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leadership

Empower people to act by showing them how they can make a difference. They guide and mentor followers, modeling exactly how and where they can make an impact and inspiring them to do so. 

ideology

The system of beliefs that guides the movement and dictates the mission, basically it’s the foundation shared by all the members of a movement. Pursuing causes that align with the fundamental understanding of the world and our core values. 

organization

The internal workings and operations; the structured bureaucracy for administering and carrying out the work of the movement. The organization serves the movement.

strategy

The outward expression of the organization which articulates the process in connecting and communicating, as well as contextualizing a message with people and institutions in the wider world outside of its own walls 

“I have long believed that a group of individuals with a common purpose are the key to making any kind of lasting change. In Igniting Movements, combat veteran Damon Friedman proves this to be true, and describes the core values and skills which are necessary for a movement’s success. Pragmatic but compassionate, Igniting Movements can teach all readers about the power of leveraging humanity’s collective potential—and critically, shows us that our potential may well be limitless.” -GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL

igniting movements

Igniting Movements draws upon historical movements and movement theory, interviews with the executive leadership of today’s most exciting global nonprofits, real world experience leading humanitarian operations, and a career as a decorated special operations officer in the United States military. “Hope, drive, and faith are not alone enough to spark a global movement. Visionary leadership, a shared cohesive ideology, effective organizational structure, and powerful strategic messaging—these are the “Four Pillars” around which effective movements are built and real positive change is made. In Igniting Movements author and decorated Special Ops officer Damon Friedman provides a model using these pillars for building effective movements and inspiring people to come together under a singular vision to make the world a better place.”

become a World Changer

Do you want Dr. Damon Friedman to teach your leaders how to become World Changers? In addition to sharing his incredible story, Dr. Friedman provides four blocks of powerful instruction: Leadership Characteristics, Ideological Formation, Organization Construct, and Strategic Output. Here is a sample from his lecture PPT

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Korengal Valley: STO receives Bronze Star with Valor

Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, poses with Maj. F. Damon Friedman, AFSOC special tactics officer, after presenting him with a Bronze Star medal with Valor Nov. 13, 2013, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Friedman was awarded the Bronze...

Friedman inspires crowd at TISD Veterans Day ceremony

By Travis Detherage Nov 14, 2016 Damon Friedman told the crowd what it means to be a champion during the Terrell Independent School District’s Veterans Day ceremony last Friday morning at the TISD performing arts center.  Lt Col Friedman is a decorated combat...

Let Us Remember

by Chad | Sep 12, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 comments By: Lt Col. Damon Friedman– Do you remember how our world changed 16 years ago today? An extreme terrorist organization conducted a strategic attack against America on our own...

Moody Audio- Damon Friedman

Damon Friedman Lt Col Damon Friedman, a decorated combat veteran of the United States Air Force, originally received his commission in 2000 as a Marine Corps Officer. Damon later transferred to the Air Force Spec Ops elite and served four combat deployments to Iraq...

Korengal Valley: STO receives Bronze Star with Valor

Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, poses with Maj. F. Damon Friedman, AFSOC special tactics officer, after presenting him with a Bronze Star medal with Valor Nov. 13, 2013, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Friedman was awarded the Bronze...

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Honored With ‘Spirit Award’ for Work with Vets Struggling with PTSD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYFGPn11rg It's a startling statistic: An average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day, according to the latest data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  And doctors say there's strong evidence that those suicides often stem...

Endorsement

“Incisive, motivating, and applicable—Damon Friedman draws upon his military capabilities and life experiences as he empowers visionary leaders with practical insight and expertise as they embark on a mission to change the world. Igniting Movements is a must-read for people driven to make an impact.”

Bobby Bowden

Coach - Two-time NCAA football champion - Florida State University

“Damon’s desire is not only to be a transformer, but an igniter, and to see others carry that torch as well. Hence the book in your hands, Igniting Movements. In this work, Damon communicates how movements really catch fire. First, he explores how they have ignited in history, then he creates a reproducible model, and finally, he applies those…

Ryan Bolger

Professor - Fuller Theological Seminary

“Deep passions and vision drive us to leave our mark on humanity, but few of us ever see that come to fruition. The shortfall is often our inability to “ignite movements,” to rally others into a shared passion and common vision to change the world. Special Operations Combat Leader Damon Friedman shares with us principals of leadership, ideol…

Chad M. Robichaux

Force Reconnaissance US Marine- Pro MMA champion - Founder and president, Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

“I have long believed that a group of individuals with a common purpose are the key to making any kind of lasting change. In Igniting Movements, combat veteran Damon Friedman proves this to be true, and describes the core values and skills which are necessary for a movement’s success. Pragmatic but compassionate, Igniting Movements can teach a…

GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL

Former Commander - US Forces Afghanistan - Joint Special Operations Command

“In Igniting Movements, Damon Friedman, has laid out a path for any leader who wants to make a change in the world for the good. He walks the reader through pragmatic steps in how to ignite a movement, from finding your purpose to developing your strategy. I recommend this book for any reader wanting to make a difference.

Chad Hennings

Former A-10 pilot/ Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Dallas Cowboys - US Air Force/ NFL
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