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Expert in emotional intelligence and leadership.


Dr Martyn Newman is MD of RocheMartin and a consulting psychologist with an international reputation as an expert in emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership. As well as holding senior academic positions at leading universities in Australia and Europe, he has many years experience in leadership training and management consulting across Europe and Asia. Martyn has worked as an executive coach and advisor to senior people at many leading companies such as, Boeing, BP, ExxonMobil, AXA, Foster's, GSK, and Quiksilver among many others, to improve the performance of their people and organization. He is currently an executive coach to ExxonMobil and has consulted to the European Union and the Bulgarian Government's Ministry of Finance, assisting them to develop leadership excellence.

Martyn is an inspiring and popular communicator and regularly addresses international conferences and business events presenting cutting edge thinking on personal and professional development skills in a lively and entertaining form that combines a light touch with serious reasoning and research based practices.

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Author: He is the author of Emotional Capitalists - The New Leaders, and coauthor of the Emotional Capital Report™ - the international benchmark for measuring EQ and leadership performance, and the Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory - the world's first psychological inventory to measure how EQ supports elite sports performance. His research has been published by the American Psychological Association and his most recent seminar - Emotional Capitalists: The New Psychology of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership - has been widely acclaimed in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Education: Martyn received his PhD from the University of Sydney and holds an MA from GTU at the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Psychology from Monash University, Melbourne, and a Doctor of Psychology from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has held academic posts as Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and the School of Psychology at ACU National. He chaired a symposium at the British Psychological Society's Centenary Conference on the application of psychological assessment to business practices; was keynote speaker at the Psychological Society of Ireland's National Conference, speaking on The Power of Building Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, and presented on EQ and leadership at the International Conference on Emotional Intelligence, in London.

For years, Martyn Newman has been an immense hidden resource of intelligence and clarity. He has been a powerful influence in shaping our understanding of organizational consultation, leadership and emotional intelligence. Jim Urquhart PhD, Former Head, GBS, DIT

When it comes to cutting edge thinking on leadership and emotional intelligence, Dr Martyn Newman and RocheMartin are true leaders in the field.

Melbourne Business School

I've spend the last 20 years working as an executive coach with blue chip organizations in the UK, USA and Ireland and I wish I had come across this 20 years ago.

Dr Douglas B. Young, Member, ECM&C

If Daniel Goleman is the covered-wagon pioneer in emotional intelligence, then Newman is the builder of log cabins.

Adventure Associates USA

For years, Martyn Newman has been an immense hidden resource of intelligence and clarity. He has been a powerful influence in shaping our understanding of organisational consultation, leadership and emotional intelligence.

Jim Urquhart PhD Former Head, Graduate Business School, DIT

Martyn Newman was top notch. I specialise in EI work hence my particular interest. It's rare that an academic bridges the communication gap so effectively. It was engaging and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.

Wellness Insights Ltd

A captivating session delivered to an enraptured audience... the emotional capital concept as a basis for leadership and personal development captured the hearts and minds of our staff...

Monash University

You presentation was excellent, evidenced by the number and calibre of questions from participants. Feedback from this session has been excellent. Thanks for lending your time and expertise.

Committee for Economic Development of Australia

Martyn was an engaging and inspiring speaker who has reignited my passion and enthusiasm in this subject. My only regret is that an hour just wasn't long enough!

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