Author of the Little Book on Big Ego
"Joel is such an engaging and dynamic speaker. We’ve been honored to have him speak on numerous occasions. His keynote presentation (“Big Ego”) has been one of the most intriguing and eye opening talks for our millennial workforce. The presentation is informative, thought-provoking, and highly interactive. Joel’s high energy and passion are infectious!"
Mina Evans-Alston, Corporate Manager Leadership Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Joel Epstein, author of The Little Book on Big Ego, and Founder/CEO of Friction Factor, has years of experience dealing with out-of-control egos in stressful situations, and has learned that understanding EGO is the key to success.
By the age of 27, Joel was the youngest Branch Manager for SunTrust Mortgage. He quickly rose to the top of his profession and was recognized nationally for his accomplishments. His professional stats tell the story: managed over a billion dollars worth of loan transactions, helped 5,000 plus buyers navigate one of the most stressful experiences today - purchasing a home.
Joel saw how this stress brings out the “Ego Monster” in everyone; not only the buyer but the seller, the real estate agents and everyone involved. So he systematically learned how to calm and control all those ego flare-ups, and discovered his true passion - helping others achieve their goals and dreams.
For the last two decades, Joel has helped some of the largest companies in the country exceed their sales goals and develop productive corporate cultures. Some of his clients include: Under Armour, Lockheed Martin, Project Management Institute, University of Toronto, Wells Fargo, and Keller Williams.
Joel has appeared on numerous radio and television programs in the US and Canada to discuss ego. Some of the national radio and television programs Joel has appeared on include: CNN, Fox, Access Hollywood, NBC, ABC, CW, Sirius Satellite Radio, ABC Radio Network, and USA Radio Network.