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Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

speaker location icon Ireland

Internationally Acclaimed Sales Motivational Keynote

Best-selling author of "Do! the pursuit of xceptional xecution"

Master storyteller who has worked around the world with Fortune 500 companies

“Energetic, dynamic and curiously captivating. 75 minutes disappeared in a heartbeat with Kevin engaging a multi-cultural group of sales and business distributors from across EMEA, challenging and inspiring them to think differently. His messages were absolutely on point and perfectly in sync with our own priorities, I could not have hoped for a better or more aligned finish to a great meeting!”

Born into a business family, Kevin began his sales apprenticeship in the family shop in the West of Ireland at the tender age of six. Very soon he became aware of the power of attention – different types of attention!  He quickly understood what type of customer wanted swift execution and which one wanted a counselling service!

This upbringing and associated learnings were the catalyst for his subsequent career in sales and marketing. 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, 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 committed to writing a Best Selling book on motivation, the first of its kind on the Irish market. “How? When You Don’t Know How” became a mega best seller.

Kevin learned a very valuable lesson in terms of selling 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 and produced three CD’s.

Staying true to his Irish roots, Kevin is a master storyteller who has worked around the world with Fortune 500 companies and prestigious associations like the Million Dollar Round Table.

His keynotes consistently deliver an interactive conversation that engages, informs, inspires and empowers attendees with a toolbox of invaluable takeaways.

In addition to his keynotes; Kevin advises a growing number of clients on how to journey into the DNA of the company, craft a compelling message that sticks in the marketplace, and grow their sales.

Kevin lives on the Wild Atlantic way with his wife, Deirdre and young son Conor. He is a passionate Liverpool FC supporter. At the weekend you will find him on the football pitch where he trains under age soccer and football teams. Nothing apart from watching Conor play soccer, gives Kevin more satisfaction than delivering results for his clients.

Themes and Topics:

  • Sales – leveraging the power of attention to jumpstart your sales.
  • Xceptional Xecution – the key to unlocking your business potential.

DO! the pursuit of xceptional execution


What if launching and leading an xceptional business was simpler than you’ve ever imagined? Not easier. Not less time consuming. Not less gut wrenching, but simpler. Guess what: It is.
What if I told you many successful entrepreneurs didn’t start with a compelling vision or indeed a workable business plan? Guess what: That’s true too.
What if it was possible to dominate a market without any previous background in it? Well? It is.
Meet the Xceptionalists: entrepreneurs who live and breathe the xceptional execution ethos and made the breakthrough from “Dream it to Did it”. Drawn from every corner of the globe with turnovers ranging from US $100K to $130M, they show how.

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