Dr. N. Elizabeth Fried
Executive Coach, Author, and Professional Speaker

N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D. executive coach, author, and professional speaker will move your audience to action through solid content and an engaging style. Ranked in 2012 for the third year in a row among the top 15 most influential coaches in the world by www.coachinggurus.org 175 radio program in the US., Canada, and New Zealand.

Elizabeth is committed to helping her clients plan successful meetings. She works closely with the meeting planner and offers assistance to assure the event is well publicized and highly attended. She’ll provide promotional materials and arrange for interviews with the media. It is her regular practice to tailor each presentation to the client's needs by conducting personal interviews with key conference planners and attendees.

Elizabeth has served as president of N. E. Fried and Associates, Inc., since 1983, a California-based executive coaching firm firm.

Keynote Topics

Hiring Superstars:  How to Strategically Select Top Performers

We all want to hire passionate, top performing employees to help carry out and reinforce our vision, mission and core values, yet we’re often disappointed after they’ve come on board.  We’re puzzled because their resumes looked great—their skills matched perfectly, they worked for terrific companies, wowed us in the interview, and yet they still failed.  What are we doing wrong?  To unravel this mystery, Dr. Elizabeth Fried’s presentation, Hiring Superstars, sheds light on this phenomenon, by providing some surprising answers.

Join Dr.  Fried as she shares the latest hiring research that reveals the “secret sauce” for determining if a candidate is likely to be a top performer who is aligned with your organizational and talent management strategies.  She’ll provide new insight along with practical applications you can use immediately to evaluate your hiring strategies.  You’ll walk away with a clear roadmap for improving your hiring success that helps you save time, money, and aggravation during the process.   In her interactive and engaging presentation, you’ll learn:

·        The single biggest reason why new hires fail

·        How to determine what really constitutes success in your organization

·        Why traditional behaviorally based interview questions can pave the way for candidates to snow you big time with well rehearsed perfect answers.

·        What critical five questions to ask in every interview every time

·        How to unearth the characteristics of top performers who represent your core values

·        How to develop the right kinds of interview questions AND  how to create a set of  green light and red flag answers to guide your evaluation

·        Why you need less than a dozen questions to find out all you need to know about a candidate’s likelihood for success in carrying out your organizational strategy. For more information;  Hiring Superstars

Partial Client List:

American College of Health Care Administrators National Conference
American Compensation Association Certification Program
Arkansas State HR Conference
College and University Personnel Administrators Midwest Conference
Citizens Deposit Bank
Exel Logistics Quarterly Managers Meeting
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Training Meeting
Indianapolis Compensation and Benefits Professionals Meeting
International Association of Exposition Managers National Conference
International Society of Performance Instruction (Heartland Chapter)
Metro Phoenix HR Association Conference
Mid-Ohio Medical Management Association Conference
National Institute of Science and Technology Task Force Meeting
Northeast Regional HR Conference
Northern Arizona HR Conference
Ohio Medical Group Managers Association State Conference
Ohio Society of CPAs Leadership Series
Ohio Society of CPAs Annual Conference
SHRM South Conference
South Florida HR Conference
Sprint Great Lakes Career Meeting
State of Ohio  - Kaleidoscope Women’s Conference
TEC - Milwaukee
Victoria’s Secret Management Meeting
Walt Disney World Task Force Meeting

What others are saying about N. Elizabeth Fried


"Kudos to you for such an enlightening presentation at the PIHRA meeting! I was very fortunate to attend as a guest and reap the benefits of this meeting/agenda. In my prior role as an HR Manager, I walked through a similar experience and you are spot on! It appeared that everyone really enjoyed your wisdom. Again, Elizabeth, thank you for the Whitepaper and extras--they are appreciated."

Judy Lack
Permanent Placement Consultant

"Thank you for your presentation yesterday. Clear, entertaining, instructive. As an HR executive and manager, my mantra has been -- for years -- the manager owns the relationship with the employee (human resources is a resource)."

Kay Meckes
Sr. Account Executive

"Thank you for the great presentation yesterday at the NCPA meeting. I knew about the neural pathways think but it just really registered when you put up the slide. It is very generous of you to give us ALL books and the full presentation. Great message on many levels!"

JoAnne Stout
HR Generalist
North County Transit District

"Thank you Dr. Elizabeth! I really enjoyed your presentation at the NCPA meeting. Thank you for the book and autograph too. I loved your energy!"

Kimberly Goreham

"I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your presentation for PIHRA 7 in Long Beach,  and I am looking forward to using the nail and block demo! This has been one of our better presentations this year. Thank you--very impactful!

Michele J. Higuera
Employee & Clinician Services Consultant
Health Care Partners Medical Group

"Your session at the PHIRA Regional Conference in Pasadena was great! I'm  excited about passing the information I got from your session forward."

Hazel Moya
Human Resources
Teledyne Relays

“Thank you so much for your great presentation at the Midwest Region College and University Personnel Association Conference. The evaluations have been very high for your keynote address and your concurrent sessions. It was a tremendous pleasure working with you both in preparation for and during the conference. I have never worked with any speaker who spent as much time and effort learning about their audience so that they could customize the presentation to the needs of the group. That knowledge was evident in your presentation. Your involvement helped to make our conference one of the best we have ever had.”

Richard C. Gartrell
Wayne State University
Midwest Region
CUPA Conference Chair

“Dr. Fried provided our associates with an insightful and energizing evening. Her program showed us how to avoid becoming a victims of change. Comments on evaluations included: ‘She was wonderful;’ ‘I could have listened to her for at least a couple more hours;’ ‘I wish all of our members could have been here for this.’”

Rhonda L. Breit
Speaker Selection Chairperson
Sprint United Telephone
Women United/Minority Network

"Your presentation at ISPI was fabulous!  Nothing short of superlatives can describe your session.  The ISPI board members were all thrilled by the response we received."

Jerry Rampelt
Program Co-Chair
International Society of Performance Instruction
Heartland Chapter

“More than 400 women attended your session, describing it as ‘information packed,’ ‘provocative,’ and ‘highly entertaining.’ Participants gave your presentation style high marks, labeling you as ‘savvy and dynamic.’ Like the other women who attended, I also found the content outstanding and delivery vivacious.”

Kimberly McConville
Director of Legislative Affairs
Kaleidoscope '96 Steering Committee

“The survey feedback results are in and you received only high marks. I also received many positive verbal comments about your keynote throughout the day. I want to personally thank you for all the pre-conference preparation time you spent with me. You made my job much easier. If all the speakers I booked were as organized as you were, I would sign up for the job again. It was also very exciting to receive calls from people who heard your radio interview and wanted to come to the conference after hearing you.”

Julie O'Malley
Manager Human Resources
First Data Core

“Thank you very much for shaing your understanding and expertise on 360 degree feedback.  Your speaking engagement was a great success, and your presentation was flawless.”

Chad Johnson
Delphia Consulting

“It was a treat to be in the audience during your presentation at the Ohio Medical Group Management Association. Your dramatic style was very conducive to getting content across to the members. I'm enjoying your book too!”

Ruth A. Lander
Mid-Ohio Medical Management Association

“This year’s conference was very successful. Your presentation was outstanding and far exceeded our expectations. Much of that success can be attributed to your efforts. Elizabeth, it was a pleasure to work with you personally. The level of dedication and support you provided during the past several months was very encouraging. You worked closely with me from the beginning to meet our objectives. You made several contacts on your own to arrange media coverage, including newspaper and radio. This was a big plus for us, as we had not budgeted media advertising. Thank you for all your efforts.”

Jane Emberty
Human Resources
Northern Arizona Personnel Association

“This year’s program is one of the best ever held according to all evaluations and reports. Your high performance standards and the most excellent and appropriate presentation are what made this year's program the success it was. It was a pleasure to work with you on this project. Thank you again for coming to Idaho and for your excellent presentation.”

Joyce L. McDonald
INEL Diversity Forum

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