Elsa Punset

One of the most respected expert on Emotional Intelligence in Europe

Elsa Punset
English · French · Spanish

Elsa Punset has a degree from the faculty of Arts and MA from the faculty of Humanities at the University of Oxford. She also has an MA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Madrid and an MA in Secondary Education from Camilo José Cela University (UCJC).

Elsa Punset regularly contributes to various media, gives conferences and is a director at the UCJC Emotional and Social Learning Laboratory, where she works on the application of emotional intelligence in the decision making processes of children and adults.

Her books, Compass for Emotional Navigators (2008), Radical Innocence (2009) and A Backpack for the Universe (Destino, 2012) have confirmed her as a successful author and her appearances on radio and television have underlined the impact her messages have on the public.

Elsa Punset is unique in her ability to convey the main precepts and advances of emotional intelligence and psychology in simple, practical and easily understandable language, and how to apply recent discoveries about how our brain works to our daily lives.

In her latest book “A Backpack for the Universe” Elsa Punset provides an essential guide to understanding why we are the way we are, why we act the way we do and what we should know to better organize our emotional universe. Punset has taken emotions out of the academic field, saved them from cold dissection and delivered them into people’s hands, to real life.

Personal and Professional skills development

Emotional Intelligence

Positive Emotions

Creative Strategies

A Backpack for the Universe

The World in Your Hands

Elsa Punset is unique in her ability to convey the main precepts and advances of emotional intelligence and psychology in simple, practical and easily understandable language, and how to apply recent discoveries about how our brain works to our daily lives. The author helps us better understand how to connect with others in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected in every way, bringing us closer than ever and forcing us to learn how to relate in this new context.

The World in Your Hands

The Lion Gardener

On one side a smart and independent bird is planning to spend the northern winter on the rolling African plains, as he does every year. On the other is a lion with eyes as blue as the sea and an enormous heart, sitting in the same tree as the one where the bird has made its nest. After the initial wariness, they realize that their partnership is full of advantages: the lion keeps monkeys and snakes away from the tree and the bird eats the fleas off the lion. They make friends, such close friends that the lion will feel brave enough to share his biggest secret...

The Lion Gardener

A Backpack for the Universe

How can we improve our charisma? How can we make the best impression at a work interview? What is the most empathetic way to greet someone? How important are hugs to our relationships with other people? Why do we behave in one way and not in another, even though we know we’re getting it wrong?

In this book, Elsa Punset provides an essential guide to understanding why we are the way we are, why we act the way we do and what we should know to better organize our emotional universe. Punset has taken emotions out of the academic field, saved them from cold dissection and delivered them into people’s hands, to real life.

A Backpack for the Universe