Kevin Brown

Culture Specialist and Creator of The HERO Effect

“Bring your best stuff to the present moment and pour it into the lives of others.”

Kevin Brown has been in franchising for 30 years, beginning with his purchase of a franchise at the age of 17! He worked his way from the front lines to the executive boardroom.  For the past sixteen years, he has been part of a leadership team that has grown a little-known brand into an industry giant. Kevin has experienced both the tactical and strategic aspects of franchising.

This experience, along with his compelling speaking style, engages franchise audiences immediately. When Kevin delivers his ‘The Hero Effect™’ keynote, he provides strategies and principles that inspire and equip franchisees to show up every day and make a positive difference.  He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results.

For a transformative keynote on leadership, service excellence, employee engagement or franchise culture, Kevin is a perfect fit.

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Speaker Bio

Kevin Brown

Kevin’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. His resume includes an eclectic mix of career stops that ultimately led him to the purchase of a franchise at the age of seventeen.

With a street-wise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For the past seventeen years, he has been part of a leadership team that has grown a little-known brand into an industry giant with annual revenues exceeding one billion dollars.

Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child 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.

Kevin is a marketing executive for an international franchisor that is ranked #1 in their industry and in the top 10 of all franchise companies according to the Annual Franchise 500.

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Kevin is also a highly sought after keynote speaker. He has had the privilege of speaking to a wide variety of organizations including Siemens, State Farm, Country Financial, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Northwestern Mutual, Delta Airlines and The Boy Scouts of America to name just a few.

Kevin entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

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Travels From: Nashville, TN

  Fee Range: $8,000-$17,500

“Kevin's program was a great reminder of the importance of customer service and what it means to make an interaction with someone truly exceptional and memorable. We had about 500 employees attend his presentation, including several from our IT area. We laughed, cried and walked away inspired to be everyday heroes. Kevin's presentation and message were different than our typical guest speakers' – and it showed. We received rave reviews from employees, and many asked to have more speakers like him in the future.”
Mary Donnelly, Supervisor of Benefit Projects
COUNTRY Financial®

Program Information

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!

Key themes:

Heroes Engage the Heart:

Heroes help people…with NO STRINGS ATTACHED! They go “all in” every time they take the field. They understand that in business and in life it’s always personal and never perfect. Heroes create strong connections and reach beyond the borders of transactional thinking to create transformational moments!

Heroes Create an Epic Experience:

The HERO’s calling card is pure excellence. It’s about using our talents, gifts and abilities to their fullest potential and highest purpose. The HERO uses the best of who they are to serve more people, more often, in bigger and better ways. The HERO is committed to personal development and shows up better today than they were yesterday. Heroes build trust by serving others with an authentic passion that turns everyday moments into superhuman experiences. The HERO is driven to serve others and understands that the greatest rewards in life are determined by how well we take care of the people we live and do business with.

Heroes Take Responsibility:

HEROES own the moments that matter! They are actively present and engaged and do not believe in random acts of kindness. The HERO is motivated instead by intentional acts of difference making. They live by a simple code; “bring your best stuff to the present moment and pour it into the lives of others.” They understand that before you can lead anyone else, you must first be able to lead yourself. The HERO owns their attitude, their actions and their results. They are committed to the best possible outcome in every situation regardless of circumstances or events beyond their control. The HERO leads by example and knows that true success is found in the power of simple choices.

Heroes Live and Work with Optimism:

HEROES see the world differently. For them, it’s not about positive thinking, it’s about perspective. Looking through the lens of optimism gives the HERO supernatural vision. They see what others cannot. They see opportunities instead of obstacles – possibilities instead of problems. When things go wrong…and they will, optimism is what helps the HERO turn life’s messes into a masterpiece.

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Sample Client List

  • Accelerent
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Country Financial
  • Delta Airlines
  • Farm Bureau
  • Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Siemens
  • State Farm