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


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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.”

War at Home

A continuing keynote that picks up where HOPE AND PURPOSE finishes, Dr. Friedman draws from the liberties we are privileged to have in this country and identifies the many factors that keep people from experiencing true personal freedom. He recounts various trials he faced after returning from combat, from dealing with PTSD and family relationships to the continual struggle in finding your identity and freedom. Damon encourages his audience by empowering them to overcome the challenges in their own lives. A powerful message for an audience that wants to be moved into action.

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.

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. Originally designed for the military community, it is now available to executives and professional athletes. 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.

SPEAKING engagement

Feb 3

Wesley Chapel, FL

Saddlebrook Resort

Feb 19

Ocala, FL

Candler Hills Golf Club

Mar 10

St Louis, MO


Mar 17

Wesley Chapel, FL

Saddlebrook Resort

Apr 9

Destin, FL

SOFM Destin Gala

Apr 22

Laguna Hills, CA

Crossline Comm Church

May 13

Roseville, CA

Roseville City Awards

May 29

Yuba City, CA

A Grateful Nation Remembers

Jun 13

Tampa, FL

South Tampa Fellowship

Jun 14

Tampa, FL

Moffitt Cancer Center 

Jul 8

St. Pete, FL

Florida Voluntary Bar

Sep 15

St Louis, MO


Oct 23

Lexington, KY

Immanuel Baptist Church


Damon is an incredible speaker, motivator and an even better person. We have had our event for 20 years and I have never had as much positive feedback as I have this year.

Glenn Crockett

Director - Beast Feast Arkansas
As Director of Clinic Services for over 19 years, I am able to say that Damon Friedman is by far the best speaker I’ve heard at our annual fundraising events.

Kay Morton

RN, BSN, RDMS - Thrive Women’s Clinic
He is so inspiring…his energy resonated throughout the auditorium. A message of courage and faith connected with each man there.

Rich Sasser

Director of Men - Battle Brothers Men's Conference
Get in, buckle up, and hold on for an adrenaline filled journey toward fulfilling your ultimate purpose!

Phil Seay

Lamb’s Chapel
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
We’ve had many different types of speakers at our Annual Veterans Appreciation brunch over the years, but no one has come close to bringing the tenacity, authenticity, and energy that Dr. Friedman brought to the room.  His personal story of resilience, service to our country and love for people was...

Anthony Teague

Program Director - Florida International University





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