"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
Leadership, Teamwork, Conflict Resolution and Emotional Intelligence












































Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

~ I M P O R T A N T ~

Most of Dr. Freeman's work is behind closed doors with 12-18 people in a corporate boardroom. He also works one-on-one, coaching entrepreneurs, executives, professional athletes, Heads of State and entertainers. As retired pastor (18 years), former NBA chaplain (19 years) and entrepreneur...Joel has a wealth of experience under his belt. Very little shocks him about the ups and the downs of relationships in any organization. It is a rare opportunity to tap into the brain trust of Freeman's wisdom in an open-registration seminar.

   Accomplished author. Internationally sought-after conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist.  Recipient of numerous awards, citations and honors. 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. 

Dr. Joel A. Freeman


   Once you have survived the reading of this bio, read what the experts have said about Dr. Freeman and his latest book.

   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 seven 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, Teri Woods, Billy Graham and Julius Erving.
Welcome to the Washington Wizard's Logo MuseumFor 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 educational settings.

   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, Young Presidents Club (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.

  In 1980, Dr. Freeman initiated the idea for The Shepherd's Guide, a comprehensive directory of values-centered businesses in Baltimore. Today, under the guidance of Doug Scheidt (owner and president), 3.5 million copies of The Shepherd’s Guide are distributed annually. With more than 30,000 advertisers represented, the directories are now available for free in 125 different cities across the U.S.A., Canada and Puerto Rico. For a number of years Dr. Freeman served as business mentor and chaplain to the franchisees of The Shepherd’s Guide.

   Dr. Freeman also functions as the founder of The Freeman Institute® Foundation. -- The Foundation facilitates the donation of a number of resources, including the award-wining Return To Glory film (and other resources) to
prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities and schools in America. Recently the  film (Return To Glory) was translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish.  This translation work will permit the Foundation to donate copies of the DVD across Africa, parts of Europe and South America and the Caribbean. Future plans include  utilizing The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection to set up Black History galleries in many major cities across America and also in selected cities internationally.

   Freeman has 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.

   As a member of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Dr. Freeman loves doing presentations on college campuses on various topics: the entrepreneurial journey, leadership, multicultural competency, emotional intelligence in corporate life, and more...

   A number of years ago, Joel promised his children that when they reach the age of fifteen each one could go anywhere in the world with him, which included trips to: Israel, UK, Egypt, Italy, France, Vatican City, Monaco, Hawaii, Australia and Barbados. Freeman says, "No matter where I travel, the human experience is similar and familiar. Parents want their children to receive a good education and marry a fine match. People of all nations yearn for the same things: economic independence, safety, and basic human rights."

   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. Freeman, his wife (Shirley) and his four children (David, Jacob, Shari, Jesse) reside in Maryland.


 "IGNITE Your Entrepreneurial Passion!"
footage from 2008 seminar event in Hampton, VA

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Read what the experts have said about Dr. Freeman...                        
                                                                       ...and his latest book.


Do not miss the seminar event at
Hampton, VA.....May 31st, 2008!