Freedman, Joshua M. (jf3206)

Cofounder and CEO of Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, Joshua is one of the world’s top experts on developing emotional intelligence to improve performance. At the Heart of Leadership, an international bestseller, is his second (of five) books, now in its fourth edition. He is also the author of six validated psychometric assessments and hundreds of articles and papers, including the world’s largest study on emotional intelligence, State of the Heart ( He is a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and one of a handful of experts worldwide with over 25 years of full-time experience implementing emotional intelligence. His clients include FedEx, Intel, Etihad Airways, Amazon, Microsoft, the UN, all branches of the US armed services, and numerous organizations around the globe.

Dedicated to making emotional intelligence practical and valuable, Freedman makes research relatable and useable. Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind and DRIVE) wrote about Freedman’s book, “INSIDE CHANGE provides a powerful and whole-minded approach to organizational transformation. Blending cutting-edge neuroscience with rock-solid business logic, this book will change how you lead.” This blend of practicality, insight, and warmth also characterizes Freedman’s work as a leader and speaker.

Freedman’s Noble Goal is to inspire compassionate wisdom. He sees emotion as a source of insight to focus us on what matters most – as individuals, leaders, parents & citizens. Even better, he says that at a neurobiological level, emotions give us the energy to change, grow and thrive. 

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