Kevin McCarthy, CSP

I spent 33 months in a federal prison for a crime I didn’t knowingly commit… because I had blind spots. What are your blind spots doing to you?

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Opening keynote

“Always refreshing to hear information that is highly effective to me both personally and professionally. Quality professional development at it’s best." - Debbie, City of Memphis

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Closing keynote

“We all fall prey to blindspots. This material is needed to make us aware of ours because we don’t know what we don’t know." - Sanitra Angram, First Horizon National Bank

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Training Seminars

“Valuable for auditors and anyone in positions of influence and authority.” – Nicki Stewart, Portland General Electric

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The Blindspot Zone

“Everyone loved your story and your sincerity and honesty allows each person to connect to you on many levels." Susan Ross - Fedex

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Kevin McCarthy, CSP

Kevin McCarthy, CSP

Dynamic!    Engaging!    Compelling!    Unique!

2018 CSP Recipient

CSP Designation - Certified Speaking Professional - Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation.

Blind Spots: Why Good People Make Bad Choices

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Book by Kevin McCarthy

A respected business leader, faithful husband and loving father suddenly finds himself in a federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit. As he struggles to understand the complexity of his bad decisions, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed. But it’s not the legal conspiracy of the largest stock fraud in the history of Washington state involving some of the biggest names in sports or the enigmatic FBI - it’s a conspiracy of the mind. It’s a battle with the most nefarious enemy of us all: our own blind spots.

Blind spots are those unconscious biases, implicit associations, memory traps and thinking errors that affect our behavior and decision-making abilities. We all have them. Most of us think we don’t. That’s the conundrum.

In-Demand Keynote  Welcome to the Blind Spot Zone™

Blindspots are the unconscious biases, implicit associations, memory traps and mind tricks that affect our behavior and our decision-making abilities. Visit the BlindSpot Zone website for details on how this innovative program will jump start your next event or take your entire team to new heights in their abilities to make better decisions. This program is available in 45 - 90 minute keynotes. For workshops, see below. Contact me for details.

Seminars: Escape The Blind Spot Zone™

Escape The BlindSpot Zone™ Seminars teaches learners how to quickly identify blind spots and mitigate their adverse affects in decision-making, communications and relationships at work and at home.

Awareness and mastery of our blind spots leads to more ethical choices, fewer interpersonal conflicts, more inclusive workplaces, more effective leadership, better sales and customer service, better hiring decisions and reduced compliance risks.

Escape The BlindSpot Zone™ Seminars are highly interactive with plenty of group and individual exercises. Participants leave with a workbook that they can refer to long after the program is over. Escape The BlindSpot Zone™ Seminars are great programs to follow a “Welcome to the BlindSpot Zone” keynote address. Or, the seminars can be delivered on their own in part or whole as a breakout or concurrent session,  2-3 hour seminar, half-day (3-4 hrs), full day (6-8 hrs) or multi-day event. Contact me for details.

Other programs from The Blind Spot Zone™

Ethical Blind Spots • Leadership Blind Spots • Communication Blind Spots • Teamwork Blind Spots

What People Are Saying About Kevin McCarthy…

Best speaker of the day. Thanks for pointing out just some of my blindspots. Looking forward to the book.

Patty Burks, Fedex

We all fall prey to blindspots. This material is needed to make us aware of ours because we don’t know what we don’t know.

Sanitra Angram

This presentation was great! It allowed me to put into words things I have been feeling throughout my life but just didn’t know how to describe.

Golden Tawzer, City of Rexburg

An engaging and lively presentation that got me thinking about my own biases. Helpful in both my professional and personal lives!

Peter Soelter

Great presentation. Great examples. Content was easy to understand and made total sense. I can apply in my life and work. Great energy of the presenter.

Neena Menta

Thought-provoking! Be prepared to self-analyze. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Monque Hart, Piedmont Natural Gas

Outstanding presentation! Great insights and engagement.

Kevin Ciccotti

Great presentation! Your energy and sense of humor are great! If you capture that in your book it will be awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

Lori Baumgartner

Excellent speaker – stayed engaged in his entire presentation.

Sarah Meyer

Valuable for auditors and anyone in positions of influence and authority.

Nicki Stewart, PGN

Great presentation! It’s amazing how you don’t know that a problem you have is due to a “blindspot”.

Linda McWilliams

Always refreshing to hear information that is highly effective to me both personally and professionally. Quality professional development at its best!

Debbie Banks, City of Memphis

The presentation was extremely informative and entertaining. The knowledge provided is capable of increasing self-awareness.

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Mary Lynn Bickley

Very effective presentation. Stimulated a lot of thoughts about my behavior and how I manage my team.

David Mazzocchi

The seminar is more than thought-provoking and motivational, it leads the participant into soul searching and provides the tools needed to start the journey.

Douglas Smith

Enjoyed using workbook and ready/working along with the presentation. Applies to work and outside work. Improves the whole person. Transformational!

Sheri Le

Garry Senna I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Kevin speak on several occasions. His content has always been inspiring yet practical. Kevin’s command of the stage and willingness to be vulnerable makes it easy to pay attention to him. He brings a fresh perspective on leadership that causes people to be challenged. Kevin is a great storyteller with a relevant message. If you need a captivating speaker, hire Kevin!

Vanessa Rez, Mortgage Loan Officer, Umpqua Bank

Garry Senna I’ve known Kevin for nearly 30 years. I consider him a colleague, friend and leader. He has a story to tell and lessons to share. He brings a fresh perspective to how leaders should think and act. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing and seeing Kevin lead from the platform. He is a seasoned speaking professional who inspires his audiences to make the changes they need to succeed. If you are looking for a change-agent to take yourself, your organization or your event attendees to the next level, I highly recommend Kevin.

Garry Senna, Project Manager / Certified Life Coach

Garry Senna Kevin is both a fellow professional speaker and business leader with whom I’ve worked, and I can say without reservation that there’s a unique opportunity for those who engage him to work with their audience or team. He’s an adept communicator with a practical message that comes from real life experience, a go-giver’s heart, and the leadership chops to earn the respect of everyone in the room.

Roger Courville, Past President, National Speakers Association - Oregon

Garry Senna I have had the opportunity to work for Kevin and with Kevin, and I can say this, he brings the kind of leadership you hope and pray for. If you are looking for a keynote or workshop speaker that will engage your audience and deliver, you need to stop looking and contact Kevin. You won’t be disappointed. The best part is that you know with Kevin that he is going to deliver.

Bob Sears, Director of Business Strategy, Business Oxygen

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