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Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney Decorated Combat Pilot Turned Fortune 50 Executive

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  • Conversations with the Colonel: Lessons In Life, Leadership And Wisdom
  • Leadership In Challenging Times
  • Pressure Cooker Confidence: How To Deliver Peak Performance When The HEAT Is On

Select Book Titles

  • 2008 Pressure Cooker Confidence: How to LEAD When the HEAT IS ON
  • 2008 Conversations with the Colonel: Lessons in Life, Leadership & Wisdom

Are you looking for a way to encourage your team and teach them how to excel under pressure while achieving exceptional results?

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 communications and the ability to follow directions with exactness
  • Laser beam focus to improve productivity

Kevin Sweeney is the only person to successfully land a KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707 four engine jet, after two of the four engines were ripped completely off the airplane while on a night combat mission in the Gulf War. 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 a change and/or a 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 the organization, so that they can become the teammate their customers, clients, and colleagues covet.

Experience Highlights:

  • Experienced Fortune 50 Executive
  • Combat pilot decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Military leader in combat conditions
  • 1st Team All-Conference collegiate athlete and teammate
  • Well eduacted with two Bachelor's Degrees and an MBA
  • 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 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

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