Being Well Podcast: Discovering Your Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman
June 3, 2019

Today, along with Dr. Daniel Goleman, we’re exploring one of the most important topics when it comes to our personal happiness, achievement, and general social functioning: Emotional Intelligence. And we have the absolute pleasure of speaking with one of the most influential people in that very important field.

Today we’re joined by two special guests: Dr. Daniel Goleman and Michele Nevarez.

Dr. Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and the author of many works in the realm of emotional and social intelligence, leadership, and meditation, including the many, many time bestseller: Emotional Intelligence. Prior to that, Dr. Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years.

Michele Nevarez specializes in positive organizational development and executive coaching, and heads Dr. Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Coaching and Training Programs.

During this episode, we discussed:

  • What emotional intelligence is and why it differs from IQ.
  • How we can increase our baseline of emotional intelligence.
  • Why EQ matters so much in the workplace, and what we can do to be emotionally intelligent in that environment.
  • How we can teach our children to be more emotionally intelligent.
  • Whether people are more emotionally intelligent today than they were 25 years ago.

You can put Dr. Goleman’s expertise into practice with one of his flexible online courses.

Are you interested in becoming certified as an emotional intelligence coach? Follow the link here to learn more about Dr. Goleman’s certification program!


  • 01:07: What is the definition of “emotional intelligence,” and how is it different from IQ?
  • 05:55: What are the key things that people can do to develop EQ in general?
  • 10:31: A practice a day for greater EQ.
  • 12:15: Why do you think it so effective for personal development to practice warm-heartedness?
  • 14:19: How can we help these virtuous practices have more of an impact over the next 25 years?
  • 18:11: What’s something that parents or adults can do to help their children, or young people in general, learn emotional intelligence skills?
  • 23:23: If you could speak to everyone in the world and tell them one thing, what would you say?
  • 28:35: If you had the opportunity to go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

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