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NYT Best-Selling Author, Daniel Goleman Launches First Person Plural—An Emotional Intelligence (EI) Podcast.

For Immediate Release November 24, 2020 Northampton, MA On the cusp of the release of the 25th-anniversary edition of his New York Times best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Dr. Daniel Goleman is launching the Firs …

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Executive Producer, Gaby Acosta

Aiding Trauma Recovery With Emotional Intelligence

For the last few months, I’ve been working with a team of creative, passionate, and talented folks to conceptualize and develop a podcast about emotional intelligence and the systems we are all a part of. Hosted by Daniel Goleman and his son Hanuman Go …

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Bryant Johnson at Work

The Vernacular of Compassion

The author at his desk As I type this (well, not literally), I’m putting the finishing touches on a promotional video for First Person Plural: EI & Beyond, a new podcast from Key Step Media. While my brain is awash in keyframes, masking layers, and …

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Elizabeth Solomon, Coach and Producer

Emotional Intelligence: The Backbone of a Better World

We were four months into the COVID-19 pandemic when Hanuman Goleman called me up and asked me if I wanted to be part of a podcast with Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence. I’m not sure there is a single thing that would have deterred me from sayin …

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CEO Hanuman Goleman in his Home Office

Integrating Emotional Intelligence Into the Fabric of Our Lives

Hanuman Goleman, Founder and CEO of Key Step Media, sits in his home office. Dear Community, I am pleased to announce a new chapter at Key Step Media: a podcast with Daniel Goleman on emotional intelligence! Over the last few years, we turned our atten …

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Guests Inside My Head: How to Combat Rumination

How many voices chatter inside your head—especially during moments of stress? How often do they speak over each other—over you? All these voices, like guests who pop up unexpectedly to your house, demand attention. At times they are useful, for example …

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Coaching vs. Counseling: Advice for New Coaches

TW: This article includes a brief mention of sexual abuse. As the fields of coaching and counseling continue to grow and evolve, there is increasing overlap and influence between them. Clear objectives, homework assignments, and even Emotional Intellig …

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True Compassion Takes Action

The number of programs and certifications and courses on mindfulness, compassion, and Emotional Intelligence seem to grow each year. In a time in which the pressure to chase externally-induced goals is heightened, people are increasingly desperate to r …

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Tired of Counting Breaths? Try Open Awareness

Our personal agency—that over which we have direct control—comes into play when we change our relationship to our thoughts and our emotions. This allows us to fine-tune our reactions to our own emotions as well as those of others. Developing the capaci …

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Social and Emotional Learning in Post-Conflict Situations

For the past five years, I’ve volunteered at the Cambodian-based NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. Since its foundation in 1996, Pour un Sourire d’Enfant has turned Cambodian children away from defeatism and a vicious cycle of drug addiction, prostitution, …

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