The Hero Effect: Being your best when it matters the most
Kevin’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking.
Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. He grew up in Muskegon, Michigan where his blue-collar roots taught him the value of hard work and determination. With a streetwise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom.
Kevin understands what drives organizational excellence and customer loyalty. He knows first-hand how great brands think, feel and act. He is a branding and culture expert with a 30+ year career in franchise development. He spent the last 20 years of his corporate career as part of a leadership team that built a little-known family business into the #1 franchise in their industry with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars. Since 2016, he has traveled the world pursuing a mission to share The HERO Effect® message with as many people and organizations as possible.
The HERO Effect® is a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. Kevin is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential, and grow their results. And, as the father of a child with autism he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.
As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, Kevin has had the privilege of speaking to a wide variety of organizations including American Express, Delta Airlines, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&R Block, Sprint, Ernst & Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many more.
Kevin is the bestselling author of The Hero Effect® (2017/2019). In his second book, Unleashing Your Hero (Harper Collins Leadership/Nov 2021), Kevin shares how the heroes who transformed his life are people just like you. People who were willing to use their gifts and abilities to serve others at a high level. This book is a guide to help everyday people discover and unleash their hero at work and in life.
Kevin has received numerous honors, including being named one of the ‘Top 10 Keynote Speakers of 2021’ by SpeakInc; one of the ‘Top 41 Motivational Speakers Who Can Energize Any Sales Team’ by ResourcefulSelling; among the ‘Top Customer Service Speakers’ by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau; one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ by NorthStar Meetings Group; and an elite and in-demand ‘Gold Star Speaker’ by GDA Speakers.
Kevin entertains, inspires, and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!
Today is Your Legacy: Turning Everyday Moments into a Lifetime of Leadership Excellence
In his signature style Kevin Brown entertains and inspires listeners to reach beyond the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary.
Today Is Your Legacy picks up where The Hero Effect leaves off and teaches how heroes lead, live, and influence the world around them in powerful ways.
In this fast-paced session, Kevin shares all new stories infused with humor, inspiration and self-reflection that elevates performance and results.
This program is designed to encourage and motivate participants by diving into how great leaders create a legacy by design and not by default.
Attendees will learn…
- The six legacy questions that define the ultimate influence of high-performance leaders.
- How to harness the circle called now to develop deep and meaningful relationships with the people around you.
- How to create a legacy of building people and a culture that stands the test of time.
The Hero Effect®
Being Your Best When It Matters The Most!
In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!
This program is designed to help participants:
• Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary" thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.
• Own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results.
• Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home.
The Hero Effect® - Leadership Version
Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level
In this presentation, Kevin takes his most requested program and focuses The HERO Effect® principles on leadership. Kevin has a simple philosophy when it comes to leadership. He believes that you are "a leader of one or a leader of none." He believes that leadership begins with mastering self along with the daily habits required to become world class leaders, mentors and coaches to the teams we live and do business with. The foundation of this program can be summed up in one powerful idea…we reproduce what we are!
The role of leadership in an organization is to create an environment where people can be the best version of themselves. That is what serves a brand well and stands out in a crowded marketplace.
This program is designed to help participants:
• Create an environment where people are inspired to be the best version of themselves and deliver world class performance to the people they serve.
• Develop a team of people that are committed, focused and on fire for the brand they are helping to build.
• Design and deliver an organizational obsession statement that drives high performance and a world class customer experience.
Kevin is amazing! His presentation was spot on at my event. I’ve had attendees call my office and say, "My eyes were misty when he spoke about his parents. Couldn’t have had a better speaker if we’d searched the WHOLE world!" and "Kevin hit a home run with his keynote!
Jeannie Gregory, State Farm Agent
We've booked hundreds of speakers over the years, and Kevin is, without a doubt, one of my favorites! Kevin, like world-class organizations, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. He doesn't just talk about The Hero Effect, he lives it.
Troy Peple, CEO, Accelerent
YOU WERE AWESOME! I knew you would be. We received comments all the way to the day we left about how you were the FAVORITE speaker at our event. You have a gift for this. You are a great story teller and connect with people on such an emotional level. And your humor is great on top of it all. I could not have been more pleased and am blessed to have met you. Thanks for making our event special.
Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
You were a HUGE HIT with our conference attendees. You're a pleasure to work with.
Diana Shackelford, Event Marketing Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Amazing performance!!! I’ve never seen people standing and applauding eagerly at the end of a keynote performance; Kevin made the closing of our event successful. Kevin’s passion and gift of speech makes his “Hero Effect” keynote a one of a kind: Entertaining, energizing and powerful message.
Jorge E. Salazar, Employee Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil Pipeline