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Kevin Carroll

Best-selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

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 Kevin Carroll Biography

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Kevin’s “job” to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals - from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren - to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

With his consulting endeavors, Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as The National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), The National Basketball Association, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, The Discovery Channel, Capital One, and many others.

After serving in the Air Force for ten years and earning his college degree, Kevin became an athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate levels in Philadelphia. His expertise in sport performance recognized by the 76ers organization and led to his job as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995. While at the 76ers, Nike tapped Kevin to bring his unique experiences to the sneaker giant in 1997. Although no job “officially” existed at the time, Kevin was directed to create a position at the company that would add value to the overall mission of the brand. Kevin accepted the challenge and stayed for seven years as “Katalyst” (the ‘K’ is for Kevin) – a creative change agent. At Nike, he was instrumental in helping the company develop a deeper understanding of athletic product performance, team dynamics and interpersonal communication. Kevin left Nike in 2004 to create his own company, Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC, committed to elevating the power of sport and play around the world.

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1862 The Confederates Strike Back

1862 The Confederates Strike Back

Make Your Point!: Speak Clearly And Concisely Anyplace, Anytime

Make Your Point!: Speak Clearly And Concisely Anyplace, Anytime

Think Outside Your Blocks: Breakthrough Thinking Techniques To Help You Solve Problems And Ignite Ideas

Think Outside Your Blocks: Breakthrough Thinking Techniques To Help You Solve Problems And Ignite Ideas

The Red Rubber Ball at Work: Elevate Your Game Through the Hidden Power of Play

The Red Rubber Ball at Work: Elevate Your Game Through the Hidden Power of Play

Dr. Eddie Anderson, Hall of Fame College Football Coach: A Biography

Dr. Eddie Anderson, Hall of Fame College Football Coach: A Biography

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  • [email protected]: Unleashing Growth through Creativity and Innovation

    As children our days were filled with productive play. What was entertaining was also instructive. Games of tag were exercises in planning, teamwork, strategy, design, decision-making, creativity, interpersonal communication and risk-taking. Play was serious business in our youth—and it should be even more serious business in our professional lives if we hope to unleash the creative genius that spurs organizational growth. By cleverly drawing from childhood lessons, Kevin Carroll reveals the relevance of play and how we must continue to tap into those lessons for our future success. An innovator who passionately inspires leaders to create sustainable change in their own organizations, Carroll raises a variety of questions during the session including: * Are you continuing to strengthen the creative genius of your organization? * Do you have the necessary passion and creative endurance to deliver consistent and amazing insight and business ingenuity? * Why should an organization’s business culture embrace the power of play even more so in the 21st century? * How can a business culture that incorporates “purposeful play” impact leadership, employee quality of life, retention and attract new talent?

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  • HOW TO BOOK Kevin Carroll?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Carroll for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Carroll, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Carroll or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kevin Carroll?

    Booking fees for Kevin Carroll, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Carroll, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kevin Carroll?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Carroll for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Carroll for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Carroll or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Carroll or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Kevin Carroll

Best-selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

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Kevin Carroll Biography

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Kevin’s “job” to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals - from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren - to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

With his consulting endeavors, Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as The National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), The National Basketball Association, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, The Discovery Channel, Capital One, and many others.

After serving in the Air Force for ten years and earning his college degree, Kevin became an athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate levels in Philadelphia. His expertise in sport performance recognized by the 76ers organization and led to his job as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995. While at the 76ers, Nike tapped Kevin to bring his unique experiences to the sneaker giant in 1997. Although no job “officially” existed at the time, Kevin was directed to create a position at the company that would add value to the overall mission of the brand. Kevin accepted the challenge and stayed for seven years as “Katalyst” (the ‘K’ is for Kevin) – a creative change agent. At Nike, he was instrumental in helping the company develop a deeper understanding of athletic product performance, team dynamics and interpersonal communication. Kevin left Nike in 2004 to create his own company, Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC, committed to elevating the power of sport and play around the world.

Kevin Carroll Videos

  • Series 2: #5 - Kevin Carroll | Author, Speaker, Change Agent
    Kevin Carroll is an author, speaker and agent of change.
  • Kevin Carroll's Story a Member Spotlight by First Tech Credit Union
    You never know when or how inspiration will strike. Just ask Kevin Carroll, author, speaker and change agent who went from challenges to change with...
  • A resignation from adulthood and pledge to play: Kevin Carroll at TEDxOU

Kevin Carroll Books

Kevin Carroll Speaking Topics

  • [email protected]: Unleashing Growth through Creativity and Innovation

    As children our days were filled with productive play. What was entertaining was also instructive. Games of tag were exercises in planning, teamwork, strategy, design, decision-making, creativity, interpersonal communication and risk-taking. Play was serious business in our youth—and it should be even more serious business in our professional lives if we hope to unleash the creative genius that spurs organizational growth. By cleverly drawing from childhood lessons, Kevin Carroll reveals the relevance of play and how we must continue to tap into those lessons for our future success. An innovator who passionately inspires leaders to create sustainable change in their own organizations, Carroll raises a variety of questions during the session including: * Are you continuing to strengthen the creative genius of your organization? * Do you have the necessary passion and creative endurance to deliver consistent and amazing insight and business ingenuity? * Why should an organization’s business culture embrace the power of play even more so in the 21st century? * How can a business culture that incorporates “purposeful play” impact leadership, employee quality of life, retention and attract new talent?

FAQs on booking Kevin Carroll

  • How to book Kevin Carroll?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Carroll for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Carroll, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Carroll or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Carroll?

    Booking fees for Kevin Carroll, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Carroll, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Carroll?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Carroll for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Carroll for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Carroll or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Carroll or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Carroll is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Carroll for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kevin Carroll generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Tim Sanders, Dr. Robert Cialdini, Mark C. Thompson and Erik Wahl. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Carroll for an upcoming event.

Kevin Carroll Speaker Videos

  • Series 2: #5 - Kevin Carroll | Author, Speaker, Change Agent
    Kevin Carroll is an author, speaker and agent of change.
    Kevin Carroll's Story a Member Spotlight by First Tech Credit Union
    You never know when or how inspiration will strike. Just ask Kevin Carroll, author, speaker and change agent who went from challenges to change with the help of a red rubber ball.
  • A resignation from adulthood and pledge to play: Kevin Carroll at TEDxOU

Kevin Carroll Speaking Topics

  • [email protected]: Unleashing Growth through Creativity and Innovation

    As children our days were filled with productive play. What was entertaining was also instructive. Games of tag were exercises in planning, teamwork, strategy, design, decision-making, creativity, interpersonal communication and risk-taking. Play was serious business in our youth—and it should be even more serious business in our professional lives if we hope to unleash the creative genius that spurs organizational growth. By cleverly drawing from childhood lessons, Kevin Carroll reveals the relevance of play and how we must continue to tap into those lessons for our future success. An innovator who passionately inspires leaders to create sustainable change in their own organizations, Carroll raises a variety of questions during the session including: * Are you continuing to strengthen the creative genius of your organization? * Do you have the necessary passion and creative endurance to deliver consistent and amazing insight and business ingenuity? * Why should an organization’s business culture embrace the power of play even more so in the 21st century? * How can a business culture that incorporates “purposeful play” impact leadership, employee quality of life, retention and attract new talent?

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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