Kevin Kelly

    Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation.

    Raised among a small entrepreneurial family retail business, he has been selling and negotiating, listening to and serving customers from a very young age. After graduating from University College Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1987, he proceeded to break sales record in each of the companies he worked for in the construction and manufacturing industries. In 1990 he started his company, Advanced Marketing Ltd.

    He’s always been fascinated by what makes people tick, little surprise then that he is now seen as a human behavior expert. Kevin coined the phrase “Xceptionalize”, which challenges organisations and individuals to focus upon the exceptional execution of those activities that really contribute the most to success.

    Upon initially discovering academic research studies that showed 88% of company breakthroughs were the result of exceptional execution of an ordinary idea, Kevin has single-mindedly explored this remarkably simple idea. DO!, the book, is the culmination of his life experiences, client work and keynote insights, highlighting the thinking behind those who live and breathe the exceptional execution mindset and approach to business and life.

    Kevin actively keynotes at corporate meetings and conferences throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. From Fortune 500 companies to prestigious associations (e.g. The Million Dollar Round Table), local chambers of commerce to national investment and growth promotion agencies and more, he’s presented to diverse audiences.

    Kevin’s publications include the best-selling title, “Basics before Buzz”, “How? When you don’t know how”, “Life – a trip towards trust”and “Xceptionalize – success secrets for students”. He has also produced three audio programs: “Compelling Communication Strategies”, “Setting, getting and forgetting goals” and “Good enough-now go get it”.

    Beyond the shining lights and buzz of delivering keynotes, Kevin’s belief in the importance of nurturing tomorrow’s leaders sees him having raised funding and build schools for education in Africa and closer to home, collaborate on developing supportive infrastructure and resources for today’s Youth.

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