Leading ordinary people to extraordinary success
Dealing with the digital challenge
Preparing for change, overcoming fear
Leading in times of turbulence – and enjoying it!
Building a world class brand
Customer service – no alternative to world class
An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch. A corporate trailblazer, serial entrepreneur and world class team builder recognised as one of the most outstanding leaders of his generation.
As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor 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. He believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results - and he has the experiences to prove it. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies. His firmly delivered belief its that success begins and ends with the people and the engagement and inspiration of every member of the organisation.
Over a number of years Kevin has set the business world alight with success after success. His fintech business Traderoot Technology was nominated as ecommerce business of the year; Achilles won the Sunday Times award for the best private equity investment of the year; ITS Technology reached the final of the World Communication Awards; Market Research platform Delvv.io won the EMEA Innovation Award; he integrated 31 companies to create EurotaxGlass’s, the world’s largest automotive data company, and his landscape gardening business has just been recognised as APL Supreme Champion. He is a man who demonstrates that the principles of outstanding leadership are transferable across business sectors.
It was leading the turnaround of Porsche from close to bankruptcy to market leader that 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 $5billion. 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. As a leader who has led established businesses and founded technology startups which have grown to global scale he is able to demonstrate the competitive opportunities from both sides of the divide.
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.
And if the audience need an energiser they could always ask Kevin to play his guitar - in his spare time he plays in a rock band!
"I find it hard to find suitable superlatives to describe just how interesting the content was and even more difficult to describe the passion and sincerity of the delivery. It was an enormous pleasure to meet one of the best managers that the automotive industry has seen, certainly in my generation. Your drive and enthusiasm is infectious and I know that you will be a huge success in motivating audiences and building more companies."
"Thank you for the inspirational speech you delivered to open our Google Think! event last week. Your on-stage presence and natural charisma shone through. This coupled with the strength of your content and the clarity of your messages raised the quality of our event from the outset. You injected gravitas, humour and credibility. You played a key role in opening the minds of the audience and getting them to 'Think'! The overall success of the day was in no small part thanks to you. I hope that you would consider speaking again on our behalf at a future opportunity."
"My audience were completely in awe of your presentation! Your delivery is quite unique in that you relate so comfortably with the audience and you have 'truly lived' every moment of each experience. I have heard many speakers who have presented about their experiences but have lacked your ability to matriculate from your heart."
"Thank you for making our leadership conference so special. Your audience reviews were sky high! You are world-class, yet humble, and you make people feel as though anyone can achieve what they set their minds out to be. What a gift! Thank you."