That question can be answered with so many different facets it scares me. The best way to relay that question – Fred is an over sized child that has finally embraced the fact that we do not have a choice in ageing chronologically but we definitely have a choice in staying immature for the rest of our lives. So in short you can say I am an over grown child that hopes never to lose the wisdom that a live worth living is one that embraces the moments right in front of us.
I am a keynote speaker. I inspire, captivate, educate people to believe in them selves. I give them all he tools they need in order to succeed in their professional and personal lives. I believe that people are the company’s greatest asset. I talk on the topic of leadership. My interest of focus is on human behavior. More so what is the consistency with the Top 5% of people in every facet of life. Only once we can understand the why, can we have any control in changing the behaviors and in turn the results of our self and others around us.
What do you do for fun?
I love the outdoors, anything from triathlons, kayaking, scuba diving to anything that keeps the body active and in motion. That being said, life is all about balance so I also enjoy reading a great book by a live fire with a body of water in the background and I am in heaven. My all time favorite past time is playing with my niece and nephew. They always remind me of how to have fun.
What is your favourite community? Why?
This has always been a hard one for me to answer. To me, my community is the place I have chosen to be at at that moment in time. We have created such a faced paced lifestyle that we forget about our surroundings and our responsibility for them. Love the community you are in.
What is your superpower?
To be able to connect with peoples’ emotions. Cannot imagine a better state to be in than for a group of people to know and understand each-other for their authentic self.
How do you use it to build community?
Great question. Always take the time to understand your community when it pertains to their needs, wants, desires. What we need to be aware of is that a community is nothing more than a collection of individual people. When we take the time to connect to the individuals in a community we in turn connect to the community.
My Three Favourite Things About Fred Are…
1. Powerful Public Speaking. As an enthusiastic public speaker, I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for what Fred does and how he does it. The guy travels the world engaging people with ideas and words and – wow – is he ever good at it. I love the professionalism and passion that he brings to every presentation and workshop that he delivers. Also, his new book Courage to be Naked is fantastically titled and a must read for any And I highly recommend him as a speaker…and as a human being, too!
2. He’s Iron Man. Well, maybe not exactly. But he does compete in Ironman races, which reflects his physical as well as mental wellness and, I dare say, toughness.
3. World-changing Kindness. This is how Fred spent his Christmas: check it out. He’s also giving his book away for free – instead of paying for Courage to be Naked you can donate to a charity. Find out more by visiting his blog, Mental Sidewalk.
As told by John Horn