Dr. Geetu Bharwaney, D.Sc.

Founder & CEO


“Emotional Intelligence is at the core of the Human Being”
Dr Geetu Bharwaney.


Founder and CEO of Ei World, Geetu is highly experienced in collaborating closely with CEOs, senior leaders and their teams on projects involving strategic imperatives and purposeful change.


Her mission is to help leaders and teams get to a higher level of performance through integrating mind, body, spirit and their emotional development.


Her global influence with clients extends across diverse sectors, united by her passion for unlocking higher levels of performance through emotional intelligence, strategic self-awareness, inner leadership and team effectiveness.


Her roles in client projects typically include Executive Coach, Team Coach, CEO Coach, and Project Lead. She engages in special assignments with key leaders and their teams that are designed to rethink the way that work gets done, so that the client group can achieve their true potential.  She applies her 33 years of experience to help her clients create high performing teams that deliver results for their organisations.


Geetu’s open-minded and flexible approach to coaching and team coaching enables her to apply evidence-based frameworks to achieve rapid results and lasting professional success for her clients. She has coached and helped Educational professionals, Engineers, Lawyers, Executives, Entrepreneurs and other Senior Professionals in developing their leadership to achieve their true potential. Her work is recognised by global clients, over a broad spectrum of industries (pharmaceutical, oil and gas, technology, insurance, manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, I.T., military, non-profits, higher education, etc.) and include FTSE 100, Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and service providers, private-equity owned companies, sports associations and public-private partnerships.

The motivating factor for being a leading change agent was not just academic for Geetu, it was personal. A cancer survivor, now 18 years in remission, Geetu is passionate about learning ways to balance “performance and renewal”. She is proud to be applying in her own life many of the strategies that she encourages her clients to adopt. She sings in a musical choir and is mother to a 6-year old and a 1-year old, her two home coaches who keep her continually learning about the role of emotion in everyday life.

Geetu is proud of her cultural heritage; She sponsors undergraduate students from UCL to work in her organisation and leave university debt-free. Her first sponsored scholar was from a BAME background and is now a proud graduate of an MENg degree in Architectural Design & Engineering.

Geetu has written and published several chapters on the subjects of Coaching, Emotional Intelligence and Team Effectiveness. She is the Author of “Emotional Resilience” (Pearson, 2015)**, a Keynote Speaker and a BAME Leader.

Qualifications and Professional Training

She qualified in Coaching at Roehampton Institute, with a Diploma in Workplace Counselling and was one of the first qualified professionals to provide 1:1 counselling support in workplace settings (pre-dating the emergence of the coaching profession).

She is a member and Global Assessor of coaching programmes with the EMCC, one of the leading coaching bodies who focus on the application and practice of an evidence-basis in coaching. She supervises coaches in regular peer supervision both in her own company and for groups of internal coaches in global organisations. 

She is a Chartered Fellow with the CIPD, a leading professional institute for HR professionals. 

Her masters thesis during her MSc in Psychology of Health (City University) focused on a study of 109 independent school leaders and their Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Health; awarded distinction.

She was awarded a Doctor of Science degree honoris causa by Aston University in 2016, her alma mater where she studied International Business and Modern Languages (graduated 1989).

As an internationally-respected and recognised thought leader and speaker, Geetu has published numerous papers and chapters on emotional intelligence.


  • 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.
  • Hogan qualified, trained in Behavioural Coaching, and qualified in a range of emotional intelligence assessment tools.
  • Trains other professionals in two accreditation programmes offered globally – Team Emotional Intelligence Survey and Emotional Resilience Awareness Survey.
  • Qualified Scrum Master.
  • Qualified in Voice Dialogue work.
  • Licensed practitioner in the Executive Arts family of maps for transformational conversations, created by Jim Ewing.

To contact Geetu, please use the email address below or reserve a time for an initial consultation using this scheduling link (15-min call).

Ei World is a long-standing, recognised leader in the field of emotional intelligence, with over 31 years in executive and team development, working across 45 countries to help companies obtain a competitive advantage by coaching emotional intelligence and team effectiveness. In Ei World, Geetu leads a team of executive coaches and organisational effectiveness consultants for over 27 years. This work is in service of helping client teams to experience a step change in how they function.

Ei World’s specialism is the advanced application of emotional intelligence, in leaders and teams, including the awareness and development of emotional resilience. In Ei World, we deploy a holistic, tailored team coaching approach, which incorporates thought-provoking assignments for the team that challenge a team to reflect and move on from self-limitations, assumptions and thinking patterns. 

** ‘Emotional Resilience: how to be agile, adaptable and always perform at your best’ (Pearson: London) is a definitive, comprehensive and practical guide that deeply explores the subject of emotional intelligence.