Dr. Geetu Bharwaney

Geetu Bharwaney

As the founding director and CEO of Ei World, Dr Geetu Bharwaney has been successfully leading a team of executive coaches and organisational effectiveness consultants for over 27 years.

Geetu’s specialism is the advanced application of emotional intelligence, which focuses on the awareness and development of emotional resilience and the associated essential micro-skills of understanding, managing and switching emotion. Geetu employs a holistic, tailored coaching approach, which incorporates thought-provoking assignments that challenge leaders to think and move on from their self-limitations, assumptions and thinking patterns.

Throughout her career, Geetu has been coaching and developing leaders, C-suite and Board members, senior executives, company founders and their teams to develop their leadership capabilities, cultivate their deeper strategic thinking and enhance their ability to connect with and influence both stakeholders and teams. She designs and delivers customised leadership, team effectiveness and emotional resilience programmes and assessments that help modern organizations through the most complex problem solving.

An internationally-respected and recognized thought leader and speaker, Geetu has published numerous papers and chapters on emotional intelligence, and her latest book ‘Emotional Resilience: how to be agile, adaptable and always perform at your best’ (Pearson: London, 2015) is the first definitive, comprehensive and practical guide that deeply explores the subject of emotional intelligence.

Her work is recognized by global businesses in multiple countries, and her clients cover a broad spectrum of industries (global technology, oil and gas, insurance, manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, I.T., pharmaceutical, military, etc.) and include FTSE 100, Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and service providers, sports associations and public-private partnerships.

Qualifications and Key Expertise

  • Hogan qualified, trained in Behavioural Coaching, and qualified in a range of emotional intelligence survey tools.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science (DSc) for her unique contribution to the understanding and application of emotion in business.
  • Active practitioner member of the Ei Consortium, founded by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis to advance research and the application of emotional intelligence in organizations.
  • EMCC International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) Assessor and Consultant.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD), a qualified trainer of three pioneering accreditations in coaching tools including AIIR’s Coaching Mindset Index (CMI).
  • Qualified Scrum Master.
  • Qualified trainer of two pioneering accreditations in coaching tools for HR Professionals, coaches and change agents – Team Emotional Intelligence Survey and Emotional Resilience Awareness Survey.
  • Licensed practitioner in the Executive Arts family of maps for transformational conversations, created by Jim Ewing.
  • Lives in the UK with her family, works globally and enjoys singing in a community choir.



  • Bharwaney, G, Wolff, S.B. and Druskat, V.U. (2019). Emotion and team performance: team coaching mindsets and practices for team interventions. In Clutterbuck, D., Gannon, J. et. al (Eds). Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching, Chapter 13, pp 192-209. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2015). Emotional Resilience: Know how to be agile, adaptable and perform at your best. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2009). Coaching for emotional intelligence in international business environments: Challenges and opportunities. In G. Abbott, & M. Moral. (Eds). The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching.
  • Bharwaney, G (2009). Developing high achievers through emotional intelligence: More intelligent than emotional. In M. Hughes, J. Terrell & D. Thompson, (Eds). The handbook of developing emotional and social intelligence – Best practices, case studies & tools.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2006). Coaching executives to enhance emotional intelligence and increase productivity. In R. Bar-On, J. G. Maree, & M. J. Elias, (2007) (Eds). Educating people to be emotionally intelligent. Johannesburg, SA: Heinemann Educational Publishers.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2001, 2007). ‘Emotionally Intelligent Living’ (Crown House Publishing). Translated into Russian, Polish and Hebrew during 2007/8. Also printed in India under the title ÔIncrease your Emotional Intelligence’ (2008). All royalties pledged to fund work in education, health and voluntary sector.


  • Bharwaney, G, Bar-On, R. and MacKinlay, A. EQ and the Bottom Line: Emotional Intelligence Increases Individual Occupational Performance, Leadership and Organisational Productivity. Ei World. 2007, reprinted 2011.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2005) Health, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. Dissertation submitted to City University, 2005 in part fulfilment of MSc Psychology of Health. Distinction awarded. Unpublished.


  • Bharwaney, G. (2013). Applying Emotional Intelligence assessment to enhance self-awareness and measurability in executive coaching: A case study The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching (11,2), 58-74.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2013). What are the new research findings on Trait Emotional Intelligence and what implications do they have for coaches? Presented at EMCC Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference Book. Trinity College, Dublin. Published in EMCC Conference book, September 2013
  • Airey, S-A, and Bharwaney, G. (2010). Authenticity in Coaching. The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching(8,1), 74-82.
  • Bharwaney et al. (2005). Gaining senior management sponsorship for emotional intelligence interventions. Competency & Emotional Intelligence Quarterly, 12(2), 44-48.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2004). Emotional intelligence and 360-degree assessment. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 12(1), 39-46.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Paddock, C. (2004). Emotional maps of effective (and ineffective) leaders. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 11(3), 42-47.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2003). Wellbeing: A learned skill or God’s will? Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 11(2).
  • Bharwaney, G., & Paddock, C. (2003). Emotionally intelligent helping. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 11(1), 27-32.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2003). What has happened to the ship of leadership? Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 10(3), 34-38.
  • Bharwaney, G. & Langhorn, S . (2002 / 2003). Lessons learned from implementing EQ programmes – The cutting edge of emotional intelligence interventions. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 10(2), 19-25.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Ashton, C. (2002). Ethics – A foundation competency. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 10(1), 19-25.
  • Bharwaney, G. & BarOn, R. (2002). The contribution of emotional Intelligence to organisational effectiveness. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 9(4), 23-28.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Germond, S. (2002). Emotional intelligence in changing times. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 9(2), 22-27.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Cannon, K. (2001b). Everything you wanted to know about implementing an EQ programme – 4: Assuring the highest standards. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 8(4), 19-24.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Cannon, K. (2001a). Everything you wanted to know about implementing an EQ programme – 3: Taking the show on the road. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 8(3), 7-24.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Cannon, K. (2000b). Everything you wanted to know about implementing an EQ programme – 2: Design. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 8(2), 18-25.
  • Bharwaney, G., & Cannon, K. (2000). Everything you wanted to know about implementing an EQ programme – 1: getting started. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 8(1), 19-24.
  • Bharwaney, G. (2000). The world of emotional intelligence. Competency & Emotional Intelligence, 7(3), 23-27.
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