Authors & Contributors

Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses.
Hanuman Goleman, Founder of Key Step Media

Hanuman Goleman

Hanuman Goleman is the founder and CEO of Key Step Media
Elizabeth Solomon

Elizabeth Solomon

Elizabeth is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, writer, and workplace strategist invested in equity and positive social change.

Kerry Seed

Kerry is a multimedia producer focused on human-centered audience engagement.

Gabriela Acosta

Gaby Acosta is an Executive Producer & Correspondent for the First Person Plural Podcast.

Czarina Carden

Czarina Carden is an empathy-based Marketing Consultant for Key Step Media

Fernando Restoy

Fernando just finished his internship at the United Nations HQ in New York, where he designed, coordinated, and executed the first ever conference about Emotional Intelligence at the United Nations, called "Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs."

Jane Dolan

Jane has been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial startups since 2007, after 20 years of experience in the human resources field.

Sandra De Nobrega

Sandra directs the Straight Up Group, which is dedicated to strengthening Emotional Intelligence in executive leaders to help them become agents of change.

Bri Flynn

Bri is a creative and high-energy change agent with proven results in global marketing, human resources, and talent management.

Tessa Menatian

Tessa Menatian is a Writer & Editor at Key Step Media. In this role, she collaborates with Daniel Goleman to write and edit articles for LinkedIn and other media sites.

Rachel Grace

Rachel Grace is a corporate mindfulness speaker, trainer, and Emotional Intelligence and leadership coach.

Analia Yacot

As an executive and organizational coach with over 25 years of experience, Analia coaches leaders, teams and organizations in multicultural and complex environments who are committed to evolving and creating more innovative and sustainable ways of working.

Sarah Kivel

Sarah is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation specializing in Emotional Intelligence and a participant in the first cohort of the Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification.

Brett Long

Brett Long is a strategic business consultant, a Meta-Coach for the Daniel Goleman EI Coaching Certification, and contributing author for the award-winning book Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures.

Belinda Chiu

Belinda has 20 years of experience in university admissions; leadership development and training; career and executive coaching; and strategic consulting. 

Annie McKee

Dr. Annie McKee is a best-selling author, respected academic, speaker and advisor to top global leaders.

Mette Miriam Boell

Mette Miriam Böll (Boell) is a biologist by training, specializing in the evolution of complex …

Amy Gallo

Amy Gallo

Amy Gallo is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guidebook about handling …

Victor Morrison

Victor Morrison

Victor Morrison is a versatile and successful business executive with proven financial, management, and leadership …

Ann Flanagan Petry

Positive Organizational Development Consultant, Coach and Contributing Author at Key Step Media.

Matthew Taylor

Senior Director of Adaptive Leadership Development for the Achievement First Charter School Network. 

Michele Nevarez

As an executive coach with over 20 years of HR Leadership and C-Suite experience, Michele helps leaders develop resilience, focus, and self-awareness

Matthew Lippincott

Dr. Matthew Lippincott completed his Doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, where his award-winning research investigated the relationship between leadership effectiveness, EI, and mindfulness.

Teresa Amabile

Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and director of research in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School

Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis was a pioneer of Leadership studies and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California.

Richard Boyatzis

Richard E. Boyatzis is a distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush teaches mindfulness. She was a co-founder of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as the Executive Director until 2008.

Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds

Vanessa Druskat

Vanessa Druskat is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on group emotional intelligence. She is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management at the University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Paul Ekman

Paul Ekman, psychology professor for 32 years at the Univ. of California at San Francisco, co-developed of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS).

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz serves as the senior adviser to Egon Zehnder after 30 years of experience in talent consulting, hiring, promotion decision, and leadership assessment and development.

Erica Ariel Fox

Erica Ariel Fox is a lecturer on Law and part of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Best known for his theory of multiple intelligences.

Bill George

Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, and former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic.

George Kohlrieser

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland

Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter, PhD is on the faculty of the Peter F. Drucker School of Management in Claremont, California.

Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner, Ph.D. is the president and co-founder of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, CA.
Elad Levinson

Elad Levinson

For over 40 years, Elad has been coaching leaders, consulting to small to large companies and leading teams of organizational and learning development professionals.

George Lucas

George Lucas is world-famous as the creator of the Star Wars epic and the Indiana Jones adventures, and developer of a host of film technology breakthroughs.

Michele McDonald

Michele McDonald co-founded Vipassana Hawai'i in 1984. She has taught Insight meditation for over thirty years.

Wes Nisker

Wes "Scoop" Nisker is an author, radio commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher, and performer. He is the founder and co-editor of Inquiring Mind.

Greg Norris

Greg Norris, Ph.D. founded and directs Sylvatica, an international life cycle assessment institute.

Dara O’Rourke

Dara O'Rourke is the co-founder of, which informs consumers about the environmental, social, and health impacts of products and companies.

Brandt Passalacqua

Brandt Passalacqua is an author, speaker and the founder of Peaceful Weight Loss - an inspiration to others looking to make peace with food.

George Pitagorsky

George Pitagorsky is a coach, consultant and speaker with expertise in project management & performance improvement.

Peter Senge

Peter Senge, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning.

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky holds a joint appointment at NYU, as an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) and as an Associate Professor in the Journalism Department.

Daniel Siegel

Dr. Siegel is the clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, a faculty member of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.