EdTech Speaks


026 Invest in Your Emotional Intelligence with Phil Johnson

Season 1, Ep. 26

Join me as I interview Phil Johnson on the EdTech Speaks podcast. Phil has been featured at many events (virtual and physical) and audiences have gotten tremendous value from it. We hope you will, too!

Phil is the Founder of the Master of Business Leadership (MBL) executive coaching program. For the past 21 years, he has been helping executives and their organizations achieve remarkable results through Emotional Intelligence. There are MBL alumni in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Saudi Arabia.

He leaves us with a solid piece of advice when he says, "Invest In Yourself. The best advice I can give you and your organization is to take the leap of faith of investing in yourself. The development of your emotional intelligence will ensure your personal, business, and career success. An organization’s profitability and success are a reflection of its level of emotional intelligence. Without an ongoing investment in the development of its emotional intelligence, it will eventually collapse. The biggest challenge organizations face is in changing their people, not technology. Advancing the habits, mindset, and behavior in order to embrace change and technology can take years."

Learn more and connect with Phil here:



Reach out to learn more: https://calendly.com/mblcoach/chat-with-phil

"Getting your MBL is the best investment you could ever make!" https://lnkd.in/ehKyeeE

Joanne Moretti, CRO Fictiv / Board Member / Angel Dallas, Texas

“Applying the MBL principles has changed my life, professionally and personally.”


Kimberly Kaminski, MBL Global Marketing Executive, Amplitude San Francisco, California

"Master of Business Leadership program has contributed remarkably to revenue growth and career advancement."

Alessandro Fasan, MSEE, MBA, MBL VP Sales CEVA Inc. San Jose, California

"Master of Business Leadership program is invaluable in helping achieve personal and corporate success. The results have been simply amazing."

Mohsin Al Mohsin, MBA, MBL GM Alshifa Medical Products Co. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ken Gans Director Enterprise Applications, Hitachi High Technology America Schaumburg, Illinois


Brian Bakstran SVP Global Marketing at Veeam Boston, Massachusetts


Heather Andrus VP, Growth and Innovation at Fortive | ex Apple Mountain View, California https://lnkd.in/eZ-VnAc

Doug Leitch Managing Partner at Tandem Thinkers Toronto, Ontario https://lnkd.in/eweJmaW

Bernard Klopfer Strategic Advisor at Steadfast Partners Cedar Hill, Texas https://lnkd.in/e8MYpxue

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