Belinda Chiu, EdD, is on the forefront of the movement to democratize emotional intelligence as head of educational innovation for Goleman EI and faculty for the Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program. Working with Ignition Coaching LLC and Hummingbirdrcc, her efforts go toward cultivating resilience and leveraging the power of play for a happier, healthier planet. She has worked in undergraduate and graduate university admissions, including for Dartmouth College, Barnard College, the Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC-Chapel Hill), and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Experienced in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors, she has also served as an evaluator with organizations such as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She writes for Thrive Global, Goleman EI, and Key Step Media, and has published a book on yoga meditations for children and a women’s guide to the Camino de Santiago. A member of Valley Improv, Belinda currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with Bandit, the pink-nosed pup.

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