Frieda K. Edgette is a former government affairs specialist and lobbyist turned certified leadership coach, neuropolitics professor and political well-being pioneer. She has facilitated more than 150 civic change initiatives on five continents, and has helped more than 1,000 emerging and veteran political leaders navigate through unpredictable environments, including corporate, nonprofit and political campaign C-Suite executives, US secretaries, and parliamentary ministers. She teaches a course on stereotypes and politics at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, and designed and instructs resilient leadership at Stanford University Continuing Studies – the first of its kind. Frieda has published in Harvard Business Review, GOVERNING, Campaigns & Elections, US News & World Report, and Mindful, and has appeared on C-SPAN Washington Journal on leadership, strategy and mindfulness. She is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, as well as a Co-Active Professional Certified Coach. She has a MSc in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Political Science, a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is trained in mindfulness and compassion cultivation. She also founded Courage to Run, an initiative that cultivates the “inner game” of civic leadership.