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Frieda K. Edgette, an international executive coach and organizational strategist with a political-consulting background, leads Oakland, Calif.-based Novos Consulting. She has facilitated the development of more than 150 cross-sector change initiatives in the United States and other countries, working not only with governments, civic innovators and political action committees but also with leaders in real estate, hospitality, health care, sports and recreation, financial services, technology, and arts and culture.

Edgette has served on the boards of a number of local, national and international leadership programs and is a former vice chair of the Alameda County, Calif., Human Relations Commission. In 2013, she founded Courage to Run, a leadership initiative dedicated to developing cross-sector women leaders committed to public service.

Edgette has a master's degree in organizational and social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

August 31, 2015

An Online-Training Primer for the Public Sector

It's gotten harder to get government workers the training they need. Virtual learning can help to fill the gap.
August 12, 2015

Public Leadership and the Collaboration Imperative

It's an approach that's critical for the public sector. A San Francisco project illustrates the qualities that are needed.
May 21, 2015

The Personal Side of Public Leadership

To be effective, government leaders need to nurture some key traits.