About Marsha Friedman

Personal Development Coach, Professional Speaker & Trainer, and Inspiring Author

Understanding your strengths, working with your strengths is effortless.  Time flows.  When you don’t work to your strengths then you struggle.  You’ll achieve more and find joy when you work toward your strengths. 

I want to help you find your strengths.

-Marsha Friedman 


Get to Know Marsha

Marsha Friedman is a personal development coach and the principal and founder of MEF Consulting Group.  Her purpose is to help other people succeed by recognizing their strengths and encouraging them to use and build on them.  The thought of talent wasted, time wasted, energy wasted, and possibilities wasted fuels her personal mission.

The thought of optimizing your talents, time, energy, and possibilities is what fuels her personal mission of guiding you to your full potential.

As a coach, Marsha guides mid-level managers, small business owners and individuals to their full personal and professional potential by helping them identify and overcome the hurdles standing between them and their vision of success. Her exceptional combination of passion, interpersonal skills, and leadership expertise has made her an exceptional leader and coach. 

Prior to founding MEF Consulting Group, Marsha was the head of learning and organization development for Diebold Global Service Logistics.  Her 30+-year career at Diebold spanned across the organization from finance to customer service and from operations to organizational development.

Marsha co-facilitates Summit Networking Group for executive level job-seekers in Summit County and is a facilitator for the Corporate University at Kent State, Stark. She is the author of the recently published Surviving and Thriving Despite the Drama: 7 Remarkable Strategies to Regain Control, Develop Resilience, and Rewrite Your Own Happily Ever After Ending. 

Marsha is a lifelong learner with a BS in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University.  She holds certifications as a Registered Corporate Coach™, Master Trainer, Myers Briggs, and DiSC facilitator, and Distinguished Toastmaster.

Marsha is an active member of Athena International, the Copley Chamber of Commerce, the International Coaches Federation, and Toastmasters International.  She serves as Treasurer of Beth El Congregation and co-chairs Knitzvah (knitting & crocheting for local charities). 

Marsha is the mother/step-mother of four and grandmother/step-grandmother of nine who enjoys cooking and sharing meals with her family and friends and working out.  She is passionate about live theater, films, dark chocolate, and good wine!

Want to chat with Marsha?

Whether you need a coach, a speaker, or want to know more about how Marsha can help you find your strengths to build your success, Marsha can talk to you about your goals!



phone: 330.603.1890

P.O. Box 4221
Copley, OH 44321

About Marsha

Marsha is passionate about helping you succeed by recognizing your strengths and encouraging you to use and build on them. The thought of optimizing talent, time, energy, and possibilities fuels her personal mission of guiding you to your full potential.