Kevin’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, Transamerica and Allianz just to name a few.
Kevin entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!
“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!
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 Epic Experience
The HEROE’s calling card is pure excellence. It’s about using our 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. HEROES own 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 & 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.
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.
The HERO Effect: Creating a Culture of HEROES at Every Level
In this presentation, Kevin takes his most requested program and focuses The HERO Effect principles on leadership. 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!
In his signature style, Kevin uses real-life stories and examples combined with rich content and humor to drive home the key 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.
Al Hodgeman, CIC, AIS, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
“Kevin, On behalf of the 2015 IT Symposium team thank you for 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 again for sharing your message and helping us to be better at who we are and what we do. Here are a few comments I thought you would enjoy:
“Kevin Brown was OUTSTANDING! Kevin was spot on….and I wish that all of State Farm could hear his message.”
“This was another one hit out of the park!!! Kevin Brown is my hero…he gets it. I enjoyed this last session immensely. I have already adopted some of what he said and hope to adopt more as time goes by.”
“Would love to see him again. He is inspiring, and his message will continue to make me a better person.”
“Kevin was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!! Thank you for sharing your time with us!!!!!”
Joyce Brooks, State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, IL
“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
“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!”
Marti Greathouse, Helzberg Diamonds
“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.”
Maureen Bock, Vice President of Growth Services, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates