Teams connected with EmC

Transformed Our Leadership Team

The EmC Leaders program transformed our leadership team and brought honesty and transparency into every conversation. We were able to build trust and become the high-performing team that we all wanted to be.

Wayne Ward, Executive Vice President

California Bank and Trust
Build Trust and Lead Change

I now have the skills and confidence to reconnect when a conflict arises, build trust to lead change, and coach others to do the same. This is a life-changing experience that will impact all areas of my life.

Katherine Cianci

Talent Manager at Blue Shield of CA
Navigating Through Emotions

With EmC, we speak the same language and terminology, so navigating through emotions becomes much more enjoyable. EmC Leaders has helped us to be more cohesive and collaborative, leading to better outcomes.

Fay Christodoulou, CSO

The ROI on this Training is Exponential

The ROI on this training is exponential! All of the people we interact with – bosses, peers, direct reports, clients, and family members – experience EmC benefits from the individual who engages in this process.

Irakli (Rocky) Bandzeladze

We Have Become More Collaborative and Connected

As a leader, EmC helped me to bring a framework in order to create a greater understanding between our team members about each other’s strengths, beliefs, and perspectives. As a result, we have become even more effective, collaborative, and connected.

Dawn Reese

The Wooden Floor
EmC Makes a Difference

I took the EmC training and immediately had an opportunity to utilize it with a Leadership Team. I encourage anyone interested in improving personal or workplace relationships to take this training. It will truly make a difference!

Lois Carson

Executive Coach
Building Solid and Trustworthy Connections

An introspective journey towards building solid and trustworthy connections. Specific results that I saw were better teamwork on the medical devices, being able to increase revenue collectively, allowing others to take the lead, and being able to learn from others as well in their abilities and skills, and how we can communicate more effectively. EmC allowed me to understand to walk in other people’s shoes more than anything, and it has given me the foundation to be able to be a better leader. This is a tool for creating organizational behavior at its best.

Alejandro Tocigl

A Powerful Course I Wish I Took Sooner…

I have worked with Lola on numerous occasions as my Business Coach and when she mentioned her new course, I was more than interested. Little did I know, I would be engaging in something so life-changing… Highly suggest this course to anyone and everyone looking for emotional empowerment with friends, family, and in the work place. Officially been out of the class for 3 days and have repaired several relationships! Will be using these tools for the rest of my life.

Bryan Friedman

Lip RipperZ Inc
Navigating Through Crucial Conversations

The online EmC Master Class enables even the lowest emotionally intelligent person to develop the skill and learn the science of improving relationships. It empowers them to improve their abilities to navigate through crucial conversations.

Marty Chiu

Founder of Wealth In Family
Superb Content

Dr. Gershfeld gave an overview of the EmC technique to our ATD chapter. She was engaging and enthusiastic about the technique. We tried a short exercise with other attendees. I was amazed at the results in such a short time. This is definitely a workshop worth attending!

Edith Logue

Robert Half
Superbly Effective and Powerful

Dr Lola Gershfeld delivered a captivating and powerful presentation to a roomful of senior executive coaches who were delighted at the innovation and simplicity of EmC. In my practice I steer away from coaching tools dealing with the emotional component because many I have learned offer practices and mechanisms that treat the surface of human interaction. EmC comes from the depths of Psychology and Neuroscience to deliver simple knowledge, what we already know but have forgotten, and forgotten that we had forgotten. EmC is definitely the next investment in my professional knowledge.

Ernest Stambouly

Executive Coaches of Orange County
Groundbreaking Course

The EmC Certification will change the way you think about office interaction. Lola has such a passion for helping people achieve connection and it shines through her interaction with participants and the coursework. I would recommend this course for anyone who is looking to create more meaning connections at work and at home. There is no way to avoid bringing emotion into the workplace and with the tools learned in this course, employers and employees will be better equipped to handle everyday interactions with ease.

Kristina Plumley

Superior and Groundbreaking

This course is superior, groundbreaking. What Dr. Gershfeld has put together finally gets to the root of conflict resolution. We are emotional beings and we need to matter to those we work with and depend on. We need to connect and this course teaches us how to connect and create connectedness in our working teams and relationships.

Rich Thome

Partners and Associates
Excellent Course

This course changed my life – both personally and professionally. I would not hesitate to recommend the course. Every person will find this course to be extraordinarily useful and will take away to value and learn something important.

Kate Santon Seven

Santon General Counsel
Life Changing

The tools, the training of how to use them, and the depth of understanding are all enhanced by the smooth and seamless delivery. This will create a great impact on my life and those I share it with.

Dr. Justin Cunningham

Partners and Associates
Excellent Presentation

Thank you for the presentation today, I think our membership really gained valuable understanding of the EmC process and its application.

Myra Frick

Women in Bio
Very Interesting and Action-oriented

This course was very eye-opening and validating that emotions do matter – in your life and business. Bravo! This training was very interesting and action-oriented! It is a valuable resource to have in your tool-box. We went in-depth and practiced situations that have occurred in our employment, and now we have a way to resolve the problem of a disconnect. We know how to get out of the negative cycle.

Zora Boiteux

Putting the Human Back into Humans

Mastering Emotional Connection puts the human back into humans! This seems like a long lost art that I wish I would have learned in school. The strength that showing emotion is a sign of weakness is trumped by mastering emotional connection. Dr. Gershfeld is so impressive, with her fully integrated program content and her individualized connection with everyone starting with the very first encounter. Life changing sums up this program!

Ryan C. Shiroishi

Glidewell Laboratories

I found the training to be enlightening, fascinating and uplifting. The hope and inspiration that this process can be the solution to work interaction are awesome. The instruction through the various aspects of the process is very well done with much reinforcement. I look forward to utilizing this in my personal and professional life for the benefit of mankind.

Kathy Katusha

Excelligence Learning Corporation
An Emotional Tour de Force

This training crystalized the essence of what motivates human behavior – emotional connection! To effectively manage change in an organization, it is necessary to understand the “why’s” – how to fix a broken cycle and reconnect with those important to us. It has already changed my work AND home life.

Ryan Seven

Sentinel Payments
It’s a must-have tool in every leader’s toolbox

The exercises are designed to really provide step-by-step guidance to “feel your way into the process” and experience some extraordinary and sustainable results. Applicable to so many “disconnected” situations, it is a must-have tool in every leader’s toolbox.

Petra Russell

A Wonderful Journey

From beginning to end, the content was interactive and created many Aha moments. This process can be used in any situation where dependency and attachment are important, it will be valuable through work and home settings.

Hema Patel

Best Western
No Idea Going In. Very Excited Going Out

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this course. After 3 days of interactive content, I am convinced that it can and will work as a leadership tool, whether with a family, a peer group, or anybody we want a connection too. I’m very excited to use and practice the process I learned in this course. I believe it will make a huge difference in my own life as well as my ability to be a leader, now and in the future.

Thomas Wortman

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
Powerful and Transformational

Nothing like experiencing how this process works firsthand. The exercises are designed to really provide step-by-step guidance to “feel your way into the process” and experience some extraordinary and sustainable results. Applicable to so many “disconnected” situations, it is a must-have tool in every coach’s toolbox.

Petra Russell

Parish Partners
I Feel I am a Better Person

Never before have three days been so rewarding. The training is very engaging allowing for so much information to be learned. To see the concepts put into action and really work is incredible. I feel I am a better person and will make a difference by using the knowledge gained.

Tina De La Roche

United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
We Have Become a Stronger Board

I feel that we have become a much stronger Board together. Our meetings have become more enjoyable and productive. I would say that we are much more focused on our mission and the vision of our organization.

Shahin Vosough

Center Club of Orange County
A Unique Perspective on Boardroom Interactions

I have thoroughly enjoyed the two days I spent in the workshop this week. Amazing people, interesting ideas. Highly recommend anyone who deals with boardroom culture.

Mikhail Gershfeld

Cal Poly University, Pomona
This is a Breakthrough Approach

This is a breakthrough approach to attaining balance and productivity. We are wired for connection!!! We all need to remember that no one is to blame except the negative cycle. I look forward to more practice with EmC so it becomes second nature.

Elizabeth Ryan

California Bank & Trust
An Excellent Way to Learn About Emotional Connection

The emotional training course is all about practical ways to connect with your colleagues (It’s also incredibly useful for applying to non-work situations). Bottom line – if you are having issues with a boss, peer or report, this is the course for you. It teaches how to think about where the relationship soured. Pinpointing the triggers and then repairing the damage to make the relationship work for both or all of you. The presenter/facilitator Dr Lola Gershfeld is excellent as instructor and guide in both lecture format and practical role-playing exercises. The discussion between students on the program is also excellent.

David Harris

Clarion Project
A Solid Roadmap to Building Emotional Bonds

I really enjoyed and benefited from this course. Dr. Lola Gershfeld is a very knowledgeable instructor who is passionate about the subject of Emotional Connection. This course was eye-opening and provided a solid road map to building emotional bonds, which are vital in improving and maintaining trusting and healthy working relationships among individuals/teams. Lectures are full of examples rooted in scientific research and interactive with all class members participating. Highly recommended and valuable to any organization!

Vladi Bergart

Bergart Consulting
Great Training

Great training – specifically liked the examples of how to pick up on clues. I liked how to identify the Negative Cycle.

Daniel Morales

California Bank & Trust
Remarkable Three Days

I was fully engaged from the first moment to the last. The EmC process is something everyone can use to improve and impact relationships, personal and professional. It was a remarkable three days I will always use moving forward.

Christine Barone

Helped My Team to Get Things Done in Record Time

By getting emotionally connected the way we did, we had each other’s backs and we were able to focus on the task at hand. I witness you working with 15 of my team members from one of my senior Vice Presidents’ group. The way you took the entire team through the process was masterful. Everybody got the message. They walked away with, “Oh wow!” The reaction from the men and the women was equally astounding. I know in this particular group that they are far better off and far better communicators than when they walked in. Not only their trust went up, but you also caused the actual bottom line performance to go way up as a result.

Betty Uribe

California Bank & Trust
A Masterpiece for Organizations

I have had the opportunity to work with scores of school boards and management teams over the span of 49 years in education. Dr. Gershfeld’s work will dynamically improve the leadership of organizations by bringing teams at the highest level together for success. Her work is a masterpiece for organizations of all types. The blend of great research on emotional connection and its impact on team dynamics, trust, and organizational effectiveness that she has created is groundbreaking. It will change the way boards and teams deal with decisions and conflict and will, without question, accelerate their performance.

Rich Thome

Leadership Associates
Greatly Appreciate this Course

The EmC process changed my lifestyle and I love it. I greatly appreciate Dr. Gershfeld’s coaching and calmness. I will use the knowledge in my personal and business life. I would definitely encourage my peers to learn the EmC process.

Behnaz Safaei

California Bank & Trust
Learned So Much

I learned so much from this course. Thank you! So much rich material to work with. Thank you for creating such a safe learning environment and meeting each participant where they are. I have so much excitement around this material and can’t wait to start working it into my coaching.

Alicia Maciel

Our Board Meetings Are Relaxed, Fun, and Productive

The trust we’ve built by connecting with one another is so valuable in creating a team working toward common goals and growing in our relationships with each other. I’m proud that so many are engaged, empowered, and working together to build a better club.”

Richard Ward

Center Club Orange County
Nothing Short of Amazing

The experience has been absolutely nothing short of amazing. This is the process that is helping us be successful in a people’s business. I can’t think of any organization that deals with people that would not benefit from this training.

Shahin Vosough

Center Club of Orange County
The Course Would Change the World Completely

The course breaks down the science of how we get into these negative cycles and how we can break free, how we can reconnect and as a result live happier and healthier lives. Every single person should have the opportunity to take a course like this one. It would change the world completely.

Candace Pearson

Transformative Experience

This course was one of those defining moments in my life that has helped me grow personally and professionally. From the beginning of the course, it grabbed my attention with stories and examples of how emotional disconnection can lead to negative cycles. With catchy phrases and numerous exercises along with tools and techniques, the instructor turned an analytical and logical person like me into an empathetic and emotionally attuned person. It was a transformative experience and now I’m comfortable with my emotions as well as others around me. I now know how to cope and even thrive in an environment surrounded with left-brained people.

Paul Kang

Stronger Connections at Work

Learning about and striving for better emotional connections in all of my relationships has certainly helped bring people closer and has produced more satisfying interactions and better connections in all my working relationships.

Richard Ward

Center Club Orange County

This program was so enlightening for me. Understanding how to empower people with the language of emotion to move them from a negative state emotion to one of connection and safety is a game changer. I am excited to bring this back to my work team, relationships and family.

Victoria Brodie, MA

Leadership Communication Strategist Brodie Consulting
Learned a Wealth of Knowledge

I have learned a wealth of knowledge in this training class. This is transformative for my life. I feel blessed from this experience.

Jean Lee

DEB Construction
This was a very inspiring class.

This was a very inspiring class. Emotional connections truly are valuable. The videos were eye-opening.

Sam Robles

California Bank & Trust
Effective for Improving Board Dynamics

Our board meetings have become by far the most fun, most engaging and most productive.

Victoria Collins

Center Club of Orange County
Wonderful Presentation

We were all blessed with your wonderful presentation. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise.

Stephen Christensen

Deeper Awareness of My Emotions

In this training, I have learned skills that apply to all aspects of my life and seem invaluable. I have a deeper awareness of my emotions, the emotional processing, and how to react and guide my actions based on that awareness.

Michelle Schouten

California Bank & Trust
The HOW TO be emotionally intelligent

We all talk about emotional intelligence and want to be emotionally intelligent, but we don’t know how to do that. This program teaches the HOW TO be emotionally intelligent.

Dr. Kerri Cissna


Thank you for the thought-provoking presentation. You could tell by the audience response that your message hit home.

Kenneth Hern

Working Together

By using the process of emotional connection, we are far ahead in our approach to working together and the way we go about interaction and engagement.

Lou Delmonico

Center Club
An Inspiring Presentation

Dr. Gershfeld’s presentation was exactly what I was hoping for. She connected on an individual level with everyone in the room. There are many speakers that can inspire—and she did inspire—but more importantly, she presented the research on emotional connection that is understandable and actionable.

Rocky Bandzeladze

California Bank and Trust
A Drastic Improvement

Learning the process of emotional connection has helped us to focus our energy on practical behaviors that have drastically improved our working relationships, our communication, and our company culture.

Connie Carey

Chino Hills Medical Group
Our Entire Team is Connected

The training has really connected our entire team and has led to more synergistic energy in our office. We continue to reinforce and strengthen our emotional connections with each other, our clients and our personal relationships.

Chris Tooker

More Productive Meetings

This will resonate with so many people. The training on the process of emotional connection has helped us to improve our communication within my executive team and our employees, and our meetings have become more productive.

Rebecca Pearman

Irwin Naturals

The Emotional Connection process has transformed our team productivity and increased my self-awareness which enabled me to personally grow and develop. We have become a much stronger and engaged team. It was amazing for me to see the process in action.

Kristi Diehl

Chino Hills Medical Center
Highly Recommend the Train-the-Trainer Training

I think, as a company, it’s important to understand how to emotionally connect in order to build better people and better relationships, and a natural cohesiveness starts to blossom in an organization. This is what this course provides.

Eva Hackler

DEB Construction
Trust, Respect, and Appreciation Increased

Our trust level has increased – we were able to create an atmosphere of genuine respect and appreciation for each other’s ideas, and as a result, we have become a more effective and progressive working group.

Julia Rappaport

Passionate and Engaging Speaker

Dr. Gershfeld is an engaging speaker who teaches practical and actionable ways for people to improve their skills in emotional connection. Her passion for the subject matter engages the audience and inspires them to add this skill set to their repertoire.

Roxie Storey

Association for Corporate Growth-OC
Improved Board Engagement

Team engagement helped us to focus on agenda items that moved us in one direction. With the process of emotional connection, we operate with no curtains and no walls.

Paul Evan Greenwald

Center Club of Orange County