Dr. Joel A. Freeman

Motivational Speaker, Solutionist, and Public Speaker in DC

"SMART-FUN-SIZZLE" For Your Next Event.

For 20 NBA seasons I worked with the Washington Bullets/Wizards basketball team as player development mentor and character coach — surviving 6 coaching changes.

These types of experiences have given me a unique inside perspective into team chemistry, leadership, stress, change management, cultural competency, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and winning/losing at the pro level.

Because of my rigorous training and eclectic life experiences…meeting/event planners from around the world call upon me to facilitate top-notch events and keynote addresses for all types of organizations.

And when you call me, ask why I bring the Shaq shoe (size 22) when I speak...



  • Work
    • Freeman Institute®
  • Education
    • Loyola University, Maryland
Joel did an amazing job at the NERSC conference. He was very engaging, smart and funny. He kept people paying attention and tuned in. I heard from many attendees that they loved his presentation. One told me he was the best keynote we ever had. He was very professional and reachable. He shared some of his personal experiences, but just the right amount. We were very pleased with his work for us. We would highly recommend him for other conferences.
Liz H. @ NERSC
Dr. Freeman clearly and engagingly presented a daylong seminar titled “Dealing with People Who Drive You Crazy” to our department. Dr. Freeman’s presentation offered new insights, kept the audience engaged and elicited laughter throughout. Dr. Freeman was a great facilitator and consummate professional. We recommend him for your next event!
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Thank you for your fantastic presentation to the men and women of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA). Your remarks, linkages to the White House, and table full of historical items were perfect. We will always remember your “grass and concrete” perspectives and challenge! Thanks again for sharing your message. Hope to see you again.
White House Communications Agency (WHCA)
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