Irvine Nugent, Ph.D. –Behavioral Analysis Expert

Irvine Nugent

Leadership and Behavioral Analysis Expert




Experience • Executive Leadership

Irvine Nugent, Ph.D. possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in organizations of various sizes, stages of growth and different sectors. He understands challenging business environments and has worked extensively with executive leaders and emerging leaders helping them reach the next level.

Specialties • Emotional Intelligence and Credibility Assessment

Irvine specializes in helping leaders expand their emotional and nonverbal intelligence so that they are better able to connect, influence and assess credibility. Drawing on his extensive experience as an executive coach and trainer he understands that leaders are most effective when they are able to read the emotions of themselves and others in any given situation as well as assess the credibility of people in high stakes scenarios.

Background • The Drive to Build Bridges

Born in Northern Ireland, Irvine brings to his practice a rich and varied experience. Growing up in a society torn apart by division and violence he has seen first-hand the damage done when communication breaks down and people fail to listen and understand. He is passionate about empowering leaders with the tools to build trust, make deeper connections and communicate more effectively.


Paul Ekman Master Trainers • Paul Ekman Group

Dr. Nugent is honored to be one of the first authorized Paul Ekman Master Trainers in the USA. He is also one of the few certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) coders in the world. He offers a wide range of workshops in the areas of emotional intelligence, nonverbal communication and lie detection which are based on the practical application of scientific research.

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Executive Leadership Coaching • Georgetown University

He is a graduate of the Executive Coaching program from Georgetown University and is an ICF certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and an ATD credentialed Master Trainer.

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Ph.D. in Management • Capella University

Dr. Nugent’s research focus for his doctoral study was on the transparency and accountability of executive leaders. It was during this research that he encountered the work of Paul Ekman and the importance of emotional intelligence and credibility assessment.

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  • Certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) Coder
  • Certified Body Language and Micro Facial Expression Trainer
  • Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0® & EQi 360® (Certified Practitioner)
  • DiSC® & DiSC 363® (Certified Practitioner)
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ (Certified Practitioner)
  • Master Credentialed Trainer (ATD)
  • Certified World Class Speaking Coach
  • Resilient Leader Certified Coach
  • Certified Confidence Coach
  • SpeakersTrainingCamp® (Certified Trainer)
  • The Leadership Circle 360 & Culture Survey (Certified Practitioner)
  • Team Conversational Norms Diagnostic™ (Certified Practitioner)
  • Myers-Briggs (MBTI®) (Certified Practitioner)
  • Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (Certified Practitioner)
  • FIRO-B & FIRO Business (Certified Practitioner)
Authorized Paul Ekman International Associate
National Speakers Association - Professional Member
Professional Certified Coach - International Coach Federation
ATD Professional Member
Resilient Leadership Certified Coach
Forbes Coaches Council - Official Member
Certified World Class Speaking Coach
American Confidence Institute - Certified Coach Partner
Everything DiSC - Authorized Partner
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team - Authorized Partner
Speakers Training Camp
The Leadership Circle
EQI 2.0 Certified
mbti Certified

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    Cutting edge solutions helping leaders read emotions, increase engagement and assess the credibility of others.

  • Paul Ekman Licensed PEI Partner - Approved & Certified by Dr Paul Ekman

  • NGLCC - Certified LGBTBE

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