Are you looking for a way to inspire and encourage your team and teach them how to excel under pressure while achieving exceptional results?
Kevin Sweeney is the only person to successfully land a KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707 four engine jet, after two of the four engines were ripped completely off the airplane during a night combat mission in the Gulf War.
A captivating storyteller and inspirational icon, Kevin shares a wealth of experience about the tools necessary for excelling when the heat is on!
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He adapts his presentations to match the needs of your audience, and each person will walk away with a renewed hope and increased motivation to be a decisive leader. He teaches audiences how to be the “go-to” person in the organization, so that they can become the teammate their customers, clients, and colleagues covet!
Kevin inspires audiences with his unique insights into leadership, teamwork, and how to position yourself to perform under pressure. Many speakers just talk about principles, but Kevin has personally experienced and been through the things he talks about.
He has been a requested guest on over 450 radio stations in the United States and Canada. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. The story of his combat mission team was featured in Reader’s Digest, and the story was also shared on the A&E channel titled “Wings Over the Gulf.”
Conversations With the Colonel puts you and your team front and center, up close and personal with Lt. Colonel Kevin J. Sweeney, the author of Conversations with the Colonel…. Lessons of Life, Leadership, and Wisdom and Pressure Cooker Confidence, How to Lead When the Heat Is On. The Colonel will discuss with you an authentic, ethical and realistic view of the attributes needed for successful performance under pressure. The Colonel shares his extraordinary experiences across a wide and varied spectrum that few if anyone can match.
Pressure Cooker Confidence enables you to say I can, I will, I expect, and I did it when the pressure is on. The Colonel’s flagship presentation built around his dramatic life or death flight during a mission in Desert Storm introduces the five principles of Pressure Cooker Confidence. Learn why the hard work you do before hand matters more than the work you do when the pressure is on.
True and effective leadership is not based upon rank or position. True and effective leadership is a critical and earned gift from the people you lead. Learn how to identify personal attributes of great leaders, become the teammate that makes you a great leader, discover integrity characteristics that great leaders demonstrate and more!
In addition to his renowned keynotes, Kevin can moderate an interactive breakout session for your event in which the group explores the reasons why aircrews are so effective in their mission execution and mission performance no matter what happens. Aircrews seem to excel at their highest level when they are under pressure, delivering a very high mission success rate.
“Inspiring speaker. Pleasure to work with. Very professional and flexible.”
“You told my people exactly what I wanted them to hear…I knew your speech would be good, but your ending was above good!!!”
“I want you to know that the final keynote at CBITS this year was by far the best I have ever heard! Talk about motivation! I was sitting on the front row and several times felt as if my mouth was wide open-he just ‘drew’ me into his presentation!!!”
“Kevin got a standing ovation from a group of educators-that’s incredible. I’ve been doing this conference stuff ten years or more, and I’ve never seen that happen.”
“I have been managing meetings and conventions for thirty years. You are exceptional!!….. What impressed me the most about your presentation is how extremely well you connected with the individuals in the audience. Your obvious strength of character made us want to listen; then once you grabbed our attention, you showed us how we could make genuine changes in our daily lives. All this before you wowed us with the climax to the rest of the story.”
“If you’re looking for someone who embodies leadership, peak performance, accountability and knows what it takes to build a loyal and dynamic team, then you’ve found the right person in “The Colonel”. Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney is a leader of men, both literally and figuratively. As a key executive in a top 50 company, a military hero, and now an author and professional speaker. The Colonel offers organizations and associations key insights to what it takes to lead when the pressure is on. I highly recommend Kevin as a speaker, author, and consultant. Bring him to speak at your event and your team will be inspired, encouraged, and motivated to deliver peak performance in all they do, even when times are tough! It pays to have a “Conversation With the Colonel”.
“I would encourage any organization that is considering you as a guest speaker to call me without delay. I will tell them you are indeed a beneficial and valuable investment for their organization.”
Your experiences and presentation brought an absolutely terrific new angle of how tools, techniques and TEAM can be used to not only cope – but to excel – in those sometimes tense situations where delivering high performance is not an optional endeavor.