Global Keynote Speaker on Creativity, Change & Human Mindset | Fredrik Haren

Speaker Credentials

Over 1,000,000 people inspired from the stage.

Fredrik Haren:

– Has more than 20 years experience as a global keynote speaker, and has worked with hundreds of companies including VISA, HP, KPMG, BMW and IKEA.

– Was awarded “Speaker of the Year” in Sweden, and was included in “The Top Ten Swedish Speakers Ever”.

– Has written 10 books, including “The Idea Book” which was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”.

– Spoke in 18 countries on 5 continents last year alone. (He is based in Singapore.)

Two of the highlights from September was to get to speak for the European conference of event organisation PCMA  in Barcelona and for 1000+ agents of AXA from across Asia in Macau. Also really enjoyed doing to sessions for SMU.

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The month of August took me to speak in such diverse countries as DPRK (North Korea) and Mauritius! All in the spirit of trying to learn more about human creativity. North Korea became the 68th country I have been invited to speak in.

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March News In the month of March I had the privilege to speak to stellar brands like Deloitte, Amazon and Electrolux. But the highlight, I have to admit, was to speak at the first ever HR Convention in The Maldives. Talk about "perk" to get to spend some days in paradise!

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April News In April I got to see paradise places like Bintan (Indonesia), Bali (Indonesia), Tagaytay (The Philippines) but the biggest impact for me personally was when I got to visit the slums of Manila to do research for my speech for WorldVision later this year. The people working in the slums are true heroes.

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June News

In June I had the absolute pleasure to be part of the following conferences as a keynote speaker:

  • AV-experts from across Asia meeting at the AVIXA conference in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Global banking clients of Deloitte meeting in Rome, Italy.
  • Label printing professionals from across Europe meeting at FINAT in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Ukraine meeting in Kiev thanks to KA Group
  • The European clients of Avaloq meeting in Zurich, Switzerland
  • The European employees of Avaloq meeting in Zurich, Switzerland the day after
  • Digital Printers from across EMENA meeting at Dscoop in Barcelona, Spain
  • Global managers of Medtronic meeting at their global conference in Berlin, Germany.

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95% of the clients who book Fredrik do that because they are returning customers and/or because they got to hear about his inspiring speeches from someone who recommended him to them.

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Ruta Kruliauskaite

“Fredrik Härén and Seth Godin were the highest rated speakers at FORUM ONE. Our audience just couldn’t get enough of Fredrik! An hour keynote presentation went like no time and I can’t wait to bring him back for our future conferences.”

Ruta Kruliauskaite
Executive Producer, Forum One

Manager Global Strategic Events

“Fredrik is an acclaimed speaker whose speeches genuinely resonate with audiences across the globe. He listened to our brief and adapted his content perfectly for our global tax event in Singapore, his presentation style visibly lifted the audience’s energy levels and he ended up receiving the highest speaker feedback score across the whole event from a delegation of 36 different nationalities. We would thoroughly recommend Fredrik for any global speaker engagements and look forward to working with him again this year.”

Manager Global Strategic Events
Big Four Accounting firm

Paddy Crawshaw

“At our regional conference Fredrik demonstrated an unique ability to both challenge and inspire an extremely diverse global leadership group. He has set a hard act for anyone to follow.”

Paddy Crawshaw
OMD (OMD Asia Management Conference)

Frances Brown

“The crowd, from 53 countries, were enthralled and entertained from start to finish! We are happy to say he will be returning this year as well!”

Frances Brown
Mentoring and Course Director, Leading Change (The Queens Leadership program)

Sven-Olof Husmark

“Insightful, energetic, fun and interactive. Fredrik brought his best game to our event when he got people from more than 50 countries inspired about why innovation is crucial in the age of the customer.”

Sven-Olof Husmark
Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Qmatic Group (Qmatic Global Customer Conference)

Ed Nusbaum

“Our global conference brings all our CEOs together from around the world and Fredrik Haren’s talk could not have been more on point or more energising. He set us up perfectly for the two days that followed and we had one of our most, if not the most, successful conferences ever.”

Ed Nusbaum
CEO, Grant Thornton International Ltd (Grant Thornton Global Partners Conference)

Vinnie Lauria

“Fredrik Haren was a top rated speaker at our global VC event, he was both entertaining and thought provoking on what it means to do business in our new global world.”

Vinnie Lauria
Global Kauffman Fellows Summit

Jon Lisby

“Fredrik Härén an outstanding speaker. We have actually used him at two (!) Kreston World Conferences. We normally never bring back a keynote speaker to the same group, but with Fredrik Härén we made an exception – he was that good. Book him, your members will be amazed.”

Jon Lisby
Global CEO, Kreston

Brian Longe

“Fredrik was awesome! We are definitely going to use him again for future conferences!”

Brian Longe
CEO, Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services

Megan N. Schwartz

“Fredrik used humor, intellect, and personal stories to perfectly illustrate the importance of thinking outside of the box. He was able to connect with a very diverse audience and deliver a message that everyone could relate to and understand – it was by far the highlight of our event!”

Megan N. Schwartz
FLMI, CMP, International Conference Manager (LIMRA Global Conference)

Speaking Style

Inspiring content,
humor and
audience Interaction.

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Fredrik Haren has an unusually effective speaking style of combining humor and audience interaction with useful content that inspires new thinking and a willingness to change.

The most common word to describe him as a speaker is: inspirational.

Fredrik’s speciality is to be the “Global Conference Speaker”. Fredrik knows how to craft a speech so that, let’s say, an American, a Brazilian, a German and a Chinese all will be inspired and laugh and the same time feel that they walk away from the session with meaningful take-aways that were relevant to them. Just last year alone he spoke at 23 different global or international conferences.


Three most common topics client book Fredrik to deliver as keynotes.


Business Creativity

About what creativity is, why it is important and what we can all do to become more creative. Popular in both highly creative industries as well as in industries that want to become more creative.


Disruption & Change

About our need to see, understand and react to change in our business and our environment. Popular in fast changing industries, or industries that feel that big changes are coming.


Global & Human Mindset

What it means to have a global mindset, how to run a truly global company and – ultimately – what it means to be human.

About what it means to be a Truly Global Company, how to develop a more global mindset. Popular with Multinational organisations in all industries.

Helping other speakers become better.

Apart from being a global keynote speaker Fredrik spends a lot of time helping other speakers become better. On his blog Fredrik shares a behind the scenes peek into the life of a global keynote speaker, while sharing how you can become a better speaker, and how you too can build your own successful speaking business.

In the last 12 months alone he has done one-on-one mentoring sessions with more than 100 speakers in 10+ countries, helping them find their inner theme as speakers, develop a better keynote and develop their speaking career.

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15 November 2019 BY FREDRIK HAREN

The stage at ASFA conference in Melbourne was in the middle of the huge ballroom where 1700+ people gathered for the last day of keynote sessions. Interesting challenge for a speaker, and a perfect setup for a conference that had “creativity is key” as one of its core themes. Since the stage was round and […]

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Fredrik’s Books

The Idea Book

The Idea Book

A combination of book and notebook designed to awaken your creativity. Included in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

The Developing World

The Developing World

How an explosion of creativity from developing countries is changing the world - and why the developed world has to start paying attention.

One World, One Company

One World, One Company

How some of the best companies in the world are becoming global. And why you should too.

Spread Your Message. See the World.

Spread Your Message. See the World.

How to become a Global Keynote Speaker. Lessons from getting booked to speak in 23 countries in one year.

This concludes the information about Fredrik as a speaker and writer. The rest of this site is dedicated to what drives him to write and speak around the world.

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Under the banner of “The World of Creativity” Fredrik Haren shares his insights from meeting with creative people around the world.

The research will result in a book (see below) but Fredrik also shares much of the content generated here on “The World of Creativity Blog”.

If you prefer to follow the weekly updates of “The World of Creativity” on Facebook you can join the Facebook page: WithFredrikHaren

If you prefer to get the weekly updates as an email sign up to The World of Creativity Newsletter.

Creativity is inspired. A global mindset broadens your mind. Become more creative by being inspired by creative people from around the world.


Introduction to The World of Creativity Blog

Inspiring ideas.


For the last 20+ years Fredrik has studied human creativity all over the world.

His definition of an idea is: IDEA = P(K+I). An idea equals that a Person (P) takes his/her Knowledge (K) and combines that (+) with Information (I). It means that there is nothing totally new. Everything is a combination of previously known things in a new way. When we look at creativity like that we understand that there are infinite new ideas waiting to be revealed by combining the human knowledge and information we have access to.

We also then fully understand the value of acquiring new knowledge and of being exposed to new ways of looking at the world.

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Below are a sample of the three latest posts from Fredriks’ blog See all posts here.


Interview with 8 time world champion in squash Datuk Nicol David from Malaysia. Recorded at ICLIF in Malaysia by Fredrik Haren.

What can we learn about being creative from a Malaysian batik expert? Watch this video to learn what I learnt about creativity from Emelia Tan, a Malaysia batik expert who teaches the art of batik…



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The World of Creativity: The Book.

What can we learn about creativity from people from different countries and cultures? In the upcoming book “The World of Creativity” Fredrik Haren travels the globe to learn about the many facets of human creativity.

Each chapter covers one aspect of creativity that was inspired by one country or one culture.

The book is based on the premise that we can all become so much more creative by learning from each other.

The book will be launched in 2020. Sign up to The World of Creativity Newsletter to get previews from the interviews of the many creative people who will be featured in the book.


Some of the countries already visited:

India, Thailand, USA, Iceland, Mongolia, Switzerland, Portugal, Holland, France, China, Singapore, Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Ukraine.

Some of the countries planned to visit in the near future. (Click on each country to learn how you can help.)

Kenya, Kazakhstan, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Indonesia, Israel and many more.

For more information about the book, a full list of countries Fredrik is interested in learning from - and information on how you can be rewarded (!) if you help - click here.

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CSR: “Creative Social Responsibility”

Ideas Island and other not-for-profit projects.

Every year Fredrik Haren does numerous not-for-profit or pro-bono projects. From free speeches and giving away books to volunteering hundreds of free hours each year to help develop fellow speakers as well as supporting local and global charities with both money and time.

His flag-ship CSR project is “Ideas Island” ( where Fredrik lets creative people from around the world stay – for free – on his private island to develop a creative project. If you want to learn more about Ideas Island, or find out how you can get a chance to stay on the island click here.

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For the book The World of Creativity global keynote speaker and author Fredrik Haren is traveling the globe to learn about the many facets of human creativity. His goal is to visit, learn from, and speak in 100 countries (He as already spoken in 65+ countries from South Africa to Oman to the UK). If you share his passion for human creativity sign up for the newsletter or get in contact and let him know about creative people he should interview. If you know of companies that could be interested in having him speak to their employees or their clients we would also love to hear from you. Let’s work together towards helping humanity reach its full creative potential.

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Humanity to the power of ideas.