Accomplished author. Internationally sought-after conference
speaker and workshop facilitator. Professional counselor.
Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst.
Organizational culture change specialist. Corporate
trainer. Motivational consultant and mentor to pro
athletes. Multiculturally astute, with travels to 50+
countries. Critical Incident Debriefing coach. Photographer.
Award-winning film maker. Passionate about dynamic,
fun-filled excellence. Devoted husband and father.
Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer. A life
motivated by curiosity. No Bull. No Hype.
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.
Joel's six bestselling
books are currently in 28 foreign translation editions endorsed by
Steve Forbes, Bill Cosby, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Ken Blanchard,
Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, Billy Graham and Julius Erving.
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. He has served as mentor to Sports
World ('98-'04), an organization with 13-15 ex-pro athletes who
speak to close to a million young people every year. Freeman
is a Diplomate member of the National
Institute of Sports Professionals (NISP).
Listed in Marquis Who's Who
in the World, Dr. Freeman holds a master of science degree
in the field of counseling from Loyola College (Baltimore) and also
a Ph.D. in the same discipline. A number of his Ancient Egyptian
photographs have been published by McGraw-Hill, Teaching and
Learning, Rosh Gadol (Israeli science magazine for kids), the
Pharaoh's Curse video game and utilized in countless
A seasoned, well-traveled veteran,
Joel has an impressive list of satisfied clients ranging from the
Prime Minister of Grenada and senior officials of Barbados to E!
Entertainment Television, Blacks In Government (BIG), NASA, Verizon,
FBI, GE, EMI Music Group, Ikea, YPO, National Security Agency, 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.
been quoted or written about in many articles and periodicals
including: Washington Times, Maryland Gazette, Loyola Magazine,
Diversity, Inc., JobWeek, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, New York
Times, York Daily Record, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, NBA News
and many others.
A student of human
behavior, Joel gets great delight out of watching
"the lights go on" as people of all shapes,
sizes, and colors increase the quality of their
understanding about themselves and others.