Professional of the Year - Nonprofit/Education

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Matt Perelstein

Title: CEO and Co-Founder
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Nonprofit Educational Service
Major Product/Service: Providing emotional education and promoting global peace
Expertise: With almost 35 years experience, Mr. Perelstein oversees global educational programs. He teaches emotional intelligence and encourages UN countries to adopt educational curriculum. He serves as a workshop lead instructor with Directions Unlimited New Directions Workshops.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
University/Degree: B.B.A., Colorado State University, 1981; Certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional, 6Seconds EQ Educator and EQ Assessor, LEAN/6 Sigma Process Improvements, HRDQ Skills for Success, NLP Practitioner, Nurturing Parentings' Family Development Instructor, State of California Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor
Born: April 5, 1960, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Spouse: Paula Kay Perelstein
Married: November 10, 1989
Children: Rachel McKay Perelstein
Work History: Mr. Perelstein served as a Project Manager with IQVIA, Inc. Human Data Sciences Corporation for 7 years. He was the Founder and instructor of Directions Unlimited for 33 years and as an Independent Computer Consultant for 33 years.
Honors & Awards: Recipient, Dean of International Peace Prize, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, 2019; Featured Member, Society of Emotional Intelligence website, 2019 - 2020
Published Works: EQ Quiz; E-book; Keynote speaker at 3 international emotional intelligence (EQ)/Peace conferences; Editor, 3 books
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Perelstein is the Chief Patron of World Without Anger NGO, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2019/2020. Has been an EQ Workshop Instructor for 33 years, with over 2,000 graduates in 4 US states, which is his proudest achievement. He is known as a Thought Leader Expert in Emotional Intelligence and has created over 15 hours of original EQ training videos. He is an EQ Curriculum Developer, providing emotional curriculum to over 10,000 students in 60 schools in India, Nepal and the U.S. Mr. Perelstein is the Owner and Manager of 20 EQ-based social media sites on Facebook and LinkedIn. He is a small business owner of 2 businesses: EucProducts of California and Directions Unlimited and CEO of the non-profit EQ4Peace Worldwide, Inc.