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The sole purpose of the speaking topics page is to provide you with an opportunity to review some of Dr. Joshua Fredenburg’s most popular programs that revolve around leadership, diversity, inclusion and equity, resilience, organizational effectiveness, change management, student success, and career readiness.

Each of the speaking programs that are provided below can be customized to the learning outcomes of your next event and can be used for keynote presentations, conferences, trainings, retreats, and various others events that are hosted on several college and university campuses all across the country.

Leadership Development Programs

Leading and Thriving in A Time of Crisis – Four Ways to Lead, Thrive, and Be More Resilient In A Time of Crisis!

What sets apart history’s nameless leaders from the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Harriett Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and Susan B. Anthony? It is their ability to be resilient and persevering in challenging situations and circumstances. In effect, each of these great individuals emerged as incredible leaders in various times of crisis because they learned how to navigate, persevere, and overcome a variety of challenges as a leader in adverse times.

This incredibly inspirational and motivational presentation on resiliency, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg will not only empower participants with the fundamentals of resiliency and grit that will enable them to overcome any challenge or obstacle that is standing between them and their desired goals during challenging and uncertain times, but more importantly, he will provide participants with real-life experiences, research based concepts, and specific strategies that will enable them to lead, thrive, and win in adverse times.

Learning Outcomes

    • Participants will learn about the five fundamentals of resiliency and why these fundamentals can help them navigate, persevere, and overcome a variety of challenges as a leader in adverse times.
    • Participants will not only discover how to increase their resiliency as a leader, but they will develop a set of strategies that will enable them to break through any challenge or obstacle in a time of crisis that may be affecting them from reaching their fullest potential.
    • Participants will learn about the key leadership styles and characteristics that are needed in a time of crisis in order to help the members of their team persevere and overcome a variety of challenging situations and circumstances.
    • Participants will learn about a set of habits that have enabled tons of leaders to thrive and succeed in times of crisis.
    • Participants will learn how to turn failure, rejection, and a variety of other negative circumstances into positive outcomes that lead to personal growth, increased productivity and performance, and leadership effectiveness.
    • Participants will discover the impact that perspective, gratitude, and appreciation has on the resilience of leaders in adverse situations and circumstances.

Virtual Leadership In A Digital Workplace!
5 Ways to Thrive and Succeed As A Virtual Leader In A (Diverse) Digital Workplace!

In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that 29% of American employees did their jobs remotely. Since 2018, not only have these numbers risen across the world, but with the rise of COVID-19, more people were asked to lead and serve on virtual teams that ever before.

Jack Dorsey, President of Twitter, affirmed this reality when he said, “our company is embracing remote working, and everyone is starting to talk about “remote working” becoming a real option for businesses moving forward”.

With the rise of virtual leadership and digital teams, Dr. Fredenburg has developed an engaging program that will not only help people manage, lead, and serve on virtual teams more effectively, but more importantly, he will provide them with a set of strategies that will enable them to become more effective at retaining, engaging, motivating, and leading the members of their digital workplace teams.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn about practical and applicable solutions that can be used to overcome some of the challenges that exist with virtual and digital teams.
  • Participants will discover a set of key strategies that every individual must be aware of in order to successfully lead, manage, or serve on a virtual or digital team.
  • Participants will understand what traditional forms of leadership work with virtual or digital teams and what traditional styles of leadership do not work with virtual or digital teams in order to increase productivity, performance, and engagement.
  • Participants will develop a solid working definition of virtual leadership and digital workplace teams.
  • Participants will learn how to leverage various resources and tools to conduct an effective virtual or digital meetings with the members of your team.
  • Participants will learn more about the impact that virtual or digital teams are having on various organizations and companies all across the world.
  • Participants will increase their virtual leadership capacity and be more equipped to experience more positive results as the leader of a virtual or digital team.

#BOSSMOVES – The Master BluePrint for Career Leadership Success!
5 Leadership Skills That Will Position YOU for Career Leadership Success!

For the past ten years, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg has not only attained great professional success within his area of expertise, but he founded and developed the Circle of Change Leadership Conference, which is a national leadership development program that helps culturally diverse and first generation students position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.

Throughout this ten-year period as a national speaker and executive director of the Circle of Change Leadership Conference, he has worked and learned from some of the most successful professionals in the country who have worked for companies and organizations such as Google, Facebook, NFL, Disney, HBO, Netflix, Fox Sports, Viacom, NBC Universal, Tesla, LinkedIn, Live Nation, the Los Angeles Lakers and Rams, and Warner Brothers, to name a few.

Based on these experience and lessons that he has learned over these past ten years as a career leadership development coach for student leaders all across the country, Dr. Fredenburg has created a transformational career leadership program that  not only helps students position themselves for career leadership success after graduating, but more importantly, he talks about the keys to landing a job in the 21st Century, maximizing your professional experiences within an internship or first job, and attaining career leadership success after graduation within your area of expertise.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will learn how to develop and create an effective digital, personal, and leadership brand for career leadership success.
      • Participants will not only understand the importance of social awareness and emotional intelligence, but they will learn how to network, build a team of mentors, and take advantage of the professional opportunities that are available for young professionals.
      • Participants will find out that career success is not based on your GPA, but it’s based on the leadership and professional competencies that you are able to develop while you are a student in college.
      • Participants will learn how to build their cultural intelligence and become more effective at leading and working alongside culturally diverse groups of people with an inclusive lens within a workplace setting.
      • Participants will discover some of the most effective strategies that need to be implemented in order to find a job that you desire and position yourself for future professional and leadership success.
      • Participants will learn about the MAGIC concept that Dr. Fredenburg attained from Magic Johnson about positive work habits that lead to career leadership success.

Leading with a Coaches Mindset!
5 Coaching Techniques That Can Impact Your Leadership Effectiveness!

Former chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch once said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”  As a leader, if you are going to be effective at growing others within your organization, it’s imperative that you learn how to integrate coaching techniques into your leadership style.

Thought leaders and experts on this subject matter not only suggest that integrating coaching techniques into your leadership style helps maintain engagement, passion, accountability, constructive conflict resolution, and solutions to various programs within the workplace setting, but they have found that this aspect of leadership has produced positive results with retention, engagement, profitability, and members of the younger generation.

Within this powerful presentation, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of integrating coaching techniques into your leadership style, but more importantly, he provides practical and applicable coaching techniques that can be implemented immediately that will lead to positive and transformational results as a leader.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will learn about five specific coaching techniques that they can integrate into their leadership style that will lead to more positive results with the members of their team.
  • Participants will learn about the different types of coaching techniques that can be used to build trust, motivation, accountability, performance, and positive relationships with the members of your team.
  • Participants will learn why leadership researchers and experts are encouraging emerging and seasoned to integrate coaching techniques into their leadership style.
  • Participants will learn the difference between skills coaching, performance coaching, and developmental coaching within the workplace as a leader.
  • Participants will not only learn about the importance of empathy as it relates to leadership, but they will learn how to communicate, listen, inspire, and address challenging situations more better as a leader.


Emotionally Intelligent Leadership!
Four Ways to Increase Your Impact and Emotional Intelligence As A Leader!

Research experts suggest that 90% of exceptional leaders possess high emotional intelligence, 68% of our workplace activities require emotional intelligence, and 75% of people fail to reach their fullest potential because of a lack of emotional intelligence.

In addition to these studies, other leadership scholars suggest that leaders who possess high emotional intelligence will not only lead people more effectively, but they will become better at managing stress, dealing with emotional hurt, inspiring others, dealing with conflict, building more positive relationships with others, avoiding negative emotional outbursts, and attaining more productivity and profitability within their organizations as leaders.

In this transformational program on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Dr. Fredenburg not only helps people develop a greater understanding about emotional intelligence, but he teaches them how to increase their EQ through identifying their emotional triggers, developing strategies to regulate those negative emotional triggers, becoming more empathic, building more positive relationships with others, managing their relationships better, and effectively respond to the emotional responses of others within their organizations.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will not only develop a deeper understanding about Emotional Intelligence, but they will learn how to experience greater results as a leader through the implementation of the emotional intelligent principles that will be discussed.
      • Participants will identify and assess the four components of Emotional Intelligence that have been established by Daniel Goldman which are self- awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, and relationship management.
      • Participants will not only learn how to make the right decisions in stressful, challenging, and pressure-filled moments, but they learn how to self-regulate the emotional disruptions that can affect our leadership productivity, performance, and relationships.
      • Participants will learn how to better respond to the positive and negative emotions of others and become more effective at dealing with conflict, engaging in courageous conversations, and helping others reach their fullest potential within the organization or company.
      • Participants will become more empathic and socially aware as leaders because of the principles of Emotional Intelligence that are talked about in this program.

What’s Your Leadership Legacy!
Learn How to Create A Leadership Legacy That Has A Lasting Impact!

Jack Welch, former Chief Executive Officer of General Electric once said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

Within this transformational leadership program, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of growing others around you as a leader, but more importantly, he shares with emerging and seasoned leaders the key components that must be consider if you desire to create a leadership legacy that has a lasting impact.

As leaders, are goal should not just be focused on present success, it should be on creating a legacy through various ways that has a lasting impact on the organization and people you have the opportunity to serve as a leader.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participates will develop a solid working definition of a leadership legacy.
  • Participants will learn about the different components of a leadership legacy that have a lasting impact on the organization and people they have the opportunity to serve as a leader.
  • Participants will discover how to create a leadership legacy that impact the organization and others that have the opportunity to serve under their leadership.
  • Participants will learn how to create an effective leadership legacy statement and action plan that will have a huge impact on their effectiveness as a leader.
  • Participants will recognize the increased inspiration, motivation, transformation that will manifest in the lives of others when you have created and implemented a leadership legacy as a leader of any organization or company.

Leadership Re-Defined!
5 Foundational Truths About Great Leadership That Lead to Transformational Results!

For almost 100 years, researchers, scholars, and educators have worked towards developing a solid definition of leadership. Throughout this process, not only has the definition of leadership evolved, but the characteristics and traits of an effective leader have advanced as well.

Although our understanding of leadership has progressed, there are still a lot of myths about leadership that have to be addressed and redefined in order for us to truly see the impact of effective leadership within our community, nation, and world!

In this engaging, enlightening, and transformational presentation, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only redefines what it means to be a leader in the 21st Century, but more importantly, he addresses the myths of leadership, instills confidence in those that may not see themselves as leaders, and provides emerging leaders with a foundational set of leadership characteristics that will enable future leaders to serve effectively as leaders within their organization.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will learn about the evolution of leadership over the past 100 years and develop a solid scholarly definition of leadership.
      • Participants will discover what qualities an individual must possess in order to evolve into an exceptional leader of their respected organization.
      • Participants will find out why it’s so important to have exceptional leadership and for people to continuously experience leadership development training.
      • Participants will recognize the negative myths of leadership that can discourage people from seeing themselves as leaders and reaching their fullest potential as a leader of any organization.
      • Participants will walk away from this program realizing that they can serve as a leader within any area of expertise despite not having the title of leadership behind their names.
      • Participants will identify the leader from within and develop the confidence that is needed to move forward in becoming and serving as an effective leader within their organization.

LEADING FROM THE INSIDE OUT! – DISCOVERING THE LEADERSHIP ‘SUPERPOWERS’ FROM WITHIN TO MAKE YOUR IMPACT IN THE WORLD!

Leadership development experts from Harvard and Stanford University concluded several years ago that the most important leadership skill set to develop in emerging leaders is self-awareness, which can be defined as a conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires.

In this powerful leadership discovery session, Dr. Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of self-awareness as it relates to effective leadership, but he helps people learn how to discover the leadership from within through self-awareness and use those powerful ‘superpowers’ that are discovered from within to make an impact in the world.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will recognize the leadership potential within (strengths, passion, personality type, values, experiences) and learn how to use these leadership nuggets of potential to make an impact in the lives of others.
      • Participants will be given the tools to create a solid vision as a leader grounded in purpose (the passionate reason why a person does what they do) out of the leadership ‘superpowers’ that they were able to discover from within.
      • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about why each member of their team must possess high self-awareness and be aware of the ‘superpowers’ that they possess within themselves.
      • Participants will learn how to recognize and apply the values that they possess within to lead with exceptional character that positively impacts their organizational culture and others that they are serving alongside with.
      • Participants will learn how to stay motivated, inspired, and passionate as a leader based on the things that they discover about themselves from within as a leader.

From Good to Great!
Five Ways to Move from Good to Great In Times of Change!

Although CHANGE can pose several challenges for organizational leaders, most leadership experts will agree that individuals who are able to effectively navigate through times of CHANGE will experience greater progress, growth, and productivity most of the time. With all the unique CHANGES that occur within our organizations and campus communities each year, it’s vitally important that organizational leaders learn how to effectively lead and navigate through times of CHANGE and TRANSITION.

In this powerful leadership presentation on CHANGE, Dr. Fredenburg not only talks about some of the reasons why organizational leaders must be effective at leading in times of TRANSITION and CHANGE if they desire to produce positive results as a leader, but he provides organizational leaders with a set of practical and applicable leadership strategies that will enable them to navigate and lead more effectively during times of CHANGE and TRANSITION within their organizations.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will discover five leadership strategies that great leaders implement to produce amazing results as a leader during times of change and transition.
      • Participants will learn about the key things they must focus upon as leaders within themselves or their organization during a time of change and transition.
      • Participants will not only learn how to address the fears, internal challenges, and uncomfortable situations that occur for leaders and organizations during a time of CHANGE and TRANSITION, but they learn how to use these moments as building blocks for something greater.
      • Participants will recognize the opportunities for personal growth, increased productivity and performance, and continued progress for your organization or self during a time of CHANGE and TRANSITION.
      • Participants will find out what strategies of resilient leadership must be implemented during a time of CHANGE and TRANSITION in order to produce extraordinary results as a leader.

R.E.D. LEADERSHIP – FOUR WAYS THAT STUDENT LEADERS CAN INCREASE THE RETENTION, ENGAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERS WITHIN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS!

Although several campus-based organizations depend on student volunteers each year to execute their organizations mission, experts and campus-based professionals would agree that many student organizations have challenges recruiting and retaining committed, engaged, and dedicated student members for the entire school year.

In this transformational leadership session on organizational excellence, student leaders, e-board members, and council members who attend will not only learn how to recruit committed student leaders as part of their campus-based organizations, but they will learn how to retain these dedicated student leaders through a set of four researched-based principles that have been created to increase the retention numbers of student organizations.

The four researched based points discussed in this engaging leadership session will revolve around helping student leaders identify the motivation of its volunteers to join the organization, creating a winning organizational culture, ensuring that proper role-placement within the organization is created, and making sure that the leaders of the organization are leading with the right leadership style that leads to increased engagement and retention.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Participants will learn about four researched-based strategies that will increase retention, engagement, and organizational impact.
      • Participants will discover the different leadership strategies that will have a direct impact on the engagement, retention, and impact of volunteers within their organizations.
      • Participants will attain information that will enable them to develop a more effective recruitment and placement strategy of volunteers who desire to serve or lead within their respected organizations.
      • Participants will find out why certain volunteers stay within an organization and others decide to leave.
      • Participants will leave inspired, empowered, and motivated to make the world a better place.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership Programs

United As One!
Five Ways to Unite & Lead Diverse Groups of People Better With An Inclusive Lens

In today’s culture and society, not only is our communities, nation, and world more diverse than ever before, but the need for more culturally intelligent, competent, adaptable, agile, collaborative, and inclusive leaders are needed more than ever to effectively serve and lead diverse groups of people within our organizations and campus communities.

With all the unique differences that exist within our organizations and campus community, the ability to understand people, develop more positive relationships, create more unity amongst people with different backgrounds, construct more inclusive organizations, inspire diverse groups of people to reach their fullest potential, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively in the 21st Century are leadership practices that will provide value to any organization or campus leader.

In this interactive and transformational keynote presentation, Dr. Fredenburg not only talks about the positive impact that diversity and inclusion has on productivity, performance, organizational excellence, retention, leadership effectiveness, engagement, and student success, but he provides organizational leaders with a set of leadership practices that will enable them to serve, work, inspire, unify, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively with an inclusive lens as a leader.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will increase their leadership capacity at leading diverse groups of people with an inclusive lens of leadership and develop a deeper understanding about the impact diversity and inclusion practices have on student success, productivity, performance, engagement, retention, and effective leadership.
  • Participants will develop a set of interpersonal skills that will enable them to build positive relationships with diverse groups of people while also increasing there cultural intelligence as leaders within their respected organizations.
  • Participants will learn how to identify their unconscious bias and develop a strategic action plan to ensure that these negative thoughts, bias, and perspectives do not affect their actions, behavior, leadership effectiveness, and decision-making as a leader.
  • Participants will learn how to be more adaptable as a leader and effective at building an inclusive winning culture that enables everyone to thrive despite their diverse background.
  • Participants will discover how to implement and experience the positive results of appreciating everyone within the organization and leading from a place of love.

#EVERYDAYACTIVISM
Four Ways That Leaders Can Create the Social Change
They Wish To See In The World!

With so many passionate college students from all across the country inspired to create social and political change within their communities and nation, this transformational message about #Everyday Activism is a leadership development program that helps people develop a deeper understanding about activism, identify the ways they are best equipped to create positive social change, and implement strategic steps that they can take on a daily basis to create the positive impact they desire to see within their community or nation.

In effect, within this inspirational and powerful program, Dr. Fredenburg not only helps people understand why activism is a daily commitment and responsibility for those who desire to make an impact, but more importantly, he uses different leadership truths to empower emerging leaders that have a passion to create positive social change make the impact they wish to see within their community or nation.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will acquire a deeper understanding about what it means to be a student activist and learn about the different things that people can do to create the change they wish to see in the world.
      • Participants will discover some of the things that they can do on a daily basis to create positive social change within their community or nation as a leader of social change.
      • Participants will develop a set of six practical and applicable leadership skill sets that will enable them to create the change they wish to see in the world as a leader of social change.
      • Participants will not only become more aware of the leadership qualities that they possess within to make a positive impact, but they will learn how to create a vision that is grounded in purpose, and develop a strategic action plan for maximum impact.
      • Participants will learn how to create and lead with a set of values that guides decisions, empowers others around them, and enables them to build an effective team of people through collaboration and effective relationship building skills.
      • Participants will learn how to increase their emotional strength as leaders, practice self-care, and become more resilient as agents of change.

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP! – THINK RIGHT, SPEAK RIGHT, CREATE RIGHT, AND BE RIGHT

A variety of workplace studies not only talk about the positive impact that diversity and inclusion practices have on productivity, innovation, organizational excellence, and leadership effectiveness, but it’s a form of leadership that is more important than ever before with the changing demographics that exist within various organizations and campus communities.

Although diversity can naturally happen within any organization, in order to experience the positive results of diversity and inclusion practices, organizational leaders have to make the conscious choice to lead with an inclusive lens of leadership.

Within this transformational program, Dr. Fredenburg not only helps participants understand the difference between diversity and inclusion, but he shares four foundational leadership practices on inclusive leadership that every leader must apply if they truly desire to experience the positive results of a diverse and inclusive organization.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will learn about the foundational leadership practices of inclusive leadership that will enable them to experience the positive results of a diverse and inclusive organization.
      • Participants will recognize the positive impact that diversity and inclusion practices have on productivity, innovation, organizational excellence, and leadership effectiveness.
      • Participants will not only be asked to create a set of values that inclusive leaders possess, but more importantly, they will identify the impact that these positive values can have on their behavior, decision-making, leadership effectiveness, and organizational culture.
      • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about the difference between diversity and inclusion. Then, they will learn about the specific practices that must be applied in order to create an inclusive organizational culture.
      • Participants will find out why our thoughts, words, behavior, and organizational culture must be consistently evaluated in order to serve as an effective leader of diverse groups of people with an inclusive lens of leadership.
      • Participants will discover the impact that unconscious bias can have on the effectiveness of a leader and will learn specific ways that they can eradicate the negative outcomes that manifest within an organization because of these hidden biases.

Courageous Conversations! – 6 Foundational Things That Every Individual Must Consider To Produce Positive Results From A Conversation on A Tough, Challenging, or Uncomfortable Topic!

            In 2019, the American Council of Education released a short interview with Dr. Shaun R. Harper on “Race in Higher Education” where he asserted that an overwhelming majority of senior leaders within higher education do not know how to talk about race due to a lack of experience.  Ironically, similar to various leaders within higher education, I have found that many students do not know how to engage in tough conversations around these types of issues based on a lack of training and experience in this area of expertise.

            In this engaging and interactive program, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only helps students learn how to engage in courageous conversations (an ability to engage in a tough, challenging, or uncomfortable conversation in a peaceable and respectful manner), but he talks about the importance of having these important conversations amongst one another and provides a framework that students can use to effectively engage in tough, challenging, or uncomfortable conversations around a variety of topics that lead to positive change for everyone that is involved.

            Organizations and campuses that desire to help their professionals and students effectively engage in tough conversations around challenging topics that will lead to positive results within their community should really consider bringing this particular program to their next event.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Participants will learn about the importance of courageous conversations and how to experience positive results for everyone involved with these tough, challenging, and uncomfortable conversations.
      • Participants will develop an applicable framework that they can use to effectively navigate and engage in courageous conversations in a civil manner with everyone involved in the conversation.
      • Participants will recognize the key things that every leader must consider before they begin to engage in courageous conversation around a tough, challenging, and uncomfortable topics.
      • Participants will learn about four key things that must be understood during the courageous conversations in order to effectively create a positive outcome for everyone involved.
      • Participants will leave the entire program with a set of specific action items that can be applied immediately before they engage in their next courageous conversation.
      • Participants will understand why Sonia McDonald states, “courageous conversations connect us, bring us together, and empower us to attain positive results and make the right decisions”.

Wellness Programs

Do you Need To Be Rejuvenated, Motivated, or Energized? – Learn About Four Spiritual Wellness Truths That Will Re-Ignite Your Inner Passion!

When you think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatmi Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalia Lama, and other legendary leaders of the past, you will discover that one of the primary reasons they were able to make an incredible impact in their community, nation, and world is because they possessed a strong spiritual foundation.

In effect, they accomplished extraordinary things as a leaders because they implemented powerful spiritual truths such as love, forgiveness, faith, purpose, generosity, enlightenment, self-actualization, service, fasting, prayer, and compassion that enabled them to effectively impact the lives of others as leaders.

In this energetic, inspirational, enlightening, and dynamic wellness program, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only provides a deeper understanding about spirituality, but he provides a set of spiritual principles that will enable people to experience spiritual wellness, overcome challenging situations, reignite their inner passion, and accomplish amazing results in life through the implementation of four transformational spiritual truths.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about spirituality and how it impacts every area of our lives.
  • Participants will learn a set of spiritual principles that will enable them to experience spiritual wellness in every area of their life.
  • Participants will discover a set of spiritual principles that will enable them to overcome various challenges and obstacles.
  • Participants will find out how to experience incredible results in life through the implement spiritual practices such as mindfulness, prayer, positive affirmations, visualization, and meditation.
  • Participants will leave inspired, encouraged, motivated, and empowered to make their impact in the world

 

Are You Emotionally Drained? – Discover Three Emotional Wellness Strategies That Will Help You Overcome Emotional Exhaustion or Fatigue!

According to medical experts, when people experience emotional fatigue or exhaustion, they not only feel drained, overwhelmed, and tired, but these emotional challenges that we all face in life can affect our productivity, performance, relationships, and behaviors.

To help people overcome the challenges that exist with emotional fatigue or exhaustion, Dr. Joshua Fredeburg has developed a transformational program that will not only help students overcome emotional fatigue and exhaustion, but more importantly, he will provide them with a set of self-care strategies that will help them become more empowered to overcome the things that cause us all to become emotionally drained.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will not only develop a deeper understanding about Emotional Intelligence, but they will learn how to use this framework to overcome or avoid emotional fatigue or exhaustion.
  • Participants will learn how to identify and create environments that can have a positive impact on their emotional state of being.
  • Participants will learn how to identify emotional triggers and develop regulation strategies that will enable them to avoid the challenges and obstacles that accompany emotional exhaustion and fatigue.
  • Participates will discover some self-care strategies that will enable them to maintain and stay in a positive place emotionally.
  • Participants will leave inspired, encouraged, motivated, and empowered to make their impact in the world

Are You Interested In Developing More Healthy Relationships? – Discover Four Social Wellness/Healthy Relationship Tips That Will Enable You To Create More Incredible Relationships With Others!

Les Brown once said, “Show me your friend and I will show you your future!”  In effect, this powerful statement not only reveals the impact that friendships and relationships have on our lives, but more importantly, it shows us the importance of being able to identify, create, and develop healthy relationships with others.

In this energetic, fun, and exciting program on social wellness and healthy relationships, Dr. Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of social wellness and healthy relationships, but more importantly, he provides students with four specific things that they can implement to create more fruitful, amazing, and incredible friendships and relationships with others.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about social wellness/healthy relationship and how it has a major impact in every area of our lives.
  • Participants will discover some specific things that they can do to identify and create amazing friendships/relationships with others.
  • Participants will learn about the key qualities that make a positive, healthy, and valuable relationship.
  • Participants will recognize specific ways that they can protect themselves from a toxic and unhealthy relationship.
  • Participants will learn about some of the key questions that every individual must consider before they create a relationship with someone else.
  • Participants will leave inspired, encouraged, motivated, and empowered to make their impact in the world

New Student Orientation, First-Year, and Student Success Programs

Maximizing the Best Time of Your Life! – Five Questions that Every College Student Should Ask Themselves Before They Begin Their Collegiate Journey!

Each year, thousands of incoming and transfer students begin their collegiate journeys on various college campuses all across the country.  Although thousands of students graduate each year, there are many students that never reach their fullest potential in college due to a variety of challenging situations and circumstances.

In this power-packed program for incoming freshmen and transfer students, Dr. Fredenburg not only shares his amazing experience as a college student who maximized his experience and was able to attain a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, but more importantly, he provides incoming freshmen and transfer students with five essential questions that every student must ask themselves in their collegiate journey if they desire to maximize their collegiate experience, attain college success, and position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will discover a set of questions that will enable them to increase their self-awareness and determine what career path makes the most sense for them as a college student.
      • Participants will not only learn about the different benefits and opportunities that are available to them as a college student, but they will learn how to use the resources on college campuses to position themselves for career success.
      • Participants will realize how to create a positive vision (clear and concise picture of your future) of their future that emerges out the unique strengths and qualities they possess from within when they begin their collegiate journey.
      • Participants will learn out how to network, connect with diverse groups of people, and create healthy relationships with other incredible students and professionals, that will position them while in college and for career success.
      • Participants will learn about the foundational principles of resiliency and grit that will empower them to attain academic, personal, professional, and leadership success.
      • Participants will leave the session inspired and motivated to begin their collegiate journey as an incoming freshmen or transfer student and create a positive legacy that impacts future generations.

 “Maximizing Your Collegiate Journey As A Virtual College Student!” – Five Questions That Every Virtual College Student Should Ask Themselves if they Desire to Thrive and Succeed as a Virtual College Student!

In a study that was done by Eric P. Bettinger, Lindsay Fox, Susana Loeb, and Eric Taylor on the impact of virtual learning on student success, they found that taking a course online instead of in-person not only reduces success and progress in college, but various challenges that are created because of virtual learning lead to poorer outcomes for students in online classes.

To combat these challenges, Larry DeBrock, Norma Scagnoli and Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta wrote an article in “Inside Higher Ed” and suggested that professors increase their planning time, run useful office hours online, create strict disciplines, and provide lots of energy with their online classes.

Consequently, although administrators and professors can have a huge impact on the success of virtual college students, based on Dr. Joshua Fredenburg’s experiences as a traditional and virtual college student, he has found that there are certain adjustments that students must make in order to thrive and succeed as a virtual college student.  With experience as a traditional and virtual college student, Dr. Fredenburg has discovered some key things that college students must be aware of if they are going to attain academic and collegiate success as a virtual college student.

In this dynamic program for students who are making the transition from being a traditional college student to a virtual/hybrid college student, Dr. Fredenburg provides students with a set of practical and applicable strategies that he used in his experiences as a virtual doctoral college student to help students maximize their virtual collegiate journey virtually and attain academic, personal, and leadership success.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participates will develop a set of winning strategies that will enable them to succeed and thrive as a virtual college student.
      • Participants will recognize the key differences that exist between traditional learning and virtual learning as a virtual college student.
      • Participants will learn about the importance of self-care, adaptability, and resourcefulness as a virtual college student.
      • Participants will learn about the fundamentals of resiliency and grit so that they can overcome the unique challenges that exist with virtual learning.
      • Participants will find out how to develop a strong virtual collegiate support team and why this skill set is so important for those that desire to attain collegiate success of a virtual college student.
      • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about some common academic and collegiate success strategies that enabled Dr. Fredenburg to attain his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership as a virtual college student.

Do You Have A Desire to Create More Healthy Relationships?  – Learn About Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Toxic Relationships and Create More Heathy 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. Although many people understand the significance of this decision, unfortunately there are not enough programs that are geared towards helping people learn how to create a healthy relationship that is built to last a lifetime.

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

Learning Outcomes

    • Participants will learn about five specific ways that they can protect themselves from a toxic and unhealthy relationship and create a long lasting and healthy relationship.
    • Participants will gain a deeper understanding about the impact that a healthy relationship can have on your collegiate, personal, and career success.
    • Participants will discover some of the key questions that every individual must consider before they engage in a serious relationship with anyone.
    • Participants will develop some key strategies that they can implement in their online dating experiences that will enable them to attract and create healthy relationships with others.
    • 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.

From A Remedial English Class to A Doctoral Degree! – 5 Fundamentals of Resiliency that Lead to Personal, Academic, and Leadership Success!

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 individuals became unstoppable in their areas of expertise because they learned how to overcome adversity and bounce back from challenges that stood between them and their desired purpose in life.

In this incredibly inspirational and motivational session on resiliency, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about his journey of receiving a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University after being asked to take a remedial English class when he started his collegiate journey, but he provides his audience with five fundamentals of resiliency that enabled him to attain collegiate, personal, career, and leadership success within his area of expertise despite the challenge that he faced in college as a doctoral student.

Learning Outcomes

      • Participants will develop a scholarly definition of resiliency and grit that will enable them to possess a deeper understanding about this important success principle.
      • Participants will recognize the positive correlation that exists between resiliency and collegiate, personal, career, and leadership success.
      • Participants will learn about five fundamentals of resiliency and discover why these fundamentals can help them attain collegiate, personal, career, and leadership success.
      • Participants will not only discover how to increase their resiliency as a student, but they will develop a set of strategies that will enable them to breakthrough challenges and obstacles that may be affecting them from reaching their fullest potential.
      • Participants will find out how they can develop a system that enables them to stay motivated and focused despite the challenges of life that can distract us from reaching our fullest potential as college students.
      • Participants will learn how to turn failure, rejection, and a variety of other negative circumstances into positive outcomes that lead to personal growth, increased productivity and performance, academic success, and leadership effectiveness.
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