Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor at Yale University's Child Study Center. He is the author of Permission to Feel. Marc has written 125 academic papers about the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. He is the creator of RULER, an evidence-based, comprehensive approach through social and emotional learning that has been implemented by over 2,000 schools from pre-K to high school in the United States and other countries. Marc is a member of the board of directors for the Collaboration for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and has received multiple accolades. He is a co-founder of Oji Life Lab, a business-focused digital emotional intelligence learning system. Marc also works with companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on incorporating emotional intelligence ideas into staff training and product design on a daily basis.