Korrel Kanoy
Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Phone: (919) 813-6096 Ext. 103

Fax: (919) 237-9136


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Korrel Kanoy is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner with North Carolina-based company, Developmental Associates. Korrel earned her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond and her doctorate from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

After a 31-year career in higher education as a professor of psychology and dean of academic affairs, Korrel now works with educational, government, and nonprofit institutions to help them select and develop leaders and employees. Korrel’s selection work helps the organization identify key competencies that predict excellence and then assess those competencies directly during the hiring process. Korrel has helped hire Executive Directors, Heads of School, and senior leadership team members. 

She also works with graduate health care programs to select applicants with the strongest emotional intelligence skills as those skills predict clinical success.

Korrel has developed training programs to help others master emotional intelligence and leadership skills and has delivered keynote addresses at national and regional conferences. Korrel’s interactive training focus on building knowledge, self-awareness, and new skills in order to achieve greater success. She often uses simulations to challenge leaders to demonstrate their competencies and identify areas of challenge.

Korrel is a certified trainer for Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 and 360, the Pearman Personality Integrator, RISK Type Compass Inventory, Change Style Indicator, and Emerging Leader Profile. She uses these assessments to challenge her coaching clients to better understand and leverage their strengths, while also identifying areas of development and working to improve. Her honest feedback and caring spirit work provide challenge and support for her coaching clients.

While a faculty member at William Peace University (formerly Peace College), Korrel published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.  In addition, she earned several campus awards including Alumna Distinguished Professor, the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Bingham Award for Excellence in Campus Leadership.

Korrel is the co-author (with Steve Stein and Howard Book) of The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success and an accompanying The Student EQ Edge: Facilitation and Activity Guide and The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook. She authored Annie’s Lost Hat, a picture book for 3 –6–year–olds that teaches emotional intelligence lessons through the story and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence.