Wholehearted Leadership

Liberating the purpose, passion and power of individuals,

teams and organizations since 1990.




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Years of Experience


Qualified Experts


Major Corporate Clients Every Year


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About EQIQ


EQIQ’s customized leadership development services promote emotional intelligence alongside business acumen. Investment in leadership skills, championed at the C-suite level and leveraged company-wide, helps develop capacity and creativity toward positive returns, as well as resilience and flexibility during times of economic upheaval and rapid change. The loyalty of our satisfied clients speaks volumes to the success of our approach.

At EQIQ, we pride ourselves in tailoring our services to your organization’s needs. In other words, first we listen; then we refine our proposal to fit your expectations. Alternatively, you can take advantage of any of our proven open enrollment trainings. These have been developed and refined for maximum impact, while serving a wide spectrum of clients over the last three decades. We can also conduct full or targeted team and department audits to help your organization prioritize leadership development needs.

We invite you to a complimentary introductory phone call with our founder and chief consultant, Dusty Staub. We are confident that you will be well satisfied in our ability to provide for the leadership training you and your organization seeks.

Our Companies


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

Consultants and strategic partners associated with EQIQ excel at customizing their services to the unique needs of client organizations. Our programs can be tailored for individuals, small and growing enterprises and for established Fortune-50 companies. We have been serving individuals and teams for 30 years and have experience across all sectors of business, including retail and manufacturing, government, health and insurance industries, public service providers, and food industries.

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. Building high levels of collaboration and breakthrough thinking within a leadership team takes focus, disciplined methodology, a strategic pathway and critical team-building experiences.  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.

Strategic Life Planning

Do you know the five core domains of living wholeheartedly and fully?  Do you know the "power questions" that can help open up old blockages and free up passion?  Would you like to have a more holistic, strategic perspective on your life and where to go next, what to aim for and how to go about achieving it?  The Strategic Life Planning process is all about you.  It starts with a review of your key lifeline - the most powerful, life shaping moments and stories from childhood to present, as they apply to each of five life domains. Power questions help to unpack and open up new possibilities and capacities.  This is an intensive two-day, one-on-one process, with two follow-up coaching sessions at 30 and 60 days, respectively.  

Private Executive & Entrepeneur Leadership Coaching

Sometimes a senior leader needs a safe, confidential thought partner with whom to explore options about how to effect positive change, solve daunting challenges and move forward with confidence. For more than three decades, EQIQ has been providing this service for CEOs, Owners and senior Executives.  Our comprehensive and in-depth understanding of psychology, leadership practices, management disciplines, teamwork and strategic thinking skillfully blends emotional intelligence with practical business acumen into a seamless competitive advantage.  

High Performance Coaching

Coaching for even higher performance and personal effectiveness is something that the very best athletes pursue.  Smart managers and leaders are quick to realize that they do not know everything and will, like great athletes, seek out any advantage they can get from a coaching process.  Our approach is built around the belief that the greatest asset an individual has, beyond natural talent and a capacity to learn and grow, is insight into self and others. The greatest liabilities are also internal and typically are: self-doubt, confusion, indecisiveness, incomplete awareness and lack of personal mastery. The EQIQ approach introduces an in-depth understanding of emotional intelligence along with specific acts of courage that can be exercised toward excellence in living, leadership and teamwork.

Keynote Speeches

Our founder is available for keynote speeches to groups, associations and organizations.  His topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Transformation Leadership: Moving from "S- - t to Shift:

  • The Courage Imperative: Addressing the 2 Major Reasons Senior Leaders Fail

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

  • HR Secrets: How to be Powerful People Systems Leader

Business Transformation
Management Consultant

Do you have a highly engaged work force?  Is your organizational work culture one of high performance? Or might you be ready for your organization to move beyond "good enough" to "GREAT” through more effective teamwork and high level collaboration?   Our Business Transformation consulting process is customized to the unique needs and requirements of each client system.  It starts with an organizational assessment of strengths, needs, opportunities and key gaps.  The assessment process is designed so that it engages positive change even as the evaluation begins. Our consultants empower individuals and teams through insights, new skill sets and expert facilitation.  The transformational plan and milestones are laid out during a senior leadership retreat, where the results of the assessment are digested, explored and then turned into focused, strategic leadership actions.  


Client Testimonials


Client Testimonials

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.

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.”

United Healthcare

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

Our Client List

Beyond working with individuals leaders and entrepreneurs, we have had the privilege of supporting the following clients: 
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Greensboro Fire DepartmentGreensboro Police DepartmentWinston-Salem Police Department
Children’s Home Society
Florida Default Law
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Leadership North Carolina
Leadership Atlanta
J.E. Robert Companies (global real-estate)
NC Association of Realtors
Verde Apartments

Allied Holdings
Banner Pharmacaps
Bernhardt Furniture
Brady Services
International Home Furnishings Marketing Association
Lorillard Corporation
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Cuyahoga Community College
Imperial Valley College
Georgia Perimeter College
Mercer University
NC A&T University
South Carolina Technical Community College
University of North Carolina – Asheville
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
United Health Care
Advanced Home Care
High Point Regional Hospital
Greensboro Radiology
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Our 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/Senior Consultant

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 Staub Leadership 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.

Eduardo Da Silva

Lead Consultant
Manager, Coaching Services and Diversity Initiatives

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.

Christine E. Staub, M.D.


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.


Leeza Carlone Steindorf

Adjunct Consultant,
Founder/Director, Core Success

JP Heart facilitates both personal and professional transformation through various modalities including those developed by EQIQ.  He works with individuals, teams and organizations to build sustainable self-care systems, regenerative business practices, positive relationships and streamline processes to fuel creativity and boost productivity. JP is most interested in evolving EQIQ courses and workshops into digital solutions for k-12 and higher education. He is focused on supporting the company to scale its programs and courses through an online platform for personal transformation and professional development.  

Developer of the IAM WEARE  model for life acceleration, JP draws from his experience as a professional development trainer for youth and young adults. 

Currently based in Austin, Texas, JP is the proud parent of two young children. He enjoys hiking, swimming, biking and exploring the overlap between quantum physics and spirituality.

JP Heart 

Adjunct Consultant, 

VP of Sales