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Travis Bradberry
California, USA
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Travis Bradberry
California, USA
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  • Extensive research, as well as consulting with Fortune 500 companies, has helped Dr. Travis Bradberry understand how emotional intelligence impacts individual and team performance.
  • Award-winning co-author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart®, which provides 75% of Fortune 500 companies with emotional intelligence tests.
  • Dr. Bradberry incorporates research, real-life examples, step-by-step plans and interactive discussions with the audience in his straightforward presentation on the ways emotional intelligence can cripple or contribute to high performance and excellent leadership.

Dr. Travis Bradberry says emotional intelligence—the ability to recognize and understand emotions and use this awareness to manage behavior and relationships—is the number one predictor of leadership excellence. He also says it accounts for more than half of someone’s job performance, and yet, many workers can’t identify emotions when they’re happening.

Dr. Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart®, which provides 75% of Fortune 500 companies with emotional intelligence tests, training and consulting. Dr. Bradberry is an expert in emotional intelligence who speaks to organizations and companies such as Intel, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, NY Life, Salesforce.com, the Fortune Magazine Growth Summit and The Conference Board.

Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and The Harvard Business Review have covered Dr. Bradberry or published articles written by him. His five best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.

Dr. Bradberry holds a dual doctorate in Clinical and Industrial-organizational Psychology. He received his bachelor of science in Clinical Psychology from the University of California-San Diego.

Travis Bradberry People can be better than they ever imagined by learning how to increase their emotional intelligence.

CORE Agency What do you want people to learn / take away from your presentations?

Travis Bradberry
That people can be better than they ever imagined by learning how to increase their emotional intelligence.

CORE Agency What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How do you prepare for your speaking engagements?

Travis Bradberry
First, I get on the phone with the client who has invited me to come speak. Each client is different and I craft my EQ presentation to meet their needs. I ask many questions to set expectations for how and what I can deliver to meet their needs. Next, I prepare something that will knock their socks off.

It’s hard to understand why people were so nervous, but it was a very uncertain time.

CORE Agency Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

Travis Bradberry
Shortly after 9/11 a homeless man who had wandered into the venue through an open service door came into my session, walked up to the stage, and asked me for some water. He had many extra layers of clothing on which made people really nervous, because they thought he might have a bomb. I gave him some water and had him sit down and we took a little break so people could calm down. Looking back, it’s hard to understand why people were so nervous, but it was a very uncertain time. I asked my client if they sent him in as an EQ test for me.

Another time I sat next to Oakland A’s great Dave Stewart on a flight from a speaking engagement and we talked baseball the whole way home to San Diego.

CORE Agency What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

Travis Bradberry
It really runs the gamut, but I often speak to leaders, high potentials, sales, and engineering groups.

CORE Agency Which of your keynote speaking topics are your favorites and why?

Travis Bradberry
Emotional intelligence, of course!

CORE Agency What inspired you to start doing speaking engagements?

Travis Bradberry
The energy in the room. It’s palpable.

CORE Agency How much do case studies, personal stories and or humor factor into your keynote speech content?

Travis Bradberry
I incorporate all three quite a bit.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to help my clients succeed with EQ.

CORE Agency What are some of the successes you've helped clients make?

Travis Bradberry
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to help my clients succeed with EQ. Here are some examples:

  • Created a cutting-edge leadership development solution, with real accountability for results.
  • Invested in EQ as the foundation for staff who empathize with and respond to guest needs.
  • Increased self-awareness to take C-suite leader performance to the next level.
  • A high-performing executive team navigated unprecedented organizational growth with EQ.
  • Equipped management teams with EQ skills to guide staff through organizational changes.
  • Measured emotional intelligence skills and personality to unify leaders’ perspectives.
  • Prepared sales associates with EQ skills to handle demanding clients.
  • Confronted the anxieties of servicing customers, cold calling, and a changing competitive market.
  • Increased staff satisfaction and retention with three proven EQ skill development strategies.

    Select Clients Include:

    20th Century Fox
    Abbott Laboratories
    American Airlines
    BF Goodrich Aerospace
    Bank of America
    Best Buy
    Boston Scientific
    Bristol Myers
    Cardinal Health
    CITGO Petroleum
    Callaway Golf
    Capital One
    Canon Financial
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Cessna Aircraft
    Chase Manhattan
    Cisco Systems
    City of Los Angeles
    Cox Communications
    Crate and Barrel
    Deloitte & Touche
    Dell Computer
    Delta Airlines
    Dollar Thrifty Auto Group
    Dow Chemical
    Edward Jones
    Eli Lilly
    Ernst & Young
    Estée Lauder
    Fedex Kinko’s
    Forest Laboratories
    Fuji Xerox
    General Mills
    Girl Scouts of America
    Goldman Sachs
    Goodwill Industries
    Gulfstream Aerospace
    H&R Block
    Hallmark Cards
    Harley Davidson
    Harvard University
    Home Depot
    Jack in the Box
    JetBlue Airways
    Johnson & Johnson
    Kohler Company
    LG Electronics
    LL Bean
    Lockheed Martin
    MTV Networks
    Merrill Lynch
    Morgan Stanley
    Nestlé Purina PetCare
    New York Life
    The New York Times
    Pfizer Animal Health
    Polo Ralph Lauren
    Proctor & Gamble
    Royal Caribbean Cruises
    Sara Lee
    Sempra Energy
    Smith College
    Sports Illustrated
    Stanford University
    Starwood Resorts & Hotels
    Tommy Hilfiger
    United Nations
    US Air Force
    US Army
    US Court of Appeals
    US Dept of Labor
    US EPA
    US Navy
    US Postal Service
    US Senate
    US Steel
    United Airlines
    United Way
    Universal Studios
    University of Notre Dame
    Warner Brothers
    Wells Fargo
    Yum! Brands


    Dr. Travis Bradberry’s company, TalentSmart®, provides three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies with emotional intelligence tests, training and consulting. Just like his audiences, companies seek out Dr. Bradberry’s insight on emotional intelligence and how it can be used for a competitive advantage, to increase performance or to excel in leadership.

    Based on his best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Dr. Bradberry walks audiences through the process of understanding what emotional intelligence is, why it’s important, and how it impacts performance. He provides audiences with his four-step plan to develop emotional intelligence, and guides them through assessing their own (and their organization’s) emotional quotient (EQ), and actions they can take to increase EQ.

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0: Taking Your Game to the Next Level
    Each of us is looking for new and powerful ways to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack. This session will enable you to capitalize on your emotional intelligencea skill set that’s responsible for 58% of your job performance. In this session you will discover:

    • What EQ is, how it works and why it’s a skill we’re all hard-wired to rely upon.
    • The critical connection between EQ and your performance.
    • A step-by-step process loaded with proven techniques for increasing your EQ.

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0: Upping Your Leadership Skill Set
    Ninety percent of great leaders are high in emotional intelligence (EQ) and it’s the #1 predictor of leadership excellence. Understanding this “science of emotion” and incorporating it into your repertoire will take your leadership skills to new heights. In this session you will discover:

    • What EQ is, how it works and why it’s the key to great leadership.
    • How various organizations have used EQ to increase the capacity and performance of their leaders.
    • How you can increase your EQ via proven techniques and strategies.

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0: How to Use EQ to Increase Leadership Capacity And Job Performance
    Great for HR Professionals

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is responsible for more than half of workplace performance, and is the #1 predictor of leadership and personal excellence. Better understanding this “science of emotion” can help you to increase the effectiveness of your leadership development initiatives.

    Join us for this webinar presented by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., the award-winning author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.

    In this webinar, you’ll interact with Travis as he shows you:

    • What EQ is, how it works and why it’s a skill we’re all hard-wired to rely upon.
    • How to measure EQ and integrate EQ assessment into coaching and training programs.
    • How various organizations have used EQ to increase the capacity and performance of their leaders.
    • Proven techniques for increasing EQ.


    Emotional Intelligence 2.0
    In today′s fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.

    By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:

    1) Self-Awareness
    2) Self-Management
    3) Social Awareness
    4) Relationship Management

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:

    “Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.”
    —The Dalai Lama

    “A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve.”

    “Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ.”
    —Stephen R. Covey

    “This book can drastically change the way you think about success…read it twice.”
    —Patrick Lencioni
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    The Personality Code
    A revolutionary approach to success and fulfillment-already being used by hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations-now available for the first time in an accessible, practical book.

    The Personality Code clearly and persuasively demonstrates how personality determines why we do what we do and how we can maximize our strengths, work smarter with others, and profit from better relationships in our careers.

    Based on the IDISC(tm) Personality Profile-an updated and rigorously validated proprietary version of DISC, the world′s most popular form of personality testing-the book provides insights and strategies for individuals and organizations that promote self-awareness and foster excellence.

    Readers will have free access to the online IDISC(tm) Personality Profile (each book will include a unique code number), which will reveal their own profiles from among the fourteen personality types that have been refined and defined through the author′s decade-long international study involving more than five hundred thousand participants.

    Travis Bradberry shows readers how to discern the fixed characteristics that explain three-quarters of human behavior. Most important, they will learn how to leverage these traits in order to capitalize on their strengths and sidestep weaknesses in themselves as well as in other people.
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    Exclusive Interview Travis Bradberry
    “Emotional intelligence is such a strong predictor of how people do in life.”

    In this interview, Dr. Travis Bradberry discusses:

      • The scientific link between emotional intelligence, outstanding leadership, and success.
      • Proven techniques for raising your "EQ".
      • How to implement emotional intelligence in the workplace and raise your company's bottom line.

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