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Esther Perel      

Relationship & Communications Expert; Master Trainer & Emotional Literacy Advisor; Award-Winning Author & International Columnist

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 24 languages. Her newest book is New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular Audible original podcast Where Should We Begin?

Speech Topics

Communication Literacy: From The Boardroom To The Bedroom

Relationships are the foundation of life. No matter if you’re at work or at home, knowing or not knowing how to communicate with the people around you can make all the difference—and even make or break the sustainability of your professional success. In this talk, Esther Perel shares the science behind the intricacies of effective communication, highlights where many people go wrong and, most important, easy steps to instantly reform your own skills. Audiences leave this talk with fresh insight on the surprising common traits between personal and professional communication and knowing how to get the most out of every relationship for a happy, successful and fulfilled life.

Emotional Literacy: How To Set Yourself Apart

College is a balancing act. Communicating with professors, friends, family, professional mentors, and employers all at once can often pose a seemingly impossible challenge. In this talk, Esther Perel explains the most effective ways to meet that challenge, including the common mistakes that people make when trying to express themselves as well as understanding the complex science behind finding common ground and connecting with others in a purposeful way. College students step away equipped with information that will help them in every area of their life, at the start of their careers and far beyond.

Over-Scheduled Life, Underfed Souls: Reconciling The Erotic and the Domestic

Never before has the survival of the family so depended on the happiness of the couple. Yet, all too many partners live in a state of emotional deprivation and chronic time crunch. While the kids get ample playdates and extracurricular activities, the couple slogs it out with the same-old, same-old. The children get the latest in fashion, but the adults walk around in sweat pants that have lost their original color. The kids get languorous hugs while the couple subsists on a diet of quick pecks. In this talk, Esther Perel shares the science behind thriving relationships and the art of nourishing the soul. Audiences will come away with fresh insight on how to reconcile our need for safety and security with our quest for novelty and adventure. They will also gain actionable tools to cultivate erotic intelligence —an intelligence that embraces aliveness, vibrancy and vitality.


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