Susan David

Harvard Psychologist, Best-Selling Author and TED Speaker

why book susan?

  • Named on the Thinkers50 global list, her focus is on defining and executing effective strategy, especially in the areas of engagement, high-performance leadership, and culture change
  • TED Talk on Emotional Agility went viral with over 1 million views in its first week, emphasizing the widespread recognition of her impactful insights
  • #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year and winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award

Biography

Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility based on the concept 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. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release.

She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television. Named on the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers, Susan is a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, with clients that include the World Economic Forum, EY, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and many other national and multinational organisations.

Her focus is on defining and executing effective strategy, especially in the areas of engagement, high-performance leadership, and culture change. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, a Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate), and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Thrive Global and Virgin Pulse. Susan lives outside of Boston with her family.

Topics

Agility

Well-being and Resilience

Diversity and Inclusion

Future of Work

Change and Innovation

Communication

Parenting and Education

Engagement

High Performance and Teamwork

Women in Leadership

Culture

Susan David

Masterclasses

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

The Emotionally Agile Leader

In a world of ‘distrust’, where misinformation proliferates and trust in leadership is at an historic low, the future leader is the emotionally agile leader.

Effective communication with a diverse (and now often dispersed) workforce, boardroom politics, real-world politics, and all the unforeseen changes appearing on the horizon can be a tricky task for any senior executive.

In this masterclass, Susan David shows leaders how they can train and use their emotional intelligence to achieve personal goals and organisational success.

Resources

Books

testimonials

“Susan was fantastic. She showed great empathy for the audience and guided our leaders on how to become more agile in face of our
daily challenges. Her talk was the perfect blend of inspiring and practical, and the audience loved it!”

Guilherme Soárez, CEO of HSM

“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’.”

Mike Vierow, McKinsey & Company