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The sole purpose of this speaking topics page is to provide you with the opportunity to review some of Mr. Fredenburg’s signature speaking topics and check out some of his most popular transformational speaking videos.

Although each of the speaking topics listed have a specific focus, Mr. Fredenburg is more than able to customize any of these topics to meet the needs of your next event! Happy Learning!

LEADERSHIP SELF-DISCOVERY 101 – DISCOVERING YOUR INNER LEADERSHIP SUPER POWERS WITHIN TO CHANGE THE WORLD!

In this power-packed leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg helps leaders establish a solid foundation by teaching them to how to discover their personal leadership super powers to change the world. He assists student leaders to develop a strong foundation by creating a clear perspective about self-awareness, strengths, purpose, passion, vision, and positive-thinking. He will also cover: purpose-driven leadership, value-based leadership, courageous leadership, visionary leadership, and character-driven leadership in the 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will increase their self-awareness as a leader and learn how to discover the leader from within to change the world by uncovering their strengths, passion, purpose, and vision.
  • Participants will find out why every leader needs to discover and lead with vision, purpose, passion, a positive mindset, exceptional character, and a quality set of values.
  • Participants will discover how to activate the courage from within to impact the world as a leader in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will increase their leadership capacity and learn how to become more effective at engaging, inspiring, and leading the members of their organizations.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Are You Emotionally Fit?

In this engaging and heartfelt leadership session, emerging and seasoned leaders will not only learn about the importance of emotional intelligence, but they will learn why 90% of high achievers possess this valuable leadership skill set. In addition, these same leaders will also learn how to increase their emotional intelligence so that they can be more effective at leading, dealing with conflict, building positive relationships, communicating with others, and avoiding the negative experience because of a lack of emotional intelligence as a leader.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will develop a solid working definition of emotional intelligence and gain a deeper understanding about the importance of being an emotionally fit leader in the contemporary work environment.
  • Participants will increase their leadership capacity and learn how to develop their emotional intelligence.
  • Participants will learn how to manage and respond to the emotions of others in their stressful, challenging, and pressure-filled moments as a leader.
  • Participants will learn about the positive correlation between emotional intelligence and effective leadership.
  • Participants will learn how to deal with conflict more effectively, be more civil with others they disagree with as a leader, and develop positive relationships with others.

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP 101! – LEADING WITH AN INCLUSIVE PERSPECTIVE!

Inclusion is a state where everyone within the organization is not only being valued, respected, and supported, but the organization is focused on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. Inclusive leadership is the practice of leadership that carefully includes the contributions of all stakeholders in the community or organization.

When this type of environment is effectively created by the leaders of an organization, people feel more valued, people are more inspired, people are more engaged and productive, people are more authentic, people communicate more effectively, and the organization is more unified to do greater things as a collective group.

In this engaging, transformational, and powerful leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg not only provides a solid working definition of inclusive leadership, but he helps emerging and seasoned leaders learn how to lead more effectively with an inclusive perspective. In effect, instead of just leading an organization, leaders who engage in this session will lead more with an inclusive perspective which will be more beneficial for the leaders and members of the organization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will discover the value, productivity, engagement, and impact that an inclusive leader brings to an organization.
  • Participants will learn about the different leadership characteristics and traits that make up an inclusive leader.
  • Participants will not only develop their cultural intelligence, but they will become more effective at leading diverse groups of people within an organization.
  • Participants will learn how to create an inclusive vision and organizational structure that enables everyone within the organization to feel empowered, valued, and positioned to reach their fullest potential.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of possessing the right perspective and what things to avoid as inclusive leader within a diverse organization.

Social Change Leadership 2.0! – Be the Change You Wish to See in the World!

In this power-packed leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg not only provides student leaders with a solid working definition of leadership, but he helps them identify the positive correlation between leadership, student activism, and evolving into agents of positive change.

In addition, Mr. Fredenburg also shares with student leaders a set of practical and applicable leadership strategies that will enable them to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will increase their leadership capacity by developing a solid and working definition of leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will identify the positive correlation between effective leadership, student activism, and positive change.
  • Participants will learn how to create positive change through a set of foundational and applicable leadership strategies that were displayed by the student leaders at the University of Missouri.
  • Participants will not only learn how to develop and inspire a team of people behind a cause or purpose they are passionate about, but they will learn about the importance of servant leadership, courageous leadership, humility, and leading with love as it relates to social impact.

THINK RIGHT! CREATE RIGHT! BE RIGHT!

The Positive Intersection between Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Fairness!

In today’s culture and society, people are not just concerned about the diversity of an organization or company, but they are concerned about the inclusion and fairness that exist within various organizations and companies as well.

In order to ensure that are organizations are diverse, inclusive of all people, and fair, we need emerging and seasoned leaders who know how to lead diverse groups of people and create a organizational culture that is inclusive and fair for all people involved.

In this engaging, transformational, and powerful leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg not only provides helps people see the positive intersection between leadership, diversity, inclusion, and fairness, but he provides these leaders with a set of leadership strategies that will enable them to lead and create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizational structure that enables everyone to feel valued and reach their fullest potential.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will discover the value, productivity, and impact that diversity, inclusion, and fairness can have on the organization and leadership.
  • Participants will learn how to connect, lead, and build positive relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Participants will learn how to create an inclusive vision and organizational structure that enables everyone within the organization to feel empowered, valued, and positioned to reach their fullest potential.
  • Participants will recognize the positive intersection between leadership, diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will learn about the impact and importance that leading by example has on an organization that desires to be diverse, inclusive, and fair.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP 101! – LEADING FROM A PERSPECIVE OF LOVE, SERVICE, AND INTENTIONAL DESIRE TO IMPACT THE LIVES OF OTHERS!

In this power-packed leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg provides emerging and seasoned leaders with a working definition of servant leadership, and he helps them understand how they can effectively lead and impact the lives of others through the lens of love and service.

Those who participate in this leadership session will develop an understanding about the importance of servant leadership, empathy, leading with love, emotional intelligence, compassion, and leading with the right perspective and intentions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of servant leadership and learn about the different components of an effective servant leader.
  • Participants will find out why servant leaders must lead with love, emotional intelligence, compassion, empathy, and positive intentions and perspectives towards others.
  • Participants will discover the power that comes to a leader and organizational culture when the person in the leadership position leads by example.
  • Participants will increase their leadership capacity and learn how to become more effective at engaging, inspiring, and leading the members of their organizations.

Resilient Leadership! – The Foundation of Unstoppable Leadership!

What sets apart history’s nameless leaders from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, and Walt Disney? It is their ability to be resilient. Each of these great leaders became unstoppable in their area of expertise because they learned how to overcome adversity and bounce back from every challenge that stood between them and their desired purpose as a leader.

In this incredibly inspirational and powerful leadership discussion on resiliency, Joshua Fredenburg not only helps emerging and seasoned leaders develop a solid working definition of resilient leadership, but he provides them with the foundational principles of resilient leadership that enable leaders to adapt, persevere, bounce back, overcome any negative situation, circumstance, or challenge, and become unstoppable!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn about the fundamental principles of a resilient leader and why these principles enable you to become an unstoppable leader.
  • Participants will develop a working definition of resiliency and learn how to increase their capacity as a resilient leader.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of leading with purpose, possessing a support team, leading with the right perspective, be thankful, and building your resilient tank daily.
  • Participants will leave the session with some practical and applicable strategies that will enable them to overcome challenges and circumstances within every aspect of their life.

Are You Ready for the Future? – Global Leadership Strategies for Leaders of A Multicultural, Diverse, and Inclusive Team!

Today’s leaders are being greatly impacted by globalization and cultural awareness initiatives put into place as a response to increasing national diversity. As a result, there is a call for leadership that can embrace and effectively serve every facet of our global community.

In this power-packed and engaging session on diversity and leadership, Joshua talks about the impact that globalization, diversity, inclusion, and cultural differences are having on organizations in the 21st Century. Then, he provides emerging and seasoned leaders with a set of practical and applicable leadership skills that will enable these leaders to become more effective at leading a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive organizations in the 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will not only increase their leadership capacity at leading diverse groups of people, but they will develop a deeper understanding about the impact that diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and globalization are having on various organizations worldwide.
  • Participants will learn how to become cultural competent and avoid the negative pitfalls and experiences that transpire because of cultural incompetence.
  • Participants will develop a set of specific leadership strategies that will help them become more effective at connecting, building positive relationships, leading, collaborating, and working with diverse groups of people.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of proper language, emotional intelligence, leading with love, civility, and appreciating the differences of others as it relates to global and diverse leadership.

From Good to Great! – Leading in A Time of Transition and Change!

Although CHANGE can pose several challenges for emerging and seasoned leaders, most leadership experts will agree that effective CHANGE can result in progress, growth, increased profits, and greater productivity. With all the unique CHANGES manifesting within our organizations, culture, and society, it is important that leaders learn how to effectively lead in a time of transition and change.

In this powerful, engaging, and inspirational leadership session, Joshua not only helps emerging and seasoned leaders learn how to effectively lead in times of transition and change, but he talks about some of the reasons why emerging and seasoned leaders of the 21st Century must be effective in times of transition and change if they desire to become great leaders! In addition to learning about how to lead in a time of transition and change, Joshua will also provide each leader with a set practical and applicable leadership strategies that will enable them to lead more effectively in a time of transition and change!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to effectively lead in a time of change and transition.
  • Participants will discover how to experience more progress, productivity, and growth during a time of change and transition within their respected organizations.
  • Participants will develop a set of specific leadership strategies that will enable them to effectively transition or change from one leader or exec board to another.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of self-reflection, visionary leadership, building a support team, adaptable leadership, resilient leadership, and emotional intelligence during a time of change and transition.

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM APATHETIC AND DISENGAGED VOLUNTEERING MEMBERS? – DISCOVER THE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES THAT WILL HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION!

Although several leaders of various organizations depend on volunteers each year to execute their organizations mission to make a positive impact in their community, nation, or world, experts on volunteer engagement and retention have discovered that recruiting and retaining the right volunteers can be a major challenge!

In this engaging, transformational, and enlightening leadership session on volunteer retention and engagement, Joshua Fredenburg provides organizations with researched based strategies that will enable them to increase their volunteer retention. He will also help emerging and seasoned leaders learn specific leadership strategies that will enable them to increase their volunteer retention and engagement within any organization.

Participants of this program will learn about the impact that volunteer intentions, value congruence, organizational environment, communication, support systems, and leadership characteristics can have on the retention and engagement of volunteers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to increase their organizations volunteer engagement and retention.
  • Participants will learn about the different leadership strategies and volunteer assessments that can directly impact the retention of volunteers within an organization.
  • Participants will recognize why certain volunteers stay within an organization and others decide to leave.
  • Participants will learn how to effectively recruit, select, inspire, and retain the right volunteers for their organizations.

Are You LEADING with the RIGHT Relationship Partner? – Leadership Meets Healthy Relationships!

Many people believe that one of the most important decisions you will ever make in life is the person that you decide to spend the rest of your life with. Unfortunately, although many people understand the significance of this decision, there are very few leadership programs that are geared towards helping emerging and seasoned leaders create a healthy relationship that is built to last a lifetime.

In this energetic, fun, and exciting program on leadership and healthy relationships, Joshua Fredenburg not only provides leaders with specific questions that will help them make solid decisions within their relationship lives, but he highlights five questions that every leader should consider before they engage in a serious relationship from his newest relationship book entitled, 50 Questions Before YOU Say “I Do.”

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn about the impact that a healthy relationship can have on a leader’s
  • Participants will discover some of the key questions that every leader must consider before they engage in a serious romantic relationship.
  • Participants will learn how to protect themselves from a toxic and unhealthy relationship.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of effective communication, self- awareness, shared values/purpose, compatibility, character, and effective conflict management as it relates to healthy relationships and leadership.

FAITH-BASED LEADERSHIP! – THE CATALYST FOR EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, George Washington, and many other legendary leaders of the past cannot be separated from the impact that their spiritual foundations had upon their life as a leader of positive change!

In this energetic, inspirational, and enlightening program, Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about the intersection of faith, spirituality, and leadership, but he reveals some powerful faith based leadership truths from great leaders of our past and present that will empower emerging and seasoned leaders to experience extraordinary results as a leader in the 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand the positive correlation between faith, spirituality, and leadership.
  • Participants will learn about different spiritual truths that have enabled countless great leaders to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world.
  • Participant will find out how to incorporate and see the positive results of universal spiritual disciplines in their current leadership experience.
  • Participants will recognize the power that emerges within a leader when he or she leads with love, service, forgiveness, purpose, compassion, respect, positive ethics, and intuition.
  • Participants will learn about the power of visualization, gratitude, doing good for others, purpose, and generosity.

The Ultimate Leadership Experience

The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a ½ day, full day, or two-day interactive, engaging, and empowering leadership experience focused on providing emerging and seasoned leaders with a quality leadership training and development experience that revolves around four foundational pillars which are the inner leader (self-awareness, character building, courageous leadership, strengths-based leadership), the operational leader (vision, strategic planning, developing a team, personal responsibility), and the relational leader (people competence, inspiring others, emotional intelligence, social competence, servant leadership, and leading with love).

These powerful leadership concepts mixed in with interactive activities, team building exercises, and incredible reflection and assessment tools leads to a transformational leadership experience for student leaders!

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will develop the inner leader by learning about the power and importance of self-awareness, strength-based leadership, character, integrity, authentic leadership, and courageous
  • Participants will discover how to lead and inspire others more effectively through various leadership lessons on emotional intelligence, people competence, servant leadership, relationship building, humility, social competence and leading with
  • Participants will find out why every leader must develop a vision, mission statement, strategic action plan, and a powerful team of people to serve with them in their leadership
  • Participants will experience fun, engaging, and interactive activities that will enable them to develop their public speaking skills, team building skills, and analytical

Topic: The Ultimate Diversity Experience

The Ultimate Diversity Experience is a ½ or full day interactive, engaging, and empowering leadership experience focused on providing emerging and seasoned leaders with a quality leadership training and development experience that revolves around helping leaders learn how to lead diverse groups of people. Some foundational pillars of this experience revolve around self-awareness, adaptability, cultural competence, respect, emotional intelligence, personality competence, courageous leadership, civility, and leading with love and compassion.

These powerful leadership and diversity concepts mixed in with interactive activities, team building exercises, and incredible reflection and assessment tools leads to a transformational leadership experience for student leaders who desire to lead diverse groups of people more effectively in the 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will not only increase their leadership capacity at leading diverse groups of people, but they will develop a deeper understanding about the impact that diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and globalization are having on various organizations worldwide.
  • Participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, perspectives, and negative experiences that affect the relationships between diverse groups of people.
  • Participants will learn how to become cultural competent and avoid the negative pitfalls and experiences that transpire because of cultural incompetence.
  • Participants will develop a set of specific leadership strategies that will help them become more effective at connecting, building positive relationships, leading, collaborating, and working with diverse groups of people.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of proper language, emotional intelligence, leading with love, civility, and appreciating the differences of others as it relates to global and diverse leadership
  • Participants will increase their emotional intelligence and learn how to deal with the conflict that is created because of differences within an organization or team.
  • Participants will experience fun, engaging, and interactive activities that will enable them to develop their public speaking skills, team building skills, and analytical
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