Dr. Susan David | Author of Emotional Agility & Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award

Dr. Susan David

Author of Emotional Agility & Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award

Dr. Susan David

Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. She has spent the past two decades studying how the way we navigate our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health, and happiness. Her #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility—based on the concept that Harvard Business Review heralded as a “Management Idea of the Year” and winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award—describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Emotional Agility been translated into 30 languages and is winner of numerous accolades including Amazon’s Best Books of the Year Award and the Books for a Better Life Psychology Award. Dr. David’s TED Talk on emotional agility has been viewed by more than 10 million people.

Named to the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers, Dr. David is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor, with clients that include the World Economic Forum, Ernst & Young, the United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Nasdaq, and many other national and multinational organizations. She is a frequent contributor to the New York TimesWashington Post, and Wall Street Journal and a guest on national radio and television.

Dr. David trained as a clinical psychologist. She completed her Ph.D. and a post-doctorate at Yale University on emotions research. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is a Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate). She lives with her family outside of Boston.

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Emotional Agility
The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Susan David, Ph.D., the award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist and one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, is the visionary behind the concept of Emotional Agility. She offers audiences her unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities. Harvard Business Review named Emotional Agility a Management Idea of the Year. She employs powerful, engaging storytelling, humor, and insight, to create a deep and authentic connection, so each person in the audience feels understood, inspired, and able to initiate real, pragmatic change. 

Build Your Emotional Agility in Turbulent Times and Transform Your Work Culture

Dr. Susan David shows audiences how to develop the critical emotional agility habits that enable people to engage and bring their best selves to their work—and she helps leaders understand how to build a culture that helps teams flourish.
With unique expertise, powerful storytelling and a toolkit of actionable steps that help audiences transform behavior, she explains how we get “hooked”—by thoughts, emotions and stories that hinder our ability to thrive. She explains what it takes, instead, to be curious, courageous and values-committed, even in times of enormous challenge.

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