excel under pressure

Learn the value of decisive leadership and how to become the teammate your customers, clients, and colleagues covet.
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Keynote Speaker | Business Executive | Combat Pilot | Author


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.

Keynote Speaker

Business Executive

Combat Pilot

Author


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.

Meet Kevin

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.

What his clients are saying

“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 Goetz
CIO
Convergys

Your  closing keynote  was  a perfect ending to  our user’s conference. It  was the first  time I’ve ever seen a speaker receive two standing ovations! “

Tricia Collum
VP Marketing
Homecare Homebase

“Wonderful job with your keynote…Your story was compelling and on-target with our core goals. You clearly did your homework.”

Jeff Abbott
Senior Vice President
Infor

Kevin’s keynotes

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.

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 heat is on.

Kevin’s flagship presentation is built around his dramatic life and death flight during a night combat mission in Desert Storm when both of the engines on his left wing came completely off the airplane.  Kevin will mentally position you in the cockpit with him to personally live through the incredible experience and challenges he and his team, his aircrew, faced on that flight.

Discover why the hard work you do beforehand matters more than the work you do when the pressure is on. Through his five principles of Pressure Cooker Confidence Kevin will show you how to:

  • Deliver peak performance when the heat is on.
  • Ignore the immaterial and focus on the right thing, at the right time, and in the right order.
  • Become the teammate your customers, clients, and colleagues covet.
  • Lead when the going gets tough. (And trust me, it will get tough).

Conversations With the Colonel

LESSONS IN LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND WISDOM

Put you and your team front and center, up close and personal with Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney where he will discuss with you an authentic, ethical and realistic view of the attributes needed for successful performance under pressure.

In this presentation Lt Colonel Kevin Sweeney will show you how to:

  • Be a leader before you need to lead.
  • Sell yourself as an expert in your field.
  • Demonstrate the value of decisive leadership for your customers, clients, and colleagues.
  • Overcome everyday challenges and make them opportunities for success.

Leadership in Challenging Times

True and effective leadership is not based upon rank or position. True and effective leadership is a critical and earned gift from the people you lead.

In this presentation Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney will show you how to:

  • Identify personal attributes of great leaders.
  • Become the teammate that makes you a great leader.
  • Discover integrity characteristics that great leaders demonstrate.
  • Differentiate between good and great leaders – whether the leader is a C-level Executive or a 4-star-General.

Leadership in Challenging Times is a thought provoking and insightful presentation from someone personally experienced in both military and corporate leadership traits.

Inspire Your Audience

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.