain credibility with our audience by weaving her points into our theme, even referencing topics discussed in the previous, short session. She took the time to get to know our organization and presented a well-planned, customized program. She kept the interest of the audience and was interactive. We highly recommend working with Sylvia!” 

— Eileen M., Project Manager, Capital One

“Sylvia did an exceptional job presenting to our group. The effort she made to understand who we are and the needs of our team was extraordinary. Her preparation was diligent and her presentation was highly engaging and personalized. ” 

— Maralyn L., Assoc. Dir of Quality Management, Penn Medicine

“Sylvia is a consummate professional and uniquely connects with her audience in every possible way. She was very well-prepared, shared great stories related to life and the program content, and was right on message with everything for our Corporate Retreat. The Corporate Team loved her. Without question, we would have Sylvia come back!” 

— Kenneth S., Director of HR, Somatus Inc.

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Sylvia’s coaching approach breaks down emotional intelligence into a skillset that is practical, accessible and easy to use in everyday work and life situations. Sylvia helps her clients:

  • Gain a greater awareness of their strengths and blind spots
  • Increase their ability to use their emotions to work for them and not against them
  • Build more flexibility and inner resilience
  • Embrace change and uncertainty productively
  • Collaborate successfully with diverse individuals or teams
  • Navigate conflict successfully
  • Learn strategies to communicate more effectively with empathy
  • Enhance their ability to lead, inspire and influence others
Additionally, through her Presentation Skills Coaching, Sylvia helps clients improve how persuasive, memorable and impactful they are during their most important presentations.

Education / Certifications

  • Strayer University, Masters in Business Administration
  •  James Madison University, BA Finance & French
  •  Dare to Care™ Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certified
  •  Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Psychological Safety Coach

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