Using great examples from over thirty years of experience as an Army officer, entrepreneur and corporate and civic leader, Kevin packs his keynotes with energy and insights. Additionally, if you book a VisionBound team member as a keynote speaker we will include up to two FREE breakout sessions at your conference! Our sessions are fast-moving and packed with great ideas, tools and handouts. Keynote topics include:
Leading from the Helm: Unlocking the Power of Great Leadership
In this dynamic presentation, Kevin likens leadership to taking the helm of a ship during turbulent times. Using some great examples from history and his experiences as an Army officer and corporate and civic leader, Kevin will help us understand that leadership is not a mystical power inborn in a few: it comes from the heart, and from a very definable skill-set that all can master. And it is something we all can apply no matter where we are in our organization. This keynote will open your mind to how you can become a more powerful influence for good in the world.
The Four Imperatives of Leadership
In this dynamic presentation, Kevin draws upon his years of experience in leadership coupled with the powerful concepts from Stephen R. Covey’s landmark book “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness to present how leaders can use the 4 Imperatives of Leadership to unlock the greatness in individuals and teams. The 4 Imperatives are: 1) Inspire Trust, 2) Clarify Purpose, 3) Align Systems and 4) Unleash Talent. Using powerful examples and illustrations, Kevin shows how we can bring our teams to new levels of greatness. This keynote includes entertaining video examples and a useful handout that has several tools to increase leadership effectiveness.
Customers Only Want Two Things! Building Customer Loyalty
This fast-paced and fun keynote is a favorite with businesses large and small. Using photos and examples from his world-travels and his book, Kevin tells the secrets on how to create lovemarks in your customers’ eyes by delivering the two things they want most. He provides many ideas on how to energize your customer service program and create a truly “customer-centric” organization that turns merely satisfied customers into loyal customers who are selling your services to their friends and coming back again and again.
Finding Your Voice: Unleashing the Power of Personal Influence
Every single person is a leader, for leadership is not a position, it is influence, and every single person is constantly affecting the world around them in a positive or negative way. In this powerful keynote, Kevin describes and illustrates the seven things we can choose to "radiate" to others around us, thus changing the culture, the environment and the feelings in our teams, our families and our communities. Each person receives a fun profile tool to analyze what they are currently radiating and make goals to increase and improve their personal leadership power. Illustrated with great visuals and inspiring stories, this has fast become one of Kevin's most popular keynotes.
The Four Disciplines of Execution
In this dynamic presentation, Kevin draws upon the powerful concepts from the bestselling book Execution, by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy, and shows how organizations can close the “execution gap”: the gap between what is planned and what actually happens. This gap is closed by using the 4 Disciplines of Execution. Kevin illustrates these disciplines with compelling stories and illustrations and provides some tools that teams can use to achieve greatness in execution. This keynote includes entertaining video examples and a useful handout.
How to be a Star at Work: Unlocking the Power of Initiative
Kevin has created an engaging keynote or break-out session on the nine strategies for becoming a “star at work,” based in part on the best-selling book How to Be a Star at Work by Robert Kelley. Kevin combines these strategies with a number of his own into a very engaging and inspiring look into how to become an even more effective performer at work and in life.
Raising “DE” Bar: Igniting the Discretionary Energy in Others and Your Team
Wouldn’t it be great to feel truly "turned on" in your work and be surrounded by associates who are also motivated and excited to bring their best to the job at hand? How do we release the “discretionary effort” of others: that energy they choose to give above and beyond the minimum they have to give? This engaging keynote provides a concrete understanding of motivation along with ideas and tools for motivating and empowering yourself and others through a number of powerful tools.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: a Business Perspective
Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is the best selling business and personal development book of all time. Kevin shows how the 7 Habits not only work in our personal lives, but how they can be applied by leaders at all levels in an organization to achieve greatness. This keynote includes entertaining video examples and a useful handout that has several tools to increase personal and team effectiveness. Kevin has presented 7 Habits workshops to over a thousand people and has many interesting stories to share.
VisionBound: Creating Powerful Vision and Mission Statements for your Business
A clear, short and compelling vision and mission statement is a key to successful, high-performing businesses. Using many great examples, Kevin shows you the power of a unifying mission and how to involve your team in creating one. He has ideas on how to promote your vision and mission to customers and employees alike. Even if you have a current mission statement, this keynote will help you get the most out of it.
Stress-OUT!: Managing Personal and Workplace Stress
This engaging keynote is a fast favorite because of the high audience involvement it generates. Using personal and audience involvement, Kevin presents eight fun tools for relieving stress at work and at home. The audience actually practices some of these great tools such as deep breathing, imagery and relaxation, and experience the power of baroque music, aroma therapy and humor. Everyone also wears a "bio-dot" which is a simple tool for measuring changes in body temperature caused by stress. It is fun to watch people change the color of their dot right in the presentation as we practice the tools. This is an unforgettable and relaxing keynote or break-out session for any conference.
That We Might Have Joy: Living a Balanced Life
Parent, spouse, friend, neighbor, career, community…how can we possibly keep so many roles in balance? Do you ever get that feeling that, despite being as busy as a human can be that your life should have more meaning than it does? In this popular presentation Kevin presents key concepts about how we can live richer and more balanced lives. The result can actually be MORE productivity, not less, in all of our roles as we become more effective, not just more efficient. Kevin spices it up with stories of balance/unbalance and allows participants plenty of time to share ideas with each other in this interactive presentation.
Of One Mind: The Art of Interpersonal Communication
It seems like almost all problems between people boil down to communication: or the lack of it. This highly interactive keynote provides a concrete understanding of effective communication along with ideas and tools for communicating effectively with others. Kevin livens it up with lots of useful tools, video clips and examples from home and office, and interactive discussion between participants to practice some of the skills. It is enlivening and fun for all!