Beyond EI Live

The Beyond EI Live Series highlights the practical ways Emotional Intelligence is used to face whatever life throws our way. Come and listen to genuine, unscripted conversations, with the experts, where we explore new practices and strategies to embody our Emotional Intelligence. Join Tony Saccardi, your host, and a new guest every month as they dive into today’s relevant topics such as career, employee retention, work-life integration, mental wellness, goal setting, the emotional brain, stress resilience, and much more…   

Next Webinar:

Previously: Designing Relational Spaces

In this unscripted conversation host, Michele Nevarez, Lorenz Sell and Natasha Sell will talk about: 

  • How to create an online experience that leaves people feeling connected and inspired;
  • How to invite people to deeper levels of authenticity and vulnerability;
  • How to create a safe space for people to become present with each other, and more.

The conversation is scheduled for 30 minutes and the final 15 minutes will be reserved for Q&A. 

Learn about the speakers

Lorenz Christian Sell is the co-founder of Sutra, a platform designed around group learning experiences that invite meaningful connection and conversation online. Sutra has supported over 40,000 people participating in programs from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, the World Health Organization, the Presencing Institute, and many other organizations and individuals. He is also the co-creator of Transformational Experience Design, a methodology that has helped hundreds of educators and leaders deliver transformational experiences online. He has spent two decades building technology companies and has a deep interest in how technology can be used to cultivate mutual support and shared understanding. He is a certified yoga teacher and received a degree in Computer Engineering from Tufts University.

Natasha Sell is the co-founder of, a platform that has supported over 40,000 people participating in group learning experiences online. Sutra has supported programs at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, the United Nations, the Presencing Institute, WHO, as well as many other organizations and individuals. Natasha comes from three generations of educators in her family and began her education career as a high school learning specialist in New York. She has led global education projects at Harvard and the Asia Society. Since 2009 she has been deeply engaged in connecting online communities through learning. She received her Master’s Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, focusing on Leadership and Development. She is also a certified yoga teacher and a trained facilitator.


After working 25+ years in business, Michele completed her Master of Science degree at Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, where she studied with David Cooperrider, Chris Lazlo, Melvin Smith, Ron Fry, and Richard Boyatzis. Subsequently, she had the opportunity to work with Dr. Richard Davidson, his team at Center for Healthy Minds, and the University of Wisconsin School of Business, and then with Daniel Goleman. Michele co-founded and led as the CEO of Goleman EI, which has since rebranded its name to Beyond Emotional Intelligence (BEI). She and her small team at the time designed and launched the Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification (EICC) program along with the Foundational and Relationship Skills EI learning paths in 2018 with the aspiration to democratize the practice of EI.

She has since authored many articles and chapters of books on the topic of EI & Leadership and most recently wrote Beyond Emotional Intelligence: A Guide to Accessing Your Full Potential published by Wiley in November of 2021.

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