Robert Cooper, Ph.D., is a bestselling author and leading high performance business strategist. He serves as chief executive officer, Cooper Neuroscience Lab and Cooper Strategic, a global consulting firm that draws on a peak performance database of more than one million leaders, professionals, and teams. Named one of the “Most Influential Thinkers” for his impact on leadership and people strategy, he and his colleagues developed the first scientific scoring grids for rising star companies, breakthrough leaders and elite teams. Cooper is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and Business Week bestselling author with more than four million books sold, including: Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Organizations, The Performance Edge, and Get Out of Your Own Way: Five Keys to Surpassing Expectations. For five consecutive years, he was the highest-rated faculty member in the Lessons in Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by top universities and business schools. Founder and senior mentor of the acclaimed 12 Leaders® Program, Cooper earned a B.S. with honors and a Ph.D. in general psychology (with an emphasis on behavior change and leadership), University of Minnesota. He is currently completing a second doctoral degree at at University College London’s Institute of Education.