Silvia Damiano

Silvia Damiano is one of Australia’s leading EQ & Organisational Development Consultants. With extensive qualifications and global experience, Silvia has designed and delivered a broad range of cultural change programs that have affected a lasting change on organisations through its people...

>>> Journey into EQ while playing the “Emotions Ride” game

Ben Palmer

Dr Palmer completed his PhD on the assessment and application of emotional intelligence in the workplace. Since completion in 2002 he has been designing, validating and implementing emotional intelligence development programs to improve human capital performance variables and company revenue...

>>> Enhancing sales performance through emotional intelligence development

>>> Measuring and Managing Workplace EQ with the Genos EI System


Carina Fiedeley-Van Dijk

Dr Carina Fiedeldey-Van Dijk, president of ePsy Consultancy, helps companies bring out the best in their employees, leaders and customers.  She researches and consults on the intricate dynamics that drive performance, which often culminate in emotional intelligence competencies...

>>> Know, Choose and Give Yourself: Six Seconds’ EI Assessment for Youth


Dr Lipi Paul

Lipi Paul, PhD, is internationally renowned Scientist of Stress and Anxiety, founder and director of Stressmanagement Institute (Germany), founder and Chairman of Federal German Association of Stressmanagement...

>>> From “Burnt-out”  to inspiriting energy through Emotional Intelligence


Pedro Costa Malheiro

Pedro Costa Malheiro - HR Management in IT and Energy business. Consultant in Personal Development and Leadership Training. Management of professional services/projects in organizational behaviour; human resources systems; training &development across several industries. Accredited coach and leadership development training consultant by Hay/McBer and “Six seconds”.

>>> How training in Emotional Competencies impacts team climate and business performance


Daniel Bichis

Daniel Bichis was certified as an Associated EQ Trainer by 6 Seconds Organization in 2006, and is NLP Trainer certified by Society of NLP since 2000. He followed extensive trainings in experiential, Gestalt and systemic therapy, in Ericksonian hypnosis and Reichian analysis. He has more than 10 years experience in coaching of individuals, couples, families and companies...

>>> Exploring the Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change

South Africa

Alinda Nortje

Alinda Nortje is the founder and executive chairperson of Free To Grow. Free To Grow specializes in different facets of Lifeskills and personal effectiveness. It has a client base of more than 400 organisations in Southern Africa from all sectors of the economy. Alinda has developed all Free To Grow’s training programmes and is seen as an expert in the field of personal mastery, accelerated learning and facilitation....

>>> WorkQ: The key to performance

Cecelia Jansen

Cecelia Jansen (DEd) is associate professor in the Psychology of Education in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of South Africa...

>>> Emotional intelligence in the classroom: a behavioural profile of the effective teacher

Johan Olwagen

Johan Olwagen is a Director of Kitso-Khumo. His company focuses on personal mastery and interpersonal effectiveness as the starting point for business success...

>>> Measuring and Managing Workplace EQ with the Genos EI System

Jopie de Beer

Dr. de Beer is a founding member and the managing director of Jopie van Rooyen & Partners SA, one of the primary tests publishing/ distributing and consulting companies in Sub Saharan Africa. She obtained her D Litt et Phil degree in 1997 on the topic: South African Myers Briggs Type Distribution: A comparative study...

>>> The Happiness Conundrum: A South African Perspective

Melinde Coetzee

Melinde Coetzee (Dlitt et Phil) is a professionally registered Industrial Psychologist and associate professor in Career Psychology in the Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa...

>>> Emotional intelligence in the classroom: a behavioural profile of the effective teacher

Mike Boon

Mike Boon is the CEO of The Vulindlela Network, a South African company specialising in the cultural enhancement of organisations, diversity management and transformation.  Mike tackles prejudice and develops understanding, tolerance and respect for the viewpoints, customs and beliefs of others...

>>> Ubuntu and EQ — The Core of Human Interaction

Pieter van Jaarsveld

Dr Pieter van Jaarsveld is a registered psychologist, who has lectured at universities, and acted as visiting lecturer at business schools. He has been involved in HR in the corporate world for many years and is a recognised international consultant in leadership development...

>>> Emotional Intelligence & Wellness

Rina de Klerk

Dr Rina de Klerk is author of more than 300 articles in both scientific and popular magazines....

>>> Best practices to enhance emotional awareness and control

Kobus Maree

Kobus Maree is a professor in the Faculty of Education and editor of Perspectives in Education.   A triple doctorate, he is internationally recognised for his work in e.g. career counselling and emotional intelligence facilitation...

>>> Improving Learners' Emotional Intelligence and Enhancing their Success in Life

Rod Warner

Rod Warner has 10 years management consulting experience, specializing in designing and implementing specialised interventions for behaviour change in the fields of resilience, change management and organisational performance...

>>> Building personal resilience using emotional intelligence concepts to optimize personal and organizational performance

André Vermeulen

André Vermeulen is the CEO of NEURO-LINK a Pretoria-based international consultancy in South Africa, utilizing the latest brain-based technologies and research to increase performance and maintain wellness...

>>> From Victim to Victorious — 8 Fundamental Emotional Intelligence Characteristics that Nelson Mandela Embodies

Steph Vermeulen

Steph Vermeulen is South Africa’s leading expert on Emotional Intelligence and the country’s most controversial voice on women’s issues.   As the first person to introduce emotional intelligence to South Africa, she has spent the past 10 years debunking the theory to make it practical. 

>>> The Emotional Economy - Sustainability

The Netherlands

Mies van den Hemel

Mies van den Hemel works as a senior education advisor for Bazalt (Training & implementation, projectmanagement, research & development, educational publishing) in The Netherlands...

>>> Skills that last a lifetime!


Annie Hamlaoui

Annie Hamlaoui is a Careers Guidance Practitioner and Advanced Emotional Literacy Consultant. She is considered to be one of the UK’s leading experts in translating aspects of the ‘theory’ of Emotional Literacy/Intelligence into very practical application in school settings and she is a popular presenter both in the UK and abroad...

>>> Turning Theory into Practice - Critical Success Factors for Developing Emotional Intelligence Projects for Students

>>> Happy, Resilient and Creative Learners – THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Elizabeth Morris

Dr Elizabeth Morris is a developmental psychologist and a national expert on emotional literacy in Children and Families Services the UK. She has worked extensively in Europe, Africa and America, and her work covers all aspects of this field...

>>> Inspiring Emotionally Intelligent learners – An international partnership for staff development: American Independent Schools work in Africa with European School of Emotional Literacy

Geetu Bharwaney

Geetu Bharwaney is Founder and Managing Director of Ei World Limited, one of Europe’s thought leaders in the application of emotional intelligence in business. Geetu’s present work involves working with high achievers in a variety of business contexts...

>>> Developing High Achievers through EQ: A practical perspective

Jenny Moorhouse

Jenny Moorhouse and colleagues are using insight from the work of Dan Goleman et al in the US and working closely with Dr Elizabeth Morris of the School of Emotional Literacy in the UK, to develop emotionally strong school communities.

Julie Fowlie

Julie Fowlie's professional background is in management development within the financial services sector, which involves facilitating change through objective analysis, team building and leadership...

>>> Leaders must be on their best behaviour in a changing world

Wolfgang G. Scherl

Wolfgang G. Scherl has presented papers at numerous conferences world wide including EURAM in Munich, EDAMBA Doctoral Conference in Toulouse, NEDTN Doctoral Conference in Leeds and EROM International Conference in Organisation and Management in Lincoln....

>>> The ARM Model to effective Emotional Intelligence Development


Ayman Sawaf

Ayman Sawaf is an international entrepreneur who has launched multiple companies in the areas of natural health, education and entertainment, and has been a leader in the EQ movement for over 15 years...

>>> Keynote DAY 1: From Emotional Literacy to Emotional Alchemy: A Blue Print for a New Humanity

Brent Darnell

Brent Darnell is a leading authority on emotional intelligence and a pioneer in its use in the construction industry. Over the years Brent has helped to improve the social competence of thousands of people in over 70 companies in more than 20 countries around the world...

>>> Training is for dogs – Use EQ to change behaviour and improve performance

Deborah Monroe

Deborah Monroe’s EI360 Program ranked in the top three core classes for Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  As President and CEO of DRM Development Group and Founder of EQ Essentials, Deborah takes a physiological approach to Emotional Intelligence providing understanding and insight into the depth of the driving emotion in the office...

>>> Capable Leadership – Nurturing Your Coaching Ability

Joshua Freedman

Joshua Freedman — Director of the Six Seconds Consulting Group (www.sixseconds.com), Joshua leads transformational learning programs for organizations and leaders around the world.  With warmth and authenticity, he translates leading-edge science into practical, applicable terms that improve the quality of workplace relationships...

>>> Keynote DAY 2: The Heart of Performance: Inspiring an Emotionally Intelligent Future

Julie Brown

Julie M. Brown, MBA MPH, is the Principal of Julie M. Brown and Associates, a management consulting firm based in San Mateo, California. She uses her expertise as a former hospital CEO to help clients create transformative work environments and develop high performing leaders...

>>> Links Between Successful Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and MBTI® Preferences

Reuven Bar-On

Dr. Bar-On is an internationally acknowledged expert and pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence and has been involved in defining, measuring and applying various aspects of this construct since 1980. The “Bar-On model” is described as one of three leading approaches to emotional intelligence in Spielberger’s Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology...

>>> Keynote DAY 3

Rosanna Durruthy

Rosanna Durruthy is Founder, President and Chief Talent Strategist of ÆQUUS Group, LLC. She is a leadership coach, and international consultant in leadership, inclusion, and mentoring and has lectured on these topics for professional groups and business audiences...

>>> The Road to Emotional Intelligence Diversity, Complexity, Discontinuity and Success