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Dr. Drew Gold is an Associate Professor of Management at Saint Leo University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina.  His areas of expertise include technology and innovation management, research methods and statistics, strategic management, and personal and professional development.  He has given talks and conducted training sessions around the United States and rest of the world on a variety of strategy, management, social media, and emotional intelligence related topics.  He has spent over a decade developing and refining his concept of Emotional Dexterity, which is reflected in his book “Beyond Emotional Intelligence: Never Have Another Bad Day!” a more proactive method for actively managing your emotional state.  Its benefits include reduced stress, anxiety, and conflict, improved relationships, better communication, improved performance, and even weight loss!  Contact him for his availability to conduct on-site or remote training sessions or for talks / speeches.

Dr. Gold offers training courses based on his concept of emotional dexterity that range in length from an hour to multiple days, and cover a variety of topics from reducing stress and conflict in the workplace to building leadership skills.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1992 from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a focus on international finance and investments, graduating cum laude.  His doctorate was received in 2002 from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a focus on strategy and innovation management. 

Dr. Gold has spent time working in investment banking in both London and New York City and consulted with companies in a variety of sectors including healthcare, high-tech, and consumer goods.  He has advised numerous start-ups as well as established companies such as Microsoft and Coca-Cola, on a variety of topics including financial, marketing, and strategic matters. 

Dr. Gold’s current areas of interest encompass strategic management, social media, emotional dexterity (the next level of emotional intelligence), professional development, and the strategic management of innovation.  He is a certified trainer for TalentSmart’s Level 1 and Level 2 Emotional Intelligence programs and has worked with several of the NCAA Division II athletic teams at Saint Leo on the impact of emotional dexterity on success in sports.  He has also given presentations and invited keynote speeches around the world on a variety of strategic management and technology related topics, as well as giving talks on emotional dexterity and its impact on performance.   

Dr. Gold has previously held positions at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Virginia Polytechnic University (aka Virginia Tech), and the University of South Carolina.  He has taught a wide variety of management, strategy, management of innovation, and information systems classes to undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. students. 

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, exercise, travel and is an active master scuba diver trainer.  He recently began to experiment with different types of fish jerky and has managed to create very popular versions of tuna and salmon jerky.