About the ISEI

The Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)® is an international learning and research organization supporting coaches, HR professionals, executives, managers, leaders and other individuals as they bring social and emotional intelligence into the workplace and life beyond work.

The ISEI provides certification in the use of the Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)®, the most comprehensive, fully-validated and statistically reliable social and emotional intelligence assessment instrument on the market today.

The Institute also offers learning (certification) courses for coaches, HR professionals, leaders, executives, managers and interested individuals.  These courses are pre-approved for 12 recertification credits from the ICF, HRCI, or SHRM.

Training programs are offered in a variety of formats: on-line (self-paced, coach-supported), as webinars (live, in real time) and as customized programs brought into the workplace or delivered remotely.


Our Team

Amy Sargent-Kossoff

Executive Director and Facilitator

Amy has managed operations, marketing, and client services for various organizations in the Denver area.  She currently serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI).  Her background in teaching and ministry has given her a unique ability to authentically connect with others while providing the organizational and structural support vital to a company’s success.  Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Ambassador University in Pasadena, California, then completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Aesthetic Arts at the University of Denver.  She has completed the ISEI’s Coach Certification Course as well as ISEI coaching certification in Positive Psychology, Leader as Coach, and the Resilient Leader courses.  Amy is passionate about adventure travel, camping, gardening, music, and writing personal narrative.

Paige Dest, CCP, EQPC

Guest Facilitator for the ISEI and CEO and Coach at BYODestiny

Paige is energized by nurturing and supporting others, so they may develop their personal power and live a more peaceful and purposeful life.  She spent 28 years in the banking industry, where as a key member of management, she successfully influenced teams and guided them through changing regulatory, systematic, and cultural environments.  She is currently focused on promoting personal authenticity through core value revelation and social and emotional intelligence.  She affirms personal purpose and development through individualized coaching, workshops, and seminars.  Paige views the world with compassion and empathy and uses her natural reasoning and cognitive thinking skills to develop strategies and approaches that facilitate positive growth in others.  She understands the value in building emotional management in adults and youths, and is dedicated to promoting the awareness of social and emotional learning programs.

Grant Herbert

Master Trainer

Grant Herbert is a Master Coach Trainer for the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence in Asia Pacific and the founder of People Builders. He describes himself as an ordinary guy, with an outstanding wife and 5 amazing kids who has a passion to help people escape the performance trap and regain their authenticity in every area of life. Recently named Emotional Intelligence Speaker and Trainer of the Year, Grant works with C-Suite leaders and teams. He also trains and mentors coaches, trainers, and speakers to expand their message globally. Visit People Builders Institute to find out how you can connect with him.

Dave Mullikin


Dave is an impactful leader, executive coach, and entrepreneur and has more than 40 years of Fortune 500 business and financial management experience bringing sophisticated business savvy and a mentoring style of coaching C-suite and senior executives in leadership consulting and executive outplacement. Dave has held a variety of executive positions within the healthcare, finance, and consumer goods and services industries.  Dave is a principal of the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence which provides teaching and global certification in the fields of social and emotional intelligence training and coaching.