Steve Fredlund

Through the lens of an African safari, Steve Fredlund shares the “Big 5” keys to becoming happier and more successful in life, work and leadership.

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  • Motivation
  • Happiness
  • Inspirational
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork / Teambuilding
  • Human Resources / Labor Relations

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Steve “Safari Dude” Fredlund is the Founder of The Safari Way, a driving force increasing individual happiness and organizational breakthrough. His 30 years as a corporate actuary, nonprofit executive, entrepreneur, and leader of African safaris combine remarkably into award-winning keynotes, transformational trainings, and bestselling books.


Summary: This 45-90 minute talk is perfect for leaders and other audiences who hire and manage staff. Grounded in Steve’s experience as an HR actuary personally analyzing the data on 150,000 global employees, he shares breakthrough insights into how we can build more powerful teams to increase productivity, engagement and retention


Description: It is so frustrating to have high potential team members who aren’t as productive as they could be. They have the skills, knowledge and abilities to make a huge impact but are disengaged and don’t stick around. The problem is not their potential, it is converting that potential to actual contribution. How can we add team members who will have the impact they are capable of? As an award-winning actuary, Steve Fredlund analyzed data on more than 150,000 global employees, uncovering the core drivers of productivity, engagement and retention. In this session, he will teach you how to enhance hiring to build a more productive team. Known as “The Safari Dude”, Steve calls this “getting the right peeps in our jeep” and it is one of the “Big 5” in his breakthrough approach to live, work and lead The Safari Way.


Summary: This 45-90 minute talk is ideal for general audiences (leaders and non-leaders) who need a boost to become happier in life and at work. This talk explores five things (the “Big 5”) that make an African safari epic and increase personal fulfillment.


Description: Life can feel like an African safari, an ongoing experience of ups & downs, high & lows, knowns & unknowns, where excitement and tension run side by side. As we learn to apply the same principles that make safaris epic, we become more engaged, less burnt out, and happier in life, work and leadership. Steve “Safari Dude” Fredlund uses compelling stories from the savannah to invite us into The Safari Way by choosing our experience, getting the right peeps in our Jeeps, doing the unright thing, taking in the view and embracing the adventure.