WOW!!! I had tears in my eyes, I laughed a lot but most importantly I'm ready to GOOOOOOO!!!! I'm fired up and would listen all day. I felt like he was talking directly to me, more personal than a keynote in person. I think it's clear, we love Kevin!
The Hero Effect: Making a Difference When It Matters the Most!
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. With a streetwise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom.
Kevin understands what drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He knows first-hand how great brands think, feel and act. He is a branding and culture expert with a 30+ year career in franchise development. He spent the last 20 years of his corporate career as part of a leadership team that built a little-known family business into the #1 franchise in their industry with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars. Since 2016, he has traveled the world pursuing a mission to share The HERO Effect® message with as many people and organizations as possible.
The HERO Effect® is a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. Kevin is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential, and grow their results. And, as the father of a child with autism 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 American Express, Delta Airlines, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&R Block, Sprint, Ernst & Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many more.
Kevin is the bestselling author of The Hero Effect® (2017/2019). In his second book, Unleashing Your Hero (Harper Collins Leadership/Nov 2021), Kevin shares how the heroes who transformed his life are people just like you. People who were willing to use their gifts and abilities to serve others at a high level. This book is a guide to help everyday people discover and unleash their hero at work and in life.
Kevin has received numerous honors, including being named one of the ‘Top 10 Keynote Speakers of 2021’ by SpeakInc; one of the ‘Top 41 Motivational Speakers Who Can Energize Any Sales Team’ by ResourcefulSelling; among the ‘Top Customer Service Speakers’ by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau; one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ by NorthStar Meetings Group; and an elite and in-demand ‘Gold Star Speaker’ by GDA Speakers.
Kevin entertains, inspires, and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!
Featured Keynote Programs
The Hero Effect
Being your best when it matters the most!
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:
• Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary" thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.
• Own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results.
• Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home.
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, like world-class organizations, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. He doesn't just talk about The Hero Effect®, he lives it."
— Troy Peple CEO, Accelerent
Overcoming what holds us back and bridging the gap between where we are and becoming world-class in all that we do. In his signature style, Kevin Brown weaves a tapestry of humor, emotions, and solid takeaways that can impact your results at work and in life. Now is the time to use your hero powers to kick fear in the face and breakthrough to the next level both personally and professionally.
The ART of a Hero’s Story
How to design, develop, and deliver a powerful message that engages and energizes your teams to be Action Heroes for the people they serve and serve with. Every leader should have a COVID-19 story coming out of this pandemic. From tagline to through-line, storytelling is the great difference-maker in business and in life. High-performance people have built their brands and their influence with the power of a compelling message. What is your story and how do you craft it?
The Ultimate Sales Hero
Now is a time to serve not sell...discover how being a servant in your relationships will help with actual selling. What is the appropriate way to prospect and pick up the sales conversation with clients? In a crisis, we learn where the weaknesses are in our business and our relationships. It’s time to shore up both.
Unleashing Your Hero – Rise Above Any Challenge, Expand Your Impact and Be the Hero the World Needs
In this prequel to The Hero Effect, Kevin shares real-life stories of how his heroes are people just like you. Now more than ever, the world needs heroes who can rise above life’s challenges and deliver hope in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Those who are willing to harness the powers of resilience, creativity, and accountability to deliver world-class results to the people they serve and serve with.
My text messages and emails will not stop with appreciation and praise! You exceeded everyone's expectations. I am incredibly appreciative of you taking your time to send an inspirational message about leadership! Equally, I feel fortunate to have spent the time one-on-one with you yesterday and today. Your brand will outlast any other! Because you have something they don't
A huge thank you to Kevin Brown for participating in our May Virtual Speaker Series. Wow, his message was so poignant. We received great feedback from our attendees and our internal leadership team, on how moving, inspiring and touching it was. And to be able to deliver the quality message he did in a virtual platform was amazing (and not always easy to do!). Kudos!
(Virtual) Thank you so much, Kevin! You knocked it out of the park. We were blown away by how you customized it to our group and made it personal for them. I know it must be so hard for you to not have the feedback of a live audience, but rest assured there was a well-deserved standing ovation!
Kevin was the perfect choice for this audience!! The fact that he stayed to sign books afterwards was so impactful. I was able to hear the feedback, and it was overwhelmingly positive. Kevin was professional, really affected the audience, had their attention the entire time!! We may ask him to come back to do our manager's meeting next year. I don't have enough positive things to say!
On behalf of the 2015 IT Symposium team thank you for being a part of it and making it such a huge success! People are still "buzzing" about it. Your session was such a great way to close down the two days and was very memorable.
Thank you for coming to share your wit and wisdom with our local CPCU chapter. Your presentation on the HERO Effect: Bringing Your Best when it Matters the Most was a perfect send-off for our audience. The images of Aunt Bea and being called Mr. Delicious are embedded in the heads of CPCUs throughout the area. You've got quite a talent for painting a word picture in the minds of your audience.
Kevin was extraordinarily phenomenal! Kevin's down to earth presentation on the Hero Effect connected with the audience both personally and professionally. His delivery was thought provoking, yet filled with humor at the most appropriate times. Kevin's inspiring performance will take you on a ride filled with emotion and entertainment, and one that will stay with you long after it's over!
Every once in a while you come across a book that you connect with on such a profound level that you find yourself getting anxious as you draw to the final pages as you don't want it to end. A book, that after having read it, you know that there is a little piece of you that will see life through a slightly different lens than before. Even after having heard your message prior to Saturday night, I found myself not wanting it to end
You were a HUGE HIT with our conference attendees. You're a pleasure to work with.
To say that Kevin was phenomenal would be an understatement. I have never seen a room captivated the way it was a few weeks ago with Kevin on stage. He commanded the room through his stories, compassion, humor and overall demeanor. He and his story are truly a treasure and we appreciate your team working with us to make it all a reality!
Kevin's message truly resonated and I can say with certainty there have been few speakers who moved our audience as much as he did. We have been tracking speaker scores since 2011 - Kevin is now the No. 1 rated speaker out of nearly 500 speakers our attendees have evaluated at XChange events over the years. Truly an amazing accomplishment.
Kevin's presentation was very well received. It was the perfect complement to the relaunch of our WATER'S WORTH IT campaign and both were the buzz of the conference. We continue to receive positive feedback. Kevin had just the right mix of emotion and inspiration, and couldn't have been more perfect for our audience. He was also wonderful to work with and was amazingly self-sufficient - showed up when he was needed and required zero hand-holding. He was a breeze to work with.
You were the message. The ripple effect of your talk has been extraordinary.
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
Everyone enjoyed your presentation. We always send out an evaluation to get feedback for improvement and the responses were the most positive we have ever received. I can't tell you how many people said on the evaluation that it was the best speaker they ever heard. Several people said they had heard speakers for 30 and 40 years in education and you were the best ever! I have even had several emails from teachers that were so appreciative. Thank you for making our back to school PD the best.
Kevin Brown was a fantastic speaker and left our group with a wonderful message that held value for work and home. He was extremely engaging and the content was rich with humor. All 500 employees, who attended the banquet, fully enjoyed his talk and I would recommend him for any event. He is also very easy to work with and will help you make your meeting and/or event a huge success.
Our members loved you! Thanks for closing our conference with exactly the right message. I will recommend you to my peers far and wide as a great speaker!
Kevin is not a story teller. Kevin is a truth teller. His truth is an aspiration that we all must have. His inspiration comes from his heart and his soul, and it is extremely obvious. Kevin, you are my HERO. Thanks for making a difference in my life and in the lives of 110 people that you opened up to this week.
Whatever it is that makes someone a great speaker - Kevin Brown has it!
Every once in a while, if you're lucky you cross paths with greatness. Individuals who make you better by just being in their presence. Having played with legends like Peyton Manning I know what that feels like. Kevin Brown is one of those people. Kevin has the ability to use the art of rhetoric and speech to inspire us as human beings to reach our potential and live extraordinary lives. Kevin Brown doesn't just share about the Hero Effect, Kevin Brown lives the Hero Effect!
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!
Kevin - thank you so much for inspiring our group. I have heard lots of wonderful feedback about how much everyone enjoyed hearing you speak at our Leadership Summit. 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!
Amazing performance!!! 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 the gift of speech make his "Hero Effect" keynote a one of a kind: Entertaining, energizing and powerful message.
You were a HUGE HIT with our conference attendees. You're a pleasure to work with.
We've booked hundreds of speakers over the years, and Kevin is, without a doubt, one of my favorites! Kevin, like world-class organizations, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. He doesn't just talk about The Hero Effect, he lives it.
Kevin is amazing! His presentation was spot on at my event. I've had attendees call my office and say, "My eyes were misty when he spoke about his parents. Couldn't have had a better speaker if we'd searched the WHOLE world!" and "Kevin hit a home run with his keynote!
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 storyteller 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.