Specialist in: Emotion, Deception, Attention and Training Development
Aaron Garner is a Director of EIA and a Paul Ekman International (PEI) Approved Trainer with a background in behavioural analysis – specializing in reading emotions and evaluation of truth, credibility and deception. He holds a MSc degree in Emotions, Credibility and Deception.
As a Professional Trainer, Coach and Public Speaker he has delivered workshops, trainings, keynotes and talks to a wide range of professionals around the world. He has worked with security and business managers from airlines, government agencies and commercial/investment companies.
Aaron is a Certified Coder for the Facial Action Coding System, a research tool developed for the objective measurement of facial muscle movement and is also an Approved Trainer for Paul Ekman International (PEI) plc. PEI are the sole providers of training on the science and research that has been pooled together over no less than 40 years on the subject of human emotion, facial expressions and deception. This research has been carried out by Dr Paul Ekman, author of many books on the subject and specialist consultant for the FOX TVs hit drama series “Lie To Me”.
Experience: Aviation Security, Top tear management, Senior trainer, Coach,
Specialist in: Aviation, Emotion, Deception, and Training Development
Arnaud Blavier is President of EIA France and a Paul Ekman International (PEI) approved trainer. With a background in aviation, management, and behavioural analysis, Arnaud experience and practical application of his skills, has made him one of the leading specialists in reading emotions and evaluating truth, credibility, and deception.
Arnaud has 20 years experience in top management positions working with teams of over 1000 people. He also held high-ranking positions within the aviation field for European and American organizations. He holds a certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation from IATA (International Air Transport Association), a qualification in Predictive Profiling, and also works in close collaboration with the Belgian Police.
As a Professional Trainer, Coach and Public Speaker he has delivered workshops, training and keynote presentations to a wide range of professionals around the world. He has worked with CEOs, HR, business and security managers from airports, government agencies and commercial industries.
Experience: BS Criminal Justice, Force Science-Analyst, Lincoln University-Mo. Police Chief’s Command College, MA Sociology/Criminology, Post-Grad. Diploma Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing
Specialist in: Real-Time Interpretation of Human Behavior, Non-Invasive Interview Stratagem, Consultancy (High-Stake Truth/Deception Detection and Decision-Making)
￼Close-quarters combat expert and soon-to-be-retired Police Captain; Bob has served the public in virtually every capacity, from patrol officer to Sniper-Team Leader, SWAT Tactical Supervisor, and as Sergeant of Investigations. With over twenty-five years of experience and research in high-yield human performance, Bob brings a unique perspective to principle-based decision-making and effective leadership.
Bob’s great passion and joy for teaching is equal parts contagious and engaging. He is known for helping others to internalize high-level concepts: he takes the abstract off of the paper and places it into the heart; he helps people transform theory to practice.
METT (Facial Micro Expressions) Expert Level
Critical Incident Planning
Critical Thinking and Strategic Planning
Investigation of Officer Involved Shootings
Civil and Criminal Risk Management
Use of Force-Expert
Keynote/Speaker/Trainer/Consultant for ACFE, ABRESCE, SRI, AvSec(Rom), ICF, ICC, ASTD(ATD), CIPD, Euro Air Marshalls, GM Police, DSI(UK), Law Society, International Bar Association, Euro Chamber of Commerce, plus multiple corporate/agency conferences globally.
Research and development into reading/using facial expressions and voice to engage at a deeper level and more meaningfully with others, including work around micro expressions, subtle facial expressions and the Facial Action Coding System (FACS).
Reading, understanding and influencing others.
Differentiating between lies and truth in high-stake contexts.
Specialist in: Forensic Linguistics, Research Practice, Higher Education
As a Professor of Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics, Dawn Archer seeks to ensure that her academic work has practical applications for – and, hence, will be of significance to – those whose roles require them to observe the minutiae of human behaviour; how that behaviour might “pattern” within and across different activity types and cultures, in respect to linguistic and paralinguistic features; and its potential consequence(s) for effective communication.
Dawn’s previous research has:
Led to the development of pragmatic annotation schemes.
Involved the development of corpus linguistic tools such as the VARD (a spelling-variant detector) and a historical
semantic tagger (based on Wmatrix). This work is mainly undertaken in collaboration with Drs Paul Rayson
and Alistair Baron (Lancaster University).
Explored pragmatic/interactive features of language use – for example, speech acts, the interaction between
questions and answers, facework (especially verbal aggression), and the role played by individual reality paradigms
when communicating (and mis-communicating).
More recently, Dawn has been investigating the linguistic performance of emotion, credibility and deception in a range of contexts (public sector, commercial and professional).
Dawn is particularly well known for her investigations recording (changes to) the discursive practices of the English courtroom (1640-present).
May 2003 Ph.D. Linguistics. The Role of the Question in Early Modern English Trial Proceedings: A corpus-based
approach. Lancaster University.
Sept 1998 MA (Distinction) Language Studies: Stylistics. Lancaster University.
Jun 1997 BA(Hons) (First Class) History and English Language. Lancaster University.
EIA was established to develop the skills and competencies required to communicate effectively and compassionately with others, to ensure both personal and professional success.
My passion is to work closely with leading scientists in the field to bring the latest research in human behavior to the forefront of academic and professional development, through well crafted training courses designed to provide workable knowledge and skills, fit for real world applications.
I am certified with the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) research tool developed for the objective measurement of facial muscle movement and reached the highest level in spotting and accurately interpreting micro facial movements. I hold the Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing(BAII) Diploma and Expert Level in Micro/Subtle Expressions.
John Pearse (BSc (Hons), PhD, C. Psychol, AFBPsS) is a chartered psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and an associate member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. John is responsible for the training of new trainers through our partner organization Paul Ekman International (PEI). He brings a fascinating mix of psychological research, publishing, and many years of experience in law enforcement and national security to this work. His eclectic background helps shape the design and delivery of a range of sought-after workshops with PEG. His expertise in emotional skills training and evaluating truthfulness and credibility benefits a wide range of professional customers.
John’s work has taken him around the world. He is regularly commissioned to undertake systemic reviews and recommend training paradigms for organisations that depend on the judgment, decision making and emotional stability of their staff–especially in pressurized or high stake environments. He has recently undertaken a confidential review of police interviewing of terrorist suspects in the United Kingdom, and has gone on to design and deliver a specialist multi-agency course combining: the ability to evaluate others; essential interpersonal skills; cultural awareness; and effective emotional balance. John is currently engaged on a similar project in mainland Europe.
John published a book on ‘Investigating Terrorism’ (2015 – Wiley) –and continues to research and publish in the area of interviewing and evaluating truthfulness. He is a visiting lecturer at a number of colleges within the University of London.
Experience: BSc (Psych), PG Dip in Emotions, Credibility and Deception, MABPsych
Specialist in: Psychology, Deception Detection
My curiosity drives me to further explore and understand the intricacies of human behaviour and interaction. Through subtle and unconscious communication channels in order to better understand others.
Director at Emotional Intelligence Academy Ltd and Paul Ekman International Plc. Providing training tools and courses for Deception Detection, Emotional Awareness, Reading, Understanding & Influencing Others.
I’d like to further develop research, training and awareness within the area of Deception Detection.
I’m currently studying towards a MSc in Communications, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis at MMU. Research projects in Investigative Interviewing and Strategic Questioning.
Kristina’s incredible wealth of experience in the finance world coupled with her skill and understanding of behavior analysis and communication, has made her a truly unique and valuable member of the team. Kristina’s fantastic interpersonal skills contribute to her great ability to deliver and facilitate training programmes and consultancy work with outstanding professionalism and care.
She has experience working with equity investments in various geographies from developed markets to emerging markets of Central America and Asia. She has manged both institutional and public money through customised portfolio solutions as well as mutual funds spanning products with specific industry focus to broad based global equity funds.
Her interest lies in research related to corporate communications and public disclosures of financial and strategic information.
Specialist in: Positive Psychology, Integrative Coaching and Counselling and Business Management.
Mauricio has a 15-year background experience in education, mental health, positive leadership, people analytics, wellbeing and data science. He has worked in preventing extremism in the education and children’s services. He works in organizational design and development for business and has improved the wellbeing of prisons, addiction centers, and mental health hospitals in the UK.
He is a visiting lecturer, public speaker and a positive psychology consultant in Europe and South America. He has significant experience in training and supporting staff at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the field of human potential, emotional awareness, management and deception detection to a wide range of professionals.
Mauricio is currently a PhD candidate at the International Peace and Conflict Research Institute in Spain researching resilient peace, truthfulness and restorative justice.
Paul Ekman was an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and New York University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University (1958), after a one year internship at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. After two years as a Clinical Psychology Officer in the U.S. Army, he returned to Langley Porter where he worked from 1960 to 2004. His research on facial expression and body movement began in 1954, as the subject of his Master’s thesis in 1955 and his first publication in 1957. In his early work, his approach to nonverbal behavior showed his training in personality. Over the next decade, a social psychological and cross-cultural emphasis characterized his work, with a growing interest in an evolutionary and semiotic frame of reference. In addition to his basic research on emotion and its expression, he has, for the last thirty years, also been studying deceit. Currently, he is the Founder and President of the Paul Ekman Group, LLC (PEG), a company that produces training tools relevant to emotional skills, and is initiating new research relevant to national security and law enforcement.
He supported the Emotional Intelligence Academy in establishing Paul Ekman International PLC under an exclusive license to create a network of Licensed Delivery Centres across the world to make his work more accessible through high quality training courses.
In 1971, he received a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health; that Award has been renewed in 1976, 1981, 1987, 1991, and 1997. His research was supported by fellowships, grants and awards from the National Institute of Mental Health for over forty years.
Articles reporting on Dr. Ekman’s work have appeared in Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Psychology Today, The New Yorker and others, both American and foreign. Numerous articles about his work have also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and other national newspapers. He has appeared on 48 Hours, Dateline, Good Morning America, 20/20, Larry King, Oprah, Johnny Carson and many other TV programs. He has also been featured on various public television programs such as News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and Bill Moyers’ The Truth About Lying.
Some of Ekman’s current work emerges from his close relationship with the Dalai Lama. Reflecting more than fifty hours spent in one-on-one conversation with the Dalai Lama, an ebook, Moving Towards Global Compassion, will be available in 2014. This undertaking marks Ekman’s trajectory from establishing universals in the expressions of emotion to elucidating individual differences in how emotions are experienced.
So it was only five years ago that he established the strategic, exclusive partnership with Emotional Intelligence Academy in establishing Paul Ekman International plc(PEI). We are now responsible for taking this work outward via Paul Ekman Approved Trainers and Licensed Delivery Centres (LDC) across the globe. There are currently 26 LDCs and this is set to grow to a total of 50 in multiple languages, so these courses are accessible to all who need them.
Ekman is co-author of Emotion in the Human Face (1971), Unmasking the Face (1975), Facial Action Coding System (1978), editor of Darwin and Facial Expression (1973), co-editor of Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research (1982), Approaches to Emotion (1984), The Nature of Emotion (1994), What the Face Reveals (1997), and author of Face of Man (1980), Telling Lies (1985, paperback, 1986, second edition, 1992, third edition, 2001, 4th edition 2008), Why Kids Lie (1989, paperback 1991), Emotions Revealed, (2003), New Edition (2009) Telling Lies, Dalai Lama-Emotional Awareness (2008) and New Edition Emotions Revealed (2007). He is the editor of the third edition (1998) and the fourth edition (2009) of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1998). He has published more than 100 articles.
PAUL EKMAN – AWARDS AND HONOURS:
1983 Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California, San Francisco
1991 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award – American Psychological Association’s highest award for basic
1994 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Chicago
1998 William James Fellow Award, given by the American Psychological Society
2001 Named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th
century based on publications, citations and award
2008 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Adelphi University
2011 Honorary Degree, Lund University, Sweden.
2008-present: Scientific Adviser to the FOX/Sky drama ‘Lie to Me’ based on his work/experience
2009 TIME Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people of 2009.
After completing his BSc in Psychology, Tiago achieved the BAII Diploma in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing and is currently studying for is MSc in Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis with EIA and MMU. In parallel with his Masters Degree, he is also undertaking a Postgraduate degree in Criminal Profiling and Forensic Criminology.
Tiago’s passion for the criminal world has him firmly focused on studying more effective and ethical ways of interviewing individuals to seek out the truth.
As an EIA intern, he has played a key role in the team. He has contributed to course development and supported research and consultancy projects.
One of Tiago’s great strengths is his passion for achieving 100% customer satisfaction and is a driving force for his constant self-development and eye for detail.
Tiago is one of the few FACS certified coders out there and has applied this skill to support PhD research projects around the world.He is now also tasked with the responsibility of taking the science of behavioural analysis and communication to Schools and Universities to widen the access of these invaluable life skills.
20 years experience as a law enforcement officer and criminal investigator
Shawn graduated in 1996 from Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas with his Associates of Science (AS) degree, and from the Kelce School of Business at Pittsburg State University with his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) in the field of Accounting in 2003. Later, he completed his graduate studies at Amberton University in Garland, Texas with his Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
Shawn has a multifaceted professional background that has developed him into the person he is today. With almost 20 years as a law enforcement officer and criminal investigator, he has devoted a significant portion of his professional life to the development of his unique, high-stakes, understanding of human behavior and communications through extensive training and via the streets of Real World, USA. Before partnering with some of the most knowledgeable minds in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Detecting Deception, and Investigative Interviewing, Shawn was employing these skills in day to day efforts to become a more efficient and effective as an investigator and communicator.
Shawn also has a vast amount of experience in developing executives and professional staff in the areas of human behavior and leadership principles and has written many training programs, some of which are currently being practiced in Law Enforcement agencies and Universities. His knowledge, skill, and experience allow him to provide unique insight for his clients and help them gain perspective on why people behave as they do and what can be done to understand and adapt to them as individuals. These are skills that can truly be game changers in public and private professional organizations.
Specialist in: Real-Time Interpretation of Human Behavior, Non-Invasive Interview Stratagem, Consultancy (High-Stake Truth/Deception Detection and Decision-Making)
Once described as a ‘root-cause animal’, Stewart’s remarkably powerful intellect magnifies his relentless pursuit of the understanding and modern-day application of Silvan Tomkins’ ‘Human Being Theory’. Stewart is a thought leader, capable of diagnostically incisive insight into human behavior. As the ‘mechanic who found psychology’, Stewart is best known for his ability to assemble a winning team. Stewart has an uncanny ability to identify the core emotions, drives, and needs of each person so that optimal members are identified and selected, the result of which is a team whose sum is truly greater than its parts.