RICK FREEDMAN is founder and principal consultant at Consulting Strategies Inc. Based on principles from his book "The IT Consultant", Rick trains, mentors, and coaches consultants and project managers in consulting behaviors, strategic selling, agile project management and business consulting skills. Rick's course "Consulting Skills for IT Professionals" is delivered around the world, helping IT professionals learn the "soft skills" of collaboration, communication, negotiation, and facilitation that they need for successful engagements.
Mr. Freedman has 30 years of experience as a strategic consultant, both as an employee of large corporate organizations like Citicorp and Dun & Bradstreet, and as a Principal Consultant for Cap Gemini and Intel. Rick's clients include Microsoft, HP, Motorola, NASA, BP, Marriott, Verizon, H&R Block, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The US Dept of the Treasury, The US Army, Sega, Bank of NY, and The People's Republic of China. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.