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Kevin Carroll
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Kevin Carroll

Transforming business culture and team engagement by embracing the power of purposeful play.

Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Professional Achievement

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • Sales Professionals
  • Senior Management Groups

A man whose diversity of life experience is the very embodiment of creativity and innovation, Kevin Carroll's life-changing, masterful storytelling skills challenge audiences to achieve maximum human potential through the power of passion and imagination.

Able to reach audiences with a simple, transformative message on finding your passion, Kevin Carroll reawakens drive and ambition in both individuals and organizations allowing them to rediscover the things that propel them towards individual and organizational goals. Carroll has made a life out of pursuing his own passions in a career that includes being a globe-trotting language interpreter for the Air Force to becoming the head trainer of the Philadelphia 76ers where he was discovered and hired by Nike simply to act as “Katalyst”—someone who builds a culture of innovation where creative ideas are turned into reality. Energetic and humorous, Carroll deftly combines an anecdotal narrative with strategies for discovering new and creative ways of thinking and problem solving to help build mission-oriented teams. The result? A life-changing experience packaged in a presentation that’s not only fun, but provides return-on-investment and bottom-line success. Carroll has helped turn creative ideas into a reality of organizational success as Starbucks, Discovery Channel, ESPN, HSBC, Mattel, Capital One and the National Hockey League. He is the acclaimed author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What’s Your Red Rubber Ball?! and The Red Rubber Ball at Work.

Featured Videos

Kevin Carroll's Speech Topics

Play@Work: Unleashing Growth through Creativity and Innovation

As children our days were filled with productive play. What was entertaining was also instructive. Games of tag were exercises in planning, teamwork, strategy, design, decision-making, creativity, interpersonal communication and risk-taking. Play was serious business in our youth—and it should be even more serious business in our professional lives if we hope to unleash the creative genius that spurs organizational growth. By cleverly drawing from childhood lessons, Kevin Carroll reveals the relevance of play and how we must continue to tap into those lessons for our future success. An innovator who passionately inspires leaders to create sustainable change in their own organizations, Carroll raises a variety of questions during the session including:

  • Are you continuing to strengthen the creative genius of your organization?
  • Do you have the necessary passion and creative endurance to deliver consistent and amazing insight and business ingenuity? 
  • Why should an organization’s business culture embrace the power of play even more so in the 21st Century?
  • How can a business culture that incorporates “purposeful play” impact leadership, employee quality of life, retention and attract new talent?

Works by Kevin Carroll