Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence

When:  Sep 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Who: Everyone who wants to improve their Emotional Intelligence
Fee: $225 for members, $300 for non-members
CAE Credit Hours: 3.0
Location: Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 800
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Program Description:
Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team? What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the ability to manage theirs and others emotions when they are under pressure.

Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), this program will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Focusing on managing your emotions under pressure, this program will enable you to increase your personal leadership by learning how to manage your emotional brain in your most difficult moments. This will allow you to influence and engage others, and connect with them in a more meaningful way.

By attending this program, you will:
  • Learn the brain science of emotions that drives your behavior under pressure
  • Learn practical strategies to help you respond skillfully as pressure and complexity increase
  • Learn to suspend judgment – become ‘more curious and less certain’ – to effectively engage and influence others
  • Practice techniques through interactive exercises and develop an action plan to put those strategies into practice
Bill Benjamin
As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest about the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential [IHHP]’s brain science based approach to Emotional Intelligence, and even more so by its practical applications, that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment!

Bill’s experience in technology and sales gives him real-world experience in the types of challenges that organizations face today. His analytical background in math and computer science drives him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance.

Bill has an authentic approach that resonates with the audience and especially with those that might be typically resistant to the important relationship between ‘soft-skills’ and exceptional leadership. A natural storyteller, he balances anecdotes with science and research to engage all types of participants. When he is not speaking, Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.

Bill loves to write and contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book, Performing Under
Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry and
published in 65 countries with multiple translations. Bill is also a regular contributor to CEO magazine, Training
Magazine, as well as other leadership publications.

Bill is originally from Canada and moved to New York City in the nineties. He now calls Chicago home and it
is here you will find him indulging in his other passions – his family, scotch, and cycling.


10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606