"One of corporate America's most powerful people."
Internationally acclaimed motivator Sidney Friedman was one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. Standing ovations demonstrated how effectively Friedman inspired his audiences with the penetrating insight and practical wisdom he continued to acquire during his career in professional sales and corporate management.
Known throughout the world as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Friedman did more than just talk about extraordinary success—he lived it.
He was president and chairman of the board of Corporate Financial Services (CFS), a Philadelphia-based insurance, financial planning, and consulting firm employing more than two hundred people. He also managed three other companies and spoke to audiences across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
For more than twenty years, Friedman was a member of the International Top of the Table, a division of the Million Dollar Round Table. Fewer than thirty people in the world shared this distinction at the time. Not only was he the president of this group, but he was also the president of the Twenty-Five Million Dollar International Forum. This honor he claimed as his, and his alone.
In order to give something back to his community, Friedman founded the Philadelphia chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity devoted to fulfilling the dreams of terminally ill children.
Professionally, he shared his wisdom with others in his regular column in the National Underwriter (Life & Health edition), as well as in his other books, How Successful Do You Really Wanna Be?, Never Let Up, and How to Make Money Tomorrow Morning.
Sidney Friedman passed away on November 13, 2003.