Basic Course

What Critical Life Questions Are You Asking Yourself?

Pathways Courses - Basic Course - create more loving, supportive, and connected relationships

What can I do to create more loving, supportive, and connected relationships?

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How can I generate more success and greater fulfillment in my professional life?

Pathways Courses - Basic Course - Parenting

How can I be a better parent to my kids and support them achieving their goals?

Pathways Courses - Basic Course - What's Next

What do I want to create in the next step of my life journey?

About Basic

These are common questions that our students bring with them to the Basic course and then leave with an action plan to create more of what they want out of life! Our curriculum is designed to unlock your potential to transform your life.

The starting point is our Basic course where skilled facilitators use an evidence-based approach during a 3-day (Friday through Sunday), highly interactive, and activity-filled weekend.

  • We use experiential learning strategies that include: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
  • Participate in large group, small group, one-on-one exercises.
  • Engage in self-reflection exercises.
  • After Basic is complete, our staff will support you to integrate what you learned at Basic for 6 weeks at no cost.

In essence, the Basic course will teach you tools for building your Emotional Intelligence that can profoundly benefit you both personally and professionally at any stage of life. Just ask one of our thousands of graduates.

The number of Pathways participants that have benefited from our classes over the last 35 years.

What is Emotional Intelligence and Why is it Important?

Simply put, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is defined as an individual’s capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions while managing interpersonal relationships empathetically. EQ is similar to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) but the focus is on one’s emotions and how they interact within relationships.

A high level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can lead us on a path to a more fulfilled and happy life. These benefits can be applied to both your personal and professional life! Attending our Basic course will help to increase your EQ in multiple ways including:

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Exercises to help you see how fear and other unconscious obstacles are holding you back

Pathways Courses - Chicago Based Leadership Courses - circles - Self-Regulation

Exercises designed to expand your comfort zone and choose new behaviors in challenging times

Pathways Courses - Chicago Based Leadership Courses - circles - Empathy & Social Skills

Group activities to build trust, practice support, and develop enhanced communication skills

Pathways Courses - Chicago Based Leadership Courses - circles - Motivation

Personalized goal setting & 6-week follow up plan to set your goals in motion

Take our free EQ assessment to discover how you respond emotionally to certain situations in your life:

Basic Success Stories:

“The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life is simply the will to pursue it and the belief that it is possible.”

Pathways Courses - Personal growth and transformation founder - Sue Paige

Sue Paige

Founder & CEO
The question is…
How long can you wait to start creating greater happiness, success, and fulfillment in your life?


Pathways has both Virtual and In-Person Basic course options.

A $150 USD non-refundable deposit reserves your place in the class. Payment plans are available for those who cannot pay in full.

The balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the date you will be attending.

Virtual Basic - Adults
(23 years and older)
Virtual Basic - Young Adults
(13 – 22 years old)
Virtual Basic - Repeat Attendees

*Repeat for free if you bring a new student to Basic with you

In Person Basic - Adults
(23 years and older)
In Person Basic - Young Adults
(13 – 22 years old)
In Person Basic - Repeat Attendees

*Repeat for free if you bring a new student to Basic with you

We offer several course packages that maximize your Pathways experience while saving you money.
Contact us about our additional package savings!

Refund Policy

We are so confident that you will benefit from the Basic course that we offer a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your experience.

The percentage of Pathways participants are satisfied with their Basic experience.

In order to qualify for the refund, you must:

  1. Attend the entire Basic Course.
  2. Make a written request for a refund within 10 calendar days from the end of the Basic course you attended. Request must be received by 5 pm on the 10th day.

The facilitator may terminate the participant whose conduct is disruptive or inconsistent with the purpose of the course.

Your Life Changing Weekend Awaits!

To talk live with one of our Pathways EQ Specialists, you can call 847-478-1088.

Or, fill out this form and we will reach out to you with more information about the Basic Course:

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