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Keynote Speaker

Inspiring College and Corporate Audiences with Passion and Expertise

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg excels as a speaker in both corporate and academic settings, bringing subjects to life with his extensive study and practical application. His expertise in leadership, diversity, and empowerment delivers impactful insights tailored to the unique needs of each audience.

Corporate topics

With insights grounded in extensive research and practical experience, he empowers professionals to drive transformative change and foster a culture of innovation and inclusivity in the workplace.

College topics

  • Are You Leading With The Right Leadership Style?

    According to Dr. McPherson, Chief Scientist at Culture Amp, in a study of 175 teams that consisted of at least 8 people, he found that 28% of people decided to move on from their workplace because of ineffective leadership. 

     

    This workplace study along with many other studies on retention, engagement, performance, and motivation not only reveal to us the importance of effective leadership, but other studies have revealed that certain styles of leadership implemented by a leader have a greater impact on retention, engagement, motivation, and performance than others as well.   

     

    To help managers/leaders develop the style of leadership that is needed to increase retention, engagement, motivation, and performance, Dr. Jay not only talks about the three styles of leadership that he discovered within his research that have a direct impact on these areas, but he provides participants with a solid definition of leadership, helps them identify specific leadership characteristics from these leadership styles that will enable them to lead more effectively, and guides them through a set of activities that will encourage them to create, develop, and implement an effective style of leadership within their organization that will have a positive impact on retention, engagement, motivation, and performance.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will not only develop a solid working definition of effective leadership, but they will also learn about the impact that various styles of leadership have on retention, engagement, motivation, and performance.​

    Participants will learn about three styles of leadership that have a direct impact on the retention, engagement, performance, and development of others within an organization, and discover how to implement and experience positive results as a leader with these styles.

    Participants will identify the characteristics of an effective leader and become more aware of the specific leadership skills that they need to develop to increase the retention, engagement, motivation, and performance of the people they are leading within the organization.

    Participants will be guided through a variety of interactive activities that will encourage them to create, develop, and establish an authentic style of leadership that will enable them to experience positive results with retention, engagement, motivation, and performance.

  • Leading Generation Z

    In this compelling program, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg tackles the vital issue of higher turnover rates among culturally diverse executives, as evidenced by research from the University of Virginia. He delves into the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the cultural diversity of Millennials and Generation Z in the workplace. With a focus on actionable strategies, Dr. Fredenburg equips organizational leaders with the tools to enhance their culture, leadership, and communication, directly addressing the needs of these emerging generations. His energetic and enlightening presentation not only sheds light on the nuances of retention and engagement but also offers practical solutions for transformative leadership in a multicultural environment.

    Key TakeAways

    Strategies for Improved Retention and Engagement: Learn to implement effective practices that significantly boost retention and engagement rates among culturally diverse Millennials and Generation Z.

    Understanding Workplace Trends and Myths: Gain insights into the latest trends and dispel common myths surrounding the engagement and retention of younger, diverse generations in the workforce.

    Blueprint for Organizational Success: Discover the key factors that differentiate successful organizations in retaining and engaging diverse young talent, and how to apply these principles in your own leadership style.

  • The Positive Intersection of Inclusive Leadership and Emotional Intelligence!

    4 Ways to Become More Inclusive As A Leader Through The Use of Emotional Intelligence!

     

    In today’s world, if leaders and managers are going to be effective at retaining, engaging, and leading diverse groups of people within their organizations, they are going to have to be skilled in implementing the attributes of an inclusive leader.

     

    Consequently, to become an effective inclusive leader, leaders and managers must understand how to incorporate aspects of emotional intelligence into their styles of leadership with diverse groups of people within their organizations.

     

    In this powerful program, Dr. Jay, a certified Emotional Intelligence coach, not only provides leaders and managers with a deeper understanding of inclusive leadership, but more importantly, he uses his expertise to provide these managers and leaders with a set of leadership strategies from the Emotional Intelligence Model of Leadership that will enable them to become more effective at leading diverse groups of people as inclusive leader and creating a culture of belonging that has a lasting impact on everyone within the organization.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will discover the attributes and characteristics of an inclusive leader that enables this type of leader to effectively lead, inspire, motivate, communicate, and create a culture of belonging for diverse groups of people within their organization.

    Participants will learn how to become more inclusive as a leader through the implementation of the Emotional Intelligence Model of Leadership.

    Participants will not only learn about the four pillars of the Emotional Intelligence Model, but they discover how to use these pillars of emotional intelligence to lead, communicate, build relationships, deal with conflict, engage in courageous conversations, and create a culture of belonging.

    Participants will develop their Emotional Intelligence as a leader while also learning how to become more emphatic, more socially aware, and more aware of the impact that their words, behavior, actions, and decisions have on others within the organization.

    Participants will leave the session with leadership skills that will enable them to thrive, succeed, and attain positive results as an inclusive leader in a global world.

  • R.E.D LEADERSHIP

    Due to the impact of the global pandemic, not only did organizations face more challenges in attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing committed leaders within their organizations, but with so many organizations impacted by the great resignation, the strategic knowledge and insight needed to effectively attract, retain, engage, and develop more committed leaders became more important than ever before.

     

    After years of extensive research on retention, engagement, organizational excellence, and effective leadership, Dr. Jay created the R.E.D. Leadership Framework that specifically focuses on helping managers/leaders become more effective at attracting, retaining, engaging, leading, and developing more committed leaders within their organizations through a set of retention and engagement strategies.

     

    To increase and experience more positive results with recruitment, retention, engagement, leadership effectiveness, and the development of more committed leaders within your organization, this is the program for your managers/leaders who are responsible for producing positive results within these specific areas.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will not only learn about the impact that an inclusive winning culture has on retention, engagement, leadership effectiveness, and productivity, but they will also learn about the foundational keys to building a transformational culture.

    Participants will not only learn about the Passion Alignment Model, but they will discover how to implement it model and experience positive results with recruitment, retention, and engagement within their organization.

    Participants will recognize the impact of a robust on-boarding program and learn specific ways that they can use this organizational strategy to increase retention, engagement, productivity, and leadership development for others within their organization.

    Participants will learn how to communicate better as a leader and use those skills to recruit better, increase retention, and develop a strong team.

    Participants who effectively implement these strategies will see increased retention, engagement, productivity, and the effectiveness of their leadership development programs.

  • You Matter!

    Five Self-Care Strategies That Will Strengthen, Re-Energize, Motivate, and Protect Your Employees from Becoming Burnt Out Doing The Good Work For Your Organization!

     

    The global pandemic was not only very challenging for many professionals across the world, but it taught us that the ability to be intentional about self-care was more important than ever before to thrive, succeed, and do good work within our organizations.

     

    To help professionals thrive and succeed during times of immense stress, pressure, and challenging situations and circumstances, Dr. Jay not only talks about the importance and power of implementing self-care strategies, but more importantly, he provides participants with a set of self-care strategies that will enable them to thrive, succeed, stay motivated, energized, and avoid the burnout that can manifest when we do not take the time to practice self-care while doing great work for our organizations.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will not only recognize the importance of self-care, but they will discover the impact that it has on their leadership effectiveness, engagement, motivation, and performance as a professional within their respective organizations.

    Participants will learn about self-care strategies that will enable them to thrive, succeed, stay energized, and avoid burnout as a professional or leader/manager within their organization.

    Participants will develop a deeper understanding of ways to identify, create, develop, and implement boundaries, winning habits, mindfulness strategies, and other self-care strategies that lead to better physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

    Participants will not only discover the impact that healthy relationships and positive communities have on their physical, mental, and emotional wellness, but they will also  learn about the key things they should consider for their well-being when they are joining a community or developing new relationships. 

    Participants will leave the session motivated, inspired, refreshed, and excited to continue doing the great work within their organization.

  • United As One! 

    4 Ways To Lead Diverse Groups of People More Effectively Through Equitable Practices, An Inclusive Lens of Leadership, and Creating A Culture Of Belonging That Enables People To Thrive and Succeed. 

     

    In today’s culture and society, not only are 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 all the more to effectively serve and lead diverse groups of people within our organizations.

     

    In this interactive and transformational program on inclusive leadership, Dr. Fredenburg not only talks about the positive impact of inclusive leadership, but he provides a working definition of inclusive leadership with applicable strategies that will enable emerging and seasoned leaders to become more effective at leading diverse groups of people through equitable practices, an inclusive lens of leadership, and creating a culture of belonging that enables them to thrive and succeed.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will develop a set of interpersonal skills that will enable them to build their cultural intelligence, communicate more effectively, work collectively with others, and create more positive relationships with diverse groups of people as a leader. 

    Participants will not only discover the power of love and appreciation, but they will learn how to use these important characteristics of leadership to produce positive relationships, trust, and results as a leader of diverse groups of people.

    Participants will learn how to identify unconscious bias/microaggressions 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 not only learn more about leading with equitable practices, but they discover how to identify and eradicate the barriers that hinder certain groups of people from reaching their fullest potential within our organizations.

    Participants will learn how to be more adaptable as a leader and effective at building an inclusive winning culture/community that enables everyone to thrive, succeed, and experience a sense of belonging.

    Participants will not only increase their leadership capacity at leading diverse groups of people with an inclusive lens of leadership, but they develop a deeper understanding of the impact and benefits that equitable and inclusive leadership practices have on the effectiveness and success of a leader.

  • Your Future Starts Now!

    Five Ways To Successfully Make The Transition From Being A College Graduate To A Successful and Impactful Young Professional 

     

    For the past fourteen years, Dr. Jay has not only developed a national leadership experience that has impacted the lives of over 10,000 first-generation and diverse student leaders from 100 different colleges and universities across the nation, but his career and leadership development programs have empowered these emerging professionals and leaders with skills that have enabled them to attain very successful careers at some of the top organizations and companies in the world.

     

    To help organizations prepare their emerging professionals for career leadership success, Dr. Jay has created a dynamic program for emerging professionals that will not only consist of the skills, knowledge, and insight that he has used over the past fourteen years to help graduating college students successfully make the transition from college to career, but he also shares with them lessons, experiences, and words of wisdom that will enable them to thrive, succeed, and develop into effective leaders within their respected organizations as interns or emerging professionals.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will recognize the importance of career planning at the beginning stages of their careers and will discover some specific steps they can take to ensure they have a strong career development plan for success within their area of expertise.

    Participants will not only identify some key soft skills that are essential for career success, but they will also be challenged to discover new skills that they will need to develop to grow, develop, and emerge into a successful professional within their area of expertise. 

    Participants will not only learn how to develop their social awareness and organizational intelligence, but they will be provided with career development strategies that will enable them to develop more insight about the unwritten rules of success within their area of expertise.

    Participants will not only develop a deeper understanding of implementing the right habits within a workplace setting, but they will also learn how to develop and implement a growth mindset within their career journey.

    • Participants will not only discover the importance of developing positive relationships with others, but they will be taught how to build, develop, and manage relationships within their area of expertise.

    Participants will not only learn about foundational career development strategies that lead to career success, but participants will also walk away with some powerful words of wisdom that will enable them to thrive and succeed within the first 90 days of a new job or internship.

  • The Power of Leading with Emotional Intelligence!

    4 Ways to Become A Transformational Leader Through The Use Of Emotional Intelligence!

     

    Research experts suggest that 90% of high potentials possess high emotional intelligence and 68% of our workplace activities require emotional intelligence. In addition to these findings, other scholars of Emotional Intelligence suggest that high emotional intelligence not only helps people lead more effectively, but it helps them manage stress and difficult people, deal with emotional challenges, work with others more effectively, inspire others, navigate conflict better, build more positive relationships, avoid negative emotional outbursts, and attain more productivity and profitability within the workplace.

     

    In this transformational program on Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Fredenburg not only helps people develop a greater understanding of emotional intelligence, but he also teaches them how to experience the positive results of emotional intelligence through the implementation of the Emotional Intelligence Model of Leadership.

     

    People who engage in this program will experience positive results by learning how to identify their emotional triggers, develop strategies to regulate the negative impact of these emotional triggers, be more empathic, create more social awareness, communicate to different audiences more effectively, and discover how to build more positive relationships with difficult people in their organization.

    Key TakeAways

    Participants will not only gain a deeper understanding of Emotional Intelligence, but they will learn how to develop a leadership skill set and experience that leads to greater results and productivity.

    Participants will identify and assess four components of Emotional Intelligence 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 respond to the positive and negative emotions of others better and become more effective at dealing with conflict, managing difficult people, engaging in courageous conversations, and helping others reach their fullest potential within the organization or company.

    Participants will not only learn how to become more empathetic and socially aware, but they will develop a skill set that will enable them to become more effective at managing relationships, collaborating with others, and building positive networks within the workplace setting.

  • What is Your Leadership Legacy?

    4 Ways to Develop A Leadership Legacy As An Emerging Leader That Leaves 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 mid-level and executive leaders the key components that must be considered if they 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.

    Key TakeAways

    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.

Corporate topics

With insights grounded in extensive research and practical experience, he empowers professionals to drive transformative change and foster a culture of innovation and inclusivity in the workplace.