Elsa Punset – Keynote Speaker

Philosopher and leading science popularizer on the Spanish media and culture scene

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Specialist Subjects

  • Proposals for these extraordinary times
  • Small revolutions for life and work
  • Emotional intelligence in companies: practical keys for teamwork, motivation and creativity
  • The world of health: practical keys to enhance empathy, resilience and communication with patients
  • We are the emotional coaches of our children and students: early stages and/or adolescence


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Born in London, Elsa Punset has a degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages, Master in Arts from the University of Oxford and in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She also has a Master in Secondary Education from the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid.

Content Director in the Laboratory of Social and Emotional Learning (LASE), she currently participates on TVE1’s mainstream program “la hora de la 1” and has created, in 2020, a new series of podcasts, “Small Revolutions to Grow”, in Audible, Amazon’s audio platform.

Elsa Punset has published several highly successful titles on emotional intelligence:  “Brújula para Navegantes Emocionales”, “Inocencia radical” and the fable “El León jardinero”.  In 2012, she launched her bestseller “Una mochila para el Universo” already published in fourteen countries, and in 2014, the book on social intelligence “El Mundo en tus manos”.

In October 2015 she began publishing the illustrated stories of “Los Atrevidos”, to help children understand and manage, in an entertaining way, their basic emotions.The eight titles published so far have reached all of the Spanish speaking countries, as well as China and Greece, with over 300.000 copies sold. The books also include a “workshop” for parents and educators.

In 2016, Elsa Punset published another major bestseller, “El libro de las pequeñas revoluciones” , which is already in its 18th edition. This was followed in 2017 by the title “ El libro de los momentos Felices”. 2019 saw the launch of the new series for toddlers “Bobiblu”, with 4 titles available today.

Finally, the 2020 pandemic crisis brought Elsa to write her latest title, “Fuertes, libros y nómadas”, with her own proposals to navigate through these extraordinary times.

Elsa Punset is today one of the leading Spanish-speaking figures in the world for the dissemination of emotional intelligence as a tool for positive change, as witnessed by her extensive and direct presence through conferences and in the media throughout Latin America and in Spain.

Elsa already has, so far, reached more than 2.5 million readers.

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