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Kevin Kelly

Kevin KellyKevin Kelly is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, leadership, sales, creativity and personal excellence. He is passionate about unleashing the potential of people and organisations.

Kevin is also the creator of the concept “Xceptionalize” which challenges individuals and organisations to focus on exceptional execution of their duties on an ongoing basis.

Born into a small family retail business, Kevin has been selling and negotiating from a very young age. After graduating with a Commerce degree in 1987, he proceeded to break sales record in each of the companies he worked for. Over the past two decades, he has keynoted at events around the world including the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the US.

In the current "attention deficit society," one of the greatest challenges for a speaker is engaging the audience. Most people's attention spans are short and Kevin strives to connect with every member of the audience. High levels of engagement are achieved through a unique interactive cocktail of exercises, stories, the most up to date research and original content.

His stories are based on his unique experiences around the world, inside and outside corporate corridors. From challenging himself to write a Best Seller even though limited by a poor grade in English, to going from high income to low income and back when he decided to follow his passion, to breaking sales records in many companies, to building an International Brand; Kevin more than walks the path of his own philosophies. 

His publications include his new Business Book "Basics before Buzz," "Life: A Trip Towards Trust" and the best selling motivational title, “How? When you don't know how.” 

In addition, he has produced three motivational CD's Good Enough - Now go get it; Setting, getting and forgetting Goals and Compelling Communication Strategies.

Kevin has appeared many times on National TV and radio shows in Ireland, UK and the USA. 

According to research polled amongst his key customers, "Honesty, Integrity and Passion" is what you get when you recruit Kevin.


  • Xceptionalize your Business

  • Xceptionalize your sales

  • Xceptionalize your Customer Service

  • Xceptionalize your leadership

  • Business: Managing in an Attention Deficit Society

  • Customer service: Exceptionalize your service

  • Sales Motivation: Motivation through Understanding

  • Sales Motivation: Modeling off past success strategies

  • Motivational Speaking: Thinking and Doing differently

  • Motivational Speaking: Goals – setting, getting and forgetting

  • Leadership Training: New Leadership in a New Marketplace

  • Entrepreneurship: Success through failure


“It was great to go through the review process driven by you in the talk. We oftentimes forget what we should be doing due to being immersed in our daily routine. I am very much inspired by your high energy, people sensitivity and drive to be Xceptionalized!"
Hang Seng Bank Limited

"Thank you so much, the workshop exceeded my expectations! You really know how to motivate and engage an audience with your energy and enthusiasm. The session provided them with practical take-aways that they can put into action immediately."
Project Management
Institute USA

"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 organization to consider utilizing Kevin Kelly on their program."
Million Dollar Round Table, USA

“I do not like people who talk a lot. Even if it does not seem at first, Kevin Kelly can talk for quite some time. The difference is that his words carry special energy and exquisite meaning. Which is why I could listen to him for hours. I am very thankful to be reminded that small stories have value and do cause big stories in the end.”

"We have used Kevin for five prestigious conferences in Iran in five different cities – the feedback has always been very positive – our people love Kevin's energy and enthusiasm for his subject and the huge takeaway value he delivers in terms of key messages they can use the following day in their lives and businesses.”
128 Media, Iran

"Kevin Kelly spoke at our Thought Leaders Conference on 16th September 2010, an event hosted by Investec Bank. Kevin has rarely been heard in the UK but is very popular in many parts of the world. He is a motivation speaker par excellence and brings very practical value to our audience of CEO's. ‘Basics before Buzz' which was his subject, did exactly what was on the tin and I would recommend Kevin to any organisation that wishes to exceptionalise their service and retain their customers."
The Academy for Chief Executives