Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking.
He grew up in Muskegon, Michigan where his blue collar roots taught him the value of hard work and determination. His resume includes an eclectic mix of career stops that ultimately led him to the purchase of a franchise at the age of seventeen.
With a street-wise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For nearly two decades Kevin was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars.
After a career in franchising that spanned 30 years, Kevin decided to retire from corporate America and pursue his passion for bringing The HERO Effect® message to as many people and organizations as possible.
Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.
As a highly sought after keynote speaker, Kevin has had the privilege of speaking to a wide variety of organizations including Siemens, State Farm, Country Financial, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Northwestern Mutual, Delta Airlines, Trans America and Allianz to name just a few.
Kevin entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!
In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!
This program is designed to help participants:
Heroes Help People…with NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
They go “all in” every time they take the field. They understand that in business and in life it’s always personal and never perfect. Heroes create strong connections and reach beyond the borders of transactional thinking to create transformational moments!
Heroes Create an Exceptional Experience:
The HERO’s calling card is pure excellence. It’s about using their talents, gifts and abilities to their fullest potential and highest purpose. The HERO uses the best of who they are to serve more people, more often, in bigger and better ways. The HERO is committed to personal development and shows up better today than they were yesterday. Heroes build trust by serving others with an authentic passion that turns everyday moments into superhuman experiences. The HERO is driven to serve others and understands that the greatest rewards in life are determined by how well we take care of the people we live and do business with.
Heroes Take Responsibility:
HEROES own the moments that matter! They are actively present and engaged and do not believe in random acts of kindness. The HERO is motivated instead by intentional acts of difference making. They live by a simple code; “bring your best stuff to the present moment and pour it into the lives of others.” They understand that before you can lead anyone else, you must first be able to lead yourself. The HERO owns their attitude, their actions and their results. They are committed to the best possible outcome in every situation regardless of circumstances or events beyond their control. The HERO leads by example and knows that true success is found in the power of simple choices.
Heroes Live and Work with Optimism:
HEROES see the world differently. For them, it’s not about positive thinking, it’s about perspective. Looking through the lens of optimism gives the HERO supernatural vision. They see what others cannot. They see opportunities instead of obstacles – possibilities instead of problems. When things go wrong…and they will, optimism is what helps the HERO turn life’s messes into a masterpiece.
In his signature style, Kevin uses real life stories and examples combined with rich content and humor to drive home The HERO Effect principles and ideas. This program delivers actionable ideas that every leader can implement immediately to begin creating a culture of excellence at every level in their organization.
IDEAL AUDIENCE: This message is applicable to all industries as well as all employees and people no matter their position in the organization or life. Kevin customizes his stories and deliverables based on his audience’s profile. (Ask us for a copy of the leadership version of The Hero Effect® Keynote)
FORMAT: 60 to 75 minute keynote; can be followed by a 60 to 90 minute “deep dive” into the actionable ideas shared during the keynote.
Kevin has a simple philosophy when it comes to leadership. He believes that you are “a leader of one or a leader of none.” He believes that leadership begins with mastering self along with the daily habits required to become world class leaders, mentors and coaches to the teams we live and do business with. The foundation of this program can be summed up in one powerful idea…we reproduce what we are!
The role of leadership in an organization is to create an environment where people can be the best version of themselves. That is what serves a brand well and stands out in a crowded marketplace.
This program is designed to help participants:
HERO Leaders create a winning CULTURE:
The HERO Leader is masterful in building a powerful, engaging and focused culture of excellence. Leading by example the HERO Leader drives organizational priorities and is responsible for setting the tone and drawing people into the vision. They move beyond the idea of a mission statement and develop an organizational obsession. Something bigger that attracts people and inspires them to show with their best stuff when it matters the most. This is the essence of brand building. A brand is nothing more than an outward expression of an inner condition. The HERO Leader is responsible for developing and nurturing the inner condition.
HERO Leaders leap into ACTION:
Nothing is more detrimental to an organization than the inability to take action on the most important next step to move the organization forward. Many organizations PLAN themselves to death and never take the right ACTION to move ideas and initiatives to the next level. Planning and preparation are important, but it should have a beginning and an end so that ACTION can begin. What happens when organizations fail to ACT? There is confusion and a lack of confidence at the employee level. When people are confused they often do nothing except the minimum required to get by. HERO Leaders clear the clutter and simply the process of distilling the most important priorities for the team. They are master communicators and have the unique ability to help people see and understand their value to the team.
HERO Leaders are PASSIONATE:
One of the great qualities of a HERO Leader is their ability to inspire high performance. They have a high degree of confidence and passion for what they do and for the people they serve. Their enthusiasm pours out in their words, their tonality and their intentions when dealing with others. HERO Leaders are the ones people want to work and do business with. They have that little something extra that draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
HERO Leaders are ENCOURAGERS:
They are wired to build people up. They take a personal interest in the people on the team. They know them and help them move from where they are to someplace better at work and in life. HERO leaders motivate and inspire people with their words and have a genuine concern for the whole person not just the employee that comes to work every day. They demonstrate empathy, compassion and a true sense of gratitude for the talents, gifts and abilities that each teammate brings to the organization.
IDEAL AUDIENCE: This message is applicable to leaders at every level, across all industries. Kevin customizes his stories and deliverables based on the audience’s profile. FORMAT: 60 to 75 minute keynote; can be followed by a 60 to 90 minute “deep dive” into the actionable ideas shared during the keynote.
“Don’t wait. Kevin Brown was the BEST keynote speaker we have ever had. I have never had more of our attendees reach out to me to share these thoughts!”
“I would highly recommend booking Kevin. He was not only inspiring and thought provoking but entertaining as well.”
“Brilliant. On point, great message and entertaining. Best speaker we have ever used.”
“He is worth every penny! He was the highlight of our conference and made a lasting impression on all of our attendees.”
“As our keynote speaker Kevin delivered what many of our Franchisees said was our best keynote speaker ever!!. Kevin seamlessly wove in the right amount of entertainment, humor, brought the room to tears, while delivering a solid message both for business and in life. Exactly what our organization needs and looks for in our keynote address!”
“I’ve never seen people standing and applauding eagerly at the end of a keynote performance; Kevin made the closing of our event successful. Kevin’s passion and gift of speech makes his “Hero Effect” keynote a one of a kind: Entertaining, energizing and powerful message.”
Your passion and story really resonated with people here …your closing keynote was like the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied and you walked up and hit a grand slam home run for the walk off win!! Bottom line Kevin…simply put…you rocked it when you were here!”
“YOU WERE AWESOME! I knew you would be. We received comments all the way to the day we left about how you were the FAVORITE speaker at our event. You have a gift for this. You are a great story teller and connect with people on such an emotional level. And your humor is great on top of it all. I could not have been more pleased and am blessed to have met you. Thanks for making our event special.”
“Kevin’s program was a great reminder of the importance of customer service and what it means to make an interaction with someone truly exceptional and memorable. We had about 500 employees attend his presentation, including several from our IT area. We laughed, cried and walked away inspired to be everyday heroes. Kevin’s presentation and message were different than our typical guest speakers’ – and it showed. We received rave reviews from employees, and many asked to have more speakers like him in the future.”
“I knew The Hero Effect™ was the right message for our audience, but I was really impressed and delighted with the way you connected to our core values and helped our audience relate to your message in those terms – well done!”