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Work-Life Integration Expert & Wharton Professor of Management and Leadership Development

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 Stewart Friedman Biography

Stewart Friedman is an expert on work-life integration and balance. He is also the author of several business books and a professor of management and leadership development at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friedman, recognized by many as the world’s foremost authority on leadership from the point of view of the whole person, created the Total Leadership program while serving as the senior executive for leadership development at Ford Motor with the purpose of improving work performance and employee satisfaction. He taught leaders at all levels how to find mutual value among the domains most important to the individual. Praised by such leading lights as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Total Leadership is revolutionizing companies’ approaches to human resource management. Since his days at Ford, Friedman has presented to and consulted with major corporations seeking to replicate the strategy that transformed the American automaker and catapulted Friedman into the position of top expert on creating and maintaining a psychologically healthy corporate culture.

An inspiring and provocative speaker, Friedman delivers engaging keynote addresses and conducts immersive workshops globally on leadership, building trust, creating sustainable change, and strategic human resources issues. Telling riveting stories and drawing on hard facts, he breaks through the either/or thinking that has dominated the discussion about work and life. He says “Work/life balance is the wrong metaphor,” and shows audiences how they can pursue what he calls “four-way wins” by being real (acting with authenticity), being whole (acting with integrity), and being innovative (acting with creativity). Total Leadership has demonstrated it can improve employee well-being and performance by finding harmony among the various dimensions of life.

Friedman has been on faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1984. His courses – routinely oversubscribed in both Wharton’s full-time MBA program and its Executive MBA program – produce the next wave of innovative thinkers who then implement the Total Leadership framework in their lives and across their organizations, enabling them to mindfully address and remedy issues such as performance management, employee engagement, resilience, well-being, diversity, and inclusivity. According to The New York Times, students speak of him “with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude, and rock star adoration.”

He has been recognized twice as one of HR’s Most Influential International Thinkers and as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers” three times by Thinkers50. In 2015 he won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award in the talent management field. He’s published 50+ articles for HBR.org, including one listed first among Harvard Business Review‘s Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013. He was chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents and was honored by the Families and Work Institute with the Work Life Legacy Award.

The author of more than 50 articles for HBR.org, including one listed first among Harvard Business Review’s Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013, Friedman’s 2014 best-selling book, “Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life," builds on another best-seller, 2008's “Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life," which has been translated into seven languages. Listeners from around the U.S. and Canada tune in weekly to his “Work and Life” radio show on SiriusXM.

Friedman worked for five years in the mental health field before earning his doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on a number of boards and has advised a wide range of companies and public-sector organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Labor and State, the United Nations, and two White House administrations.

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Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life

Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life

Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family

Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family

Leadership Succession

Leadership Succession

Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Work and Family - Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Work and Family - Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Integrating Work and Life: The Wharton Resource Guide

Integrating Work and Life: The Wharton Resource Guide

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership

  • Work/Life Integration

  • Management

  • Change Management

  • Enhancing Your Reputation by Building Social Capital

    Everyone needs the support of others in order to succeed – at work, at home and in the community. So how do you cultivate your reputation as someone others should want to help? In this high-energy session, Stew Friedman teaches the fundamentals of social capital – understanding the practical meaning of “six degrees of separation,” the universality of the reciprocity principle and more – and then leads an interactive exercise in which all attendees ask for help and give it to others. Not only does everyone gain real, practical assistance on a project that matters to them, attendees learn how to cultivate their networks by discovering what others need and providing it in a low-cost way that works. Employees at all levels in organizations as diverse as KPMG, the OECD (Paris) and Ford Motor Company have enjoyed and valued the experience of actively learning how to design and enact a strategy for building lifelong support by enhancing their reputations as people worthy of others’ trust.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stewart Friedman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stewart Friedman for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stewart Friedman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stewart Friedman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Stewart Friedman

Work-Life Integration Expert & Wharton Professor of Management and Leadership Development

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Stewart Friedman Biography

Stewart Friedman is an expert on work-life integration and balance. He is also the author of several business books and a professor of management and leadership development at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friedman, recognized by many as the world’s foremost authority on leadership from the point of view of the whole person, created the Total Leadership program while serving as the senior executive for leadership development at Ford Motor with the purpose of improving work performance and employee satisfaction. He taught leaders at all levels how to find mutual value among the domains most important to the individual. Praised by such leading lights as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Total Leadership is revolutionizing companies’ approaches to human resource management. Since his days at Ford, Friedman has presented to and consulted with major corporations seeking to replicate the strategy that transformed the American automaker and catapulted Friedman into the position of top expert on creating and maintaining a psychologically healthy corporate culture.

An inspiring and provocative speaker, Friedman delivers engaging keynote addresses and conducts immersive workshops globally on leadership, building trust, creating sustainable change, and strategic human resources issues. Telling riveting stories and drawing on hard facts, he breaks through the either/or thinking that has dominated the discussion about work and life. He says “Work/life balance is the wrong metaphor,” and shows audiences how they can pursue what he calls “four-way wins” by being real (acting with authenticity), being whole (acting with integrity), and being innovative (acting with creativity). Total Leadership has demonstrated it can improve employee well-being and performance by finding harmony among the various dimensions of life.

Friedman has been on faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1984. His courses – routinely oversubscribed in both Wharton’s full-time MBA program and its Executive MBA program – produce the next wave of innovative thinkers who then implement the Total Leadership framework in their lives and across their organizations, enabling them to mindfully address and remedy issues such as performance management, employee engagement, resilience, well-being, diversity, and inclusivity. According to The New York Times, students speak of him “with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude, and rock star adoration.”

He has been recognized twice as one of HR’s Most Influential International Thinkers and as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers” three times by Thinkers50. In 2015 he won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award in the talent management field. He’s published 50+ articles for HBR.org, including one listed first among Harvard Business Review‘s Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013. He was chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents and was honored by the Families and Work Institute with the Work Life Legacy Award.

The author of more than 50 articles for HBR.org, including one listed first among Harvard Business Review’s Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013, Friedman’s 2014 best-selling book, “Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life," builds on another best-seller, 2008's “Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life," which has been translated into seven languages. Listeners from around the U.S. and Canada tune in weekly to his “Work and Life” radio show on SiriusXM.

Friedman worked for five years in the mental health field before earning his doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on a number of boards and has advised a wide range of companies and public-sector organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Labor and State, the United Nations, and two White House administrations.

Stewart Friedman Videos

  • Professor Stew Friedman on Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader ...
    Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, spoke to alumni in San Francisco as part of the Wharton Knowledge for Action Lifelong Learning...
  • Talking Management: Stewart Friedman
    Wharton Business School Professor Stewart Friedman talks with McGill's Karl Moore about his program Total Leadership and how to be a leader in all...
  • Lead the Life You Want: A Big Think Mentor Workshop
    In this lesson, Friedman introduces us to the three areas one needs to polish to ensure four-way wins. Friedman is a professor at the Wharton School...

Stewart Friedman Books

Stewart Friedman Speaking Topics

  • Leadership

  • Work/Life Integration

  • Management

  • Change Management

  • Enhancing Your Reputation by Building Social Capital

    Everyone needs the support of others in order to succeed – at work, at home and in the community. So how do you cultivate your reputation as someone others should want to help? In this high-energy session, Stew Friedman teaches the fundamentals of social capital – understanding the practical meaning of “six degrees of separation,” the universality of the reciprocity principle and more – and then leads an interactive exercise in which all attendees ask for help and give it to others. Not only does everyone gain real, practical assistance on a project that matters to them, attendees learn how to cultivate their networks by discovering what others need and providing it in a low-cost way that works. Employees at all levels in organizations as diverse as KPMG, the OECD (Paris) and Ford Motor Company have enjoyed and valued the experience of actively learning how to design and enact a strategy for building lifelong support by enhancing their reputations as people worthy of others’ trust.

FAQs on booking Stewart Friedman

  • How to book Stewart Friedman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stewart Friedman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Stewart Friedman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stewart Friedman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stewart Friedman?

    Booking fees for Stewart Friedman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stewart Friedman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stewart Friedman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stewart Friedman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stewart Friedman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stewart Friedman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stewart Friedman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stewart Friedman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Stewart Friedman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Stewart Friedman generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marcus Buckingham, Gary Hamel, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Roger Martin and John P. Kotter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stewart Friedman for an upcoming event.

Stewart Friedman Speaker Videos

  • Professor Stew Friedman on Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader ...
    Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management, spoke to alumni in San Francisco as part of the Wharton Knowledge for Action Lifelong Learning tour.
    Talking Management: Stewart Friedman
    Wharton Business School Professor Stewart Friedman talks with McGill's Karl Moore about his program Total Leadership and how to be a leader in all areas of your life.
  • Lead the Life You Want: A Big Think Mentor Workshop
    In this lesson, Friedman introduces us to the three areas one needs to polish to ensure four-way wins. Friedman is a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and...
    Stewart Friedman: Wharton Management Professor, Leadership ...
    As founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program in 1991, Stewart Friedman initiated the university's required MBA and undergraduate leadership courses. He also started and directs the Wharton...

Stewart Friedman Speaking Topics

  • Leadership

  • Work/Life Integration

  • Management

  • Change Management

  • Enhancing Your Reputation by Building Social Capital

    Everyone needs the support of others in order to succeed – at work, at home and in the community. So how do you cultivate your reputation as someone others should want to help? In this high-energy session, Stew Friedman teaches the fundamentals of social capital – understanding the practical meaning of “six degrees of separation,” the universality of the reciprocity principle and more – and then leads an interactive exercise in which all attendees ask for help and give it to others. Not only does everyone gain real, practical assistance on a project that matters to them, attendees learn how to cultivate their networks by discovering what others need and providing it in a low-cost way that works. Employees at all levels in organizations as diverse as KPMG, the OECD (Paris) and Ford Motor Company have enjoyed and valued the experience of actively learning how to design and enact a strategy for building lifelong support by enhancing their reputations as people worthy of others’ trust.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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