Freeman's presentation of the
material was both masterful and
dynamic." Judge Richard Conaboy, Chairman, US Sentencing
For 20 NBA seasons I served as player development
mentor and character coach to the Washington
Bullets/Wizards team --
surviving 6 coaching changes.
These types of experiences have
given me a
unique inside perspective
into team chemistry,
change management, cultural
intelligence and winning/losing at the pro level.
Because of my rigorous training
and eclectic life
planners from around the world
call upon me to facilitate top-knotch
events and keynote addresses for
all types of organizations.
Perhaps even yours...
Internationally sought-after conference speaker
about dynamic, fun-filled excellence
astute, with travels to 55+ countries
entrepreneur | Professional
globally as a specialist in helping organizations unlock the
potential of their human capital
coach to executives
culture change specialist
trainer | Rosetta
Stone history expert
of numerous awards, citations and honors
| Motivational consultant
Mentor to pro athletes
Critical Incident Debriefing coach
an on-going love/hate relationship with technology
leader to Israel & Greece
distracted and mesmerized by
street performers and/or live music
husband and father
singer and extremely bad dancer
Speaking in a
packed gym about bullying to well over 1,500
students...Gastonia, NC. "Coulda heard a pin drop..."
When you call, ask why the Shaq shoe in
Dr. Freeman with leaders of multinational companies
(Male', Maldive Islands)
Joel speaking at a corporate seminar
in Barbados (Hilton)...sponsored by the Preservation
(March 23, 2018)
when NBA great, Phil Chenier's #45, was
retired by the NBA Washington Wizards.
Joel with good friend, Phil
Having a blast with a bunch of C-Suite
executives in the AOL
is extremely knowledgeable
and a great communicator. Everyone in our group was very
impressed with his presentation. We will have him back
-- Don G.,
Deputy Chief, National Counterterrorism Center
presented at our company-wide sales meeting, a captivating
sales program of personality and behavioral styles. He was
real, engaging and warmly received by the team. Joel fluidly
adapted his presentation to the programming quirks and made
the entire morning appear fully rehearsed and well produced.
Most important though was the pay-off. Dr. Freeman got into
our heads and souls as he asked the important question, why
we do what we do. Quietly, yet powerfully, he took us from
'interesting' to 'trembling'; from nodding our heads in
agreement to wiping away a tear!"
-- Alan K., V.P. Sales, Premier Dental
Freeman’s wit, winsome style, organized presentation and
strong knowledge of the subject combined to make an
indelible impact upon the morale, productivity and general
emotional climate of our team.
value that has been added to our interaction with each other
can be traced back to this program. ..."
Burkhardt, MRI Area Leader, GE Medical Systems
There's more about Joel below, but first a brief message
for event planners:
When you need
your event to be a smashing success, you need to be
able to rely on your speaker to meet your
needs, to deliver on his promise. After
all, if it’s your responsibility to make the
event a success, you don’t want to leave
things to chance.
Joel Freeman has earned a solid reputation.
For more than 25 years, he has been called
upon by meeting planners and executives from
Fortune 500 companies, government agencies,
educational institutions, non-profit
organizations, Heads of State,
civic organizations, and professional
associations to provide the message that can
make a difference. And in critical
situations where the message really does
need to make a difference.
" Please give me the next
240 seconds of your
time. Watch the video(s). Read my
Check out the 5-star
reviews, written by
other event planners
with similar high
travels to 55+
countries, I'm a
professional. You need to be able
to rely on your
speaker to meet your
exact needs. And
Call me. You'll
that I'm the right
guy for your
"I was surprised by the mastery
with which Dr. Joel Freeman presented the material and the impact it
had on me and my staff..."
Field Production Supervisor,
Entertainment TV, Hollywood
Dr. Freeman will
facilitate a dynamic, customized, world
for you that will meet your needs...giving
more value than receiving in
payment for services rendered. (410.991.9718).
Event planners give 5-star-ratings to Dr.
Freeman for ~ Value.
THAT WILL RING BELLS
AT YOUR ORGANIZATION
The Curiosity-Driven Life
Connecting Now With
Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
All Stressed Out And Nobody To Choke
Enhancing Your Emotional
A White Man's Journey Into Black History
When Strangling Someone Isn't An
Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!®
If Nobody Loves You, Create The
Lessons From Blades of Grass in a Concrete
IGNITE (or re-ignite) Your
How Your Personality Impacts
Your Organization's Success
When Emotional Intelligence, Blind Spots and
The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking the
Code to Your Team's Success
Professional Bloodsuckers: Dealing With the
People Who Drain You of Your
Six perspectives of Joel’s animated
speaking style at a training event for all
the Carrier Corporation leaders in the
~ CARRIER'S RESPONSE TO
THIS EVENT ~
Freeman did an outstanding job as our
keynote speaker. The presentation was
inspiring, thought-provoking, and great at
connecting with the audience in a
straightforward manner on leadership, team
building, and career issues. We would have
him back to present in a heartbeat."
The Freeman Institute Black History
Collection showcased at the United Nations
exhibit (500,000+ visitors)
Dr. Freeman helping to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. on Fox News Channel
A great year. The year the first transistor radio came
bursting on to the scene. Also it was the year when the NBA
created the 24 second shot clock, which created more
intensity and action in the game of pro basketball.
Dr. Freeman facilitating a large business
event in Colombo, Sri Lanka
with those and other remarkable breakthroughs and change agents
bouncing baby boy was born to parents inhabiting a
quiet Maine village.
No special super-powers were immediately
observed, but they soon discovered that an abundance
of mischief had somehow emerged as a part of his DNA.
A few years later the Freeman family
moved 3,000 miles away to Western Canada (Alberta).
about his early years below...
forward. Now the resume'/obituary-type stuff -- 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 Freeman Institute® (TFI), of which Dr. Freeman is
company with nine main arenas of expertise:
Dr. Freeman being interviewed on Canadian TV
Freeman participated in a Pan African Conference
(Fall, 2002) addressing tribal warfare, AIDS and conflict
management, with well over 100 African Kings and Queens
in attendance (Benin, West
Africa). Dr. Freeman is currently
several films including, African Kings: A Journey Into The Past, Present and Future of African
Freeman, Ph.D. CHIEF MISCHIEF
Listen. And then listen
Approach every day with
curiosity and a sense of humor.
Address problems with
Give credit where credit
Start projects worth
finishing and then finish them with excellence.
Give more value than
receiving in payment for services rendered.
Customize each training
experience to meet specific needs.
Do the details with
Act with purpose and
Paint all the way to the
edge of the canvas.
Gratitude for everything.
A seasoned, well-traveled veteran, Joel has an
list of satisfied clients ranging from the Prime
Minister of Grenada (and his senior advisors), top
government official & business professional of Nigeria, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and
Permanent Secretaries of Barbados
to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Keller Williams,
Service, Defense Security Service (DSS), Rutgers University, National Security Agency (NSA), E! Entertainment Television, Blacks In Government
(BIG), NASA, Verizon, FBI, GE, Defense Threat Reduction
Agency (DTRA), EMI Music Group, Ikea, NRC, CDC, NTSB, YPO, DISA, NIH, Coakley & Williams Hotel
Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA), National Counterterrorism Center, US
Sentencing Commission, Billboard Music Group, National
Counterterrorism Center, Nigerian National Assembly
Service Commission, Black
Public Relations Society, European Council of
International Schools (ECIS), many pro athletes and
executives around the globe.
Looking for a
seasoned, proven speaker/trainer to inspire your audience?
YOUR SEARCH IS OVER! You're in good hands...
Dr. Freeman's most popular seminar/presentation titles:
------------------- Leading With "Why"
------------------ The Curiosity-Driven Life
----------------- Connecting Now With Later ----------------The
Surprising Benefits of Unselfishness
Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence --------------
Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
------------- All Stressed Out And Nobody To Choke!
------------ 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 Personal Success
---- When "Hurricane Bigotry" Collides With Common Sense
--- Business Wisdom and Life Lessons from an NBA Chaplain
-- The Mysterious Rosetta Stone: Cracking the Code to Your
- Professional Bloodsuckers: Dealing With the People Who
Drain You of Your
Time, Energy and Patience
venture. Freeman Publishing, was launched recently. With well over a half a million copies in print, Freeman’s
seven books and three DVDs have received rave reviews
worldwide, endorsed by notables like Steve Forbes, Julius (Dr. J) Erving, Cathy Hughes, Ben Carson, Brian Tracy,
Joe Frazier, Teri Woods, Ken Blanchard, Les Brown, Peter Shea, Rich DeVos, George Fraser, Pat Williams and Billy Graham -- books published
20 wonderful seasons Freeman served in player
development as veteran
mentor/chaplain for NBA’s Washington Bullets / Wizards
(retired 1998). (See
Wizards' history in logos)
-- available to be a sounding board for the players of the
team, some in upper management, members of the coaching
staff, and also players from other teams. To our
knowledge, the 2nd team chaplain in the
history of the NBA.
Duties involved team meetings before every home game,
counseling, studying with them, golfing, hanging out,
spending time together discussing top-of-mind issues,
helping new players and their wives feel welcome and a
part of a new team culture, keeping in touch with
their parents, and so much more. Absolute
confidentiality. Kind of a combined player development
assistant, empathic listener, kick-butt coach, mentor,
counselor, spiritual adviser, pastor and confidant.
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.
article Dr. Freeman wrote as a tribute to former Bullet's
player, Manute Bol who died on June 19, 2010. Joel was
interviewed in the well-reviewed film about Manute aired on TV
1978 NBA World Championship ring (80g, 14k gold)
making the audience laugh at Diversity
event for the Nuclear
Freeman has served as mentor to Sports World ('98-'04), at
the time an organization
with 13-15 ex-pro athletes who speak to close to a million
young people every year.
is a Diplomate member of the International
Sports Professionals Association (ISPA).
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.
of his Ancient Egyptian photographs have been published by McGraw-Hill, Teaching and Learning, Rosh
Gadol (Israeli science magazine for kids), Nelson
Educational, the Pharaoh's
Curse video game and utilized in countless educational
As a State of
Maryland Board certified professional counselor
behavioral analyst, he specializes in equipping individuals
with the tools to create proactive, motivated personal and
business environments. His
initiatives in government agencies, the corporate world,
small businesses, and nonprofit organizations have
received exceptional evaluations and references because of
his articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking style
Dr. Freeman is the Founder of
The Freeman Institute® Foundation. -- Funds are being raised
to donate a copy of a number of resources, including the Return To Glory film
(and other resources) to prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities and schools in
Recently the award-wining film 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
The Freeman Institute®
Black History Collection (genuine items...oldest 1553)
examining a Black History document with world renowned
motivational speaker, Les Brown.
Authentic, priceless slave ball, with handle (50 lb.) -- #3
written on it, for "trouble-makers", manufactured late 1600s
-- used on the London-based slave ship, Henrietta
Marie, the oldest identifiable slave ship wreck in the
world (summer, 1700) ; featured in National Geographic's
2. Three Wedgwood jasperware black on white Anti-Slavery
medallions, with the bound slave on the front, and the words
"Am I Not A Man and A Brother?" around it.
Also, a rare 1800s antique bronze figure of man (weighs 18 oz.) in medallion.
3. One-of-a-kind signed letters/albums/contracts/sheet music from Nat King Cole, Dizzy
Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, B. B. King, Ethel Waters, Pearl
Bailey, Miles Davis, Fats Domino, Quincy Jones, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr.,
Grover Washington, Jr., Count Basie,
Mills Brothers, Ozzie Davis,
Lena Horne, Four Tops, Cicely Tyson, James Brown, Charlie
Pride, Bo Diddley, Bobby Blue and others...
4. A rare 1838 (third edition) copy of Phillis Wheatley's book,
"Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, A Native African
and a Slave" -- Includes memoir, George
Washington's letter to Wheatley, preface by John Wheatley,
plus poems by another slave, George Moses Horton, with
introduction and letters. And also the 1773 edition of the
Gentleman's Magazine -- first published mention of Phillis
Wheatley's book, first printed in the UK, paid for by the
Countess of Huntingdon.
5. The actual check Pearl Bailey was paid for her part in the
movie, "Porgy and Bess. The check was signed with two
signatures -- Pearl Bellson and Pearl Bailey.
6. The actual signed contract for Ethel Water's book, "His Eye
Is On The Sparrow."
Click Here to view more of TFI Collection's 3,000+ items & images.
training event for the American
Association of Airport Executives (AAAE...Alexandria, VA)
Responding to questions posed by members
of an entrepreneur club in Northern Virginia.
Many documents and artifacts from The Freeman
Institute Black History collection were showcased
in the United Nations' 75-day "Transatlantic Slave
Trade" exhibition (both 2011 &
2012) held at the UN headquarters in NYC.
Well over a half a million visitors reviewed both exhibits at the United Nations
(2011 & 2012).
Also some of Freeman's items have been
featured in the ongoing UN-sponsored exhibition
traveling around the world (Madagascar, Switzerland, Turkey,
Bolivia, Sierra Leone, Colombia, South Africa, Mexico,
Cameroon, & more. [Press
Fox News Channel segment about the
Black History Collection showcased at
"Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit (NY)
Freeman has also exhibited items
from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection in a number of
other venues around North America,
including the White House Communications (WHCA), Rutgers
University, Harlem Book Fair, US
Department of Justice, NSA, Frostburg State University, NOAA,
EPA, NASA, NPR, Howard University, Blacks In Government,
Eastfield College, FBI, Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
US Secret Service, NTSB, and many more sites.
Black History 365: An Inclusive Account of American
Dr. Freeman is co-authoring a comprehensive K-12
Black history curriculum...available to all of the
15,000 public school districts across America. Click
on the image (to the left) to be taken to the
website (with FAQs).
This ground-breaking curriculum contains ten units
-- a timeline covering history from ancient Africa
to modern times. Everyone is encouraged to contact
their regional Superintendents. Here are the
grade bands covered by the curriculum:
Dr. Freeman has been the recipient
of numerous awards, citations, and honors. An example of one
is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "We Share The Dream"
Award, with Baltimore Mayor as keynote speaker and the
Governor as another honoree at the oldest annual MLK
awards dinner event (est. 1988) in the Baltimore/Washington
Training two different delegations of High Commissioners from the
Nigerian National Assembly Service Commission
Commission is responsible for hiring, training, motivating, disciplining
and firing all government workers in Nigeria|
Dr. Freeman is a popular speaker on the topic of Black
History, speaking at Blacks In Government, NASA, Department
of Justice, NIH, Verizon, ICE, Frostburg State University, Walter Reed Medical
Center, AISA (Association of
International Schools of Africa), SSA, FBI, ASALH (Assoc. for the
Study of African American Life & History), Baltimore City
Community College, Los Alamos National
Laboratory and many other organizations around the world. On
certain occasions, Freeman will bring 20-30 pieces of the TFI Black History
Collection when invited to speak on the intriguing
White Man's Journey Into Black History"®.
Freeman collects and studies vintage handwritten
letters and first edition books, especially from the 16th
century all the way to mid 20th century. He's a big fan of
primary source material. Dr. Freeman has cobbled together an
a comprehensive article
"Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist."
In it he seeks to provide an even-handed definition and
critique of both Afrocentrism & Eurocentrism. Read it
Dr. Freeman with one of his full-
size replicas of the iconic Rosetta Stone
What would motivate a White man
to be interested in
< Click on image for brief response.
The Freeman Institute
Black History Collection.
< Click on image
In 1980, Dr. Freeman
initiated the idea for
Shepherd’s Guide, a
comprehensive directory of values-centered businesses in
Baltimore. Today, under the
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 discussing the incredible historical drama surrounding the
Rosetta Stone at an event in Maryland
greeting participants at an event with the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in DC
Ever the educational entrepreneur, Dr. Freeman has
developed a number of models of the famous
Rosetta Stone, including a
full-size, museum-quality 3-D replica, a "lost wax"
fine art bronze, a 3-D digital holographic image, and
more. One of his Rosetta Stone replicas was used on the
set of the movie "Night At The Museum 3."
Freeman officially launched the Rosetta Stone replica project at the
Library of Congress (DC) in 2009, with his popular presentation, "The
Mysterious Rosetta Stone" A Code-Crackin' International
Treasure." Freeman has presented on that same
topic at the National Security Agency (NSA) and other
entities. There are many organizational wisdom lessons
to be learned by your group about cracking the codes
to: collaboration, leadership, team work, conflict
resolution, cultural competency, creativity and
productivity. He also has developed a short film, "Rosetta
Stone: Replicating a Mystery."
Rosetta Stone Replica
Captivating an audience of over 1,200
students at an "anti-bullying"
event in DC.
(When you call, ask why he is holding the Shaq shoe)
Editor-in-Chief of the 32-page
Freeman has developed a unique model designed to strengthen families
by addressing felt-need issues like child rearing, emotional
intelligence, dealing with aging parent, cyberbullying, etc. --
along with compelling interviews with such notables as Joni
Eareckson Tada, Manute Bol and more. The goal is to create regional distribution pockets with
this free magazine throughout North America and then the rest of the
Dr. Freeman is the host of "The
Entrepreneurial Connection" -- a set of 72 free
radio 5-minute programs being picked up by radio networks
around the world.
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, historical & contemporary significance
of the famous Rosetta Stone, multicultural competency, emotional
intelligence in corporate life, and more.
A number of years ago, Joel
promised his children that when they reach 15 each one could
go anywhere in the world with him. Feel free to
about these trips and view
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,
housing, basic human rights and a greater purpose for their lives."
-- Dr. Joel Freeman
TRAVELS: Dr. Freeman has traveled to 55+
countries around the world. Here are the top
international travel experiences of Freeman's
life so far (in no particular order): 1. Great
Pyramid at the Giza Plaza in Cairo and Fort
Rashid (where Rosetta Stone was found by Lt.
Pierre Bouchard) 2. Three-day safari at
the Masai Mara Game Preserve in Western Kenya --
unbelievable experience! (twice) 3.
4. Montrose Jazz Festival, Switzerland.
5. Paul's Prison and Catacombs in Rome,
Italy...plus Venice, Naples, Pisa and Turin.
6. Hiking throughout the Qumran Caves and
ruins of Jericho, and then swimming (floating)
in the Dead Sea, Israel. 7. Red Square,
8. Berlin Wall, Germany. 9.
10. Pyramids of Mexico. 11.
"Fire-n-Ice" Iceland and the Blue Lagoon. 12.
Beaches of Barbados.
13. David Livingstone's home site,
14. Badagry (Nigeria) slave port and also
slave ports in Benin, Ghana, Togo, Mombasa
(Kenya) and other similar sites. 15. DMZ,
South Korea. 16. Scuba diving off the
Great Barrier Reef, Australia -- Ayer's Rock and
other sites in the Land of Oz. 17. Isle
of Krk, Yugoslavia. 18. Around the coast
of Northern Ireland.
19. Majdanek Nazi Concentration
Camp in Lublin, Poland.
20. Gliding through the
jungle on a zip line, Belize. 21. Panning
for gold in northern Maine. 22. Beaches
of Dominican Republic. 23. Sifting
through some of the archaeological debris at the
Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Operation in
Israel. 24. Fishing for salmon in Alaska
& British Columbia, or fishing for northern pike
in Alberta...or just plain fishing.
A younger Freeman, with
in the background, while on vacation in
San Francisco with his wife & family
25. Banging drums on a lazy summer Sunday
afternoon in the Woodstock, NY town square with
about 50 others...some old time hippies. 26.
Hanging out with the family at home. 27.
White water rafting for 15 kilometers of
rough rapids & waterfalls in the Dominican
Republic. 28. Off-road 4-wheeling 40-50 kilometers around the ancient hills of
Cruising in the water around the Maldive Islands. Much more...
Of added interest, Freeman's grandfather (on his mother's
side), Gerhard Schroeder, was the Volost
Secretary of the
White Army during the Russian Revolution (view the
Freeman has been
quoted or written about in many articles and periodicals including:
Nation News (Barbados), Atlanta Constitution-Journal, New York Times, York
Daily Record, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, The
Guardian (Lagos, Nigeria), The Guardian (Nassau), The
Tribune (Nassau), NBA News and
many other media outlets (e.g. Fox News Channel, ABC, NBC,
Dr. Freeman has special interest in the archaeology,
history, geography and topography of the land of Israel and
surrounding countries in the Middle East. His depth of
knowledge of that region of the world permits him to
function annually (every March) as a guide for groups traveling
to that area. If interested,
click here to check
out his next trip to the region and then contact him.
A student of human
behavior, Joel gets great delight out of watching
"the lights go on" as people of all shapes,
sizes, and hues increase the quality of their
understanding about themselves and others.
"...Inventive. Intelligent. Smart.
Brilliant. Creative Genius.
A little weird, but strangely Einsteinish."
One journalist stated, "Dr. Freeman is a man with a big heart and of varied interests...with a number
of arenas of expertise. Some have called him a renaissance
man..." To the casual observer it may seem that he is scattered
all over the place with many projects. Ten miles wide,
three inches deep. His close friends know that he has a
strategic purpose for everything he does. In fact there are no more than two degrees
of separation between any two projects that have inspired his
i Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
-- St. Francis of Assisi i
is a bulldog with a smile. He only starts projects that
are worth finishing. And then he finishes them...even if it
takes longer than previously anticipated -- inspiring others
to take advantage of the developed resources. He has said, "I
love working on big ideas and once I have purposed to take on
a project, I am willing to hear ten thousand
no's to hear that one yes." Freeman goes on to
state, "And it's also a lot of fun accomplishing, with God's
help, what others have said couldn't be done."
Bush in the White House
As a social entrepreneur, Freeman believes in doing good
while doing well. Utilizing the multiplication
principle, his whole purpose and motivation is to reach
millions in this generation with win/win, high-impact,
relevant resources and educational/inspirational
projects that are multicultural-friendly, easy to
duplicate, and are economically sustainable.
The next time Freeman speaks at your
organization, play a very special version of
Let him know that you are playing and he may even
help you win. Also, review one of Dr. Freeman's
finest, most popular and widely requested
click here. By
the way, you might also want to view a picture of
Pride and Joy.
Remember, mischief is in his DNA.
65 years of marriage, Dr. Freeman's parents (Katherine, 90 and
Arthur, 91) passed from this life into eternity only 33 days apart (in early
2009). Joel has cobbled together a tribute site to honor them
click here. You are about to
meet two incredible people. Joel, his brother (Steve)
and two sisters (Nancy and Beth) have pledged to continue the
legacy of their parents with integrity, generosity,
perseverance and with extravagant gratitude to God.
Joel grew up in a small town of about 2,000 people in
western Canada (Three Hills, Alberta). Left home at the
know-it-all age of 17. Gave parents a whole lot of
By the time this picture (>) was taken, Joel had hitch hiked thousands of miles for 18-20 months
around North America. Alberta. British Columbia.
Washington. Oregon. California. Montana. New Hampshire.
Vermont. Massachusetts. Maine. And much more.
Slept beside the road many nights. Met many fascinating and kind people.
Asked a lot of questions. Learned much about people at
street level -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Experienced a lot and lived to talk about it. Life
turned around in Maine...late 1972. Repaired
relationship with parents about a year later. Developed
a brand new passion and purpose for life.
Still a hippie at heart -- cleverly disguised as an
educator/innovator, entrepreneur & professional
facilitator/speaker -- motivated by the curiosity-driven
INTRODUCTION AT AN EVENT If
here for a printer-friendly version
of Freeman's bio, which
includes some points people generally use when introducing him at an event.
Joel Freeman with long time friend...MC Hammer
with US Congressman, Elijah Cummings at Howard
University in DC
with good friend, George Muresan (NBA player,
facilitating an all-day event for the employees,
agents and other
leaders at the SECRET SERVICE headquarters in DC for
the 7th year in a row
leads educational, all-inclusive tours of Israel & Greece every
year. Here is one of those groups.
on image above to learn more about the next tour)
speaking at an event with C-Suite executives at the
AOL Headquarters (Dulles, VA)
salmon fishing off the coast of British Columbia,
with Shirley (wife) in Corinth, Greece -- with the
Ionian Sea in the background
golfing with two sons -- Jesse and David
"I am a wealthy man whenever my adult kids want
to hang out with me"
Family picture taken back in 2007 (L-R): David,
Joel, Shirley, Shari, Jacob, Jesse
with an Advisory Board member of his Foundation,
Cathy Hughes (Founder, Radio/TV One)
Dr. Freeman at the United Nations
"Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit.
Twenty documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History
A photo of the huge area in the main
hall near the United Nations visitor's entrance
at the United Nation's "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit in NYC
(16 March - 30 April, 2011).
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black
History Collection were showcased.
More items from the Collection are exhibited behind the walls.
speaking to 1,500+
students at a school in NC
Dr. Freeman discussing a painting from his
collection at a
US Department of Justice Black History Month event (click on photo above for more info about painting)
Freeman meeting with
His Excellency, Arthur
General (retired) of Bahamas
Dr. Joel A. Freeman is the keynote speaker at many
Black History presentations and
training events around the world. At this Black History Month
in the Washington, DC region, many participants
stayed afterwards to review
documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History
Everyone's tuned in to Wii
FM (What's In It For Me).
The Freeman Institute provides a
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...He speaks in exchange for money. What a
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