Dr. N. Elizabeth Fried
Ranked as one of the World's Top 15 Most Influential Coaches

Dr. Elizabeth Fried, author, speaker, consultant, and executive coach has been president of N. E. Fried and Associates, Inc, dba The Learning Engine for 37 years, serving over 1500 clients. Her firm received the 2019 Global Business Insight Award for Best Business Executive Coaching Center and in 2018 was honored with the North American Business Award for Best Development & Training Services Provider in the Western USA.   In 2017, her firm received the California State Business Award for Best in Executive Coaching & Excellence Award for Leadership Training Programs. Additionally, the San Diego Business Journal’s 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Book of Lists named her firm among the Top 15 Executive Development Companies. In 2012 she was ranked for the third consecutive year as among the world’s top 15 most influential executive coaches by coachinggurus.net, now: globalgurus.org. Personally, she was a finalist nominee in 2016 by The Connected Women of Influence for a lifetime legacy award and recognized by the California Senate and Legislature for this honor.

Elizabeth served a two-year term as the president of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance and prior to that, contributed in other board member roles for an additional four years. She volunteered as supervisor of graduate students from Alliant University and was named Supervisor of the Year. Additionally, she served on the Columbus, OH Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters as VP Public Relations and received The Richardson Award in her role as an outstanding big sister.

She is committed to The Honor Foundation, which serves special operation forces Military, such as Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders, Delta Force, and Green Berets. There she provides pro bono coaching services to help these special operators transition to the civilian workforce. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Navy Paddle for her extensive donation of time, talent, and treasure. Elizabeth received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and has been repeatedly invited to speak to national, regional, and local professional conferences and business groups.

Additionally, since 2016 she has served as board member of The National HouseCheck Foundation, which is dedicated to funding protective and prevention services for those suffering from domestic abuse. 

As she has entered this next chapter of her life, she has She enjoyed helping film students with their projects and has appeared in a variety of films, often in lead roles.  Examples include:

 Options for All:  A WAD OF LIES 2019

Chapman University:  RETURN OF LADY MACBETH 2019

 She has also appeared in paid TV and online commercials.  Examples include Reverse Mortgage on ME TV in 2017, Holiday and Dining Room reginal commercials for LIVING SPACES in 2019 and 2020, and Online public Service Announcements for Planned Parenthood.


Partial Client List:

ACCO Brands  Breg
Chevron Chemical Coopers and Lybrand
Department of the Interior Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
GE Aircraft Engines Hilton HHonors
Insul-8 Johnson & Johnson
LG InfoCom USA Matsushita Avionics Systems Corp
Memphis Light Gas & Water Ms Foundation
New York New England Telephone National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
Ohio Society of CPAs Ropes & Gray
The State of Ohio's Lottery Commission Tiffany & Co.
Solatube, International Towers Perrin
Sharpe Electronics Victoria's Secret
Walt Disney World WalMart Stores, Inc.
Wendy's International World Minerals

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