Powerful message delivered in an engaging and inspiring manner. Lt. Col. Sweeney would serve as a key addition to any corporate or community event regardless of the industry or audience he encounters. A true American Hero!
Kevin will show you how to encourage and motivate your team while teaching them how to excel under pressure and achieve exceptional results.
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 how to prepare to excel under pressure and be a decisive leader. His Executive business experience taught him how to become the teammate his customers, clients, and colleagues coveted.
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.
A captivating storyteller and inspirational icon, Kevin shares a wealth of experience about the tools necessary for excelling when the heat is on! He adapts his presentations to match the needs of the audience, and each person will walk away with a renewed hope and increased motivation to be a decisive leader. He teaches audiences how to be the "go-to" person in their organization, so that they can become the teammate their customers, clients, and colleagues covet.
During his presentation, Kevin teaches people how to have:
* Exceptional results when the heat is on
* Confidence and performance under pressure
* Decisive and effective leadership
* Courage to overcome obstacles as they arise
* Cohesive teamwork to utilize the strengths of each person in the group
* Precise communication and the ability to follow directions with exactness
* Laser beam focus to improve productivity
Kevin Sweeney has many in-depth skills as well as a one-of-a-kind unique understanding of the attributes needed to be successful in today's challenging business environment. He has learned to apply his life lessons to any scenario and can relate to every person in the room. His background includes:
* Experienced Fortune 50 Executive
* Combat pilot decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross
* Military leader in combat conditions
* All-conference collegiate athlete and teammate
* Author of two books
* Business school university instructor
* Proud to be a dad and grandpa
Kevin inspires audiences with his unique insights into leadership, teamwork, and how to position yourself to perform under pressure. Many speakers just talk about principles, but Kevin has personally experienced and been through the things that he talks about.
He has been a requested guest on over 450 radio stations in the United States and Canada. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. The story of his combat mission team was featured in Reader's Digest, and the story was also shared on the A&E channel titled "Wings Over the Gulf."
He is also the author of two books:
* Pressure Cooker Confidence: How to Lead When the Heat is On
* Conversations with the Colonel: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Wisdom.
The Colonel's Speech Topics
...Pressure Cooker Confidence - How to Deliver Peak Performance when the Heat is On
Pressure Cooker Confidence enables you to say I can, I will, I expect, and I did it when the pressure is on. The Colonel's flagship presentation built around his dramatic life or death flight. Kevin will position you mentally in the cockpit with him to personally live through his incredible experience and challenge of having the two engines on his left wing come completely off his airplane while on a Desert Storm combat mission. As he introduces the five principles of Performance Under Pressure you will discover why the hard work you do before hand matters more than the work you do when the pressure is on.
What People Have Said About Kevin:
"I consider (Kevin Sweeney's flight) the finest piece of airmanship, to have occurred during the entire Gulf War."
General Charles Horner, the top commander of all Allied Air Forces during the Gulf War
"You told my people exactly what I wanted them to hear...I knew your speech would be good, but your ending was above good!!!"
Jim G., CIO, Convergys