William Friedman, M.S.

Sr. Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration Consultant & Executive Coach

The HRC Team ConsultantBill Friedman has consulted to organizations for more than thirty years focusing on improving effectiveness as well as creating alignment and clear lines of sight to build organizational success. In the area of leadership development, his expertise includes assessment and development of team effectiveness, administering leader assessments, communication, conflict management, negotiation skills and performance management. Bill also works extensively on culture-shifting with significant focus on diversity and inclusion across a wide array of industries. Additionally, he has consulted to small and mid-market organizations in the areas of strategic planning and culture alignment. His clients include Fortune 500s, and firms in the biotechnology, engineering, financial, governmental, health, human service, law, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to external consulting, Bill spent four years as Harvard University’s Assistant Director of Career Services for the John F. Kennedy School of Government where he was responsible for the placement of graduate students, as well as the City of Chicago’s Assistant Director of Real Estate and Senior Budget Analyst. As the Assistant Director of Real Estate, he was charged with streamlining operations.

Bill earned his Master of Science in Human Resource Development from The American University and NTL Institute following his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard College. He additionally maintained membership in the National Organization Development Network for many years.