Susan David, PhD

Harvard Medical School Psychologist

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Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and the author of the bestselling book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. David is also co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology. With her deep knowledge of emotions, human motivation, and change, she has been an advisor to organizations facing a variety of difficult challenges, including mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, and strategic revisions. She routinely consults at the most senior levels of Fortune 500 companies, and her long list of national and multinational clients includes the United Nations, Ernst & Young, Google, and the World Economic Forum. David serves on the scientific advisory boards of Thrive Global and Virgin Pulse, as well as on the core faculty of Homeward Bound, a leadership program dedicated to increasing the impact of women in the sciences—particularly on issues related to sustainability of the planet.