Daniel Goleman EI Course (English)

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More than IQ, advanced degrees, or technical skills, emotional intelligence (EI) is crucial for personal and professional growth, helping you develop your inner capacity and impact, become an exceptional leader, and build high-performing teams.

In times of accelerating change and disruption, the need for EI is even more critical.

As you face challenges like a pandemic, social unrest, personal conflict, or a problematic colleague, the way you understand and manage emotions — your own and those around you — makes all the difference.

Deepening emotional intelligence with the 12 competencies Dr. Goleman identifies in his model of EI builds an evolving toolkit to meet, understand, and navigate the psychological and social challenges of change. While shoring up your resilience and diminishing your stress.

In this 12-week online course, you can:

  • Learn the 12 foundational and relational skills from Daniel Goleman's EI model
  • Earn two verifiable digital Credly badges

Next course starts September 25

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Unlock your growth potential with intentional learning, practice, and reflection.

Desbloquea tu potencial de crecimiento con aprendizaje, práctica y reflexión.

12 Weeks of

12 semanas de aprendizaje en línea

7 Live
Zoom Sessions

7 sesiones de Zoom en vivo

Daniel Goleman EI
Trained Facilitators

Facilitadores capacitados en IE por Daniel Goleman

Global EI Cohort

Comunidad global de cohortes de IE

Verifiable Digital
Credly Badges

Insignias digitales verificables de Credly

Impact of Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Courses

  • 93% said the course helped them develop or deepen their foundational emotional intelligence skills
  • 98% found the lessons directly relevant to their work
  • 92% would recommend the course to a friend or colleague

Our courses track the latest neuroscience research on the dynamics of relationships and data on the impact EI has on an organization’s bottom line. Our engaging learning format, inspiring community, expert facilitators, and hands-on tools help learners bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Impacto de los cursos de Inteligencia Emocional de Daniel Goleman

  • El 93% dijo que el curso les ayudó a desarrollar o profundizar sus habilidades fundamentales de inteligencia emocional.
  • El 98% encontró las lecciones directamente relevantes para su trabajo.
  • El 92% recomendaría el curso a un amigo o colega.

Siguiendo la última investigación sobre neurociencia acerca de las dinámicas de las relaciones y datos sobre el impacto que tiene la IE en los resultados de una organización, nuestro formato de aprendizaje interactivo, comunidad inspiradora, facilitadores expertos, y herramientas prácticas ayudan a los estudiantes a conectar la teoría con la práctica.

Jumpstart your emotional intelligence journey and be a force for good.

EI isn’t fixed at birth. It’s a skill you can learn and hone over time.

And your growth can be felt by everyone around you — creating a ripple effect of positive impact.

The Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Courses combine guided facilitation, evidence-based knowledge of what drives behavioral change, and practical experiences that build impactful skills.

Get the best blend of asynchronous and synchronous learning, released in weekly modules that include video, audio, reading, and reflection. Pace yourself and engage with your cohort in whatever way works best for you.

Each weekly module is divided into five or six days — with specific steps outlined daily. You can expect to spend 15-30 minutes per day for intentional learning, practice, and reflection.

What We Will Cover

There are four domains and 12 competencies in the Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence model. For this course, we’ve replaced “Achievement Orientation” with “Focus” as a meta competency that bridges several domains.

What You Will Achieve

Whether you’re an emotional intelligence coach, business leader, people manager, HR professional, or someone interested in growing your EI, this course will help you:

  • Gain practical knowledge and understand how and when to apply EI skills that are prerequisites for responding to your own and others’ emotions.
  • Increase your threshold for complexity and be more flexible in the face of stress and uncertainty.
  • Apply emotional intelligence to cultivate resilience and respond more effectively when encountering setbacks, obstacles, and challenges.
  • Discover how to enrich your relationships with psychological safety and trust.
  • Learn how to positively influence others while navigating challenging team dynamics and shifting work environments.
  • Strengthen teamwork and collaboration through science-based practices.
  • Become a leader who inspires innovation, engagement, and trust.

Lo Que Lograrás

Ya seas un coach de inteligencia emocional, líder empresarial, gerente de personas, profesional de recursos humanos o alguien interesado en desarrollar tu IE, este curso te ayudará a:

  • Adquirir conocimiento práctico y comprender cuándo y cómo aplicar habilidades de IE fundamentales para responder a tus propias emociones y las de los demás.
  • Aumentar tu umbral de complejidad y ser más flexible ante el estrés y la incertidumbre.
  • Aplicar la Inteligencia emocional para cultivar la resiliencia y responder de manera más efectiva ante contratiempos, obstáculos y desafíos.
  • Descubrir cómo enriquecer tus relaciones con seguridad psicológica y confianza.
  • Aprender a influir positivamente en otros mientras navegas dinámicas desafiantes en equipos y entornos de trabajo cambiantes.
  • Fortalecer el trabajo en equipo y la colaboración a través de prácticas basadas en la ciencia.
  • Convertirte en un líder que inspira innovación, compromiso y confianza.

Lo Que Cubriremos

Hay cuatro dominios y 12 competencias en el modelo de inteligencia emocional de Daniel Goleman. Para este curso, hemos reemplazado “Orientación hacia el logro” con “Enfoque” como una metacompetencia que conecta varios dominios.

What EI Learners Say About Our Courses

Lo que dicen los estudiantes de la IE sobre nuestros cursos


What’s the difference between the three courses you offer?

All of the 12-week Daniel Goleman EI courses support emotional intelligence learners all over the world and are founded on the concepts, tools, and practices critical to developing EI from Dr. Goleman’s model. 

The only difference between the Daniel Goleman EI — English and Daniel Goleman EI — Spanish courses is that all content, facilitated Zoom sessions, and  communications will be delivered in the language indicated by the course title.

There are, however, several differences between the Daniel Goleman EI — English and Daniel Goleman EI+ (Continuing Ed) coursesThe key difference is the Daniel Goleman EI+ (Continuing Ed) course includes continuing education credits in a more rigorous and learning verified format.

For more details on additional differences, please view the course comparison table here.


How much does registration cost?

Registration per seat is $1045, which includes the 12 crucial competencies from Dr. Goleman’s emotional intelligence model and two digital badges (earned upon successful completion).

What’s the Live Session schedule for this course?

We welcome EI learners from all over the world. Each Live Session has two available times to join, so you will have the option of choosing the Session time that best aligns with your schedule.  You can also view the on-demand recording if you have a conflict for that particular session.

Live Session Schedule:

  • Wednesday 9/20 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 10/4 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 10/18 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 11/1 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 11/15 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 11/29 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday 12/13 — 12-1:30 pm ET or 6-7:30 pm ET


Please keep in mind the 90-minute Live Sessions via Zoom occur every other week throughout the duration of the 12-week Course. The first Zoom session is orientation-focused and is scheduled for one week before the course begins.

Is there an app for this course?

The Dream See Do app is in development and is only available on iOS. If you’d like to engage with the course content on a mobile device, a web version of the platform is also available and offers a better experience than the app. For the best Learner experience overall, we highly recommend using desktop.

What’s the overall course timeline and overview?

Please view this Course Summary to better understand the course logistics.

I registered for the courses, but I need to cancel. Can I get a refund?

We understand life – and extenuating circumstances – happen.

Due to limited enrollment, we request you cancel at least 7 days before your scheduled cohort begins. This gives us the opportunity to fill your spot in the cohort.

If you need to cancel your course registration, the following schedule applies:

  • We offer a full refund within 24 hours of registering, regardless of your registration date.
  • We offer a full refund, minus a $75 non-refundable administration fee, up to 7 days before your cohort begins.
  • We offer a 50% refund from 7 days before your cohort begins until 7 days after your cohort begins.
  • No refund is offered after the first 7 days of your cohort.


Please contact us to confirm with your intent to cancel and we will follow up based on the policy noted above.

How can I become a Daniel Goleman EI Certified Coach?

We no longer have a coaching certification program in place. If you’d like to become a coach, please feel free to explore credential options with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

How long will I have access to the learning platform after completing the course?

Please see below for course-specific access beyond the 12-week course schedule:

  • Daniel Goleman EI — English: up to three months after
  • Daniel Goleman EI — Spanish: up to three months after
  • Daniel Goleman EI+ (Continuing Ed) — English: up to six months after


Looking for an additional extension? Please contact us to submit your request.

Can I be in the same cohort as a friend/colleague if we enroll together?

Yes, we would be happy to accommodate you. Once you and your friend/colleague/team have signed up for the course, please contact us with the names of everyone you would like to be placed in a cohort group with.

Is this asynchronous or synchronous?

All of the Daniel Goleman EI courses are online, asynchronous, and released in weekly modules that include video, audio, reading, and reflection. You can pace yourself through each week in a way that best aligns with your schedule, while engaging with your cohort community and facilitator.

This course fosters a rich community of EI change-makers and is designed to optimize your Learner experience through a combination of engaging course content, skilled facilitators, and practical tools to help you bridge the gap between theory and action. There will be seven 90-minute synchronous, live group check-ins via Zoom with course facilitators, occurring every other week through the duration of the course. It is highly recommended to be at these sessions live, if you can make it; we provide recordings as well.

How is Daniel Goleman involved in this course?

This is the only emotional intelligence (EI) training program affiliated with Daniel Goleman, created in direct collaboration with him, and founded on the concepts and practices of his model that are critical to developing EI. While the course is not taught or facilitated by Dr. Goleman, the asynchronous weekly module content (video, audio, reading etc.) features Dr. Goleman and his collaborative work. The course facilitators you will engage with have also been certified and trained in-depth on his emotional intelligence model.

What if I have a different question not featured here?

We are here for you. Please email or call us at (413) 587-0818 with any questions, suggestions or feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

I’d like to sign my team up. Do you offer a group rate discount?

Yes! We’re happy to offer a 15% off group rate discount for five or more registrations. Please contact us at courses@keystepmedia.com for more info.

Are there flexible payment options available?

We want to support everyone who wants to invest in growing their emotional intelligence. If you would like to explore flexible payment options, please contact us for details.

What’s the time commitment per day?

To optimize for meaningful learning, reflection, and application, every week’s competency is divided into five or six days—with specific steps outlined for each day. You can expect to spend 15-30 minutes per day to go through the daily content and get familiar with the exercise/activity outlined, complete the exercise/activity and share your reflection.

Often the activity will include noticing different aspects of your experience over the course of a day. We recommend planning to review the content in the morning, complete the activity during the day and leave your reflection at the end of the day. Be sure to plan time to read and respond to the reflections from your fellow cohort members as well!