Susan David, PhD, is a Harvard Medical School award-winning psychologist and creator of the concept of emotional agility. Her work focuses on the need to meet the various challenges and emotional complexities people encounter in both their private and professional lives. It encompasses such aspects as engagement, leadership, adaptability, wellbeing, and culture. Her work and ideas in this regard are encapsulated in her #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller ‘Emotional Agility’. Her book has been translated into thirty languages and extensively profiled on national and international media. These include, amongst others TIME, the New York Times, and the TODAY show.
Named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Susan David received the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Award for “insights that have the potential to forever change the way we do business”.
Her TED talk saw Susan David receive a standing ovation and went viral, with over 60 million views on social media and 9 million at TED.com.
As a speaker, Susan David inspires her audiences to think, feel, and act differently while helping organisations cultivate outstanding leadership and reliance in a human-centered, engaged culture.
She lives in the USA and presents in English.
She customizes her emotional agility talks to the following themes:
“We had such an amazing experience! Thank you. I had high expectations about your involvement from the beginning, and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. You really reached our participants ‘in their hearts’.”
“Susan was fantastic. She showed great empathy for the audience and guided our leaders on how to become more agile in the face of our daily challenges. Her talk was the perfect blend of inspiring and practical, and the audience loved it!”
“You were exceptional. Your ability to hold space for so many hundreds of people over a broadcast is beyond the typical reach of humans I’ve met. It was awe-inspiring to watch and to feel that throughout the experience.“
“I have never actually experienced a session like this with someone who is able to be so authentic and talk so beautifully about compassion, courage and connectedness during these complex times. Obviously, her intelligence is there for all to see, but her authenticity and emotions radiated from her! I wish I knew more people like her.”
“Honestly, I have never seen anyone embrace our challenges and help to explain solutions in such a precise and beautiful way as you did today. You exceeded my expectations (and the expectations of our CEO and HREVP X 100.) They (and I) were absolutely riveted. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”