Prestigious FRED Leadership Forum Being Held in Vancouver British Columbia

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FRED Inc. co-founders Jim Bolt and Rocky Kimball announced today that Richard Olivier will lead an exciting session aimed at developing authentic leaders at the annual FRED Forum, September 10-12, to be held in the beautiful coastal seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The world lost an extraordinary leader this year with the passing of Nelson Mandela and the FRED Forum will put a retrospective spotlight on the man and his transformative leadership. Rita Barnard, a South African and the editor of Cambridge University Press’s new book, Walking with Mandela, will examine the man behind the mythology and share narrative stories from his leadership legacy.

Richard Olivier, the founder of Mythodrama in London, will present his groundbreaking approach to developing world-class leaders using tools not often associated with corporate leadership: mythology, archetypal psychology, philosophy and Shakespearean theatre. The prestigious Best Practice Institute recently honored Richard for his work with its 2013 Top Thought Leader Award.

Todd Breyfogle, Head of Executive Seminars at the world famous Aspen Institute, will present their methodology, first pioneered by Mortimer Adler, the famous educator who helped create the Great Books Program of learning. Rounding out the versatile and stimulating line-up will be David Labistour, CEO of Vancouver’s Mountain Equipment Company, who will share MEC’s approach to the environment and sustainability.

Besides the array of speakers, the FRED Forum fashions itself as an ‘intellectual and emotional spa’ where its by-invitation-only audience assembles in select cities around the world for dialogue, immersive experiences, and a deep dive into the essential nature of authentic leadership.

Fred Forum is a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the quality of leadership in the world. The annual Forum gathers executives from all business sectors from around the world. The FRED Forum is attended by executives who have a passion for leadership and developing leaders, and includes representatives from major multi-nationals, NGOs and nonprofits. Major FRED sponsors include Fidelity, McDonald’s, Intel Security, and Time Warner, along with major business schools such as Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, MIT Sloan School of Management, Michigan Ross Executive Education, IMD, UCLA Anderson Executive Education and the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, key consulting firms BTS and Pivot Leadership.

The local Vancouver Host for the 2014 FRED Forum is Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

To learn more about the FRED and this year’s FRED Forum in Vancouver, September 10-12, visit:

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