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GENERATION Z HAS ARRIVED! – 6 INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES THAT WILL ENABLE LEADERS TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AT LEADING THE MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE GENERATION EVER!

Although members of the Millennial Generation have received lots of attention over the past few years, the next generation that is beginning to emerge is Generation Z, a group of young men and women that are 83 million strong, represent 20% of the U.S. population, and are the first generation born after the Internet Age.

According to researchers, members of this Generation are not only the most diverse generation in American history, but companies and organizations that desire to attract, retain, lead, or influence MUST be advocates of diversity and inclusion. Also, because of the cultural diversity of this generation, certain marketing experts suggest that early studies on the generation have failed to accurately analyze this emerging group because they have not properly integrated the cultural intersectionality of this generation.

Subsequently, to help companies and organizational leaders become more effective at attracting, leading, retaining, and creating more inclusive environments for members of this emerging generation, Joshua Fredenburg has developed an engaging program that not only provides audiences with a better understanding of Generation Z, but helps leaders of this Generation become more inclusive as leaders and more effective at creating an inclusive environment that will produce greater productivity, retention, engagement, and leadership development amongst members of Generation Z.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about the characteristics, traits, and qualities that exist within Generation Z.
  • Participants will recognize the importance and impact that cultural intersectionality will have on everyone that engages with members of Generation Z.
  • Participants will learn about some common differences as it relates to diversity, inclusion, and culture make up between Generation Z and other generations.
  • Participants will discover SIX leadership characteristics they need to consider if they desire to become effective at leading, developing, and retaining diverse leaders of the Generation Z.
  • Participants will leave the session more equipped and prepared to effectively attract, influence, lead, develop, and retain members of Generation Z.

Joshua gave a high-energy presentation on transformational leadership that was well-received His “10 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment” connected with our audience of managers

– Armand Montiel, Vice President, Los Angeles County Management Council

ARE MILLENNIALS FRUSTRATING YOU? – FIND OUT HOW TO ENGAGE, LEAD, RETAIN, AND DEVELOP MORE LEADERS OF THIS GENERATION MORE EFFECTIVELY!

In 2015, an article in Forbes magazine revealed that Millennials are not only projected to make up 75% of the workforce in 2030, but according to other experts, they are projected to make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. With these demographic changes within the workplace, leaders and organizational decision makers have been given the task and responsibility to learn more about the needs, wants, work preferences, and unique differences of this younger generation.

Although the discussion around Millennials has been positive and negative, the reality is, if your going to attain the business advantage in the 21st Century, its vitally important that leaders and organizational decision makers not only know how to effectively lead and develop future leaders of this emerging generation within various companies and organizations, but they have an ability to retain this group of employees and volunteers because of the positive impact of sustainability and the high cost of employee turnover.

To help leaders and organizational decision makers lead Millennials more effectively in the 21st Century, Mr. Fredenburg has developed a set of PROVEN researched based leadership strategies that will enable industry leaders, executive directors, managers, directors, and team leaders with the knowledge, insight, and leadership practices necessary to lead, inspire, engage, develop, and increase retention numbers of this emerging generation within the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will discover the FOUR KEY strategies that lead towards increased engagement and retention rates of members of the Millennial Generation.
  • Participants will recognize why some Millennials stay with an organization three plus years and others decide to leave after one year.
  • Participants will find out what leadership styles have the greatest impact on Millennial employees and volunteers.
  • Participants will understand why certain leaders are effective with Millennials and others are not.
  • Participants will discover leadership and retention strategies that will enable them to be more effective at recruiting, leading, retaining, and developing more leaders of the Millennial Generation.

“When I invited Josh to be one of our keynotes for this year’S Thought Leadership Conference, I knew he would bring a new element and powerful energy to our event that both returning and new attendees would not have experienced. He not only delivered on that promise, but exceeded our expectations. Highly professional, engaging, and knowledgeable in his field of study, he brings a contagious passion to his work and cultivates insightful discussions. We’re excited for an opportunity to work with him again. I would recommend him as a speaker to any corporate event or conference.”

– Alice Park, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Secova, Inc.

What’s Your Leadership Brand? – Four Steps That Will Enable You to Create A Leadership and Professional Brand That Will Position You For Personal, Career, and Leadership Success!

In today’s culture and society, one of the keys to attaining personal, career, and leadership success is creating a solid professional and leadership brand. According to various branding experts, a professional and leadership brand is not only unique, but in order to build your professional and leadership brand, you must increase your self-awareness, identify your target audience, and develop an awareness about the character traits you must possess in order to create a positive reputation and leadership brand.

In this engaging and transformational leadership session, Joshua Fredenburg not only helps emerging and seasoned leader understand the importance of creating a positive professional and leadership brand, but he leads them through a set of action steps that will enable them to create a professional and leadership brand that will position them for greater personal, career, and leadership success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about leadership and professional brands and find out why this aspect of leadership is so important for them to understand in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will discover the key things to consider when they are creating a personal and leadership brand as a leader in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will find out how to create a professional and leadership brand statement and communicate it effectively to others through verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Participants will not only increase their self-awareness as a leader, but they will learn more about character, vision, digital excellence, and how to communicate more effectively as a leader.
  • Participants will leave the session inspired, empowered, and ready to go to the next level as a leader of the 21st Century.

We invited Josh to be our guest speaker as we started the 2016-2017 school year and it was a great choice. Josh used his classroom experiences to relate and inspire the teachers to start the new school year. Teachers left with their tanks filled for the year and ready to tackle the new tchallenges for the new year. Having Josh speak to our teachers was a great choice!

– Kevin Morris, Assistant Principal Liberty High School

Multicultural Millennial? – How to Lead and Retain More Millennial Leaders of Color!

Although experts’ opinions have deferred on the date ranges for the millennial generation, the US Census Bureau has defined this generation as those who were born between 1977 – 1995. Although experts have stated that this is the biggest generation since the baby boomer generation, what stands out about millennials is that 42% of these individuals not only come from African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic backgrounds, but members of this generation comprise 27 percent of the total minority population, 38 percent of voting age minorities, and a whopping 43 percent of primary working age minorities.

Because of these numbers, companies and organizations who are most equipped to recruit, lead, and develop this group of people from the millennial generation will possess an extra advantage in the 21st Century. Unfortunately, many companies and organizations are not as prepared as they need to be to truly impact this group of people from the millennial generation because the research on this specific group of the millennial generation is not as vast as the general research on members of the millennial generation in various industries.

To help companies and organizational leaders better understand this aspect of the millennial generation, Joshua Fredenburg provides insightful research about the unique differences that exist with millennials of color from the general research on members of the millennial generation. He also provides leaders, managers, and decision makers of various organizations and companies with leadership strategies that can be used to help them become more effective at recruiting, leading, retaining, and developing more millennial leaders of color.

The leadership strategies used in this leadership session have not only been created out of extensive research on the millennial generation, but they are proven strategies that will provide leaders who have the responsibility to recruit, lead, retain, and develop men and women of color from this group of the millennial generation with immediate results and solutions to some of the unique challenges facing various companies and organizations around millennials, diversity, leadership, inclusion, and retention.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about the unique characteristics and traits of millennials of color.
  • Participants will discover the FIVE things that will enable them to recruit, lead, retain, and develop diverse leaders of the millennial generation more effectively.
  • Participants will recognize the differences that exist between millennials of color and the general research that has been created about the millennial generation.
  • Participants will find out why certain organizations are effective at leading, retaining, and developing diverse leaders of the Millennial Generation and others are not.
  • Participants will leave this session more equipped and prepared to effectively recruit, lead, retain, and develop diverse members of the Millennial generation.

Joshua Fredenburg delivered a dynamic, inspirational and nlightening keynote address to the Counselor Training Institute back in June of 2014 on the topic of Transformational Leadership. Joshua informed participants of the growing societal challenges with communicating with different generations.

His messages equipped participants with the effective tools and strategies which promote persistence and success in this discipline. Joshua proves to be a dedicated, tinformed, and innovative motivational speaker who will transform any group he serves!

– Joelle Falaise, Former Co-Chair, EOF/TRIO Counselor Training Institute

Resilient Leadership! – A Foundational Piece of Great 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 session on resiliency, Joshua Fredenburg not only helps emerging and seasoned leaders develop a solid working definition of resilient leadership, but he provides them with a set of foundational and applicable leadership principles on resilient leadership that will enable these leaders to adapt, persevere, bounce back, and overcome any negative situation, circumstance, or challenge they face as a leader.

The resilient strategies used in this session will not only help attendees deal with worry, pressure, stress, despair, failure, and rejection more effectively, but it will provide them with a set of coping strategies, mental strategies, and emotional strategies that will enable these leaders to become more resilient in situations they face within an organization or company as a leader.

With increased pressures, challenges, and negative situations faced in today’s society, resilience training is needed more than ever to help people navigate through the unique challenges that people from all walks of life are facing daily in the 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a solid definition of resilient leadership, learn about the fundamental principles of a resilient leader, and find out why resiliency enables leaders to become unstoppable.
  • Participants will discover some specific leadership strategies that will enable them to increase their confidence and self efficacy as a leader.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of leading with purpose, possessing a support team, leading with the right perspective, being thankful, having a vision, and building your resilient tank daily.
  • Participants will increase their GRIT as a leader and develop a set of mental and emotional strategies that help them become more resilient as a leader.
  • Participants will leave the session with practical and applicable strategies that will enable them to overcome any challenge and circumstance within every aspect of their life.

The impact of Joshuas presentation for our campus professionals at Central Connecticut State University was be felt by all those in attendance for a while on campus and in their respective offices as it is being practiced. You managed to changed mind sets through your presentation which was essentially why we advocated as a group to bring you to campus.

– Ayeni Oluwatoyin, Central Connecticut State University Professional Development Chair

Generations Unite! – How to Unite and Lead Multiple Generations within the Workplace!

For the first time in history, companies and organizations will have five generations in the workplace. In order to effectively unite, connect, and lead multiple generations in the workplace, it’s vitally important that industry leaders, executive directors, managers, directors, and team leaders understand each generation, know the differences of each generation, and develop the right leadership strategies necessary to effectively lead multi-generational groups of people within the workplace.

In this highly interactive, engaging, and empowering program, Joshua Fredenburg not only helps industry leaders, executive directors, managers, directors, and team leaders develop a greater understanding regarding different generations in workplace settings, but he helps organizational leaders learn how to unite multiple generations within the workplace, work through generational conflicts that exist within the workplace, and serve multiple generational teams more effectively as a leader within an organization or company.

Participants of this program will develop a deeper understanding of each generation, break down the negative stereotypes that create generational conflict within the workplace, learn how to create positive relationships with various generations within the workplace, and discover some communication and leadership tools that will enable them to unite and lead members of multiple generations within the workplace more effectively, In addition, participants of this program will learn how to use emotional intelligence as a positive tool in creating generational unity within the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a greater understanding about the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z.
  • Participants will learn about the leadership styles that are most effective with each Generation in the workplace setting.
  • Participants will not only learn about the different stereotypes of each generation within the workplace, but they will learn how to overcome these barriers that affect generational unity.
  • Participants will discover communication strategies that will help members of each generation become more adaptable and effective at leading and working with individuals of different generations.
  • Participants will find out how to effectively deal with various challenges created within workplace settings as a result of generational differences.
  • Participants will learn how to use emotional intelligence as a productive tool at creating generational synergy within the workplace.

Joshua is a powerful energy. His words and delivery are igniting and encouraging. He tends to bring the best out of everyone around him. The leader in him brings out the leader in you.t

– Silvana Marmolejos, Associate Producer of Dr. Oz Show

Leading from the Inside Out!

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.

With a better understanding of self, studies have revealed that leaders will be more effective than those who lack the understanding of self. Also, when a leader increases self-awareness and begins to lead from the inside out, they will be more effective at working with others, leading with their strengths, being emotionally intelligent, surrounding themselves with the right people, making better decisions, dealing with adversity, and becoming more productive as a leader.

In this transformational session, Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of self-awareness as it relates to effective leadership, but he helps leaders identify and use their leadership potential within to make the impact they were desire to achieve as a leader.

Participants who engage in this leadership development program will increase their self-awareness, learn more about their vision and purpose as a leader, become aware of the characteristics required to serve as an effective leader in their area of expertise, develop courage, and inspiration, as well as the authenticity needed to truly transform their organization and the lives of others who serve with them.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will develop a solid working definition of what it means to lead from the inside out.
  • 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).
  • Participants will learn about the character traits from within that they must possess in order to become an effective leader within their area of expertise.
  • Participants will leave the session with courage, inspiration, and an authentic picture of the amazing leader that they can become when they lead from the inside out.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENT LEADERSHIP – THE X-FACTOR BETWEEN GOOD AND GREAT LEADERS

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.

United As One! – Five Leadership Practices that Will Empower Leaders to Serve, Inspire, Unify, and Lead Diverse Groups of People More Effectively in the 21st Century!

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 leadership is more important than ever before in order serve as an effective leader in the 21st Century.

With all the unique differences that exist within our organizations, 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 are leadership practices that every leader must possess in the 21st Century to be effective and successful.

In this engaging and transformational keynote presentation, Joshua Fredenburg not only talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion, but he defines both of these words, provides a clear understanding of diversity and inclusion, and provides individuals with a set of leadership practices that will enable them to to serve, work, inspire, unify, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively with an inclusive lens as a leader.

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 business impact that diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and globalization are having on various organizations worldwide.
  • Participants will become more culturally intelligent and learn how to avoid the negative pitfalls and experiences that transpire because of cultural incompetence.
  • Participants will develop a set of specific leadership practices that will help them become more effective at connecting, building positive relationships, collaborating, inspiring, working, unifying, and leading diverse groups of people.
  • Participants will not only learn about the negative impact that implicit bias have on leaders, but they will learn how to identify them and how to regulate them.
  • Participants will learn about the importance of proper language, listening, emotional intelligence, leading with love, civility, adaptability, and appreciating the differences of others as it relates to global and diverse leadership.

Leadership Re-Defined in the 21st Century

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. Consequently, although are understanding of leadership has progressed, there are still a lot of myths about leadership that have to be addressed and re-defined in order for us to truly see the impact of leadership within our community, nation, and world!

In this engaging and transformational keynote presentation, Joshua Fredenburg not only re-defines what it means to be a leader in the 21st Century, but more importantly, he addresses the myths of leadership, provides insight about how anyone can make an impact in the world as a leader, and he empowers you with a set of leadership characteristics and traits that will enable you to to create the impact you wish to see in the world as a leader!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will learn about the evolution of leadership over the past 100 years and develop a solid working definition of leadership.
  • Participants will recognize the leader from within and discover that everyone has the ability and capacity to serve as an effective leader in the 21st Century despite how famous you are, how much money you possess, or the position or title that you hold.
  • Participants will learn about the negative myths of leadership that can sometimes discourage people from seeing themselves as leaders or feeling unqualified to lead in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will learn about the foundational characteristics and traits that make someone an effective leader in the 21st Century.
  • Participants will be inspired, empowered, and equipped to serve more effectively as leaders in the 21st Century after the session is complete.