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Dr Susan

Visionary behind Emotional Agility

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Emotional Agility. It's how we meet the moment with the best of ourselves.

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

Her TED Talk on the topic of emotional agility has been seen by more than 10 million people. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal and often appears on national radio and television.

She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.

Talking Points

Building Emotional Agility

Rapid technological change, globalization, and hybrid work have fundamentally disrupted the way we live. We are increasingly caught between organizational demands and environmental realities. Organizations need flexibility, teaming, customer-centricity, innovation, and inclusion. Yet at the same time, accelerated complexity conspires against positive change, leading to rigidity, strained relationships, and lower wellbeing. The demand for people and organizations to be agile has never been greater.

Developed by Susan David, Ph.D., emotional agility is a practical, science-based roadmap. It’s a set of essential psychological skills for our fast-changing, complex world: skills that allow us to remain
engaged, open, and values-connected, and to reincorporate our most challenging feelings as sources of energy, creativity, and insight.

Emotional agility is at the heart of mental health, wellbeing, leadership, culture, collaboration, innovation-everything that matters to healthy people, organizations, and communities. Now more than ever, it is crucial.

- Explore: The critical emotional agility habits that enable people to take risks, navigate uncertainty, engage, collaborate, and thrive.
- Understnad: How being hooked by thoughts, emotions, and stories can prevent people from living into their values and achieving their goals.
-Learn: How emotional agility enables individuals to remain curious, courageous, and values-committed even in times of challenge or conflict.
- Leave: With a set of essential and practical steps that allow individuals to cultivate emotional agility.

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 and 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.
We had such an amazing experience! Thank you. I had a good feeling about her involvement from the beginning, and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. She really reached our participants ‘in their hearts’. Mckinsey & Company

The wisdom of Susan David's innovative insights is only made more impressive by its practicality. Her deep understanding of psychology is matched with clear, real-world steps to more effective leadership.

Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Susan reminded us of how critical it is to recognize our feelings and to be emotionally agile. Susan connected with the audience in a powerful way with her ideas and personal stories. It meaningful to us to know that so many others around the world will have an opportunity to be informed and to be inspired.

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