About Kevin Kelly

Speaker Profile

Kevin Kelly is an internationally acclaimed authority and best selling author on the success principles underpinning execution, entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation for which he has developed the cutting edge methodology of Xceptional Execution.

Most popular speech topics:

  • Do more! Xceptional Execution How to engage a goldfish?
  • How an ordinary idea is the new WOW – if you execute.
  • Lead like you live it.
  • Have no fear – the future is no different than the past.
  • The paranoid's guide to Xceptional Customer Service.

In his keynotes, masterclasses, training modules and video series; Kevin consistently receives top speaker ratings most recently at WPC for Microsoft -92.5% and 93.8% in Saudi Arabia. These ratings are the result of three key differentiators:

  • Audiences are engaged from the beginning with his unique interactive style. He mixes insight, inspiration and information in a way that always leaves an audience feeling energized and inspired.
  • Unique content drawn from his experiences around the globe over the past 25 years.

Upon initially discovering academic research studies that showed 88% of company breakthroughs were the result of exceptional execution of an ordinary idea, Kevin has single-mindedly explored this remarkable finding. This research culminated in the development of his unique XE methodology – Xceptional Execution. Built on four key principles he inspires challenges and shows how to bring your business to the next level.

Kevin was raised among a small entrepreneurial family retail business. From a very young age he was selling and negotiating, listening to and serving customers. In this time he developed a great passion for human behavior. After graduating from University College Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987, he proceeded to break sales records in each of the companies he worked for in the construction and manufacturing industries. In 1990 he started his company Advanced Marketing Ltd and lectured International Marketing and Management at the Sligo Institute of Technology in Ireland. In the early years Kevin worked with several SMEs across industries and helped them to build and grow their businesses.

Nowadays Kevin consults with such companies as Microsoft, most recently developing a unique video series for their Worldwide Partner Community; and speaks about his expertise in his keynotes, masterclasses and training modules at conferences throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. From Fortune 500 companies to prestigious associations, he has addressed a long list of major organizations, including The Million Dollar Round Table, Globant, HSBC, KPMG, Scania, Coca-Cola, Pfizer and Lane Crawford.

He is a Senior Global Thought Leader at Knowledge Now.

Masterclass Overview

Do more! Xceptional Execution How to engage a goldfish?

The latest research shows that the average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds, of an individual it is 8 seconds. Engaging and building brand loyalty is becoming an extreme challenge. Using his methodology of Xceptional Execution, that draws on over 2 decades of breaking sales records in client companies, Kevin Kelly highlights the secrets to dramatically increasing your sales and developing long term sustainable relationships with customers.


  • How to communicate in an attention deficit market?
  • How presence persuades and how to ensure you turn up every time?
  • How canned can't? How and why a canned sales approach doesn't work with the modern consumer.
  • Sales person 2020 – a new and evolved version.
  • How to build friendships, not customer relationships – goodbye sales person, hello business consultant.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives, Directors & Managers
  • Business Owners, Unit Heads, Decision Makers
  • Sales & Marketing Practitioners and Management
  • Senior business & Sales Leaders with Enterprise-wide Responsibilities
  • Manufacturing / Operations / Service Personnel who interface with Sales & Marketing
  • R&D / Product Development Personnel who interface with Sales & Marketing

Corporate Investment

  • Includes : Course Pack , Lunch , Networking Live Interaction with Kevin Kelly. A Chance to Share your Organizational Pain and Get the Guru's advice.Signed Certificate etc.

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In his latest book, DO! Kevin highlights what makes startups and their leaders -which he dubs the "Xceptionalists"- succeed beyond all odds. Kevin's book features exclusive interviews with the entrepreneurs behind fast-growing, innovative startups from around the world such as Dwolla, Globant, Outfit 7,and Balsamiq, and others. Implementing the best practices of the world's Xceptionalists will enhance your employee and customer engagement and propel profits.

No matter how we try to complicate it, every business is fundamentally about people - your customers, your employees and you. This book explores those three key areas and tells you how best to maximize the potential of each. Drawing on Kevin's two decades inside and outside corporate corridors and up to date research conducted by The Great Places to Work, the reader is provided with a roadmap to a better bottom line.

What can a business do now to, a) position themselves better for the upturn, or b) take advantage of current opportunities in the marketplace. In this interactive and inspirational ebook, international motivational speaker Kevin Kelly provides the reader with 39 actions that can be taken now at minimal or zero cost that will help the company's competitiveness.

"Life" takes you on a whistle stop tour through two decades and several countries, with many rich and rewarding experiences along the way. Despite the sometimes mysterious and outlandish surroundings seen through this young Irish man's eyes, discerning readers will recognise much of themselves in the simple but hard-won wisdom he has to impart. His journey towards personal fulfilment is one with which many readers will identify. Without preaching, Kevin wittily outlines his version of life's truths and how he discovered them. It is one man's story, but in a sense it is everyone's.

Kevin passionately believes that we can design and live the life we have always dreamed of. But only if we take action. "How? When you don't know how" the first penned by Kevin in the mid 90's included a promise to make it a best seller even though he was challenged by a poor academic record in English. The book would potentially break the mould in his native land. It was a mega best seller. By walking the path of his philosophies Kevin showed you can dare to dream and achieve the "impossible." In this book he shows you "How?"


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