William Freitas is a communications expert who specializes in conflict resolution, trust building, and mediating diversity issues involving age, culture, gender, and special interests.
With 25 years of International experience that includes facilitating post-apartheid peace groups in South Africa and leadership workshops in the US, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland, and Canada, William's background includes a strong emphasis on leadership development and working with teams in generationally diverse organizations.
While he maintains dual citizenship in the US and Brazil, William completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies in the US and is bilingual in Portuguese and English and proficient in Spanish. After earning his MS in Leadership Development from the University of Nebraska, William maintained his academic interests and was an invited lecturer at Washington State University and Florida Christian University on various leadership and communication topics.
William applies his communications expertise as a Certified LEGOŽ SERIOUS PLAYŽ Facilitator when working with teams to foster high quality outcomes. By incorporating lessons on listening, the free expression of ideas, clear communication purpose, and commitment from all participants, William is able to lead teams through the most difficult of circumstances.
Whether facilitating a LEGOŽ SERIOUS PLAYŽ workshop or coaching new leaders, William's engaging style sets his clients at ease. He truly enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places, and caring for others.
When he doesn't get his fix of LEGO bricks at work, William joins in the fun with his two small children at home. Outdoors, he enjoys water sports on the sunny beaches of Sarasota, Florida.