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 25 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.
Kevin is the co-author of his latest book 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.
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.
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.
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-king high school for homeless children in San Diego.