Call (651.587.5435) or email (steve@stevefredlund.com) to contact our office to share details and discuss your event and Steve’s potential fit. We will respond shortly after we have reviewed the details and confirmed availability for your date. During this process, we’ll help you determine if your event is a good “fit” for our services. We will tentatively hold your date while we are in communication and ironing out all the details.


To secure a date on Steve’s calendar, a non-refundable 25% deposit of his fee is required. We will also send you our contract to review and sign. Upon the agreement of the signed contract, our staff will schedule a pre-program interview and consultation with Steve.


Our team will meet with you over the telephone or Zoom. This discussion will help him gain insight regarding your organization, event theme, meeting objectives and industry trends. Using this information, Steve will prepare a program that is personalized to suit your event.


Steve’s remaining balance will be due by the date of the event. Leading up to the event, we will also confirm the room setup, provide any marketing material for your program if needed, and continue to coordinate travel itinerary, staging, and other logistics.


If this is an out-of-town engagement, Steve will generally arrive the same day as the presentation if travel will allow; otherwise he will arrive the day before. If convenient, Steve will check out the venue, do a soundcheck, verify the presentation is working, and anything else to ensure things go flawlessly. And if the event coordinator is available, he would love to meet with them!


Steve loves connecting with the audience on a more personal level, including doing Q&A sessions to continue the conversation. If this works for your event, Steve would be happy to include individual Q&A or participation on a panel following the talk.


Steve and his team are all about making the event planning process as easy and streamlined as possible. Below you will find important downloadable PDFs and high quality images you can use to aid in the marketing and production efforts of your event. If we don’t have something you’re looking for below, please email us at steve@stevefredlund.com


Steve Fredlund is a passionate and engaging keynote speaker the world needs to hear; he has a natural ability to weave breakthrough insights into compelling stories from his eclectic life. For 30 years, Steve has been building vibrant communities from the ground up. He has started new departments at multiple Fortune 500 companies; launched several nonprofits including an effort that raised nearly $3 million to support the transformation of northern Rwanda; started the RecPoker podcast which has grown into a well respected vibrant and encouraging poker learning community; started Vibrant Community Consulting to help revitalize small rural towns and their community organizations; started and leads the Small Small Business Community which connects business experts with the leaders of local small businesses and nonprofits to equip them with what they need to flourish.

Steve has earned a Masters in Business Administration and fellowship in the Society of Actuaries; he is also certified in Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and has served on six nonprofit boards. Steve and his wife Tracy have three grown children and are life-long residents of rural Minnesota, which means they are constantly disappointed sports fans. In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing disc golf and poker.


The images shown below will download as high resolution images. Just tap on the image of your choice for immediate download.


Download Steve’s short bio, long bio, topics sheet, and testimonials that you can include with your marketing materials. This could be used for conference programs, fliers, or other promotional materials for your event.


Here you will find Steve’s requested lighting, stage, and AV setup that is most preferred while speaking. This setup is not required for the event but is HIGHLY recommended.