Liberating the purpose, passion and power of

leaders, teams and organizations since 1989.

  Robert "Dusty" Staub 
~ Founder & CEO ~
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EQIQs customized approach to Wholehearted Leading and Living engages emotional intelligence to fundamentally multiply your effective intelligence in all aspects of life. We provide decades of proven:





Let us help you develop your effectiveness and capacity to create a life of Purpose, Power, Passion and Meaning to live more successfully and joyfully.  

At EQIQ, our passion is tailoring our services to fulfill your desire to live and work more effectively, meaningfully and joyfully. We listen to you deeply and with heart to refine our work to best fit your needs, desires and expectations for life, work or organization.

We invite you to a complimentary introductory phone call with our founder and senior strategist, Dusty Staub. We are confident that you will be delighted by our ability to provide the wholehearted leadership training you and/or your organization seeks.

  • Practical Understanding

  • Powerful Methodology

  • Key Skills

  • Hands-on-Tools


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Wholehearted Leadership Services

Our goal is to improve personal mastery of leadership skills, support purposeful and courageous life skills, maximize effective workplace communication and support creative and productive company environments

We focus on developing personal mastery, leadership effectiveness through more purposeful and courageous life skills.  This helps you to maximize effective workplace communication and support creative and productive company environments.


Our programs have been tailored over the past 30 years to meet individual needs and goals, small and growing enterprises and established Fortune-500 companies across all sectors of business.

EQIQ has three primary powerhouse workshops for those individuals who are ready for transformation and a more wholehearted, courageous way of living and leading.  All of our programs are built around a potent integration of EQ (emotional intelligence) and IQ (intellectual quotient) factors, insights, disciplines, practices and tools.


Executive Team Leadership

Successful executive teams depend on high performance teamwork; too often this is lacking.  EQIQ excels at helping to liberate the power and effectiveness of executive groups.  Our proven methodology facilitates building psychological safety and higher levels of trust, promoting high performance teamwork and more effective relationships.

Keynote Speeches

Keynote speeches to groups, associations and organizations on topics including but are not limited to: 

·       Transformation Leadership: Moving from "S- - t” to “Shift”

·       The Courage Imperative: Addressing 2 Major Reasons Leaders Fail

·       Whole Hearted Leading: Creating High Engagement & Spirit at Work

Private Executive & Entrepeneur Leadership Coaching

For over three decades EQIQ has been providing this service for Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Owners and Executive Teams. Our comprehensive, in-depth understanding of psychology, leadership, management, teamwork and strategic thinking blends emotional intelligence with practical business acumen into a powerful competitive advantage.  

Strategic Life Planning

Do you know the five core domains of living wholeheartedly? Would you like to have a more holistic, strategic perspective on your life, what to aim for and how to go about achieving it?  The EQIQ Strategic Life Planning process helps you do it all, starting with a review of your key lifeline. The process unpacks and opens up new possibilities and capacities.  Ask us for details on how to be the best version of yourself and moving forward with greater passion, power and purpose.

Business Transformation
Management Consultant

Is your organizational work culture one of high performance and engagement?  Our Business Transformation consulting process starts with an organizational assessment process that is designed to begin engaging positive change. The process empowers individuals and teams through insights, new skill sets and expert facilitation.  The transformational plan and milestones are co-created during the leadership retreat, where the results of the assessment are digested and turned into focused, strategic leadership actions.  

High Performance Coaching

Smart entrepreneurs and leaders seek out any advantage they can get from a coaching process.  Our approach is built around the insight that the greatest asset, beyond natural talent and a capacity to learn, is insight into self and others. The greatest liabilities are also internal: self-doubt, confusion, indecisiveness, incomplete awareness and lack of personal mastery. The EQIQ approach uses in-depth understanding of emotional intelligence, specific acts of courage, and effective leadership practices for excellence in living and leading.


      Client Testimonials

Joe Roberts 
CEO - J.E. Robert Companies

“EQIQ helped give my executive team a competitive leg up through a more effective use of our human resources. I trust their expertise and highly recommend them to you.”

Jack Canfield

I encourage you, if you are leader or want to be a better person, to get in touch with EQIQ and its founder Dusty Staub. I interview a lot of people and if I had to rank, he is in the top 2 or 3.

United Healthcare

“Our EQIQ team-building sessions have helped us understand our purpose, vision and needs, to act courageously and be more effective leaders.”

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Our Client List

Beyond working with individual leaders and entrepreneurs, we have had the privilege of supporting over 110 organizations including the following clients: 
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Core                 Team

Robert “Dusty” Staub has worked for over 30 years with executives, families, and communities as well as with private and public companies. He has trained and coached executives and teams in creating high performance outcomes. Dusty has been a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results.

He has worked and traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. He is the author of The Heart of Leadership: Twelve Practices of Courageous Leaders, The 7 Acts of Courage: Bold Leadership for a Wholehearted Life, and Courage in the Valley of Death: Daily Practices for Whole-Hearted Living. He has also co-authored Dynamic Focus: Creating Significance and Breaking the Spells of Limitation with Wayne Gerber. Dusty has written over two hundred articles on topics such as leadership, team-based creativity, personal mastery, team effectiveness, personal effectiveness and business strategy and has written a bi-weekly column for the Triad Business Journal.

Dusty is one of a select group of certified forum facilitators for the YPO/WPO. He is a fellow in the School of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and received his Masters in Clinical Social Work in Marital and Family Therapy and Systems Management from UNC Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Kernersville, NC with his wife Christine. Dusty is the proud father of three young adults. He loves playing his Native American flutes, walking in the woods, and sharing stories and laughter with family and friends. He represents the pinnacle of the EQIQ team. Click here to learn about how to book Dusty Staub.


Dusty Staub

CEO & Founder

Christine E. Staub, M.D.


Christine Staub has been a thought partner with Dusty around the topic of heart-centered leadership for the last three decades. She brings a background as a family physician, working mother, business owner, project manager and community leader to the Staub Leadership team.

Christine is especially interested in relationship development, team building, conflict resolution and personal leadership mastery.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Christine completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987. She practiced medicine using a holistic approach until 2006. Since that time Christine’s attention has turned to healing, wisdom sharing and project development within international organizations as well as in the local community.

Christine is an avid gardener and is slowly mastering the art of beekeeping. She firmly believes that Nature and the bees have much to teach us.

Eduardo da Silva  brings an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to our team. Born and raised in Brazil, he has worked in the United States for several large, multi-national corporations since 1999. Eduardo has a passion for high-efficiency performance through business development, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and personal mastery. His life experiences have helped him gain greater insight into the contemporary challenges faced by the ever evolving and demanding lifestyle of the corporate professional.

A caring mentor and coach, Eduardo specializes in helping individuals connect deeply with their personal life purpose and to discover meaning and significance at work, at home and in the community. This in turn supports a higher level of engagement at work, enhanced business relationships, increased bottom-line performance, along with a healthy work-social life balance.

Eduardo’s people skills are blended with his powerful intuition and ability to shift perspectives.

He heads the EQIQ coaching program and is responsible for our diversity and inclusion training initiatives. Eduardo is the proud father of two young adult sons. He is an avid yoga practitioner and outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys preparing vibrant meals for friends and family.

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Eduardo Da Silva

Senior VP, Consulting Services

Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Senior Consultant,
Founder of Core Success

Leeza Steindorf , as a communication and conflict resolution expert, facilitates both personal and professional development. Her work with teams and organizations helps to build positive relationships, streamline processes and fuel creativity. Leeza lived and worked in Europe for 26 years and in her consulting business there engaged with team members and served clients from over 30 different cultures.

Developer of the CORE (Clarity-Ownership-Resolution-Excellence) SuccessTM model, Leeza also draws from her experience as a professional development trainer for domestic and international school systems. Additional certifications and accreditations include Certified Mediator, Jack Canfield Success Trainer, Tony Robbins Results Coach, International Coach Federation accredited member and Feldenkrais® Somatic Education Practitioner. Leeza has authored several books and trainings, including Parenting Success Blueprint e-training, the award-winning book Connected Parent, Empowered Child: Five Keys to Raising Happy, Confident, Responsible Kids, and CORE Success™ for Schools.

Currently based in Oregon, Leeza is the proud parent of two adult children. She enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, running, and exploring where quantum physics and spirituality overlap.

No one can do it for you, and you can’t do it alone.”

- Dusty Staub


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