I’ve always found the topic of emotion fascinating. 

Raised in a multicultural environment, I learned to see the world through different sets of eyes. It was amazing to see how a single news report could inspire very different emotional reactions in others, based on factors like their age, background and upbringing. These experiences, along with a decade spent in management and years as a consultant, helped me discover a major truth: 

To truly understand yourself and others, you must understand the emotions that lie beneath the surface.

I write weekly on the topic of emotional intelligence, with a focus on real-life examples and practical application.  My work and ideas have been published by Forbes, TIME, and CNBC, and my Inc.com column is read by over a million persons per month.

My latest project, EQ, APPLIED: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence, uses fascinating research, modern examples, and personal stories to illustrate how emotional intelligence works in the real world--and teaches you how to make emotions work for you, instead of against you.