Dr. Kevin Freiberg

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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Kevin’s Bio

Best Selling Author, Thought Leader and Professional Speaker
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Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 27 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the world’s most innovative companies. He has successfully turned those profiles into roadmaps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.

Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Incredible Energy. Are a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Kevin Freiberg to be their featured speaker. Dr. Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

Kevin is the co-author of his latest book DO SOMETHING NOW!  DSN Three simple letters. Three simple words that could change your organization—change your life. The most limited resource in organizations right now is not money or talent or ideas or power; it’s people who DO, people who add value and get things done. This book will inspire Dreamers to become Doers. Everyone wants to add value and this book shows you how.

NANOVATION: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big. In his international best seller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, Dr. Freiberg uncovered the strategies that created the greatest success story in the history of commercial aviation. In NANOVATION, he takes you behind the scenes and shows you how, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the people of Tata Motors created one of the greatest innovations in the auto industry since the Model-T. The Nano, dubbed The People’s Car, is not only a 1 Lakh ($2500 USD) phenomenon that has taken the world by storm; it is a road map for sustained growth and long-term business success.

Kevin and his wife, Jackie, are also the authors of BOOM! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual! and GUTS! Companies that Blow the Doors Off Business-As-Usual.

Thought Leader…

Recently named one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine, Dr. Freiberg is among the most influential voices on the speaking circuit today.

Dr. Freiberg has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, innovation and exceptional customer loyalty. He has also appeared on the television series Lessons in Excellence for CNBC India. His articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, India’s Economic Times, India’s Business Standard, India’s Financial Times, and Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai.

Executive Coach…

Dr. Freiberg has a global practice working with firms in Southeast Asia, Europe, Japan, India, the Middle East, Central and South America, as well as companies throughout the United States and Canada.
Kevin helps business leaders better understand the impact of their choices, attitudes and behaviors on employee engagement, corporate culture, innovation, customer devotion and organizational performance. He has challenged corporate leaders all over the world to question the unquestionable, jettison the “incumbent” mentality, look beyond customer imagination for the next big thing and build companies that are hungry for change.


Before becoming a full-time speaker and consultant, Kevin taught for eight years at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University, where he met his wife, Jackie. He received his bachelors’ in English literature and masters’ degree in speech communication from San Diego State; he earned his doctorate in leadership at the University of San Diego.

Partial Client List:

Dr. Freiberg has worked with some of the most admired companies in the world including: AGCO, Wilbur Ellis, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, ICICI Bank, Kraft, Agribank, JR Simplot, Credit Union National Association, Humana, Elanco, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, Busch Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Choice Hotels International, Infosys, Ernst & Young, Merck, KPMG, Intel Corporation, ConocoPhillips, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball General Managers, Sony, Tata Group, Maruti Suzuki, LTD, USAA, Allstate Insurance, Southwest Airlines, Sherwin-Williams, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Department of Interior, Clear Channel, Cox Communications, Georgia Power, Duke Solutions, Southern California Edison, Century 21, Remax, Eli Lilly, Frito Lay, Arrow Electronics, Tandus Carpet, Far West Equipment Dealers Association, Sprint, AT&T, and Kuwait and Gulf Link Transportation Company.

Client Testimonials:

Home-run! Let’s put him on the payroll. World Champion San Francisco Giants

Kevin, you were a huge hit! In fact your presentation was so powerful and by far the best external speaker we have brought in to date. Several of the subsequent speakers referred back to the key points you made. Thank you for your partnership, shared experiences, and we look forward to continuing our relationship. Vail Resorts

Kevin’s message was extremely relevant and he even used our words—people were amazed how he could talk directly to us vs. the usual canned talks. ConocoPhillips

It’s often a difficult task to have such a diverse group of global thinkers agree on something, but, Kevin, you achieved the impossible! I compliment you on the extensive preparation and outstanding job that you did despite having an outsider’s view to this industry. Infosys

Kevin was wonderful! He truly fired everyone up to catalyze change. AARP

Kevin was amazing, we have already planned two more events to bring him back!  MGM Resorts International

Kevin, your message was by far the most important message delivered at our recent conference by a keynote speaker. You truly deserved a thunderous standing ovation. Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for the work that you do. McKeon Financial

Kevin made the effort to really understand our business and the challenges we are facing. Everybody left with the feeling that the presentation was really targeted to them. Microsoft

Kevin was terrific. He electrified the crowd with his presentation. I believe the biggest message was YOU can make a difference no matter who you are. You have a choice, its all about the attitude you bring everyday. Kraft Foods

Bachelors degree in English Literature, San Diego State University
Masters degree in Organizational Communication, San Diego State University
Doctoral degree in Leadership, University of San Diego
Professor, Business School and Communication Studies departments, University of San Diego
Board member, Ken Blanchard College of Business, Grand Canyon University

Married to Jackie 27 years
Children: Taylor-Grace (24), Aubrey Hope (21) and Dylan (14)
Officemate: Romeo (Golden Retriever)
Avid snow skier, runner and P90X participant

Good News to the Poor; a global movement dedicated to living out the principles of servant leadership
Voices for Children, an organization that defends foster children in the courts
Monarch High School, a first-of-its-kind high school for homeless children

NUTS! San Diego Best Business Book Award
NUTS! Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best Business Book of the Year
NUTS! Booz-Allen/ Financial Times Top Five Global Business Book Award

Husband, Father, Activist

The Freibergs live in San Diego with their three active children: Taylor-Grace, Aubrey Hope, and Dylan. They are active supporters of Good News to the Poor, a global movement dedicated to living out the principles of servant leadership, Voices for Children, an organization that defends foster children in the courts, and of Monarch High School, a first-of-its-kind high school for homeless children in San Diego.

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