​​Welcome to GEI Partners™ Website

Welcome to the website of GEI Partners. We are a partnership of researchers and consultants bringing our clients research-based tools and techniques proven to create high-performing teams.

Our specialty is assessing and developing Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI), a concept developed and introduced by our partners.
We were guests on a Team Coaching Zone podcast by Dr. Krister Lowe. You can access all team coaching zone podcasts by going to this link:  Team Coaching Zone . Our episode is #59.
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Our partners have developed and tested Group Emotional Intelligence (GEI) theory (also known as Team Emotional Intelligence (TEI)).  GEI Partners was formed to take what we have learned and put it into practice.  Our researchers have combined with leading practitioners to provide experienced service grounded in research.

What is Group Emotional Intelligence?

Group Emotional Intelligence is embodied in a group culture that guides the behavior of every team member. Teams that develop this culture create an emotional experience for team members that leads to a sense of psychological safety, team identity, and group efficacy. These outcomes of the culture facilitate cooperation, participation, and engagement in the task, which are associated with high-performing teams.

Group Emotional Intelligence does not replace the common wisdom on building effective teams. It provides a missing link that accomplishes three things above and beyond the common wisdom:

1. GEI focuses every team member’s behavior so that all members are responsible for creating a high-performing team. Thus, the team is not dependent on a facilitator or team leader.

2. In today’s environment where time is at a premium, there is no need to take teams away from their work. GEI builds the team while they are working on their task. 

3. A group’s culture is long-lasting. Once it is built, its benefits endure. Thus, GEI provides lasting results. One element of an emotionally intelligent culture is continuous improvement, thus, teams remain flexible and adaptive rather than stagnant.
We are dedicated to building high-performing teams. We provide services that are grounded in theory and have been shown, through research, to be effective. 

We strive to help our clients become self-sufficient. We do this by providing services that build sustainable capabilities. Our primary concern is to ensure that our clients are significantly enhanced by engaging our services. 
Our Partners
  1. Steven Wolff
    Phillips@mail.com
    Partner
    Steve has academic experience as a professor of management as well as practical experience as a research consultant. He has 15 years of industry experience. Steve has been researching team effectiveness for over ten years.
  2. Vanessa Druskat
    Phillips@mail.com
    Partner
    Vanessa is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, currently teaching at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on team effectiveness. Her publications on teams appear in journals such as HBR, AMJ, JAP, and LQ.
Our Associates
  1. Geetu Bharwaney
    Phillips@mail.com
    Associate
    Geetu is Founding Director of Ei World, a company that creates transformation for individuals and organizations using Emotional Intelligence as a framework. She leads projects involving leadership development, emotional intelligence and coaching in a cross cultural context. She is particularly interested in using emotional intelligence assessments to understand the 'inner leader' and build targeted interventions for increasing emotional intelligence. One of her key passions is to equip people to develop the skills and capabilities of working with emotional intelligence in their own arenas of work. Geetu has been collaborating with GEI Partners on the design and coordination of the accreditation program for practitioners wanting to facilitate emotionally intelligent teamworking.
  2. Richard Eppel
    Phillips@mail.com
    Associate
    Mr. Eppel has been a business leader in the hi-tech industry for over 30 years. His consistent focus is on developing team-based, strategically oriented organizations capable of effectively responding to a rapidly changing marketplace. Mr. Eppel is founder of Strategic-Momentum, a consulting firm that helps create Breakaway Innovation. Previously Mr. Eppel was CEO of Anna Technology a company specializing in providing system solutions to the embedded market and President of I-Bus, a designer, manufacturer and integrator of PC compatible computer platforms and systems for real-time commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Eppel’s specialty is creating Breakaway Innovation through Employee Relationship Management (ERM), which is a technology designed to increase the asset value of employees by increasing employee performance, employee retention and innovation.
  3. Richard Kasperowski
    Phillips@mail.com
    Associate
    Richard Kasperowski’s expertise is on high-performance teams. Richard is a keynote speaker and the author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He leads clients in building great teams that get great results using the Core Protocols, Agile, and Open Space Technology. Richard teaches the class Agile Software Development at Harvard University, and he is a member of the board of directors of Agile New England.