T h e Co-A u t h o r s . . .Don Griffin and Joel Freeman
D O N A L D B . G R I F F I N , M . A .
Don, an African-American is an accomplished human resources executive, an ordained minister, teacher. historian and counselor. Don is passionate about creating opportunities for maximizing the full potential of individuals, families, teams and organizations. Born and raised in Easton, PA, he currently works as the Head of Human Resources for a large company in New Jersey.
Don possesses a wealth of hands-on experience combined with a unique ability to simplify the complex and communicate with clarity to people of diverse backgrounds. He functions capably whether addressing the homeless in the inner city or to the concerns of executives in corporate boardrooms.
He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Lafayette College, a master's degree in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary, is a Ph.D. candidate in conflict management and is a certified behavioral analyst/consultant. An athlete most of his life, Don was co-captain of both his high school and college basketball teams and continues to enjoy sports.
being ordained in 1999, Pastor Don and his wife Brenda have
Pastures Community Church. Don as also serves as marriage
and family counselor. Residing in Pennsylvania, Griffin is a
loving and committed husband and father.
J O E L A . F R E E M A N , P h . D .
of seven bestsellers in 28 languages. Internationally sought-after speaker
and trainer. Serial entrepreneur. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives.
Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist.
Stone history expert. Multiculturally astute. Philanthropist. Motivational consultant to professional
athletes. Photographer. Award-winning film maker. A student of history.
Devoted husband and father. Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer. No
bull. No hype.
"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, he also coaches executives in their personal/ professional lives. Freeman facilitates seminars with leaders in the Federal Judiciary, music and entertainment industries, corporations, government agencies and heads of state of other nations. Dr. Freeman has also received rave reviews for his Black History and Diversity presentations.
All of the Kings and Queens of Africa were invited to attend a Pan African conference in Benin, West Africa, August 2002. Dr. Freeman participated in this event and is making a film about the past, present and future perspectives of the African Kingdoms. Feel free to participate in his latest book project, The Moment.
In October 2004 Dr. Freeman was a keynote speaker for the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA). Three conferences were held in Botswana, Kenya and Senegal to make it easier for member and affiliate school faculty/administrators/staff to attend. Because of generous donations to the The Freeman Institute Foundation, Freeman was able to donate a copy of the DVD film to every international school library in Africa. In 2007 he returned to speak again for AISA in Ghana and Kenya.
As husband (Shirley) and father of four children (David, Jacob, Jesse and Shari), Freeman resides in Maryland.
VIDEO: Dr. Joel Freeman on Fox News
Channel discussing the event at the
The Freeman Institute®
Black History Collection
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.
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