Karen Friedman
Chief Improvement Officer; Author, "Shut Up and Say Something"
Karen Friedman Enterprises

Karen Friedman is an international communications expert who has worked with executives on four continents. Author of the best selling book "Shut Up and Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners" (Praeger 2010), she heads Karen Friedman Enterprises, Inc. which teaches professionals how to become more powerful persuasive communicators.

An expert in message development and performance improvement, Karen was tapped by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to provide media and political training for women in South and Central America. Her firm is recognized for rolling out numerous media and speaker training programs with significant expertise in leadership communications. Frequently quoted by top-tier media including Forbes, Business Week, Yahoo Finance, the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, she is also a columnist for American City Business Journals nationwide and a contributing author to "Speaking of Success: World Class Experts Share Their Secrets".