Kevin Freiberg

  • Leadership Expert
  • Author, Blowing the Doors Off Normal!

Regardless of how many speakers you’ve hired, you’ll be hard pressed to find a speaker who does as much customizing as Dr. Kevin Freiberg. If you want a keynote that truly speaks the language of your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

His books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability), NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) along with DO SOMETHING NOW and BE A PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-oriented stand out! They have better employee engagement, customer loyalty, stronger profitability and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE!

Other CREDENTIALS:

Named one of the "Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence Magazine, Dr. Freiberg has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation.

He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, India's Economic Times, India's Business Standard, India's Financial Times and Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai.

Something Personal...

My interests include sprinting to keep up with my work-out-aholic wife, doing anything adventurous with our three incredible children, compelling conversations with friends over good wine, and a periodic mental lapse into skydiving. I grew up as a competitive snow skier and water skier. I never won a World Cup, but in both sports I’ve skied with the best in the world. These gifted athletes taught me how to step through fear and adapt to ever-changing competitors, conditions, technologies and geographies. I have learned that if you take enough risks, eventually you will crash. But that’s how you grow. It’s also how you strengthen resilience and develop the ability to bounce back. Most of all, I learned that success is never final. I’m still chasing the best in the world, still learning and still getting better.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Customer Service, Leadership, Management, Vision

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Regardless of how many speakers you’ve hired, you’ll be hard pressed to find a speaker who does as much customizing as Dr. Kevin Freiberg. If you want a keynote that truly speaks the language of your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

His books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability), NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) along with DO SOMETHING NOW and BE A PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-oriented stand out! They have better employee engagement, customer loyalty, stronger profitability and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE!

Other CREDENTIALS:

Named one of the "Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence Magazine, Dr. Freiberg has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation.

He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, India's Economic Times, India's Business Standard, India's Financial Times and Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai.

Something Personal...

My interests include sprinting to keep up with my work-out-aholic wife, doing anything adventurous with our three incredible children, compelling conversations with friends over good wine, and a periodic mental lapse into skydiving. I grew up as a competitive snow skier and water skier. I never won a World Cup, but in both sports I’ve skied with the best in the world. These gifted athletes taught me how to step through fear and adapt to ever-changing competitors, conditions, technologies and geographies. I have learned that if you take enough risks, eventually you will crash. But that’s how you grow. It’s also how you strengthen resilience and develop the ability to bounce back. Most of all, I learned that success is never final. I’m still chasing the best in the world, still learning and still getting better.

Innovate or Perish

This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Kevin demystifies innovation and shows you how innovators THINK and what they DO.

Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can…

  • Create a culture where people aren’t afraid to question the unquestionable,
  • Encourage risk by rewarding intelligent failure.
  • Build unlikely partnerships that lead to ingenuity  
  • Continually load your pipelines with great ideas.
  • Challenge teams to use limitations as springboards to creativity

 

Change Do Something Now

This presentation shows you what happens in companies that are passionate about growth. If you want to create a culture where people move with a sense of urgency and say “yes” to new ideas, new relationships, new business models, new products and new markets, this presentation is your kickstarter. 

Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can …

  • Say NO to the “incumbent’s mentality” that leads to failure.
  • Lead change efforts that are opportunity-led not crisis-driven.
  • Say “yes” to NEXT practices not BEST practices to avoid being #2.

 

CAUSE! Stand Out Through Purpose and Profit

Now more than ever, consumers expect meaningful social impact. In the future, if you can’t demonstrate that you are legitimately doing something to make the world better you won’t be in business. 

Define your business as a cause and watch your people reach higher, move faster and own more—and, make brand fanatics of your customers. 

Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can …

  • Inspire employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, and firing on all cylinders.
  • Give employees a chance to solve a problem that really matters.
  • Show how your products and services have social value and positive impact.
  • Invite Customers to buy BETTER VERSIONS of themselves.

 

Leadership

Kevin will unpack the character strengths of gutsy leaders and shows you how these strengths play out in some of the world’s most admired companies.

Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can …

  • Move the organization in bold, new directions to turn average into an exceptional.
  • Choose service over self-interest and become stewards of people’s potential.
  • Invite people to share ideas and create breakthroughs that challenge the status quo and accelerate innovation.

Sr. Partner, KPMG

“I have to tell you…your presentation really made a positive impact to our practice, so much that we have put a task force around “Innovation” as our folks were really thirsty for this type of action and thought process within our group.”

Assistant Medical Grp Administrator, KaiserPermanente

“Kevin, really listened to all our executives input and tailored his content so the message was right on target, you hit a bullseye! Our entire audience was entranced, your presentation could not have been better.”

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

“Kevin’s presentation was not only motivating and comprehensible, it was directly related to CIBC and the financial industry. The members of the audience left the workshop with a whole new inspiration to make changes in their work lives.”

Association of KFC Franchisees

“Kevin nailed every subject we asked him to and customized them to our industry and franchise owners. This can be a jaded group but it was obvious they were very enthusiastic by the standing ovation they gave Kevin...”

Conoco Phillips

“Kevin’s message was extremely relevant and he even used our words—people were amazed how he could talk directly to us vs. the usual canned talks.”

Infosys

It’s often a difficult task to have such a diverse group of global thinkers agree on something, but Kevin, you achieved the impossible! I compliment you on the extensive preparation and outstanding job that you did despite having an outsider’s view to this industry.
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