Author, and much more...
Brad is the
President/CEO of 1st World Library, publisher, producer, businessman,
trainer—a maverick who knows how to get thing done—a
compelling, entertaining, and motivating speaker for your organization.
Brad has 45 years combined experience in retailing, corporate
training, publishing, and software development. He has worked
in large and small companies, started two of his own businesses,
worked as a senior executive in two other startups, and served
on the board of directors for two companies. He is currently CEO
of 1st World Library.
Brad is a practitioner/scholar, using the skills and knowledge
he has learned, to amass a remarkable record of accomplishment
over the past 25 years. In addition to the numerous training programs
he developed as founder of three major corporate training departments
(Mervyns, Atari, and Activision), he's published over 25 books,
produced more than 50 videos, 12 audio books, and over 100 consumer
and business enterprise software products. He is the inventor
of Computer Card Solitaire, the producer of Shanghai, and was
involved in the licensing of Tetris.
Brad is an expert in many critical areas of business from customer
service to the management of technology. He is an international
speaker, presenting talks and seminar/workshops in a broad spectrum
of subjects including, team building, effective leadership, creativity,
project management, the management of technology, and storytelling
as a change agent. As an author Brad has written four books, LUCKY
THAT WAY - Stories of Seizing the Moment while Creating the Games
Millions Play, GET THINGS DONE - Ten Secrets of Creating and Leading
Exceptional Teams, ONE SHOVEL FULL - Telling Stories to Change
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions, and WHY PUBLISH? - Making
the Right Choices for Your Book.
- The Publishing Revolution – What It Means for Authors
- The Art of Project Management
- The Essence of Creativity and Achieving Creative Environments
- Embracing the Unexpected - Surprises, Luck, and Intuition
in Business & Life
- Reinventing Yourself – Navigating Significant Career
- Using Stories to Change Perceptions, Attitudes, and Beliefs
- Ten Secrets of Creating and Leading Exceptional Teams
- Seizing the Moment while Creating the Games Millions Play
- The Art of Project Management
- Effective Leadership
- Effective Negotiations
- Achieving Creative Environments
- Hiring Exceptional People
- Using Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions
- The Internet's Technical Challenge -- Why Internet Companies
- Preparing for the Future
"You are at the top of the list of presenters for the
Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin
Community College.... Your sessions are powerful learning opportunities
in their integration of skills, knowledge and experience. In each
case you fully engaged all of the participants and made a real
difference in their understanding...."
Barry Silverberg, Director
Center for Community Based and Nonprofit Organizations
Austin Community College
"I also want to comment on your message and process. ...
your message is right on target and supports perfectly our beliefs
in regard to management and effective leadership. Additionally,
your ability to endear yourself to people from the Middle East,
to quickly gain our trust and respect, goes a long way to explaining
the success of your programs."
Yousef S. Al-Halwani, VP, T&D Operations
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
"Overall presentation of the session, 'Telling Stories
to Change Beliefs, Attitudes & Perceptions' rated ninety-eight
percent (98%) in terms of professional, interesting, and content
knowledge. Eighty percent (80%) gave a strong endorsement. Eighty-five
percent (85%) believed the material met their expectations and
want to learn more about the topic. Nearly ninety-percent (87%)
indicated they want to see the workshop presenter again."
Charles Briggs, Director
Texas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service
"Just want to thank you for your wonderfully presented
and perfectly messaged Keynote Speech at the PlanView User Group
Meeting this October. Everything we wanted of the keynote -- that
it be on target, thought provoking, and high energy -- was there
in spades. Plus you actually managed to add lots of heart and
inspiration ... We had a very positive response to the User Group
event this year, and your keynote was a part of that success."
Wendy Wheeler, Director of Marketing
"Brad's enthusiasm is infectious. He established training
at Activision as a legitimate, valuable, function. He is a thinker
with a bias for action—a powerful combination. He developed
an interviewing course that was very valuable and an orientation
program that was one of the best. He does an excellent job as
facilitator and trainer, with an excellent feel for the creative
Ken Coleman, Former Senior Executive
"As the luncheon keynote speaker, you captivated the
attention of over 100 human resource professionals with your anecdotes
of how you creatively built diverse teams throughout your career....Your
personal and professional success stories and suggestions will
surely take us to a new level in creating diverse teams within
Alice Dendinger, 1999 AHRMA President
Austin Human Resource Management Association
"Your stories were powerful and well received...whenever
you came on the group listened raptly and with obvious enjoyment.
One participant wrote, 'Mr. Fregger's presentations gave excellent
examples easy to relate to.'...Additionally, you were a pleasure
to work with due to your combination of professionalism and flexibility.
We would enthusiastically recommend you as a speaker and story-teller."
Linda Brumble, Director
Training Section Texas Department of Health
"When we needed help completing the Jack Nicklaus 4 computer
golf game, I called Brad Fregger. That's all I needed to do. Then
when I began Jack Nicklaus 5, I knew that I wanted Brad if I was
going to make the best product and complete it on time and within
budget. His ability to take a new group of people and forge them
into an exceptional team is beyond question."
David Stafford, President/Founder
"The version of The Exorcist that best represents what
I was trying to do, get across in the book, is the audio book
version, produced and directed by Brad Fregger."
William Peter Blatty