Kevin's presentations are not canned.ready-made.off-the-shelf.uninspired or unoriginal.one size fits all.

Customization–a radical point of differentiation

The video clips and speech topics below represent Kevin’s wheelhouse, but he keeps changing, evolving and growing to stay relevant. Kevin’s content also evolves because of his diligence in getting to know your industry, your business and your objectives.

No one tailors a talk like he does.

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…consider these topics as starting points from which he will dig in and create a message designed to address your issues.

Kevin’s Keynote Topics

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Every keynote is heavily researched and tailor-made for each client–these are starting points

Kevin’s Keynote Topics

The Right Kind of Crazy

A radically new idea looks crazy at first–until it works. Then, it’s the Right Kind of CRaZY. This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Kevin demystifies innovation and shows how to cultivate the Right Kind of CRaZY to thrive.

Audience Takeaways

  • Make it safe for people to question the unquestionable.

  • Learn to spot trends with your radar always on and antenna up.

  • Think like an outsider to load your pipeline with great ideas.
  • Learn how to navigate the messy, uncomfortable part of innovation
Innovators see things others can’t, not because they are smarter or more creative, but rather because they’ve developed a different way of looking at the world. Find out what CRaZY would look like in your world.

Hungry 4 Change!

The “way we’ve always done it” dies hard. After all, it has one of the most powerful forces on the planet as its ally. Fear.

Fear is the enemy of change, thief of desire and champion of complacency. Learn the characteristics of people who move with a sense of urgency and say “yes” to new ideas, new relationships, new business models, new products and new markets.

Audience Takeaways

  • Learn to think like an insurgent, not an incumbent.
  • Inspire opportunity-led vs. crisis-driven change.
  • Use limitations as springboards to creativity.
  • Learn what it looks like to be coachable, to get smarter, better, faster.
See how this plays out in companies that demonstrate significant, long-term growth.

Not Just a Company; A Cause

Across the globe, people expect organizations to have meaningful social impact. In the future, if you can’t demonstrate that you are legitimately doing something to make the world better, you won’t be in business. When the business becomes a cause what follows is a movement, and people opt-in to movements.

Audience Takeaways

  • Learn the ONE THING that inspires employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, and firing on all cylinders.
  • Customers don’t buy products, they buy BETTER VERSIONS of themselves. Learn the ONE THING that inspires them to become brand fanatics.
Define your business as a noble, heroic cause and watch your people reach higher, move faster and own more! Then, you will stand out in a sea of sameness.

Gutsy Leadership

If you didn’t have a title would anyone follow you? Forget titles, status and power. Leadership is about recognizing the potential in people and ideas and then bravely stepping into the arena to develop that potential.

Audience Takeaways

  • Outside the comfort zone expect to face uncertainty, risk and exposure.
  • So, you must learn to rumble with vulnerability.
  • Leadership is about living your values, growing trust and choosing service over self-interest
This presentation is about creating a courageous culture that moves the organization in bold new directions.

Cracking the Code on Team Chemistry

Are you a Hall of Fame coach in your industry? You can’t lead an unstoppable team, celebrate big wins or build a dynasty without raw talent, a strategic mindset and the heart of a champion. This limited experience is an opportunity to tap into the insights of a champion who speaks from a long career of tough losses and big wins.

Audience Takeaways

  • Why talent wins games but teamwork wins championships

  • Strategies for Building Team Chemistry

  • How Gutsy and Gifted Coaches Build Champion Mindsets
  • How Character Impacts Culture, Performance and Team Spirit

Delivered with Three-time World Champion, Bruce Bochy for limited engagements

BTW.…You do NOT have to be a sports fan to learn from world champion athletes, this keynote borrows from our newest business book, Bochy Ball: The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business and Life.

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“he got them excited and energized about this change!”

The global salesforce at BMC Software is going through a dramatic transition. The new focus is on a c-suite buyer who is ultra-concerned about handing the sheer VOLUME, VARIETY and VELOCITY of data flooding into and out of their businesses.

Bill Miller, President of ZSolution Optimization at BMC Software invited Kevin to participate in BMC’s four-day Sales Kick-off Meetng. Kevin showed this internal group what it would look like if they were truly hungry for change and how they could mange the uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure that comes with this transformation.

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“it was remarkable how he tied everything together!”

BMC Software is one of the largest and most successful makers of mainframe computer applications in the world. BMC’s global salesforce is making a huge shift, selling to a new, higher level customer who is concered about strategic business issues–digital transformation, transparency, AI, compliance, security and disruption.

Here, Michael Beavers, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Success discusses how Kevin is helping them through this transformation.

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“it was like he was talking to us, he knew our company”

Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers is one of the largest and most successful fire sprinkler contractors in the nation. Wayne’s president, Clark Gey, invited Kevin to address his senior leadership team.

Kevin challenged Clark’s leaders to think about the heroic nature of their work and the cause they fight for. The team came up with a clever, compelling brand statement that has “wowed” customers and became the envy of Wayne’s competitors.

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the right kind of crazy

Audience Take-aways

A radically new idea looks crazy at first–until it works. Then, it’s the Right Kind of CRaZY. This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Kevin demystifies innovation and shows how to cultivate the Right Kind of CRaZY to thrive.

• Make it safe for people to question the unquestionable.
• Learn to spot trends with your radar always on and antenna up:
• Think like an outsider to load your pipeline with great ideas.
• Learn how to navigate the messy, uncomfortable part of innovation

Innovators see things others can’t, not because they are smarter or more creative, but rather because they’ve developed a different way of looking at the world. Find out what CRaZY would look like in your world.

Hungry 4 change!

Audience Take-aways

The “way we’ve always done it’ dies hard. After all, it has one of the most powerful forces on the planet as its ally. Fear.

Fear is the enemy of change, thief of desire and champion of complacency. Learn the characteristics of people who move with a sense of urgency and say “yes” to new ideas, new relationships, new business models, new products and new markets.

• Learn to think like an insurgent, not an incumbent
• Inspire opportunity-led vs. crisis-driven change.
• Use limitations as springboards to creativity.
• Learn what it looks like to be coachable, to get smarter, better, faster.

See how this plays out in companies that demonstrate significant, long-term growth.

Not just a company; a cause

Audience Take-aways

Across the globe, people expect organizations to have meaningful social impact. In the future, if you can’t demonstrate that you are legitimately doing something to make the world better, you won’t be in business. When the business becomes a cause what follows is a movement, and people opt-in to movements.

• Learn the ONE THING that inspires employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, and firing on all cylinders.

• Customers don’t buy products, they buy BETTER VERSIONS of themselves. Learn the ONE THING that inspires them to become brand fanatics.

Define your business as a noble, heroic cause and watch your people reach higher, move faster and own more! Then, you will stand out in a sea of sameness.

“Kevin customized his talk to the parking industry in a deep and meaningful way and brought thought-provoking ideas to our members.…the best keynote I’ve ever had at a meeting!

Christine Banning, President

National Parking Association

Gutsy Leadership

Audience Take-aways

If you didn’t have a title would anyone follow you? Forget titles, status and power. Leadership is about recognizing the potential in people and ideas and then bravely stepping into the arena to develop that potential.

• Outside the comfort zone expect to face uncertainty, risk and exposure.
• So, you must learn to rumble with vulnerability.
• Leadership is about living your values, growing trust and choosing service over self-interest

This presentation is about creating a courageous culture that moves the organization in bold new directions.

Cracking the Code on Team Chemistry

Audience Take-aways

Are you a Hall of Fame coach in your industry? You can’t lead an unstoppable team, celebrate big wins or build a dynasty without raw talent, a strategic mindset and the heart of a champion. This limited experience is an opportunity to tap into the insights of a champion who speaks from a long career of tough losses and big wins. Discover….

• Why talent wins games but teamwork wins championships
• Strategies for Building Team Chemistry
• How Gutsy and Gifted Coaches Build Champion Mindsets
• How Character Impacts Culture, Performance and Team Spirit

Delivered with Three-time World Champion, Bruce Bochy for limited engagements

BTW.…You do NOT have to be a sports fan to learn from world champion athletes, this keynote borrows from our newest business book, Bochy Ball: The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business and Life.

“It was clear from the beginning that you invested a ton of time to learn about BMC–absolutely your point of differentiation. You really did a fantastic job.”

Jason Passe, Senior Director, Sales Enablement

BMC Software