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“We now have very hard evidence that you have to have soft
skills in order to succeed.”
Dr. James Heckman, PhD Economist and Nobel Laureate, Distinguished Professor of Economics University of Chicago
“92% of nearly 900 surveyed executives said soft skills were
equally important or more important than technical skills,
yet 89% said they have a very or somewhat difficult time
finding employees with those soft skills.”
Dr. James Heckman, PhD Economist and Nobel Laureate, Distinguished Professor of Economics University of Chicago
“global labour markets are likely to undergo major
transformations … increasingly support(ing) high-value
tasks such as reasoning and decision-making”
“The Future of Jobs Report 2018” by the World Economic Forum. New Layer
“The world economy no longer pays you for what you know;
Google knows everything. The world economy pays you for
what you can do with what you know.”
“The Future of Jobs Report 2018” by the World Economic Forum.
#1 & #2 Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume
- Problem-solving skills 82.9%
- Ability to work in a team 82.9%
Job Outlook 2018, National Association of Colleges and Employers
“Successfully navigating an increasing complex world will
require creativity.”
The primary conclusion of IBM’s 19th Global C-suite Study from interviews with 1,541 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and
33 industries worldwide. “IBM Global C-suite Study, 19th Edition”
Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D.

About Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D.

World renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards, including: Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research Dr. Gottman was one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the Psychotherapy Networker. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love Last; The Relationship Cure; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail; and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child, among many others. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today. Co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, John was also the Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded ” The Love Lab” at which much of his research on couples’ interactions was conducted. To read more about Dr Gottman’s Research, check out the ‘Research’ section of our website for interesting questions and citations to his work. John co-presents with wife Julie Schwartz Gottman The Art and Science of Love workshops five times a year in Seattle. He also co-presents the Level I, Level II and level III clinical training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. His style of presentation is clear, informative and filled with humor, and he is beloved by his audiences everywhere.