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The Safari Dude Keynote Speaker from Minneapolis, MN

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 11 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2022
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $5,000 per event

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Through the lens of an African safari, Steve "Safari Dude" Fredlund shares the “Big 5” keys to becoming happier and more successful in life, work and leadership. SIGNATURE KEYNOTE: “The Safari Way to Greater Happiness” This 30-90 minute keynote 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 also increase personal fulfillment. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Is it possible to be successful and still be happy? Or do we have to choose? Is there a way to have both? Through his career experience and research, Steve “The Safari Dude” Fredlund has uncovered the “Big 5” drivers of success and happiness - and they are the same factors that make an African safari incredible. Join Steve on this epic adventure to approach life, work and leadership The Safari Way. After this talk, the audience will: - Understand the impact of external pressures (defaults, expectations and ‘shoulds’) on decisions - Feel empowered to implement the “Big 5” ways to have more fulfilling adventures in every area of life - Realize greater agency in life, work and leadership LEADERSHIP / HR PRESENTATION: “The Safari Way: Roaring Success with the Right Peeps in the Jeep” This 30-90 minute keynote or breakout is perfect for audiences filled with leaders or others who hire and manage staff. Grounded in my discoveries as an HR actuary analyzing the data on 150,000 global employees, I provide breakthrough insights into how we can build more powerful teams to increase productivity, engagement and retention. PROGRAM 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. After this talk, the audience will: Understand the difference between hiring for potential and hiring for actual contribution Recognize alignment and connection as key drivers of productivity, engagement and retention Be equipped to take tangible next steps to build a more productive team STEVE FREDLUND BIO Steve Fredlund is a multi-passionate visionary who has had profound impact as an award-winning actuary, humanitarian, coach, consultant, author, speaker, podcaster, entrepreneur and leader of African safaris. For ten years, Steve’s journey included two parallel paths: a good life that was becoming increasingly unfulfilling and humanitarian trips to east Africa that ended on safari. Like chocolate and peanut butter, Steve’s research into happiness and his experiences leading African adventures blended into something remarkable. He discovered the “Big 5” factors that impact both, becoming the foundation of his approach to life, work and leadership. “The Safari Way” has become a movement increasing the happiness and success of people around the world. Steve’s upcoming book, “Do the Unright Thing: How to Recognize and Escape the Good Life Trap” helps those who are feeling unfulfilled in the midst of their good life. The book is expected to be available this January. As a two-time TEDx speaker, Steve communicates in a compelling way, using remarkable stories and memorable phrases that keep his ideas front-of-mind years into the future. His captivating, authentic and humorous approach keeps audiences engaged and longing for more. Steve has been called “genuine”, “hilarious” and “the only actuary, in the history of actuaries, you actually WANT to sit next to during dinner.” Steve earned fellowship in the Society of Actuaries and holds a Masters in Business Administration. When not working, he can be found on the disc golf course, playing a poker tournament or suffering through another season as a Minnesota sports fan.


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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews


Review by Sarah W.

EventReviewed on March 6, 2023From Virginia, MN

Steve was a great asset to our conference for young leaders. From our initial contact with The Safari Dude to the Keynote presentation it was flawless. The Safari Dude is highly recommended. He presented to roughly 300 students, and many wish he could be our Keynote speaker every year.

The Safari Dude:

Sarah, thank you so much for your kind words. I had a blast with the kids and would welcome the chance to share again if it ever made sense. There are many more stories from safari that have yet to be told :). All the best, Steve

Review by Victoria D.

ConventionReviewed on February 13, 2023From Wisconsin Dells, WI

Steve was great to work with and our attendees greatly appreciated his session. "Very motivating, strong message and great mindset." and "Resonated both personally and professionally Great message." "Wow, very powerful speech. This is truly something that I cannot wait to bring back and show to my team. Thank you!"

The Safari Dude:

Thank you Victoria! You were great to work with and it was wonderful to share and connect with Patrick and the rest of the telecommunications marketing folks in Wisconsin.

Review by Lisa J.

School AssemblyReviewed on October 6, 2022From Balsam Lake, WI

Steve is great to work with! He returns emails and phone calls very promptly and works hard to customize his performance for your group's needs. His stories of safari adventures are engaging and so fun to listen to. Both students and staff could relate to his message about having the Right Peeps in Your Jeep. Students loved seeing photos taken while on safari and learning more about African adventures. Steve's performance fell a little shorter than our agreed timeframe, but besides that it was great!

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