Rich Handley, D.B.A.

Rich Handley, D.B.A., is president and founder of EQ University ( He is a pioneer in bringing emotional intelligence to the workplace and in corporate applications of emotional intelligence. He is a business strategist in leveraged, high-performance human capital solutions using the power of emotional intelligence to optimize individual and organizational performance. Rich has worked extensively with Fortune 500 firms worldwide in areas such as employee selection, organizational and leadership development, employee development and sales training. He also conducts the EQ-i® and the EQ360® certifications for EQ University, having certified more individuals worldwide than anyone. Handley is the co-author of the book, "Optimizing People," the EQ360 Assessment, the EQ Interview, the Behavioral Health Survey and the Benchmark for Organizational Emotional Intelligence. His work has been featured in Fast Company magazine, Inc. Magazine, Harvard Business Update, Training magazine, HR Magazine, Controller Magazine, Selling Power, the Dallas Morning News, MSN, ABC and Fox News.