Authors & Contributors

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.

Mette Miriam Boell

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

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.

Belinda Chiu

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

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.

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.

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.

Ann Flanagan Petry

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

Bri Flynn

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

Erica Ariel Fox

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

Amy Gallo

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

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.

Rachel Grace

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

Jeremy Hunter

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

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.

George Kohlrieser

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Annie McKee

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

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.
Victor Morrison

Victor Morrison

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

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.

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."

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.

Matthew Taylor

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