- Emotional intelligence expert, bestselling author, and philosopher
- Bestselling children’s author of whom one has been published in fourteen countries thus far
- Director at the Social and Emotional Learning Laboratory
An emotional intelligence expert, bestselling author, and philosopher, Elsa Punset has a degree in Philosophy and Letters, a Master’s in Humanities from Oxford University, and one in Journalism from Madrid’s Autonomous University. She also gained a Master’s degree in Secondary education from Madrid’s Camilo Jose Cela University.
As the content director at the Social and Emotional Learning Laboratory, Elsa Punset regularly collaborates on various television shows. Amongst these, she includes Redes, Para todos la 2, and El Hormiguero. She also hosts her own podcast Pequenas Revolutions.
The author of numerous books, her bestseller “A Backpack For The Universe”, launched in 2012, has been published in fourteen countries. She is also the author of “The Bold”, an illustrated book with stories aimed at children to help them understand and manage their basic emotions in an entertaining manner.
Elsa Punset ascribes her success to her ability to balance a brilliant academic career with her ability to connect with people and her practical approach to things.
Elsa Punset – Speaker
A speaker with the ability to address the heart of the matter, Elsa Punset gets her message across to people from all walks of life, i.e., from the boardroom right across to the classroom. She lives in Spain and presents in Spanish and English.
- Proposals for these extraordinary times: For a little over two years everything has been changing: our way of working, relating to others, and dealing with the world around us. We may not have, for the rest of our existence, such a clear and urgent opportunity to transform our lives and, with it, the world in which we live. In this talk, full of intelligent optimism, Elsa Punset asks us, with her practical style, what to do to be part of the change, manage anxiety and reinvent ourselves with the world to come.
- Small revolutions for life and work: How are we humans? In general, they have not taught us to understand ourselves or to manage the flow of emotions that flood us every day. The truth is that we are made of small emotional habits that dictate our daily actions, and that it is difficult for us to change these habits. Elsa invites us to discover what skills can help us live better in a stressful world, but full of opportunities. In this talk, aimed at large audiences, Elsa will help, in an entertaining and interactive way, to reveal the keys to an adaptable and creative brain that we can train like a muscle.
- Emotional Intelligence in companies – practical keys for teamwork, motivation, and creativity: Success at work depends on many factors, and one of the most important is emotional intelligence – the ability to recognize and manage one’s own and others’ emotions. For companies, Elsa gives the keys to how good emotional intelligence is reflected in greater professional satisfaction and better work performance and introduces the basic skills to communicate, innovate, solve problems, motivate oneself…Throughout the talk, Elsa highlights clues that allow, with practice, to improve these skills.
- The world of health – practical keys to enhance empathy, resilience, and communication with patients: Why is emotional intelligence relevant for groups that take care of people’s health? A growing body of research shows that emotional intelligence skills not only make life easier for healthcare professionals but also improve patient prognosis. In these talks, Elsa focuses on seeing, in a practical and interactive way, how EIsa can help manage the daily challenges that disease presents. “We have to learn every day to choose between love and fear” – Elizabeth Kubler Ross
- We are the emotional coaches of our children and students – early stages and/or adolescence: Manage our expectations of parents. Support them, do not live through them. This talk will be adapted to the target audience to which it is addressed: parents’ schools and/or educational community, and… It is during childhood when we sow in our children and students the foundations of an emotionally intelligent brain; their childhood is a unique opportunity to rediscover ourselves and to be able to guide our children and students so that they can consolidate basic skills that allow them to live and develop peacefully and creatively. During this talk, Elsa addresses the educational community and in an interactive and entertaining way, presents practical keys necessary to achieve an emotionally intelligent education, in the classroom and at home.