Susan David

Susan David

Keynote Speaker: CEO of Evidence Based Psychology & Author of "Emotional Agility"

Susan David Biography

Susan David has a PhD in clinical psychology and a post-doctorate in emotions research from Yale. She is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and is co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She has been awarded many prizes and scholarships for her academic work.

Named on the Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers, David has a passion for keynote speaking and management consulting, and is a renowned executive coach, who applies her knowledge of emotions, human motivation and change to individuals and organizations. She frequently works in the areas of personal leadership, culture, engagement, and people strategy.

David has been an advisor to numerous leaders faced with difficult situations, including mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, and strategic revisions. She routinely consults at the most senior levels of Fortune 500 companies, and with other global organizations from industries as diverse as financial services, information technology, healthcare, utilities, pharmaceuticals, and mining. Her world-wide client list includes Ernst and Young Global, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Development Program, BHP Billiton, JP Morgan Chase, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nestlé, among many other multinational firms.

She edited the definitive "Oxford Handbook of Happiness" with a foreword by His Majesty the King of Bhutan – the first country to measure Gross National Happiness (Oxford University Press, 2013). She also edited "Beyond Goals: Effective Strategies for Coaching and Mentoring" (Gower, 2013). She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and her research has been featured in TIME, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and Inc.com, among other major publications. David’s article "Emotional Agility" stayed on Harvard Business Review’s “Most Read” list for months. In a short time, nearly a quarter of a million people had downloaded it, and it was named by Harvard Business Review as an “Idea that Shaped Management” and was the winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award. Its popularity was the impetus for her book by the same name, published by Penguin (Avery) which was named a #1 Wall Street Journal Best seller and has been translated into multiple languages. David’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 Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television.

David is a global citizen who loves to travel. She backpacked across the world for nearly two years and has lived in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and now, Boston, USA. In December 2016 she will co-lead the first all-female expedition to Antarctica – it’s aim being to increase the influence and impact of women in science. In her daily life, she enjoys spending time with her two young children, Noah and Sophie, and her husband Anthony. She finds happiness in the small things while also managing a busy academic and working schedule.

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Susan David Videos

How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David
How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
Harvard Psychologist Susan David on Happiness and Resilience
Harvard Psychologist Susan David on Happiness and Resilience

How to book Susan David?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Susan David for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Susan David, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Susan David or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Susan David?

Booking fees for Susan David, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Susan David, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Susan David?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Susan David for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Susan David for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Susan David or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Susan David or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Susan David is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Psychology and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Susan David for live events is $200,000 and above, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Susan David generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eduardo Briceño, Shawn Achor and Luvvie Ajayi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Susan David for an upcoming event.

Susan David Videos

How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David
How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
Harvard Psychologist Susan David on Happiness and Resilience
Harvard Psychologist Susan David on Happiness and Resilience
Susan David on Emotional Agility
Susan David on Emotional Agility

Susan David Reviews

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Susan David Speaking Topics

  • EMOTIONAL AGILITY

    Because our thoughts, emotions and behavior drive everything; every aspect of how we love, live, parent and lead.

    Susan’s talks are uniquely customized to the audience and to address these themes:

    Agility * Change * Communication * Culture * Diversity and Inclusion Education Engagement * Future of Work * Innovation * Inspiring Lives * Talent and Leadership * Teamwork * Performance * Personal Growth * Well-being and Resilience * Women in Leadership

How to book Susan David?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Susan David for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Susan David, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Susan David or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Susan David?

Booking fees for Susan David, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Susan David, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Susan David?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Susan David for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Susan David for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Susan David or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Susan David or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Susan David is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Psychology and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Susan David for live events is $200,000 and above, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Susan David generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eduardo Briceño, Shawn Achor and Luvvie Ajayi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Susan David for an upcoming event.

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