Susan David, Ph.D.

Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility: Because our thoughts, emotions, and actions drive everything; every aspect of how we LOVE, LIVE, PARENT, and LEAD.

Susan David, Ph.D. is the visionary who developed the concept of Emotional Agility and…

• An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist.
• Named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.
• Recognized by the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award for “insights that have the potential to forever change the way we do business.”
• An Top Speaker.
• Author of Emotional Agility, the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller: Emotional Agility has been translated into 26 languages and profiled
throughout national and international media including in the New York Times, TIME, and on the TODAY show. Harvard Business
Review named Emotional Agility a Management Idea of the Year.
• The recipient of a standing ovation at TED for a talk that went viral, with more than 60 million unique views on social media and 6 million at, making it one of the ten most popular TED talks of 2018.


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 ReviewNew 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 organizations. 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.

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Her speaking programs, always customized, have been enjoyed by audiences at companies including Coca Cola, Microsoft, Google, World Bank Group, Qantas, NASA, Nestle, gsk, Deloitte and many more.

“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

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