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Susan  David

Susan David

Harvard Medical School Psychologist & WSJ Best-Selling Author

Susan David

Harvard Medical School Psychologist & WSJ Best-Selling Author


Susan David, Ph.D. is the visionary who developed the concept of Emotional Agility. An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities. Thinkers50 recognized her with the Breakthrough Idea Award for “insights that have the potential to forever change the way we do business,” and Harvard Business Review named Emotional Agility a Management Idea of the Year.

Her book, Emotional Agility was a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, translated into 26 languages, and profiled throughout national and international media including in the New York Times, TIME, and on the TODAY show.  With powerful and engaging stories, humor, and insight, Susan’s creates a deep and authentic connection, so each person in the audience feels understood, inspired, and able to drive real, pragmatic change.

Susan has been named an Inc.com top speaker and received 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 TED.com, making it one of the ten most popular TED talks of 2018.

Speaker Videos

TED: How to Be Your Best Self in Times of Crisis

TED: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Speaking Reel

Emotional Agility

Speech Topics

Human Skills in the AI Economy

As knowledge becomes commoditized and stress and complexity grow, the need for emotional skills is escalating. This critical gap affects every employee.

Emotional Agility for Leading Through Transformation

Emotional Agility is the primary determinant of successful organizational transformation and is essential for leaders and team members alike.

Fostering Wellbeing & Positive Organizational Culture

The vital skills that empower people to create a positive culture, build effective teams, and promote well-being are present in every organization and can be harnessed to drive positive change.