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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

The PIVOT: Adopting a Game Changing Mindset During Difficult Times

"Resilient people are everywhere. They are ordinary women and men, in every walk of life, who meet the definition of resilience set forth by American Psychological Association - adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.” - Meg Jay. The tools, resources and best practices used by those that possess an uncanny ability to be resilient and overcome upheaval, uncertainty or difficult times can be taught and adopted. Learning the art + science of sustained determination (aka resilience) can provide a leader with the game changing mindset needed to face a challenging situation with grit, grace and studied confidence.

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.

#REALTALK: The Power + Value of Storytelling!

Good stories surprise us. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers, data and text on a page/slide/screen do not. Those who tell good stories have an increasing advantage with their ability to connect with the audiences that matter most for their personal + professional endeavors. Individuals that share compelling stories will be able to spark, inspire and motivate others to collaborate/rally to turn ideas/hopes/aspirations into reality.

Works by Kevin Carroll