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Joel Freeman

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Joel Freeman
BornJoel A. Freeman
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  1979 - present

Joel A. Freeman is an American author, trainer and motivational speaker.[1] Freeman is the founder of the Freeman Institute Foundation.[2] He is a business coach to executives, corporate trainer, conference speaker, workshop facilitator, and organizational culture change specialist.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Joel grew up in a town of about 2,000 people in western Canada (Three Hills, Alberta). He currently resides in Maryland.[5] Freeman completed his Masters of Science in Psychology from Loyola University (Baltimore, MD).[6]


Freeman served in player development for NBA's Washington Bullets/Wizards from 1979 to 1998.[7][8] He is the author of If Nobody Loves You Create The Demand,[9] which argues that merely having a profound business idea, a product or service does not guarantee the success of a business. In his book, he demonstrates the skills and tools necessary for individuals starting a new venture.[10][4]

Freeman has studied Israel and Greece. He leads annual educational tours for groups wanting to travel to either of those regions.[11] He loaned one of his Rosetta Stone replicas to the National Cryptologic Museum, NSA, Ft. Meade, Maryland.[12]


Freeman won the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "We Share The Dream" Award.[citation needed]


  1. "Things that Matter: How your personality impacts your success | Barbados Advocate". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  2. "Rosetta Stone Gets a Modern Spin: Interview with Joel A. Freeman – The National Museum of Language". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. "Is it Time to Reinvent Yourself?". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "A White Man's Journey into Black History - Part 1". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  5. "Workforce Ministries". Workforce Ministries. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  6. "Philadelphia Service Event Cradles to Crayons". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  7. "Dr. Joel Freeman". Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  8. "Former football star aims to motivate students". Retrieved 2019-01-16.[dead link]
  9. Wise, Mike (1994-12-25). "PRO BASKETBALL; Speaking Softly, Nailing Jumpers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  10. "Joel Freeman Black History Collection United Nations Slave Trade". Retrieved 2019-01-16.[dead link]
  11. "Jerusalem - Capitol of Israel - Joel Freeman". BlogTalkRadio. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  12. "National Cryptologic Museum Foundation : NCM/CCEI : National Cryptologic Museum : Acquisitions : Acquisitions Archives : Code & Cipher Items : Rosetta Stone Replica". Retrieved 2019-01-16.

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