Susan David, Ph.D.
Emotional Intelligence Expert
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Susan David, Ph.D., is an award-winning Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital; and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, a boutique business consultancy. She is the author of the new book, Emotional Agility, based on her concept that Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year, was named an Amazon Best Leadership Book of the Year, and has been featured in numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. An in-demand speaker and advisor, David has worked with the senior leadership of hundreds of major organizations, including the United Nations, Ernst & Young, and the World Economic Forum. David is on the core faculty of the extraordinary global program Homeward Bound, which culminates in an all-women expedition to Antarctica and is being filmed as a documentary. The program aims at increasing the influence and impact of women in the sciences. Originally from South Africa, David lives outside of Boston with her family.

Speech Topics

Susan delivers high-impact presentations to audiences ranging from c-suite groups to thousands of people that draw on her expertise in psychology and her practical experience advising global organizations. Presentations are bespoke and customized to an audience’s needs. Sample speaking topics are:

  • Emotional Agility
    The surprising truth about why even smart people get stuck, and how to transform the way you live and lead.
  • Success in the C-Suite
    Counterintuitive leadership skills that matter most to being successful in the c-suite.
  • Future Proofing
    The professional’s toolbox for navigating a landscape of increasing complexity.
  • World Class Engagement
    What fuels workplace motivation? Our research on thriving, engaged teams reveals unexpected answers.
  • The Resiliency Mindset
    How to harness the emotions trifecta – confidence, compassion and courage – in challenging situations.
  • The "X" Factor
    The keys to female success, confidence and contribution in male-dominated corporate environments.
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Emotional Agility
Interview: How 'Emotional Agility' Can Ease Complicated Lives
Article: Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility
Interview: Building Emotional Agility
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