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Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Kevin challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

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  • Spent nearly two decades as a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little-known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars.
  • Purchased a franchise at the age of 17.
  • Entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life.
  • On a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else.
  • Has shared The HERO Effect® message with a wide variety of organizations including Siemens, State Farm, Country Financial, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Northwestern Mutual, Delta Airlines, Trans America and Allianz to name a few.
  • He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results.
  • His blue collar roots taught him the value of hard work and determination.
  • 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.

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. 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 19 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 2017, he has focused full-time on his 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 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 American Express, Delta Airlines, Nationwide, H&R Block, PayPal, New York Life, Million Dollar Round Table, Southwest Airlines, Merck, Atrium Health, and many more.

Kevin has received numerous honors, including being named one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ by NorthStar Meetings Group; one of the ‘Top 41 Motivational Speakers Who Can Energize Any Sales Team’ by ResourcefulSelling; and more.

Kevin is the author of the best-selling book The HERO Effect® – Being Your Best When It Matters the Most.

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!

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!

Key themes:

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.

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 (Leadership)

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!

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.

Key themes:

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 everyday. They demonstrate empathy, compassion and a true sense of gratitude for the talents, gifts and abilities that each teammate brings to the organization.

This program is designed to help participants:

  • Create an environment where people are inspired to be the best version of themselves and deliver world class performance to the people they serve.
  • Develop a team of people that are committed, focused and on fire for the brand they are helping to build.
  • Design and deliver an organizational obsession statement that drives high performance and a world class customer experience.

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.

Virtual program available

Sample:

HEROES ARE ALWAYS ESSENTIAL – Being your best when it matters the most!

In this virtual adaptation of his renowned “The Hero Effect®” keynote, Kevin Brown moves from the main stage to your computer screen to share ideas, strategies, and principles that will inspire and equip you to show up every day and make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve and serve with. Discover how everyday heroes show up and do essential work in exceptional ways using the extraordinary gifts they already possess. 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!

Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance
“Kevin’s talk about The HERO Effect struck a chord with our agency force, home office staff, and spouses at our annual Sales Conference. His message was right on point with what we’re trying to do in our organization and our goal to become the Number 1 Insurance Company in the state of Missouri. Not often do agents seek me out after a keynote address to comment on the speaker – but a number of agents made it a point to tell me how much they took from Kevin’s remarks and that they thought he was one of the best conference speakers we’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend Kevin Brown to any organization looking to hear a powerful message.”
State Farm Testimonials
“Kevin Brown was OUTSTANDING! Again, kudos to the team that brought in the guest speakers this year. Both Connie and Kevin were spot on....and I wish that all of SF could hear their messages.” “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!!!!!”
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
It’s been a week since you were here…and yes, as you might expect…people are still talking about you!!!  Your passion and story really resonated with people here. As Larry said to me…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!! You’ll be receiving some stuff from Suzie and I but I just wanted to reach out to you personally and say “thank you”. Certainly with your knowledge and background in marketing and branding, my guess is there might be an opportunity for you to partner with us as we strive to move forward regarding our brand, who we are and how we “invite” our mutuals to come with us. Bottom line Kevin…simply put…you rocked it when you were here!
Recent Client Review
Wanted to let you know that Kevin did in fact hit it out of the park! I would have to say that without a doubt, he was the best speaker that I have had the pleasure of working with in my 32 years of being involved with the planning of these events. He certainly took the audience through a variety of different emotions and also hit the mark with his messaging. I would be happy to be a source of endorsement if you ever need one. Thank you for your recommendation and help getting Kevin to Fargo!
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