Roni is the founder of EQSchools, an organization dedicated to providing Emotional Intelligence training to teachers, students, and parents nationally and abroad. He teaches Positive Psychology at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and is the director of the MERIT Institute at Foothill College. Roni speaks and consults for schools and business organizations on the topics of Mindfulness, Creative Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Design Thinking, and the importance of Play. He lived in Israel and Belgium before coming to the U.S. where he got his Masters of Education and teaching credential at Harvard. He currently lives in Sunnyvale, California, with his wife Allison and two children, Eli and Leah.
EQ Schools provides emotional intelligence training to organizations and schools. Our workshops lead participants to gain creative confidence, to improve their self-regulation and management, to collaborate with others more effectively and to feel happier.
We deliver various training programs: Workshops, TEDx Talks, Keynote Presentations, and Mastery Courses. Every training addresses employee well-being, mindfulness, and leadership tactics so you can empower your business, your employees, and yourself.
We teach proven strategies at our workshops and talks, based on cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychologhy combined with universally proven positive psychology techniques.
"This was the most useful PD I've been to, possibly ever. I really appreciate the mix of ideas and tools: now we have many activities we can do with our students, and the rationale behind them."
"You guys had a GREAT blend of fun activities, rationale, time to digest information, opportunities to collaborate, ideas for putting what we learned into practice, the list goes on!"
"I really want to use some of the mindfulness exercises for myself, and there are so many good reminders for how to interact with my students. I also have a few lesson plans in mind based on some of our activities."
"I loved learning the activities that could be used with students and staff immediately (brain breaks and connection activities). Also, it was very insightful to just spend time reflecting on emotions and how those frequent and impermanent, and got some great tips on helping students recognize and acknowledge their feelings."
"Everything was useful! I think the ice breakers are great team building. You put me in such a positive mindset."