Supported by BEC

With Kev House

The Art of Being Brilliant

As part of our Leadership@Lunch series, we were delighted to welcome Kev House on February 25, 2016.

Leadership@Lunch is sponsored by Britain's Energy
Coast who bring their support to leadership and
business growth in Cumbria.

Kev House

We live in a manic society where most people's lives are on permanent fast-forward. The modern workplace is typified by a never ending regime of restructures and budget cuts. Uncertainty prevails. Customer expectations are rising. Legislation is tightening. You are probably going to be audited or inspected one day soon. Outside of work there are family pressures. And society. And the traffic. Oh, and don't forget the weather!

'The Art of Being Brilliant' provided an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern Britain. This workshop used cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. The aim was to share some of the 'secrets' of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that sustain personal 'brilliance'. It was about the 'whole you' and, as such, is applicable in and out of work.

Our team calls it 'the science of the bleedin' obvious' ... yet if it's so obvious, why are so few people doing it?

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About Kev House

In 2006, as an out of control, obese, heavy drinking Type 1 Diabetic, doctors gave Kev the ultimatum — to change or face the consequences. It was time to stop hiding, 'man up' and face the challenge head on.

Kev had tried to change loads of times but had consistently failed. Reluctantly, after a recommendation from a friend, Kev started reading some of that 'airy fairy positivity stuff' and was shocked at the results when he put the ideas into practice!

Some thought Kev (and that included Kev!) had lost his marbles when he announced that he was going to run in the New York City Marathon in Nov 2007. He completed what was a truly life-changing experience.

Kev's never looked back. The benefits are incredible: more energy, improved mood and excellent diabetic control, flourishing professionally, and most importantly for Kev, he can now get into Topman skinny jeans!

Kev is inspiring children and adults through keynote speaking, workshops and one-to-ones to take control and manage their own minds, develop self-awareness, grit and most importantly, self-love!

Kev's history is a case study in positivity, goal-setting and personal responsibility.

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Some Nice Words About Kev...

' Kevin is an outstanding, energetic and talented speaker. He has a natural and unique ability to captivate an audience and really compel them to listen. All delivered with a fantastic sense of humour. I had the great fortune of hearing him speak at the Inspire London conference at Google this month and was blown away. Kevin is on a mission to make people realise they can choose to be happy — positivity is a choice — we can all become great leaders by adopting this philosophy. '
Catherine Peacock, Account Director at CHI & Partners

' ...he adjusted the delivering of his messages to make it relevant to the challenges faced in each area and made it clear to each individual the part they can play... all delivered with punch and energy... we saw a step change in their thinking. He brings a great energy to a room and is lively and assured in his delivery. '
Regional manager BskyB

' ...fantastically engaging, interactive and active! The staff have gleaned a huge amount from your sessions and we will be endeavouring to embed the concepts and tips in future team meetings and in how we work in general... I wonder if it's ever possible to have a service full of 2%ers ... it's certainly an aspiration! '
Kenneth Brown, Leeds Community NHS Healthcare Trust

' ...everyone absolutely loved your session! I had a few of my team there and they all highlighted your session as one of their favourites!! You're a fabulous presenter — very engaging and with a great message to talk about. I'm trying hard to make sure I'm in that 2%! '
Sarah Ellis, Founder: Inspire, London

' I have to admit, it isn't often I come home so energised and motivated after a training day!! Already putting some of your tips into practice!! '
Skipton Schools' conference delegate

' The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive and the session seems to have been just what the doctor ordered. We learnt a lot about how we think and function + how we can take control of how we feel and act, both personally and when leading others. It was an inspirational session and has provided a much needed boost to those who attended. '
Ian Oldershaw, Head of Place Strategy Team, Sheffield Council

' Kevin House managed to combine life experience/humour/psychological theories/fun and the unique ability to engage a room of strangers in his story. The resulting output from this was an exciting revelation of the power of one's mind over every decision we make in our life ... Kevin was engaging and believable which is so important, the team are telling their colleagues, as am I and I cannot thank Kevin enough for delivering such a great team development session. '
Benjamin Foxcroft, Cluster General Manager East London, Premier Inn

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