Keynote Speaker Kevin Freiberg

Kevin Freiberg

Best-Selling Author, Business Best-Practice Expert on Leadership, Innovation, Accountability and Change

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Dr. Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

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.

Why Kevin Freiberg?

Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Incredible Energy. Are a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Kevin Freiberg to be their featured speaker.

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.

Bestselling Author…

With over 850,000 copies sold worldwide, Kevin is an international best-selling author. His award-winning books introduce you to revolutionary leaders who have disrupted their industries.

Kevin is the co-author of five books, the international best seller, NUTS Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, the go to book on leadership, culture, service, and innovation.

His most recent book is titled Do Something Now! DSN Three simple letters. Three simple words that could change your organization—change your life. The scarcest resource in organizations right now is not money or talent or ideas or power; it’s people who DO, people who add value and get things done. This book will inspire Dreamers to become Doers. Everyone wants to add value and this book shows you how.

NANOVATION is a global case study on “how to” innovate. BOOM! a book on leadership and accountability (necessary prerequisites to innovation), and GUTS! a deep dive into companies known as BEST places, where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

Thought Leader…

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.

Testimonials 2

  • “Kevin, your ability to incorporate Banfield information into your presentation was exceptional. You sounded as if you were a Banfield Team Member!”

    “Your enthusiasm and ability to deliver a very strong message was greatly appreciated by everyone in the room. You touched on all of the issues that I felt should be addressed and I am confident that everyone came away with a much better understanding of the opportunities and gutsy leadership that is necessary in today’s business world.”

    Banfield, The Pet Hospital

    Kregg Hanson, President and COO

  • “Kevin was sensational. He took key elements given in the presentations prior to his, regarding our industry’s challenges, and was able weave them into his own message. I watched the room closely during his presentation and saw every face engaged. He spoke from the heart to the heart of our most important customers and our own corporate leadership. I would highly recommend him for hotel/lodging industry engagements.”

    Melinda Zanecki

    VP, Owner Relations , Interstate Hotels & Resorts

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Innovate or Perish!

What if someone in your space came up with a product or service that radically outperformed yours and cost half as much? Someone is going to start a revolution that amazes your customers and disrupts your industry. And, they will define the rules by which everyone else must play the game.

Why can’t it be you?

Find out what happens in a culture where people aren’t afraid to question the unquestionable, leaders encourage risk by rewarding intelligent failure, unlikely partnerships lead to ingenuity you couldn’t achieve on your own, and designers look beyond customer imagination for what’s next.

Through real-life examples and powerful case studies, Kevin Freiberg will show your audience how the most innovative companies in the world continually load their pipelines with great ideas. He will demonstrate how limitations can be springboards to creativity and more elegant solutions.

What if you could create a culture of “constructive discontent” where everyone believes that innovation is his or her job and no one is satisfied with the status quo?

This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Dr. Freiberg demystifies innovation, clearly illustrates what innovators do that others don’t do and offers a roadmap for growth in an uncertain world.

Hungry for Change

In the future there will be two types of organizations: the quick and the dead—those that are unforgettable and those that reside in a sea of sameness, those struggling with commoditization and those that transcend price wars by competing on relationship, innovation and radical differentiation.

If you want to be built to last you must be hungry for change.

In this presentation Kevin will show you what happens in companies that are passionate about growth. He will also show you what happened to a few that got stuck in the ‘incumbent’s mentality” and failed to change because they thought they had too much to lose.

The rules of your industry are being rewritten. New business models are disrupting the old ones. Technology waits for no one and everyone and everything around you is constantly getting better.

Will the changes you make be opportunity-led or crisis-driven?

The business leaders and companies highlighted in this talk refuse to be held hostage by history. They are willing to LET GO of past innovations and unwilling to lean on yesterday’s headlines. Why? Because they know that they are never more vulnerable to complacency, arrogance, indifference and inflexibility than when they are riding the wave of success.

These organizations are far more interested in NEXT practices than BEST practices because they know that in emulating someone else’s best practices, the best they will ever be is a good #2.

What if you could create an organization like that?

Your audience will walk away with 5-6 strategies for building a YES-FAST culture where egos are checked at the door, great ideas are taken from anyone, anywhere, anytime, where people move with a sense of urgency and say “yes” to new relationships, new business.

Leadership: Will Work For A Cause!

What inspires impassioned employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, firing on all cylinders? What causes people to keep going when the critics fire arrows at new ideas and the demons of self-doubt set in?

What compels people to change?

Kevin will answer these questions by taking you into some of the most successful companies in the world and showing you how they raise the level of energy and engagement—even in the most mundane and routine jobs—by defining the business as a noble, heroic cause.

Start a movement!

Movements breed commitment; not compliance. People opt-in to movements. They don’t need to be motivated or micro-managed; they motivate themselves and set their own rigorous targets. They don’t need to be cajoled into collaboration; they willingly reach across boundaries because their passion for the cause is bigger than their need to control information or their fear of change.

Are your people just doing a job, or do they bring the maniacal focus and missionary zeal of a crusader to the game?

Dr. Freiberg will show you how to give your team a direct line-of-sight to a larger cause that releases a powerful flow of PASSION, PRIDE, PERSEVERANCE, AND PRODUCTIVITY.

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