Kevin Kelly is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and authority on the success principles underpinning entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation for which he has developed the cutting edge methodology of Xceptional Execution.
Kevin’s most popular speech topics:
- The art of Xceptional Selling – how to engage a goldfish
- How an ordinary idea is the new WOW … if you execute
- Lead like you live it
- The Innovation Fairy Tale
- Have no fear … the future is no different than the past
- The paranoid’s guide to Xceptional Customer Service
About Kevin Kelly
In his keynotes, masterclasses and training modules, Kevin talks about Sales, Motivation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial thinking, Customer Service and How to Xceptionalise your Business.
Upon initially discovering academic research studies that showed 88% of company breakthroughs were the result of exceptional execution of an ordinary idea, Kevin has single-mindedly explored this remarkably simple idea. This research culminated in the development of his unique XE methodology – Xceptional Execution. Built on four key principles Kevin inspires, challenges and shows how to bring your business to the next level.
Kevin was raised among a small entrepreneurial family retail business. From a very young age he was selling and negotiating, listening to and serving customers. In this time he developed a great passion for human behavior. After graduating from University College Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987, he proceeded to break sales records in each of the companies he worked for in the construction and manufacturing industries. In 1990 he started his company Advanced Marketing Ltd and lectured International Marketing and Management at the Sligo Institute of Technology in Ireland. Over the years Kevin worked with several SME’s across industries and helped them to build and grow their businesses from ambulances, staircases, wrought iron gates, to hotels, crystal, adventure parks and more.
Nowadays Kevin speaks about his expertise in his keynotes, masterclasses and training modules at corporate meetings and conferences throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. From Fortune 500 companies to prestigious associations, he has addressed a long list of major organizations, including The Million Dollar Round Table, Microsoft, Globant, HSBC, KPMG, Scania, Coca-Cola, Pfizer and Lane Crawford.
￼￼￼Kevin is also a prolific writer, in the past years he has written five books. In his latest, “DO! the pursuit of Xceptional Execution,” described by Tom Peters as the book he would loved to have written, he interviewed nine CEO’s from some of the biggest break-through start-ups, a.o. Dwolla, Globant, Balsamiq, Blo Blo Dry Bars and Outfit 7. In it Kevin delved into the DNA of the CEO’s of these startups, who he called the ‘Xceptionalists’, highlighting the thinking behind those who live and breathe the Xceptional Execution mindset and approach to business and life.
Kevin’s interactive cocktail of the most up to date research, stories and unique exercises guarantees maximum audience engagement. He mixes insight, inspiration and information in a way that always leaves an audience feeling energized and inspired.
Kevin presents in English and divides his time between public speaking, consulting and writing.