Dr. Geetu Bharwaney

Geetu BharwaneyAs an experienced and highly thought of C-Suite executive coach, consultant and program designer, Dr. Geetu Bharwaney works with the people critical to the success of today’s organizations. She works with leaders, senior executives and those on the flight path for future leadership, developing their leadership capabilities, cultivating their deeper strategic thinking and enhancing their ability to connect with and influence stakeholders and their teams.

Geetu has a strong track record of achieving highly successful, results-orientated development programs and attributes her high performance to her holistic approach to understanding leadership challenges and the need to cultivate relationships, based on trust, collaboration, support and accountability. Her experience and ability to flex her style enables her to bring fresh thinking to each presentation, to challenge leaders in an empathetic yet productive manner, and to tailor her approach to empower clients to seek and find workable solutions and make long-term, sustainable changes happen.

Geetu’s specialism is the advanced application of emotional intelligence which focuses on the awareness and development of emotional resilience. This frees leaders to work at their optimal performance sweet spot, managing their levels of stress and adapting their mood to meet situational requirements. She challenges leaders to think and move on from their self-limitations, assumptions and thinking patterns. Changes in performance are clearly visible to stakeholders, peers and subordinates, with measurable outcomes for both client and company.

Geetu brings 26 years of experience coaching and developing organizational leaders and teams. Her work is recognized and preferred by global businesses throughout Europe, South America, Africa, and Australasia, as well as in China and India. Her clients cover a broad spectrum of industries including global oil and gas, insurance, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, I.T., pharmaceutical, military and include FTSE 100, Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and service providers, sports associations and public-private partnerships. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science (DSc) for her unique contribution to the understanding and application of emotion in business. She is a member of the Ei Consortium, founded by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis to advance research and application of emotional intelligence in organizations.

Geetu is an EMCC International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) Assessor and Consultant, aimed at providing a consistent and globally accepted benchmark of good practice in mentoring and coaching programme management.

Geetu is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD), a qualified trainer of three pioneering accreditations in coaching tools for leaders and practitioners – Team Emotional Intelligence Survey, Executive Presence Index (ExPI) and Coaching Mindset Index (CMI).

Geetu is also a licensed practitioner in the Executive Arts family of maps for transformational conversations, created by Jim Ewing. This includes EmpowerMap, Stucco, Implemento, Impacto and The Insight Cycle.




  • 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, Wolff, S. and Druskat, V. (2018, in press). Emotion and Team Performance: Team Coaching Mindsets & Practices for Team Interventions. To be published in the Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching, edited by Clutterbuck, D. et al, to be published by Routledge.
  • 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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