• Dr. Lola Gershfeld Dr. Lola Gershfeld Founder & CEO

    Dr. Lola Gershfeld is the Founder and CEO of EmC Leaders, a Board and Team Dynamics Specialist, Organizational Psychologist, and Developer of the Emotional Connection (EmC) process, a groundbreaking and empirically supported approach to team engagement, conflict resolution, and increased productivity. 

    Dr. Gershfeld has helped hundreds of people in for-profit, and non-profit organizations develop positive team cultures that support sustainable growth. She has worked with leaders in n... Read More

  • Kimberly Goh Kimberly Goh Instructional Designer & Interactive Storyteller

    Kimberly is an eLearning Expert and Interactive Story Designer who helps organizations achieve business results. She specializes in creating Interactive Stories and Videos and has a deep understanding of industry trends, technology, and personal leadership.

    Kimberly is the creator of Workplace War Zone, an Interactive Story that boosts awareness of EmC and the importance of emotions in the workplace. To play the Workplace War ... Read More

  • Ramin Sedehi Ramin Sedehi Strategic Advisor, Contributor, and EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Ramin Sedehi is a Leadership Advisor and expert in higher education and complex organizations. He has taken an active role in EmC Leaders as a Senior Advisor to expand the EmC process and empower leaders with effective tools to create a stronger foundation and culture.

    Mr. Sedehi has led at several magnificent institutions such as UCSF, UCSF Stanford Health Care (USHC), University of Pennsylvania (Penn), American University of Beirut (AUB), and Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar (WCMQ). Th... Read More

  • Veerle Pieters Veerle Pieters Creative Designer

    Veerle is an amazing graphic & web designer. She loves creating logo & brand identities, illustrations, book cover design & complete book and magazine layouts, and of course also web sites & application user interface designs. We love working with Veerle on our brochures, books, and designs!!

  • Jack Gershfeld, LFMT Jack Gershfeld, LFMT Master EmC Trainer and EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Jack Gershfeld is a Master EmC Trainer and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Jack has over 30 years of business experience ranging from star-ups to building companies in manufacturing, engineering, and psychology fields.

    Mr. Gershfeld is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University where he teaches organizational psychology and statistics. He is also a clinical supervisor at Straight Talk Community Clinic, Director at Riverside EFT Community Training Center, and runs a non-profit... Read More

  • Dan Hyun Dan Hyun Senior Advisor, EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Dan Hyun is a Senior Advisor for EmC Leaders and takes an active role in the EmC Research Advisory Board.

    Dan brings broad experience having spent 33+ years in the medical device industries in many different senior management capacities.  Most recently, Dan served as the Vice President in the Healthcare business unit and the Enteral Feeding business at Medela from 2014 to 2018.  Dan also was the Founder and President of Acacia, responsible for launching many new and innovative medic... Read More

  • Kerri Cissna, Ph.D., Ed.D. Kerri Cissna, Ph.D., Ed.D. EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Dr. Kerri Cissna is currently a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University in the Program for Leadership and Character and the Center for Entrepreneurship.

    Dr. Cissna co-teaches "Leading the Philanthropic Enterprise" for Pepperdine University's Social Entrepreneurship and Change program. She is a member of the Global Partnership for Poverty and Entrepreneurship through the Academy of Management. She is designing online courses in teamwork and conflict mediation for ... Read More

  • Amanda Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., Ed.D. Amanda Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., Ed.D. EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Dr. Amanda Wickramasinghe is a qualitative researcher, speaker, and educator in the fields of global leadership competencies, global mind-set, women’s leadership, educational technology, and instructional design.

    Amanda has been deeply involved in education for many years in various educational leadership roles and is currently the Director of Education for ERA Brokers & ARTI Academics. In addition to these and earlier leadership roles, she is the CEO of Wickra Consulting, where... Read More

  • Lene Martin, Ph.D., Ed.D. Lene Martin, Ph.D., Ed.D. EmC Research Advisory Board Member

    Dr. Lene Martin is the founder and director of the Blockchain at Pepperdine program at Pepperdine University and teaches blockchain business applications and analytics at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. The Blockchain at Pepperdine program is an inclusive initiative designed for advancing blockchain studies and solutions worldwide. Composed of a sophisticated team of academic and industry advisors and partners, the core objectives are blockchain and emerging technology courses, cert... Read More

  • Charles Gross, Ph.D. Charles Gross, Ph.D. EmC Research Manager Advisory Board Member

    Dr. Charles Gross is a researcher and speaker in leadership, learning theory, and conflict resolution. Before pursuing his doctoral studies, Charles was a mediator and ultimately a conflict coach. Dr. Gross’ research focuses on the development of global leaders and social innovation.

    He has assisted on research projects with notable institutions such as RAND, NSF, the New Delhi Institute of Management, and Pepperdine University. His experience in the design and execution of s... Read More

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