Dr. Mike Gosling is an author, entrepreneur, business owner, and educator who helps successful leaders measurably improve emotional intelligence and achieve positive change in behaviour; for themselves, their people, and their teams. With more than 25 years’ experience in the self-improvement and emotional health fields, I have collaborated with international professionals, including my wife, expert Marriage and ADHD Counsellor Karen Gosling, and psychometric testing organizations to empower you to improve your emotional intelligence and leader behaviour and become unconsciously skilled in emotions.
I was accredited by MHS.com in August 2002 to administer the MSCEIT™ and EQ-i 2.0® EI tests. I became a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach in September 2004 and was accredited by Genos International in December 2005 as a Genos EI accredited practitioner.
Give me a successful leader with one bad behaviour and within 30-days that person will have eight habits of highly effective emotionally intelligent people.
How do I do this? I’ve created The Emotional Leader System as a method of helping people succeed with emotional skills and grow without limits. You enjoy the results: higher salaries and enhanced success and influence in your work and family relationships. I use proven emotional intelligence technologies, evidenced-based coaching techniques, stakeholder feedforward suggestions for the future, and a resource rich website, to help people achieve their life goals.
I was born and raised in the beautiful multicultural Fiji Islands, immigrating to Australia in 1974. I graduated with BA (Accounting), BTh (Luther Seminary, Adelaide), and MBA degrees and completed my Ph.D. with the University of South Australia, researching the emotional intelligence of managers in Singapore.
From 1997 to 2009 my wife and business partner, Karen Gosling, conducted a very successful privately owned behavioural counselling and coaching clinic in Singapore serving clients worldwide. In Singapore, we embarked on a journey to help raise the emotional literacy of people in every corner of the world through our consulting work and research in emotional intelligence and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Empowered by this knowledge, our life experiences, and working with more than 3,600 personal clients, we developed a sound understanding of how emotions work and how you can use emotions to get along with people and build better relationships. Our complete online resources are available at:
After 12 years in Singapore, Karen and I moved to live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 2009, where our business is now based and where I continue my personal mission—To live life with integrity, hope, and empathy and be the positive change in the lives of others.
The Emotional Leader Playbook (1.2 mb) sets out an overview of The Emotional Leader System and the Emotional Intelligence Behavioural Coaching (EIBC) process you will complete should you choose to work with me. I look forward to you joining me to improve one or two behaviours and get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Life is good.
Dr. Mike Gosling
The Emotional Leader System
Academic training in emotional intelligence and specific training in stakeholder centered coaching, together with life and business experience, means that Mike’s “Emotional Leader System” sets out practical ways for you to use life principles that work. He has the knack of being able to say it all simply.
To live life with empathy, hope, and integrity, and be the positive change in the lives of others.
To provide successful leaders with emotional skills for positive, lasting, behavioural change.
A six-month coaching assignment with every leader I am invited to support.
- Character: A culture of empowering people in community.
- Spirit: My moral qualities that guide my business conduct.
- Integrity: To act with honesty, objectivity, and courage.
- Methods: A systematic body of theory and knowledge.
- Maturity: Applying wisdom and professional judgement.
- Confidentiality: A code of privacy and security.
- The Emotional Leader System. A Practical Guide to Successful Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence.
- Emotional Leadership. Using Emotionally Intelligent Behaviour To Enjoy A Life Of EASE.
- EmotionMatters. How To Reduce Your Stress And Achieve Wellness.
120 Successful empathetic, predictable, approachable leaders worldwide practising eight Emotional Leader Habits by December 2026.
Emotional intelligence (EI) in the workplace
In organisations emotional intelligence is now regarded as the core ability for leadership. Emotional Intelligence Coach Dr Mike Gosling says EI is vital to being an effective and high-performing member of any team. Most noteworthy, intellect and business expertise can only carry you so far if emotional intelligence is lacking.
And why do you want to grow your emotional intelligence? Because the World Economic Forum has stated that emotional intelligence is one of the top 10 skills required in organisations in 2026. New research is showing that EI is the strongest predictor of high performance and explains 58% of a leader’s success.
Research shows that emotionally intelligent leaders who become more emotionally skilled make $30,000 more a year than leaders with lower levels of EI. So, on average, every point increase in EI adds $1,300 to an annual salary (TalentSmart).
My programs focus specifically on the behavioral level; on performance at work. In addition, people who understand the connection between emotions and actions can produce a ‘step change’ in embedding desirable cultural changes. As a result, these changes help implement the transformational goals that are set by an organisation.
Give me a successful leader with one damaging behaviour and within 90-days that person will have eight habits of highly effective emotionally intelligent people. [ CLICK HERE ]