About Minnaar & Associates cc
EQ inc. is an initiative of Minnaar & Associates CC, a company that has been active since 1986 in assisting major South African companies in increasing productivity through the acquisition of "soft skills", and the development of emotional skills. Dr Gawie Minnaar and Susan Minnaar are founding members of EQ inc.
Dr Gawie Minnaar was born in Paarl in 1943. He matriculated in 1960 at the Hottentots Holland High School, Somerset West. After completing his BA and BA Hons(Psychology) degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, he obtained an MA degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Pretoria . In 1975 he received his doctorate at the same University. Dr Minnaar joined the Human Sciences Research Council in 1970. Here he was involved with the development of Personality Tests and Selection Batteries. In 1980 he was appointed as Personnel Manager at Infoplan. Since 1986 Dr Minnaar has been functioning independently and he is a co-member of the closed corporation: Minnaar and Associates. Dr Minnaar was a co-worker and presenter of the SABC documentary: "Stress - Are you coping?"
Susan Minnaar has an MA-degree and she is a registered Counseling Psychologist. Before she lectured in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Africa, she worked at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). She resigned from the University of South Africa in 1981, due to the birth of her daughter, but continued with her part-time private practice. In 1985, she and her husband started their own business, focusing on assessment and leadership training. They are still doing training for a variety of companies in South Africa. For the last nine years, they focused on a modular approach to Emotional Intelligence, which comprises a variety of intrapersonal and interpersonal training programmes. Spiritual Intelligence is her passion and she published a book on the topic in 2006 in South Africa and in 2007 in the UK, USA and Canada. In 2006, she introduced a two-day Spiritual Intelligence Programme for executives on a corporate level. She is married to Gawie Minnaar, co-member of Minnaar and Associates CC.
EQ inc. is the Key to Increased Quality of Life and Productivity.