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Joshua Fredenburg

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Leadership, Diversity/Inclusion, and First Generation

  • Founder, Circle of Change

  • NACA Showcasing Artist and Ed Session Presenter

  • APCA Showcasing Artist and Ed Session Presenter

  • Appeared on the Wayne Brady Show

  • Appearances on KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles

  • The Daily Buzz Nation Morning Show


Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of five books, leadership/diversity consultant, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Tedx Speaker, and President/Founder of the ‘Award Winning Circle of Change Leadership Experience that specializes in helping students discover the leader from within, lead and interact with diverse groups of people more effectively, reach their fullest potential as a leader, and build the confidence and inspiration needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

For the past fourteen years, Dr. Fredenburg has not only served as a keynote speaker in 47 states across the country, but he has transformed the lives of thousands of people as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, trainer, and facilitator at different conferences, retreats, and training that revolve around leadership, diversity/inclusion, student success, new student orientation, professional development, fraternity and sorority events, and college graduations.

In 2018, Dr. Fredenburg received an honorary membership from Golden Key International, was recognized as a Top leader under 40 in South Florida in 2017, had his national leadership conference selected by the NASPA (Student Affair Professionals in Higher Education) Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community as the “Top Student Leadership Development Program in 2015”, and he received a community leadership award from the Urban League Young Professionals of Los Angeles for his work in developing the next generation of leaders in 2015 as well.

In addition to a successful speaking career, Dr. Fredenburg received his Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in June of 2019, attained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University in 2008, has appeared on various television/radio shows, and is the President and Founder of the Circle of Change Leadership Conference.  The Circle of Change Leadership Conference is an award winning national leadership conference in Los Angeles and New York that prepares diverse and first generation students for career leadership success and connects them with executives from companies such as Pepsi, Columbia Pictures, Hewlett Packard, CNN, UPS, MTV, Mattel, Starbucks’s, VH-1, Verizon Wireless, NBC Universal, IBM, Warner Brothers, Chipotle, Disney, and Fox to name a few.

Dr. Fredenburg’s academic accomplishments, scholarly research on leadership, business success, and positive impact as a mentor of the next generation of leaders has positioned him to provide great value, empowerment, and inspiration to campuses that desire to have him serve as a a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, trainer, and facilitator for their different campus programs.


Speaker Topics Include:


  • Leadership

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Motivation

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Personal Growth

  • Student Success

  • Career Success

  • Professional Development

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"Joshua was great to work with and extremely flexible. He was so in tune with what is going on with current trends and already had his topics during our first meeting together to plan out our keynote for our Leadership Conference."

Patrick Prusinovski,

California State University East Bay 

"Joshua gave a high-energy presentation on transformational leadership that was well-received His “10 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment” connected with our audience of managers."

Armand Montiel,

Los Angeles County Management Council

"His presentation was EXACTLY the experience we were looking to have and truly he made our vision a reality. This conversation on spiritual wellness was inclusive, so folks of all experiences and backgrounds could learn together."

Monique Dumaine,

Johnson and Wales University

"Dr. Fredenburg was wonderful to work with. He was always responsive, kind, and willing to adapt to our department’s and students’ needs."

Allie Johnson,

Kennesaw State University

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