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.)

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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.

Latest post from

2 September 2019 BY FREDRIK HAREN

Today I want to talk about saying “yes” to saying “no”. In the last 12 months I did 160 (!) free (!) one-on-one meetings with speakers who wanted help to find their Inner Theme, wanted help with developing their speaking business or with becoming better as a speaker. In the next 12 months I plan […]

The post Taking a Break from Giving My Time: Why I Will Drastically Reduce My Free Mentoring Sessions on Speaking for One Year appeared first on

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.

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.

The World of Creativity


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


About how creativity is all about wondering in search of energy. Interview with ceramic artist Helga Ritsch about how she is letting her mind wonder (well wander too I guess)…

A quick interview with Achmat Hassiem. AKA “Sharkboy”, who I interviewed in Macau last week as we both spoke at the same conference. Sharkboy’s story is an amazing story about…

What can we learn about creativity from Mauritius? Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer – travels to this paradise island to learn about creativity in the most unlikely of places:…

In June I went to Ukraine for a speech and during the visit my client KA Group helped me set up a meeting with very creative Ukrainian theatre director Stas…



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.