BEI Masterclass: Embodied Emotional Intelligence

What could be more important than acting on what you have the ability to influence in your own life?

Enrollment Now Open

March 4, 2024 – April 12, 2024

What is the BEI Masterclass?

In this six-week intensive EI coaching and training program, you’ll learn what it looks and feels like to embody emotional intelligence. The program is designed for you to examine existing habits and build new, more emotionally intelligent ones through a learning approach that combines one-on-one coaching sessions, masterclass sessions, online study, practice, and reflection. 

This powerful combination will help you: 

  • Form new habits that will help you embody emotional intelligence 
  • Learn to recognize your perceptions in order to shift your perspective 
  • Develop your Inner Coach, the source of wisdom from within 
  • Live in alignment with what you value most 
  • Work with the mental patterns that are keeping you stuck 
  • Exercise agency in key moments 

The course content draws from how perception and emotion work at a brain-body level. Understanding the practical implications of our design allows you to identify where you have influence in an otherwise largely unconscious process. Becoming aware of what is normally hidden allows us to lead a more intentional life, enriching and deepening our relationship to ourselves, those we love, and the planet we live on.   

The Masterclass is a pre-requisite for anyone hoping to apply for and be accepted into our Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification (EICC) program. 

We each want to lead meaningful lives. We want to make a difference in our own lives and those of our loved ones and fellow human beings. What better way to do that than to develop what you have influence over in yourself? 

What's Included?

  • Six weeks of practice-based, online EI training to build your Emotional Intelligence 
  • Daily practice suggestions 
  • Daily journaling prompts 
  • Six one-on-one Coaching Sessions (60 min) with your EI Coach 
  • Frequent interactions with your EI Coach, who reads and responds to each journal entry you submit 
  • Three 90-minute Masterclass Workshops with Beyond EI’s CEO, S. Michele Nevarez, author of Beyond Emotional Intelligence: A Guide to Accessing Your Full Potential
  • Upon completion, receive a BEI Masterclass: Embodied Emotional Intelligence badge to add to your credentials and share on LinkedIn or other social media platforms 
  • Access to course materials for 3 months 

Receive an EI Masterclass: Embodied Emotional Intelligence badge to add to your credentials and share on LinkedIn or other social media platforms upon completion of the program.

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What Makes Our Approach Unique?

Our coaching and learning approach is based on the best of what is understood about how to bring about meaningful and lasting habit change.

The program design factors in what it takes to embody the concepts and evidence-based practices of Emotional Intelligence. You practice what you learn while you’re learning about it, combining your intellectual understanding with the tools and practices to apply it.   

Each day you’ll access new content through the online platform where you will: 


You’ll either watch a brief video or read a brief article about Emotional Intelligence


You’ll receive an immediate assignment to apply what you’ve just learned to get a feel for what it means to embody the skills you’re learning.


You’ll have a chance to develop both a working knowledge and experiential understanding of EI through daily introspection and journaling.

This unique combination of study, reflection, and application helps you see where your habits of mind may be keeping you stuck. 

Combine this daily work with personal coaching sessions and you have a recipe for six weeks of deep transformation!

Using our EI practices and the 12 Self-Discoveries, our coaches are trained to help you catalyze transformational growth by helping you spot where you may be getting stuck and how to shift the habits of mind getting in the way.

Over the course of 6 weeks, your coach will help you:  

  • Understand the connection between your beliefs and your outcomes  
  • Identify and transform your self-limiting beliefs  
  • Create a mindset that helps you achieve your desired impact and results

In addition to your weekly coaching sessions, your EI coach will read each journal entry that you submit. This provides the coach with a rich data set from which to glean deeper insights and proactively come to each session with observations and questions from the journals. This aspect of the program brings new dimensions and depth to the coaching engagement. 

What is Embodied Emotional Intelligence (EI)?

Embodied EI speaks to our ability to live or embody the practices of Emotional Intelligence. Not just study them. Not just practice them. But really live them, passionately and in earnest! 

As part of our third BEI Masterclass  on Embodied EI, you’ll learn what it looks and feels like to live in an emotionally intelligent way. 

You’ll learn the best of what we understand about how perception and emotion work at a brain level and where you have influence in that process. 

What could be more important than knowing and being able to act on what we do and do not have influence over in our own lives?

Step Into Your Own Agency!

  • Learn how to discern and act upon where you have direct influence within yourself and in your own life. 


  • Practice implementing what you have influence over and letting go of what you don’t.​​ 

Engage Your Awareness!​

  • Familiarize yourself with your own awarenessTake back the reins of your own experience. 


  • Learn to recategorize and reframe the sense you’re making of your own and others’ meaning.​


  • Identify where you may be off kilter relative to your own physical and mental wellbeing. 


  • Develop practices to tune into what your body and your emotions are communicating to you in the present moment.

Meet S. Michele Nevarez

As Founder and CEO of Beyond EI’s Coaching and Training programs, Michele’s vision is to democratize Emotional Intelligence as a means of igniting personal and global agency. 

 This driving force is at the core of how the programs she has designed translate EI from theory to a powerful and practical vehicle for meaningful transformation and lasting habit change. It isn’t enough to leave our insights of Emotional Intelligence at the level of theory. We must operationalize EI in a manner that we come to know first-hand what it means to embody the wisdom of EI in our own lives. 

 Michele brings 25+ years of executive leadership experience working for industry leaders in healthcare, investment management, management consulting, and manufacturing. A founding member of Rangjung Yeshe Institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Michele has been studying Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practicing the wisdom at the core of its contemplative meditation practices for 29 years. 

Michele received her B.A. in Religion from Bryn Mawr College and Master of Science degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. 

Access the Next Level of Your Emotional Intelligence

  • Learn to recognize and relate to your own emotions to become less reactive and more responsive in your life. 
  • Develop greater self-awareness and the ability to relate to your own and others’ emotions more skillfully.  
  • Improve your relationships by staying focused on what you most want for the other person and by seeing the best in yourself and others.  
  • Overcome mental pitfalls and counterproductive behaviors that are impeding your ability to live the life you want.  
  • Find greater meaning in your life and work.  
  • Increase your ability to have a positive impact on everyone you interact with. 

If you are…

  • A business leader, you will learn skills to help you navigate the continuous challenges and uncertainty that you and the teams you lead face each day.  
  • A coach, you will find this Masterclass supports your continued personal and professional growth, which will in turn benefit your clients.  
  • An engineer, you will further develop the people skills that will allow you to be more successful in the collaborative and interactive aspects of your role. 
  • A family member, the Masterclass will help you focus on what’s really important in your relationships and how to become a secure-base for yourself and your loved ones. 
  • An employer looking to increase employee satisfaction, strengthen culture, or better navigate conflict, consider bringing this program to your team. 

Bring Emotional Intelligence to Your Team

Education, experience, and IQ are core requirements for the top 20% of professionals. EI is what enables the very best in this already high-performing group to stand out.  Emotional Intelligence (EI) differentiates top performers beyond IQ and technical abilities. The Harvard Business Review1 calls it “a key leadership skill,” and the World Economic Forum2 named Emotional Intelligence as a core work-related skill, which is predicted to “be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills.” EI enables us to understand and navigate our own emotions as well as our relationships. This skill set is vital throughout our lives—whether we’re leading a team, raising a family, or simply want to make a positive impact in the world. 

Bringing Emotional Intelligence training to your team is an investment that can bring about invaluable results such as: 

  • Engaging and inspiring leadership 
  • Practicing a positive, growth mindset 
  • Prioritizing renewal and stress-management strategies 
  • Increasing resilience, adaptability, and agility among employees 
  • Teaching effective listening and communication which leads to trusting relationships 
  • Creating space for healthy work norms and supportive work environments 
  • Improving capacity to navigate conflict, complexity, uncertainty, and change with skill and grace 

Time Commitment & Investment


  • 15 minutes each morning to engage with course material for the day 
  • 10 minutes each evening to journal your reflections from the day 


  • 60-minute sessions with your personal EI Certified Coach  


  • Three 90-minute workshops with S. Michele Nevarez
    • Dates TBD

          These workshops will be recorded and available in the event that you are unable to join live.

Note: BEI online courses are in English; however, many of our coaches are fluent in various languages. Please inquire if you have specific questions on working with a coach in another language.




1 Ovans, Andrea. “How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill.” Harvard Business Review, 5 May 2015, 

2 Leopold, Till Alexander, et al. “The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Global Challenge Insight Report, Jan. 2016, pp. 21–22. 

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