Real. Simple. Take another look.
If there’s anything upon which I pride myself when it comes to speaking, it would be these two things:
1. People consistently tell me I’m “real.”
2. I seem to have a knack for helping people see things from a slightly different perspective; things that are so fundamentally simple that we most often miss them because we’re so used to looking for something else.
I appreciate when people say I’m “real.” I even named one of my podcasts (Be Real Do Better – The Small Business Marketing Show) with that word, because I view “REAL” as an acronym for Resourceful, Effective, Authentic, Leaders.
To me, that basically means:
– Take another look at what’s already around and within you, and work with what you have (resourceful).
– Think productivity & positive impact (effectiveness) rather than just being busy (efficiency).
– Be yourself. Use your own voice (authentic).
– Take responsibility for yourself. Run your own race (Leader).
As for seeing things from a different perspective, I think we all need that. We all get so caught up in our own day-to-day activities & industries (“stuck in our story”) that we forget how fundamentally simple the solutions can be for what seem like a rather complex problems.
Then again, simple and easy are not necessarily the same things.
That’s where I feel I can probably help.
Most Popular Keynote Programs:
How To Choose In the Face Of Change
How much might you and your team benefit from:
– A more consistently positive, resourceful mindset
– Improved decision-making ability
– Increased focus, effectiveness & productivity
– Reduction in workplace worry, fear & anxiety
The solution is simple. It’s sitting right in front of you.
Let’s take another look …
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Marketing Messaging That Stands Out, Connects & Grows Small Business
If you feel you could be getting more out of your marketing & advertising, you’re probably right.
Here’s why …
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Leading, Living & Working With Effective Intention
Good leaders ask themselves one question, in multiple forms, over and over again.
They also accept one very simple, but powerful, truth.
Great leaders empower others to do the same.
Once that happens, anything is possible.
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Want to work with somebody who “gets it?” I take pride in the fact that inviting me to your event is like having having your own human “Swiss Army Knife” on hand.
I worked in event management for more than a decade, so I understand the stress of planning and producing events. I want to help make you look good in any way I can.
As a former broadcaster, event announcer and current podcast host, I’ve hosted (MC’d) more events than I can remember and am proud of being a skilled, empathetic and inquisitive interviewer. So if in addition to a speaker and coach you need a hand with MC work, a moderator or someone to host – or participate in – a panel Q&A, I am only too happy to jump in, whether it’s planned or in a pinch.
Meantime, the keynote and workshop/coaching topics I speak to most often are outlined below. If you’re looking for someone who works harder to truly connect with your audience, I won’t let you down.
Please email me with any questions or call anytime: 226-884-7129.
What People Are Saying About Kevin On Stage & At Their Events
“Kevin’s special appearance with our clients was completely emotionally empowering! His story resonated with everyone in the room as he walked us through his personal experience. The level of engagement and discussion after the session could have lasted for hours but lasting impact is still be discussed today. I cannot wait to work with Kevin again and hopefully have him join us for another session real soon.”
– Paul Campbell, WIL Employment Services
“I think my exact words were, ‘I feel like I could lift a building right now,’ because I was just so empowered by your presentation … It blew me out of the water. It was what I was expecting and then some and more after that. It was really, really impressive. This is how we wanted to end the conference, leaving people feeling good, feeling empowered, walking away with a sense of, ‘Life may have handed me a couple curve balls, but I can make a change and I can make the most out of my situation.’”
– Stephanie McGill, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of London & Region
“Informative, easy to understand, dependable, reasonable, funny … all words to describe Kevin Bulmer during his presentation on marketing at the Ontario Association of Food Banks Conference in Sarnia.
Food banks are multi- service, social service non profit organizations offering a multitude of services and programs. How to market this is a challenge. Not only did Kevin understand, he sympathized with the attendees! Kevin offered helpful, insightful examples of each food bank’s current website and social media usage. Wow! He did his homework!
The hour session was not long enough for all the questions and queries, and Kevin stayed afterwards to chat and discuss with many of the attendees.
Kevin is an authentic, sincere gentleman who wants to help everyone. He embraces opportunity and serves those in his path.”
– Adelle Richards, Operations Manager at the Inn of The Good Shepherd | Ontario Association of Food Banks Annual Conference
“I will never tire of hearing Kevin speak, he captivates the audience and tonight was perfect.”
– Janet Benedict, Founder of The Canadian Networker, Hostess of MoMonday Kitchener-Waterloo
“I heard Kevin Bulmer at an Ottawa event and you could hear a pin drop during his opener, laughs from the other room during his stories and throats swallowing at his authenticity. You will love him! I do!”
– Tracy Schmitt, Author, Speaker, Humanitarian
“Kevin, I think, is an emerging North American speaking star for a number of reasons, not the least of which, his subject that he covers, this idea of how to rise like a phoenix and race like a turtle, is such an interesting metaphor with so many applications to business and life and what we all go through.
I really admire the way Kevin takes his message, connects it with audiences. I’ve seen him do this and he’s got such a personal and such a profound human style to him where you really feel he’s only talking to you. And his whole message about rising like a phoenix, racing like a turtle centres on timeless universal themes that I think we can all relate to in all parts of our careers, our livelihoods, our communities; this idea of when you got knocked down, how do you get back up? And also racing like a turtle; how do you do things and sustain greatness over the long haul?
So, if you’re looking for a speaker to really connect with your audience in a real personal way for your next event, look no further: Kevin Bulmer.”
– Gair Maxwell
International Speaker & Author, TEC Canada’s “Speaker of the Year” (2012)
“He was great! I loved his natural conversational style and fresh ideas to living life well! Everyone was engaged in the conversation!”
– Michel Neray, Co-Author of “The Great Crossover” and Founder of MoMondays
“We had such a positive feedback about your talk. It was an eye opener for us with regards to the challenges our club is facing right now. We need more speakers like you; you are on point and you have significantly touched the topic our members need to hear.”
– Dr. Grace Carbilledo, President of Rotary Woodstock-Oxford
“You did a great job with your presentation. Everyone was impressed and I had many good comments from what you shared. Well Done!”
– Doug Vincent, Rotary International, United Nations Representative (Zone 24) & RCMP Federal Police Advisor
“It was both inspirational, and at the same time, informative. Watching the audience has always been something that I do whenever there are entertainers around because then I see what kind of energy is going back and forth, and as I was in a position here as Chair of the meeting today, to look out and see all my Rotarian friends, they were all riveted. Every one of them were giving you full attention and some of them were even making notes. And you could tell that some were either underscoring what they feel about life or discovering some things even at this late stage in their lives that they need to know. So it was a riveting presentation.”
– Jim Swan, President-Elect, Rotary of London
“It was great! There were a lot of really good comments on the evaluation. People really liked it. You (Kevin) got to people today. I would recommend (Kevin) highly.”
– Mary Lynne Stewart – Director of Fund Development & Communications,
March of Dimes Canada ( “Opening Doors for Accessibility” Event)
“The speech was amazing. Kevin did such a great job. He interacted with the crowd and … made it very personal. I was very impressed. It actually almost had me in tears a few times. Really, compared to the rest of the speeches that were going on today, yours (Kevin’s) was the most relatable and the one that people reacted the most to. It was great. Overall, the feedback has been very positive. People came up and talked to me afterward about how good it was, and that’s what I thought too.”
– Mike Mulligan – Owner/Founder of Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre (“Opening Doors for Accessibility” Event)
“Kevin, your Rise Like a Phoenix, Race Like a Turtle talk touched my heart several times, and even brought tears to my eyes. What you said was delivered so professionally and flawlessly, that my attention was riveted on you the whole time. Your message is a valuable one that everyone needs to hear, take to heart, and act upon. Thank you!”
– Sheila Stevenson, Certified Trauma Relief Coach
“Kevin recently delivered an outstanding story/performance at MoMondays London. Not only is Kevin eloquent, he is an extremely gifted songwriter and wordsmith. He executes and delivers his story in a way that captivates his audience and has them listening to every word. We were honoured to have Kevin commence our evening of speakers! The audience gave him rave reviews and we would be honoured to have him return anytime. Thank you Kevin for your ROCK STAR performance and delivery!”
– Melissa Schenk, CEO of MS2 Productions, Keynote Speaker & co-host of MoMondays London
“Kevin’s stage presence, confidence, passion and authentic energy is powerful. He amplifies his inspiring story by living the message he shares.”
– Michael Doyle, Speaker, Coach, Author of “At The Helm” & co-host of MoMondays London
“I am so impressed with Kevin’s great talent and passion for speaking. He truly engages and energizes his audience through the genuine telling of his own life experiences. His authenticity and heartfelt stories give a fresh perspective on living a life of happiness, gratitude, purpose, and a commitment to continual inner growth. Through his powerful yet humble demeanor and real life accounts of his own personal journey, he intrigues us, motivates us, inspires us and engages us in challenging our self-imposed barriers to fulfilling our own potential.”
– Melissa Whaling, Fund Development Coordinator, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
“Hi Kevin, Your talk was very inspiring and I’m sure everyone in the room identified with you as they recalled past and present similar challenges of life.
Stuart McLean passed away this week and when I heard that, I immediately thought of your talk the other night. Stuart had the ability to totally captivate everyone with a story and a message at the end. He left us too soon. You have that same talent and ability and you should pursue it aggressively.”
– Bill Fellner, The Millhouse / Arva Flour Mill
“His warm personality and professionalism allowed me as the organizer to relax and enjoy the evening. I loved working with him and look forward to having him host our next event!“
– Donna Thomson, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of London & Region
“What a joy it is to work with Kevin! He took the time to get to know us, to chat with us and hear our stories so that he could confidently speak about us and accurately relay our message. He exceeded our expectations and we look forward to working with him again!”
– Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing Team, “Boob Tour” Comedy Night Fundraiser
“We were thrilled to have Kevin as host of Rock for Dimes London. He kept the night moving, and the crowd lively and entertained. He also used his network and social media accounts to help us promote the fundraiser, which was so appreciated. We would love to have him back, and would recommend him to anybody looking for a great Master of Ceremonies!”
– Mary Lynne Stewart – Director of Fund Development & Communications,
March of Dimes Canada
“As you do so often on the radio for various groups, you became a crusader for the cause and made it your own. It is a delight to have a radio personality who does not just read the script.”
– Organization for Literacy in Lambton