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Scott Friedman CSP ,CSPGlobal

Scott Friedman, one of only 40 Global Speaking Fellows in the World, and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), speaks over 50 times a year on employee innovation & engagement, customer experience and how to create a happier, healthier workplace.

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's programs have been well received across industries with a good blend of humor, inspiration, audience interaction and relevant content.

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 (MPI

Scott co-founded Together We Can Change the World (, a 501c3 foundation focussed on anti-trafficking, social business, clean water, and the health, education and empowerment of less fortunate girls and women. Currently they have over 20 projects in six SE Asian countries.

Latest Articles


A Missing Passport Leads to a Lesson in Gratitude

Published on 12/05/2016 under Humour, Motivation

On Gratitude:      I awoke in Montana with a smile on my face knowing I would be in Singapore in approximately 30 hours with stops in Denver and Tokyo along the way.  Easy riding until Tokyo, where the lesson in gratitude really begins.      Upon entering security to pass through to my connecting international […]


Delivering a Happier, Healthier Culture

Published on 12/03/2016 under Innovation/Creativity, Management, Productivity

Late in 2014, I had the great privilege of interviewing Ramesh Kumar Singam, the country manager for FedEx in Malaysia. We’d originally met at the American Chamber of Malaysia’s Workforce 2020 event. Based on our discussion, I have drawn the following conclusions:  A Manager’s Job is to Remove Obstacles in the Way of Success Everyone […]


The Legacy of Robin Williams

Published on 12/01/2016 under Communication /Voice, Culture, Humour

Like many of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Robin Williams’ passing.  Few could deny that he was one of the world’s greatest comedy creators and personalities of our time.   His passing showed us that, while it may appear that life is good for someone from the outside, we can […]


Turn On Your “GPS”

Published on 02/12/2016 under Health/Wellness, Motivation, Productivity

The “Celebration Mindset” You already have it! The innate desire to celebrate and be celebrated.  In fact, our brains are hard-wired to be magnetically drawn towards a “reward” state, or a state ripe for celebration. With a little “recalculation” and open reception we can learn to access and enjoy a better state of mind and life. […]


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