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 five 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 one 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.