Kevin Freiberg

Co-Author of the Books: NUTS!, GUTS!, BOOM, & Nanovation; Named one of the "Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence Magazine

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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 » Read Full Bio

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.  

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

Kevin‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include: §  KPMG •Humana •Kaiser Permanente • QVC •FedEx •National Fire Sprinkler Association •Vail Resorts •AARP •Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers •MGM Resorts •Microsoft •University of San Diego •CUNA •L’Oréal §  Credit Union Association New York •Vail Resorts •Kraft •Bank of America •Honeywell •National Life §  American Express •Unisys •AT&T •Beef USA •Sony •Tire Pros •Powder River Energy Corporation  

Other CREDENTIALS: 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.  

My interests include sprinting to keep up with my work-out-aholic wife, doing anything adventurous with our three incredible children, compelling conversations with friends over good wine, and a periodic mental lapse into skydiving. I grew up as a competitive snow skier and water skier. I never won a World Cup, but in both sports I’ve skied with the best in the world. These gifted athletes taught me how to step through fear and adapt to ever-changing competitors, conditions, technologies and geographies. I have learned that if you take enough risks, eventually you will crash. But that’s how you grow. It’s also how you strengthen resilience and develop the ability to bounce back. Most of all, I learned that success is never final. I’m still chasing the best in the world, still learning and still getting better.

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Innovate or Perish
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. 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; and challenge teams to use limitations as springboards to creativity
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. 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. Kevin details how you can … Inspire employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, and firing on all cylinders; give employees a chance to solve a problem that really matters; show how your products and services have social value and positive impact; invite Customers to buy BETTER VERSIONS of themselves.
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. 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.


  • Employee Engagement
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Leadership


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