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Susan David, Ph.D

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

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 Amazon selected 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 organisations 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 organisations. Her focus is on defining and executing effective people strategies, particularly in the areas of employee engagement, high-performance leadership, and organisational 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.