The Artist of Recruiting, Paul Freed – Partner & Co-Founder of Herd Freed Hartz

Hear how Paul Freed built the Northwest’s most successful executive search firm, Herd Freed Hartz, while still having plenty of time for family and fun. When Paul was growing up, he experimented with several different career paths before realizing his talent for matching talent to their perfect role as a recruiter. In this episode, you’ll hear how his innate self-awareness guided his decisions, what inspired him to strike out on his own, and the method he uses to ensure a healthy work-life rhythm.

Action Principles

Pick one to do this week:

  1. Express belief in others. A great leader understands the power of growing the talent around him.  ACTION: Think of someone in your life who could benefit from that positivity and encouragement.
  2. Expand your scope. Try many different things to discover your talents and what you enjoy doing for fun. ACTION: Pick an activity you’ve been wanting to try and schedule time to do it.
  3. Reverse engineer your life. Knowing what lifestyle you want and planning in reverse will help you achieve it. ACTION: Schedule time to contemplate and write down the lifestyle you aspire to have one day.
  4. Don’t do it alone. Relationships create opportunities and offer invaluable support during your journey to success. ACTION: Reach out and offer to help someone you know, and use the opportunity to build a relationship with that person.

Guest Resources


Follow Paul Freed on LinkedIn. If you need recruiting help, check out Herd Freed Hartz.


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