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. Thanks again Lola!

Bryan Friedman

Lip RipperZ Inc

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!

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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

I loved it!

The train-the-trainer course was like taking the learning and turn it into performance. Powerful instruction with guided practice and materials to continued sharpening the skills. I loved it! It was inspiring and generated great excitement for the future application to help others.

Dr. Justin Cunningham

Partners and Associates

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 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

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 in 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

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

Positive Relationship

Going through EmC allowed the employee to choose to leave on their terms and with a positive relationship with all parties involved. It also helped diffuse a very hostile situation that as a CEO I worried would turn into a liability if I chose to let her go. I am confident that if it were not for EmC the employee would have left on bad terms and we would be at risk of litigation or an employment issue. Very glad we chose to pursue the process!

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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.

Tom W

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

Simply amazing.

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 D

United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory

A journey worth embarking on

An introspective journey towards building solid and trustworthy connections. Through the EmC process, Dr. Gershfeld helps you look at complex situations from a different perspective. From a perspective that invites you to tackle them as a team. EmC provides you with tools that enable you to take the best out of human interactions.

Alejandro Tocigl


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.




Shahim 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.



An excellent way to learn about emotional connection.

The Level Five Executive 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 ht e 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

I believe in emotional connection.

I believe in emotional connection! I want to get better at it. That is my goal. Thank you so much for great training.

Elizabeth Ryan

California Bank & Trust

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

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

Getting it 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 didn't have to maneuver through thinking on how this person is going to feel and how is that person's feelings or egos might be hurt. By getting all of that noise completely out of the way, the only thing you're dealing with is the task at hand so, you get it done in record time.

Betty Uribe

California Bank & Trust

I 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

I 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 meeting is 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

A masterpiece for organizations of all types.

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

Our bottom line performance has risen!

I witness you working with about 15 of my team, the management team for one of my senior Vice Presidents. And the way you took the entire team through the process was very masterful. Everybody got the message. Everybody walked away with, oh wow. The reaction from the men and the women was equally astounding. And I know in this particular group that they are far better off and far better communicators.

This is going to spill over into their personal life too which is wonderful for me because we want balance, we want everyone to have a better life, better communication with the people that matter most to them. And let’s face it, we spend a lot of time working together, and we become like family. And then if, if this can spill over to our family when we come to work, we are so much better, we come with a better appreciation, we get to be a 100 percent at work and our productivity, goes way up.

So not only have you caused what Stephen Covey calls 'the speed of trust' to go way up, but you have also caused the actual bottom line performance to go way up as a result. I’m definitely a champion for this program.


Betty Uribe

California Bank and Trust


This will resonate with so many people. Dealing with emotions has always been difficult for me and working with a Level Five Executive Coach has given me the ability to recognize and understand emotions in myself and others. It strengthened my leadership skills and helped me to address key challenges with my team instead of ignoring them and hiding behind a wall. I have done some powerful work improving my decisions, actions and relationships.

Dave G.

Health and Wellness Company

I’ve taken my company to the next level.

For many years, I struggled in my relationships with my executive team and with some of my customers, but working with Level Five Executive has transformed my experience. Learning the process enabled me to enhance my leadership skills which allowed me to strengthen my executive team, retain great talent and take my company to the next level of expansion. You don’t know what to fix until you understand the power of emotions.

Alan A.

Manufacturing Company

A foundation team and leadership training.

After learning this approach, I now see this as a foundation team training and leadership training. The benefit of training groups and leaders to use this approach is that everyone knows how to prevent and reverse destructive emotions and toxic interactions from taking over.

Susan Forster


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

Manuel Rincon

Great presentation. Very informative and helpful. Thank you.


Manuel Rincon

Commercial Business Manager, California Bank & Trust

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

A 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

A masterpiece for organizations

This training is a masterpiece for organizations. The blend of great research on emotional connection and its impact on team dynamics and organizational effectiveness is groundbreaking.

Richard Thome

Leadership Associates

A 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, PMP, CISSP

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

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

Shahin Vosough

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

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

Mohamed Elwakil

Had a different positive experience in this training.

Mohamed Elwakil

California Bank & Trust

Richard Rubin

I appreciated learning skills about how to connect with my people and how to better understand my own emotions and how to apply them at work.

Richard Rubin

California Bank & Trust

Victoria Collins, Ph.D.

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

Victoria Collins

Center Club of Orange County

Michelle Schouten

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

Wonderful presentation

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

Stephen Christensen



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


Kenneth Hern


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


Our meetings are more productive.

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

Lou Delmonico

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

Julia Rappaport, Ed.D.

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

A passionate, engage 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

Moving ahead with courage and enthusiasm.

It’s interesting – generally, I’m rather reserved and reticent about revealing too much personal information. But I sensed something about your manner that made it safe for me to be open and candid. Having been through some really tough circumstances, I now know how important it is to develop a support network to navigating new territory. And on that note, a fellow conference attendee actually approached me and said she was interested in serving on my board. That blew me away! So that, together with your coaching, gives me courage and enthusiasm to stride into the future and taking leading the company moving forward.


Distribution Company

No curtains and no walls.

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