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Dr. Kevin Freiberg

International Best Selling Author

Topics – Innovation, Leadership, Culture & Change

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.

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.

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.

Partial Client List:

Dr. Freiberg has worked with some of the most admired companies in the world including: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, ICICI Bank, Credit Union National Association, Humana, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, Busch Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Choice Hotels International, Infosys, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Intel Corporation, ConocoPhillips, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball General Managers, Sony, Tata Group, Maruti Suzuki, LTD, USAA, Allstate Insurance, Southwest Airlines, Sherwin-Williams, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Department of Interior, Clear Channel, Cox Communications, Georgia Power, Duke Solutions, Southern California Edison, Century 21, Remax, Eli Lilly, Frito Lay, Arrow Electronice, Tandus Carpet, Sprint, AT&T, and Kuwait and Gulf Link Transportation Company.

Client Testimonials:

Kevin, you were certainly the highlight of our conference and your extraordinary familiarity with KOA put you in a very elite group of speakers. Not only are people discussing your content but they are also talking about the way you could quote KOA data with no reference to your notes. Thank you so much for taking the time to be sure your message was a lasting one. We indeed felt 'courted'. KOA Kampgrounds

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. ConocoPhillips

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. Infosys

I have been attending and running meetings of this type for over 30 years and your talk was far and away the best we have heard. Unisys

Kevin, your presentation blew everybody away! You were energetic and left the audience wanting more. I appreciate how you personalized the message for a crowd consisting of multiple companies in various industries. Ernst & Young

Kevin was wonderful! He truly fired everyone up to catalyze change. AARP

Homerun! Let's put him on the payroll. World Champion San Francisco Giants

Kevin was amazing, we have already planned two more events to bring him back! MGM Resorts International

Kevin, your message was by far the most important message delivered at our recent conference by a keynote speaker. You truly deserved a thunderous standing ovation. Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for the work that you do. McKeon Financial

Kevin made the effort to really understand our business and the challenges we are facing. Everybody left with the feeling that the presentation was really targeted to them. Microsoft

Kevin was terrific. He electrified the crowd with his presentation. I believe the biggest message was YOU can make a difference no matter who you are. You have a choice, its all about the attitude you bring everyday. Kraft Foods

Workshop Topics:

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!

ENERGY • ENGAGEMENT • COMMITMENT • ACCOUNTABILITY

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.