The Freeman Institute Foundation
is the non-profit arm of
The primary purpose of the foundation is to provide
resources (books, DVDs) and also to help
subsidize open-registration, world-class educational and
entrepreneurial workshop experiences for qualifying
organizations -- regardless of age, race, class or
religious affiliation -- who would be unable to
afford Dr. Freeman's regular, general market fees for such
training. Based upon the recommendation of Dr. Freeman and
Institute Foundation board, will help
subsidize a limited number (ten) of seminar events each
year. The Freeman Institute's signature seminar program is
affectionately titled, "Dealing With People
Who Drive You Crazy!"®.
Dr. Freeman rarely facilitates open registration seminars, but when
he has, the seminars typically attract many small business owners, non-profit
leadership teams, government workers, faith-based
leadership teams and others interested in experiencing how personal
development can enhance family and business relationships. The Freeman
Institute Foundation also helps to subsidize a specific
number of seminar events each year for highly motivated urban young
adults (13-29). --
Email your request, with information about your
organization and when/where you want to co-sponsor a
seminar event. Near the bottom of this page, watch Dr. Freeman
quick example of one of Dr. Freeman's
international seminars (in Colombo, Sri Lanka).
Here is a website detailing some of the
Dr. Freeman has worked with over the years.
Freeman Institute ~
Joel Freeman has served as the mentor/chaplain of the
NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years ('79-'98) and has worked
personally with many professional athletes and business
executives. From these experiences Dr. Freeman has developed
a number of proven training programs.
1994 The Freeman Institute has experienced enthusiastic
response from the Prime Minister of Grenada and senior
Moody Church, E! Entertainment Television, North East Foods, NASA, VA, ATF,
HUD, Sparrow Records, Ikea, GE, National Security Agency, Reliable
Contractors, US Bankruptcy Courts, European Council of
International Schools (ECIS), Billboard Music Group,
Sentencing Commission, Giant Foods, Indian Health Services,
Federal Judiciary, Baltimore City Department of Education,
Tuscan Dairy Farms, Black Public Relations Society, many
church leadership teams, many pro
athletes, and others around the globe, including a number of
urban youth initiatives.
Thesis: We all are different. Some of us are
thinkers, others are doers; some are passive, still others
are aggressive. Most people come to work with pretty good
intentions, but we get on each other’s nerves just by
being ourselves. In the every-day stress of the work
environment, the tiniest issues can escalate. And soon we
are fighting about the way we are fighting, instead of
dealing with the real issues. People do not respond to our
intentions. They respond to our behavior.
that 15% of one's career and financial success is dependent
upon technical competence, while 85% of one's success is
dependent upon interpersonal skills.
individual flips hamburgers at a fast food restaurant or
occupies a mid level position of a Fortune 500 company,
Freeman's passion is to enhance the "promotability potential"
of people of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors. In his
seminars Dr. Freeman blends a sense of humor and personal
vulnerability with sharp wit and practical concepts to reach
a broad audience.
How You Can Participate In
The Question: Do you represent
an educational, faith-based and/or business organization with
the infrastructure set up to
host a co-sponsored area-wide open-registration seminar event with The Freeman Institute?
This is a very workable program.
us or call us (cell: 410.991.9718) for specific information on how
these seminar events can benefit you, your organization and
T E N
"It Takes A City" S E M I N A R E V E N T S A
Y E A R
Check out the
faith-based portal of The
Freeman Institute if you represent such an organization. Some
faith-based organizations have utilized The Freeman Institute
seminars as training for their leadership team -- as well as a
unique approach for
community outreach to business
and outreach benefits! The Freeman Institute Foundation is willing
to help subsidize up to ten "It Takes A City" seminar events
prolific author (6 books), retired chaplain (19 yrs) and pastor
(18 yrs), Dr. Freeman is a seasoned veteran.
He is virtually unshockable when it comes to the ups
and downs of working in a faith-based environment. Freeman has
made himself available to facilitate such
seminars, but he wants to make sure that each event is
successful -- hosted at a venue large enough to make an impact
upon the community.
seminar event Dr. Freeman will cast a wide net in terms of
content -- customizing the training experience to include
everyone from small business owners, family-owned enterprises
and government workers to family relationships, faith-based and corporate leadership teams.
Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
HIGH IMPACT SEMINAR
EVENTS ~ for
F A I T H
- B A S E D O R G A N I Z A T I O N S
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G H I M P A C T E V E N
T S ~ All-Day
or Half-Day Seminars
"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
The People Side of Life, Work and Family
(or re-ignite) Your Entrepreneurial Passion!" If Nobody
Loves You, Create The Demand!®
Freeman has a
number of interests, but as a former pastor/chaplain,
with Faith-Based organizations...
event can be sponsored through one of the ministries
at your church. Here are the inreach and
world-class staff development for the church
senior leadership team (attend for free). Using
personal vulnerability and evocative content,
Dr. Freeman will share leadership/personal
development principles throughout the day that
will positively impact the church leadership
team. And perhaps an outreach to other church
leadership teams in the region.
2. Perhaps a
ministry within the church (e.g. lay counseling
or men's ministry) could provide the advocacy
for this event, viewing it as a fund-raiser for
them. We will gladly set aside a block of
tickets for them.
will want to attend: musicians, nursery
workers, artists, maintenance, security, kitchen
help, teenager, teachers, board members,
trustees, elders, etc.
The sponsoring ministry within the church will
get a good percentage of every verified ticket they sell to
church members and others in the community.
Some people are
reticent about attending a church, but will
attend a personal development/leadership
seminar. This can be viewed as
a unique outreach
to established small business owners/associates,
government workers and budding entrepreneurs in the community.
Other churches in the region can have a similar
fundraiser...a healthy percentage of all
verified ticket sales through their church.
"Dealing With People
Who Drive You Crazy!"
Watch Dr. Freeman (6 minutes)
We'd love to set aside a block of tickets (in
the name of your church) for underprivileged
people who want to be successful. You can
determine the recipients of the those tickets.
5. A ministry (youth?) within the church can develop
bag/box lunches for participants. Something
simple (e.g. choice of turkey or ham wrap,
choice of sodas, chips, small bag of cookies).
The sale of these lunches can be a built-in
fund-raiser, with the total proceeds from those
lunches going to that ministry. People can
pre-order a lunch so that the number of lunches
to prepare can be pre-determined.
It's a better fund raiser than any car wash I
AN ALTERNATIVE IDEA: A few local corporations can
sponsor the seminar event, giving Dr. Freeman his
normal honorarium. Everyone attends the seminar for
To give you an idea as to how all
of this can work, feel free to check out the website
about a similar large seminar event done in Barbados
Do you have a
large group of
motivated people who would be willing to experience a
half-day or all-day seminar experience with Dr. Freeman?
Email your thoughts
as soon as possible so that you can get on The Freeman
Freeman latest book: "If Nobody Loves You, Create The
Demand: A Powerful Jolt of Entrepreneurial Energy and
Wisdom" -- Click on the cover to read the first
chapter and overview of the book. Promoting
vulnerability, pithy advice and reader-friendly content
Freeman has developed an intriguing approach to the
entrepreneurial journey, which has already connected
with many noted business experts ranging from Steve Forbes, Ken Blanchard, George Fraser,Cathy
Hughes, and Peter Shea to Brian Tracy, Janice Corley, Ben Carson,
Roger Dawson, Teri Woods, Rich DeVos and many others.