Kevin Sweeney Profile
Kevin Sweeney is the only person to successfully land a KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707, after two of the four engines were ripped completely off the airplane while on a night combat mission in Desert Storm. This challenging experience taught him to think on his feet and be highly flexible, which means that he will quickly make adjustments to his presentation to be sure that your audience is receiving the most applicable information possible.
The unique life experiences of Kevin Sweeney have molded him into an inspirational speaker, allowing him to effectively motivate members of any organization. Through his presentation, people learn how to shine during the tough days by using specific techniques, helping them to maintain a calm composure when faced with change or challenge.
Imagine getting the opportunity to sit in your living room and have a conversation with this gentleman who has been a leader of thousands of men and women. A man who successfully battled the physical loss of both engines on the left wing of his airplane during a night combat mission in Desert Storm! A man who led his college basketball team to it's highest ranking in history. A man who has achieved insurmountable success as a sales leader and corporate executive. Well…imagine no more.
Kevin Sweeney, "The Colonel" is a keynote speaker who loves to share his knowledge on:
• Confidence Under Pressure
• Decisive Leadership
• Cohesive Teamwork
• Precise Communications
• Laser Beam Focus
For more than a quarter of a century Kevin has been a successful Business Executive at an elite Fortune 50 Company. He has also been a Director at an industry leading software company. Kevin's experience in sales and operations will give you and your team unique experiences for your success. Kevin will teach you how to compete and how to put yourself and your team in position to differentiate yourselves from the competition and win in the market place. From his leadership experiences you will learn how to have confidence under pressure and how to demonstrate decisive and effective leadership.
Kevin is the author of two captivating books: Pressure Cooker Confidence, How to Lead When the Heat Is On and Conversations with the Colonel, Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Wisdom.
These books provide insights into the steps of proper preparation. You will learn how to develop a winning attitude. And you will learn the leadership tools required to give both you and your team a laser beam focus on the objective and the confidence needed tomake you both successful.
Kevin's real life story describes a combat mission during which the two engines on his left wing were totally ripped off in mid-air, in the darkness of night, while at maximum weight and on a combat mission. It is a compelling story illustrating how your team can overcome any obstacle facing them. He transforms the lessons his team learned into business examples for the benefit of your team.
With Bachelors degrees in both Business Administration and Economics and an MBA, Kevin brings in-depth business knowledge to the stage for you to receive just as he delivered to his students as an adjunct instructor in the School of Business at Washburn University. He is up-to-date on the latest trends in technology and business acumen. He has also been invited and has appeared as a guest lecturer in schools of business in other universities.
Benefit from the knowledge and drive that Kevin shares from his experience as an all-conference, all-district collegiate basketball player. As a member of the team that beat the national number one team during the US Small College tournament, and Captain the next year, he learned many lessons that he shares. These lessons will increase your odds for success and triumph in your life.