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EMI Christian Music Group --
Pro Basketball Fellowship -- Sacramento, CA
Moody Church -- Chicago, IL
Urban Ministries, Inc (UMI) -- Calumet City, IL
NBA Washington Wizards -- many NBA
players during 19 seasons from 1979-1998 (Washington, DC)
The Shepherd's Guide -- Baltimore, MD
Pan African Conference, with over 100 African Kings
and Queens -- (Benin, Togo and Nigeria, West Africa)
True Artist Management (Nashville, TN)
Salem Broadcasting Network -- (Sandy Cove, MD)
Maryland Correctional Institution -- Jessup, MD
Hampton Roads Minister's Conference -- Hampton Institute, VA
Friends of Mercy -- Baltimore, MD
Choice Books -- Manassas, VA
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast -- Berlin, MD
Greater Washington Christian Education Association
-- Beltsville, MD
Antioch Baptist Church -- Fairfax, VA
Immanuel's Church -- Silver Spring, MD
Delaware County Christian School -- Newton
8th Army Chaplaincy Corps -- Seoul, Korea
Columbia Union College -- (Tacoma Park, MD)
Deeper Life Bible Church / Government and Business
Leadership Conference -- (Lagos, Nigeria)
Severn Covenant Church -- Severn, MD
JUMP Ministries -- Daytona Beach, FL
Grace Fellowship -- Timonium, MD
First Baptist Church of Glenarden -- Landover,
Sports World Ministries -- Indianapolis, IN
WAVA Christian Radio Station -- Arlington, VA
Chaplaincy Corps -- Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
Sparrow Record Label Group -- Nashville, TN
Cedar Ridge Ministries -- Williamsport, MD
Harvest Full Gospel Church -- Woodbridge, VA
Grace Brethren Church -- Clinton, MD
People’s Cathedral Leadership Team --
(Barbados, West Indies)
Immanuel's Church -- College Park, MD
Air Intelligence Agency Chaplaincy Corps -- San
Riverdale Church -- Upper Marlboro, MD
Omega Baptist Church -- Dayton, OH
National Black Catholic Congress -- Pittsburgh,
Freedom Church -- Forestville, MD
Chaplaincy Corps -- Fort Meade, MD
Washington Christian Center -- Hillcrest
Christ Chapel -- Woodbridge, VA
Calvary Chapel Christian Center School --
and many, many more...
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SOME SEMINAR TOPICS
Connecting Now With Later
Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
All Stressed Out And Nobody To Choke!
Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence
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 Organization's Success
The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking the Code to Your Team's
Professional Bloodsuckers: Dealing With the People Who Drain You of
Your Time, Energy and Patience
can't/won't say that we have the best seminar programs...but you might.
Thank you so much for the effort you put into making our
Planning Retreat an absolute success. To use a basketball
term – "Dealing With People Who Drive You
Crazy!"® was a
Most of the participants commented that your seminar
was the best management class that they had ever
participated in – myself included. Everyone is still
talking about his or her personality traits and we all have
a deeper appreciation for what God so purposefully applied
to each of us. We now realize that a well-rounded
organization requires all types of people to be
successful…even those who drive us crazy!
Senior VP, Operations and Human Resources
EMI Christian Music Group
I trust this letter finds you walking
joyfully in the Spirit. I wanted to convey to you our
deepest gratitude for the time and talents you shared with
our leadership here at Moody Church as well as with our
business associates in the Loop -- MBN (Moody Business
At MBN you delivered two messages in one.
You bolstered the believer's faith in God's Word and
compelled the seekers to check it out for themselves.
During the leadership seminar you helped
us see ourselves more like the way God made us. You taught
us to know others and ourselves while respecting the
difference God made in others. You challenged us to listen
to each other without violating trust so that God's work may
be done in and through us most effectively.
We thank God for your gifted exposition of
His Word and His people so that together we might work for
To Whom It May Concern:
This past January, we (Sports World Ministries) were
blessed in having Joel Freeman at our winter conference in
Boca Raton, Florida. Joel presented the seminar,
"Dealing With God's People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
We would encourage any organization or team who wants
to improve morale and teamwork to schedule Dr. Joel Freeman.
His seminar program was insightful, educational, enjoyable
and meaningful to all of us. Joel Freeman is an outstanding
presenter with much charisma and people skills; entertaining
Our seminar included over 50 people
including all of our staff, most of our Board of Directors
and several spouses and special guests. Jobs and duties
represented in our group included office workers, former Pro
athletes, CEO's and entrepreneurs. From the laughter and
audience reaction, it was obvious that everyone enjoyed the
day. Every person in attendance stayed for the entire
seminar and eagerly participated in all the sessions.
Many in the seminar had attended
seminar on similar material. However, Joel brought a more
complete and fresher insight to office behavior and human
interaction. His intelligence and obvious research gives
credibility to the material and his quality presentation
skills make the material fun and easy to learn.
From CEO to office workers,
everyone had opportunity to learn something new about
themselves and how they interact with others. One seasoned
employee remarked, "It was the best seminar that I
have ever been to! It helped me to see how I am and to see
how others tick". We are in hopes that Joel Freeman
will be able to attend and participate in future Sports
Sports World Ministries
MINISTRIES, INC. -- UMI
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is written on behalf of Dr. Joel Freeman and
The Freeman Institute, who conducted a workshop at our
facility a year ago on leadership and teambuilding. Like any
growing organization, Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI) is
constantly seeking ways to improve customer service and
teamwork. The tangible value that has been added to our
interaction with each other can be traced back to this
program. Our communication skills have been enhanced by this
unique and powerful workshop.
Dr. Freeman's credentials, references and descriptive
materials were impressive. He is a seasoned veteran in the
field of human behavior, and as an accomplished author and
former pastor (18 years), he gives the tools for
understanding and working effectively with others who
possess different styles.
UMI highly recommends The Freeman Institute workshop
programs and Dr. Joel Freeman to any church, small or large,
who is serious about developing its leadership. I am
still amazed that our seven hour investment of time and
resources has continued to return such dividends. Give
Dr. Freeman a call.
Carl Jeffrey Wright
President, Urban Ministries
Calumet City, Illinois
The purpose of this letter is two fold. First to express
appreciation to you for your marvelous work with me and the
members of the Christ Chapel leadership team and second to
commend you to any church or business leader who is in need
of a consultant of high quality.
Your work with our team was exceptional. Your
presentation, facilitation and interaction with those in
attendance was superb. As you quickly learned, my leadership
team is made up of professionals who have excelled in their
home, their church and in their community. Their
achievements are many and their abilities beyond
imagination. Yet even with their exceptional qualifications,
they have sometimes found themselves having difficulty
Amazingly, you sensed the issue as one of differing
personality types. Interestingly, your diagnosis was totally
confirmed by the personality inventory which when completed
by all, demonstrated in totally understandable terms what
was happening among us. The assessment has allowed for us to
make some adjustments in how we do business and conduct
meetings, the results which we were quite apparent this past
weekend when during our first time together since being with
you, the meeting had a totally different feel to it. There
seemed to be better understanding and cooperation. It was
Allow me to again say thank you. and to let anyone
interested in knowing, that I recommend your services
without hesitation. As one who has worked as a consultant
and participated in numerous facilitated meetings, you are
definitely on the "best ever list". I
definitely will be contacting you for a follow-up
Christ Chapel (Assembly of God Affiliate)
Dear Dr. Freeman:
It gives me great pleasure to write to you today to share
with you as Pastor of Riverdale Baptist Church my personal
and professional appreciation for the time spent with you by
me and my staff during a recent Team Building Staff Advance.
The benefits each of received form your "System One
Training Program" was phenomenal. I heard nothing but
positive remarks from my staff as they shared with me how
much they learned from your valuable program. They found you
to be knowledgeable in your presentations, were appreciative
of your humorous style, and many said they "did not
want their time to end."
I am confident that it was money and time well
invested in our staff and that we will better able to work
together as a team because of it. Again, thank you!
Brian C. Mentzer
Riverdale Baptist Church
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
I want to thank you for your many years of
service with Pro Basketball Fellowship. Your consistent and
faithful commitment to serve the pro basketball family has
been an example for all sports ministers to follow. You
continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to impact
lives with your humility, wisdom and character.
As an author, you have written about
topics that are unique but much needed. Your most recent
book, Return To Glory, is erudite yet appreciated and
warranted. Your insight and research have exposed issues
which are needed to be revealed in order for reconciliation
to occur in our world.
I have had the distinct pleasure of
working with you over the last nine years. Your friendship
and integrity have been a great blessing to me. You are a
team player in the finest sense. I know that your varied
ministry will continue to flourish in the years to come. I
look forward to partnering with you in the years to come.
Pro Basketball Fellowship
Having you meet with the Executive Board of our church
last month was a very helpful experience for all of us. As
you know, one of the biggest challenges of the church is to
get people of different personality types working together
to accomplish a common goal, and to do so with understanding
and respect. Your presentation and the interaction you
fostered will go a long way toward helping us to accomplish
our goals for the coming years as well as in the years to
I would highly recommend this course to any
organization looking to improve their effectiveness in
making their working relationship more productive.
Washington Christian Center
Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter serves as a letter of reference and
recommendation for Dr. Joel A. Freeman and The Freeman
Dr. Freeman has conducted retreats and seminars for First
Baptist Church of Glenarden. His training has provided and
assisted our staff with the skills necessary to better
understand each other and to foster better communications as
well as unity. His knowledge of human behavior and
interaction is excellent. He has demonstrated a commitment
to helping organizations function smoothly and effectively
through accepting each other's strengths and weaknesses and
by helping each person in understanding his or her
I also appreciate the style and interesting methods that
Joel uses to maintain everyone's attention. The learning
activities, questions and humor he uses keeps the training
interesting and fun.
Joel Freeman's commitment to assisting organizations to
reach their full potential is evident in his desire to
identify the leader's desires for his team and to design
training to accomplish those goals. You will not be
disappointed in utilizing him in any training.
John K. Jenkins
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
We sincerely thank you for the outstanding
training that you provided for us earlier this year. It
was by far the best and most comprehensive one-day training
session that our church has ever experienced. The
subject matter and the personality studies challenged us to,
not only look at ourselves, but also the way we do business
Our executive staff has grown immensely
since our training and I believe that the training has been
a major turning point for our leadership and, consequently,
the church as a whole. It was a wonderful experience and we
are looking forward to more training with you in the future.
Thanks again and may God bless you.
Harvest Full Gospel Church
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
What a wonderful gift you gave all of us
who were there on Saturday! The combination of content,
information, application, and heart that you presented was
life-changing -- and I do not use that term lightly.
Everyone I talked to on Saturday and
yesterday at church agreed that it was time well spent for
them, and they encouraged me/us to do it again, so that
others could experience it and so that they could get
Thanks for being so flexible and
understanding of the time, and for finishing so promptly
despite getting robbed of some time on the front end.
My only regret is that so many of our
house church leaders were not there on Saturday, but perhaps
they will hear about it and will respond to the next
workshop we do.
Thanks again for Saturday. "Well
done, thou good and faithful servant."
Serving Him with you,
NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS
Dear Dr. Freeman,
Thank you for your willingness to participate in
"Pastoring in African American Parishes."
Your sharing information with our participants is a
demonstration of partnership. We need to work together in
our ministries and you have played a part in making that
We appreciate your presence and your active
Dr. Hilbert Stanley
Dr. Hilbert Stanley
National Black Catholic Congress
I wanted to let you know the positive feedback from your
course "Dealing With God's People Who Drive You
Crazy!"® is still coming in!
Everyone asked, "When can we get Joel back?" As
you know, soon I will be leaving for a new command in
Europe. I look forward to utilizing you as a resource there.
Your workshop (both material as
well as your personal delivery style) will enhance any
staff, military or civilian. keep up the great work. I
highly recommend The Freeman Institute to any organization
that wants to fine tune their organizational, interpersonal,
or leadership skills.
Please keep in touch!
Senior Agency Staff Chaplain, Colonel, USAF
Air Intelligence Agency
San Antonio, Texas
What a blast you were at the annual Shepherd's guide
convention of franchisees! Thanks for sharing the System One
Training with our group. Many franchisees considered your
presentation to be the most helpful part of the convention
and all felt it would enhance their selling skills.
Your sharing was humorous and very insightful. The use of
Biblical illustrations to demonstrate the different
personalities made application easy. Everyone had fun
learning more about themselves, and more importantly, better
understanding of the folks they work with on a daily basis.
Thanks for enriching my life and the lives of our
national team of franchisees.
J. Douglas Scheidt, Jr.
The Shepherd's Guide
CHAPEL CHRISTIAN CENTER
I want to thank you personally for coming to Calvary Chapel
Christian Academy Staff Day and for training my staff
through your seminar.
It was a wonderful experience. I appreciate the mannerism
you used to keep the day flowing together with humor and
excitement. I know my staff will not be the same because
you have given them tools to better help them and the
atmosphere of the entire team
Thank you again.
Anthony A. Spero
Calvary Chapel Christian Center
To whom it may concern:
I would highly recommend any workshop conducted by Dr.
Joel Freeman. Not only was the workshop he facilitated for
us enlightening, but it was also a very enjoyable
experience. Dr. Freeman has a very professional, humorous
way of presenting the material and as a Christian office, we
were also impressed with the spiritual aspect of the
My staff was pleasantly surprised to find the workshop
helped them not only to understand the strengths and
weaknesses of their own individual style, but to relate and
respond to other styles in a way that allows everyone to
grow in a positive way.
I feel the staff has tried to implement what they learned
in Dr. Freeman's workshop and our office has a much more
positive atmosphere, which benefits everyone.
I would highly recommend that every organization
participate in this seminar and refresh their memories
at least once every following year by having Dr. Freeman
return for an encore!
Laser Center of Maryland
Severna Park, Maryland
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above completed an anonymous, end-of-course feedback and
evaluation form. Here are the averages:
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