Dr. Laura  Belsten

Dr. Laura Belsten



Dr. Laura Belsten is an internationally known speaker on the topic of Social + Emotional Intelligence, and author of the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile®. She has studied extensively with prominent EI scholars and researchers around the world, becoming certified in four leading emotional intelligence instruments before founding the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence® in 2010. The Institute is an international educational and research organization dedicated to bringing Social + Emotional Intelligence into people’s lives and into the workplace by equipping coaches, trainers, human resources (HR) professionals and leaders and executives with the tools and skills they need to teach and coach the skills of Social + emotional intelligence. She is an executive coach in private practice for over 17 years, a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation, and she earned her Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Communication from the University of Denver in 1996. She has been on the faculty of the University of Denver for over 24 years where she teaches graduate courses in leadership and communication, including a graduate course on Coaching Emotional Intelligence