Top Emotional Intelligence Speakers

Emotional intelligence has become the most desired skill set in the workplace as we collaborate more and more. When working together, employees, team leaders, and managers need to engage not only their heads but their hearts. To be successful, you must develop the tools to not only understand and manage your own emotions but also to understand and appreciate the emotions of others.

If you’re looking to increase your emotional intelligence skills, consider booking one of these top emotional intelligence speakers.

1. Jia Jiang

2. Soulaima Gourani

3. JP Pawliw-Fry

4. Bill Benjamin

5. Dr. Travis Bradberry

6. Stephen M.R. Covey

7. Jones Loflin

8. Erica Dhawan


Becoming Resilient 

Jia Jiang is a resilience expert, TED speaker, and author. His experiences with handling rejection were documented in his funny and inspiring TED talk “What I learned from 100 days of rejection,” which has over 3 million views, and in his book Rejection Proof. In his talks, Jiang shows audiences how he desensitized himself to rejection while also discovering that by asking for what you want, you can open up new possibilities.

Emotional Intelligence Skills

Soulaima Gourani is an emotional intelligence expert, author of Courage to Succeed, and in 2016 made the ‘Inspiring Fifty’ European list for inspiring role models. Her talks range from how to handle change, creating work-life balance, and becoming more emotionally intelligent as you can see in her talk “Why Emotional Intelligence Will Become Your Most Valuable Skill at Work.”

Managing High Pressure

JP Pawliw-Fry is an internationally renowned thought leader in emotional intelligence and managing under pressure, as well as the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Performing Under Pressure. In his talks, Pawliw-Fry shows how successful leaders are those who learn to push through anxiety and discomfort in order to approach the difficult and do the right thing.

Practical Strategies

Bill Benjamin is an emotional intelligence expert and a contributor to the New York Times bestselling book Performing Under Pressure. Benjamin has 25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader and is a partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a successful international research and training company. In his talks, Benjamin teaches his audiences how emotions drive behavior, how to coach more effectively, and practical strategies for managing emotions during pressure moments.


Dr. Travis Bradberry is a world-renowned emotional intelligence expert and award-winning co-author of the #1 best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Bradberry is also the co-founder of TalentSmart—a consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies, which has become the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. His talks focus on helping leaders increase their emotional intelligence skill sets and job performance.


Stephen M.R. Covey is a top emotional intelligence speaker and bestselling author. His New York Times bestselling book Speed of Trust teaches the tools of building trusting relationships. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey’s talks focus on how to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders.

Time Management

Jones Loflin is an expert on emotional management and time management and the author of the books Getting to It and Juggling Elephants. In his books and talks, Loflin delivers practical solutions for workplace challenges, such as increasing motivation, dealing with change, mastering time management, finding work/life balance, and being more productive. All talks are customized to the client’s specific needs and objectives.

Connectional Intelligence

Erica Dhawan is an expert on connectional intelligence and co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Connectional Intelligence is the ability to form and use the power of relationships and networks. Her talks focus on how to build a Connectionally Intelligent Organization in order to accelerate and sustain the capability of your business to drive breakthrough innovation and results.

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