Scott Friedman, Certified Speaking Professional and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), speaks over 60 times a year on employee innovation & engagement, customer experience, productivity and how to create a happier, healthier workplace.
In addition to being the CCO—Chief Celebration Officer—at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations, A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace, Happily Ever Laughter—How to Engage Any Audience and Using Humor For A Change. He is also the co-author of four additional books.
Scott now spends 35% of his time speaking throughout Asia and the gulf region. Given Scott’s 25+ years of speaking experience in Asia, he offers each client a global and culturally sensitive perspective. His varied global experiences have brought him success in many industries including hospitality, meetings, real estate, insurance, financial services, banking, technology, healthcare, education and government. Scott’s strength is assessing the culture of the organization, industry and region and creating a customized program relevant to the needs of each client.
As a Global Speaking Fellow, one of only thirty-three in the world, (designated by the Global Speakers Federation), Scott continues to have a strong presence both domestically and internationally.
Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott co-founded Together We Can Change the World (TWCCTW.org), a 501c3 foundation focused on anti-trafficking, social business, clean water and the health and education of less fortunate girls and women. Currently they have over 20 projects in six SE Asian countries.
"I loved your talk at the recent HR Summit in Dubai and found it most unusual and innovative in its approach. I hope to incorporate the ideas that you communicate so effectively to our community."
“I love your new Celebrate program! It’s the perfect blend of entertainment and usable ideas! I’m already plotting my next surprise.”
“As usual, Scott, you did a fantastic job! Your evaluation score and all the positive comments say it all! Your upbeat message was a great start to the day. I will definitely sing your praises to my education directors around the country.”
“I want to compliment you on your performance. You are a very smart guy. When you and I spoke, I had no idea how you were going to use the stuff we discussed. The result was that you were able to talk about our industry as if you intimately knew it. That impressed me.”