I’ll update this page with info on what is coming up and also, we’re I’ve been.

JANUARY 2018 – did a full-day seminar for up and coming leaders as part of the NYC non-profit trust. Lecture to an Air Force ROTC leadership seminar.

DECEMBER 2017 – Master EI class in Moscow. Always a great pleasure to work with my colleagues at MC-KTK.

NOVEMBER 2017 –Hangzhou China with lectures at Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, followed by a well-organized 2-day training class by my new colleagues Tao Guo and Dr Jin Zhang. They were terrific and I look forward to future collaborations.

OCTOBER 2017 – research trip to Canada (emotions in the workplace). Lecture to Minister of Health in Kazan and a talk in Moscow.

SEPT 2017: several great events – Yale School of Medicine talk and MSCEIT in Florence. Florence was fabulous – our session was at Castel Ruggero in the hillside south of Florence and included great wines each day and vineyard tour.

MAY 2017: speaker at VT Federal Credit Union. Fun! And, a mention in the Sheryl Sandberg / Adam Grant book called Option B — about which I am very pleased. The quote was around how people ask “how are you?” without expecting a real answer, with the demand in some cultures that you reply “great” or “awesome”. This is not helpful, does not promote awareness, and creates pressure on people to act “as if” all is well.

APRIL 2017: ran a MSCEIT course for a firm in London.

MARCH 2017: 2 excellent workshops at Loyola in LA. Then a 3-day MSCEIT session in New Haven which will forever be remembered as the Blizzard of 2017 Workshop. Out of that great experience we decided to start a MSCEIT LinkedIn group as a way to keep in touch. Contact me or Lisa to join (limited to people we certify). Went back to Wharton the last day of March – this group of leadership fellows did a terrific job of connecting the skills to their work.

FEBRUARY 2017: MSCEIT certification in UK.

DECEMBER 2016: back to Russia for a presentation and a full-day workshop. Excellent sessions. One more session – domestic – next week and that should be it for 2016.

NOVEMBER 2016: a day at Wharton for EI training. Gave a talk at the Naval War College in Newport RI.

OCTOBER 2016: Trip to Facebook for an SEL conference, inspirED, very interesting and it was inspiring.  Then a day in Santiago Chile for a talk. Went to Moscow where I presented to mayors of small “mono towns” in Russia and was interviewed on Russian TV. From Moscow went to Dubai for MSCEIT Certification. It was snowing when I left Moscow and it was 95 in Dubai. This was a really productive month! November sees more local events.

AUGUST 2016: 2-day MSCEIT Certification course in New Haven went very well.. Thanks to all for attending, for your great ideas, and for your enthusiasm! Next up: 2-day research meeting in Canada.

JULY 2016: no long-distance travel for business for some time. Summer is terrific, just too short. My focus in July, actually, is to maximize my kayaking miles (572 miles this year so far, a bit short of my goal). (About goal setting: I know goals are important but at some point, perhaps for personal and professional development, they can be counterproductive or decrease the intrinsic enjoyment of something. This has to do with tracking paddling miles and speed where I head out into terrible conditions and add miles even when worn out!)

JUNE 2016: The 2-day conference (and wedding) in Florence was a lot of fun. Then off to Utah for corporate training.

MAY 2016: Tokyo and Kyoto and a return to Dublin. (My half-day free in Dublin was superb: bright sun for my Bary to Greystones cliff walk. Japan, as always, is a great trip, this time with friend and colleague Jack Mayer.)

APR 2016: Loyola Marymount in LA for 2 days of training. From there to Amsterdam for alumni relations conference keynote and then Dublin for Irish Management Institute. Finally, a day in California.

MAR 2016: 3-day workshop in New Haven with a terrific bunch. Then off to Beijing for the launch of The Emotionally Intelligent Manager. A quick trip to Philly (Wharton) and then a few days in Moscow.

FEB 2016: Went to Ann Arbor for a client last week — to escape the snow of the Northeast! Not a drop of snow in Michigan or Ohio. Head to Dublin the end of February for a training course (2, back to back half-day sessions) and to do some planning at IMI Dublin.

JAN 2016: observed a course for a change at Google NYC office. Heading to Mountain View to run a training session on ‘Science of EI’ for sales people. That is, if JFK is open after the big storm two days ago!

DEC 2015: Princeton NJ again for Bristol Myers Squibb workshop on EI. In-person and webcast.

NOV 2015: Went back to Dublin and then once more to Moscow. These trips can be exhausting but also rewarding. Got to Dublin Sunday afternoon and took the train to Howth for a cliff walk in the rain. After my workshops met up with a colleague for a Guinness (truly excellent beer when served correctly!). Moscow was busy: received an honorary degree from IBS (business school), gave a talk and had 3 different training sessions.

OCT 2015: Off to Moscow again for a few days!

SEPT 2015:  One day session for BMS in Princeton is planned. Otherwise a slow month for travel.

AUGUST 2015: trips to California, Ann Arbor and back to Dublin.

JULY 2015: Toronto and MHS visit to talk MSCEIT. Grateful to them for this opportunity.

MAY 2015: Dublin and Moscow for EI training.

APRIL 2015: Gave a talk at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of Homeland Security on April 2. Talk about a mission-focused group! Plus, it has been years since I was in DC and it is a fabulous destination. April brought me to LA to Loyola Marymount for 2 days of training, then to Silicon Valley.

MARCH 2015: Wharton for two days — although these sessions are always interesting I learned a lot with this group. They are excellent. The 3-day certification course went extremely well. It was followed by a two-day faculty retreat for a section of the Yale School of Medicine. Most of it was focused on professional development with a small part on EI.

Waiting at Narita airport for my return flight home from Tokyo after a very quick trip. Had a train the trainer session which went “okay” in that I now need to make significant changes. A training for country directors went really well. And then had dinner Friday night with the person who first brought me (and Jack and Peter) to Tokyo about 15 years ago.

FEBRUARY 2015: Orlando Floridasunny and warmer than Connecticut – for a few days of leadership training for the Association of Yale Alumni. Wow. And got to see Wally and Marilyn, visiting from Sydney. Always a pleasure.

JANUARY 2015: Mumbai to run an all-day EI workshop at K. J. Somaiya Institute. Great people and experience (thank you Hemangi!). While there, I gave a public talk on EI attended by more than 400 people and appeared in the Mumbai Mirror newspaper. (Thanks Parmesh!)

EI and leadership training for Yale School of Medicine Pulmonary section.

DECEMBER 2014: Moscow. 2 days of train the trainer and an all-day leadership development session in (somewhat) snowy and beautiful Moscow. Big thanks to Elena and Tatiana (and to Andrew as well).

NOVEMBER 2014: University of Rochester Medical Center. HR training session, leadership development, CEO team meeting. A world-class organization.

OCTOBER 2014: A whirlwind trip to Madrid, Valencia, Santiago, A Coruna. 4 cities in 5 days but I still had a chance to see Madrid with Ruth and family, and had a day in Santiago with Belen and Monica. Pilar got me from place to place. Thanks to all of you.

JULY 2014: MHS – Toronto

JUNE 2014: World Economic Forum in Geneva and then to Google’s London office.

MAY 2014: Google NYC.

APRIL 2014: Google Mountain View; Wharton – Philadelphia; Loyola Marymount University – LA.

MARCH 2014
>Riyadh Saudi Arabia — teach EI at Princess Nora University and a workshop for the Ministry of Agriculture. What an amazing trip! (Photo 1 is the Minister and photo 2 is a lunch break.)

>Back to Google (twice)

>Session with pulmonary medicine docs.
>Florence: workshop, lab party!, dinner talk.
>Lausanne: 2-day MSCEIT Certification at IMD

>Visit to Google, Mountain View California. Propose training for one of their divisions.
>One-day EI workshop at AIG in lower Manhattan.

View from the 17th floor

View from the 17th floor






-Visit to Google, NYC to discuss training.

HR ConferenceSept 2013

Lima Peru

All-day event — I had 3 hours – to present to HR professionals and leaders. One of the best panels I’ve heard followed along with a great professor from ESADE.
MSCEIT Certification Sept 2013

Lima Peru

You were a demanding group! But it was a wonderful experience, great accomplishments by all of us. Look forward to another course with you.
International Society for EI Sept 2013


Sorry I had to leave early. Fun group! As participants will attest, I can sing, but I can’t dance.
MSCEIT Certification August 2013

New Haven

Three wonderful days. I learned a lot thanks to you and hope you all found the experience worthwhile.
EI in the Workplace ConferenceMay 2013


Great conference at Ashridge. Wonderful place, interesting talks.
EI WorkshopMay 2013


2-day MSCEIT course for faculty at Ashridge Business School.
EI WorkshopMay 2013


PER Lab hosted me for a 1-day hands-on EI training event. Co-facilitated by founder Laura Artusio, PhD, this was a fabulous and fund event. They sold out!
EI ConferenceMay 2013


PER Lab – our Italian colleagues – held a one day conference attended by about 150 people. Another incredible venue, lots of interest.
Smart Cities ConferenceMay 2013


Spoke at an EU conference on Smart Cities and Universities. Mostly engineers so my view was a bit different. Held at Palazzo Vecchio.
Wharton Leadership FellowsMarch 2013

Blue Bell PA

40 leadership fellows – spent Friday evening and all day Saturday on EI, their MSCEIT results, and skill practice.
Wharton Leadership StaffMarch 2013

Philadelphia PA

Group session on EI and MSCEIT followed up by 1-on-1 MSCEIT feedback.
MSCEIT Certification March 2013

New Haven

No group photo! I just forgot, but here is one breakout session. THANKS to all of you.
MSCEIT Certification August 2012

New Haven

I was honored to have such an amazing group attend this class.
Personal developmentJuly 2012

Nehalem, OR

Lots of analogies here, but my 1-week skin on frame kayak building workshop run by Brian Schulz, master craftsman, taught me a ton! Search for Cape Falcon Kayaks.
MSCEIT CertificationJune 2012

Fond du Lac, WI

Back to Moraine Park Technical College to certify a group of academic deans. They helped me re-formulate the client feedback process which I will use in my next public workshop! Thanks!
EI WorkshopMay 2012

Hamden, CT


A morning training session for 30 faculty in allied health services at Quinnipiac University.
EI WorkshopMay 2012

Atlantic City,


Fabulous session with 190 physicians.
EI WorkshopMar 2012

Blue Bell, PA

March 2012

Group of Wharton leadership fellows for MSCEIT feedback and a full day of skills training. Motivated, smart and a really decent bunch of people. Thanks.
MSCEIT Certification Mar 2012

New Haven

We forgot to get a picture! But, we will create a Linked In page with this group and invite others. You were a delightful group, thanks so much.
EI Conference Mar 2012

Alba Italy

About 300 people attended the conference in the north of Italy. Great reception, well treated by wonderful hosts. This was a dinner for the speakers.
EI Conference Mar  2012

Florence Italy

They had 700 people attend a 1-day conference at the University of Florence. Gave one of the main keynotes.
MSCEIT Workshop Mar 2012

Florence Italy

Wow. People from Switzerland, UK, US, Ghana and Italy.
Workshop Feb 2012

Carlisle PA

Workshop with members of US Army health clinic in Carlise PA. One of the more positive groups in terms of emotional climate. Then, 1-on-1 MSCEIT feedback.
Keynote and seminar October 2011

St Petersburg Russia

Keynote at a conference followed by a 3-hour leadership development seminar. Had a fabulous visit. Went to the opera, Peterhof and Hermitage. Dinner with EQuator group.
Retreat Center Board of Advisers September  2011

Old Stone Farm

250 acres in upstate NY. An amazing place being developed from the ground up.
MSCEIT Certification and EI Workshop August 2011

Yale University

What a lovely group! Susan and I had a great time with them and we look forward to staying in touch.
EI Leadership EvaluationJune/July 2011

Norwich University

Helping the University to evaluate its EI-based student leadership development program.
MSCEIT Certification and EI Workshop May2011

Moraine Park Technical College, Wisconsin

OD professionals got certified in the MSCEIT and we ran a 1-day training course that they will adapt for their staff. Worked well, very insightful group. Picture of lighthouse in Fond du Lac.
EI Workshop April 2011

Loyola University, New Orleans

MBA students attended an all-day course on Saturday. Good group, great city, glad to go back.
EI Presentation March 25 2011

University of Barcelona

About 100 masters students attended this 2 hour master class. It was a Friday evening and needed a high energy approach – which we did. (With colleague Laura Mari.)
EI Keynote March 24 2011

University of Lleida

500+ people attended this conference. Also see and search for my name for a newspaper article and TV interview!
EI Workshop March 23 2011


No photo of the event for CIOs from the area (yet).
EI Workshop March 18-19 2011


40 leadership fellows gathered for two days to learn about EI and develop their skills. Super motivated and engaged.
MSCEIT Workshop March 2011

New Haven

Wow! I learned a lot with this group. Thanks. Also had a wonderful group dinner – probably the highlight of the 3 days.
MSCEIT Workshop/ EI Training & TalksFeb 2011

Manila Philippines

Although it took 22 hours to fly there, it was well worth it. Did a certification, one day workshop and exec briefings. A bit exhausted upon getting home but preparing for next week’s session in CT.
MSCEIT WorkshopJanuary 2011

Edmonton Canada

MSCEIT certification workshop along with a 1-day workshop. Great city, though it was -10 F.
EI Keynote and MSCEIT Workshop November 2010

Sydney Australia

MSCEIT certification workshop and a keynote. Here, a photo with sponsor Dr David Rosete and colleague Marc Brackett. See Sydney Harbour Bridge in background.
EI KeynoteOctober 2010

Osaka Japan

Half-day session on EI for HR and business leaders.
EI PresentationOctober 2010

Busan Korea

In and out of Korea (the southern-most part of South Korea) within 24 hours to present to educators and professors.
EI KeynoteOctober 2010

Tokyo Japan

First of three presentations. I know this is not the conference venue but we had a day off and went to Kamakura and Hase.
CNBC InterviewJuly 2010

New York

My first experience with live TV interviewing – and it shows. Got to talk about an NBA team owner’s emotional outburst.
Yale School of Public Health June 2010

New Haven

A professional development workshop for alumni of the School of Public Health.
MSCEIT CertificationMay 2010


Got there – and back – in spite of the ash cloud! Ended up being a really excellent two-day session.
Speech, workshop, web castApril 2010

Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre Brazil

3 events in two days, in two cities. Spoke to a national quality group (FNQ), group of CxO’s and an organization development association (CENEX).
MSCEIT Train the Trainer SessionApril 2010

First time offered (Copenhagen)

I certified the first group of TTTs in the MSCEIT!
MSCEIT – EI SessionMar 2010

3-day course

We continue to be amazd by the people we meet. Thank you for attending! (Held in New Haven, not ancient Rome!)
Keynote SpeechNov 2009

Yale Alumni Fund

150+ alumni attended a session on emotional intelligence. 75 minutes, high-energy and engaging.
Keynote SpeechSep 2009

Santander Spain

Big EI conference sponsored by Botin Foundation.
3-Day MSCEIT CourseSep/Oct 2009


Susan ran a 3-day course at the university. (Who is that on the far left?)
2-Day MSCEIT CourseSep 2009


14 HR/OD professionals attended.
3-Day MSCEIT CourseAug 2009

Yale course

A very sophisticated group of professionals attended this session.
2-Day MSCEIT CourseJuly 2009

Toronto course

Right after the MHS conference.
LectureJune 2009

Overview of EI and leadership

90-min session for Yale School of Management client.
MSCEIT CertificationMay 2009

Special 2-day course

6 experienced professionals attended a MSCEIT-only certification program over Mother’s Day weekend.
U-WisconsinMay 2009

Keynotes and training

Two keynotes – EI and personality- and two training seminars to 250 crime lab managers.
FranceApril 2009

5-day leadership course

EI was part of a 5-day course in Bordeaux held by Yale SOM. Managers received MSCEIT feedback and hands-on application of these skills.
WhartonMarch 2009

2-days leadership training

Emotionally agile leaders of the future!
New HavenMarch 2009

3-Day Certification

Some new material and an excellent 3-day experience.
Worcester MAFeb 2009

Conference Talk

A concurrent session to NEHRA on “Managing in Challenging Times”.
San FranciscoJan 2009

Conference Talk

Talk to business school program directors on “EI: A Hard Approach to Measuring Soft Skills”.
UKJan 2009


Discussion group with 20 b-school leaders on the qualities they want in their students and graduates.
DublinNov 2008

 Leadership Course

Susan co-facilitated an intensive, week-long leadership development course in Dublin Ireland.
New HavenAug 2008

3-day MSCEIT

Susan and I loved this session and we think that our participants did as well. One of the best parts of our MSCEIT/EI courses is the informal group  interaction.
ChicagoJuly 2008

2-day MSCEIT

Workshop was held after the MHS conference in Chicago. Conference was fun, and we were able to get a lot accomplished in a 2-day MSCEIT course.
LondonMay 2008

2-day MSCEIT

Susan ran a course for coaches at the London Business School.
ChicagoApril & May 2008

Four-week EI course for MBA students

We designed and taught a course to 2nd year MBA students. Classes met 6 hours a week. Very challenging group, pushed our limits, but we adapted and developed some great new stuff!
New HavenMarch 2008

MSCEIT and EI  Workshop

Our eclectic group in front of Sterling Memorial Library. They hailed from China, Brazil, Canada and the US. Thank you for a terrific 3 days!
Cambridge EnglandNovember 2007

MSCEIT and EI  Workshop

Excellent 3-day course. Fantastic town and a talented group.
New HavenAugust 2007

4-Day MSCEIT and EI  Workshop

Our first-ever train the trainer for teaching EI skills! Wonderful, motivated group of participants.
SingaporeJuly 2007

2-Day Course and Training Workshop

Medical school department at National University.
Vilnius LithuaniaMay 2007


A terrific group of people and a wonderful trip.
New York CityApril 2007

EI Training

2 days of training went extremely well.
New HavenMarch 2007

MSCEIT Session

A certification workshop with a group of very motivated and fun people.
LondonJan 2007



Skills Training

We will schedule two sessions in the UK each year.
TacomaDec 2006 Leadership Seminar Presentations to top management team.
WashingtonDCNov 2006 2-Day EI and Leadership Seminar Front-line managers learn EI skills.
SeattleOct 2006 MSCEIT & EI Skills Session A powerful and talented group!
Santa AnaCALIFORNIAAug 2006 2-Day Emotions and Leadership Seminar Line managers learned about their own EI abilities, how to develop EI skills, and apply these skills.
MagdeburgGERMANYSep 2006 Keynote atSALUS-Institut An excellent group of researchers.
BangaloreINDIAAug 2006 EI Skills training atWipro Truly dedicated group of training professionals. An amazing trip.
Yale UniversityNew HavenAug 2006 MSCEIT CourseEI Skill Building This was a high-energy group. Great questions, excellent interaction. Thanks!
Alliant University FRESNO June 2006 TalkSeminar Alliant has some very good psych programs in place. The Fresno group was great.
SEATTLEMay 2006 MSCEIT CourseEI Skill Building Susan trained a small dedicated group of professionals in Seattle.
Montreaux SWITZERLANDJan 2006 The Emotionally Intelligent Manager for UBS A 1-hour keynote, complete with a back-up band. This is where I met mime extraordinaire Carlos Martinez.
ATLANTAOct 2005 SHRM Brian and Susan at our EI Skills booth.
DUBAISep 2005 Leadership Seminar Incredible experience in Dubai.
BOSTON Keynote Speech I think this was a local NEHRA event.
Melbourne, SydneyAUSTRALIA Keynotes, talks, MSCEIT, team effectiveness Loved this trip, sponsored by Psychological Assessments Australia.
TokyoJAPAN Keynotes, leadership development, MSCEIT Tohru Watanabe and me in Tokyo.
San SebastianSPAIN Organizational effectiveness and EI In Basques country, northern Spain.