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Kevin Gaskell

Award winning Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Team Builder and Corporate Trailblazer

As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor Kevin Gaskell has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees.  One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies.

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Over the past few years Kevin has set the business world alight with success after success. His fintech business Traderoot Technology was nominated as ecommerce business of the year; Achilles won the Sunday Times award for the best private equity investment of the year; ITS Technology reached the final of the World Communication Awards; Market Research platform Delvv.io won the EMEA Innovation Award; he integrated 31 companies to create EurotaxGlass’s, the world’s largest automotive data company, and his landscape gardening business has just built its first garden at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show! He is a man who demonstrates that the principles of outstanding leadership are transferable across business sectors.

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It was leading the turnaround of Porsche from close to bankruptcy to market leader that saw Kevin Gaskell, at the age of 32, recognised as one of the most capable leaders of his generation. He consolidated that recognition with 4 years as Managing Director of BMW (GB) during which he led the business to record growth and a 500% improvement in profitability.

Since his roles in the automotive sector he has led businesses to massive success in the digital, technology, data, brand marketing, market research, construction, retail, professional services and manufacturing sectors. Such flexibility and adaptability has confirmed his position as an extraordinary and inspirational leader.

A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results – and he has the experiences to prove it. He has led global corporations, start-ups, private equity portfolio companies and organisations large and small to create shareholder value in excess of $3Billion. He has also found the time to walk to both the north and south poles and climb the world’s highest mountains to fund the construction of a cancer treatment unit.

Using an energetic and inclusive style he shares the tools and techniques which have enabled his teams to deliver results which even they considered impossible – until they achieved them. His approach of ‘Inspired Leadership’ at every level in the organisation has been demonstrated to achieve extraordinary success again and again. As a leader who has led established businesses and founded technology startups which have grown to global scale he is able to demonstrate the competitive opportunities from both sides of the divide.

He shows that leadership is an adaptable and transferable skill and is a key enabler of successful teamwork in any situation. Drawing upon his experience and his ongoing leadership roles in growing companies Kevin shares practical lessons of how individuals in businesses from 7 to 7,000 employees can be inspired to create teamwork which transforms organisations and achieves world class performance. These lessons are included in his recently published, already best-selling, book ‘Inspired Leadership’.

Kevin Gaskell is a leader who has been there and done it, and then done it again, and again. His speeches provide the inspiration, and share the tools, which enable each member of the audience to return to their role energised and informed and ready to achieve something extraordinary.

In between driving businesses he has walked unsupported to both the North and South Poles and climbed some of the world’s highest mountains to raise money for Cancer Research.  And if the audience need an energiser they could always ask Kevin to play his guitar – in his spare time he plays in a rock band!

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Topics

Inspired Leadership

How you can achieve extraordinary results in business
•Become an inspiring leader, stimulate the desire to be world class
•COMMIT – to change, build belief, dare to dream
•CONNECT – the team with the plan, making the impossible possible
•CREATE - a culture of creativity, motivate genius, recognise and reward
• Be better first then bigger, achieve extraordinary results

Motivating to Success

Inspiring your team to world class performance
•Recognise the basis of team motivation
•Develop inspiring leadership skills, stimulate the desire to be world class
•Build belief, dare to dream, define the shared plan
•Connect the team with the plan, realise the impossible is possible
•Get better first then bigger, achieve extraordinary results

Business Transformation

Innovating your business for long term success
•Inspire the desire for change, build belief
•Build shared ownership of the plan, make the impossible possible
•Differentiate market share vs opportunity share
•Dare to dream, motivate and create genius thinking
•Establish the culture of inspired leadership, sustain success

Digitisation and Development

Ensuring your business survives and thrives
•Understand market trends and disruptive changes
•Recognise real threats and challenges, identify opportunities
•Build the plan, achieve shared ownership, make the impossible possible
•Meet client needs for personal, relevant, convenient service
• Achieve extraordinary results, sustain success

Building A World Class Brand

Creating the identity which entices customers and breeds advocates
•Inspire the desire for progress and development
•Recognise the true value of the brand
•Differentiate customer’s needs vs demands
•Determine brand attributes, ensure relevance to market, achieve pull vs push
Build shared ownership, implement 360 degree brand evolution

Market Disruption

Leveraging the power of change to your advantage
•Recognise opportunity share, deal with the F(ear) word
•Understand your customer’s needs vs demands
•Build the shared plan, engage internal creativity, dare to dream
•Remain relevant, authentic and profitable

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The convention was a success, and the speech of Kevin was very well received, as providing fresh blood to our (somehow closed) automotive world and really appealing to our international audience. His humour (only possible with a British origin), dynamism and un-conventional track-record were really appreciated by our peoples, as well as the mix of business / private illustrations.

Faurecia

We were completely in awe of your presentation! Your delivery is quite unique in that you relate so comfortably with the audience and you have ‘truly lived’ every moment of each experience. I have heard many speakers who have presented about their experiences but have lacked your ability to articulate from your heart.

Truly amazed by what he's gained through a combination of determination, clever thinking and simple common sense. Great guy.

His presentation was totally authentic allowing our selected high potential team to really see and feel what it means to be a visionary, inspiring leader.

Publications

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Inspired Leadership

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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