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Susan David, Ph.D

Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist; Author of "Emotional Agility"; CEO of Evidence Based Psychology

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Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. 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.

Her acclaimed new book, Emotional Agility, based on the concept that Harvard Business Review heralded a Management Idea of the Year and selected by Amazon as a “Best Book in Leadership and Business”, describes the psychological skills that are critical to thriving in today’s world of complexity and change.

Named on the Thinkers50 Radar list of people shaping the future of organizations and management, 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 people strategies, particularly in the areas of employee engagement, high-performance leadership, and organizational 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 Board of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. Susan is also 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, Susan lives outside of Boston with her family.

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  • Employee Engagement: Mastering the Essential Components

    Dr. Susan David shares a wealth of tried-and true research on the fundamentals of fostering radically engaged work cultures.

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  • Building a Resilient Workforce that Bounces Back

    In our fast-paced world, complete with ever-changing demands, new technology and on-the-fly adjustments, stress is inevitable.

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  • 2018 Employee Wellbeing Predictions

    Watch this webinar replay to get a look into the future of wellbeing, highlighting areas of innovation and opportunity for employers.

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  • The Leader’s Guide to Employee Engagement

    Learn practical strategies that impact engagement in the modern working world of increasing complexity, financial uncertainty, rapid technological change.

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  • Expert Report: Stress in the Workplace

    The World Health Organization calls stress “the health epidemic of our time." This report helps employers start the conversation about a widespread but under-reported issue.

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