Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R
Executive Coach and Senior Consultant
Eva creates a safe and supportive space for individuals, couples, and groups to facilitate change and to achieve personal and professional growth. She is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City, an in-demand speaker, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work where she teaches human sexuality and addiction classes, and an executive coach with firsthand knowledge of business cultures thanks to her corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial experiences.
Her early years hinted at a career of advocacy and giving voice to underserved populations. As a fifth grader, she staged a sit-in to persuade school administrators to allow girls to wear pants in school – and won. While an undergraduate at Douglass College of Rutgers University, she trained to be a volunteer probation officer for juveniles and mentored youth in a nearby juvenile detention center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with the intention of pursuing a law degree. Instead, her jobs in law firms and part-time work in promotions and sales made her realize she was better suited for marketing. She went from sales promotion manager to director of marketing within six years and worked at the Telemundo Group, the Meredith Corporation, ABC Entertainment, and the Walt Disney Company. During her corporate tenure, she received coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute and New York University School of Continuing Education. In 1999, she launched her own company, EMK Consulting, to advise emerging and established leaders.
"Eva is the first person I call to be my sounding board and give me the reality check that I so often need to push me forward in my career. Her ability to get to the heart of the matter is invaluable."
—Susan Charney-Moore, Director, Shopper Marketing, Henkel Consumer Goods
Facilitating change work had always been a passion, but two years after founding her company, Eva decided to make it her life’s work. She enrolled in the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and earned her master’s degree in social work. Her post-graduate training includes completion of the Family and Couples Treatment Services at the Institute Of Contemporary Psychotherapy and the renowned certification program in Sex Therapy at the New York University School of Medicine. She is certified in several personality inventories.
Eva specializes in sex therapy, relationships, and addressing addiction. She has a gift for demystifying and normalizing taboo subjects, and encourages healthy self-esteem and connection. She has been a featured speaker and workshop developer for many clients including Canyon Ranch, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the United Spinal Association.
Eva is also deeply committed to helping those with chronic and life-limiting illnesses by empowering better communication between patients and medical professionals. She has developed sensitivity training programs for physicians, medical clinicians, medical students, and their constituents at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as other medical institutions. Additionally, she has been a support group facilitator for leading health organizations including the American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, and the Rogosin Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Clients and audiences describe Eva as an attuned and empathetic listener, as well as engaging, funny, and someone who really knows her stuff.
She values the collaboration opportunities from her many professional affiliations. Eva is a member of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare; the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists; the National Association of Social Workers; and the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.
Eva calls Manhattan and (soon!) Montauk home. Her family and friends are marvelous company, but she admits to a favorite companion: her beloved Lilu, a bichon frisé-poodle mix, who likes walks in Riverside Park and on the beach. And much like her professional “aha” moment, that of embracing her change-work roots as her calling, Eva recently rediscovered another long-lost passion, her “more-than-a-hobby” piano playing. After abandoning it in her twenties, she is thoroughly enjoying making music again.