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Kevin Freiberg, PhD  

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

Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of a San Diego professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 25 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the worlds most innovative companies. He has successfully turned those profiles into roadmaps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.

Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Incredible Energy. These 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.

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) and 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 standout! They have better employee engagement, customer loyalty, stronger profitability, and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE!

He has been named one of the "Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence Magazine. Dr. Freiberg has 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.

Speech Topics


Innovate or Perish! - How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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

Leadership: Leading a Culture of Innovation

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.

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.

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