Testimonials 

Kevin Brown


YOU WERE AWESOME! I knew you would be. We received comments all the way to the day we left about how you were the FAVORITE speaker at our event. You have a gift for this. You are a great story teller and connect with people on such an emotional level. And your humor is great on top of it all. I could not have been more pleased and am blessed to have met you. Thanks for making our event special.

— Georgia Credit Union Affiliates


Amazing performance!!! I’ve never seen people standing and applauding eagerly at the end of a keynote performance; Kevin made the closing of our event successful. Kevin’s passion and gift of speech makes his “Hero Effect” keynote a one of a kind: Entertaining, energizing and powerful message.

— Jorge E. Salazar, Employee Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil Pipeline


Every once in a while if you're lucky you cross paths with greatness. Individuals who make you better by just being in their presence. Having played with legends like Peyton Manning I know what that feels like. Kevin Brown is one of those people. Kevin has the ability to use the art of rhetoric and speech to inspire us as human beings to reach our potential and live extraordinary lives. Kevin Brown doesn't just share about the Hero Effect, Kevin Brown lives the Hero Effect!

— Ben Utecht, Super Bowl XLI Champion, National Speaker, and Author


Whatever it is that makes someone a great speaker - Kevin Brown has it!

— Joe Calloway, Author and Speaker of Becoming a Category of One


Our members loved you! Thanks for closing our conference with exactly the right message. I will recommend you to my peers far and wide as a great speaker!

— Patricia McLaughlin, Illinois Movers' and Warehousemen's Assn.


Kevin Brown was a fantastic speaker and left our group with a wonderful message that held value for work and home. He was extremely engaging and the content was rich with humor. All 500 employees, who attended the banquet, fully enjoyed his talk and I would recommend him for any event. He is also very easy to work with and will help you make your meeting and/or event a huge success.

— Caitlin Laramee, Transamerica

Kevin is amazing! His presentation was spot on at my event. I’ve had attendees call my office and say, "My eyes were misty when he spoke about his parents. Couldn’t have had a better speaker if we’d searched the WHOLE world!" and "Kevin hit a home run with his keynote!

— Jeannie Gregory, State Farm Agent


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Everyone enjoyed your presentation. We always send out an evaluation to get feedback for improvement and the responses were the most positive we have ever received. I can't tell you how many people said on the evaluation that it was the best speaker they ever heard. Several people said they had heard speakers for 30 and 40 years in education and you were the best ever! I have even had several emails from teachers that were so appreciative. Thank you for making our back to school PD the best. 

— Karen C. Walters, Superintendent Bryant School District, Arkansas


Kevin - thank you so much for inspiring our group. I have heard lots of wonderful feedback about how much everyone enjoyed hearing you speak at our Leadership Summit. I knew The Hero Effect was the right message for our audience, but I was really impressed and delighted with the way you connected to our core values and helped our audience relate to your message in those terms - well done!

— Marti Greathouse, Helzberg Diamonds


Kevin’s program was a great reminder of the importance of customer service and what it means to make an interaction with someone truly exceptional and memorable. We had about 500 employees attend his presentation, including several from our IT area. We laughed, cried and walked away inspired to be everyday heroes. Kevin’s presentation and message were different than our typical guest speakers’ – and it showed. We received rave reviews from employees, and many asked to have more speakers like him in the future.

—Mary Donnelly, Supervisor of Benefit Projects, COUNTRY Financial®


You were the message. The ripple effect of your talk has been extraordinary.

— Philip Styrlund, CEO Forum

We've booked hundreds of speakers over the years, and Kevin is, without a doubt, one of my favorites! Kevin, like world-class organizations, draws you in and leaves you wanting more. He doesn't just talk about The Hero Effect, he lives it.

— Troy Peple, CEO, Accelerent


You were a HUGE HIT with our conference attendees. You're a pleasure to work with.

— Diana Shackelford, Event Marketing Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Every once in a while you come across a book that you connect with on such a profound level that you find yourself getting anxious as you draw to the final pages as you don’t want it to end.  A book, that after having read it, you know that there is a little piece of you that will see life through a slightly different lens than before.  Even after having heard your message prior to Saturday night, I found myself not wanting it to end.  I found myself hoping that I can hang on to viewing life through the lens that you pointed out that I have always had, but not always chose to see through. You have been given a great gift in your profound ability to share your message and move people to reflect upon their own lives.

— Jimmy Stilley, OakStar Bank


Kevin was extraordinarily phenomenal! Kevin's down to earth presentation on the Hero Effect connected with the audience both personally and professionally. His delivery was thought provoking, yet filled with humor at the most appropriate times. Kevin’s inspiring performance will take you on a ride filled with emotion and entertainment, and one that will stay with you long after its over!

— Beata Craig, CPCU, CLU®, CIPP/USState Farm Insurance


Your passion and story really resonated with people here …your closing keynote was like the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied and you walked up and hit a grand slam home run for the walk off win!! Bottom line Kevin…simply put…you rocked it when you were here!

— Al Hodgeman, CIC, AIS, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance


Thank you for coming to share your wit and wisdom with our local CPCU chapter. Your presentation on the HERO Effect: Bringing Your Best when it Matters the Most was a perfect send-off for our audience. The images of Aunt Bea and being called Mr. Delicious are embedded in the heads of CPCUs throughout the area. You’ve got quite a talent for painting a word picture in the minds of your audience.

— Michael C. Nibbelin, MBA, Ph.D. CPCU, ChFC, CLU, CPA, CMA, Central Illinois Chapter CPCU Society


On behalf of the 2015 IT Symposium team thank you for being a part of it and making it such a huge success! People are still “buzzing” about it. Your session was such a great way to close down the two days and was very memorable.

— Joyce Brooks, State Farm Insurance