Kevin Brown

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Kevin Brown’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, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&R Block, Sprint, Ernst & Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many more.


Kevin is the bestselling author of The Hero Effect® (2017/2019). In his second book, Unleashing Your Hero (Harper Collins Leadership/Nov 2021), Kevin shares how the heroes who transformed his life are people just like you. People who were willing to use their gifts and abilities to serve others at a high level. This book is a guide to help everyday people discover and unleash their hero at work and in life.


Kevin has received numerous honors, including being named one of the ‘Top 10 Keynote Speakers of 2021’ by SpeakInc; 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; one of the ‘Best Keynote Speakers of 2019’ by NorthStar Meetings Group; and an elite and in-demand ‘Gold Star Speaker’ by GDA Speakers.


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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The Hero Effect®: Being Your Best When It Matters The Most!

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!

The Hero Effect® - Leadership Version: Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level

In this presentation, Kevin takes his most requested program and focuses on The HERO Effect® principles of leadership. Kevin has a simple philosophy when it comes to leadership. He believes that you are "a leader of one or a leader of none." He believes that leadership begins with mastering self along with the daily habits required to become world-class leaders, mentors, and coaches to the teams we live and do business with. The foundation of this program can be summed up in one powerful idea… we reproduce what we are! The role of leadership in an organization is to create an environment where people can be the best version of themselves. That is what serves a brand well and stands out in a crowded marketplace.

The HERO Effect® Virtual Experience with Kevin Brown
Virtually everything has changed when it comes to meetings, but one thing remains the same: We need to come together by any means possible to connect, learn, and be inspired. Now, more than ever, we need each other!

  • Virtual Keynote (Live-Hybrid Keynote, Pre-Recorded Customized & Branded Keynote, Live Virtual Keynote)
  • Leadership Mini-Series
  • Leadership Summit
  • One-on-One Coaching & Consulting

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"We've booked hundreds of speakers over the years, and Kevin is, without a doubt, one of my favorites! Kevin, like world-class organizations, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. He doesn't just talk about The Hero Effect, he lives it."

Troy Peple, CEO, Accelerent

"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)

"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