Kevin Freiberg

Kevin Freiberg

Bestselling Author, Thought Leader, and Speaker on Leadership, Innovation, and Change

Speaker Categories: Innovation | Team Building | Leadership | Business Quality | Human Resources | Innovation | Best Practices | Corporate Culture

Travels From: CA, United States.

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Bestselling Author, Thought Leader, and Speaker on
Leadership, Innovation, and Change

Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 27 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the world’s most innovative companies. He has successfully turned those profiles into roadmaps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.

Keynote Speaker

Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Incredible Energy. These are a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Kevin Freiberg to be their featured speaker. Dr. Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

Customization

Regardless of how many speakers you’ve hired, you’ll be hard pressed to find a speaker who does as much customizing as Dr. Kevin Freiberg. If you want a keynote that truly speaks the language of your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

Books

His books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability). NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) and DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life, and CAUSE: A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Their latest book is Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life.

Media

Named one of the "Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence Magazine, Dr. Freiberg has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation.

Publications

He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, India's Economic Times, India's Business Standard, India's Financial Times and Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai.

Executive Coach

Dr. Freiberg has a global practice working with firms in Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan, India, the Middle East, Central and South America, as well as companies throughout the United States and Canada. Kevin helps business leaders better understand the impact of their choices, attitudes and behaviors on employee engagement, corporate culture, innovation, customer devotion and organizational performance. He has challenged corporate leaders all over the world to question the unquestionable, jettison the “incumbent” mentality, look beyond customer imagination for the next big thing and build companies that are hungry for change.

Professor

Before becoming a full-time speaker and consultant, Kevin taught for eight years at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University, where he met his wife, Jackie. He received his bachelors’ in English literature and masters’ degree in speech communication from San Diego State; he earned his doctorate in leadership at the University of San Diego.

Clients

Kevin's clients span a wide range of industries and include: •KPMG •Humana •Kaiser Permanente •QVC •FedEx •National Fire Sprinkler Association •Vail Resorts •AARP •Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers •MGM Resorts •Microsoft •University of San Diego •CUNA •L’Oréal •Credit Union Association New York •Vail Resorts •Kraft •Bank of America •Honeywell •National Life •American Express •Unisys •AT&T •Beef USA •Sony •Tire Pros •Powder River Energy Corporation

Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life

Business leaders can draw from the insights and apply the wisdom that turned the failing San Francisco Giant's franchise into a $2B force, with 3 World Championship titles in 5 years. You do NOT have to be a baseball fan or sports addict to learn from Bochy Ball. You do have to be a person who wants to borrow from what great leadership looks like in the best and worst of times! How does that translate to today's business leaders? The Giant's success is based upon clubhouse culture, team chemistry, and a championship mindset, all things every business can gain from. Top CEO's understand that an intentional approach to company culture and a willingness to nurture a "champion's mindset" in each of their employees is vital to their organization's success. Whether you want to... • Reinforce a Major Initiative • Stretch People's Thinking • Build More Team Chemistry • Establish a Business Case for Change • Coach People to Perform at their Very Best, or • Inspire a Higher Level of Leadership You will get a highly customized keynote, that wraps countless lessons from Bochy Ball around your team's performance goals and your meeting objectives.

Change Do Something Now

This presentation shows you what happens in companies that are passionate about growth. If you want to create a culture where people move with a sense of urgency and say “yes” to new ideas, new relationships, new business models, new products and new markets, this presentation is your kickstarter. Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can … • Say NO to the “incumbent’s mentality” that leads to failure. • Lead change efforts that are opportunity-led not crisis-driven. • Say “yes” to NEXT practices not BEST practices to avoid being #2.

CAUSE! Stand Out Through Purpose and Profit

Now more than ever, consumers expect meaningful social impact. In the future, if you can’t demonstrate that you are legitimately doing something to make the world better you won’t be in business. Define your business as a cause and watch your people reach higher, move faster and own more—and, make brand fanatics of your customers. Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can … • Inspire employees to come to work fully awake, fully engaged, and firing on all cylinders. • Give employees a chance to solve a problem that really matters. • Show how your products and services have social value and positive impact. • Invite Customers to buy BETTER VERSIONS of themselves.

Leadership

Kevin will unpack the character strengths of gutsy leaders and shows you how these strengths play out in some of the world’s most admired companies. Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can … • Move the organization in bold, new directions to turn average into an exceptional. • Choose service over self-interest and become stewards of people’s potential. • Invite people to share ideas and create breakthroughs that challenge the status quo and accelerate innovation.

Innovate or Perish

This presentation has received accolades from business leaders in companies all over the world—primarily because Kevin demystifies innovation and shows you how innovators THINK and what they DO. Keynote Takeaways: Kevin details how you can… • Create a culture where people aren’t afraid to question the unquestionable, • Encourage risk by rewarding intelligent failure. • Build unlikely partnerships that lead to ingenuity • Continually load your pipelines with great ideas. • Challenge teams to use limitations as springboards to creativity

  • Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life
    Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life Purchase Book
  • CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness
    CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness Purchase Book
  • Be A Person of Impact: 12 Strategies to be the CEO of Your Future
    Be A Person of Impact: 12 Strategies to be the CEO of Your Future Purchase Book
  • Do Something Now!
    Do Something Now! Purchase Book
  • Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big
    Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big Purchase Book
  • Guts!: Companies That Blow the Doors off Business-as-Usual
    Guts!: Companies That Blow the Doors off Business-as-Usual Purchase Book
  • Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
    Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success Purchase Book
  • Boom!: 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual
    Boom!: 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual Purchase Book

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  • Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life
    Bochy Ball! The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business, and Life Purchase Book
  • CAUSE!: A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness
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Testimonials

  • Home-run! Let’s put him on the payroll.


    World Champion San Francisco Giants
  • Kevin, you were a huge hit! In fact your presentation was so powerful and by far the best external speaker we have brought in to date. Several of the subsequent speakers referred back to the key points you made. Thank you for your partnership, shared experiences, and we look forward to continuing our relationship.


    Vail Resorts
  • Kevin’s message was extremely relevant and he even used our words—people were amazed how he could talk directly to us vs. the usual canned talks.


    ConocoPhillips
  • Kevin was wonderful! He truly fired everyone up to catalyze change.


    AARP
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