Labor Day Interview with Dr. Joel Freeman!

 

January Jones welcomes Dr. Joel A. Freeman Dealing with People Who Drive You Crazy!
Author of
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Freeman Institute
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For 19 wonderful seasons Freeman served as veteran mentor/chaplain for NBA’s Washington Bullets / Wizards (’79-’98). Quite a number of pro athletes from basketball and hockey to football and baseball have consulted with him on a variety of personal and professional matters.With well over a half a million copies in print, Freeman’s seven books and three DVDs have received rave reviews worldwide, endorsed by notables like Steve Forbes, Bill Cosby, Julius (Dr. J) Erving, Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, Brian Tracy, Joe Frazier, Teri Woods, Ken Blanchard, Rich DeVos, George Fraser, Pat Williams and Billy Graham — books published in 28 foreign translations.Accomplished author. Internationally sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Serial entrepreneur. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Rosetta Stone history expert. Corporate trainer. Recipient of numerous awards, citations and honors. Motivational consultant and mentor to pro athletes. Multiculturally astute, with travels to 50+ countries. Critical Incident Debriefing coach. Magazine publisher. Photographer. Passionate about dynamic, fun-filled excellence. Experiences an on-going love/hate relationship with technology. Devoted husband and father. Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer. A life motivated by curiosity. No Bull. No Hype.

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In 2009 Dr. Freeman was presented a military saber, honored by the Baton Rouge Army Recruiting Battalion for excellence in training services rendered to the US Army.

JOEL A. FREEMAN

   Accomplished author.  Internationally sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator.   Serial entrepreneur. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives.  Behavioral analyst.  Organizational culture change specialist.  Corporate trainer.  Recipient of numerous awards, citations and honors. Motivational consultant and mentor to pro athletes. Multiculturally astute, with travels to 50+ countries.  Critical Incident Debriefing coach. Philanthropist. Magazine publisher. Photographer.  Award-winning film maker see clip. Recognized globally as a specialist in helping organizations unlock the potential of their human capital. A solutionist. Passionate about dynamic, fun-filled excellence.  Experiences an on-going love/hate relationship with technology. Devoted husband and father.  Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer.  A life motivated by curiosity. No Bull. No Hype.

  Once you have survived the reading of this bio, watch one of the video presentations of Dr. Freeman in action (below). If necessary, go here for a printer-friendly version of Freeman’s bio, which includes some points people generally  use when introducing him at an event.

   Born in Maine (1954) and raised in a small town in Alberta, Canada, Joel A. Freeman brings a rich reservoir of personal experience blended with contagious enthusiasm, clarity and down to earth humor to empower people from diverse walks of life with improved communication skills and maximized productivity. “Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!”® is not only the brand for his company, but also is the title of the most requested seminar experience… with a book in the works. An example of one of Dr. Freeman’s  international seminars – BarbadosCrazy.com

Video clip of one of Dr. Freeman’s
entrepreneur seminar events (Hampton, VA).

The Freeman Institute® (TFI), of which Dr. Freeman is CEO/President, is a company with eight main arenas of expertise: 
         i.     Workshop / Seminar / Retreat  Facilitation / Keynote Addresses
         ii.   Reality-Based Organizational  Culture  Change
         iii.  Executive  Success  Coaching / Critical Incident Debriefings

iv.  Black History Presentations / Diversity (Diversity Day)  &  Cultural Awareness
v.   Entrepreneurship / Business Intelligence and Creativity
vi.  Open Registration Seminar Events – example: Hampton Roads, VA
vii.  The Freeman Institute® Foundation / Rosetta Stone Replica Project
viii.  freeman publishing –  books, DVDs, films, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, etc.

Freeman participated in a Pan African Conference (Fall, 2002) addressing tribal warfare, AIDS and conflict management, with well over 100  African Kings and Queens in attendance (Benin, West Africa). Dr. Freeman is currently working on several films including, African Kings: A Journey Into The Past, Present and Future of African Kingdoms.


Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

   TWELVE VALUES WE EMBRACE:
  • Listen. And then listen some more.
  • Approach every day with curiosity and a sense of humor.
  • Address problems with practical solutions.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • Start projects worth finishing and then finish them with excellence.
  • Give more value than receiving in payment for services rendered.
  • Customize each training experience to meet specific needs.
  • Do the details with dignity.
  • Act with purpose and passion.
  • Paint all the way to the edge of the canvas.
  • Practice humility.
  • Gratitude for everything. Everything.
A seasoned, well-traveled veteran, Joel has an impressive list of satisfied clients ranging from the Prime Minister of Grenada (and his senior advisors), top government official & business professional of Nigeria, and Permanent Secretaries of Barbados to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Secret Service, Defense Security Service (DSS), Rutgers University,  National Security Agency (NSA), E! Entertainment Television, Blacks In Government (BIG), NASA, Verizon, FBI, GE, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), EMI Music Group, Ikea, NRC, CDC, NTSB, YPO, DISA, NIH, Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA), US Sentencing Commission, Billboard Music Group, Black Public Relations Society, European Council of International Schools (ECIS), many pro athletes and executives around the globe. (See below for some examples of the favorite on-site seminars.)   Read Open Letter.Dr. Freeman’s most popular seminar/presentation titles:

————– The Curiosity-Driven Life
————- Connecting Now With Later
———— Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence
———– Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
———- All Stressed Out And Nobody To Choke!

——— A White Man’s Journey Into Black History
——– When Strangling Someone Isn’t An Option!
——- Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!®
—— If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand!®
—– Lessons From Blades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle
—- IGNITE (or re-ignite) Your Entrepreneurial Passion!
— How Your Personality Impacts Your Personal Success!
– The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking the Code to Your Team’s Success
- Professional Bloodsuckers: Dealing With the People Who Drain You of Your
Time,  Energy and Patience

   Want to be a person of excellence?

  • Care more than others think is  wise.

  • Risk more than others think is safe.

  • Expect more than others think is possible.

  • Dream more than others think is practical.

–Vince Lombardi

    A new venture, Freeman Publishing, was launched in January 2011. With well over a half a million copies in print, Freeman’s seven books and three DVDs have received rave reviews worldwide, endorsed by notables like Steve Forbes, Bill Cosby, Julius (Dr. J) Erving, Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, Brian Tracy, Joe Frazier, Teri Woods, Ken Blanchard, Les Brown, Peter Shea, Rich DeVos, George Fraser, Pat Williams and Billy Graham — books published in 28  foreign translations:

   1. RETURN TO GLORY®: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man (book/audio book & film)
   2. KINGDOM ZOOLOGY: Dealing With the Wolves, Serpents and Swine in Your Life
3. LIVING WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE WITHOUT GOING CRAZY
4. When Life Isn’t Fair: Making Sense Out of Suffering
5. A White Man’s Journey Into Black History
® –  (2-hour DVD)
6. Professional Bloodsuckers: Dealing With the People Who Drain You of Your Time,
Energy and Patience –  
(26-minute video VHS)
7. Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!
®  (4-hour VHS album)
8. If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand
® - (book/workbook/audio book combination)
9. The Moment – Want to participate?
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