Institute Director

Founded by Wendeen H. Eolis in 2006, Eolis Institute for Leadership provided advanced training in negotiation strategies, often referencing gambits used at poker table as a metaphor for effective strategies in complex transactions. During the past five years, Wendeen has offered up individual leadership coaching and has conducted workshops and seminars on people reading, leadership and negotiating strategies.


Wendeen began to develop her people reading expertise in high school. Advanced piano lessons highlighted tone and used her "perfect pitch" beyond the keyboard, listening carefully for verbal "people reading cues."


College studies in philosophy, psychology and argumentation and debate, allowed her to hone her skills as an effective listener.

As an entrepreneur of a start up executive search firm for lawyers, she grew her skills by developing the art of verbal people reading

Classical Pianist (M&A/PA)

BA Philosophy/Psych-NYU

52 Vanderbilt-in business 

People Reading Secrets are Revealed

Under Wendeen's direction, during the years she was the steward of Eolis Institute for Leadership, she created presentations designed to enhance negotiation and decision strategies.  Her manual Secrets of People Readers provides in-depth examinations of her 12-point system people reading system

Negotiating Strategies are Decoded

Perform! Wendeen counts more than five decades of deal-making experience. She says, “Negotiations, are a poker game filled with bets, raises, calls, and folds--only sometimes played with cards."

EOLIS coaching programs address the notion of mysterious aptitude and putting comprehension of complicated psychological research to the side. Instead, she emphasizses the connection between common sense, behavioral people reading prowess, verbal people reading focus, and four fundamental negotiating strategies to excel in both professional and personal pursuits.


Her coaching programs, workshops, and seminars are attended by lawyers, executives, marketers, finance specialists, business executives, politicos, and special talent.

For more information and to schedule appointments,
call (212) 472-4000 or email