Joshua Freedman is one of the world’s top experts on using emotional intelligence to improve performance. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Six Seconds, the global non-profit dedicated to teaching people how to use emotional intelligence (EQ). He owns the EQ Network group on LinkedIN with over 150k active members, and is a master certified coach. Josh is an instructor for Columbia Teachers College Summer Principals Academy, and for Antioch University’s doctorate in Education & Social Emotional Learning, and teaches professionals all around the world practical tools to measure and create value with emotional intelligence.

Joshua leads the world’s largest study of emotional intelligence. He is also the author of 5 emotional intelligence books, including the best-selling At the Heart of Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence. He has helped hundreds of organizations, including FedEx, Qatar Airways, the US Navy, P&G, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, HSBC, and the United Nations, use emotional intelligence to get better results. His work leads to a people-centered culture that strengthens leadership, sales, employee wellbeing, retention and innovation.

He is also the author of six validated psychometric assessments and hundreds of articles and papers, including the world’s largest study on emotional intelligence, State of the Heart ( He is a Master Certified Coach (ICF), and one of a handful of experts in the world with over 25 years of full-time experience implementing emotional intelligence. His clients include FedEx, Intel, Etihad Airways, Amazon, Microsoft, the UN, all branches of the US armed services, and numerous organizations around the globe.

Dedicated to making emotional intelligence practical and valuable, Freedman makes the leading edge neuroscience relatable and useable. Daniel Pink (author of A Whole New Mind and DRIVE) wrote about Freedman’s book, “INSIDE CHANGE provides a powerful and whole-minded approach to organizational transformation. Blending cutting-edge neuroscience with rock-solid business logic, this book will change the way you lead.” This blend of practicality, insight, and warmth also characterizes Freedman’s work as a leader and speaker.

Freedman’s Noble Goal is to inspire compassionate wisdom. He sees emotion as a source of insight to focus us on what matters most – as individuals, leaders, parents & citizens. Even better, he says that at a neurobiological level, emotions literally give us energy to change, grow and thrive.