Crafting World-Class company culture

Save thousands in HR when your employees never want to leave. Watch productivity go through the roof. Offer lower salaries but still get the best talent. That’s what a world-class company culture can get for you and your company. Nick understands how to craft a culture that adds smiles to employee’s faces and dollars to your bottom line. The proof is in the pudding: College Hunks Hauling Junk wins the “Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and Best Places to Work every year.

Becoming & building better leaders

Great leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. If you can't develop great leaders in your organization, you become a bottleneck to the explosive growth potential of your company. In this speech, Nick reveals that it all starts with becoming a Level-5 leader yourself, leading your team with humility and vision. Groups will learn how to get to the next level of leadership and improve their communication to, in turn, build better leaders. He discusses how they have perfected this process at their multimillion dollar national franchise, using College Hunk’s success to showcase the effectiveness of their leadership system. Sharing lessons-learned, Nick provides actionable takeaways for other organizations get to this next level of success as well.

Breakthrough Branding & Publicity

College Hunks Hauling Junk has appeared on more reality TV shows than the Kardashians, has been featured in every major media publication including two appearances on Oprah, and has become a household brand in a crowded industry. How did they do it? In this talk, Nick will reveal the three simple steps to generating more brand awareness and media exposure, as well as how to leverage it for business growth. When it comes to becoming a top-of-mind brand, audiences will learn from an entrepreneur who has mastered the art.

Find Your Why: Creating Purpose and Values in your Organization

Without a WHY, your business is a ship without a sail, floating in the wind. From an organizational level to an individual level, purpose and values build loyalty, longevity, create a community, and are necessary to achieve your long-term vision. And they’re good for impacting your bank account, too! But how do you go about discovering your purpose? In this speech, audiences will learn how the turning point for College Hunks Hauling Junk's success was when it defined its own purpose: to “Move the World.” Nick shares a framework for discovering one’s own purpose and values, as well as how to ingrain them into any organization or personal path to success.

Generate Loyalty with WOW service

In the old days, a happy customer told one person and an unhappy customer told 10. Now with social media, an unhappy customer has the ability to tell thousands. Now, more than ever, the client experience is the most important key to business growth and sustainability. It's easy to create one-off instances of WOW service in your company. But how can you make every customer's experience just as incredible? College Hunks Hauling Junk has received world-class customer service reviews that have compared their moving experiences to a "Disney-like" experience... By leveraging the customer service experience you can exponentially grow your business.


  • How to hire and train a customer-focused team
  • The best service-recovery process for unhappy customers (it's not what you think)
  • How to systemize each customer touch point to ensure every customer has a unique WOW experience.
  • How to manage, protect, and leverage your online reputation, which is more important than ever.

Franchising to the next level

Your business may be a fit for franchising, or it may not... But no matter your structure and growth strategy - the principles of franchising can be applied to your business to scale it rapidly. Learn how to make your business much more valuable by making it “franchise-able” even if you don’t intend to franchise it. Learn to work ON your business, not in it - because people don't fail, systems do. And get an inside look on the good, bad, and the ugly of the franchise industry - and the meta-strategies that are game changers if your company is fit for franchising.

Leading with vision & creating your future

Team members no longer want to be told what to do. They want to be inspired, and they want to share in responsibility of the results. They want to help you build a vision. Customers, investors, and employees all buy into a vision. It's the lifeblood of a fast-growing company. But how do you craft one? Nick will show you the way, with a unique and effective vision-building exercise. He'll show you how to guarantee your company's future, track and measure the progress towards your vision, and how to tie it in with your company's core values.

Leading a Millennial and Gen Z Workforce

College Hunks Hauling Junk is one of the largest employers of millennials and Gen Z in the country and has even been featured on MTV's hit show, Job's That Don't Suck. In this talk, Nick will discuss how to better understand this generation and unlock their potential – maximizing their talent, work ethic, and creativity in the workforce. He’ll share tried-and-true strategies to leverage this generation, removing the often uncertainty and frustration around the millennial workforce.

Custom Topic

Nick can customize his speeches and workshops specifically tailored to your event and audience, combining multiple topics or doing something completely new just for your event. Just ask!

From Van to Franchise: A Hunk’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Over a decade ago, Nick Freidman was just twenty-two when he co-founded the junk removal company College Hunks Hauling Junk with childhood friend Omar Soliman. In this talk, he tells the story of how they transformed a college summer gig (hauling junk with his Omar’s mom’s van) into a multimillion-dollar, national franchise with more than 150 locations. Committed to helping more people become entrepreneurs, he provides lessons-learned from being president during College Hunks’ monumental business growth and shares an actionable framework for how groups can launch and grow a successful company through patience, persistence, and consistency.

Recipe for Success = Capacity + Motivation + Information – Interference

According to one of Nick Friedman’s mentors, “You’re never going to be a success unless you admit to yourself that you already are.” And although we are successful, we must always have the ambition and desire to improve upon it. In this talk, Friedman provides audiences with the proven success formula he’s built at College Hunks Hauling Junk – Capacity + Motivation + Information – breaking down how to leverage each of these elements for greater performance and results. He also discusses the missing ingredient, interference, and how eliminating the things that get in our way is the key to achieving higher levels of results.

Additional Topics

  • Leadership
  • Branding
  • Core Values
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchising
  • Generating publicity for your business
  • Taking risks
  • Setting goals and Achieving your vision
  • Following your passion
  • Achieving a New Definition of Success

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    Executive Director, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®, Values and Ventures Program at Texas Christian University

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    Director of Business Creation, The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership