Emotional agility.

Because human skills aren’t “soft.”
They drive everything.
They are learnable. Practical. Powerful.

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Susan David

The Gift & Power of Emotional Courage

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Emotional agility enables people to
be resilientfoster wellbeingshape culturecultivate engagementlead with integrityembrace inclusionadapt to changestep into possibility
and bring their best selves to work.


Susan inspires audiences to think, feel, and act differently with deeply impactful and positive outcomes for themselves, their colleagues, and their organizations.

Building Emotional Agility

Rapid technological change, globalization, and the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally disrupted the way we live and work. We increasingly find ourselves caught between organizational demands and environmental realities. Successful organizations require flexibility, teaming, customer-centricity, innovation, and inclusion. Yet at the same time, increasing complexity conspires against positive change, leading to rigidity, lower wellbeing, and transactional relationships. The demand for people and organizations to be agile has never been greater.

Developed by Susan David, Ph.D., emotional agility is the practical, science-based psychological framework that enables both individuals and organizations to thrive. At its core, emotional agility is about the capacity to see ourselves and others in a way that is wholehearted and healthy. 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 capacities are at the heart of mental health, wellbeing, culture, collaboration, innovation—everything that matters to healthy people, organizations, and communities. Now more than ever, they are crucial. The World Economic Forum calls them “key skills for the future” and Thinkers50 recognized the framework with its coveted Breakthrough Idea Award, noting, “Emotional agility is the new currency for leading effectively.”

Emotional agility is a tool for everyone. Because our thoughts, emotions, and behavior drive everything; every aspect of how we love, live, parent, and lead.

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About Susan David

Susan David, Ph.D. is the visionary who developed the concept of emotional agility.

An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.

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