Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Dr. Goleman’s article "The Focused Leader" won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.
In his latest book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, Dr. Goleman combines the Dalai Lama’s key teachings, empirical evidence, and true accounts of people putting his lessons into practice, offers readers practical applications for making the world a better place. Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestsellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 ‘Most Influential Business Management Books’ by TIME, it has been translated into more than 40 languages. HBR called emotional intelligence (EI) “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the importance of EI in professional settings.
The groundbreaking Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, which Goleman co-wrote with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, unveiled scientific evidence that a leader’s emotional competencies have an enormous impact on an organization’s bottom line. His more recent books include Social Intelligence: The New Science of Relationships; Ecological Intelligence; and What Makes a Leader, a collection of his articles from HBR, LinkedIn, and other business journals.
Goleman’s work on the brain and behavioral science for The New York Times was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized with the Washburn Award and Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association. A former science journalist for The New York Times, he was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 and a top business guru by the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. His 1998 article “What Makes a Leader?” remains one of the two most requested reprints in the history of Harvard.
Goleman has also been a member of the Leadership Task Force of the World Economic Forum and is the co-designer of ESCI: the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory which serves as a 360 degree instrument for coaching leaders.
To apply his work in a practical way, Goleman has partnered with Key Step Media to launch GolemanEI, offering an Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification, as well as a web-based emotional intelligence training program. These programs are used to coach, develop leaders, help executives hone their skills as EI coaches, and as a competence-building tools for individuals.
Session length: 45 minutes
Dr. Goleman will discuss the intersection of Mindfulness and EI. Afterward, Michele Nevarez will speak about incorporating Mindfulness and EI into one's practice as a coach and strategies for helping clients develop the differentiating competencies of EI within their own lives. They will then offer an open discussion and Q&A.
Session length: 90 minutes
Dr. Goleman will speak about the importance of training the brain (practicing) when developing EI. Michele Nevarez will then introduce the 12 Self-Discoveries as a tool for integrating EI within one's coaching practice. She’ll also share strategies for developing the client’s Inner Coach and EI Toolkit. An open discussion and Q&A will follow these talks.