Chief Celebration Officer
FRIEDMAN & ASSOCIATES
Scott Friedman, Certified Speaking Professional, and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), speaks over 80 times a year on employee innovation & engagement, customer experience 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,” “Happily Ever Laughter—How to Engage Any Audience,” “Using Humor For A Change,” and “A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace.” He is also the co-author of four additional books.
Scott is the 2013 NSA Cavett Award Recipient, presented annually to the NSA member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding respect, service, honor, and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession. Scott was awarded the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2013 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Award. ”This award honors those rare individuals who by visionary hard work and creative insight have positively changed the global meetings and events industry community.
Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott co-founded Together We Can Change the World (TWCCTW.org), a 501c3 foundation focussed on anti-trafficking, social business, clean water, and the health and education of less fortunate girls and women. Currently they have over 25 projects in seven SE Asian countries.