Emil Kresl is the author of Self-leadership: The Art and Science of Control, The Raison Living Workbook, and the creator of the Raison app.  As a consultant, Emil helps people realize their potential in part by translating technical and complex professional concepts for use in everyday life, but also by raising their awareness of cultural and behavioral issues that influence their performance. He believes people can find happiness and fulfillment by learning how best they can contribute to the world around them.  Foundational to this philosophy is defining an evolving personal mission statement that he calls Raisons.

Emil holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning degree from the The University of Texas School of Architecture. He hold certifications in mediation, project management, and process analysis. He currently lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, son, and dog.