Fredrik Haren grew up in an environment that cherished curiosity and knowledge. Add to this a flair for performing on stage, and you get a world-class speaker with profound insights into business creativity, the importance of change, and the global mindset.
Fredrik Haren first encountered the Internet while studying at a university in the United States. Recognizing its potential impact on the world, he chose to write his thesis on “Internet and Marketing”. In 1995, he published the thesis as a book, making it the first of its kind in Sweden.
After graduating, Fredrik Haren started working at an internet company. He ended up owning 20% of the company which was sold to a listed company in 1999. The period after the sale saw him reflect on what he would do with his life. He decided to dedicate it to the study of human creativity. He also became a professional speaker. He was 27 years old at the time.
More than 25 years later, Fredrik Haren has climbed the speaking ladder of success. He has appeared before small groups of people and crowds of thousands. He has spoken before people for four minutes and handled full-day workshops. Furthermore, he has a YouTube video of one of his speeches that gained half a million views.
His amazing career has seen Fredrik Haren receive various awards and accolades. Examples include “Speaker of the Year” and being named one of Sweden’s ten best speakers of all time. He was also one of only thirteen people globally awarded “The International Ambassador’s Award by The Global Speaker Federation.
His research has seen Fredrik Haren negotiate the deserts of Oman and the innovation labs in Silicon Valley. According to him, every person he encounters is a chance to gain knowledge, whether it’s a musician in Holland, a renowned car designer, a Japanese sushi expert, or a flamenco dancer in Spain. He believes you can learn more about creativity anywhere you go and from everyone you meet.
Fredrik Haren is also a bestselling author. One of his books, ‘The Idea Book’, was named ‘one of the best business books of all time’. And his literary offerings have not yet stopped. His goal in life is to help as many people as he possibly can to attain their true creative potential.
Someone who has delivered over two thousand talks in sixty-five countries across the globe, Fredrik Haren helps audiences understand the importance of thinking in new ways. He also shows them how difficult it is to do so, and how to go about making the needed changes to succeed. His energetic talks have held audiences spellbound. He spends his time between Sweden, his country of birth, and Singapore. Fredrik is proficient in Swedish and English.
“Fredrik was awesome! We are definitely going to use him again for future conferences!”
“Fredrik Haren was a top rated speaker at our global CV event, he was both entertaining and thought provoking on what it means to do business in our new global world.”
“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.”
“Fredrik Haren is 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 Haren we made an exception – he was that good. Book him, your members will be amazed.”
“Thank you for your valuable input and created investment into my life. WOW WOW WOW! What a life enriching experience! Fredrik, you are a creative GURU! Thank you for sharing your creative wisdom and knowledge with me! It was a true beyond imaginable expectations life moment for me! Join The Creativity Suite and become part of a group of peers passionate about innovation and creativity from a C-suite perspective.”