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Dr. Fred Soto

Supervisory Manager for Employee Engagement, Diversity and Veterans Outreach

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy


Dr. Fred Soto is a widely acclaimed strategist, innovator and leader of projects to improve people, process, and performance. He brings interdisciplinary expertise and seasoned experience in the areas of employee engagement, human capital, talent management, process improvement, diversity, and organizational transformation.  Dr. Soto was invited by former Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Barry to instruct and guide his innovation: The Five Conversations: How leaders Release the Potential of People. One senior leader described the Five Conversations as “the Rosetta stone for employee engagement”!  During his detail at OPM he also served on the team that developed the “People and Culture” recommendations for the Presidents Management Council. 


 Dr Soto is a multi-published author in the fields of Diversity, EEO and Strategic Leadership and has authored over 50 motivational presentations and several innovations to improve employee engagement. Dr. Soto holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship.  He also holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management.  He has completed the Cornell University, Advanced Diversity Practitioner Certification and holds certifications in Equal Opportunity Management and Organizational Effectiveness.  He is a licensed martial arts instructor and was inducted into the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  Other accomplishments include being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for International Diversity Leadership and Training Excellence.  Dr. Fred Soto can be found on LinkedIn.


Scope and Awards: With thirty years of hands on diversity and strategic leadership experience, Dr. Soto has helped hundreds of executives, organizations and over a half million people to enhance their potential!  Dr. Soto is an Army Veteran whose awards include The Commander's Award for Excellence, Commanders Award for Civilian Service, The Superior Civilian Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, Two Army Commendation Medals,  Commissioner's Task Force Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous certificates and commendations from community and advocacy organizations.

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