Kevin Friesen

Academy Director, Master Facilitator

Kevin is a valued and sought-after ambassador of Duarte and our vision to transform people and organizations through unparalleled communication. For over 20 years, Kevin worked in the social sector developing people and programs to serve their communities. In 2007, he founded NextStep Bridges, a non-profit business that facilitated collaborations and partnerships with various players in the social sector.

Since joining Duarte in 2011, Kevin has influenced thinking and promoted revolutionary change, leading over 700 workshops with hundreds of brands and thousands of individuals across the world. He helps awaken natural talents, build confidence, and drive influence in speakers and communicators of all experience levels.

Kevin has a BA in Music and a Masters in Conducting from Golden Gate Seminary. He also completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurialism from Stanford Graduate School of Business.