Dr. Friedman holds a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller and is currently pursuing Executive Education in Non-Profit Leadership at Harvard University.


Initiation Fee

Keynote topics

Empower people to change the world for good

Hope and Purpose

Described as “extraordinary,” Dr. Damon Friedman holds nothing back as he speaks about his life’s challenges. Damon conveys the hard lessons he learned raised in the streets of downtown Los Angeles; how he was able to persevere through some of the fiercest combat in Iraq and Afghanistan; and finally, the events that led to a life-changing experience. Damon’s moment of clarity altered the trajectory of his life and revealed his ultimate mission. Shared with passion and intensity, Damon’s testimony is one that listeners have praised as gripping, powerful, and heartfelt. “Recognize your purpose, find your superpower, and change the world for good.”

Be Resilient

Resiliency is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or the ability of an object to return back to its prior shape. With 20 years of experience in military special operations, Dr. Damon Friedman tackles the topic of resiliency through lessons learned leading elite military operators and over a decade of experience in the non-profit realm revolutionizing veteran care. Specifically designed for military and veteran communities, Damon provides relevant and applicable tools to help build resiliency through his organization’s nationally recognized program the Resiliency Project; which focuses on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health.

World Changer

As a prior commander within special operations and now a leader in the non-profit community, Dr. Damon Friedman passionately communicates the challenges of leading elite organizations. Reflecting from his military service, doctoral studies, and non-profit experience, Damon instructs executives with topics such as: “Finding Your Purpose,” “How Good Leaders Attract Committed Followers,” and “The Shared Convictions that Unite a Movement.” From his nationally recognized book, Igniting Movements, Damon empowers leaders to be world changers with an instructional focus on leadership, ideological factors, organizational construct, and strategic output.

Faith in Action

Damon Friedman digs deep and shares his faith. Reflecting on some of the greatest leaders in the history of Israel, Dr. Friedman brilliantly extracts the invaluable lessons learned from warriors like King David, Joshua, Moses, and some of the most influential teachers such as Elijah and Paul. He poses hard questions that engage the audience on what it means to establish a legacy, serving with honor and integrity, and understanding your purpose and mission. As a person of conviction, Damon leaves his audience with powerful life lessons that will change a person’s worldview to live a more meaningful life, one where faith is put into action.

SPEAKING engagments

Apr 23

Laguna Hills, CA



May 1

Destin, FL

SOFM Destin Gala

May 31

Yuba City, CA

A Grateful Nation Remembers


Jul 4

Houston, TX


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Damon has a great ability to relate to audiences and move people to action. Also, his presentation style is superb – engaging and energetic.

Terry Sanders

Retired Chief of Police - Police Safety Consultant AMIC/MWCF

An electrifying keynote address at our 2019 Kickoff. It blew the team’s doors off and left them energized and unified by his message that together, we can change the world!

Linda Massarella-Aiosa

Marketing Director - On Top of the World, Adult Retirement Community

Engaging, exciting, and relevant. I highly recommend Damon for any age audience!

Brian Snow

Director - Christian Unified Schools at Shadow Mountain Community Church

“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 imp…

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 …

Ryan Bolger

Professor - Fuller Theological Seminary

“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 want…

Chad Hennings

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

“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 Friedm…

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 …


Former Commander - US Forces Afghanistan - Joint Special Operations Command





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