Geetu Bharwaney

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Ei World



Geetu Bharwaney is Founding Director of Ei World, a company which creates transformation for individuals and organisations using Emotional Intelligence as a framework.  She leads projects involving leadership development, emotional intelligence and coaching in a cross cultural context. She is particularly interested in using emotional intelligence assessments to understand the 'inner leader' and build targeted interventions for increasing emotional intelligence. One of her key passions is to equip people to develop the skills and capabilities of working with emotional intelligence in their own arenas of work.

An experienced coach and programme designer, Geetu has specialised in emotional intelligence research, development and evaluation since 1999. She founded Ei (UK) in 1999, now Ei World, reflecting the company’s growth internationally from its original UK roots. She has built large-scale programmes based on emotional intelligence and has proven measurable results from her work with a wide cross section of client groups.

Geetu’s work has involved finding solutions to people challenges using emotional intelligence as a core framework for human development. This has covered a vast range of different technical, non-technical, professional and executive roles across multiple sectors in 25 different countries. Her assignments include the design and delivery of programmes for well-known organisations within financial services organisations, information technology companies, military organisations, mining companies, higher education institutions, professional services and global consulting firms.  Geetu also trains practitioners in the effective use of emotional intelligence assessment.
She is interested in emotional intelligence as a peak performance skill which combined with sound business acumen helps people to be effective in their professional and personal lives.
Geetu has designed interventions which integrate effective programme design with clear business outcomes usually for high achievers, leadership development or professional effectiveness. All large-scale programmes are based on the Ei Consortium’s guidelines for best practice and typically involve a combination of research, coaching, programme design, delivery, and evaluation of business outcomes for a priority group of people. Interventions tend to be implemented at a critical time in an organisation’s evolution. Geetu wrote a paper ‘EQ and the Bottom Line’ which summarises the approach she has taken to assignments involving emotional intelligence.

Geetu is trained in several emotional intelligence assessment tools. She holds level B qualification in the use of psychometric tests and trains others to use emotional intelligence assessment tools effectively. She was awarded her masters degree in Psychology & Health (February 2005) with Distinction at City University, London.

Her current areas of interest alongside emotional intelligence are emotional fitness and emotional resilience. She is a qualified trainer of the HeartMath system. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).  She serves as a governor of Aston University Council and a Trustee of a charity, Children4Music.


Bharwaney, G. (2013, Dec.). Applying Emotional Intelligence Assessment to Enhance Self-Awareness and Measurability in Coaching: A Case Study. International Journal of Coaching and Mentoring,, 58-73.

Bharwaney, G. (2013). What Are the New Research Findings on Trait Emotional Intelligence and What Implications do These Have for Coaches. Presented at the European Coaching and Mentoring Council

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.

Book Chapters
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. (2005) Health, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. Dissertation submitted to City University, 2005 in part fulfilment of MSc Psychology of Health. Distinction awarded.

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.







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