Kevin began his business apprenticeship in the family shop in the West of Ireland at the tender age of six. From there, he developed an intense interest in human behaviour. After graduating with a Marketing degree, he worked in several companies in Sales and Leadership roles enjoying massive success both in Ireland and abroad. In 1990, honouring his entrepreneurial DNA, he set up his own company, Advanced Marketing. From the outset, Kevin worked with SME’s in a consultancy capacity while developing his market as a business speaker both domestically and in Europe.

To date, he has written five books and produced three motivational Cd’s. His first How? When you don’t know how was a mega best seller in his homeland. In the book he challenged himself to write a best seller, even though his academic record in English was consistently “D” standard. His last book Do! was described by Tom Peters as the book he’d loved to have written.

In the past thirty years, he has addressed audiences across the world from Korea to Columbia, and San Francisco to Hong Kong on Sales and Leadership.

Staying true to his Irish roots, he is a master storyteller. His stories are drawn from his “normal” experiences around the world from begging on the streets in Melbourne to serving customers at the tender age of six in his home shop. He extracts from these a blueprint for a new type of leadership and sales approach.

He passionately believes that everybody is a potential teacher and by integrating this belief, a leader can transform the company culture. As an individual, you can transform your life.

Kevin’s motivational keynotes consistently deliver an interactive conversation that engages, informs, inspires and empowers attendees.

In his consultancy, he has broken Sales records across industries and cultures. From advising Microsoft Worldwide Partner Community on Xceptional Selling to marketing construction equipment across Europe, Kevin has sold them all. Over the years he has led many teams to fundraising success, raising over €1m for projects here and abroad.

Kevin lives on the Wild Atlantic way with his wife, Deirdre and young son Conor. He is a passionate Liverpool FC supporter. At the weekend you will find him on the football pitch where he trains underage soccer and football teams. Nothing apart from watching Conor play soccer and GAA gives Kevin more satisfaction than delivering results for his clients as a speaker or consultant.

Kevin Kelly - inspirational sales speaker


Client Testimonials

“Very lively, interactive presentation, well balanced with to the point detailed and scientifically backed-up information. Spot on presentation when it concerns xceptional execution now. Good speaker which can keep the attention of its audience easily focussed for a one and a half hours presentation. ”