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Kevin Kelly

International Speaker, Best Selling author and creator of the Xceptional Execution methodology

Kevin Kelly is an internationally acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and expert on Sales, Storytelling, Leadership and Execution. His focus is on moving organisations, large and small to Do!, to execute, and to move in the direction of their dreams and vision. Unlike speakers who communicate a message, Kevin is the message. He lives, breathes and sleeps the DO! ethos every day of his life.

From the age of six, Kevin Kelly was selling in his family retail business. On graduating with a Marketing degree Kevin, consistently broke sales records in each of companies he worked for culminating in him being continuously head hunted. Finally in 1990 (after being offered a job by an Italian business man who couldn’t speak English) Kevin honoured his entrepreneurial DNA and set up his own company, Advanced Marketing. The company dedicated itself initially to increasing the sales of small and medium businesses in addition to exhaustively researching the area of personal and business potential.

In 1996 Kevin wrote his first book “How? When You Don’t Know How” which sold 15,000 copies, an unparalleled feat for Ireland, and Kevin learned a very valuable lesson in terms of Doing and execution: knowledge may give you enough reasons not to act but Do! it anyway and be prepared to end up in a place you recognise and accept as better than your starting point. This book became the foundation on which he built his international speaking career.  Since then he has written four more books, including the first ever graphic novel which aims to educate the next generation on the key skills of emotional intelligence.  His most recent book is the critically acclaimed “DO! The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution”, in which he uncovers the success strategies of the leaders of some of the most exciting start-ups on the planet.

In 2016 Kevin Kelly created the first ever Speaker Summit in Ireland where six of this colleagues from around the globe taught potential and existing speakers the A-Z of the Speaking profession. This was followed with another first  in 2017 – the first conference on Storytelling and Sales.

Kevin’s keynotes consistently deliver an interactive conversation that engages, informs, inspires and empowers attendees with a toolbox of invaluable takeaways.  His consultancy projects are built on delivering results for you. You set the agenda, and Kevin works with you and your team to address your specific challenges and reach your stated goals.

"After close to two decades of attempts at building rapport with Maria, five books, keynotes in 30 plus countries it is nice to see that finally she isn't afraid her website will crash if she puts my face on it #littlevictories” Kevin

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Xceptional Leadership

In this keynote, Kevin highlights how to mirror the mindset, attitudes and success strategies of the outstanding Xceptionalists interviewed for his book “Do: the Pursuit of Xceptional Execution.” From these exclusive interviews and over two decades experience working with companies, Kevin distils the attributes of the modern manager/director/leader. From the Co- Founder of the Talking Tom app who went from eight cofounders with no clear business idea to being sold for one billion dollars in 2016 to an asthma sufferer who is currently teaching the world how to breathe, Kevin reveals their leadership secrets.

The Future of Sales – #SalesinVoice

In 2016 Kevin organised the first and critically acclaimed Speaker Summit in Ireland enjoying 1,650,000 impressions on Twitter. To his surprise none of this activity resulted in one enquiry about the event in its aftermath. This coupled with other research inspired Kevin to ponder the Future of Social Selling with one inevitable conclusion. Regardless of how clever your social media campaign is – at the end of the day people buy people and the majority of deals are closed P2P. As technologies converge these relationship may prove to be your unique competitive advantage.

#STORYSELLING – how to engage in an attention deficit market?

The latest research shows that the average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds, a human being – 8 seconds. Engaging and building brand loyalty has become an extreme challenge. In Summer 2016, Kevin Kelly took on the challenge of raising €450,000 with a budget of just €5! He took his distilled learnings about sales, summarised the story in a hashtag (#fiveraweek) and blew the target out of the water.

Xceptional Sales

In the noughties a research study by Colombia University showed that 88% of breakthrough companies were the result of xceptional execution of an ordinary idea. 12% were the result of a new invention. Fascinated by this research Kevin Kelly undertook research with some of the top startups on the planet and distilled from this the four pillars underpinning xceptional sales performance. In this one day interactive experience Kevin will share with you the secrets behind these successful firms plus the a-z of how he consistently broke sales records in his career ….starting at the age of eleven right up to consulting with brands such as Microsoft on Xceptional selling techniques.


Right from the start I knew we did the right thing. The way Kevin went about probing about the Indian audience and our expectations, about the gaps we have and what would we like to learn about showed that he took this assignment seriously and wanted to deliver the best. Coming out to an event and speaking is one thing, but delivering what the audience wants is a whole different thing- that's exactly what Kevin did, not once but TWICE in the same afternoon! Audience feedback on his 2.5 hour Master class was phenomenal and as if that wasn't enough he goes on to deliver a 1 hour keynote and engage the audience like a true master- standing ovation! You sure "lead like you live it

Project Management Institute India

We asked Kevin to handle the coveted spot closing out our MDRT Experience meeting in Seoul, Korea this year. Kevin gave the audience an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and practical take-away messaging that our members can immediately apply to their lives. I would definitely urge any organisation to consider utilising Kevin Kelly on their program.

Million Dollar Round Table, USA

Working with Kevin on our Xceptional Execution Video series was a fantastic experience. He is passionate, committed, creative and cooperative. The feedback was excellent. Meanwhile his 92.5% speaker satisfaction rating at the World Partner Conference in July 2015 speaks for itself.


Kevin Kelly captivated our audience of corporate meeting executives by making them take a look at themselves through the use of humour. Laughter is infectious and everyone left the presentation on a high and were set up for a day of learning. Truly inspiring speaker.

IMEX Group


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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

  • Ireland {Republic}



* 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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