Frieda K. Edgette

Frieda Edgette
Adjunct Professor

Frieda K. Edgette is Founder and Principal of Novos Consulting, a global civic-minded organizational strategy and coaching consultancy operating at the intersection of politics and innovation. Drawing from a decade of public affairs experience, Frieda has led more than 150 cross-sector change initiatives in five continents and advised emergent to seasoned political leaders in more than 26 states. Past projects range from: major community culture changes, cross-sector partnerships that expand access to government services, multinational mergers, public policy visualization to implementation, strategic planning for PACs, coaching national campaign operatives, team building for public employees, training aspiring local electeds to veteran Ministers of Parliament, to one-on-one political leader coaching to increase performance whilst cultivating well-being.

Believing in everyone’s responsibility to give back, Frieda is a former U.S. State Department Professional Fellow in Turkey and Southeast Asia, and county commissioner. She has facilitated more than 1,000 local, state and federal appointed and elected government leaders through mindfulness sessions to build personal and social resiliency. Frieda has been published in the Harvard Business Review, GOVERNING and Campaigns & Elections on leadership, wellness practices for campaign life and mindful strategy. Lastly, in April 2013, Frieda founded Courage to Run, a leadership initiative that cultivates the inner game of civic leadership.

Frieda has a Master of Science in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an International Coach Federation certified executive coach. She holds a Development Award in Group Facilitation from the Institute of Leadership and Management, a Resource Development Award in the Science of Happiness from the University of California, Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from the University of California, San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in History and Women, Culture and Development from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Classes Taught

PMGT 6474 Stereotypes and Political Strategy