Kevin Cashman

  • Founder, Chief Executive Institute®
  • Senior Partner of CEO and Executive Development, Korn/Ferry International
  • Bestselling author

Kevin is a best-selling author, global thought leader and CEO Coach, world-class speaker, and pioneer of the ‘grow the whole person to grow the whole leader’ approach to transformative leadership. 

Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Cashman has been involved in coaching and developing thousands of senior executives and senior teams in more than sixty countries. He is recognized as a pioneer in leadership development and executive coaching, focusing on optimizing executive, team, and organizational performance. He was recently named one of the top ten thought leaders by Leadership Excellence magazine.

A frequent keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events, Mr. Cashman is a senior fellow of the Caux Roundtable, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Kevin Cashman
  • Medtronic
  • Pepperdine University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Conference Board
  • Bayer
  • A.T. Kearney
  • UBS
  • Novartis
  • Coaches Training Institute
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Grow as a Person to Grow as a Leader

Kevin Cashman has inspired thousands of leaders in hundreds of groups from around the world on the urgent, pragmatic and value creating ways to “grow as a whole person to grow as a whole leader.” Kevin is recognized as one of the world’s premier experts on the topic of Personal Leadership. If you w ...

Kevin Cashman has inspired thousands of leaders in hundreds of groups from around the world on the urgent, pragmatic and value creating ways to “grow as a whole person to grow as a whole leader.”
Kevin is recognized as one of the world’s premier experts on the topic of Personal Leadership. If you want your group to be inspired and challenged to engage leadership development in new and authentic ways, then Kevin will be a great fit.
Kevin’s sessions are deep, thoughtful, inspiring and provoke the audience to reflect, to gain insight and to take action. He uses stories, research, leadership models and interactive learning to drive home crucial leadership lessons and practice. He is particularly adept at helping leaders to activate strategic transformation through authentic, purpose-driven leadership.

Topics include:

  • Transformative Leadership: Step Back to Lead Forward 
  • Enterprise Leadership: Inspiring Across the Organization and
    Marketplace
  • Activating Strategy through Leadership: Be the Change You
    Wish to Create
  • Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader of Life
  • Has Performance Become Your Purpose or is Purpose
    Driving Your Performance to New Heights
  • Character Driven Leadership
  • Transform Yourself, Transform Your Organization

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Biography

Kevin is a bestselling author, global thought leader and CEO Coach, world-class speaker, and pioneer of the ‘grow the whole person to grow the whole leader’ approach to transformative leadership. He is the founder of LeaderSource Ltd, and the Chief Executive Institute® recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource was acquired by Korn Ferry, where Kevin is now Global Leader of CEO and Executive Development across 130 offices that touch the lives of 100,000+ leaders monthly.

Kevin has advised thousands of CEOs, senior executives and senior teams in more than 80 countries worldwide. He is an accomplished thought leader on CEO Succession, as well as personal, team and organizational transformation. He has written six books including Awakening the Leader Within and Leadership from the Inside Out, named the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and is now used at over 150 universities globally. His other best-seller, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, has been recognized as a Business Book of the Year Finalist by both ForeWord Reviews and CEO-READ.  The 20th Anniversary Third Edition of Leadership from the Inside Out was published in November 2017.

Kevin has written scores of articles on leadership and talent management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, Fast Company, Strategy & Leadership, Directors & Boards Magazine, and is a leadership columnist for Forbes.com and for many years has been named as one of the Top Global Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence and one of the Top Global Executive Coaches by GlobalGurus.org.  Kevin was honored to be the first leadership consultant to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants for his contributions in elevating the talent industry through leadership development.

Mr. Cashman holds a degree in psychology from St. John’s University and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota Executive Education program. He is a former advisory Board Member for HR.com; a Senior Fellow on the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism; and a Board Member for the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Ethical Business Cultures fostering ethical leadership worldwide.