We are committed to actively studying the impact of the EmC strategy in developing and sustaining key behavioral changes. Our team of scientists and professionals has engaged in several beta studies and have received an IRB approval from Pepperdine for a larger study. Beta test results suggests significant positive results in emotionality and self-awareness.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of the EmC Course in improving desirable emotional responses in times of stress. More specifically, the study aims to measure the effect of the course through pre-and-post surveys of the participants. Ultimately this study seeks to add to the burgeoning body of knowledge on this nascent topic.
Lola Gershfeld, Psy.D.
Founder, CEO, Author
Dr. Lola Gershfeld is the Founder of EmC Leaders, an organizational psychologist, and a Corporate Emotional Connection expert. She is a developer of the Emotional Connection process or EmC and the author of Emotional Connection, The EmC Strategy, and her new book, The Culture of Connection.
Chief Strategy Advisor, Author, Research Advisory Board Member
Ramin Sedehi, Chief Strategy Advisor at EmC Leaders and Founder of Impact Human Learning focusing on developing new learning models in the face of exponential change in the 21st century. He also serves as an integral member of Berkeley Research Group’s Health Transformation Institute.
Jack Gershfeld, LFMT
EmC Chief Training Officer and Research Advisory Board Member
Jack Gershfeld is the Chief Training Officer at EmC Leaders. Jack is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a CEO of a manufacturing company. He has over 30 years of business experience ranging from star-ups to building companies in the manufacturing, engineering, and psychology fields.
Kerri Cissna, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer, Research Advisory Board Member
Dr. Kerri Cissna is the Chief Academic Officer and a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University in the Program for Leadership and Character and the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Amanda Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., Ed.D.
EmC Certified Trainer and Coach, Advisory Board Member
Dr. Amanda Wickramasinghe is a Certified EmC Trainer and Leadership Coach. She is a qualitative researcher, speaker, and educator in the fields of global leadership competencies, global mindset, women’s leadership, educational technology, and instructional design.
Charles Gross, Ph.D.
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.
Lene Martin, Ph.D., Ed.D.
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.
Dan Hyun, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Research Advisory Board Member
Dr. 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.