Bill Benjamin – Keynote Speaker on Emotional Intelligence and Performing Under Pressure 

Leverage the Science of Emotional Intelligence to Drive Leadership, Change and Culture

As a math and computer science guy, Bill Benjamin discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is an emotional intelligence keynote speaker who audiences praise for his honesty about the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential’s brain science-based approach to Emotional Intelligence that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment. 

Bill’s real-world experience in technology and sales means he understands the challenges that organizations face. His degrees in mathematics and computer science lead him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and to leverage that to increase leadership and performance. 

Bill loves to write and contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling bookPerforming Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.. Bill is also a regular contributor to CEO magazine, Training Magazine, as well as other leadership publications.  Bill is also the host of EI From a Math Guy – a video series that takes research and brain science and turns into practical and applicable strategies to help people lead and perform.    

Bill has over 30 years of business experience and has provided his expertise on performance and leadership with diverse groups in many high-pressure environments, including the U.S. Marines, NASA, Intel, Goldman Sachs,  and even surgeons!


At the risk of repeating myself several times, your presentation (content, style, slides, exercises, etc.) was one of the best I’ve seen in all of my years of training and seeing other professionals train. I wish we had your presentation videotaped to show as a role model of how to give a truly engaging and learning presentation.

– M. Spool, Ph.D., Management Development Solutions

You really kept everyone’s attention with your great stories and analogies. Your passion for what you do is refreshing. Thank you for making the conference a truly inspiring event.

– Coca-Cola

This was an insightful and practical session. I liked the way you had us practice the strategies rather than just telling us about them. That way, I’ll actually remember it!

– Intel Corporation