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. 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, Nationwide, H&R Block, PayPal, New York Life, Million Dollar Round Table, Southwest Airlines, Merck, Atrium Health, and many more.

Kevin has received numerous honors, including being named one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ by NorthStar Meetings Group; 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; and an elite and in-demand ‘Gold Star Speaker’ by GDA Speakers.

Kevin is the author of the best-selling book The HERO Effect® – Being Your Best When It Matters the Most.

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





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
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
Kevin’s message truly resonated and I can say with certainty there have been few speakers who moved our audience as much as he did. We have been tracking speaker scores since 2011 - Kevin is now the No. 1 rated speaker out of nearly 500 speakers our attendees have evaluated at XChange events over the years. Truly an amazing accomplishment.
– ROBERT DEMARZO, SVP, THE CHANNEL COMPANY
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
I am going to send you a bill for all the tissue I went through.” That was an exact quote from my client who attended Kevin Brown’s latest speech on The Hero Effect. Right from the start to the very end, Kevin captivated us with his amazing storytelling abilities. During his message, I found myself crying, laughing, feeling remorse, and finally celebrating! Kevin is an elite speaker and everybody should have the opportunity to hear his inspirational message. I will never look at apple pancakes the same again.
– DEREK DABBS; REGIONAL PRESIDENT, ACCELERENT
First- let me start with saying how completely blown away everyone was with Kevin. He was perfect on so many levels and really effected everyone right in the spot that they needed it. The feedback was overwhelming and we are just still thrilled with our interaction with Kevin. We are already thinking of avenues in which we can work together again in the future. Kevin was exceptional to work with - as was his team!
– ONE OF THE LARGEST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD
To say that Kevin was phenomenal would be an understatement. I have never seen a room captivated the way it was a few weeks ago with Kevin on stage. He commanded the room through his stories, compassion, humor and overall demeanor. He and his story are truly a treasure and we appreciate your team working with us to make it all a reality!
– LEXI DUSSI, MARKETING MANAGER, ELIASSEN GROUP
Kevin was our closing speaker this week at our national convention for Success Group International. We have been hiring professional speakers for the last 20 years to come to our annual events. Kevin's message was inspirational and motivational. He made us laugh and cry, but most of all, he made us all recognize the hero within. I cannot recommend him enough!
– REBECCA CASSEL, PRESIDENT, SUCCESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL (SGI)
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
Every once in a while if you're lucky you cross paths with greatness. Individuals who make you better by just being in their presence. Having played with legends like Peyton Manning I know what that feels like. Kevin Brown is one of those people. Kevin has the ability to use the art of rhetoric and speech to inspire us as human beings to reach our potential and live extraordinary lives. Kevin Brown doesn't just share about the Hero Effect, Kevin Brown lives the Hero Effect!
– BEN UTECHT, SUPER BOWL XLI CHAMPION, NATIONAL SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR

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