As a CEO, chairman and founder Kevin has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees. One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies. Recognised as one of the outstanding leaders of his generation.
Leading the turnaround of Porsche from close to bankruptcy to market leader saw Kevin Gaskell, at the age of 32, recognised as one of the most capable leaders of his generation. He consolidated that recognition with 4 years as Managing Director of BMW (GB) during which he led the business to record growth and a 500% improvement in profitability.
Since his roles in the automotive sector he has led businesses to massive success in the digital, technology, data, brand marketing, market research, construction, retail, professional services and manufacturing sectors. Such flexibility and adaptability has confirmed his position as an extraordinary and inspirational leader.
A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results - and he has the experiences to prove it. He has led global corporations, start-ups, private equity portfolio companies and organisations large and small to create shareholder value in excess of $3Billion. He has also found the time to walk to both the north and south poles and climb the world’s highest mountains to fund the construction of a cancer treatment unit.
Using an energetic and inclusive style he shares the tools and techniques which have enabled his teams to deliver results which even they considered impossible – until they achieved them. His approach of ‘Inspired Leadership’ at every level in the organisation has been demonstrated to achieve extraordinary success again and again. He shows that leadership is an adaptable and transferable skill and is a key enabler of successful teamwork in any situation. Drawing upon his experience and his ongoing leadership roles in growing companies Kevin shares practical lessons of how individuals in businesses from 7 to 7,000 employees can be inspired to create teamwork which transforms organisations and achieves world class performance.
Kevin Gaskell is a leader who has been there and done it, and then done it again, and again. His speeches provide the inspiration, and share the tools, which enable each member of the audience to return to their role energised and informed and ready to achieve something extraordinary.
"Rated out of 100, Kevin scored at 96 by over 300 delegates which is higher than I have ever seen. There is so much we learned from his experience. My most sincere and personal gratitude for the work he put into our presentation."
"Absolutely mind blowing, motivating and genuinely inspirational man. Truly amazed by what he's gained through a combination of determination, clever thinking and simple common sense. Great guy."
"Inspirational speaker with great content, ideas and humility. If there was a higher score available he would get it. Completely compelling. Never felt so inadequate in my life though!"
"Fantastic! He demonstrated the real key to dealing with your staff. What a genuine guy. He deserves all his success."
"Thought-provoking and inspiring. Captivating and learnt a great deal especially how you must communicate your goal to the team in order to bring them with you on the 'journey'"
"Kevin could come again and again. He was brilliant. Superb, motivating and relevant."
"Exceptional. Wow. Best speaker I have ever listened to… I can apply much that he demonstrated to my own practice."
"Fantastic - more like him please - very inspirational and I would score 10 for Kevin in each category if I could. Brilliant!"
"Totally awesome and inspiring. Amazing ... the perfect leader!!"