TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Room N110

Free Admission

Susan David

“The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage”


Our next TED talk features Susan David discussing, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage”.  Susan is a Harvard Medical School psychologist, whose PhD is in the psychology of emotion studies and emotional agility: the psychology of how we can use emotion to bring forward our best selves in all aspects of how we love, live, parent and lead.  And in this very excellent talk (over 5.7 million people have watched it), Susan shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.

What does it take internally for us to deal with our thoughts, emotions and stories and to thrive in a complex and changing world? How we respond to these inner experiences drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, health -- everything that matters in our lives. Susan became fascinated by this question through first-hand experience of loss and resilience while growing up in a country in which hate was legislated: apartheid South Africa. Susan holds a PhD in the psychology of emotions; is an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist; and is ranked as one of the world's leading management thinkers. Her #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, on the Harvard Medical School faculty, and is a co-founder of the Institute of Coaching. Described as "a powerful speaker, visionary thinker and inspirational personality," she is an unwavering believer in the power of people to bring the best of who they are to themselves, their children, their organizations and their communities.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.


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