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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